Church End, Renhold, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 0LX
- Grade II listed detached former farmhouse
- Five double bedrooms; three en suite
- Three separate reception rooms
- Open plan kitchen/breakfast room
- Oil fired heating
- Porcelanosa fixtures and fittings
- Detached oak framed double carport/attached workshop
- Formal gardens with tennis court and separate paddock
A Grade II listed five double bedroom detached former farmhouse in approximately 1.35 acres of gardens and grounds in a private position adjacent to the village church.
The property is believed to date from the 17th century and is of timber framed construction with colour washed elevations under a tiled roof. Over the last four years it has been completely restored and refurbished with careful attention paid to blending its traditional features with modern amenities including Porcelanosa fixtures and fittings. There is over 3,850 sq. ft. of accommodation including two principal reception rooms, a study/home office, a kitchen/breakfast room, a utility room and a cloakroom. The first floor has a landing with a linen cupboard, a family bathroom, and five bedrooms, three with an en suite and three with fitted furniture. The long driveway leads to this and the neighbouring barns and has access to the paddock. The main drive is accessed by remote picket style gates and provides parking for up to ten cars and access to the detached open framed carport which has featherboard elevations and tiled roof.
The sitting room has a feature porcelain tiled wall with a fireplace recess and the study/home office has a range of fitted storage cupboards with mirrored sliding doors. Both rooms are dual aspect and have views of the village church. The dining room can seat sixteen and has a traditional fireplace with fitted bookshelves in the recesses. It has glazed doors to the front, and shuttered windows which continue throughout the house.
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted in a range of contemporary style units with Corian work surfaces incorporating a sink and drainer. Integrated appliances include two conventional/steam ovens, an induction hob with extractor over, and a dishwasher. There is a bin store, and space and plumbing for an American style fridge/freezer. The breakfast area has a central island unit with a granite worksurface and seating for up to six. There is a wine chiller and storage cupboards.
The front has a raised walled terrace. The full sized grass tennis court is enclosed by picket fencing and netting and has a remotely operated sprinkler system. There is lawn at the side and rear, a paved area overlooking the tennis court, mature trees, and a detached timber storage barn. The kitchen garden offers privacy and there is an outdoor entertaining area. Gated access leads to the paddock which is fully enclosed by high hedgerow and fruit trees.
Situation and Schooling
Renhold village is to the north of the River Great Ouse and has a lower school, church, a public house and a village store. The ruins of Renhold Castle have been designated a Scheduled Monument. Education is provided by schools in Bedford, 4 miles away, including the Harpur Trust schools. Further afield is Kimbolton School to the north east. The village is within a short drive of the Bedford bypass (A421) which provides access to Junction 13 of the M1, Milton Keynes to the west and the A1 and Cambridge to the east. Bedford railway station has services to London St. Pancras International taking about 43 minutes.