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Property Description

Key features

  • 0.75 Acre
  • Part Thatched Period Home
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Study
  • Bathroom & Shower Room
  • Large Kitchen Breakfast Room
  • BT Infinity Broadband
  • Excellent Access To Train Station
  • Period Features

Full description

A charming thatched cottage, Claygates is set in a generous plot of approximately three quarters of an acre. The accommodation is well presented and has a wealth of period features throughout. It boasts four reception rooms. There are three bedrooms on the first floor. The land to the rear of the plot has an uplift covenant. Grade II Listed.

Ive lived here for just over 16 years. I moved from London and wanted to live in a rural location with good transport links. As we are situated between St Neots and Bedford, we have the choice of frequent direct train links into London, and are two minutes from the A1 and 15 minutes from the M1, says Mr J Potts.

The oldest part of the property was built in the 14th century, and there is a reference to a dwelling here, in the Doomsday Book. It now has a perfect mixture of old and new, with original brick floors complemented by a new bathroom and kitchen, continues Mr Potts.

There are some lovely country pubs in the neighbouring villages that are worth a visit. The great thing about living here is the open countryside and the magnificent views that you get it is just beautiful. The village next to us, Great Barford, hosts a butchers, post office, doctors surgery and a couple of pubs, concludes Mr Potts.

My favourite room is one of our living rooms. Its light and airy, with French windows opening on to the garden. Its a perfect place to sit on a summers day.
The garden is so secluded, and the terrace area is a real suntrap. Its lovely to sit and have a BBQ on in the summer.

Last year, we had a BBQ for my sons birthday, hosting around 20 people. It was a lot of fun and we even played a full game of volleyball in the garden! Its a great house and garden to host lots of people in.

We will miss how tranquil the property is, and the beautiful views. It would suit a couple wanting to move out of a busy city or a family with young children as it is peaceful and safe and there are good schools nearby. Its also the perfect garden to keep a horse on! We are very sad to be leaving but are moving closer to Bedford to be nearer our sons school.

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Sitting Room - 4.21m x 4.28m (into inglenook) (13'9" x 14'0" (int - Multi pane window with secondary glaze to front aspect. Exposed beams to wall and ceiling. Brick floor. Inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove, timber bressumer and feature lighting. Radiator.

Inner Lobby -

Cloakroom - Multi pane window to front aspect. Low level W.C.

Bathroom - Multi pane window to rear aspect. Fitted with a three piece suite comprising panel bath, corner shower and pedestal hand wash basin

Dining Room - 4.20m x 3.60m (max) (13'9" x 11'9" (max)) - Multi pane window with secondary glaze to front and rear aspects. Door and stairs to first floor landing. Exposed beams to wall and ceiling. Brick fireplace. Radiator.

Kitchen Breakfast Room - 4.54m x 4.21m (14'10" x 13'9") - Two multi pane windows with secondary glaze to front aspect. Multi pane window to side aspect. Double glazed French doors to rear aspect. Recently refurbished comprising base and wall mounted units with complementary worksurfaces. One and half bowl sink with drainer and mixer tap. Built in oven, grill and four-ring halogen gas hob with extractor over. Space for washing machine, dishwasher and American-style fridge-freezer. Central island with solid wood work surfaces and breakfast bar overhang. Dresser unit with open shelves and feature lighting. Under pelmet lighting. Radiator.

Entrance Lobby - Door to front aspect.

Reception Room - 5.61m x 5.55m (18'4" x 18'2") - Two multi pane windows to rear aspect. Electric heater. Doors to two cupboards (1.84m x 1.24m & 3.49m x 1.25m).

Family Room - 5m (into bay window) x 3.79m (16'4" (into bay wind - Multi pane bay window to side aspect. French doors to rear aspect. Exposed beams. Built in storage cupboards with display area. Two radiators.

Study - 2.64m x 1.47m (8'7" x 4'9") - Multi pane window to side aspect. Door to storage cupboard.

Shower Room - Multi pane window to side aspect. Fully tiled. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, shower, and pedestal hand wash basin. Wall mirror with vanity light.

First Floor Landing - 3.61m x 2.72m (max) (11'10" x 8'11" (max)) - Multi pane window with secondary glaze to front elevation. Exposed beams to walls. Radiator.

Master Bedroom - 4.56m x 3.34m (14'11" x 10'11") - Two multi pane windows to front elevation. Exposed floor boards. One double and one single built-in wardrobe. Door to eaves storage. Two radiators.

Bedroom Two - 4.50m x 4.24m (14'9" x 13'10") - Multi pane window to front elevation. Exposed floorboards. Exposed timbers to walls. Two radiators.

Bedroom Three - 3.59m x 2.15m (11'9" x 7'0") - Multi pane window to rear elevation. Exposed beams to walls. Built in single wardrobe. Radiator.

Outside - Behind mature hedging and post and rail fencing. Large drive leading to one and half sized carport. Mainly laid to lawn with mature trees. Timber shed containing gas cylinders serving boiler. Gate and path to front door with thatched porch.

To the rear there is a patio area with retaining wall and steps up to gravel seating area. Fully enclosed to sides by mature hedging. Wild meadow area with cut grass paths leading to brook at end of garden. Mature trees.

Agents Notes - Built circa 1345
Bedford Borough Council
Council Tax Band: G
Grade II Listed
Not a conservation area
Gas boiler
Norfolk reed thatch re-ridge 8 years ago
Some of the land to the rear is subject to a covenant put in place by the previous owner which was the local council. This includes an uplift clause for any increase in value from development or planning permission. Therefore the land is best used as additional space and not suitable for building or businesses use. Full information can be supplied if required.

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18 January 2017


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