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4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Albany Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40

Under Offer £800,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Victorian Townhouse
  • Four double bedrooms
  • Three separate reception rooms
  • Open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room
  • Gas to radiator heating
  • Cellar and landscaped gardens
  • Two single garages
  • No onward chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A Victorian four bedroom double bay fronted townhouse within a 10 minute walk of the riverside Embankment and Town Centre, the mainline station and Harpur Trust schools. The property was constructed in the 1880s and has a number of period features including traditional fireplaces, oak doors and architraves and exposed floorboards. There is versatile accommodation to the ground floor which has three separate reception rooms and an extended kitchen/breakfast/family room with bi-folding doors onto the rear garden. On the first floor there are four double bedrooms, a shower room, family bathroom and WC. The gardens are landscaped and extend to the side and rear of the property with two single garages that are accessed via Waterloo Road. No onward chain.

Entrance Hall 
The property is entered via a mullioned, arched porchway and an oak and leaded light entrance door into the entrance hall which has a reclaimed mosaic tiled floor. There is a staircase with individual balustrades that provides access to the first floor. The cloakroom is situated off an inner lobby to the rear of the hallway and comprises of a two piece white suite of wash basin and WC with a window to the rear. There is a dry cellar accessed by a timber staircase from the hall.

Principal Reception Rooms 
At the front of the house is the sitting room which has a feature bay window fitted with Thomas Sanderson blinds. Character features include moulded ceiling covings, roses and picture rails. There are high oak skirtings and architraves which continue through into the dining room. There is a traditional Adam style fireplace with tiled surround and raised hearth with an open grate. Original pine floorboards are laid to the floor (currently carpeted). Two multipane glazed sliding doors lead into the dining room which is situated to the rear of the house with multipane double doors onto the private rear terrace. There are storage cupboards with display shelving above, set into one chimney breast recess, with a leaded light glazed cabinet and storage cupboard set into the other. Exposed oak floorboards are provided to the floor.

Study 
The dual aspect study is at the front of the house and also has a feature bay sash window, fitted with blinds from Thomas Sanderson, which incorporates a curved window seat. Character features include moulded ceiling covings and rose, and an oak fireplace in the Arts and Crafts style with a cast iron and ceramic tiled grate housing a living flame gas fire.

Breakfast Room 
The separate breakfast room has a feature fireplace with an inset log burning stove. There is shelving to one side of the chimney breast with built-in cupboards and drawers to the other. Exposed solid oak flooring is provided and continues through into the kitchen/family room.

Kitchen/Family Room 
The dual aspect kitchen/family room is at the rear of the house with bi-folding doors from the family area onto the rear garden. The kitchen is of an open plan design and is fitted in a range of cream fronted Shaker style units incorporating cupboards, drawers, shelving, and glazed display cabinets. The base units have complementary hardwood work surfaces over. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher and fridge with space and plumbing for a washing machine, a fridge/freezer, and a range style oven with extractor over.

First Floor 
The landing is arranged over two levels with the bedrooms on the upper landing at the front of the house and the family bathroom, shower room and WC on the lower landing. Access is provided to the roof space and picture rails and oak architraves are featured.

Bedrooms 
The master bedroom has three sash windows to the front and a further window to the side providing views of Bedford’s riverside Embankment. A wash basin set into a shelved vanity unit is provided. Bedroom two has a range of fitted wardrobes and bookshelves with a wash basin set into a shelved vanity unit. Bedrooms three and four are situated to the rear of the house with views of the garden. Both bedrooms have wash basins set into shelved vanity units, bedroom four has exposed oak flooring.

Bathroom/Shower Room/WC 
The separate WC has a white low level WC and a window to the side. The shower room has been refitted in a modern style white suite of a screened shower enclosure with fitted shower and Metro style tiling and wash basin set in a vanity unit. There are built in storage cupboards, one housing a wall mounted gas fired boiler. Complementary black and white mosaic tiling is provided to the floor and there is a window to the side aspect. The family bathroom has been remodelled using a blend of 1930s and contemporary style sanitaryware which includes a cast iron bath, wash basin and WC. There is a screened shower enclosure with fitted shower and a combination of Italian glazed tiles and slate tiling is provided to the walls and floor.

Outside 
The property occupies a prominent position on the corner of Albany Road and Waterloo Road and is within ten minutes’ walk of the Embankment. The gardens extend to the front and side and are enclosed by dwarf walling with inset wrought iron work. A gated access at the side of the house leads into the rear garden which is arranged in a U-shape. It has been landscaped and incorporates gravelled terrace areas and shaped borders which surround a lawned area. There is a period hand pump which is fully operational, using rainwater collected in an underground chamber. The two garages are accessed from Waterloo Road and are of sectional construction. One is entered via remotely operated up and over doors, the other is manually operated. The garden is fully enclosed by original walling and close boarded fencing.

Location 
Albany Road is situated within ten minutes’ walk of Bedford’s riverside Embankment, Town Centre and Harpur Trust schools. Local amenities include the Castle Quarter which offers shops, cafes and public houses with Russell Park within a five minute walk. Bedford railway station is approximately 1 mile away which offers rail links to St. Pancras International in 39 minutes.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
27 October 2016

Nearest stations

  • Bedford St. Johns (0.5 mi)
  • Bedford (0.7 mi)
  • Kempston Hardwick (3.5 mi)
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1 St. Peters Street, Bedford, MK40 2PN

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1 St. Peters Street, Bedford, MK40 2PN

01234 969025 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Bedford St. Johns (0.5 mi)
  • Bedford (0.7 mi)
  • Kempston Hardwick (3.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Michael Graham, Bedford

1 St. Peters Street, Bedford, MK40 2PN

01234 969025 Local call rate

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