9 Main Road, Biddenham, Bedfordshire, MK40 4BB
- Detached Arts and Crafts style property
- Five/six double bedrooms; three bath/shower rooms
- Separate principal reception rooms
- Open plan kitchen/breakfast/dining room
- Family room
- Gas to radiator heating
- Outbuildings including garaging for four cars, workshop and stores
- Landscaped gardens of approximately 0.5 acres
A late Victorian five/six double bedroom detached property within landscaped gardens of 0.5 acres in the conservation area of the village.
The property is a fine example of Victorian Arts and Crafts architecture, and was designed by Charles Mallows, a renowned architect of the period. On the ground floor the accommodation includes two principal reception rooms, a bespoke refitted kitchen/breakfast/dining room with a family room leading off, a separate utility room and a cloakroom. On the first floor the master bedroom suite has a dressing room and an en suite bathroom. There are four further double bedrooms, a family bathroom, a shower room and a cloakroom. The second floor is currently used as a games room and study. A pillared entrance with an in-out driveway leads to the front and side of the house, and also provides access onto Main Road. Outbuildings include a detached four car garage/workshop, a bicycle/potting shed and a garden machinery store.
Drawing Room and Sitting Room
The drawing room is a major feature of the property and authentic features have been carefully retained including panelled walls and a dominant inglenook fireplace with a recessed open grate with seating areas either end. The sitting room has an Arts and Crafts style fireplace with a high mantel and surround and a gas fire. It is currently used as a home office and has a range of fitted furniture including a desk area/work station.
Kitchen/Breakfast/Dining Room and Family Room
The kitchen has recently been refitted in a bespoke range of custom built Shaker style units including a central island unit incorporating a breakfast bar, all with complementary worksurfaces. Integrated appliances include a Rangemaster oven set into a feature brick recess, an electric oven, a microwave, dishwasher and wine chiller. The dining area has a log burning stove and a dresser in the recess. The family room has doors to a covered rear terrace.
The gardens are a particular feature. The front is landscaped and enclosed by a high Yew hedge with well stocked borders, box hedging and mature trees. The rear and side gardens are designed for easy maintenance and are principally lawned with well stocked borders, mature trees and shrubs, and a childrens play area. A flagstone terrace area extends across the rear of the property. The gardens are fully enclosed by a mature hedgerow and fencing.
Biddenham lies in a loop of the River Great Ouse, before it reaches Bedford some 2 miles away. It has a church, three schools, a War Memorial, a private hospital, and a village pub. A village hall and a secondary pavilion with grounds are used for sports and other village activities. Bedford mainline railway station is within walking distance and has services to St. Pancras International in 47 minutes.