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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Biddenham, Bedfordshire

Guide Price £2,100,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Reception hall
  • Five reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast/family room
  • Master bedroom suite
  • Guest bedroom suite
  • Four further double bedrooms with en suite facilities
  • Detached three car garage
  • Sweeping in and out drive
  • Mature gardens
  • In all approximately 1 acre

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A restored and extended period house lying in the heart of this sought after village. Hall. 5 reception rooms. Kitchen/breakfast/family room. Master & guest bedroom suite. 4 further double bedrooms with en suite facilities. Detached 3 car garage. Mature gardens. In all approximately 1 acre.

Reception hall. Drawing room. Dining room. Playroom. Games room. Study. Kitchen/breakfast/family room. Master bedroom suite. Guest bedroom suite. Four further double bedrooms with en suite facilities. Detached three car garage. Sweeping in and out drive. Mature gardens. In all approximately 1 acre.

The Property
Lavender Lodge enjoys a wonderful position in the heart of this very sought after village, lying to the west of Bedford. The property is set back from Main road with five bar gate opening onto the in and out gravelled drive, which sweeps round to the front of the house and detached triple garage.

The original house has a distinct Georgian feel to it with deep sash windows, tall ceilings and well-proportioned rooms. Whilst in the hands of the current owners, the original house has undergone a full renovation and modernisation. Great care has been taken into making sure that the original period features remain.

Combined with the renovation has been a very sympathetic extension to the rear to create stunning open plan environment which is ideally suited to modern living. The vaulted kitchen opens into the breakfast room, which in turn opens into both the family room and reception hall. Natural light floods into all rooms via extensive areas of glazing and roof lanterns.

The transformed house offers the perfect family environment and is equally adept for entertaining on an intimate or large scale. Complementing the house are the grounds which mainly lie to the north and west of Lavender Lodge. Paved terraces are strategically positioned and mature trees grace the garden which is mainly laid to lawn and offers a blank canvas to the new owner.

A viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate not only the quality and setting, but the lifestyle opportunities this house offers.

A six panelled front door opens into the large exposed oak floored reception hall enjoying views to the front and rear. The hall with its working marble fireplace has an open plan feel to it with stairs rising gently to the first floor.

The drawing room lies to the rear of the house and enjoys a triple aspect with five pairs of French doors opening onto the rear garden. The marble fireplace houses a gas fire.

The dining room is ideally positioned next to the stunning open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room. The kitchen area enjoys a vaulted ceiling with exposed main beams. The bespoke oak units run around the entire kitchen with matching island and marble work surfaces and floor tiling. Appliances include Falcon range cooker with five ring gas hob, Neff dishwasher and Liebherr fridge, drinks fridge and freezer.

The kitchen opens onto the exposed oak floored breakfast area with glazed lantern and a pair of French doors with glazed sidelights open onto the rear dining patio. The breakfast area opens into the family room with matching flooring, lantern and two pairs of French doors open onto the rear garden.

Off the family room is the playroom which in its past was a tack room and still features a panelled wall with saddle racks and tack pegs. A door leads into the plant room housing central heating boiler, two Megaflo pressurised hot water cylinders, along with underfloor heating manifolds and associated pipework. The well-equipped utility room and side entrance hall with fitted coats cupboard are accessed off the kitchen.

Running along the western side of the house and accessed off the reception hall is the games room, main cloakroom and study with bespoke fitted book shelving and marble fireplace housing a gas fire.

First Floor
The staircase rises gently to the part galleried landing with full height picture window overlooking the rear garden.

The master bedroom lies above the drawing room and enjoys wonderful proportions with a dual aspect. The bedroom is accessed through the dressing room with fitted wardrobes and the en suite bathroom has a white tiled floor with roll top bath, two pedestal ceramic sinks along with fully tiled shower and separate W.C.

The guest bedroom lies in the western wing of the house with built-in shower, W.C. and wash basin. Two further double bedrooms lie on this side of the house served by a Jack & Jill bathroom.

Running along the front of the house are two additional double bedrooms, along with family bathroom, which bedroom five has direct access to.

Lavender Lodge is accessed via an in and out gravelled drive. Lying to the front of the house is the detached stone and timber garage block offering garaging for three vehicles. Power and light is connected. The drive provides areas for parking. A clipped box hedge edges the lawn which runs in front of the house.

The rear garden is enclosed behind close boarded fencing. Extensive Indian stone paving runs along the rear of the house providing two distinct seating/dining areas and connects to a further extensive area of paving running along the western elevation. The paving gives way to the lawn which falls away to the west with mature trees providing privacy and dappled shade.

Biddenham is a very popular village to the west of the county town of Bedford and combines local facilities including public house, village hall with many community activities and sports ground with pavilion catering for cricket, tennis and rugby to name a few. More extensive shopping and leisure facilities are available in Bedford and Milton Keynes with its covered shopping centre. The village has a lower, middle and upper school whilst Bedford boasts the renowned Harpur Trust Schools. Bedford railway station is 1.2 miles away providing an East Midlands Mainline service to London St Pancras within 39 minutes and a First Capital Connect service into St Pancras and onto the City. The Eurostar Terminal at St. Pancras provides an onward service to Paris in 2 hours 15 minutes. Air travel to all continental destinations is available locally with Luton, Stansted and Birmingham all within easy reach. Equally accessible are Heathrow and Gatwick. Junctions 13, 14 and 15 provide easy access to London and the national motorway network.

Directions (MK40 4BE)
From Bedford proceed in a westerly direction on the A428 signed to Northampton and take the first left turn signposted to Biddenham into Biddenham Turn. Biddenham Turn becomes Main Road and the drive to Lavender Lodge will appear on your right shortly after passing The Three Tuns public house the on your left and just before the stone War Memorial.

Property Information
Services: Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are connected. Gas fired central heating both underfloor and to radiators. Pressurised hot water cylinders.
Local Authority: Bedford Borough Council.
Tel: 01234 267422
Outgoings: Council Tax Band “H”
Tenure: Freehold.
EPC Rating: “E”
Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the joint sole agents Jackson-Stops & Staff. 1 Market Place, Woburn, MK17 9PZ. Tel - 01525 290 641. Stonegate Estates. Tel - 01462 438 979

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11 October 2016

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