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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Bushmead Avenue, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40

Sold STC £1,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Victorian detached double fronted property
  • Five bedrooms; one en suite
  • Three reception rooms
  • Open plan kitchen/breakfast room
  • Utility room incorporating a study area
  • Gas to radiator heating
  • Walled gardens approaching a quarter of an acre
  • Driveway and single garage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A late Victorian double fronted five bedroom detached house within walking distance of Bedford's riverside Embankment and only 0.5 miles from the town centre amenities. The property is situated within mature gardens of approximately 0.23 acres and there is a driveway with off street parking and an oversized single garage. The house has been refurbished throughout but retains traditional features including period fireplaces, some sash windows and picture rails, moulded ceiling covings and roses. There is over 2,750 sq. ft. of accommodation including three separate reception rooms, an open plan kitchen/breakfast room, five bedrooms and a cellar.


Ground Floor 
Solid timber double doors with a pillared surround lead into a porch area which has exposed mosaic floor tiling and an original part stained glass door, with a matching surround, into the entrance hall. Character features in the hall include moulded ceiling covings and central ceiling roses, and there is a staircase to the first floor with individual balustrades and oak hand rails and newel posts. There are also stairs down to the cellar which provides a dry storage area. At the rear of the hallway is a part stained glass door to the rear terrace. The cloakroom is fitted in a white traditional style suite of a wash basin and WC and has cloaks hanging space and a cupboard housing the electricity consumer unit.

Reception Rooms 
The family room has a bay window to the front and features a traditional fireplace with a tiled hearth and open grate. There are high ceilings detailed with moulded covings and a central rose, picture rails and an exposed oak floor. The dining room also has a bay window to the front and features a traditional marble fireplace with an open grate and tiled hearth. Bespoke Walnut storage cabinets and bookshelves are set into the chimney recesses while bespoke Cherry Wood folding doors to the sitting room enable the two rooms to be opened into one space if required. The sitting room has a traditional marble fireplace with a tiled surround and a raised hearth. Bespoke fitted part glazed doors with brass furniture lead to the rear terrace.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Utility Room 
The breakfast room has an original pine dresser with glazed display cabinets and exposed oak flooring. The kitchen is fitted in a range of oak units including a central island unit with complementary granite splashbacks and work surfaces incorporating two sinks. Integrated appliances include a range style oven, a dishwasher, an American style fridge/freezer and an extractor. There are double doors at the side to the rear terrace. There is complementary floor tiling which continues into the utility room which is fitted in a modern range of units with space and plumbing for a washing machine and a cupboard housing the gas fired boiler serving the heating and hot water systems. The study area has a high ceiling with an inset Velux skylight, and a door to the rear.

First Floor 
The landing area is arranged on two levels and the upper level has access to the roof space.

Master Bedroom and En Suite 
The master bedroom overlooks the front and has a traditional cast iron fireplace. The en suite is fitted in a white contemporary style suite of a screened shower enclosure with a fitted shower, twin wash basins set into a floating vanity unit and WC, with complementary tiling to the splashbacks.

Bedrooms, Family Bathroom and Cloakroom 
Bedroom two overlooks the rear and has a traditional style fireplace and moulded ceiling covings. Bedroom three has a traditional style fireplace, exposed light wood effect flooring and moulded covings. Bedroom four is currently used as a dressing room and has a traditional style fireplace and moulded covings. The family bathroom is fitted in a contemporary style white suite of a double ended bath, a walk-in screened shower enclosure with a fitted shower, wash basin and WC, with complementary tiling to the splashbacks and floor. Bedroom five is accessed from the lower landing and has fitted wardrobes, a traditional style fireplace and an area housing the pressurised hot water cylinder. The adjacent first floor cloakroom is fitted in a modern white suite of a wash basin and a WC.

Outside 
The front garden is enclosed by ornate walling with inset railings and is accessed by an iron postman’s gate to a central quarry tiled pathway in a mosaic design. The garden has been landscaped with shaped broken slate borders with inset shrubs and bushes. The driveway provides parking for one car and has access to the attached garage. It is entered via an up and over door and has power connected, a high ceiling with mezzanine storage area and a door to the rear courtyard. The rear garden is walled on all sides with a York stone terrace area which is arranged on two levels and extends across the rear of the house. This garden is principally lawned with shaped borders housing mature trees, shrubs, plants and bushes. A pond at the end of the garden incorporates a rockery and has a raised decked terrace area above it. There are also raised vegetable borders, a greenhouse and a garden shed.

Location 
The property is within walking distance of the Castle Quarter which has several shops including coffee shops, a butcher's shop and a supermarket. Russell Park and The Embankment are also within walking distance. Bedford railway station is approximately 1 mile away and rail links from Bedford to London St. Pancras International taking 39 minutes. Bedford has a large range of shops as well as the independent Harpur Trust schools. The nearest school is Castle Lower School and there are doctors’ surgeries in Rothsay Gardens and Goldington Road, both just a few minutes’ walk away.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
07 February 2018

Nearest stations

  • Bedford St. Johns (0.8 mi)
  • Bedford (1.0 mi)
  • Kempston Hardwick (3.8 mi)
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Michael Graham, Bedford

1 St. Peters Street, Bedford, MK40 2PN

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01234 969025 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Bedford St. Johns (0.8 mi)
  • Bedford (1.0 mi)
  • Kempston Hardwick (3.8 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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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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