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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Gold Street, Podington, Bedfordshire

Offers Over £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superbly Presented Detached Stone House
  • Many Period Features
  • Sitting Room including Inglenook with Log Burner
  • Superb Kitchen/Beakfast Room with Range Cooker
  • Seperate Dining Room
  • Master Bedroom with Vaulted ceiling and En suite Shower Room
  • Three Further Bedrooms
  • Family Bathroom with Roll Top Bath
  • Deligtful Gardeof around 1/3 acres
  • Double Garage and Gated Parking

Full description

Picturesque and superbly presented detached stone country cottage, with stunning gardens of around 1/3 acre and situated in the heart of the hugely popular village of Podington.

Description - This picturesque and superbly presented detached stone country cottage, dating from the 19th century is situated in the heart of the hugely popular village of Podington.

Over recent years the property has been sympathetically extended and modernised and now combines many features characteristic of its period of origin, such as exposed ceiling beams, ledge doors, inglenook with log burner and window seats together with those more conducive to modern living. Of particular note is the superb heart of the house shaker style painted kitchen breakfast room with granite work surfaces and Rangemaster range cooker, with double doors leading into a superb sitting room featuring exposed ceiling beams and attractive inglenook fireplace with log burner.

Additional accommodation on the ground floor comprises a dining room, also with exposed beams and a cloakroom/utility.

On the first floor, the light and airy master bedroom has half vaulted ceiling and benefits from en suite shower room. There are three further bedrooms and family bathroom with Victorian roll top bath.

Outside, are beautiful largely lawned gardens in excess of 1/3 acre, with well positioned mature trees together with gated parking and detached double garage.

Vendor Insights - Primrose Cottage is a charming, detached stone property that began life in eighteen fifty one. The present owners, Miles and Jessica, explain that when they walked up the gravel drive, peered through the rose arch, and saw the garden then turned round to see the cottage, they were totally enchanted by it all. On a practical level it had the four bedrooms, off road parking and generous size garden that they had been looking for.

Primrose Cottage enjoys a central position in picturesque Podington village. The warm stone of the houses, and surrounding green and rolling countryside has a very Cotswold appearance. The community minded village has a social club and cricket club, and there is a Wyevale Garden Centre where you can also meet friends for coffee. The primary school is within walking distance from the cottage, with excellent secondary schools in nearby Harrold and Sharnbrook. It has been a good rural setting for the children.

For the commuter and for retail and cultural opportunities, the quick access to the M1 and A14, means easy drives to a wide range of surrounding towns, that include Bedford, Milton Keynes, Wellingborough and Northampton.

The house has a bright, and inviting atmosphere. And whether you are unwinding in the lounge with a whisky, before the fire in the inglenook fireplace, on a winters night: or enjoying a summer Sunday morning coffee on the patio, the ambience is relaxed and calm.

Favourite Room: The well equipped kitchen is the busy, daily hub of the household. The warm exposed brick and the attractive furnishings, create a pleasant farmhouse style kitchen, where the family chat round the table. In summer, with the doors open, the patio becomes an al fresco dining extension to the room.

Further favourite rooms: The easy flow of rooms makes the ground floor the perfect entertaining area, and on arrival the guests usually congregate in the kitchen, then progress to the beamed dining room, for a relaxed candle lit meal. The evening ends with drinks and conversation in the lounge, a room that has a modern chic which combines seamlessly with the original features.

Favourite aspect of the garden: However summer entertaining is on a larger scale, and up to fifty people have been easily accommodated in the delightful garden. The garden is a superb mix of lawn, shrubbery and mature trees, where you can wander across the lawn to sit under the shade of the willow tree, or harvest end of summer apples. It is also quite idyllic to settle under the orange blossom covered arbour, and quite simply take delight in your surroundings.

What they will miss: Miles and Jessica have loved Primrose Cottage. They will miss so much, summer barbecues in the garden with friends, Friday nights at the cricket club socialising whilst the children practice cricket, and the lovely friends they have made in this welcoming village. When you buy the cottage, you also buy a lovely slice of village life. They take away wonderful memories.

