12 De Parys Avenue

Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2TW

£1,250,000Guide price

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Property Highlights

  • Victorian detached property
  • Eight bedrooms: one en suite and two further bathrooms
  • Four reception rooms
  • Fitted Aga kitchen/breakfast room
  • Separate utility room
  • Gas to radiator heating
  • Gardens of approximately 0.24 acres
  • Driveway and double garage

Property description

A Victorian eight bedroom double fronted detached property within walking distance of the town centre, the Harpur Trust Schools and the mainline railway station.

The property is situated within gardens of approximately 0.24 acres with a driveway to the rear and a double width garage. There is just under 4,500 sq. ft. of versatile accommodation arranged over four floors including a cellar on the lower ground floor. On the ground floor there are four reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room and a utility room, while on the first and second floors there are eight bedrooms, an en suite shower room, two bathrooms, a study and a dressing room. There are period features throughout including an original mosaic tiled floor in the entrance hall, traditional fireplaces, moulded ceiling covings, ceiling roses and picture rails.

Ground Floor

An arched recessed porch area shelters the original part leaded light glazed door into the entrance hall which has an original mosaic tiled floor and a staircase with individual balustrades to the first floor. The rear hall has an exposed wood floor arranged in a Herringbone style. There are detailed ceiling covings, a built-in cloaks cupboard, a shelved storage cupboard and a part glazed door to the rear porch. A second staircase from the entrance hall leads down to storage in the cellar. The cloakroom is fitted in a traditional style white suite of a wash basin and WC.

Reception Rooms

The family room is dual aspect and has a bay window overlooking the front garden and a period style fireplace surround with an inset Living Flame gas fire. The dining room also has a bay window to the front and a period style fireplace with an open grate. The study has a window to the side, a traditional fireplace surround, deep moulded ceiling covings and picture rails. The dual aspect sitting room has windows to the front and also views, through a full length window and glazed double doors to the rear garden. There is a traditional marble open fireplace.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

The kitchen/breakfast room is dual aspect and is fitted in a bespoke range of cream fronted Shaker style units with complementary marble work surfaces incorporating a double sink and a two oven gas fired Aga. Other integrated appliances include a dishwasher, a microwave and a fridge. The floor is tiled and there is a door to the side. The large utility room has an original built-in storage cupboard and a sink unit set into a recess. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and a freestanding gas fired boiler serves the heating and hot water systems. There is also a window to the side.

First Floor

The landing area is arranged on two levels and there is an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. The first floor study has a window to the front.

Master Bedroom Suite

The master bedroom has a range of fitted wardrobes and is dual aspect with sash windows to the front and a bay window to the rear overlooking the garden. The en suite is fitted in a traditional white suite of a screened double width shower enclosure with a fitted shower, a wash basin and WC. A bay window to the rear overlooks the garden.

Other Bedrooms and Family Bathrooms

There are four further bedrooms on the first floor and all of them have a traditional feature fireplace. Bedrooms two and three both have a bay window to the front and bedroom three also has a window to the side. Bedrooms two, four and five have built-in wardrobes and bedroom three has a shelved display area. Bedrooms four and five have windows to the side, bedroom five also has a walk-in wardrobe. There are two first floor bathrooms both fitted in a traditional style white suite of a bath, a screened shower enclosure with a fitted shower, a wash basin and WC. One of the bathrooms also has a dresser style unit with glazed display cabinets, a shelved linen cupboard and a cupboard housing the wall mounted gas fired boiler. There are windows to the side and rear.

Second Floor

On the half landing area, a part stained glass window faces the rear with the staircase continuing to the second floor. Bedroom six has a window to the front and a door to the dressing room which has built-in storage and eaves storage. Bedrooms seven and eight both have a traditional fireplace and a window to the side. Bedroom eight also has access to storage in the eaves.


The property is at the town centre end of De Parys Avenue and is bound at the front by a low wall with mature hedgerow set behind two iron gated pillared entrances into the front garden. A flagstone path provides access to the entrance door and there are gravelled borders housing a variety of mature trees, shrubs and bushes. There is gated access to the side of the house leading to the rear garden, which is walled on both sides and has high hedgerow to the rear. There is an extensive terrace area extending across the rear of the house, with one area covered by a pergola. Steps lead down to the lawn, which has shaped borders and mature trees inset. There is a timber garden shed close to the house and a gravel pathway leads to the end of the garden and the garage. There are twin timber gates to the driveway which provides off street parking for two cars and access to the detached double width garage which is entered via an up and over door and through a door to the side.

De Parys Avenue

De Parys Avenue is 2 minutes’ walk from Bedford's Victorian Park and Robinson Swimming Pool. It is also within walking distance of the railway station which has services running to St. Pancras International in approximately 39 minutes. The property is in the same road as Bedford School and within walking distance of the other Harpur Trust schools.

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