5 bedroom detached house for saleThe Bottoms, Harlington, Bedfordshire, LU5
Guide Price £875,000
- 3 reception areas
- kitchen/breakfast room with vaulted ceiling
- utility room
- 5 bedrooms (one with en suite)
- 2 bath/shower rooms
- sunken walled sun terrace
- attractive gardens
- gravel driveway and parking for numerous cars
- electronic gated access
- EPC Rating = E
Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Chiltern End Barn is private without being isolated. The sense of openness and space is most apparent and is almost considered as an extension to the property itself.
The property is situated within the pretty and historic Bedfordshire village of Harlington. The village centre includes both lower and upper schools, a post office, newsagent and general store, hairdressers and a cafe & deli.
However, Harlington's main asset is its mainline railway station, which offers a direct service into St Pancras International from 44 minutes. For those travelling by car, the M1 (J12) is approximately 2.6 miles distant and facilitates direct access to London and the North.
Harlington is in a fabulous location for excellent school catchments. The village has a small Ofsted Outstanding Lower School which is a one class intake per year, age 4-9. Harlington Lower feeds through to an Outstanding middle school, Parklands in Toddington age 9-13, free transport is provided from the village for all children attending from Harlington.
Harlington Upper School is a well respected school within the local area and is Ofsted Good. There are many excellent Independent Prep and Senior Schools locally with coaches taking children to schools in Bedford for the Harpur Trust Schools, Hitchin, St.Albans & beyond.
Other popular and historic towns, within easy reach, include Ampthill, Flitwick and Woburn.
Harlington Station: 1.4 miles
London Luton Airport: 10.3 miles
M1 (J12): 2.6 miles
Harpenden town centre: 16 miles
Bedford town centre: 15.5 miles
Kitchen/breakfast room with vaulted ceiling, sitting room, dining area, family room/study, utility room, 5 bedrooms (one with en suite), 2 bath/shower rooms, sunken walled sun terrace, attractive gardens, gravel driveway and parking for numerous cars, electronic gated access, 0.284 acres, EPC rating=E
Chiltern End Barn is a stunning and carefully crafted converted barn, which has been imaginatively extended with the recent addition of an English Heritage oak framed structure.
The split level accommodation provides great space for today's style of 'informal' living and the elegant interior, complimented by the wealth of oak timbers, really makes for a wonderful family home.
The new oak frame section of the house beautifully dovetails with the original brick barn. The barn boasts an ingenious use of modern solid oak and glass, and is particularly relevant to the kitchen/breakfast room and main bedroom.
Lighting such a barn has also been carefully considered and designer touches are evident throughout. The barn is a home of exceptional quality and offers fabulous living space. The sitting room features a comforting wood burner for those winter months, yet for the summer months, double doors open onto the sunken terrace.
The hub of the house is undoubtedly the kitchen/breakfast room, which stands beneath a most attractive vaulted ceiling. An impressive island unit takes centre stage and boasts a 'one piece' section of Corian work top, which incorporates a breakfast bar. A good range of fitted wall and base units are included and feature stainless steel integrated appliances. An electric AIMS 3 oven Aga adds to the array of features, making this a real cooks' delight, whilst the lime stone floor, with under floor heating, just adds that real touch of sophistication. Oak staircases lead to both upper and lower floors. The lower floor includes a fabulous sitting/family and dining room which is perfect for modern day family living. There is a good sized utility room and on the upper level, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom can be found. Bedroom 5/study on the plan has actually been wired so it could be split into 2 rooms, to allow for a bedroom and office space, if required. It has two independent light switches for either side of the room, So all that would be needed would be a stud wall to separate. Each would have a rooflight window.
Also accessed from the kitchen is an inner hallway and from here, 3 further bedrooms, one with en suite, and a second family bathroom can be found.
Whilst bedroom 3 enjoys its own en suite shower room, upon entering bedroom 1, it is abundantly clear why the present owners have this as their bedroom. The vaulted ceiling is a feature in its own right, but its the truly stunning and far reaching view that immediately captures the eye.
The property is approached down a picturesque country lane (THE BOTTOMS) then through electronically operated gates. A long gravel driveway leads up to the property and the drive itself, including dedicated parking areas, provide extensive parking for numerous cars. A large lawned garden runs parallel to the drive and offers great space for children to play.
Immediately to the front of one section of the barn is a wonderful sunken walled sun terrace that is perfect for all year round use. This really is a perfect place to eat and entertain with family and friends, particularly throughout the summer months.
Agent Note - Plans have been drawn up (not submitted to the local authority) for a two bay oak framed car port with office space above. The car port has one open bay and the other closed with solid hard wood doors.
The car port measures 6m x 5.5m with an external hardwood staircase to the upper floor providing a workable office space of 6m x 4.5m (to allow for head height into the eaves).
Land registry documents illustrate a previous building in this location so reinstating a building should be possible, albeit subject to planning.
Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating and private drainage system
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