5 bedroom link detached house for saleBIGGLESWADE, Bedfordshire
- Renovated and Extended Period Home
- Countryside Views
- Five Bedrooms
- Three Reception Rooms
- Large Plot with Mature Gardens
- Large Barn Approaching 1000 Sq Ft
- Detached Converted Office
- Not Listed
- Excellent Commute to London
A renovated and extended five-bedroom period property on a good-sized plot with open country views. Two large outbuildings include a detached office and store room, plus a large barn with large double doors. Situated in a quiet location, with easy access to local amenities, road and rail links.
Brooklands Farm Cottage is a beautiful family home that is situated in a quite enclave on the rural fringes of Biggleswade. The house was part of an old farm property, but in the years before we purchased it, it had been altered from its original state a number of times, says the owner. For a time it lay derelict before being split into four separate properties and renovated in the 80s. We purchased the house in 1997, by which time it was again in need of a full renovation. I think what really attracted us was the fact that it was a large house with lots of potential and within the grounds there were various outbuildings that could accommodate a workshop, an office and lots of storage.
In terms of the renovation, we did it room by room, gradually working our way through the entire house. We also extended the front of the property, which gave us a lovely big dining room and a reading room. Its now a really beautiful family home with light and generously proportioned rooms that have been given a traditional look and feel, very in keeping with the style of the property as a whole.
The large garden is wonderfully secluded and extremely safe and secure for children, says the owner. It incorporates large patios to both the front and back of the house, a large area of lawn with fruit trees dotted here and there, as well as a large vegetable plot. During the summer in particular our days are spent outside either relaxing or entertaining friends and family; its the ideal family home in that sense.
Our favourite part of the house is probably the huge living room, says the owner. Its spacious enough to accommodate a good number of people, so a great room for entertaining, but with the log burner roaring away it has a really cosy atmosphere.
We have everything we could possibly want or need close at hand and the transport links are very good, says the owner, but our immediate surroundings are really quite stunning. The property is surrounded by fields so the views are fantastic and ever changing.
Within the grounds we have a very large barn in which weve had a mezzanine level built, says the owner. I currently use it as a workshop, but with the correct planning consents in place its a building that, in my mind, has great potential to be developed.
The location is both beautiful and convenient, says the owner, but it will be the house itself that Ill miss the most. Theres just something about it that makes it a real pleasure to come back to at the end of the day.
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Porch - 2.20m x 2.50m (7'2" x 8'2") - Window to side aspect. Built in bench. Tiled floor.
Entrance Hall - Solid oak floor. Bank of three doors to storage closets.
Snug - 2.76m x 5.66m (9'0" x 18'6") - Two windows to front aspect. Two Velux windows. Solid oak floor. Built in bookshelves. Window and French doors to sitting room.
Sitting Room - 5.98m x 6.20m (19'7" x 20'4") - Two windows to side aspect. French doors to rear aspect. Brick fireplace with inset wood burning stove. Three radiators.
Cloakroom - Frosted window to side aspect. Tiled floor. Full height wall tiles. Two piece suite comprising a low level WC and wall mounted vanity unit with inset hand wash basin. Heated towel rail.
Utility Room - Window and stable door to rear. Wall mounted units with complementary work surface. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Tiled floor. Full height wall tiles.
Kitchen Breakfast Room - 6.59m x 3.87m (21'7" x 12'8") - Window to rear aspect. Fitted with a range of cream base and wall mounted units. Tiled splashbacks and under pelmet lighting. Space for dishwasher. Rangemaster cooker with extractor fan over. Inset one and half bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Movable island with hardwood work surface. Pantry cupboards. Radiator. Tiled floor.
Dining Room - 3.73m x 2.73m (12'2" x 8'11") - French doors to front aspect, two Velux windows. Two windows to front and two to side aspects. Solid oak floor. Radiator.
Master Bedroom - 6.00m x 6.25m (19'8" x 20'6") - Two windows to side elevation. One window to rear and one to front elevation. Pine floor. Two radiators.
Ensuite - Frosted window to master bedroom. Three piece suite comprising low level WC, shower unit with glass doors and pedestal hand wash basin. Full height wall tiles. Radiator.
Bedroom Two / Dressing Room - 3.89m x 2.98m (12'9" x 9'9") - Window to front and side elevation. Range of open fitted wardrobes. Pine floor. Radiator.
Bedroom Three - 3.94m x 3.16m (12'11" x 10'4") - Window to rear elevation. Radiator.
Family Bathroom - Frosted window to rear elevation. Three piece suite comprising low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin and panelled bath with shower over. Tiled floor and full height wall tiles. Cupboard housing hot water tank. Radiator.
Second Floor Landing - Eaves storage. Door to airing cupboard.
Bedroom Four - 3.06m x 5.95m (10'0" x 19'6") - Large Velux window to rear elevation. Wall mounted hand wash basin with mirror over. Eaves storage. Radiator.
Bedroom Five / Study - 3.72m x 2.91m (12'2" x 9'6") - Velux windows to front and rear elevations. Built in desk. Eaves storage. Radiator. Broadband socket.
Outside - Large rear garden with its own well, mature trees, extensive lawns, garden beds, fruit trees and views over open countryside. Large vegetable plot with greenhouse.
The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with gravel path and paved area. Car port plus parking for multiple cars. Wood store. Views to front over open farmland.
Converted Stable Block - Office and additional store room. Power and light connected.
Detached Barn - 13.41m x 6.71m (43'11" x 22'0") - Timber construction with mezzanine floor with potential for conversion subject to planning approvals. Power and light connected.
Agents Notes - Council tax band: G
Mid Bedford District Council
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