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Church Barn House

71 Church End, Biddenham, Bedfordshire, MK40 4AS

£1,500,000Guide price

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Property Highlights

  • Individual detached property
  • Five bedrooms, three bathrooms, dressing room
  • Five reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room and utility room
  • Approx. 0.56 acres of landscaped gardens
  • Triple garage and driveway parking
  • Private position on a no through lane
  • Views over the surrounding countryside

Property description

An individual five double bedroom detached property with versatile accommodation and scope to develop further if required, in approximately 0.56 acres of landscaped gardens on the edge of Biddenham village.

The property is in the village conservation area and has views of St James village church to the front. It is principally stone built with some rendered elevations, under a clay tile roof. Internally careful attention was paid to blending period features, including exposed timbers and fireplaces, with modern amenities. The versatile ground floor accommodation includes a central tiled hall, four separate reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room with adjoining utility room and a garden room. The principal bedroom and guest bedroom suites and another bedroom are also on the ground floor. A bespoke oak and glass staircase leads to two further double bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. The property is at the end of a no through lane, in wrap around landscaped gardens with views over the surrounding countryside. It has gated driveway parking and a detached triple garage. It is a peaceful rural spot and yet is less than 10 minutes’ drive from amenities in Bedford.

Ground Floor

Solid wood doors with wing windows open into the hall which has travertine floor tiles, two walk-in coat cupboards, a cloakroom with a WC and wash basin set into a shelved Cherrywood vanity unit, and access to the kitchen/dining room and two of the reception rooms.The inner hall has dado rails, a second cloakroom, stairs to the first floor, and access to the three ground floor bedrooms.

Reception Rooms

The formal dining room is dual aspect with views over the rear garden, and has panelling to dado height, exposed ceiling beams, and oak parquet flooring which continues, through double doors, into the drawing room. This room is also dual aspect with French doors opening to the formal garden at the front and rear of the property, and has a feature stone fireplace in one corner with an inset log burning stove on a raised hearth. A door leads to a study which has a range of custom built furniture. On the other side of the hall, the dual aspect sitting room has French doors to the front garden, a corner fireplace with a log burning stove, and exposed oak flooring which continues into the inner hall.Glazed double doors from the kitchen open to the L-shaped garden room which has two sets of doors to the rear garden.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Utility Room

The kitchen/breakfast room has a vaulted ceiling with exposed A frames, and Velux skylights, and is fitted in a custom built range of Maple cabinets, including a pantry, with granite work surfaces incorporating a sink and drainer with a Quooker boiling water tap. Appliances include a range cooker in a feature chimney recess, and integrated dishwasher, microwave and larder fridge.The adjoining utility room has additional storage, space and plumbing for appliances, and a door and window to the rear.

Principal Bedroom Suite

The suite is accessed via a dressing room which is currently being used as an office. It has a window overlooking the front garden and a door to the bedroom which also overlooks the front garden and has a custom built range of oak furniture. The fully tiled en suite bathroom has a modern suite which includes a panelled bath, a screened shower enclosure, a WC, and twin wash basins set into a range of vanity storage.

Other Ground Floor Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The guest bedroom has picture rails and coving and a fully tiled en suite bathroom with a bath with a shower over, a WC and a pedestal washbasin. The other ground floor bedroom is another double room with windows overlooking the front garden and a range of fitted wardrobes.

First Floor

The stairs lead to a galleried landing with glazed balustrades and space for a seating area. It has access to the roof space, a cupboard housing the hot water cylinder, and access to two further double bedrooms and a bathroom. Both bedrooms overlook the front garden and the open fields and meadows beyond, and both have sloping ceilings and a range of fitted bedroom furniture.The tiled bathroom has a double ended bath, a screened shower enclosure, a WC, and twin washbasins set into vanity storage.

Gardens and Grounds

The property is accessed via a no through lane at the end of Church End and is adjacent to the historic church of St James. Twin iron gates set in stone pillars open to a long gravel driveway which provides ample parking as well as access to the detached triple garage which is of stone, brick and timber elevations and has three up and over doors, power connected and workshop/storage areas.On the right of the driveway there is a walled front garden. A solid wood gate opens to a sweeping path to the entrance door. The path is flanked by shaped lawn areas with established borders with mature shrubs, and Silver Birch trees.

Gardens Cont'd

The formal gardens have been landscaped and include a paved terrace outside the garden room for al fresco dining and entertaining. The rest of the garden is lawned with established borders and mature trees interspersed.The garden is enclosed by a combination of recently replaced timber fencing, and brick and stone walls. A feature arch with iron gate opens to an additional area of garden with mature fruit trees and a gate to the surrounding meadow land.


Biddenham dates back to before the Domesday Book and its diverse architecture includes a thatched public house and cottages, an ancient church, a village hall, a sports pavilion, lower and middle schools and playing fields. The choice of schooling includes the Harpur Trust independent schools in Bedford. There is a wide range of nearby leisure facilities including indoor snow skiing, water skiing, sailing, motor racing, fishing, golf, shooting, rowing, swimming, cricket, rugby, tennis and horse racing. There is also a choice of local health and fitness clubs.

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