4 bedroom detached house for saleNorthill Road, Cople, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44
Sold STC £575,000
- Grade II listed 17th century detached cottage
- Four bedrooms
- Three reception rooms
- Fitted kitchen
- Ground floor bathroom; shower room
- Gas to radiator heating
- Gardens of 0.28 acres
- Driveway and single garage
A Grade II listed four bedroom detached cottage set in gardens of 0.28 acres with views of open countryside to the rear. The cottage dates from the 17th century with later 20th century additions. It has painted, pebble dash elevations to the front under a clay tiled roof. It blends many period features, which include exposed beams and timbers and an Inglenook fireplace, with more modern day amenities such as a fitted kitchen and modern sanitary ware.
A lobby area leads to the ground floor family bathroom which is fitted with a four piece suite of a double ended spa bath which is set in a tiled surround, a wash basin set in a shelved vanity unit, bidet and WC. The floor and splashback areas are tiled and there is a window to the rear.
The landing area is arranged on two levels with a shelved cupboard housing the gas fired boiler and a further cupboards housing the hot water cylinder. A Velux skylight faces the side. The lower landing has steps up and ledge and brace doors into the principal bedrooms, and the upper landing has doors to bedrooms three and four and to the first floor shower room.
The master bedroom is situated to the front of the cottage and has exposed beams, timbers and floorboards. Bedroom two has character features similar to the master bedroom and a built-in wardrobe, a shelved storage cupboard and a feature fireplace with raised hearth and timber bressumer. There is access to the roof space. Bedroom three is situated to the rear of the cottage with a built-in double wardrobe and views over the rear garden and open fields beyond. Bedroom four is a single bedroom. The shower room is fitted in a modern white suite of a screened and tiled shower enclosure with fitted shower, a wash basin and WC. A Velux skylight faces the side.
The cottage has a dwarf brick wall at the front with a central postman's gate and timber five bar gate leading onto the gravelled driveway which provides off street parking. There is a well at the front of the property. The driveway continues to the rear of the cottage and around the garden allowing access to the detached single garage which has power connected. The garden contains a raised terrace with a pergola with established grape vines over and a covered area to the rear of the cottage which provides a log store. There is an additional brick terrace which provides an outdoor entertaining area with views of both the garden and open fields beyond and a further lawned area which is bound by mature trees and hedgerow and enclosed on all sides.
Cople is approximately 4 miles from Bedford and 5 miles from Sandy. Rail links from Bedford to St. Pancras International take 35 minutes and Sandy to Kings Cross takes 44 minutes. The village has various local amenities such as a village school, a public house, a church, playing fields and a Sports and Social Club. The M1 junction 13 is approximately 6 miles away. The Harpur Trust schools are in Bedford and the property is in the Bedford Academy catchment area.
The cottage is entered via a door to the side elevation into the entrance hall which has a window to the side and a multi paned and glazed door the kitchen/breakfast room which is fitted in a range of oak fronted units including glazed display units and an island unit arranged in an L- shape and incorporating a breakfast bar area. There are complementary worksurfaces with an inset sink unit. An exposed brick recess houses a range style oven and plumbing and space are provided for a washing machine, dishwasher and fridge. There is an arched aperture into the dining room. which has wood effect flooring and glazed double doors with full length windows on either side overlooking the garden.
The sitting room is a dual aspect room, situated to the front of the cottage with a number of character features which include exposed beams and timbers, an Inglenook fireplace with an open grate, canopied flue, two former bread ovens, a tiled hearth and a timber bressumer. There is also a storage area to the side of the chimney breast. The family room has stairs to the first floor, exposed beams and timbers and a smaller Inglenook fireplace with a raised hearth and timber bressumer. There is a door to the street.
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