Mount Pleasant Farmhouse
Turvey Road, Stagsden, Bedfordshire, MK43 8UA
- Contemporary detached house
- Six bedrooms; six en suite
- Three reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast/family room and orangery
- Triple garage with first floor gym/recreation room
- Heated outdoor swimming pool and pool room
- Landscaped gardens of approximately 1.56 acres
- Covered outdoor kitchen and shower room
A contemporary six bedroom detached house with a triple garage, gym, guest suite, heated outdoor swimming pool, and 1.56 acres of landscaped gardens with far reaching views.
The property is one of four highly individual properties constructed in the grounds of a former farm. It is in a rural position with open views and is accessed via a long drive off a quiet country lane on the edge of the village. In addition to the main house there is a heated outdoor swimming pool, a pool house, an outside kitchen, a self-contained guest suite with an en suite shower room, a workshop and a detached oak framed triple garage with a gym/recreation room above.
Design and Specification
Mount Pleasant Farmhouse was constructed in 2016 to the current vendors individual specification. It is situated in approximately 1.56 acres of landscaped low maintenance gardens which have been designed with an emphasis on outdoor entertaining and have outstanding views over the adjacent fields and countryside. Internally the property has flexible accommodation finished to a high specification using carefully sourced materials and blending traditional and contemporary styling. High specification features include a media system, a Rako lighting system, Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware, Fired Earth tiling, oak flooring and oak internal doors and a bespoke custom built kitchen with Neff and Fisher and Paykel appliances.
A mullioned entrance with inset bespoke oak doors leads to an entrance vestibule with bespoke porcelain tiled flooring which continues, via part glazed double doors, to the reception hall. This is a major feature of the property and has a bespoke oak staircase to the upper floors with galleried landings. Contemporary style oak internal doors lead to the ground floor rooms and to a walk-in cloaks/general storage cupboard. The cloakroom has a Villeroy and Boch white suite with a concealed cistern WC and a washbasin.
The dual aspect study is at the front of the property. The dual aspect drawing room is at the rear of the property with bi-fold doors extending the room out to the rear terrace and taking full advantage of the outstanding open views. There is an exposed distressed oak floor and the focal point of the room is a restored French fireplace with an inset log burning stove. Part glazed doors open to the garden room which has exposed limestone flooring by Fired Earth which continues into both the orangery and the kitchen/breakfast room. The bespoke orangery is of stone construction under a pitched double glazed lantern roof with remotely operated skylights. It is connected to the garden room by part glazed folding oak doors and has glazed double doors to the landscaped garden.
A wide opening from the garden room leads into the kitchen/breakfast/family room which is a light airy dual aspect open plan room with bi-fold doors extending the room out to the rear garden. The open views are similar to those from the drawing room and orangery. The family area has a Stovax log burning stove. The kitchen/breakfast area is fitted with a comprehensive range of bespoke custom built Shaker style hand painted cabinets including glazed display units. There are window seats and a five oven electric Aga in a recess. The central island unit includes an oak half-moon shaped breakfast bar. The quartz work surfaces incorporate a Belfast and hand wash sink with a boiling water tap. Neff integrated appliances include an electric oven, a microwave, coffee machine and dishwasher. Other appliances by Fisher and Paykel include an American style fridge freezer, an induction hob and a wine chiller.
Boot Room and Utility Room
A part glazed door leads to the boot room which is fitted in a custom built range of cupboards and hanging areas. There are doors to the front and rear. Fired Earth floor tiles continue into the utility room which is fitted in a modern range of Shaker style units with slate work surfaces and space and plumbing for a washing machine, a tumble dryer and an American style fridge freezer. There is also an integrated wine chiller. A door leads to the plant room for the house which contains the media hub and the Rako lighting control system.
First Floor Master Bedroom Suite
The galleried landing looks down into the reception hall and has windows to the front with open views. Contemporary style oak doors open to the first floor rooms. The dual aspect master bedroom has views over the garden and open fields to the rear. The separate dressing room is fitted in an extensive range of bespoke furniture and has a shuttered window to the front. The en suite bathroom is luxuriously fitted in a range of Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware including an oval double ended bath, twin washbasins in a marble vanity unit, a WC and a screened shower enclosure with a fitted overhead power shower. There is Fired Earth tiling to the floor and splash areas.
Other Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Bedroom two is to the rear of the property with uninterrupted views from its dual aspect windows. The en suite has Fired Earth tiling and is fitted in a contemporary range of Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware including a screened shower enclosure, a washbasin set in a floating vanity unit and a WC. Bedroom three is at the front of the property with views of the garden and open fields. The en suite is also fitted with Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware with Fired Earth tiling.
The landing has space to accommodate a sitting or reading area and has a part vaulted ceiling with inset remotely operated Velux skylights. Bedrooms four and five are both similar sized double bedrooms with bedroom five currently being used as a cinema room. Both bedrooms have dual aspect skylight windows, the ones to the rear opening to create a balcony with open views. Both the en suite shower rooms have Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware and Fired Earth tiling.
Gardens and Grounds
Mount Pleasant Farmhouse is the principal property in the exclusive development and is entered via a pillared remotely operated gated entrance. The extensive cobbled driveway provides access to the detached garage block and the front of the property. The gardens surround the house and have been landscaped. They are principally lawned and are enclosed by a combination of post and rail and close boarded fencing. Mature trees screen the rear without interrupting the views. Access from the front to rear gardens is via a covered area between the utility room and workshop. The extensive outdoor entertaining area at the rear surrounds the heated outdoor swimming pool which is of varying depth and has a retractable cover. The covered outdoor kitchen has a range of fitted units and work surfaces, and a door to the shower room which is fitted in a contemporary style suite. In addition there are two fenced paddock areas running from the front to the rear which are suitable for equestrian uses.
The detached triple garage is of oak framed construction with featherboard elevations under a clay tiled roof. It is fully insulated internally and has three pairs of timber double doors. Power is connected. Solar panels on the roof provide power to the property. A staircase at the side of the garage leads up to the gym/recreation room above which has an exposed wooded floor.
Located above the utility room and workshop and accessed by stairs at the side, the guest suite provides additional bedroom accommodation for staff or for relatives wanting part self-contained accommodation. The en suite shower room is fitted with the same quality sanitary ware used in the main house.
The workshop is accessed from the rear of the property. It houses the two oil fired boilers serving the heating and hot water systems and pool. A door leads to the plant and filtration room for the outdoor pool.
Mount Pleasant Farmhouse is approximately 2 miles to the west of Bromham which offers a range of shops and Bedford County Golf Club is on the edge of the village. Bedford, 5 miles away, and Milton Keynes, 14 miles away, offer a wider range of shopping and leisure facilities. The nearby market town of Olney offers a range of boutiques and shops together with an open air market. Transport links in the area include an East Midlands and Thameslink train service to London St. Pancras International from Bedford railway station in 47 minutes. The A421 trunk road is approximately 2 miles away and provides access to Junction 13 of the M1 motorway as well as the A1 to the North. A choice of both private and state schooling is available including the Harpur Trust Schools in Bedford along with Uppingham, Oundle, Oakham, Rugby, Stowe and Wellingborough which are all within an hours' drive.