62 Bushmead Avenue
Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3QW
£1,600,000Offers in excess of
- Victorian 4,404 sq. ft. detached property
- Eight double bedrooms; three en suite
- Three reception rooms and games/family room
- Open plan kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and cellar
- Sonus sound system featured in many rooms
- Hi-tech lighting featured throughout
- Gas to radiator heating
- Landscaped gardens including driveway and double garage
A Victorian eight bedroom detached property set within private landscaped gardens of approximately 0.20 acres and within 2 minutes walk of The Embankment.
The property has accommodation extending to 4,404 sq. ft. and has undergone a complete refurbishment programme, including a ground floor extension at the rear to provide an additional reception room. The extension is in excess of 33 ft. x 16 ft. with a high vaulted ceiling and bi-fold doors to the garden and is currently used as a games/family room. Careful attention to detail has been used in blending the retained period features with contemporary fittings that include a bespoke kitchen and high quality sanitaryware throughout. There is a driveway with parking for up to four cars and a detached double garage. The property is situated at the Embankment end of the road and has views of the entrance to Russell Park and the adjacent bowling ground.
The entrance vestibule provides cloaks hanging space and leads into the reception hall which retains an exposed mosaic tiled floor and other period features which continue throughout the house, including moulded ceiling covings, picture rails, original doors, architraves and high skirting. A full turn staircase, with twisted balustrades and polished handrails and a cupboard under, leads to the first floor. The rear porch has a door to the rear. The cloakroom is fitted in a white contemporary style suite. The inner hallway features exposed oak flooring and has stairs to the cellar which houses the electricity consumer unit and utility meters.
The study has a corner bay window which overlooks the driveway and the entrance to Russell Park. Part glazed double doors lead into the sitting room which has a bay window to the front, a traditional style fireplace housing a multi fuel burning stove on a raised hearth, and a wall mounted oak surround with space for a wide screen TV with surround sound. The dining room has exposed oak flooring and a traditional feature fireplace with an oak surround and open grate.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Utility Room
The triple aspect kitchen/breakfast room is fitted in a range of contemporary style cream and tiger wood high gloss units including an island unit, with complementary granite work surfaces and a hardwood block. Integrated appliances include a conventional oven, a combination oven/microwave, a fridge/freezer, an induction hob with an extractor above, and a pull out larder unit. Two concealed Worcester boilers serve both the heating and hot water systems. There is complementary tiling incorporating underfloor heating. There are two cupboards, one housing the Sonus sound system and media hub. Full length glazed double doors with matching wing windows lead to the main terrace area. The utility room is fitted in a range of contemporary style high gloss fronted units with work surfaces and an inset sink unit. There is space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and American style fridge/freezer, and an additional shelved storage cupboard.
The family/games room is of open plan design and has a high vaulted ceiling with inset Velux skylights. There is custom built shelving and storage cupboards, exposed contemporary floor tiles, and bi-folding doors extending the accommodation out onto the terrace.
The galleried first floor landing has a shelved linen cupboard and stairs to the second floor.
Master Bedroom Suite
The master bedroom has a custom built unit suitable for a wide screen TV with a storage cupboard below set into the former chimney breast. The dressing room is fitted in a custom built range of hanging space and shelving, a dressing table and fitted chests of drawers. The en suite is fitted in a range of contemporary style white sanitaryware which includes a screened shower enclosure with a fitted power shower, twin wash basins set onto a floating shelved vanity unit with illuminated mirror above, and a WC. There are dual aspect windows and contemporary style floor and wall tiling.
Further Bedrooms and Family Bathroom
The guest bedroom has a range of bespoke fitted wardrobes. The en suite is fitted in a white contemporary style suite of a screened shower enclosure with a fitted power shower, a wash basin set into a shelved vanity unit with illuminated mirror above, and WC. There is complementary tiling to the walls and floor. Bedroom three has a corner bay window to the front and bedroom four has a window to the rear. The family bathroom is fitted in a white contemporary style suite of a double ended bath, a screened shower enclosure with a fitted power shower and body jets, a semi circular shaped wash basin and vanity unit and a separate WC. There is complementary tiling to the walls and floor.
The landing has an airing cupboard housing the pressurised hot water cylinder. Bedroom five has a built-in wardrobe. The en suite is fitted in a white contemporary style suite of a screened shower enclosure with a fitted power shower, and a wash basin and WC set into a shelved area. There is complementary tiling to the walls and floor. Bedroom six has two windows to the side. Bedroom seven has a Velux skylight, a built-in wardrobe and access to the roof space. Bedroom eight has a window to the side. The second floor shower room is fitted in a contemporary style white suite similar to the en suite of bedroom five.
The property is enclosed at the front by ornamental brick pillars with inset iron railings. The gravel driveway provides parking for up to four cars and access to the detached brick built garage which has twin timber doors at the front and rear, power connected and eaves storage.
The front garden has been landscaped and features an iron personnel gate and pathway leading to the rear porch. The rear garden can be accessed via a gate between the house and garage and is fully enclosed by a combination of walling, fencing and mature trees set around the boundaries. It has been landscaped and features an extensive Japanese themed terrace area with a cascading water feature and individual planters. A pathway leads to the principally lawned garden which has well stocked borders, the one on the rear boundary enclosed by raised sleepers. There is a timber summerhouse and a garden shed.
The property is within walking distance of the Castle Quarter which has several shops including coffee shops, a butcher's shop and a supermarket. Russell Park and The Embankment are also within walking distance. Bedford railway station is approximately 1 mile away and rail links from Bedford to London St. Pancras International taking 47 minutes. Bedford has a large range of shops as well as the independent Harpur Trust schools. The nearest school is Castle Lower School and there are doctors’ surgeries in Rothsay Gardens and Goldington Road, both just a few minutes’ walk away.