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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Biddenham Turn, Biddenham, Bedfordshire, MK40

Guide Price £1,150,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 1940s detached property
  • Five bedrooms
  • Family bathroom and en suite
  • Three reception rooms
  • Bespoke Amdega conservatory
  • Home office/study
  • 'Parkland' gardens and double width garage
  • Established plot of 0.5 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A 1940s five bedroom detached property with a plot of approximately 0.5 acres and parkland gardens. The property provides flexible accommodation over two floors and has been improved and updated by the current owners. There are three reception rooms as well as a bespoke Amdega conservatory that has views over the rear garden. The screened front gardens have a driveway providing parking as well as access to the double width garage.

The entrance vestibule leads into the reception hall which has moulded ceiling coving and ceiling roses and a full turn staircase to the first floor. The cloakroom has a WC and washbasin and there is an understairs storage cupboard.

Reception Rooms 
There are three reception rooms plus a custom built Amdega conservatory. The sitting room and dining room have Adam style fireplaces, ceiling coving and ceiling roses. The dual aspect sitting room overlooks the gardens and has a feature bay window. Double doors from the dining room provide access to the conservatory which has panoramic views of the gardens and access to the patio areas.

Kitchen and Conservatory 
The conservatory and dining room together form a useful entertaining suite. The kitchen has fully fitted limed oak units and complementary runs of work surfaces. Both the kitchen floor and worktops have Italian terracotta coloured tiles. The kitchen is dual aspect and overlooks secluded parkland style gardens. The bay window in the kitchen creates an informal dining area capable of seating six adults.

Study/Home Office 
A study/home office is accessed from the corridor adjacent to the kitchen. The study has a number of full height storage cupboards with adjustable shelves. The room has direct access onto the covered barbeque area and rear garden. There is an entranceway and separate corridor to the study from the front of the house. All of these areas are laid with the same Italian terracotta coloured tiles as the kitchen.

First Floor 
The staircase to the first floor passes a high stained glass window. There are five bedrooms, four of which overlook the rear gardens. Two of the bedrooms are interconnected in addition to having their own access from the first floor corridor. The master bedroom and guest bedroom have balconies with waist high rails. The master bedroom has a full range of built in storage cupboards and wardrobes each of which has separate internal storage. The en suite bathroom has twin wash basins and mirrors. There is a separate shower room and a separate WC adjacent to storage cupboards, and a boiler room which houses a Worcester Bosch condensing boiler. Above the bedrooms is a fully boarded loft space with access from the bedroom corridor.

Access to the property is over a recessed entrance way on Biddenham Turn past high brick and stone capped pillars which support full height wrought iron gates. The plot is approximately 0.5 acres and is fully enclosed by high beech hedges to the front and mature bushes, shrubs and trees to the rear. To the rear there are three levels of patio and a three tier garden fountain adjacent to a covered barbeque area and a stone built bar. There are two full planning permissions to extend the property further if so desired.

Throughout the house there is a modern intruder alarm system which has over 30 detection points. The outside of the house is encircled by six high power flood lights on sensors.

Biddenham Village 
Biddenham dates back to before the Domesday Book and its diverse architecture includes a thatched public house and cottages, an ancient church, a village hall, a sports pavilion, lower and middle schools and playing fields. The choice of schooling includes the Harpur Trust independent schools in Bedford. There is a wide range of nearby leisure facilities including indoor snow skiing, water skiing, sailing, motor racing, fishing, golf, shooting, rowing, swimming, cricket, rugby, tennis and horse racing. There is a choice of local health and fitness clubs.

Travel Times 
Biddenham is approximately 2 miles west of Bedford town centre and approximately 1.5 miles from commuter rail services to the City, Gatwick and London St. Pancras International (35 minutes) with onward connections to Paris (2hours 15 minutes). The M1 and A1 are close by giving access to the national motorway system. Luton, Stansted, Heathrow and Birmingham Airports are accessible for continental commuting. Milton Keynes and Northampton are both approximately 25 minutes drive away.

Driveway and Gardens 
The gravel driveway provides both turning space and parking in addition to the parking provided by the double garages. Through high double wooden gates to the east of the garages there is space for storing a horse box or boat. The garden is well tended and has an interesting design which provides an ideal layout for relaxing and entertaining.

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Added on Rightmove:
08 November 2016

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