4 bedroom detached house for saleBIGGLESWADE, Bedfordshire
Sold STC £635,000
- Extended Period Home
- Kitchen Breakfast Room
- Refitted Family Bathroom
- Annexe Potential
- Short Walk to Town Centre
- Enclosed Garden
- No Upward Chain
- Close to Mainline Station
Full descriptionLocated a short walk from the town centre and train station this extended period home is located down a private gated drive. The original home has been extended to include a stunning living room open to an orangery and dining room. There are two further reception rooms, a study and a kitchen breakfast room. Upstairs the four bedrooms are served by an en suite and large refitted family bathroom. The garden is enclosed and offers a high degree of privacy. To the front there is a barn and garage which could be converted into additional accommodation or an annexe.
Stepping into this amazing, spacious family home, there is an immediate atmosphere of graciousness, quiet calm and tranquillity and yet it is set in the heart of the bustling, market town of Biggleswade. Once a basket weavers cottage, parts of the property date back over two hundred years and it was further extended one hundred years ago. For the past twenty three years it has been the home of Graham and Jo-anne who have ensured that the original charm and character of the house are very much in evidence.
The town offers an outstanding variety of amenities, teamed with a comprehensive choice of education opportunities, whilst sport and leisure facilities are easily accessed, as are bars and restaurants. Access to main trunk roads is close by and, within walking distance, is the main line station which offers a service into Kings Cross of less than thirty minutes. The historic and beautiful city of Cambridge is also within easy reach and the headquarters of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is close by.
We just fell in love with the house immediately we stepped over the threshold. It was in quite a sorry state at the time, but its potential was obvious. We completely gutted the house and added a large extension whilst, at the same time, paying deep respect to its history and charm, with many of its artefacts melding perfectly into the style of the house we have created. Our children were born here and our home has proved to be perfect as they have progressed through the years. A convenient venue for their friends to gather, whilst, also enabling them to have freedom for individual social activities in the town.
There is a lovely flow to the house ending up in our bright, sunny, main reception room which is part of our extension. Its large doors open out into the garden and it is certainly a room in which to switch off after a busy day.
Being enclosed in our walled garden, when enjoying time outside, it is so peaceful and quiet, and difficult not to think that we are sitting in the middle of rural countryside. But then, just outside, we benefit from the convenience of easy access into the town.
We enjoy sharing our house with friends and family, whatever the occasion, and our dining room lends itself for such occasions and we can easily seat twelve guests to dine.
It will be an emotional day when we say farewell to this amazing family home which has given us all an outstanding quality of life whilst living here.
Porch with courtesy light. Solid wood door to:
Entrance Hall/Study - 4.11m x 3.18m (13'6" x 10'5") - Windows to front aspect. Exposed beam to ceiling. Tiled floor and skirting. Door to laundry/cloaks cupboard - Fully tiled with space for washing machine and tumble dryer and slit window to rear aspect.
Snug - 3.58m x 3.18m (11'9" x 10'5") - Bay window to front aspect. Tiled floor and skirting boards. Fireplace recess. Radiator.
Kitchen Breakfast Room - 6.48m x 3.86m (21'3" x 12'8") - Two windows and part glazed stable door to rear. Base and wall mounted units with complementary work surfaces. Two one and a half bowl sinks with drainer and swan neck mixer taps. Plate rack/display shelves. Under pelmet lighting. Space for American fridge freezer, wine cooler and dishwasher. Five ring gas hob and double oven/grill. Cupboard housing gas fired boiler. Part vaulted ceiling. Tiled floor. Two radiators.
Inner Hall - Door to stairs leading to cellar. Stairs to first floor landing.
Cellar - 5.31m x 4.27m (17'5" x 14'0") - Wall mounted gas fired boiler. Vent to ground level.
Dining Room - 4.29m x 4.29m (14'1" x 14'1") - French doors with glazed side panels to rear aspect. Fireplace recess.
Lounge - 8.59m x 4.47m (28'2" x 14'8") - Window to side aspect. Open to glazed area with windows to side and rear aspects, French doors to side aspect and pitched polycarbonate roof. Recessed ceiling lights. Marble tiled floor with central carpet. Two radiators.
Cloakroom - Two piece suite comprising low level WC and corner pedestal hand wash basin. Tiled floor and half tiled walls. Sun well. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor fan. Radiator.
Study - 3.10m x 2.95m (10'2" x 9'8") - Two light wells. Telephone point. Radiator.
Landing - Door to linen cupboard housing hot water tank. Hatch to loft space.
Master Bedroom - 4.88m max x 3.51m (16'0" max x 11'6") - Window to rear elevation. Radiator.
En Suite - Three piece suite comprising low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin and corner shower. Fully tiled. Heated towel rail. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor fan.
Bedroom Two - 4.37m x 4.32m (14'4" x 14'2") - Window to rear elevation with window seat under. Picture rail. Radiator.
Family Bathroom - Windows to front and side elevations. Refitted with contemporary four piece suite comprising double ended bath with pillar mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, low level WC with concealed cistern, walk in shower with glass screen and overhead and hand held shower attachments, twin square hand wash basins with pillar mixer taps and large vanity unit under. Recessed ceiling lights. Heated towel rail. Tiled floor with underfloor heating. Part tiling to walls. Extractor fan.
Bedroom Three - 3.71m x 3.33m (12'2" x 10'11") - Window to front elevation. Feature cast iron fire basket. Dado rail. Radiator.
Bedroom Four - 4.09m x 3.23m (13'5" x 10'7") - Window to front elevation. Hatch to loft space. Radiator.
Outside - Wrought iron gate leading to gravel drive offering parking. Mature shrubs. The rear garden is very secluded and enclosed and is laid mainly to lawn with mature shrubs and trees. There is a large patio area and outside lighting. Garden shed with power connected. The drive offers access to:
Brick Built Barn - Window to front aspect. Ladder stairs to first floor. Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Power and light connected.
First Floor - 8.36m x 3.45m (27'5" x 11'4") - Window to side elevation and two windows to front elevation.
Garage - 4.37m x 2.62m (14'4" x 8'7") - Double timber doors. Window to side aspect. Power and light connected.
Agents Notes - Conservation Area.
Approx: 200 years old with extensions
Council Tax Band: E
Central Bedfordshire Council
Gas fired radiator central heating (two boilers)
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