Keysoe, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 2HT
£950,000Offers in excess of
- 3,037 sq. ft. detached property
- Four double bedrooms; three bathrooms
- Two reception rooms
- Bespoke fitted kitchen/breakfast room
- Independent detached annexe/guest wing
- Timber framed double garage/home office
- Separate recreation barn
- Gardens and grounds of approx. 1.3 acres
A four bedroom country home with a detached annexe, double garage and outbuildings on a plot of about 1.3 acres, sold with no upper chain.
The property has been improved, enlarged and refurbished in 2004 and features a combination of colour washed, rendered and featherboard elevations under a pitched slate roof. The accommodation of the house and annexe totals approximately 3,037 sq. ft. and has traditional features including solid oak internal doors and architraves which are blended with the modern amenities of a bespoke fitted kitchen, high quality sanitaryware and solar panels. The annexe is of featherboard elevations under a tiled roof and has previously been let as a short term holiday let.
The reception hall has an exposed parquet floor arranged in a Herringbone style and a traditional cast iron fireplace. It could be used as an additional reception room if required. The inner hall has an oak staircase to the first floor and the flooring is part exposed oak and part rustic tile. The rear hall is accessed from the inner hall and has a cupboard housing a hot water cylinder and plumbing for the heating which is powered by a ground source heat exchange unit. There is a door to the rear. The boot room has a shower enclosure with a fitted shower, and a cupboard housing the pressurised hot water cylinder.
The sitting room overlooks the rear with views of the garden, paddocks and countryside and features hardwood bi-folding doors to the rear terrace. In addition there is a bespoke custom built dresser unit and a log burning stove. The dining room is dual aspect and features windows with louvered shutters, and a log burning stove set into a recess.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room and Cloakroom
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a combination of bespoke pine fixed and freestanding cabinets and shelving as well as a bespoke central island unit which incorporates a breakfast bar. The complementary granite work surfaces incorporate a Belfast sink and drainer. Integrated appliances include a 150cm Britannia range style oven with an extractor above, a dishwasher and a fridge/freezer. There are glazed double doors into the sitting room and complementary rustic tiling continues throughout this area. The utility room is fitted in a bespoke range of custom built pine units with hardwood work surfaces incorporating a Belfast sink and drainer and there is space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is recessed shelving and an additional walk-in general storage cupboard. The cloakroom is fitted with a white suite of a ceramic sink unit and concealed cistern WC with custom built shelving
The landing features a central lantern roof with integrated blinds, and has a bespoke storage cupboard.
Master Bedroom Suite
The master bedroom has dual aspect windows with views of the garden and has a bespoke range of fitted bedroom furniture. The en suite has a walk-in tiled shower area, twin wash basins set into a bespoke wash stand, a bidet and WC, with complementary tiling to the walls and floor.
Further Bedrooms and Family Bathroom
The guest bedroom has dual aspect Velux skylights, a bespoke range of fitted wardrobes and access to the roof space. The adjoining bathroom is fitted in a modern white suite of a screened shower bath, a wash basin and WC with complementary tiling to the walls and floor. Bedrooms three and four overlook the front and both have wash basins set into a bespoke vanity unit. The family bathroom is fitted in a white contemporary style suite with a double ended Ball and Claw footed bath and the wash basin and WC set into a bespoke vanity unit. There are part panelled walls to dado height and floor tiling.
The property is bound to the front by bespoke iron fencing which continues around the perimeter of the formal gardens separating them from the paddocks, with the total plot totalling approximately 1.3 acres. Ornate remotely operated iron gates lead to the gravel driveway which has parking and access to the self- contained annexe at the side and double garage/home office to the rear. The front gardens are principally lawned and have mature trees and there is a flagstone terrace which extends across the entire rear of the house and continues to the rear of the outdoor entertaining barn 'Smugglers'. It is partly covered by an ornate glazed canopy which also covers the hot tub included in the sale.
The formal gardens lead off and feature shaped lawned areas with well stocked borders and trees including fruit trees. There is a part garden shed, part greenhouse. A walkway with newly planted spinney provides access to the rear of the garden where there is an open fronted thatched timber framed hut and steps down to the Brook.
The paddocks are at the rear of the formal gardens, accessed by an iron gate and enclosed by a combination of post and rail and bespoke iron fencing. There is also direct access onto bridleways.
The detached independent annexe has featherboard elevations under a pitched roof. The current owners have rented this out on short term holiday let basis which provides an income. The shower room is fitted with a walk-in shower area, a wash basin and WC and there is complementary tiling to the walls and floor. The sitting room incorporates a kitchen area and has glazed double doors to the garden. The bedroom has dual aspect windows, double doors to the garden, a wardrobe and a cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.
Double Garage and Home Office
The double garage is a detached timber framed building with two pairs of timber double doors and power connected. To the side and with separate access is a home office with a general storage barn behind.
Smugglers is a detached timber framed building which has a bar area and shelving, and has a power supply.
Keysoe is a rural village within the Sharnbrook catchment area. Bedford mainline station is approximately 9.5 miles away and has rail links to London St. Pancras International in just 47 minutes. The independent Harpur Trust schools can also be found in Bedford and Kimbolton School is approximately 5 miles away. The College Equestrian Centre is in Keysoe and there are many country walks in the area.