- Detached former farmhouse
- Four bedrooms, one en suite
- Three reception rooms
- Contemporary style fitted kitchen/breakfast room
- Oil fired underfloor heating
- Oak framed double glazed windows and doors
- Plot of approx. 0.75 acres with rural views
- Detached double length garage
Field Farm is situated within established gardens of approximately 0.75 acres and has been the subject of a sympathetic refurbishment and enlargement project by the current owners. The accommodation is arranged over three floors and attention has been given to blending the traditional period features with the contemporary style fitted kitchen and sanitary ware.
The property is entered via a covered porch area with a solid oak entrance door leading into the entrance hall. There is a built in cloaks hanging cupboard with glazed sliding doors, a part vaulted ceiling with a Velux skylight, and access to the roof space. Exposed oak effect Karndean flooring is fitted and continues throughout the ground floor with oak ledge and brace doors to the sitting and dining room. The cloakroom is fitted in a white contemporary suite of a wash basin and WC with complementary tiling and a window to the side.
The triple aspect sitting room is situated to the front of the house and has views of the garden and surrounding fields and countryside. There is a high vaulted ceiling detailed with exposed beams and timbers and a fitted storage cupboard houses the electricity meters and consumer unit. The dining room has dual aspect windows overlooking the gardens. There is a feature Inglenook fireplace, with raised flagstone hearth and timber bressumer, which houses a multi fuel burning stove providing a focal point to the room. Further characters features include exposed beams and timbers and oak ledge and brace doors leading to the family room and to a staircase to the first floor. The family room has a traditional style fireplace, exposed beams and timbers and a corner, understairs storage cupboard. A step down leads to the kitchen/breakfast room.
The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room has windows to the front and glazed double doors to the rear garden. It is fitted in a range of contemporary white gloss fronted units which include a central island unit and all base units have complementary granite work surfaces. An integrated range style oven with ceramic hob and extractor over is included, with space and plumbing provided for a dishwasher and an American style fridge/freezer. There is also a walk-in shelved pantry cupboard which has a window to the side. Character features include exposed beams and timbers and an oak ledge and brace door leading into the utility room. Marble floor tiles are features in both areas and incorporate underfloor heating.
The utility room is fitted in a matching range of units and work surfaces and has space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. A free standing oil fired boiler serves the heating with the pressurised hot water cylinder located behind. A window faces the side and a solid oak, part glazed door leads into the rear garden.
First Floor and Master Bedroom
The landing area features exposed beams and has a window to the side overlooking the garden. Stripped ledge and brace doors lead into the first floor rooms, and a staircase which continues to the second floor. The master bedroom is entered via a step down from the landing and is a dual aspect double bedroom with views of the garden. Character features include exposed beams and timbers with walnut flooring which incorporates underfloor heating which continues through into the dressing room and en-suite. The dressing room has fitted hanging rails and shelving baskets, and a window to the front. An obscure glazed door leads from the bedroom into the en-suite which is fitted in a modern suite by Villeroy & Boch which includes a double ended bath, a screened shower enclosure with fitted power shower, a wash basin set in an oak vanity unit and a WC. Tiling is provided to the splashback areas and there is a window to the side.
Bedroom two is also a double bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and a window to the side overlooking the garden and countryside beyond. Bedroom three is a single bedroom with a window to the side. It has a built in wardrobe and character beams and timbers.
The family bathroom is fitted in a contemporary suite by Villeroy & Boch and includes a double ended bath, a walk in screened shower enclosure with fitted power shower, twin wash basins set into an oak vanity unit and a WC. Travertine tiling is provided to the splashbacks and there is a window to the side overlooking the garden.
The landing area has a range of built in oak storage cupboards/wardrobes providing storage facilities and provides the potential for further bedroom space if required. Oak ledge and brace doors lead into both bedrooms four and the attic room. Bedroom four is a double bedroom and has a high vaulted ceiling detailed with beams and timbers, a built in eaves cupboard and a window to the side. The second floor is a versatile space which could be used as a suite for a teenager with sitting room/study/bedroom and dressing area. Alternatively one of the bedrooms could be used as a playroom or games room. Bedroom four and the attic room have high vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and exposed oak floor.
The property is situated at the very end of How End and occupies a rural position with views over open fields and countryside, and of the ancient remains of House Beautiful, mentioned in The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan, in the distance. The house is accessed via a long driveway which serves this and neighbouring properties, with a block paved area in front of the house providing parking and access to the detached double length garage. The gardens extend to 0.75 acres and surround the house. There is paved pathway and terrace area around the property with the gardens being principally laid to lawn with borders, and interspersed with a variety of mature trees, shrubs and plants. It is fully enclosed by a combination of mature hedgerow and fencing.
Detached Double Garage
A detached former barn provides the double length garage which is of a timber framed construction with brick elevations under a pitched clay tiled roof. It is entered via twin timber doors and has windows facing the side.
Houghton Conquest is located in the northern part of Central Bedfordshire and its local amenities include a shop, lower school, village hall and a church. There are two public houses and a restaurant The Knife & Cleaver. Bedford is approximately 6 miles away and has rail links to London St. Pancras International in 39 minutes.
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