19 St. Andrews Road
Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2LL
- Late Victorian detached property
- Eight bedrooms; four en suite
- Four reception rooms
- Open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room
- Cellar, utility, laundry and boot rooms
- Gas to radiator heating
- Gated driveways with parking for three cars and single garage
- Fully enclosed rear garden
A late Victorian eight bedroom double fronted detached house in landscaped gardens and within walking distance of the town centre, station and the Harpur Trust Schools.
The property has period features including fireplaces, moulded covings and ceiling roses, stained glass, and an original Victorian tiled floor. In the last four years the property has been thoroughly refurbished, blending the period features with modern amenities including new hardwood double glazed sash windows throughout and an in built Sonos loud speaker system. The hall has part panelled walls and access to the cellar. There are three principal reception rooms, an open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room, a boot room with cloakroom and shower, and a utility room on the ground floor. A newly built two storey guest wing, with separate entrance and hall, has a cloakroom, a 25ft. room with kitchenette, and two en suite bedrooms. The master bedroom has a dressing room and a four piece en suite. There are two further bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor and three bedrooms, an en suite bathroom, a shower room and a laundry room on the second floor.
The dual aspect drawing room has a fireplace, with a carved period surround and a newly installed Clearview log burning stove. There are exposed floorboards and glazed doors to the rear terrace. The sitting room has exposed oak flooring and is currently used as a home office. Both the sitting and dining rooms have bay windows to the front and the fireplace in the dining room has a facility for an open grate.
This open plan room is a major feature and was designed as an all in one area for modern family life. It has a large glazed roof area and dual aspect sliding doors connect the room to the garden. The kitchen has a built-in larder cupboard, a bespoke range of cabinets, and an island unit with a breakfast bar, all with Brazilian Quartzite worksurfaces. Appliances include a range style oven with extractor over, a full height fridge and separate freezer, a wine chiller and two dishwashers. There is a prep sink and a double Belfast sink with a Perrin and Rowe hot water tap.
The house is set back from the road with a walled front garden with inset iron railings and gates. Driveways either side provide parking and one leads to the garage which has new timber doors, power connected and eaves storage. The walled rear garden is mainly lawned with well stocked borders, vegetable borders and fruit trees. There is a raised terrace with a low wall surround, a lower terrace and a timber shed.
St. Andrews Road is located within easy walking distance of Bedford's 80 acre Victorian park and Robinson Swimming Pool, as well as being within close proximity of Bedford town centre and mainline railway station, with services running to London St. Pancras taking approximately 47 minutes. It is also easily accessible to the renowned Harpur Trust and other independent schools.