Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, MK44 1PE
- Grade II listed detached property
- Four bedrooms; two bathrooms
- Three reception rooms
- Bespoke fitted kitchen/breakfast/dining room
- Landscaped gardens with open views
- Detached double garage
- Annexe potential
- Sharnbrook Academy catchment
A Grade II listed four bedroom detached stone property in excess of 2100 sq. ft. within a conservation area with countryside views to the rear of the property.
The property has been improved by the current owners who have blended period features such as exposed timbers and inglenook fireplaces with modern day amenities including the bespoke kitchen/breakfast room fitted with an Aga. In addition there is a landscaped garden of approximately 0.24 acres that backs onto a small brook and has views over open paddocks to the re and a detached double garage. There is scope to convert the outbuildings (garage and shed) into additional ancillary living accommodation/annexe subject to the relevant planning permissions.
The cottage is accessed via a covered porch area and an oak entrance door into the flagstone entrance hall which has a part stone feature wall, exposed timbers and oak doors, some with leaded light stained glass windows, to the ground floor rooms. There is a staircase, with a storage cupboard under, to a half landing where the stairs divide with flights to either side leading to the first floor. The cloakroom is fitted with a period style Sanitan suite. The utility room has a range of bespoke units incorporating a French farmhouse sink and shelved storage cupboards. There is plumbing for a washing machine.
Both the sitting and dining room have detailed leaded light windows to the front with working shutters and ledges. Both rooms also have exposed timbers and beams. The dining room is dual aspect with further windows to the rear, and has a mock feature fireplace. The sitting room has an inglenook fireplace with a flagstone hearth and timber bressumer and an antique Cornish Coal burning stove with an inset range and former bread oven.
The kitchen/breakfast/dining room is fitted in a range of bespoke handmade French oak units with up and down lights and complementary granite work surfaces. Integrated appliances include a gas fired three oven gas Aga with Aims feature plus additional Aga electric/gas module. Miele appliances include a fridge/freezer and a dishwasher plus a built-in wine fridge in the island. There is also a gas boiler and water softener. The breakfast room is dual aspect and has a high vaulted ceiling detailed with exposed beams and timbers, double doors to the study/family room and a stable door to the rear terrace.
The landing is partly galleried and has exposed timbers and two built-in shelved linen cupboards.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
The master bedroom is dual aspect and has views over the garden and countryside beyond. There is a range of fitted wardrobes and exposed beams. Bedroom two is also dual aspect and has a high vaulted ceiling detailed with exposed beams and a range of built in wardrobes. Bedroom three is also dual aspect and has leaded light windows and exposed timbers. Bedroom four has built-in wardrobes, exposed beams, a Velux skylight and a stained glass window. The first bathroom is fitted with a ball and claw footed bath, a corner wash basin and separate WC. The second bathroom is fitted with a white Heritage suite of bath with fitted shower, and a wash basin and WC set in a vanity unit.
The property is entered at the front via a shingled driveway that continues through twin timber gates to an additional off street parking area and detached garage. There is a well and a raised paved terrace area to the rear of the kitchen with a walled surround that continues to the side. The main rear garden is accessed via a timber gate and has a large paved terrace area with a pergola over and an ornamental fish pond. Steps lead down onto the principally lawned, landscaped garden with borders housing trees including fruit trees, and other shrubs, plants, flowers and bushes. To the rear, the garden has views over neighbouring paddocks and has a brook running to the rear. There is a greenhouse, a bespoke timber framed summerhouse, an enclosed chicken run and a timber shed. The detached double width garage block has an adjacent workshop, which is accessed separately and has power connected.
Sharnbrook is a North Bedfordshire village approximately 9 miles north of Bedford where rail links to London St. Pancras International take just 39 minutes. The village has two schools, the larger of which is Sharnbrook Academy and Community College. This school, which has an outstanding Ofsted report, was attended by the London Marathon winner Paula Radcliffe, who opened the Paula Radcliffe Sharnbrook Community Sports Centre in April 2005. Sharnbrook dates back to Saxon times and there is a Norman church in the village. Village shops include a bakery, farm shop, Co-Op supermarket, newsagent, grocer, pharmacy, florist and a hairdresser.