10-11 The Green, Ickwell, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EF
£800,000Offers in excess of
- Grade II listed detached property
- Four/five bedrooms; one en suite
- Two/three reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room and utility room
- LPG fired heating
- Established well maintained gardens with open views
- Detached oak framed home office/summerhouse
- Planning permission granted for two storey extension and car port
A unique opportunity to acquire a historic home, in an idyllic location with the potential for further enhancement.
Shyre Cottage is a beautiful family home occupying arguably, the best position overlooking the Village Green in Ickwell, Bedfordshire. Dating from the 17th century, it was originally two semi detached, timber framed cottages, carefully and lovingly converted in the late 1980s. The house retains a stunning wealth of original features, including three impressive inglenook fireplaces and many oak beams and timbers whilst also being conducive to modern living. There is a self contained office in the rear garden, that could also be used as a summerhouse or garden room, and with planning permission obtained for a single storey rear extension and an oak framed carport to the side of the property, the opportunity exists for further enhancement. There are mature gardens, front, and rear with the rear garden abutting open private parking parkland. There is parking for six cars.
Principal Reception Rooms
The sitting room has exposed floor to ceiling timbers partitioning the two sections of the room. The focal point of the room is the inglenook fireplace housing a log burning stove. The dining room has exposed timbers, double doors to the garden, and a brick feature fireplace currently housing a LPG Living Flame fire. Both rooms have views over Ickwell Green.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Utility Room
The kitchen/breakfast room has a bespoke range of antique pine units with complementary work surfaces and a pantry cupboard. Appliances include an integrated electric double oven and a gas hob with an extractor, and there is plumbing for a dishwasher. The utility room has space and plumbing for appliances and doors to the front and to the rear garden. The utility room, the study/bedroom five and the ground floor shower room could be converted into a separate guest wing/annexe if required subject to planning permission.
The rear garden is west facing with views over parkland to the rear. It is principally lawned with well stocked borders, a number of trees and an outdoor entertaining area bound by a shaped wall. The detached home office/summerhouse is of oak framed construction with featherboard elevations under a clay tiled roof and has power connected. There is a separate garden store and greenhouse.
Ickwell is centred round a village green with a maypole where the annual Mayday celebrations take place. Bedford and the Harpur Trust schools are approximately 9 miles away. Ickwell is situated 5 minutes from the A1, and 10 minutes from Biggleswade which is 3 miles away with trains available to and from Kings Cross taking 29 minutes. Luton Airport is 45 minutes away, Stansted is 60 minutes, and Heathrow can be reached in 65 minutes.