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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Marston Hill, Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, MK43

Under Offer £625,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 19th century detached property
  • Four/Five bedrooms
  • Two reception rooms and a garden room
  • Open plan kitchen/breakfast/dining room
  • Oil to radiator heating and double glazing
  • Plot of approx. 1 acre
  • Detached garage incorporating a first floor home office and a carport
  • No upper chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A 19th century four/five bedroom detached property situated within approximately 1 acre of formal gardens and pasture with open views to the rear. The property has rendered, colour washed elevations under a pitched tiled roof. It has been enlarged and refurbished to include exposed beams and traditional fireplaces. The land is currently used to keep waterfowl and chickens. There is a detached double width garage incorporating a first floor home office and parking for several cars. There is also no upward chain.

Marston Moretaine 
Marston Moretaine has a shop, post office, supermarket, church and a village lower school. There is access by car via the A421 to Bedford which is about 9 miles away and Milton Keynes which is about 13 miles away. Bedford has the independent Harpur Trust schools. Millbrook station is approximately 1 mile away and has services to Milton Keynes and Bedford mainline stations. Bedford has services to London St. Pancras International in 35 minutes and Milton Keynes has services to London Euston in 30 minutes,

Reception Rooms 
The dual aspect sitting room has an inglenook fireplace housing a log burning stove set on a raised hearth, timber bressumer and shelving to one side of the chimney breast. An exposed rustic tiled floor continues through into the garden room which is open plan to the sitting room and has double doors onto the formal gardens with views over open fields and countryside. The dual aspect family room/snug has a traditional brick faced fireplace with a raised hearth, an open grate and display shelving to one side of the chimney breast. There are exposed timbers and an understairs recess with an exposed faced wall.

Kitchen/Breakfast/Dining Room 
The kitchen is fitted in a range of oak fronted cabinets and drawers with hardwood work surfaces incorporating a double bowl sink unit. There is plumbing for a dishwasher and space for a range style oven which has an illuminated extractor hood above. The freestanding oil fired boiler serves the heating and hot water systems. There is also a pantry cupboard. The dual aspect breakfast/dining area has a butler sink with a tiled work surface area over and space and plumbing for the washing machine. The whole area has an exposed rustic tiled floor.

First Floor 
The landing area is arranged on two levels and has exposed beams and brickwork up the stairs, a further staircase to the second floor and a railed balcony area with views over countryside. The dual aspect master bedroom has views over open countryside and access to the roof space. Bedroom two is triple aspect. Bedrooms three and four have built-in wardrobes. The family bathroom is fitted in a modern white suite.

Second Floor 
Bedroom five has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, a Velux skylight and built-in cupboards.

Outside 
The property is situated within formal gardens and grounds of approximately 1 acre. The front is screened by high hedgerow set behind panel fencing and has a gravelled parking area. The driveway is accessed further up the road via a five bar gate to a grassed, fully enclosed paddock. A further timber five bar gate leads to the main driveway which also has parking and a garage block. The garage block is a detached and rendered building with two up and over doors, power, light and a personnel door to the rear. There is a timber staircase to the first floor area which could be used as a home office. A covered carport for one car is situated at the side.

Grounds 
The formal gardens extend to the side and rear of the property and incorporates raised vegetable beds and a lawned area with mature trees interspersed. There is a greenhouse and an undercover log store. Steps lead down to the paved terrace area with borders interspersed, and a red brick gazeebo with barbeque and seating area. To the side of the formal gardens is the livestock area bound by post and rail stock proof fencing. The current owners have kept chickens and waterfowl within this area and it is fully enclosed. There is a timber general storage barn.

Agents Note 
An additional area of 0.6 acres of paddock is available to purchase by separate negotiation if required.

Ground Floor 
The entrance hall has a window to the front and opens to the family room/snug which has stairs to the first floor. The inner lobby has a recessed cloaks hanging space and a door to the ground floor shower room which has a cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.

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Added on Rightmove:
05 February 2016

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