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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Shillington Road, Gravenhurst, Bedford, MK45

Guide Price £1,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Excess 4,200 sqft of stylish living space
  • Office/work cabin
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 4 reception rooms/areas
  • kitchen/breakfast/family room
  • utility
  • 2 bath/shower rooms
  • gardens with enclosed tennis court
  • CCTV security system
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

A substantial detached family house with over 4,200 sq feet of stylish living space and standing in landscaped gardens with tennis court and work space cabin


Flitwick Station 7.1 miles (St Pancras International from 47 minutes)
Harlington Station 7.3 miles
Hitchin 8.2 miles (Kings Cross from 35 minutes)
Bedford 12.6 miles
A6 2.8 miles
M1 (J12) 11 miles
London Luton Airport 10.9 miles


Set in the heart of some of the most beautiful countryside close to the Beds/Herts border, Gravenhurst has a decidedly rural feel, but is still well placed for access to all amenities.

Holly Rise can be found on the edge of the village of Gravenhurst approximately 12 miles south east of Bedford, and 8 miles north west of Hitchin. Although small, the local village of Gravenhurst has a good community spirit with a range of activities available including carpet bowls, ballet, pilates and a coffee group.

The village of Shillington, which is approximately two and a half miles away, has a local shop and more comprehensive facilities can be found in the market town of Hitchin, just over 8 miles away, which has rail services to London Kings Cross in approximately 35 minutes. Arlesey and Flitwick stations are 5.9 miles and 7.1 miles respectively. The area offers an excellent selection of highly regarded schools including Harpur Trust Schools (all independent) based in Bedford, Princess Helena College and Kingshott in Hitchin. Further afield are Queenswood, Haileybury College and St Joseph's In The Park.


Reception hall, kitchen/breakfast and morning room, sitting room, drawing room, games room, cloakroom, utility room, master bedroom with en suite bath/shower room, 5 further bedrooms, family bath/shower room, high tech security system with CCTV

Large sun terrace with built in BBQ, spacious log cabin/office (nearly 400 sqft of internal space), landscaped lawned gardens, enclosed hard surface tennis court, detached garage and extensive paved driveway EPC rating = D

The property

Holly Rise represents a most spacious and stylish village house, build originally by Potton Homes and this being the largest style in their renowned collection. The house offers great living space with versatility to use the reception rooms to suit the modern day family.

The hub of the house is undoubtedly the fabulous kitchen/breakfast room with the bright and airy adjoining morning room, which enjoys views over the sunny rear garden and lies very centrally to the remainder of the downstairs living space. The current arrangement of the reception rooms make for an easy, free flowing family living environment and this is often a feature of a Potton home. There are a number of open fireplaces and a log burner, which create a real focal point to the rooms.

On the first floor, 6 bedrooms and a family bath/shower room can be found. The master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling giving the room a real sense of space. The bedroom also features a modern en suite bathroom, whilst the remainder of the bedrooms benefit from one large bath and shower room.

The house is approached over a large paved driveway, which provides extensive parking facilities and leads to a detached garage.

The rear gardens are a particular feature and boast a sunny south westerly aspect. Running across the rear of the house is an extensive paved terrace, perfect for entertaining family and friends and particularly good in summer as it has a built in BBQ. Lawned gardens extend away from the terrace and up to the enclosed tennis court and to the log cabin/home office at the top of the garden. the gardens are flanked by well stocked flower and shrub borders which give the garden great privacy and seclusion.

At the top of the garden is a purpose built log cabin, which is currently utilised as a sophisticated home office as it features high speed broadband and internet connections.

Square Footage: 4,200 sq ft

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
14 October 2016

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