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Church Cottage

Park Road, Melchbourne, Bedfordshire, MK44 1BB

£1,350,000Guide price

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Property Highlights

  • Grade II listed extended detached cottage
  • Five bedrooms; three en suite
  • Three reception rooms
  • Custom built kitchen/breakfast room
  • Cellar/utility room
  • Converted former water tower with additional accommodation
  • Gardens and grounds of approximately 0.85 acres
  • Driveway and garage

Property description

A Grade II listed five bedroom cottage and a detached one bedroom former Water Tower with 0.85 acres of landscaped gardens, by the historic village church and the Melchbourne Park Estate.

TThe oldest parts of the cottage are believed to date from the late 16th, early 17th century and period features include exposed beams and timbers, feature fireplaces and a pine panelled snug. An extension in 2010 added a sitting room and two en suite ground floor bedrooms. The landing is on two levels and has storage cuboards. The principal bedroom and guest bedroom both overlook the gardens and share a bathroom. The other first floor bedroom is accessed via a second staircase and has an en suite shower room. The water tower was originally constructed by US armed forces who lived in the village during World War II and provides additional accommodation suitable for use as an annexe or home office. Twin timber gates lead to an in-out drive with parking for up to five cars and access to the garage.

The Link and Sitting Room

The main entrance opens into a glazed atrium which links the two sections of the property and has Limestone tiling and solid oak doors. Solid slate steps with polished steel and glazed balustrades lead down to the sitting room which has floor to ceiling windows and doors to a paved terrace. The oak panelled bookshelves have a recess for a flat screen TV with a Living Flame fire beneath and there is exposed oak flooring.

Dining Room, Snug and Kitchen/Breakfast Room

The dual aspect dining room has views over the church and a recess which contains the former bread oven and houses a range cooker. There is a range of custom built storage cabinets and a serving hatch to the kitchen/breakfast room which has a matching range of cabinets with work surfaces incorporating a ceramic butler sink. The triple aspect snug has panelled walls and a fireplace with an inset log burning stove.

Gardens and Grounds

The property is in a part woodland setting with landscaped gardens. Paths lead around the garden, one beneath an ornate iron pergola with climbing roses. Outdoor entertaining areas include an extensive split level paved terrace and a further paved terrace with a summer house and barbeque area. There is a play area next to the Water Tower, a natural pond and space for a hot tub.

Situation and Schooling

Melchbourne is a rural village and has an ancient stone church, a public house and a hall with an active village hall committee. It is 13 miles north of Bedford. The catchment schools are Riseley C of E Primary School or Eileen Wade Lower School (about 3 miles) and Sharnbrook Academy (about 6 miles). The independent Harpur Trust schools are located in Bedford. Other schools include Kimbolton (6 miles), Wellingborough (13 miles), and Oundle (20 miles).

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