Holly Rise

4 Shillington Road, Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire, MK45 4JE

£1,350,000Offers in excess of

6 5 2

Property Highlights

  • Detached Potton home
  • Six double bedrooms; one en suite
  • Four reception rooms
  • Open plan kitchen to breakfast/garden room
  • Hi-tech security alarm system
  • Detached log cabin
  • Landscaped gardens of approximately 0.76 acres
  • Driveway and single garage

Property description

A modern six double bedroom detached property with landscaped gardens of approximately 0.76 acres, a detached log cabin and a single garage.

The property was constructed by Potton Homes to their Grantchester design and the accommodation extends to 4,356 sq. ft. The two principal bedrooms feature vaulted ceilings and the kitchen is open plan to the breakfast/garden room which has views over the garden. The driveway provides off street parking for up to twelve cars and there is a detached single garage. The rear gardens feature a tennis court and a detached log cabin which could be used as a home office or games room.

Ground Floor

A canopied porch area leads to the entrance hall which has exposed beams and timbers that continue throughout the property. There is solid oak flooring, feature brick walls and a central staircase to the first floor with a cupboard under. A built-in cupboard provides coat hanging space and the cloakroom is fitted with a modern white suite.

Reception Rooms

The drawing room has triple aspect windows overlooking the front garden and driveway and an inglenook fireplace with a raised hearth, an open grate and a canopied flue. An opening leads to the sitting room which has double aspect windows and double doors to the rear garden. There is an inglenook fireplace housing a log burning stove. The family room has dual aspect windows to the front and side overlooking the driveway and garden. An inglenook fireplace with a recessed log store to the side houses a log burning stove. A built-in shelved cupboard houses the CCTV equipment and the alarm system which can be remotely operated. There is a further range of contemporary style cupboards. The dining room has double doors to the rear terrace and an inglenook fireplace housing a log burning stove. The built-in cupboard to the side of the fireplace houses the freestanding oil fired boiler. A door opens to the breakfast/garden room.

Kitchen and Breakfast/Garden Room

The kitchen is open plan to the breakfast/garden room and is fitted with a modern range of cream fronted units with granite work surfaces over. Integrated appliances include a Stoves range style oven with extractor over, a dishwasher, larder fridge and freezer, and a microwave. The breakfast/garden room has windows overlooking the garden and double doors to the rear terrace.

Utility Room

The utility room is fitted with a matching range of units and houses the central collection chamber for the integrated vacuum cleaning system which has points in various areas of the house. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, a door to the rear garden and a door to a second cloakroom which is fitted with a modern white suite.

First Floor

The galleried landing looks down to the entrance hall and has a window, Velux skylights and a sun tunnel at both ends. There is a part vaulted ceiling detailed with exposed timbers and two hatches to the roof space. An airing cupboard houses the hot water cylinder and ledge and brace doors open to the first floor rooms.


The master bedroom has a high vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and a range of built-in wardrobes spanning one wall. The en suite bathroom is fitted with a modern white suite and includes a Jacuzzi spa bath, a double width shower enclosure and a range of bespoke fitted furniture. There is tiling to the floor and walls. Bedroom two also has a high vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and a range of fitted wardrobes, some with mirrored doors. There is also a built-in cupboard with access to eaves storage space. Bedrooms three and four are double bedrooms overlooking the rear garden and both have a range of bespoke fitted bedroom furniture and access to eaves storage space. Bedrooms five and six are double bedrooms with built-in cupboards. Bedroom six is currently used as an office.

Family Bathroom

The family bathroom is fitted with a modern contemporary style suite and includes a corner spa bath and a shower enclosure. There is a tall storage cupboard and tiling to the walls and floor.


The property is situated within landscaped gardens of approximately 0.76 acres. The block paved driveway has off street parking for up to twelve cars and leads to the detached single garage which has featherboard elevations under a tiled roof. It is entered via an up and over door and has power connected and eaves storage. An additional driveway to the side of the garage continues to a gated access and on to the rear garden which has a terrace spanning the entire width of the house with a brick built barbecue. There are steps up to the main garden area which is divided into three lawned areas with an enclosed pergola and a timber garden shed. The tennis court has been recently resurfaced and is enclosed on all sides. At the end of the garden is the log cabin.

Log Cabin

The bespoke detached timber framed log cabin has a canopied entrance leading to an open plan room of approximately 420 sq. ft. It is currently used as a gym/recreation room but has previously been used as a home office. It has an independent electricity supply, a separate phone line and broadband facility.

Agents Note

There is detailed planning permission for the erection of a detached double garage which expires in July 2019. Further details can be provided upon request.


Gravenhurst is a small hamlet in a rural location surrounded by open fields and farmland. The village of Shillington, which is approximately 2 miles away, has a local shop and more comprehensive facilities can be found in the market town of Hitchin, 8 miles away, which has rail services to London Kings Cross in approximately 35 minutes.

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