- Grade II listed Georgian detached house
- Seven bedrooms
- Two reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Cellar including wine store
- Three bedroom guest cottage
- Outbuildings including games room
- Landscaped grounds of 1.5 acres
This property dates from circa 1750 and is situated on a mature plot adjacent to a church in the centre of a quiet Bedfordshire village. The accommodation includes two reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and cellar. The seven bedrooms are set over two floors, with the master bedroom having an en suite bathroom. There is also a Jack and Jill family bathroom and a shower room. Luton railway station and M1 junction 12 are both approximately 5 miles away, and Luton Airport is approximately 8 miles away.
Streatley House is accessed via wrought iron gates which open to a circular gravel drive leading to the front entrance of the house. The front door is situated within a pedimented porch in the centre of the houses symmetrical facade and opens into the entrance hall. This has a staircase leading to the upper floors, doors to the reception rooms, rear lobby and rear garden, and a stripped oak floor.
There are two formal reception rooms. The sitting room has panelled walls, a hand carved fireplace, and French windows in a bay which open onto the front lawns. The drawing room has an open fireplace, oak flooring, and three sash windows allowing natural light.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Rear Lobby and Cellar
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of oak wall and base units with black granite worktops, as well as bespoke fitted cream painted storage cupboards and drawers. There is a light blue triple width solid fuel Aga, an adjacent walk-in larder, an integrated dishwasher, a white ceramic Belfast sink, and a slate floor. A door leads out to the enclosed parking courtyard, the four garages, the guest cottage and games room. Steps lead to the cellar complex which includes a wine store and two further rooms. The utility room has an additional cooker and electric hob to provide alternative cooking facilities when required. There is also a butlers sink and space for a fridge/freezer. The quarry tiled rear lobby has a cloakroom and a second staircase to the first floor.
The landing has stairs to the second floor. The master bedroom suite has a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite with a freestanding bath, a white suite, a corner shower, and stone flooring. There are a further four bedrooms on this floor including a guest suite with a door to the Jack and Jill family bathroom which can also be accessed from the landing.
There is a suite of two further bedrooms and a shower room on the second floor, with bedroom two being accessed via bedroom one. One of these bedrooms could be used as a further reception room if desired.
The guest cottage is timber framed with exposed beams and vaulted ceilings and has many original character features. It has been sympathetically refurbished and includes three bedrooms - accessed via two staircases - a bathroom and a dining room with French doors to the courtyard. There is also a fully fitted kitchen, a sitting room with an original cast iron range, and a cloakroom.
There is an external games room with two former stables attached which are currently used for storage. At the top of the courtyard are a set of two garages, a workshop, log store and store room providing space for vehicles and garden storage. There is also a timber framed greenhouse which can be accessed from the workshop.
Streatley House sits in the middle of lawned and landscaped grounds of approximately 1.5 acres. There are wrought iron gates opening to an extensive gravelled area at the front of the house with parking for numerous vehicles. A separate electrically operated five bar gate gives secure access to the courtyard, the numerous outbuildings and the garages. A wooded area with mature hedging and trees runs the length of the eastern boundary providing screening and privacy from the main road through the village. There are gravel paths linking the various parts of the garden, a round pond enclosed by a topiary hedge and numerous other mature deciduous trees and shrubs including a Judas tree thought to be one of the tallest in Bedfordshire.
A private stone flagged patio is to the rear of the house along with an external room housing a second oil fired boiler that provides central heating and hot water for the main house. There is also a timber climbing frame. Planning consent for an indoor swimming pool was previously granted but has now expired. The property sits adjacent to the historic church of Saint Margaret and is separated by a listed brick wall with a personal gate to the church yard.
Situation and Schooling
Streatley is situated just to the west of the A6, and is the first village on the A6 north of Luton, being about 5 miles (8 km) north of central Luton. Nearby villages are Lower Sundon, further to the west, Sharpenhoe, 1.5 miles north, and Barton-le-Clay, a somewhat larger village about 1.5 miles north, on the eastern side of the A6. Ramsey Manor lower school is in nearby Barton-le-Clay.