Melford Lodge

Church Lane, Old Warden, Bedfordshire, SG18 9HD

£1,100,000Guide price

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Property Highlights

  • Detached chalet style property
  • Five double bedrooms; two en suite
  • Three reception rooms
  • Open plan kitchen/breakfast room and utility room
  • Annexe potential
  • Driveway and detached double garage
  • Landscaped gardens of approx. 0.5 acres
  • Walking distance from Greensands Ridge

Property description

A modern five bedroom 2,567 sq. ft. detached house with a double garage and landscaped gardens, on the edge of the Greensands Ridge overlooking the Shuttleworth Estate.

Melford Lodge is set within private secluded landscaped gardens of approximately 0.5 acres and is one of two houses accessed via a private driveway off the lane which leads to the church. The versatile accommodation includes a dining room, and a sitting room with a Portway log burning stove and a built-in bespoke dresser in the chimney recess. Both rooms open onto the garden. There is also an open plan kitchen/breakfast room, a utility room and a cloakroom. The master bedroom has bespoke fitted oak wardrobes and a contemporary style en suite bathroom. There is a shower room and two other bedrooms on the ground floor, one with an adjacent sitting/study/garden room. One first floor bedroom has an en suite bathroom, and bedroom five is currently used as a games room and is triple aspect with access to the fully plastered roof space which has lighting and sockets. If required there is scope to extend the property further subject to planning permission.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

The kitchen/breakfast room has views over the 12th century village church and mausoleum. It is fitted with a range of cream fronted Shaker style units with hardwood work surfaces. The central island unit incorporates a breakfast bar. Integrated appliances include a Bosch electric oven, hob and extractor, a Miele dishwasher and a fridge/freezer.


Twin timber five bar gates lead to a concrete drive which provides parking for at least five cars. The detached double garage has two remotely operated roller doors, power connected, a part boarded storage space in the roof and a sunken car inspection pit. The front garden is mainly lawned with mature trees and well stocked borders. Gated side access leads to a paved terrace in the rear garden which is also mainly lawned with mature raised borders enclosed by railway sleepers. There is an upper terrace, and a bin storage area housing the oil storage tank.

Old Warden

The village of Old Warden has history dating back to Warden Abbey around 1135. It is home to The Shuttleworth Collection of historic aeroplanes and other vehicles, and the 500 acre grounds of The Mansion House, Old Warden Park. Within the village is the Hare and Hounds public house/restaurant and the village church. Biggleswade is 3 miles away and has rail services to Kings Cross in approximately 30 minutes and St. Pancras Intl. in approximately 44 minutes. The A1 trunk road provides links to the North and South and is also 3 miles away.

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