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The Old Forge

2 Barford Road, Willington, Bedfordshire, MK44 3QP

£825,000Offers in excess of

4 4 2

Property Highlights

  • Grade II listed detached cottage
  • Four bedrooms; two bathrooms
  • Four reception rooms and a mezzanine study
  • Fitted kitchen/breakfast room with walk-in pantry
  • Gas fired heating with eco controls
  • Driveway parking for up to eight cars, triple and double length garages
  • 7Kw Chargemaster Electric Vehicle charging point
  • Landscaped gardens of approximately 0.4 acres

Property description

A Grade II listed 17th century four bedroom detached cottage in a private position in fully enclosed landscaped gardens of approximately 0.4 acres with parking and garaging for five cars.

The Old Forge has a timber frame with colour wash and brick elevations and a tiled roof. It was originally two cottages, set at right angles and forming an L-shape. Period features, including exposed beams and timbers, have been retained throughout, and have been successfully blended with modern amenities in the bathroom, shower room and fitted kitchen. The entrance door leads into the kitchen/breakfast room which has a range of hand painted units, granite work surfaces with an inset sink, and a walk-in pantry. There is space for a Rangemaster and there is also an integrated dishwasher and fridge. The ground floor also has four reception rooms, a mezzanine study, a contemporary shower room and a bathroom which includes a copper slipper bath and copper towel rail. There are four bedrooms on the first floor which is accessed by two separate staircases. One of the bedrooms is currently used as a dressing room.

Reception Rooms

The principal sitting room has been converted from the blacksmith’s forge and has a high vaulted ceiling, exposed brickwork and leaded light windows. A central fireplace has a log burning stove, and there is a music area with space for a piano. A door leads to the reading room which has stairs to the mezzanine study. The snug has an inglenook fireplace with an inset log burning stove. The dining room has an inglenook fireplace (currently sealed) and a glazed door to the garden.


The grounds are a particular feature. They are accessed via a gravel driveway and include a professionally landscaped rear garden which has a terrace, a Koi pond, deep established borders, lawn areas, mature trees and a bespoke “Chelsea” summerhouse. There is also a vegetable garden with a "Gabriel Ash RHS" greenhouse and other outbuildings include a barn which is used as a utility room, detached triple and double garages, and several steel security sheds.

Situation and Schooling

Willington lies to the east of Bedford and has a lower school, church, shop/post office, the Danish Camp Visitor Centre as well as Willington garden centre. The public house The Crown is within 5 minutes' walk. The Harpur Trust schools are in Bedford which is approximately 6 miles away and rail services from Bedford to St. Pancras International take 47 minutes.

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