3 Rothsay Gardens
Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3QA
- Late Victorian detached property
- Five bedrooms; one en suite
- Three reception rooms
- Fitted kitchen/breakfast room and separate utility room
- Cellar and cloakroom
- Landscaped gardens
- Driveway parking for up to three cars
- Walking distance from The Embankment
A late Victorian five bedroom detached Villa in the town conservation area within walking distance of the riverside Embankment, town centre, mainline railway station and the Harpur Trust schools.
The property has been sympathetically restored and refurbished over the last 20 years with careful attention paid to blending the retained period features with the up to date amenities for modern family life. The accommodation extends to in excess of 3,040 sq. ft. and is set over four floors including the cellar. There are three separate reception rooms, a fitted kitchen/breakfast room, a utility room and a cloakroom on the ground floor. The bedrooms are on the upper floors, each floor with a family bathroom. The guest bedroom has a dressing room and a shower cubicle, and is adjacent to a cloakroom. The property occupies a prominent position set behind an ornate wall with inset railings. The driveway, which is also used by the neighbouring property number 5, provides parking for up to three cars. There is a garden shed and gravelled area which provides access to the landscaped rear garden with a Mediterranean theme.
The entrance hall has recently been fitted with American Walnut hardwood flooring. This continues into the dining room which has an ornate fireplace surround with original storage on one side. The drawing room and sitting room both have period deep moulded ceiling covings and skirtings, picture rails and ornate fireplaces housing Living Flame gas fires. The drawing room also has cherry wood parquet flooring around the edge of the room. The sitting room and dining room both have glazed doors to the rear terrace.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room and Rear Hall
The kitchen/breakfast room has deep moulded ceiling coving and is fitted in a range of grey Shaker style cabinets with complementary granite work surfaces. Integrated appliances include a Rangemaster cooker set into a recess with an extractor over, a fridge and dishwasher. The exposed quarry tiled floor continues into the utility room which has base storage units and space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The rear hall has a door to the garden.
The rear garden is a major feature which has been professionally landscaped and has a flagstone terrace extending to the side and across the rear. The walled garden is west facing with steps up to an elevated lawn area with well stocked borders either side. To the rear steps lead up to an elevated area which has mature Palm trees and other tall trees which add to the privacy and screening.
The property is within walking distance of the Castle Quarter which has a variety of shops including coffee shops, a supermarket and public houses and restaurants. Russell Park and The Embankment are also within walking distance. The mainline railway station is approximately 1 mile away and has services to St Pancras International taking 47 minutes. The property is in catchment for Castle Newnham School which is rated as Outstanding by Ofsted, and there are also the Harpur Trust and other independent schools.
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