6 bedroom detached house for saleHigh Street, Sharnbrook, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44
- Grade II listed 17th century detached house
- Five bedrooms; two en suite
- Six reception rooms
- Detached former coach house/annexe
- Self contained office complex
- Plot of approximately 16 acres with equestrian facilities
- Detached barn
- Heated outdoor swimming Pool
A Grade II listed 17th century detached five bedroom house with outbuildings and a swimming pool situated within formal gardens and paddocks of approximately 15.25 acres. Brookfield was constructed in the 17th century with later 19th century additions. It is of Limestone rubble construction under a clay tiled roof and is entered via solid wood remotely operated gates into a courtyard area with parking and access to the detached former coach house which offers a self-contained annexe incorporating a garage and gym. The main house has been improved and updated combining period features with modern amenities. It has versatile accommodation with five reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room and a garden room/conservatory. There are four double bedrooms, an en suite bathroom, and a family bathroom. A second floor guest suite includes a sitting area and shower room. There is also a cellar. A detached stone built office complex has open plan office space with full commercial usage.
History and Heritage
The solid oak entrance door leads into the split level flagstone entrance hall which has a full turn open tread staircase to the first floor and exposed beams and timbers. The cloakroom is fitted with a two piece suite and has exposed beams. The cellar provides dry storage facilities and houses the gas fired boiler and pressurised hot water cylinder.
The heated outdoor swimming pool is enclosed by picket fencing and high brick walling and has an all weather cover. A detached brick building provides changing facilities, a sauna and kitchen area with outdoor terraces on both sides. There is a plant room housing a gas fired boiler for heating the pool, and a filtration system.
Stables and Outbuildings
The stable block is of timber construction with featherboard elevations under a pitched roof and has tenloose boxes, a tack room, WC and a turning out area. The manège is separately accessed via a timber five bar gate to the enclosed rubber floored arena area of approximately 40 ft. x 20 ft. The paddocks are accessed via a separate driveway which is in the ownership of the property between 111 and 117 High Street and are divided into five areas. The Atcost barn is of steel and corrugated iron construction with a roller door.
The office block is of stone construction under a pitched all weather roof. The block is currently configured as two offices, a boardroom, a meeting room, two WCs, one including a shower, and a store room. The total floor area is approximately 1,650 sq. ft. There are security roller shutters and combined air conditioning and heating units.
Sharnbrook is a popular North Bedfordshire village located approximately 8 miles north of Bedford. The village has two schools, one of which was attended by the London Marathon winner Paula Radcliffe who opened the Paula Radcliffe Sharnbrook Community Sports Centre in April 2005. Sharnbrook dates back to Saxon times and there is a Norman church in the village as well as shops which include a baker, Co-Op supermarket, newsagent and pharmacy. The county town of Bedford, along with Milton Keynes, offers a more comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities. Communications in the area include an East Midlands rail service from Bedford station to London St. Pancras International and then onto the City. A wide choice of both private and state schooling is available including the Harpur Trust Schools in Bedford and Wellingborough School.
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens and paddock areas total approximately 15.25 acres and are entered via twin remotely operated gates behind a high stone wall and with a separate gate for pedestrian access. The flagstone and cobbled courtyard provides parking facilities and access to the Coach House and main house which has a wood store attached. The landscaped gardens are principally lawned with ornate walled areas, well stocked borders and a variety of mature trees including a cedar tree and a walnut tree. At the bottom of the garden and stable area runs the Sharn Brook, a tributary of the River Great Ouse. A pathway leads to the stable block, manège and kitchen garden and onward to the office buildings and paddocks which can be accessed separately further along the high street maintaining privacy to the main house.
The Coach House/Annexe Ground Floor
The detached Coach House is of brick construction under a pitched slate roof and incorporates self-contained annexe accommodation together a gym and an integral garage. It has the original wooden entrance door into a hallway with the original loose boxes having been converted for use as a ground floor single bedroom and a utility area. This is fitted with a modern base unit with a sink unit and an integrated washing machine. The shower room is fitted with a modern white suite.
The Coach House/Annexe First Floor
A full turn staircase leads to the first floor which is open plan incorporating a dining area, sitting area and fitted kitchen. The kitchen has a range of modern units with integrated appliances including an electric oven, gas hob with an extractor over, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe/airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and there is a railed balcony with views of the garden. The en suite bathroom is fitted with a modern white suite.
The landing is arranged on two levels with dual aspect windows and a separate staircase to the second floor. The master bedroom has a range of fitted bedroom furniture, views over the gardens, and a refitted en suite bathroom with a slipper bath, twin wash basins set in a marble vanity unit, a walk-in shower enclosure and a concealed WC. Bedroom three has a wash basin set into a vanity unit and wood effect flooring which continues into the dressing room which has fitted wardrobes and shelved storage areas. Bedroom four has built-in double wardrobes and exposed wall and ceiling timbers. Bedroom five has a range of fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom is fitted with a Villeroy and Boch suite and has a built-in linen cupboard.
The landing has built-in storage cupboards. The guest bedroom suite has sloping ceilings and exposed beams. There is a bedroom and a sitting room area which could be used as a further bedroom. The shower room is fitted with a shower cubicle, a wash basin and a WC, and has a built-in storage cupboard.
Principal Reception Rooms
The dual aspect sitting room has an inglenook fireplace with a flagstone hearth housing a Clearview log burning stone. There is a timber bressumer, exposed beams and timbers, and an original built-in storage cupboard set into a recess. The dining room is in the Georgian part of the house and has an exposed oak floor, a traditional fireplace with a carved mantel and surround, an original display cabinet, and additional built-in storage cupboards. Both rooms have front windows with working shutters.
Other Reception Rooms
The games room is open plan, and on a separate level, to the conservatory/garden room. It has a flagstone floor and dual aspect windows overlooking the courtyard and terrace. The conservatory/garden room is of stone, hardwood and double glazed construction with double doors to the garden. The snug has dual aspect leaded light windows, an exposed beam and a traditional marble fireplace. The study, also with dual aspect windows, has an inglenook fireplace with a raised hearth, exposed floorboards and timbers, and a bespoke range of fitted furniture.
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a bespoke range of units incorporating a central island unit with a curved bench seat and a Belfast sink and drainer, all with granite work surfaces. Integrated appliances include an electric two oven Aga, a ceramic hob with a pop up extractor, a dishwasher, a pull out drawer fridge and a wine chiller. There is a walk-in shelved pantry cupboard and a laundry room which has a matching range of units and work surfaces with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
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