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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Grange Street, Clifton, Bedfordshire

Under Offer £1,150,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed House
  • Two Bedroom Annexe
  • One Bedroom Cottage
  • Extensive Outbuildings
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Three Acre Grounds
  • Requiring Modernisation

Full description

A Grade II listed house with an annexe, separate cottage, extensive outbuildings, tennis court and swimming pool, standing in grounds of about 3 acres.

Introduction - The Grange is thought to originally date from the sixteenth century with additions and alterations in the seventeenth and twentieth centuries. The property has been in the same family for the last 53 years and provides an excellent opportunity to purchase an interesting house of great charm and character. The property is situated in a prominent but secluded location, in the centre of this award winning village, adjacent to the village duck pond.

The Property - The Grange comprises a substantial house with an attached annexe and separate cottage, together with an extensive range of outbuildings, heated swimming pool and hard tennis court. The superb, secluded grounds extend to about 3 acres.

Location - Clifton has facilities which include a post office/general store and a choice of public houses. The village also has an Indian restaurant, butcher, petrol station, Cricket Club and community centre with playing field.

For The Commuter - There are excellent transport links with the nearest mainline station at Arlesey some 1.5 miles and Hitchin 6 miles away providing regular trains to Kings Cross and Cambridge and Peterborough which provides an easy link to Edinburgh and the North. The A1(M) and M1 are both within easy reach and provide access to London and the wider road networks. The nearest airport is London Luton Airport which is approximately 18 miles to the south west.

Educational Facilities - Local education facilities include Clifton All Saints Academy and Samuel Whitbread Academy in nearby Shefford. There are also excellent state and private schools in both Bedford and Hertfordshire such as, Hitchin Boys' and Girls' school, Kingshott Preparatory School in Hitchin and in Letchworth, St Francis' College and St Christopher School and Princess Helena College in Preston.

The Accommodation - Originally two separate dwellings and subsequently joined, the property, which has much of the timber frame exposed, features original floorboards, elegant staircases and feature doors, leaded windows and superb fireplaces. The principal accommodation, which extends to approximately 4800 sq ft, requires modernisation and comprises:

Main Entrance Hall - Oak front door. Window and door to front and window to side. Doors to Annexe, Larder/Cold Store, Kitchen and Inner Hall. Oak entry door to:

Larder/Cold Store - 11'11" x 11'8"max (3.63m x 3.56m) - Windows to front and side. Slate shelving.

Linking Corridor - Window to rear. Access to the main house and Larder/Cold Store.

Annexe - Formerly the old diary house, now attached to the main house.

Kitchen - 9'6 x 6'11 (2.90m x 2.11m) - Window to front. Butler sink.

Living Room - 15'8 x 11'9 (4.78m x 3.58m) - Windows to front and rear. Brick fireplace.

First Floor -

Bedroom One - 16'5 x 15'8 (5.00m x 4.78m) - Windows to front and rear.

Bedroom Two - 15'8" x 10'5" (4.78m x 3.18m) - Windows to front and rear.

Bathroom - Window to front. Suite comprising low level wc, wash basin and panelled bath.

Main House - Via the main entrance hall.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 19'4 x 17'6 (5.89m x 5.33m) - Maximum overall measurement. Window to side. Fitted with the original 1950's laminate units. Boiler room containing Ideal Mexico gas fired boiler.

Inner Hall - Oak staircase to first and second floors. Walk-in store cupboard.

Dining Room - 16'3 x 12'7 (4.95m x 3.84m) - Window overlooking the garden. Oak fireplace.

Sitting Room - 19'11' x 15' (6.07m x 4.57m) - Two windows. Brick fireplace.

Drawing Room - 22'2" x 21'2" (6.76m x 6.45m) - Bay window to side with further window and casement doors to garden. Stone fireplace with fitted book shelves to either side.

Lobby - Oak bolted door. Glazed double doors to:

Cloakroom - Window to side. Low level wc and wash basin.

First Floor -

Landing - Windows to front and side. Enclosed 16th century staircase to second floor.

Bedroom One - 22'2 x 19'8 (6.76m x 5.99m) - Maximum overall measurement to include en-suite. Windows to front, side and rear.

En-Suite Shower Room - Window to front. Suite comprising low level wc, wash basin and shower cubicle.

Dressing Room/Study - 15'3 x 12'3 (4.65m x 3.73m) - Window to front. Wash basin.

Bedroom Two - 16'8 x 16'4 (5.08m x 4.98m) - Windows to front and side.

Bedroom Three - 17' x 13'4 (5.18m x 4.06m) - Two windows to front.

Bathroom - Window to front. Suite comprising low level wc, wash basin and panelled bath.

Second Floor -

Bedroom Four - 14'1 x 12'6maximum (4.29m x 3.81m) - Dormer window to front.

Gatehouse - Situated at the head of the drive, a seventeenth century timber framed attached cottage.

Entrance Lobby - Doors to:

Bathroom - Window to side. Suite comprising low level wc, wash basin and panelled bath.

Sitting Room - 15'4 x 11'6 (4.67m x 3.51m) - Windows to front and side. Oak staircase to first floor.

Kitchen - 8'5 x 5'4 (2.57m x 1.63m) - Window to rear. Fitted cupboards.

First Floor -

Bedroom - 15'4 x 11'6 (4.67m x 3.51m) - To include stairwell. Windows to front, side and rear. Vaulted ceiling.

Outside -

Outbuildings - To the western side of the property there is a comprehensive range of outbuildings to include three barns, a listed barn with wc, garage, two stables, store room, pump room, pool/changing room, garden stores, covered storage area, twin carport, summer house and greenhouse.

Swimming Pool - To the northern boundary, opposite the house, there is a secluded courtyard which incorporates the heated swimming pool and orangery.

Orangery - 38'11 x 23' (11.86m x 7.01m) - Windows and doors to front.

Tennis Court - Fenced hard tennis court.

Gardens & Grounds - The grounds are a particular feature of the property and extend to about 3 acres. There are formal gardens with well maintained lawns, flagstone pathways with well stocked herbaceous borders together with a wide variety of established specimen plants. Immediately to the rear of the house there is a walled courtyard. Mature specimen trees and shrubs provide a high degree of privacy and seclusion. There is further walled garden, formerly the kitchen garden, with an ornamental pond (fountain to be removed). Alongside delightful wooded areas and a formal orchard there are timber arbours covered with a variety of climbers and a naturalised pond fed from the adjacent village pond. All contributing to the sense of calm this outstanding garden provides.

Floorplans - Floorplans are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not to scale.

Viewing Information - By appointment only through Putterills of Hertfordshire, through whom all negotiations should be conducted.

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