The Hoo

31 High Street, Great Barford, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3JH

£1,000,000Offers in excess of

6 3 3

Property Highlights

  • Victorian detached property
  • Six double bedrooms; one en suite
  • Three separate reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, pantry and utility room
  • Various period and traditional features
  • Extensive driveway with parking for a minimum of 10 cars
  • Formal gardens of approximately 0.4 acres
  • Range of outbuildings providing potential for conversion (STPP)

Property description

A Victorian six bedroom detached house with a detached coach house, and former stable/garage block with annexe/office potential in about 0.4 acres of gardens, for sale with no upper chain.

The Hoo is believed to date from the 1860s and is a notable property within 5 minutes' walk of the village centre. It is of brick construction under a principally slate roof, and has 4,500 sq. ft. of accommodation in the house. The principal reception rooms are accessed off a central hallway which has stairs to the galleried landing. There is also a kitchen/breakfast room, a walk-in pantry, utility room and two cloakrooms on the ground floor. All six bedrooms are double rooms. The master bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom, and there is also a family bathroom and a shower room. Twin timber gates from the High Street lead to a gravel driveway which provides parking for ten cars. There is a detached thatched outbuilding, and a detached Coach House with an attached storage barn and a single garage.

Principal Reception Rooms

The drawing room has dual aspect bay windows with working shutters, the one to the front overlooking the lawned front garden. There is a traditional fireplace with an open grate, picture rails and exposed floorboards. The dining room features a high ceiling detailed with moulded cornices, picture rails and a central ceiling rose. There is a marble fireplace with an open grate and a shuttered bay window.


The formal gardens are at the side and have a paved seating area with the remainder principally lawned with shaped well stocked borders and mature trees including fruit trees. The garden is screened by a combination of high mature hedgerow and close boarded fencing.


The detached former stables is of brick construction under a thatched main roof and is the first building as you enter the courtyard. The barns all interlink and have four separate sets of timber doors, vaulted ceilings detailed with exposed timbers, and exposed brick flooring. There is potential for conversion of the barns subject to obtaining any necessary local authority consents.

Great Barford

The village of Great Barford lies on the River Great Ouse which is spanned by a 15th century bridge and has a village green, a post office/general store and a public house. The catchment school is Great Barford Primary Academy and Bedford, 6 miles away has The Harpur Trust Schools. The A421 bypass provides access to junction 13 of the M1 and Milton Keynes. There are rail links to London (Bedford to St. Pancras in 47 minutes) and other Midland Mainline services.

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