The Old Barns
Felmersham, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 7JD
£1,500,000Offers in excess of
- Stone built converted barn
- Six bedrooms; two en suite, two bathroom
- Six reception rooms
- Converted three bedroom Coach House
- Separate one bedroom annexe
- Formal gardens of approximately one acre
- Village conservation area
- Sharnbrook Upper School catchment
A period six bedroom converted stone barn in a conservation area with formal gardens of just under 1 acre, a converted three bedroom coach house and a one bedroom annexe.
The Old Barns is of limestone rubble construction under a pitched tiled roof and has a pillared entrance with remotely operated iron gates opening into a cobbled and gravel driveway with parking for up to ten cars and access to the main house and annexe. There is also a detached Coach House in the garden which is accessed via a pathway. In total there is approximately 7,426 sq. ft. of accommodation. The gardens extend to approximately 0.95 acres and are fully enclosed with a combination of lawned areas, borders and mature trees. There are rental and/or business opportunities, subject to the relevant planning permissions to rent out or utilise the coach house and detached one bedroom annexe for additional ancillary living accommodation/office use. The property is offered with no upper chain.
About the house
The main house has been enlarged, improved and updated and successfully combines period features with modern amenities. The accommodation is versatile with six reception rooms including a garden room, and a bespoke kitchen/breakfast room with bi-folding doors to the garden. On the first floor an impressive galleried landing leads to four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom suite has a dressing room and an en suite bathroom, and the guest bedroom has an en suite shower room. On the second floor there are two further bedrooms and a contemporary bathroom together with a 26 ft. storage room.
Main House Ground Floor
The entrance hall has a full turn staircase up to a galleried landing on the first floor and exposed oak flooring that continues into the study. The cloakroom has cloaks hanging space and is fitted in a contemporary style white suite of a wash basin and WC with exposed travertine tiling to the floor. The study has a range of recessed book shelves and the snug has dual aspect windows. The rear hallway has a door to the rear and a door to the wet room which has a tiled floor and walls with a shower area, wash basin and WC.
Principal Reception Rooms
The sitting room is dual aspect with sash windows overlooking the rear courtyard and gardens and has a stone fireplace with a raised hearth and timber bressumer housing a multi fuel burning stove. The family room and adjacent garden room are separated by bi-folding doors and both rooms have exposed oak flooring. The garden room has a series of windows forming a bay which overlooks the garden. There is an integrated air conditioning unit and a cupboard housing the electricity consumer unit in the family room. The dining room is dual aspect and has exposed travertine tiling which continues into the kitchen/breakfast room, scullery and utility room.
The kitchen/breakfast room provides a central hub to the house with emphasis on modern day living requirements. It is equipped in a bespoke range of cream fronted Shaker style cabinets including pull out larder units and a large integrated larder cupboard. There is a central island unit with a raised breakfast bar area and complementary work surfaces incorporating a sink unit. Integrated appliances include an electric oven, a microwave, a gas hob and a four oven electric Aga. There is space and plumbing for an American style fridge/freezer (available to purchase by separate negotiation). Bi-folding doors open onto the garden.
Scullery and Utility Room
The scullery is fitted in a matching range of bespoke cabinets with complementary Corian work surfaces that incorporate a sink and drainer. There is a pull out larder unit and an integrated dishwasher. The utility room is also fitted in a matching range of units and work surfaces with a sink unit and drainer and space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Two tall fitted cupboards house the two LPG fired boilers serving the heating and hot water systems. There is access to the roof space via a retractable ladder, a cloaks hanging area and a door to the driveway.
The galleried landing is a major feature of the property overlooking the entrance hall with individual balustrades and handrails. It has dual aspect windows incorporating bench seats which overlook the courtyard and gardens and there is a further staircase to the second floor.
Master Bedroom Suite
The master bedroom has dual aspect windows with views over the courtyard and gardens. The dressing room has a bespoke range of wardrobes and the en suite is fitted in a contemporary style white suite of an oval double ended sunken spa bath with a marble shelved surround, a wash basin set in a marble shelved vanity unit and a WC, with complementary tiling to the floor.
