5 bedroom detached house for saleThorncote Green, Hatch, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19
- Detached former farmhouse
- Five bedrooms; three en suite
- Three reception rooms
- Fitted kitchen/breakfast room
- Separate garden room
- Oil to radiator heating
- Formal gardens
- Carports for three cars
A 17th century cottage style five bedroom detached family house overlooking Thorncote Green to the front surrounded by mature gardens. The property retains a number of period features and has been enlarged and improved in recent years. The accommodation is versatile including three separate reception rooms, a fitted kitchen/breakfast room and a garden room. In addition there is a ground floor master bedroom suite with an en suite shower room. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, a Jack and Jill bathroom and a family bathroom.
The dining hall overlooks the village green and has an inglenook style feature fireplace which is currently sealed with a raised tiled hearth, two former bread ovens, a timber bressumer and a storage cupboard to one side. There are exposed beams and timbers, stairs to the first floor and a door to the terrace area. The rear hallway has exposed rustic tiled flooring continuing into the cloakroom which is fitted in a white suite and has access to the roof space.
The sitting room has exposed beams and timbers. and an inglenook style feature fireplace with an open grate and a canopied flue with a timber bressumer over. There is a built-in storage cupboard, doors to the rear terrace and the study and a second staircase to the first floor. The dual aspect study has exposed beams and timbers and a fireplace recess which is currently sealed.
Ground Floor Master Bedroom Suite
The master bedroom has a range of fitted wardrobes and part glazed double doors onto the front garden. The en suite shower room is fitted in a modern white suite and has a shelved storage cupboard.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Garden Room
The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room is fitted in a range of oak cupboards and drawers, including shelved display areas and glazed display cabinets There are complementary work surfaces over and a sink unit. A two oven oil fired Aga is set into a recess and integrated appliances include a fridge/freezer, dishwasher and space and plumbing for a washing machine. An archway leads into the garden room which has triple aspect windows and double doors into the garden and a high vaulted ceiling.
The landing area is accessed via two staircases and is on varying levels with exposed beams and timbers. The dual aspect guest bedroom has two double built-in wardrobes and an exposed ceiling beam. Bedroom three has a fitted double wardrobe and dressing table and an exposed ceiling beam. Bedrooms three and four overlook the front and share a Jack and Jill bathroom which is fitted in a white suite and has an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Bedroom five overlooks the side. The family bathroom is fitted in a white suite and has a built-in storage cupboard.
The second floor has three attic rooms requiring refurbishment but which could be converted into additional accommodation subject to any necessary local authority permissions.
The property occupies a prominent position with views at the front over the historic Village Green. The front garden is bound by a dwarf brick wall and has a block paved pathway to the entrance door. The garden itself is laid to lawn with established borders. The rear garden is fully enclosed by picket fencing, trellis and a brick wall and has shrub and bush borders. It is accessed via a side gate and has a crazy paved pathway and terrace area around the outside and a further brick terrace is accessed off the dining hall. The rest of the garden has shaped lawn area with borders, a pergola and a climbing Wisteria. There is a boiler room housing the oil fired boiler serving the heating and hot water systems. The oil tank is immediately to the front of it. A driveway at the side of the house leads to neighbouring houses and provides access to three covered car port areas of brick construction and a built in garden store.
Thorncote Green is a small rural hamlet located to the North of the village of Northill. For everyday amenities the market town of Sandy is 2 miles away and Biggleswade just 5 miles away. Cambridge, with shopping, theatre, arts and leisure facilities is just a 30 minute drive. Northill Church of England Lower School is rated good by Ofsted, and the private Harpur Trust schools in Bedford are approximately 7 miles away. Sandy railway station has rail links to London Kings Cross in 44 minutes, whilst Bedford railway station has rail links to London St. Pancras International in 35 minutes. International destinations are accessible from Luton Airport which is approximately 24 miles away.
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