Keepers Cottages

High Street, Pavenham, Bedfordshire, MK43 7NU


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Property Highlights

  • 17th century detached property
  • Five double bedrooms; two en suite
  • Two separate reception rooms
  • Open plan kitchen/dining/family room
  • Heating by Air Source Heat Exchange
  • Landscaped gardens of just under an acre
  • Extensive driveway with parking for up to 10 cars
  • Outbuilding incorporating home gym, garage and stores

Property description

A 17th century stone built five bedroom detached property with just under an acre of landscaped gardens with panoramic views over open fields and the Ouse Valley to the rear.

The property has been significantly enlarged and improved by the current owners over the last 10 years with careful attention paid to integrating the extensions with the older part of the house. Traditional features include exposed stonework with exposed oak timbers, beams, and a custom built staircase. The versatile accommodation on the ground floor includes two separate reception rooms, an open plan kitchen/dining/family room, a boot room, a utility room and a cloakroom. In addition to a balcony room, there are three bedrooms on the first floor, all with built-in wardrobes and two with an en suite. Two separate staircases access two further double bedrooms on the second floor. The driveway provides extensive parking and access to the detached oak framed carport and garage which includes a home gym, cloakroom, a garden store and boiler room which has access to a large loft/storage area above.

Reception Rooms and First Floor Balcony Room

The sitting room and home office are both dual aspect and both have exposed oak ceiling timbers, and custom built storage cupboards and shelving. The sitting room also has an inglenook style fireplace housing a log burning stove. The balcony room overlooks the dining area and is a major feature of the house. It has a high vaulted ceiling with conservation rooflights with views of the Ouse Valley and glazed doors to the side to a Juliet balcony.

Kitchen/Dining/Family Room

The kitchen has been fitted in a custom built range of hand painted Shaker style units, including a central island incorporating a breakfast bar, with granite worksurfaces incorporating a sink and drainer. Integrated appliances include a conventional electric oven, a steam oven, an induction hob with a canopied extractor over, a dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The dining/family area has two sets of double doors to the side and also features a fireplace housing a Morso log burning stove.


The landscaped gardens extend to just under an acre and are fully enclosed by a combination of post and rail fencing and mature hedgerow. They are principally lawned with an ornamental pond/water feature, and stone walled borders housing a variety of shrubs and plants. There are also various rare specimen trees, a productive orchard with a variety of fruit trees, and raised vegetable borders. An oak framed detached garage is used for garden machinery storage.


Pavenham is a village about 6 miles from Bedford. Community facilities include a public house, Pavenham Park Golf Club, Pavenham Cricket Club, Pavenham Tennis Club, and Pavenham village hall, recreation field and play park. The village is in catchment for Sharnbrook Academy, while the independent Harpur Trust schools are located in Bedford. Rail services to St Pancras International from Bedford take about 47 minutes.

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