Old Linslade Grange

Old Linslade Road, Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 0DU

£1,500,000Offers over

5 4 4

Property Highlights

  • Detached country residence
  • Five bedrooms
  • Four bath or shower rooms
  • Four reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Conservatory
  • Swimming pool
  • Double garage, parking

Property description

A 19th century four bedroom detached house with an annexe, outbuilding, gated off street parking, a double garage, an indoor swimming pool and private gardens on a plot of 0.85 acres.

The property has 4,611 sq. ft. of versatile accommodation including the annexe and a pool room with an indoor swimming pool. The house has two principal reception rooms, a conservatory, a kitchen/breakfast room, a cloakroom and a utility room on the ground floor. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, two en suite bath/shower rooms and a family bathroom. The annexe has a reception room on the ground floor and on the first floor there is a bedroom, a study and a shower room. The house is approached via a shared drive leading to a five bar gated entrance onto a gravelled private drive with parking for up to six cars. The double garage has electric up and over doors and has power and water connected. There is also a separate store next to the garage and an electric car charging point. The plot extends to approximately 0.85 acres with gardens and an outbuilding.

History

The property is brick under tile and was built circa 1830/1840 as a farmhouse for the neighbouring Mill owner. The current owners have lived in the house for the last 20 years and have both maintained and improved the property which has included extending the sitting room and master bedroom and fitting a new bespoke kitchen at the end of 2019.

Ground Floor

The front door opens to a tiled lobby and there are secondary doors to an entrance hall which has wood flooring, a cloaks cupboard and a cloakroom. The hall leads to the two principal reception rooms and the kitchen/breakfast room.

Reception Rooms

The triple aspect sitting room has French doors to a terraced seating area. There is a stone fireplace with an inset electric fire, and wood flooring. The dining room is dual aspect and also has wood flooring. There are stairs to the first floor with a built-in storage cupboard on the staircase.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

The bespoke kitchen/breakfast room has tiled flooring over the original slate floor and remote control ambient lighting. It is fitted with a range of high gloss full height, base and wall units with work surfaces incorporating a double sink which has a filter tap. One full height unit houses a Neff fridge on one side and storage with pull-out drawers on the other. Other integrated Neff appliances include two electric ovens, one with a microwave, and an induction hob with extractor over and there is a Miele dishwasher. There is an island which comprises a table seating six people and a bespoke raised food preparation area. There is also a fitted dresser with display above.

Utility Room

The utility room has a range of fitted base units with work surfaces and an inset sink. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine, tumble dryer, and a fridge/freezer.

Conservatory

The conservatory is open plan to the kitchen/breakfast room. It has wood flooring laid over the same tiling as in the lobby. There are French doors to the garden and sliding doors into the pool room.

Pool Room

The pool room has an indoor heated swimming pool which can also be accessed from the annexe via a connecting hallway that was added by the current owners. There is a wine store room and a further utility room with full height fitted cupboards to one wall and space for a freestanding fridge/ freezer. Adjacent to the external annexe entrance door is a store which contains the boiler for the swimming pool and other pool equipment.

Bedrooms and Bathroom

The principal bedroom is dual aspect with French doors to a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden. There is a range of built-in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with a shower cubicle with digital temperature control, a bath, a vanity wash basin, a WC and a heated towel rail.The second bedroom is also dual aspect with French doors to a Juliet balcony. It has a fully tiled en suite shower room with a shower cubicle, twin wash basins with drawers to each side, and a WC. There is a comprehensive range of built-in storage. There are two further bedrooms, one with fitted wardrobes and one that is currently used as a study and has built-in shelving and built-in storage cupboards. These bedrooms share a three piece family bathroom which has a bath with shower over, a wash basin and a WC.

Annexe

The annexe has its own entrance door off the driveway as well as access via the pool room, and could be used as a self-contained area for guests or extended family. There is a reception room, which is currently used as a games room, and has stairs to the first floor and an under stair storage cupboard. On the first floor there is a double bedroom with built-in eaves storage along one wall. There is also a study which leads to a shower room with shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and a heated towel rail.

Gardens and Grounds

The secluded gardens wrap around the property and are not overlooked. They can be accessed via a gated entrance at the side of the house which leads to a pathway to an outbuilding with a store and separate outside cloakroom, and continues to a trellised walkway to the gardens and terraces. The enclosed garden is laid predominately to lawn, with a circular decorative bed with mature shrubs, flowers and an Ash tree. There are trees and shrub borders, including beech trees. There is also a well and an Alton greenhouse. A block paved terrace seating area can be accessed from the sitting room and there is a further south facing block paved terrace which can be accessed from the conservatory. This has a raised gravelled and planted area with a summerhouse. A pathway leads to the back of the garden which has the river Ouzel running alongside, which was diverted at one time to supply the mill next door. This has a sluice gate to prevent flooding.

Heath and Reach

Heath and Reach is a village and civil parish near the Chiltern Hills in Bedfordshire, 3 miles north of Leighton Buzzard. The village has grown around a mix of thatched cottages and period properties which circle a traditional green and picturesque pump house. There is now a mix of new build properties alongside former artisan cottages and Grade II listed buildings, along with a semi-rural mix of open fields, footpaths and bridleways. Heath and Reach also has five sand quarrying sites – well known as the setting for TV dramas and films. Within the village is St Leonard’s Church, a village community hall, a co-op store with post office, three public houses, and a veterinary surgery. Further shopping is available at Leighton Buzzard along with GP, and dental surgeries. Wider amenities are available in Central Milton Keynes, 12 miles away, with Centre:MK shopping centre, the theatre district and Xscape providing a range of recreational and retail facilities as well as bars and restaurants. Nearby leisure facilities include Stockgrove and Rushmere Country Parks and Woburn Golf Club.The village is well placed for commuters with easy links to the A5 and M1 Junction 13, and trains from Leighton Buzzard station to London Euston taking just 30 minutes. Within Heath and Reach is St Leonard’s VA Lower school, which is rated Outstanding by Ofsted and the village is in the catchment area for Vandyke Upper School in Leighton Buzzard. Private schools in the vicinity include MK Preparatory School, Swanbourne House School and The Grove Independent School.

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