5 bedroom detached house for saleKitchen End, Silsoe, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45
Sold STC £825,000
- 19th century detached house
- Five bedrooms; two bathroom
- Four reception rooms, conservatory and separate bar
- Oil to radiator heating
- Triple garage including a workshop and wood store
- Character features
- Formal gardens of approx. 1.8 acres
- Additional 2.25 acres paddock land available by separate negotiation
A 19th century five bedroom detached house in approximately 1.8 acres of formal gardens with approximately 2.25 acres of paddock land available by separate negotiation. The property originally dates from the 1800s and is of brick, timber and rendered elevations under a clay tiled roof. It retains character features including inglenook style fireplaces, exposed timbers, parquet floor and some leaded light windows. The ground floor accommodation has been enlarged and now has six reception rooms, with five bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor. There is a driveway, a triple garage, a workshop and wood store.
The entrance vestibule leads via a solid timber door into the family room which has exposed beams and timbers, a mullioned open fireplace, an exposed oak parquet floor arranged in a Herringbone style and a built-in shelved storage cupboard. There is a leaded light window overlooking the front garden and a staircase with individual balustrades to the first floor. The rear hallway has a built-in cupboard housing the freestanding oil fired boiler and doors to the WC and rear garden.
Principal Reception Rooms
The dual aspect sitting room has an inglenook style fireplace with a tiled hearth and timber bressumer. There are exposed beams and timbers and glazed double doors to the rear terrace. The dual aspect bar/recreation room has exposed beams and timbers and a bar area with a brickwork oak bar shelf, racks suitable for glasses and a recess incorporating a wine rack. The dual aspect dining room has exposed beams and timbers, an exposed wooden parquet floor and an inglenook style fireplace with a tiled hearth, open grate and canopied flue.
The property is situated within a plot of approximately 1.8 acres and has an additional 2.25 acres of adjoining paddock land available by separate negotiation. The driveway provides off street parking and access to the detached triple garage via two up and over doors. The garage has power connected, eaves storage and twin timber doors to the side. There is a workshop area and a wood store to the rear. The front garden is enclosed by mature hedgerow with a central postman's gate and pathway to the entrance. The rear garden is principally lawned incorporating an orchard with a variety of mature trees including fruit trees, a sunken garden and terrace areas and pathways. There is a greenhouse and a garden store and the garden is enclosed by post, rail, close boarded fencing and mature hedgerow. The paddocks are divided into two areas and can be separately accessed from the garden.
Silsoe is located just off the A6, almost equi-distant to Bedford and Luton. It has a variety of local amenities that include a newly opened sports centre, lower school and a country pub. It also has over 130 listed buildings as well as being edged by the historic gardens of Wrest Park and the Silsoe Institute. Rail links can be found at Flitwick station approximately 5 miles away with services to St. Pancras International in 50 minutes. The independent Harpur Trust schools can be found in Bedford approximately 11 miles away.
Garden Room and Conservatory
The garden room has full length glazed sliding doors to the garden. The conservatory is of uPVC and double glazed construction under a pitched polycarbonate roof and has a quarry tiled floor and two sets of glazed double doors to the garden.
The landing area has access to the roof space, an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder, two high level cupboards and ledge and brace doors to the first floor rooms.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
The dual aspect master bedroom overlooks the rear garden. Bedroom two overlooks the front garden and has two fitted double wardrobes, a corner dressing table and a storage cupboard. Bedroom three is dual aspect with fitted furniture and an open fireplace recess which is currently sealed. Bedroom four is accessed via one of the bathrooms and also has a range of fitted bedroom furniture. Bedroom five/study has an exposed parquet floor arranged in a Herringbone style. The principal bathroom is fitted with a three piece suite and the second bathroom is also fitted with a three piece suite and could be used as an en suite to bedroom four if required.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Utility Room
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of oak fronted cabinets, including cupboards, drawers and glazed display cabinets, with complementary work surfaces. Integrated appliances include a two oven oil fired Aga serving the hot water and heating to two of the ground floor rooms. There is also an electric double oven, a hob and space and plumbing for a dishwasher. There is a tiled shelved pantry cupboard and a shelved understairs cupboard. The triple aspect utility room is fitted with a base unit incorporating an inset sink unit and has space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
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