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4 bedroom country house for sale

Ampthill Road, Campton, Shefford, Bedfordshire

Sold STC £475,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Magnificent stone-built Victorian lodge house
  • Stunning example of Victorian/Gothic architecture
  • Approaching 1800sqft of family-sized accommodation
  • Four double bedrooms with a master en suite
  • Two charming reception rooms with open fires
  • Characterful features remaining throughout
  • Significant potential for further improvement and reconfiguration
  • Situated on a half-acre plot with a lovely mature garden
  • Located on the edge of the pretty Campton Plantation
  • Offered to the market with no upper chain complications

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Satchells is proud to present to the market an unprecedented opportunity to acquire a true piece of Bedfordshire history. East Lodge is an outstanding example of Victorian architecture, built in 1866 by the 6th Baronet Sir George Robert Osborn for his butler on the site of the 800 year old entrance to Chicksands Priory. Now a Grade II-listed structure, the lodge is a prominent local landmark and recognised by many for its architectural and historical importance.

Property ref: 121_1017_4016278

Inner Hall: 
Abt. 17' 6" x 7' 8" (5.33m x 2.34m) Anglian secondary glazed leaded light window to side aspect with soundproofing tiles and privacy blinds. Door to rear garden. Vaulted ceiling. Wood panelling.

Kitchen: 
Abt. 14' 8" x 12' 10" (4.47m x 3.91m) Crittal Anglian secondary glazed window to side aspect with soundproofing tiles and privacy blinds. French doors to rear garden. Fitted kitchen with a range of wall and base units with worksurfaces over. One and a half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer. Double electric oven and hob with extractor fan over. Tiled splashbacks. Radiator. Integral refrigerator and dishwasher. Large plumbed-in American-style fridge/freezer.

Downstairs Cloakroom/Utility: 
Abt. 13' 5" x 5' 9" (4.09m x 1.75m) Crittal Anglian secondary glazed window to side and rear aspects with soundproofing tiles and privacy blinds. Low level wc and wash hand basin. Tiled splashback. Vaulted ceiling. Boiler. Washing machine and tumble dryer. Door to garden.

Entrance Hall: 
Abt. 17' 5" x 13' 5" (5.31m x 4.09m) Hardwood front door. Anglian secondary glazed leaded light window to side aspect with soundproofing tiles and privacy blinds. Understairs cupboard. Laminate flooring. Feature fireplace.

Living Room: 
Abt. 17' 11" x 12' 8" (5.46m x 3.86m) Crittal Anglian secondary glazed windows to front, side and rear aspects with soundproofing tiles and privacy blinds. Double doors to hall. Open fireplace with a stone chimney breast. Carpet to floor. Coving and ceiling rose. Wall lights. Two radiators.

Sitting Room: 
Abt. 12' 6" x 12' 5" (3.81m x 3.78m) Anglian secondary glazed leaded light bay window to front aspect with soundproofing tiles and privacy blinds. Open fireplace. Built in storage. Radiator. Carpet to floor.

Landing: 
Stairs from entrance hall. Loft access. Doors to all first floor accommodation.

Front Garden: 
Large gravel sweeping driveway providing ample off-road parking. Mature trees and shrubs. Grade II-listed stone walls.

Rear Garden: 
Half-an-acre large landscaped rear garden. Laid to lawn. Enclosed by timber fencing. Pond and raised beds.

Outbuilding: 
Several timber sheds. Brick-built store. Greenhouse.

Agents Note: 
Draft particulars yet to be approved by the vendor and may be subject to change.

EPC: 
The EPC rating for this property is G. A full copy of the EPC is available on request in a PDF email format or can be viewed in our offices.

Bedroom Four: 
Abt. 12' x 11' 5" (3.66m x 3.48m) Anglian secondary glazed leaded light window to side aspect with soundproofing tiles and privacy blinds. Views over fields. Feature open fire with spivot. Radiator.

Family Bathroom: 
Abt. 8' x 5' 10" (2.44m x 1.78m) Wooden framed double glazed velux window to side. Suite comprising low level wc, wash hand basin and bath with mixer taps and shower over. Part tiled walls. Radiator.

Master Bedroom: 
Abt. 14' 8" x 12' 2" (4.47m x 3.71m) Crittal Anglian secondary glazed window to side aspect with soundproofing tiles and privacy blinds. Built-in wardrobes. Wall lights. Radiator. Door to en-suite.

En-Suite: 
Abt. 9' 4" x 5' 7" (2.84m x 1.70m) Wooden framed double window velux to side. Suite comprising low level wc, wash hand basin inset into vanity unit and shower cubicle. Part tiled walls. Shaver point. Radiator. Storage cupboard.

Bedroom Two: 
Abt. 12' 11" x 11' 8" (3.94m x 3.56m) Crittal Anglian secondary glazed window to rear aspect with soundproofing tiles and privacy blinds. Storage cupboard. Radiator. Loft access.

Bedroom Three: 
Abt. 12' 7" x 11' 6" (3.84m x 3.51m) Anglian secondary glazed leaded light window to front aspect with soundproofing tiles and privacy blinds. Built-in wardrobes. Airing cupboard. Radiator.

In General: 
Ashlar-faced and with mullioned windows, the stone-built building is a rarity in the local area with only a handful of similar properties still in existence. Accessed via a sweeping entrance enclosed by Grade II-listed stone walls, the property sits on a generous plot thought to be approximately 1/2 acre in size. Extended in 1984, in keeping with the original build, the house now offers living accommodation in excess of 1765sqft comprising a large entrance hall accessed via a hardwood arched door and with an original open fireplace, a living room with exposed stone chimney breast and open fire, a bay-fronted South-facing sitting room with open fire, a wood-panelled inner hall leading to the fitted kitchen, a well-proportioned downstairs cloak and utility room, four double bedrooms, each with views over the surrounding fields and woodland and with an en suite shower room to the master and a well-appointed family bathroom.
Externally, East Lodge boasts a stunning...

Entrance Porch: 
Decorative oak and tile storm porch.

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30 December 2015

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