Hawkswell Farm

Carlton Road, Felmersham, Bedfordshire, MK43 7JL

£1,500,000Guide price

5 3 3

Property Highlights

  • Part period detached farmhouse
  • Five/six bedrooms; one en suite
  • Three/four reception rooms and two conservatories
  • Kitchen/breakfast room and separate utility rooms
  • Oil fired heating
  • Substantial range of outbuildings, barns, garaging and stables for 11 horses
  • Detached heated indoor swimming pool complex
  • Gardens and grounds of approximately 3.97 acres

Property description

An equestrian part period five/six bedroom detached farmhouse with about 3.97 acres of grounds, a range of outbuildings and a heated indoor swimming pool in a private rural setting.

The oldest part of the property is believed to be 18th century and is principally stone construction with a tiled roof. It has been significantly enlarged and renovated and newer additions have part rendered elevations. The property is in a private rural position on a country lane between the villages of Carlton and Felmersham and has 3,143 sq. ft. of versatile accommodation. There are four reception rooms, one of which could be used as a bedroom, as well as two conservatories, a kitchen/breakfast room and a separate utility room. The first floor has five double bedrooms, an en suite, and a shower room. The property has 3.97 acres of formal garden and grounds. Equestrian facilities include a manège and the outbuildings include stabling for eleven horses, substantial open fronted barns including a carport, and a detached heated indoor swimming pool complex.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room is fitted in a range of modern Shaker style units with complementary worksurfaces incorporating a sink. A two oven oil fired Aga is set into an inglenook recess with a former bread oven and timber bressumer. Other integrated appliances include an electric back up oven, hob and extractor and there is space and plumbing for a dishwasher.

Formal Gardens

At the front of the farmhouse a raised walled courtyard area provides space for outdoor entertaining and has a wishing well. Another extensive courtyard provides parking and access to the outbuildings and swimming pool complex. The rear garden has split level paved terraces and lawned gardens with a variety of mature trees including fruit trees and a vegetable garden with raised beds. The gardens are fully enclosed by mature hedgerow and timber fencing.


The paddocks are surrounded by post and rail fencing. The stable yard has nine stables, a tack room, two stores and an office; and there is a manège and an open fronted barn. The remaining outbuildings include a garage/workshop; a party/recreation barn; a covered parking area, two further stables; two kennels; and a stone storage barn. The pool complex has dual aspect full height windows, a cork tiled anti slip floor, a bar area and a changing room with shower, WC and wash basin.


Felmersham is a principally stone built village in the Ouse Valley and has a variety of local amenities including a village lower school, public house and a historic church. There is access to major road links including the A6, A428, A421 and A422. Bedford, which has The Harpur Trust schools and rail services to St. Pancras International in 47 minutes, is approximately 8 miles away.

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