West End, Stagsden, Bedfordshire, MK43 8SZ
- Period link detached property
- Six bedrooms; one en suite
- Three reception rooms and a library
- Four bath/shower rooms
- Oil to radiator heating
- Potential guest wing
- Landscaped gardens with outstanding views
- Barn/garage (37ft.1 x 19ft.9) and driveway parking for 8 cars
A period six bedroom link detached farmhouse occupying a rural position within landscaped gardens extending to approximately 0.79 acres with open countryside views.
The property dates back to the late 17th century and incorporates a 19th century bake house. It has been extended and improved with careful attention paid to blending traditional features with modern amenities. There is just over 3,000 sq. ft including a converted barn and the bake house. This gives the ground floor particular versatility in how it is used. There are three separate reception rooms, a library and two ground floor bedrooms. The converted barn has accommodation that can be adapted for use as a separate guest wing or for use within the main part of the house. There are four further bedrooms on the first floor. One of the first floor bedrooms has an en suite shower room and there are family bathrooms on the ground and first floors. The property is on a quiet single track country lane. The gardens are a particular feature and include a separate outdoor entertainment area and vegetable garden. The in-out gravel driveway provides parking for up to eight cars.
Principal Reception Rooms
The reception hall measures nearly 16 ft. by 14ft. and is currently used as a snug. It has a stone inglenook fireplace housing a log burning stove, and an oak staircase to the first floor. There are exposed beams and timbers and brickwork which continues through much of the ground floor. The triple aspect sitting room has a feature inglenook fireplace housing a Clearview log burning stove. The dining room has a rustic tiled floor and a recess dresser.
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted in a custom built range of farmhouse style units, including a central island unit, with hardwood work surfaces. A recess houses a two oven oil fired Aga with an additional electric double oven and hob. There is space and plumbing for additional white goods, a part panelled, part beamed ceiling and triple aspect windows overlooking the gardens. A door leads to the rear porch.
The gardens have been landscaped with four areas each with a different theme. The principal garden is screened by high hedgerow and has an extensive terrace area and fruit trees. Steps lead up to a raised decking area incorporating a spa pool which seats up to 12 people. In addition there is a water feature and a custom built greenhouse. The formal garden has shaped box hedge and colour themed borders. There are also raised vegetable borders, mature fruit trees, soft fruit cages and a timber summerhouse/storage barn.
Stagsden is about 2 miles west of Bromham which has a range of shops and Bedford County Golf Club. Bedford (5 miles) has a wider range of shopping and leisure facilities. Trains to London St. Pancras International from Bedford station take 47 minutes. The A421 trunk road is 2 miles away for access to Junction 13 of the M1 motorway and the A1 to the North. Private schooling includes the Harpur Trust Schools in Bedford, or Uppingham, Oundle, Oakham, Rugby, Stowe and Wellingborough which are all within an hours' drive.