Ivy Cottage

Flitton, Bedfordshire, MK45 5DX

£795,000Guide price

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Property Highlights

  • Grade II listed detached cottage
  • Four double bedrooms; one en suite
  • Two separate reception rooms
  • Bespoke re-fitted kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Gas to radiator heating
  • Gardens of approximately 0.83 acres including home office and stable block
  • Driveway with parking for eight cars and detached double garage

Property description

A Grade II listed four double bedroom detached character cottage within enclosed gardens of 0.83 acres and situated towards the end of a no through lane.

The cottage originally dates from the 18th century and is of timber framed red brick with a largely re-thatched roof. It has undergone a refurbishment and enlargement programme, in the last four years, carefully blending its many period features with modern day amenities. On the ground floor is a sitting room, a separate dining room, a re-fitted kitchen, a utility room, a family bathroom and three bedrooms, one of which has stairs to a first floor hobbies area/storage room. On the first floor is the master bedroom suite which incorporates a separate dressing room and a wet room.

Ground Floor

Double doors lead into a porch area which has a solid wooden entrance door directly into the sitting room. A door from the dining room leads into an inner hallway which has access to the ground floor bedrooms and family bathroom. There is a part glazed door at the side to the rear terrace. There is exposed oak flooring throughout.

Reception Rooms

The sitting room is dual aspect with views of the driveway to the front and the garden and terrace area at the rear. A number of character features have been retained which include exposed beams and timbers, antique style radiators, and ledge and brace doors. An inglenook fireplace houses a glazed fronted contemporary style log burning stove set onto a pedestal with log store beneath. The dining room is dual aspect and has part glazed double doors to the rear terrace. It has a recess providing wine storage for 42 bottles, and stairs to the first floor master bedroom suite.

Kitchen and Utility Room

The kitchen is accessed via steps down from the sitting room and has been fitted with a bespoke range of light grey Shaker style units with hardwood work surfaces and a ceramic Belfast sink. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher, wine cooler, fridge/freezer and microwave oven, and there is space for a range style oven. There are dual aspect windows and a ceiling detailed with exposed beams. A stable door leads to the utility room which is fitted with a range of units and has space and plumbing for a washing machine. A timber door opens to the driveway.

Inner Hallway, Bedrooms and Family Bathroom

The inner hallway is accessed from the dining room and leads to the ground floor bedrooms and family bathroom. It has a door to the rear terrace and garden. Bedroom two, which has access to the roof space, has dual aspect windows and overlooks the front and the side garden. Bedroom three has a range of fitted wardrobes with mirror fronted sliding doors one of which opens to the staircase to the first floor attic room. Bedroom four is a single room which is currently being used as a study. The family bathroom is fitted with a white contemporary style suite and includes a corner bath. There is a fitted cupboard housing the gas fired boiler.

First Floor

The staircase from the dining room leads to the master bedroom suite which comprises the bedroom, dressing area and en suite wet room. There are high vaulted ceilings detailed with exposed timbers and windows overlooking the front. The dressing area is fitted with a range of bespoke fitted wardrobes and a bespoke fitted drawer unit. The en suite wet room is fitted with a modern white suite and has a Monsoon shower.


The property is entered via remotely operated twin hardwood gates which lead to the gravel driveway which has off street parking for up to eight cars. The detached double garage has a remotely operated roller door, power connected and eaves storage. Gates open to the garden which is principally laid to lawn and surrounds the cottage. There is a flagstone terrace with steps up to the raised lawn area which has borders and includes a paddock area which has a single stable block with a tack room and hay store. There is also a greenhouse and a summerhouse.

Home Office/Gym

The detached home office/gym is of featherboard elevations. It is to the rear of the garage and has power connected. It is currently used as a gym but would be suitable for use as a home office if required.


The village of Flitton is situated approximately 2 miles to the east of Flitwick where there is a large supermarket, library, medical centre and the mainline railway station with services to Luton International Airport, and London St Pancras International in approximately 47 minutes. It is approximately 3.5 miles to the south east of the market town of Ampthill and has access to both Junction 12 and Junction 13 of the M1, and to Bedford’s southern by pass, the A421, which gives access to the A1 and the University of Cambridge.

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