4 bedroom detached house for saleCOLMWORTH, Bedfordshire
Sold STC £850,000
- 10 Acres
- Opportunity To Devleope, Extend or Refurbish
- Equestrian Facilities
- Detached Studio
- Numerous Outbuildings
- Stables, Field Shelter, Hay Barn, Feed and Tack Room
- Period Home
- Exceptional Potential
- Peaceful Setting
- Excellent Access To Train Station
Full descriptionSet in 10 acres, this charming property offers opportunity to develop, extend or refurbish. The 10 acres include 6 acres of paddocks which have been carefully managed in a parkland style which is ideal for equestrian use. Alongside, there is a large stable block, feed and tack room, field shelters and and turn out area. The remaining 4 acres include a characterful home, detached studio, large selection of brick built outbuildings, three Nissen huts, an orchard, woodland and mature gardens. A rare opportunity to acquire 10 acres of rural Bedfordshire within easy reach of main line train stations, exceptional schooling and amenities.
This pretty farm house is set in ten acres on the edge of Colmworth, which is located on the borders of Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. The older part of the house was built circa 1690 and is full of character, featuring beamed ceilings and intriguing inglenook fireplaces dividing both reception and dining rooms. The house sits beautifully amidst its fabulous surroundings. There is a small independent bungalow close to the house, which together with an array of outbuildings, allows for exceptional development potential. The property also boasts a hay barn, four stables, tack and feed room.
Colmworth boasts various societies, clubs and groups for socialising, and a full range of amenities are available in the nearby Bedford and St Neots, which also provide railway stations with forty minute links into the capital. There are excellent road links with the A1, M1, A421 and A14 nearby. There a many delightful small towns and villages neighbouring, with superb gastro pubs and entertainment. The choice of schools, both state and independent, is outstanding, and there is a wide selection of sporting activities nearby.
After many months of searching, Chapel Farm was a last minute wildcard property. Upon entering the property, the first feeling was one of excitement for the endless opportunities. Then, it was one of dread at the sheer amount of work that the land, outbuildings and farmhouse required, to be just so. On a second viewing, the tranquility of the grounds whispered we should stay here in Colmworth; the birds charmed us and the quirky beauty of the farmhouse demanded attention, so we embarked on a long labour of love to turn the grounds to a park-like state.
We came to Chapel Farm and Colmworth to have somewhere to live next to our horses, somewhere to settle for the rest of our lives. We purchased the house with less than six acres and increased to it ten. The land features areas of grazing, woods, orchards, ponds and gardens. Three and a half years into our ten year plan, we were well underway to achieving the park feel and making a start in developing the property. The horses now have three good-sized fields to live in.
Living here has been absolutely fantastic and there are many things that we will miss. The variety of trees and wildlife has been astonishing. Star-studded skies in this unlit village. Relaxing evenings by the fire in the living room. Views from the master bedroom in the morning, along with the bird song. Going out for long walks or rides on some of the many paths and bridleways, then giving the horses a goodnight kiss. Making chutneys and jams from the orchard. The flowers from the Indian bean tree in the secret garden are special sight to behold.
Any season is great to entertain, but the summer months bring a smile to any guest that should grace you with a visit. Kids running wild and adults relaxed in the privacy of this special home. The friendliness of the neighbours and community are highly recommended.
Sadly we have to leave our project due to special circumstances, but if we had a wand, we would stay.
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Entrance Lobby - Multi-pane window to side aspect. Tiled floor.
Entrance Hall - Two multi-pane windows to front aspect. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Staircase to first floor landing. Radiator.
Dining Room - 4.18m x 3.87m (incl. inglenook) (13'8" x 12'8" (i - French doors to side aspect. Brick-built inglenook fireplace. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Radiator.
Sitting Room - 5.10m x 3.94m (16'8" x 12'11") - Multi-pane window to front aspect. French doors to rear aspect. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Brick-built inglenook fireplace with timber bressumer and inset wood burning stove. Radiator.
Kitchen - 3.90m x 3.41m (12'9" x 11'2") - Two multi-pane windows to each side aspect. Base fitted units. Inset stainless steel sink unit with double drainer. Space for cooker. Walk-in shelved larder with window to side aspect. Space for fridge freezer.
Boot Room / Utility Room - 2.75m x 2.51m (9'0" x 8'2") - Multi-pane window and door to side aspect. Space for fridge freezer, dishwasher and tumble drier. Floor mounted oil-fired boiler.
Cloakroom - Multi-pane window to side aspect. Large cupboard.
Wc - Low level WC. Half height tiling.
Office - 3.99m x 2.25m (13'1" x 7'4") - Multi-pane window to rear and side aspects. Radiator.
First Floor Landing - Multi-pane window to side and rear elevation. Feature brick-built fireplace with bressumer and tiled hearth.
Master Bedroom - 5.19m x 4.0m (17'0" x 13'1") - Multi-pane window to rear and both side elevations. Fitted wardrobe. Two radiators.
Bathroom - Two multi-pane windows to side elevation. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, hand wash basin with vanity unit under and bath with shower over. Part tiled. Door to airing cupboard. Radiator.
Bedroom Two - 5.15m x 4.25m (max) (16'10" x 13'11" (max)) - Multi-pane window to front and two to side elevations. Walk in cupboard. Radiator.
Bedroom Three - 2.65m x 2.25m (8'8" x 7'4" ) - Multi-pane window to front elevation. Radiator.
Bedroom Four - 4.25m x 1.51m (13'11" x 4'11" ) - Window to side elevation. Fitted wardrobe.
Outside - In and out drive and gated access to outbuildings. Door to double garage. Steps up to main house with planting to each side. Access to detached studio:
Studio (Brick Built) - 7.39m x 4.73m (24'2" x 15'6") - Windows to all aspects. Door to entrance lobby. Power and light connected.
The mature gardens extend to approximately two acres and wrap around two sides of the house. There is an orchard, natural pond, summer house and terrace area. The land is edged with approximately two acres of mature trees, woodlands and deep hedging. Separate five bar gate offering vehicular access. There are approximately six acres of paddocks which have been carefully managed into a parkland style. Two main paddocks and one winter paddock. Natural pond in main field.
Stable Block - The large stable block comprises:
13.10m x 11.07m
Rubber matting currently in two of the stables. Covered wash down area to front of two stables. Power and light connected. Turnout area with drainage. Door to: feed room. Door to: tack Room - power and light connected.
Space for 350 small bales. Currently has storage at mezzanine level. Sliding barn doors to front. Power, light and water connected.
Outbuildings - Large selection of outbuildings including three Nissen huts, brick built outbuildings and storage areas.
Further Information - Built circa 1600s
Oil fired boiler
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