The Grove, Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire, MK45 3JU
- Victorian detached former Rectory
- Five bedrooms; one en suite
- Three separate reception rooms
- Bespoke fitted kitchen
- Oil fired heating to radiators and double glazing
- Long driveway with parking
- Gardens of approximately 0.5 acres
- Outbuildings with flexible usage
A Victorian five bedroom detached former Rectory, in approximately 0.5 acres of private formal gardens adjacent to the village church, with a paddock available to lease nearby.
The property was built in the 1890s and retains period features including fireplaces, original panel doors, deep skirtings and detailed architraves. Care has been taken, while improving and refurbishing the property, to blend these traditional features with modern amenities. The accommodation extends to over 2,500 sq. ft. The main entrance is at the side with a part stained glass door into the entrance hall which has an exposed limestone floor which continues into the kitchen, and a further part stained glass door to the rear garden. There are three reception rooms, a boot room, a cloakroom and a cellar on the lower ground floor. The first floor landing has an airing cupboard. There are four double bedrooms and a single bedroom. The guest bedroom has an en suite, and there is also a three piece family bathroom.
The sitting room and dining room both have period features including moulded ceiling covings and a central rose, traditional fireplaces housing log burning stoves and exposed hardwood oak floors. The breakfast room also has a feature fireplace housing a log burning stove. All the rooms have dual aspect windows overlooking the garden.
The kitchen has been refitted in a bespoke range of custom built hand painted units, with Iroko hardwood work surfaces incorporating a ceramic sink unit. There is a recess for a range style oven, and space and plumbing for other appliances. Bi fold doors lead to one of the outdoor entertaining areas in the rear garden.
A pillared gated entrance leads to a driveway for parking and a former coach house and stable which could be converted for use as a garage. The front garden is mainly lawned and is bound by a picket fence and laurel hedge. The rear garden has a lawn, established borders, and paved and decked areas. There are timber framed gazebos, one with an outdoor kitchen/BBQ, and views over open fields. A former wash house, still with the original Copper, has two main sections currently used as a home office/gym, and a garden room. Both have power connected.
Houghton Conquest is located in the northern part of Central Bedfordshire and its local amenities include a shop, lower school, village hall and a church. There are two public houses and a restaurant, The Knife & Cleaver. Bedford is approximately 6 miles away and has a mainline railway station with services to St. Pancras International taking 47 minutes.