Higham Gobion, Bedfordshire, SG5 3HR
£1,350,000Offers in excess of
- Modern detached house in rural location
- Six bedrooms; two en suite
- Five reception rooms
- Home cinema room
- Driveway and double garage
- Heated outdoor swimming pool, gardens and paddocks of approx. 1.84 acres
- Far reaching countryside views
- Four stables, tack room and hay barn
A modern six bedroom detached house with a leisure complex, swimming pool, stables, and paddocks of approximately 1.84 acres, situated in a rural location.
The accommodation measures approximately 5,950 sq. ft. and includes a sitting/dining room, family room, snug, and refitted contemporary style kitchen/breakfast room. The leisure complex includes a games room, a garden room and a purpose built home cinema with seating for 12 people. Bi-folding doors from the principal reception rooms open to a rear terrace which incorporates a heated outdoor swimming pool. Two of the six bedrooms have en suite facilities.
A recessed pillared porch and part glazed oak double doors lead to the entrance hall which has a central illuminated staircase, marble floor tiles and two windows to the front. The cloakroom is fitted with a modern white suite.
Family Room, Sitting/Dining Room and Snug
The family room overlooks the front and has a range of low level shelved storage cupboards and a door to the integral double garage. The sitting/dining room has a triple aspect and full length bi-folding doors to the terrace with uninterrupted views over surrounding fields and countryside. The room is divided by a central fireplace housing a log burning stove on a raised hearth. The sitting area has a high vaulted ceiling and a galleried mezzanine level. Doors open to the kitchen/breakfast room and to the snug. This has a contemporary style living flame gas fire, bi-folding doors to the rear terrace, and a door to the leisure complex.
The open plan kitchen/breakfast room has glazed double doors to the side garden and a part glazed door to the terrace. It is fitted with a range of bespoke contemporary style high gloss units with a central island unit and quartz work surfaces. Integrated appliances include a conventional electric oven with extractor over, a steam oven, two combination/microwave ovens, four dishwashers, two wine chillers, induction and LPG hob, and an American style fridge/freezer. There is a part vaulted ceiling to one end of the room.
The leisure complex is entered via a lobby which is accessed via the snug and has a door to the games room. This has overhead lighting and a platform surrounded by balustrades. There are doors to the two person sauna and to the cloakroom which is fitted with a white two piece suite. A further door opens to the garden room which has bi-folding doors to the rear terrace and access to the changing room. This is fitted with changing cubicles and has glazed double doors to the rear courtyard and oil storage tank, and a door to the cinema room. This is fully soundproofed and is fitted with reclining seats for twelve people, is equipped with a projector and screen, and has windows with blackout blinds. The kitchenette has a range of base units and a door to the terrace. The cloakroom is fitted with a modern white suite. The boiler room houses the freestanding oil fired boiler, the hot water cylinder and the plant and filtration system for the swimming pool.
The galleried landing overlooks the hallway and sitting/dining room. There is access to the roof space and to the bedrooms and the family shower room which is fitted with a contemporary style white suite.
The master bedroom has bi-folding windows, a range of fitted wardrobes, and a concealed dressing room with additional hanging space and storage. The en suite has two Velux windows and is fitted with a contemporary style white suite which includes two double ended baths, a shower enclosure with monsoon style shower, a WC and twin wash basins. The dual aspect guest bedroom has a contemporary range of fitted furniture including wardrobes, drawers and a dressing table. The en suite shower room is fitted with a white suite and has a fitted wardrobe and a shelved storage cupboard. Bedrooms three, four and five are all double bedrooms and have fitted wardrobes, with bedroom five currently being used as a dressing room with a range of fitted hanging rails and shelving. Bedroom six is a single bedroom and overlooks the front of the property.
The in-and-out gravel driveway is accessed via two pairs of remotely operated timber five bar gates and leads to the double width garage which has a remotely operated roller door. The front garden is principally lawned with shaped borders and trees interspersed. There is gated access to the rear garden which has a rear terrace surrounded by ornamental balustrades and incorporates a heated outdoor swimming pool. Steps lead down to the principally lawned garden which has borders and mature trees as well as a gate to the paddock and a path to the stable yard.
The home office is in a detached timber framed building with feather board elevations under a pitched roof. It has power connected.
The stable yard is accessed via a gated entrance at the front and twin timber gates. The stable block has four stables - including a foaling stable – which are of block construction and rendered elevations under a pitched tiled roof. The stable block also includes a tack room and a general storage barn, and power and water are connected. A timber five bar gate opens to a grassed turning out area. At one end of the yard there is a covered hardstanding area and a gate and pathway lead to the adjacent paddocks.
The manège is accessed via a timber five bar gate from the stable yard. It is enclosed by post and rail fencing and has a barked and drained floor area.
There are two post and rail enclosed paddocks. These are accessible from the gardens and the stable yard.
Situation and Schooling
Higham Gobion is a hamlet in central Bedfordshire, situated between the village of Shillington and Barton-Le-Clay and within the civil parish of Shillington. The town of Ampthill is approximately 6 miles south east and Hitchin is approximately 7 miles to the west. Local shopping facilities and local authority schools are located in Barton which is approximately 1.5 miles away. The Harpur Trust schools are situated in Bedford which is approximately 17 miles away.