5 bedroom detached house for saleIvel Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19
Under Offer £725,000
- Grade II listed 16th century detached house
- Five bedrooms
- Four reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Self-contained guest wing
- Landscaped plot totaling 0.32 acres
- Driveway with parking for up to seven cars
- Attached garage and workshop
A Grade II listed five bedroom detached house within landscaped gardens of approximately 0.32 acres in walking distance of the railway station and the town centre. The property is believed to be one of the oldest houses in Sandy, originally dating from the 16th century. It has undergone a complete restoration and refurbishment programme retaining period features including exposed timbers and inglenook and period fireplaces. The versatile accommodation has four reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room with oak cabinets, five bedrooms and an independent self-contained guest wing with its own kitchen and bathroom.
The reception hall has a detailed oak carved panel dating from medieval times, exposed Italian floor tiling and a cloaks hanging area. On one side a door leads to the guest wing and on the other side into the main house.
The sitting room has exposed beams and timbers and an inglenook fireplace, housing a Living Flame gas fire, with an exposed brick hearth and a timber bressumer. Doors lead into the study and inner lobby area. The dining room also has an inglenook fireplace with an exposed brick hearth and a timber bressumer, and exposed timbers. There is a built-in shelved storage cupboard, stairs to the first floor and a bay window overlooking the Koi pond.
The driveway is accessed via twin hardwood gates and has parking for up to seven cars and perimeter lighting. The south east facing front garden has a lawned area, a variety of trees, raised beds, a patio and pergola with outside lighting. There is also a Koi pond. The landscaped rear garden has a lawned area, a terrace and a storage shed. There is an adjoining fruit and vegetable garden with mature trees including various fruit trees and fruit canes, a greenhouse, three timber framed compost bins and seven standpipes.
Sandy is a small market town between Cambridge and Bedford on the A1. The area is dominated by a range of hills known as the Sand Hills and the River Ivel runs through the town. The headquarters of the RSPB is located on the edge of the town and the Shuttleworth Collection is approximately 2 miles away. Sandy station is 3 minutes walk away and rail links from Sandy to London Kings Cross take approximately 44 minutes.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Garden/Utility Room
The triple aspect kitchen/breakfast room is fitted in a bespoke range of oak units with granite work surfaces incorporating a sink unit and drainer. There is a large central island unit with additional cupboards, drawers, and wine racks, and a cupboard concealing a Worcester gas fired boiler serving both the hot water and heating systems. There are pantry cupboards and Italian porcelain floor tiling. There is also a Rangemaster oven with a canopied extractor above and space and plumbing for a dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The garden/utility room is of brick and double glazed construction and has a Butler sink set into beech work surfaces with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. A separate store room is attached and is accessed via a door from the garden.
The landing area, accessed via the staircase from the dining room, has exposed beams and timbers and a shelved linen cupboard. The family bathroom is fitted in a modern white suite including an enamel bath incorporating a shower and screen, wash basin, bidet and WC.
The master bedroom, and bedrooms two and three all have a feature arched monastery style window to the front and exposed beams and timbers. The master bedroom and bedroom two both have a deep built-in wardrobe and a sealed traditional style fireplace with exposed brickwork and a timber bressumer.
The guest wing is accessed via a door on the left hand side of the main entrance hall. The dual aspect family room/library has a bespoke range of fitted floor to ceiling bookshelves and is currently used as a home office. The inner hallway has a staircase to the first floor. The cloakroom is fitted in a white suite with a Fired Earth tiled floor and a built-in storage cupboard. The kitchen is fitted in a modern range of base and wall mounted cupboards and drawers with oak effect work surfaces over incorporating a Butler sink. Integrated appliances include an electric oven, an induction hob with extractor over and space and plumbing for a washing machine and fridge/freezer. There is a broom cupboard, a glazed display cabinet and an exposed Fired Earth tiled floor. The triple aspect sitting/dining room, with vaulted ceiling, has a part glazed oak stable door to the rear terrace.
Guest Wing First Floor
The landing area has a conservation skylight, a storage cupboard and an airing cupboard housing a pressurised hot water cylinder. Bedroom four overlooks the meadow and river beyond and has built-in wardrobes. Bedroom five has a Velux skylight. The bathroom is fitted in a modern white suite and has underfloor heating.
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