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A Grade II listed 17th century detached farmhouse in mature gardens of approx. 1.1 acres with countryside views. A further 10 acres is available by separate negotiation.

Property Highlights

  • Grade II listed 17th century cottage
  • Six bedrooms (including the ancillary buildings)
  • Four reception rooms
  • Bespoke kitchen/breakfast room
  • Ten acres of land available under separate negotiation
  • LPG fired heating
  • Two additional oak framed buildings
  • Driveway and double garage

Graze Hill House has been refurbished blending period features with modern day amenities including a bespoke fitted kitchen and modern sanitary ware. There are three separate reception rooms, including an L-shaped open plan space with dining and sitting areas, and four bedrooms. There is extra accommodation in two separate 'Prime Oak' timber framed buildings built in 2005 and 2007. The first comprises a detached double width garage that incorporates self-contained living accommodation with a kitchenette, shower room and first floor bedroom/home office. The other, constructed in 2007, is largely open plan in design with a shower room, sitting room, bedroom and kitchenette. An additional ten acres of land is available to purchase by separate negotiation.

Ground Floor

The cottage is entered via a solid oak part glazed entrance door into the entrance hall which has exposed oak floorboards. There are ledge and brace doors to a storage cupboard housing the utilities, an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and an additional cloaks cupboard housing the LPG fired boiler which serves the heating and hot water systems. The ground floor shower room is fitted in a contemporary style white suite including a screened shower enclosure with a fitted shower. The wash basin and WC are set into a shelved storage area and there is complementary tiling to the walls and floor.

Kitchen

The dual aspect kitchen has views of both the garden and surrounding countryside. It is fitted in a bespoke range of oak cupboards and drawers with complementary work surfaces over. Integrated appliances include an electric double oven, LPG hob and an indoor barbeque and space and plumbing is provided for a dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer. There are terracotta tiles on the floor.

Reception rooms

The sitting room has beams and timbers and a stone Inglenook fireplace with a slate hearth, a timber bressumer and a log burning stove. Dual aspect windows have views of the garden and surrounding countryside.and there are double doors with wing windows to a terrace area. The sitting room is open plan to the dining room which has a glazed door with wing windows overlooking the rear garden. Period features include beams and timbers, and an exposed 'Herringbone' pine block floor. There is a staircase to the first floor. The breakfast/family room has an exposed cherry wood floor, a part exposed stone wall and a ledge and brace door into a lobby area through to the dining area. The study has a bespoke oak dresser style unit and further fitted shelving incorporating an overhead storage cupboard

First Floor

The landing area is arranged on two levels and has character features with beams and timbers and ledge and brace doors to the first floor rooms. The master bedroom has a window to the rear overlooking the garden, a high, part vaulted ceiling and exposed beams and timbers which are a feature throughout the first floor. There is a lobby area with a walk in wardrobe and a two piece cloakroom. Bedroom four is accessed from the lobby area and could be used as a dressing room or nursery. It has a range of built-in wardrobes and a staircase to a mezzanine level with a vaulted ceiling and railed surround. Bedroom two is at the front of the cottage overlooking the garden, garage and driveway and has exposed oak flooring. Bedroom three is an L-shaped double bedroom with views over the rear garden, pond and countryside beyond. It also has stairs to a mezzanine level. The family bathroom is fitted in a modern suite with a recessed bath, wash basin, WC and bidet.

Outside

The cottage is bound by mature trees and hedgerow to the front and post and rail fencing. The gravel driveway has security bollards and a gated entrance and leads to the guest wing and formal gardens. A separate driveway at the end of the plot provides off street parking and access to the detached double garage. The gardens extend to approximately 1.1 acres and have Italian Dolomite sandstone pathways and terrace areas around the entire perimeter of the property. The remaining garden is principally lawned with borders, an orchard, mature trees and a vegetable garden with raised beds. There is a chicken run, dog kennels and a decked area which has views over the garden and surrounding countryside. There is an octagonal wooden greenhouse and a natural pond.

Ravensden

Graze Hill Lane is a quiet single lane tarmac road, coming from Bedford it joins back on the Thurleigh Road at Wood End. Local amenities include a public house/restaurant, a local general store and, within the village itself, a church and village lower school. Bedford town centre, about 3 miles away via the B660, offers more comprehensive shopping facilities, the mainline railway station with services to London St. Pancras in 39 minutes, as well as the Harpur Trust schools being 8 minutes away.

Agents Note

Complete roof re-thatched in November 2016

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