Further Bedrooms and Family Bathroom
The guest bedroom has a range of fitted wardrobes. The en suite has been refitted in a contemporary style white suite of a screened walk-in shower area with a fitted power shower, a floating wash basin and WC with complementary marble tiling to the floor and splashbacks. Bedroom three has a range of fitted wardrobes and a window seat. Bedroom four has a fitted double wardrobe. The family bathroom has been refitted in a white contemporary style suite of a double ended oval shaped bath, a screened double width shower enclosure with a fitted power shower, and a floating wash basin and WC with shelving over. There is a shelved linen cupboard and travertine tiling to the floor and splashbacks.
The railed part galleried landing has a vaulted ceiling with dual aspect Velux skylights and built-in eaves cupboards. Bedrooms five and six both have triple aspect windows and part vaulted ceilings. The bathroom is fitted in a white contemporary style suite of an oval double ended bath, a wash basin set in a floating tiled surround and a WC, with complementary tiling to the floor and splashbacks. There is a vaulted ceiling, dual aspect Velux skylights and a door to the sizeable roof space store which houses the two pressurised hot water cylinders.
The Coach House
The Coach House is an independent detached stone property situated adjacent to the main house and provides fully independent additional accommodation ideal for extended family or guests. It has a timber stable door into a hallway which has a built-in cloaks hanging cupboard. Exposed travertine tiled flooring continues into the ground floor shower room which is fitted in a contemporary style suite of a screened walk-in shower area, a circular stone wash basin set on a floating tiled area and a WC. The ground floor bedroom has exposed oak flooring and dual aspect windows and could be used as an additional reception room if required.
The Coach House Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room
The kitchen/dining/sitting room is a dual aspect open plan room with double doors to the garden. The kitchen area is fitted in a contemporary range of high gloss units with complementary work surfaces. The central island unit has an additional sink unit and drainer. Integrated appliances include an electric oven, a microwave, a ceramic hob with an extractor over, and two dishwashers. There is space and plumbing for an American style fridge/freezer. The sitting/dining area has an exposed ceiling beam, exposed oak flooring, a log burning stove and a staircase to the first floor.
Coach House First Floor
The galleried landing has high ceilings and exposed beams and Velux skylights. Bedroom one has high ceilings with exposed beams, double doors to a railed Juliet balcony and a deep walk-in wardrobe. The en suite is fitted in a contemporary style white suite of a screened walk-in shower area with a fitted power shower, twin wash basins set into a floating marble shelving area and WC with complementary tiling. There is an exposed ceiling timber and a Velux skylight. Bedroom two has a high ceiling with exposed beams and a Velux skylight. There is a recess with space and plumbing for a washing machine, a range of fitted wardrobes and an airing cupboard housing the pressurised hot water cylinder. The en suite is fitted in a white contemporary style suite of a screened shower bath, wash basin and WC with complementary tiling to the floor and splashbacks.
There is also another fully independent detached stone built single storey property. It has an open plan sitting/dining room which has a log burning stove and double doors to a paved sitting area. It also incorporates a kitchenette with fitted cupboards, a sink unit and some integrated appliances. The bedroom has a built-in wardrobe and the en suite bathroom is fitted in a contemporary style white suite of a deep double ended bath with a fitted overhead shower, a waterproof TV, a floating wash basin and WC. The utility room has separate glazed doors to a gated courtyard and has a range of fitted storage cupboards with an inset sink unit and slate shelving area over. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and a cupboard housing the LPG fired boiler.
The property occupies a private, semi-rural position along a no-through lane and has views of open fields, countryside and the Ouse Valley. It is screened from the road by a high stone wall and has a pillared entrance that leads into the driveway via remotely operated iron gates. The driveway has parking for up to ten cars. The gardens extend to just under 1 acre with a gently sloping lawned area forming the main part of the garden. There is a rockery area, well stocked borders and a variety of mature trees. Between the Main House and The Coach House is a secluded cobbled courtyard. The additional area of garden is enclosed by timber fencing and stone walls.
Felmersham is a principally stone built village, nestling in the Ouse Valley with a variety of local amenities including a village lower school, public house and a historic church. There is access to major road links including the A6, A428, A421 and A422 and Bedford, with rail services to St. Pancras International, is just 7 miles away.