Miles and Jessica

Accommodation - The hallway is entered via a storm porch and a stable door, there are stripped pine panels to dado height, terracotta tiled floors and exposed ceiling beams. The main Sitting room is a light and airy room with delightful window seat with window overlooking the front. The focal point of the room is the superb inglenook fireplace with oak bressumer over and log burner on a raised hearth with exposed stone insets. There are exposed ceiling beams, stripped pine floor and stain glassed double doors leading through to the kitchen.
The heart of the house kitchen breakfast room is fitted in a range of painted shaker style cabinets with granite work surfaces into which is set a Belfast sink with brass mixer taps. The focal point of the room is the brick range recess with Rangemaster cooker. There are exposed ceiling timbers, terracotta tiled flooring and freestanding cabinet housing a fridge and freezer unit. Double Glazed doors lead from the kitchen to the breakfast terrace.
The dining room also benefits from exposed ceiling beams and stripped pine floors. There is a fitted cupboard with display shelving and door leading to stairs rising to first floor accommodation. The cloakroom/utility has W.C, wash basin, Belfast sink and plumbing for washing machine.

First Floor - The master bedroom has half vaulted ceiling exposed ceiling beams and skylight. There are dual aspect windows and exposed wooden flooring. This room has an en suite with W.C washbasin and double shower cubicle. The guest bedroom features a Victorian fireplace, stripped pine flooring and window to the front. The high quality and characterful bathroom is fitted in a suite including luxury roll top bath with ball and claw feet, W.C and wash basin. There are exposed wooden floors and window to the side. Both of the remaining bedrooms have fitted wardrobes

Outside - The property is accessed via a gravelled driveway to one side of the house. Double wooden gates lead through to a further gravelled drive with parking provided for numerous vehicles in front of the garage. Adjacent to this is a large private sun terrace providing ample opportunity for alfresco dining. There are raised flower borders and a path leads through a rose planted archway to the remainder of the garden. A stepping stone style path leads across a large expanse of lawn to further sun terrace under a pergola. The remainder of the garden is largely to lawn with well positioned mature trees and attractive planted borders and is enclosed by timber fencing. In all the property sits within a plot of around 1/3 acre.

The double garage has up and over doors, power and lighting connected. There is storage to the eaves and a personal door to the side.

Location - Primrose Cottage is situated in the heart of the village along a quiet no through road. The picturesque village of Podington is situated in open countryside close to the Northamptonshire/Bedfordshire border. The village offers various local facilities and a fine parish church as well as a cricket club and sports and social club. Within the village is also a vibrant garden centre, including tea room. There are a number of excellent schools in the area including, primary education within the village feeding in to the ever popular Harrold Priory Middle school and the award winning Sharnbrook Upper School being only 7 miles away. Private education is available at Wellingborough, Bedford Modern, Kimbolton and Oundle.

Positioned 5 miles from Wellingborough, 12 miles from Bedford, 14 miles from Northampton and 18 miles from Milton Keynes. All these cater for extensive shopping requirements. Junction 14 of the M1 is about 16 miles away providing access to the country's motorway network.
Trains to London St Pancras from Bedford take approximately 40 minutes whilst trains from Wellingborough to London take approximately 50 minutes.

The local area has a wide array of sporting facilities including a number of golf courses, hunting with the Pytchley, Woodland Pytchley and the Grafton. There is racing at Newmarket, Huntingdon and Towcester and fishing at Grafham Water.

Directions - From Northampton take the A508 south, crossing the M1 at Junction 15. Proceed through Roade, past Stoke Bruerne and on to Grafton Regis. On reaching Grafton Regis take the first left hand turn into Church Lane. The property will be found on the right hand side at the junction of Church Lane and The Lane. From the A5 and Milton Keynes take the A508 north towards Northampton. Pass Yardley Gobion and continue to Grafton Regis and then take the first right hand turn into Church Lane. Then proceed as above.

Mains electricity, drainage, gas and water are connected. Heating to the house is via gas radiator heating.

Bedfordshire District Council

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Agents Notes - All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given and that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.

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12 July 2016


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