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A part period, part modern four bedroom detached rural equestrian property with outbuildings, stables and manège in formal gardens and paddocks of approximately 4 acres.

Property Highlights

  • Part period/part modern detached property
  • Four bedrooms; two en suite
  • Open plan sitting/dining/breakfast room
  • Separate family room and study/home office
  • Gardens and grounds of approximately 4 acres
  • Extensive driveway and detached double garage
  • Stable block with 10 loose boxes, open fronted barns studio and workshop
  • Manège

The property and grounds have been the subject of an extensive restoration and refurbishment programme carefully blending its period features, including exposed beams, timbers and newly laid floorboards, with modern day amenities that include a Shaker style kitchen and refitted traditional style white sanitaryware. Equestrian facilities include fenced interlocking paddocks and a 44 m. x 20 m. manège. There is also an L-shaped stable block which comprises ten loose boxes, a tack room, two open fronted stores, a workshop and a studio with an adjoining cloakroom. There are formal gardens, a driveway and a detached double garage.

Ground Floor

The entrance vestibule is dual aspect and leads into the sitting room which has exposed floorboards and a central dual aspect multi fuel burning stove. Two windows, one forming a bay, have views to the front over the terrace and formal gardens There is a staircase, with an understairs storage cupboard, to the first floor. The rear hall has doors to the rear garden, utility room and the cloakroom which is fitted in a white traditional style suite. The utility room has space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, a free standing oil fired boiler and pressurised hot water cylinder and dual aspect windows.

Kitchen/Dining/Breakfast Room

The kitchen is fitted in a range of cream fronted Shaker style units incorporating a sink unit and an island unit with complementary hardwood wenge work surfaces. Appliances include a range style oven and dishwasher and there is space for a fridge/freezer. The breakfast area overlooks the rear and the dining area has double glazed French double doors to the front terrace. There are exposed beams and timbers, a flagstone floor which continues into the cloakroom and utility room and beamed openings into an inner hallway.

Further Reception Rooms

The family room and study/home office both have exposed beams, timbers and floorboards, and dual aspect windows. Both rooms have double glazed French double doors with the doors from the family room leading to the gravel driveway and those from the study/home office leading to the front terrace.

First Floor

The landing area has exposed beams and timbers, access to the roof space and a built-in storage cupboard.

Master Bedroom Suite

The master bedroom is dual aspect with views over open fields and countryside. It has exposed beams and timbers and a built-in wardrobe. The en suite has been refitted in a traditional white suite of a Ball and Claw footed Slipper bath, a wash basin and a WC, with exposed wood effect flooring.

Further Bedrooms and Family Bathroom

The guest bedroom is dual aspect and has exposed timbers. The en suite is fitted in a modern white suite of a screened shower bath, a wash basin set into a high gloss vanity unit and a WC and there is exposed wood effect flooring. Bedroom three has two windows overlooking the front and has exposed beams and timbers and a fitted double wardrobe. Bedroom four has exposed beams and timbers and a window to the rear. The family bathroom has been refitted in a white contemporary style suite of a double ended bath, a screened shower enclosure with a fitted power shower, a circular wash basin set into a vanity unit and a WC. There are exposed beams and timbers and complementary wood effect flooring.

Outside

The property is situated within formal gardens and grounds totalling approximately 4 acres. The property has wall and high hedgerow along the boundary. Entrance is through inset remotely operated hardwood gates onto a driveway that provides parking and access to the detached double width garage which has twin timber double doors, power and eaves storage. There is a timber garden shed with power to the side and a summerhouse of brick construction under a pitched tiled roof. Further along the Blunham Road there are further twin timber gates into a rear driveway with additional parking and a postman’s gate with access to the entrance door. The formal gardens are principally lawned with mature trees and an extensive flagstone terrace bound by a low wall. The paddocks are on the opposite side of the driveway and are bound by post and rail fencing. They are interlinking and separated by timber five bar gates. Two of the paddocks share an open fronted field shelter. Mains water is provided to the paddock areas.

Outbuildings and Stables

The detached outbuilding is of brick construction under a pitched tiled roof and can be separately accessed by an independent gated driveway or by an unmade spur leading off the main drive. There are ten stables, eight of which can be accessed from the front or rear and have a throughway at the rear accessed from the tack room, with individual gates into each stable. In addition there are two open fronted barns, a secure workshop and a studio, all with power and light. The manège measures 44 m. x 20 m and is accessed via a five bar gate from the stable yard and enclosed by post and rail fencing with a sand and rubber floor. To the side of the manège is a further small paddock with access at either end via a timber five bar gate.

Agents Note

There is an uplift on any new residential properties constructed in its curtilege which is 35% of the uplift in the land value for a 35 year period dated from 6th September 2016. There are six television points have been installed wired for Sky or freeview all with hard wired internet data points. Alarm systems are installed in the house and outbuildings.

Moggerhanger

Moggerhanger is a Bedfordshire village which has road links to both the A1 and M1 and rail links to Kings Cross London available from Sandy, 3 miles away, which take 44 minutes and Biggleswade, 5 miles away, taking 43 minutes. It is also the home to Moggerhanger House, designed by Sir John Soane. The school catchments are Moggerhanger Lower, Alban Academy and Sandy Upper schools. The Harpur Trust schools are in Bedford approximately 7 miles away.

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