Sunbeam Cottage

141 Warden Street, Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9LR

£800,000Offers in excess of

4 3 2

Property Highlights

  • Grade II listed 18th century detached cottage
  • Four bedrooms (two ground floor, two first floor)
  • Three reception rooms
  • Custom built kitchen/breakfast room
  • Combination of thermal store and electric heating
  • Three phase electricity supply
  • Detached double garage incorporating a workshop and first floor home office
  • Professionally landscaped gardens of 0.62 acres with open views

Property description

A Grade II listed four bedroom detached character cottage in landscaped gardens of 0.62 acres with far reaching views of open fields and countryside over the Shuttleworth and Whitbread Estates.

The cottage, which is a former estate cottage of the Whitbread Estate, is believed to originate from 1760 and is on the edge of the village. Its many period features have been carefully blended with a two storey extension and modern day amenities. A more recent addition provides a detached double garage incorporating a separate workshop and independent first floor home office/recreation room. The improvements and extension works were designed by Roderick James Architects. The property is accessed by a no through lane serving this and additional properties. The front is enclosed by a combination of picket fencing and mature hedgerow. The driveway has remotely operated double gates and parking for a minimum of eight cars.

Kitchen/Breakfast/Dining room

The kitchen/breakfast room has a bespoke range of oak cabinets, including a hand painted island unit incorporating a breakfast bar, all with a combination of granite and complementary work surfaces. Integrated appliances include an electric oven, a microwave/combination oven, an induction hob with extractor, a dishwasher and a fridge/freezer. The kitchen/breakfast room is open plan to the dining room which has feature fireplaces at either end.

Garden Room

The garden room was installed by Carpenter Oak and has full height windows, and a high vaulted ceiling with inset Heritage skylights and exposed beams and timbers. It provides a versatile additional sitting room and has views of the landscaped gardens, with glazed double doors to the terrace.


The gardens are a major feature of the property having been professionally landscaped by Jayne Anthony Garden Design. There are several outbuildings including stabling, general storage barns, log stores and a summerhouse. A shaped terrace area spans the entire length of the cottage and has raised walled borders. A kitchen garden has a variety of fruit trees over an arched arbour and vegetable beds. There is also a small copse with a variety of mature trees.

Old Warden

The village of Old Warden has history dating back to Warden Abbey around 1135. It is home to The Shuttleworth Collection of historic aeroplanes and other vehicles, and the 500 acre grounds of The Mansion House, Old Warden Park. Within the village is the Hare and Hounds public house/restaurant and the village church. Biggleswade is 3 miles away and has rail services to Kings Cross in approximately 36 minutes and St. Pancras Intl. in approximately 44 minutes. The A1 trunk road provides links to the North and South and is also 3 miles away.

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