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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Totternhoe, Bedfordshire

Guide Price £925,000

Property Description

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Offered to the market with NO UPPER CHAIN, and having undergone extensive modernisation, sympathetic, and in keeping with this quintessential COUNTRY HOME.

Welcome to "The Courthouse", a home of immense charm and character. This detached character property is set in grounds approaching 1 acre (STS) with direct access onto the beautiful Totternhoe Knolls; a Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. Grade II listed, the property is believed in part, to date back to the 17th century, with the original width staircase having been constructed to allow the prisoners to be flanked by court officers. Offering a wealth of exposed original beams and two inglenook fireplaces, APPROX 2500 sq ft of living space, includes five bedrooms, three bathroom/ en-suites and cloakroom, three spacious reception rooms plus large kitchen/breakfast room complete with Aga range and separate utility room.

There is also a detached double garage plus office/studio, driveway parking for approximately eight vehicles.

With magnificent far REACHING COUNTRY VIEWS over open country side to the front, from the elevated gardens.


Ground Floor - The spacious and traditional country cottage kitchen with a wealth of exposed beams, aga cooker and flagstone floor leads to the breakfast room with double oak doors to the side gardens. A wide hallway with generous width stairs rise to the first floor and stepping down to the dining room with stunning inglenook fireplace. Through to the sitting room with a second inglenook fireplace with panoramic views across open countryside. The ground floor is completed with a separate family room, cloakroom and utility room with a seperate staircase to the first floor ( Potential to convert to One bedroom self contained annex ).

First Floor - The master bedroom again offers stunning views across open countryside with dual aspect leaded light windows, plus with the benefit of a recently refitted luxury three piece shower room. Three further bedrooms and a family bathroom complete the first floor accommodation with the second bedroom and en-suite being accessed via the secondary staircase.

Outside -

Gardens - Only one word can describe the gardens "Magnificent" Approaching approx 1 acre with a patio area with water feature to side gardens, and "Well". Further tiered levels lead up to a further raised patio area for lazy summer days whilst enjoying the panoramic vista. With gated access leading directly to the Totternhoe Knolls and beautiful country walks. Various timber storage sheds.

Garage / Studio - Detached double garage with attached self contained studio / workspace, with further potential to extend to almost double the ground floor space and a further mezzanine level opening to the gardens at the rear ( STNP ) Extensive driveway parking for several vehicles.

Locality - A Brief History of Totternhoe :

The Village of Totternhoe is situated in the south west corner of the county near to the Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire borders in the lowlands of the Dunstable Downs Chiltern Hills near to Whipsnade Zoo. The village name has been recorded as long ago as 1086 when it was pronounced from 2 words and spelt Totene hou meaning a look out house and aspur. The Knolls which form part of the village escarpment at one end had at one time been a fine Norman Keep and was considered a fine Motte and Bailey castle.

Buyer Information - Thank you for showing an interest in a property marketed by Sterling Estate Agents.
Please be aware, should you wish to make an offer for this property, we will require the following information before we enter negotiations:
1. Copy of your mortgage agreement in principal.
2. Evidence of deposit funds, if equity from property sale confirmation of your current mortgage balance i.e. Your most recent mortgage statement, if monies in bank accounts the most up to date balances.
3. Passport photo ID for ALL connected purchasers and a utility bill.
Unfortunately we will not be able to progress negotiations on any proposed purchase until we are in receipt of this information.

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04 November 2016


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