Harrowdene Farm House
The High Road, Felmersham, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 7HL
- Grade II listed detached stone former farmhouse
- Four double bedrooms
- Three reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room and cellar
- Oil to radiator heating
- Two separate barns suitable for conversion (STPP)
- Gardens of approximately 0.3 acres
- Sharnbrook Academy catchment
A Grade II listed four double bedroom detached former farmhouse, with gardens of approximately 0.3 acres in a prominent position on the edge of the village.
The property originally dates from the 17th century. It has been refurbished and updated carefully blending period features, including back to back inglenook fireplaces and flagstone and quarry tiled floors, with the modern day living requirements. Well maintained part walled gardens surround the house and include two separate stone barns which have previously had full listed planning consent for conversion into a home office, gym or recreation room. There is also off street parking for up to three cars.
The entrance hall has a leaded light window looking into the family room and features an original exposed flagstone floor which continues into part of the dining room. The front hallway has windows set either side of the entrance door, the main staircase to the first floor, and an exposed black and red quarry tiled floor which continues into the other part of the dining room.
The family room/study is dual aspect and has an exposed ceiling beam. There is a principally stone inglenook fireplace with a quarry tiled hearth and a log burning stove. The dining room has a large inglenook fireplace - forming the original part of the house - with a log burning stove and exposed beams. Other character features include a shuttered window to the rear with a window seat, and a bay window with folding shutters to the front allowing optimum light into the room. The sitting room, which was formerly a court sessions room for the area, overlooks the front and has a window seat and a traditional fireplace housing a log burning stove. There is a door to the utility room.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room and Wet Room
The kitchen/breakfast room is dual aspect and is fitted with a range of light wood units incorporating glazed display cabinets and a sink unit, with complementary work surfaces. A recess houses a two oven oil fired Aga providing cooking facilities and part of the hot water. Additional integrated appliances include a ceramic hob, an electric oven and there is space and plumbing for a dishwasher. There are doors to the utility room, the cellar stairs, and rear garden. The utility room is fitted with a matching range of units and work surfaces incorporating a double Belfast sink unit, with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a door to the rear garden and an exposed brick floor which continues into the wet room which has a screened shower area, a wash basin and a WC, with complementary Fired Earth tiling.
Stairs from the front hall lead to a landing with a cupboard housing the pressurised hot water cylinder and airing cupboard shelving.
Master Bedroom, Bedroom Three and Family Bathroom
The master bedroom overlooks the front and has views over open fields and countryside. There is a built-in shelved storage cupboard. Bedroom three is dual aspect with views over the rear garden and has a built-in wardrobe and a part sloping ceiling detailed with exposed beams. The family bathroom is fitted in a white traditional style suite by Savoy with a Ball and Claw footed bath, a fitted shower over and glazed screen, a wash basin and WC, with complementary Fired Earth tiling.
Bedrooms Two and four and Bathroom
Stairs from the dining room lead to a landing with a window to the rear and a built-in storage cupboard. Bedroom two is accessible from both the landing and bedroom three and overlooks the rear garden. Both were used during WW2 as places for up to ten land girls to sleep. It has a traditional fireplace housing an original cast iron grate and a fitted wardrobe. Bedroom four overlooks the gardens and has a fitted wardrobe. The second bathroom is fitted with a white traditional style suite by Savoy with a screened shower bath with a fitted shower, a wash basin and WC, with complementary Fired Earth tiling and exposed floorboards.
Harrowdene Farm House is enclosed at the front by a stone and brick wall with gated entrances leading to the front and side gardens. The front garden is lawned with mature shrubs and has a pathway to the front door. The driveway provides access to this and the neighbouring property with a driveway on the left providing parking for up to three cars and access to a lawned area, previously a large vegetable plot, bound by mature hedgerow and stone walling. Previous planning consent has offered the potential to construct a carport/double garage in this area. The side garden has lawned areas either side of the pathway with well stocked borders and fruit trees. Adjacent to the driveway is a small outbuilding housing an original double wooden seated outdoor earth WC.
The rear garden is principally walled and has cobbled and exposed brick terrace areas. The garden itself is mainly lawned with shaped well stocked borders and fruit trees. There is an external oil fired boiler serving the heating and hot water systems and access to both barns.
The granary barn is of stone construction under a pitched tiled roof with timber double doors into one of the ground floor areas and a stable door to the other. There is power and water connected. The dairy barn is of stone construction under a pitched pantile roof and has two separate areas accessed by original doors. Full listed planning consent was previously granted to convert the barns into annexe/ancillary living accommodation for use as part of the main property or for a games/music room.
The riverside village of Felmersham is located 7 miles north west of Bedford and 60 miles north of London. Within the village there is a lower school, a public house and an early 13th century church. The village is situated in the catchment area for the highly regarded Sharnbrook Academy which is approximately 1.5 miles away. Bedford railway station has services to London St Pancras International taking 47 minutes, and services to other destinations within the City.