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A substantial Victorian house in a unique Aspley Heath location providing magnificent views of surrounding countryside from an elevated position.

Property Highlights

  • Detached Victorian house
  • Four bedrooms; two en suite
  • Three reception rooms
  • Conservatory
  • Self-contained apartment
  • Double garage and parking
  • Recreational log cabin in grounds with full facilities
  • Approx. 2 acres of gardens and woodlands

Originally a seven bedroom house, the top floor was recently converted to a self-contained three room flat with separate access. Reversing this would not be difficult.

Entrance Hall

A storm porch with the original wrought iron work protects the solid wood entrance door which opens into the entrance lobby with a cloakroom. A half glazed pine door opens into the hall with the original mosaic tiled floor. This leads to the three reception rooms and the dog leg staircase to the first floor.

Reception Rooms and Conservatory

The dual aspect study has windows to the front and side. It has a range of fitted book shelves and a corner unit, coving and carpeting. The family room is on the opposite side of the house and has a marble fireplace with hearth and wood burning stove, a walk-in bay window, carpeting, display shelving, recessed ceiling lights and French doors opening to the terrace. The sitting room has a bay window to the side overlooking the terrace, a marble fireplace with a tiled hearth, coving and carpeting. Double French doors open to the west facing conservatory which has a fitted dining table and seating and two sets of French doors, one set opening to the terrace and the other set to the side garden. All the reception rooms have solid pine doors with ornamental brass door fittings.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Pantry

A door from the hallway opens into the side lobby which leads to the kitchen/breakfast room, downstairs cloakroom and stairs down to the cellar. The kitchen/breakfast room has two windows overlooking the side. It is fitted with a range of cream fronted wall, base and drawer units with complementary worktops, a breakfast bar and a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with a mixer tap. There is a Neff double oven, a four burner gas hob with an extractor over, space for an upright fridge/freezer, space and plumbing for a dishwasher, and laminate flooring. From the rear lobby a door opens to a walk-in pantry and another to the conservatory.

Utility Room, Boot Room and Wood Store

A door from the kitchen opens to the utility room which is fitted with a range of wall and base units, worktops and a stainless steel sink. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and space for an upright fridge/freezer. A door opens to the boot room and wood store.

First Floor Landing

The first floor landing leads to all bedrooms and bathrooms, and to the stairs leading to the second floor self-contained apartment. There is a large stained glass feature window and a fitted wardrobe.

Master Bedroom

The master bedroom has a walk-in bay window which offers far reaching views across open countryside. There are fitted wardrobes, recessed ceiling lights and carpeting. The en suite bathroom is fitted with a panelled bath, walk-in shower, wash basin, WC and laminate flooring. Beyond the en suite is a linen store.

Guest Bedroom Suite

The guest bedroom has two windows to the side, fitted wardrobes and carpeting. The en suite bathroom is fitted with a panelled bath, walk-in shower, wash basin on a vanity unit, and a WC.

Further Bedrooms and Shower Room

There are two further bedrooms on the first floor, both with fitted wardrobe and carpets. The shower room is fitted with a walk-in shower, wash basin and WC.

Second Floor Self-Contained Apartment

The second floor self-contained apartment is accessed from ground level using a separate private stairway at the rear of the house. The flat comprises an entrance area, an open plan kitchen/sitting room with balcony, a utiltiy area, a double bedroom and a bathroom. The access through the main staircase ensures easy integration of the accommodation back into the main living space.

Outside

Aspley Heath House is reached by a long sweeping driveway with external lighting which leads to a parking area for several cars, and a double garage. There are well stocked flower and shrub borders to one side of the drive and a lawn area with mature trees to the other. To the rear of the property is a northwest terrace surrounded by an ornamental wall. From one side, steps lead down to an extensive lawn which is surrounded by mature trees, shrubs, pond and rockery. To the other side of the terrace is a further block paved seating area. From the lawn, steps lead down to a decked log cabin with a balcony which enjoys magnificent views over the surrounding countryside.

Aspley Heath House

Aspley Heath House was originally built in 1885 by John Page, a merchant from Bedford. The house was purchased by the then Duke of Bedford in 1901 to accommodate members of the Duke's family for almost 40 years. In 1960 a number of houses were built within the original 10 acre grounds. In 1990 the present owner built and sold 'Heather Bank' in the lower part of the grounds. Aspley Heath House now lies at the end of a long drive, sitting comfortably within almost 2 acres of mature gardens and woodland.

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