Manor House

Bourne End, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AX


5 5 2

Property Highlights

  • Victorian detached property
  • Five bedrooms; en suite
  • Five reception rooms
  • Fitted kitchen with underfloor heating
  • Utility room and cloakroom
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Detached triple garage and stables
  • 1.9 acres of wraparound gardens and grounds

Property description

A late Victorian five bedroom detached house with a swimming pool, outbuildings including garaging and stables and 1.9 acres of wraparound gardens and paddock with countryside views.

The property has a date stone of 1901 over the entrance door and retains period features including fireplaces, picture rails, and ornate ceiling roses and deep coving in many of the rooms. There is just under 3,500 sq. ft. of versatile accommodation with six reception rooms including a formal drawing room and an office for working from home, as well as a fitted kitchen with adjoining breakfast room and separate utility room. There are five double bedrooms on the first floor with an en suite shower room and a four piece family bathroom. In addition to the house the property has 400 sq. ft. of outbuildings including garages, stables, and four sheds, one of which is currently used for livestock and one for the pumps and heating for the outdoor swimming pool.

About the House cont'd

The property has approximately 1.9 acres of wraparound gardens and grounds and is surrounded by farmland and open countryside with far reaching views in all directions. It is a rural location but is within 2 miles of Cranfield for local amenities and is only 9 miles from Bedford or 10.5 miles from Milton Keynes which has one of the largest covered shopping centres in Europe as well as leisure activities including restaurants, cinemas and a theatre.

Ground Floor

The entrance hall is carpeted but has the original patterned tile flooring beneath. There is a feature fireplace, an ornate ceiling rose and a staircase to a galleried landing on the first floor. The inner hall has a wood floor, a cloakroom and a second staircase to the first floor.

Principal Reception Rooms

The dual aspect drawing room has a picture rail, and an ornate working open fireplace with built-in cupboards and shelving in a display alcove. The dining room has a wood floor, an ornate ceiling rose and a fireplace housing a log burning stove. There is also a dual aspect playroom with views over the paddock and a garden room which has triple aspect windows and a vaulted glazed roof with blinds and electric windows. French doors open to a patio area overlooking the swimming pool.

Other Reception Rooms

The library has built-in bookshelves, picture rails and two windows overlooking the garden. There is an opening to the office which has built-in cupboard and bookshelves spanning one wall, and doors to the garden.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

The kitchen has underfloor heating and is fitted with a comprehensive range of units, including glazed display cabinets. There is an electric Rangemaster range cooker and space for a dishwasher and washing machine. A door leads to the stairs to the cellar. Steps down lead to the breakfast room which has a built-in cupboard, a window overlooking the drive, and a wide opening to the garden room.

Utility Room

The utility room has a range of fitted units, a built-in store cupboard and access to the second cloakroom. A door leads to the drive and stable yard.

First Floor

The main staircase, from the entrance hall, leads to a galleried landing with a window overlooking the garden and an ornate arch to an inner landing accessed via the other staircase. There is a walk-in airing cupboard and access to the loft space which is part boarded for storage.The dual aspect master bedroom has views over the paddock and countryside beyond, and a feature fireplace with an ornate surround and tiled inserts. The en suite has underfloor heating, a double shower cubicle, a WC and a vanity washbasin.There are four further double bedrooms, two of which also overlook the paddock and countryside beyond. Two of the bedrooms have built-in storage and one has an inset display alcove. The family bathroom has a free standing bath, a separate shower cubicle, a WC and a washbasin set into an array of vanity storage.

Gardens and Grounds

The property is set well back from the lane with an electric gate to an extensive gravel driveway which provides parking and access to the house and the detached triple garage and stables. The rear garden faces south east and is mainly lawned with mature trees interspersed and hedge and fence boundaries. The paved terrace outside the office and garden room has space for outside dining and entertaining, and houses a hot tub which is available subject to separate negotiation. The terrace continues round the pool which is of varying depth and has a swim jet.The garden also incorporates a chicken run, a vegetable patch and an orchard which has apple, pear and plum trees.

Equestrian Facilities

A ha ha separates the garden from the paddock which is also enclosed by post and rail fencing. It has several mature trees and is surrounded by open countryside with easy access to the a network of bridleways. A detached outbuilding comprises a double garage, a single garage and a stable block which has two loose boxes and a hayloft.

Situation and Schooling

Bourne end is a hamlet situated 2 miles from the local village of Cranfield which has two public houses, a football club, a hairdresser, several take away restaurants and a CoOp supermarket incorporating a post office. There is also a doctors’ surgery, a dental practice and pharmacy, two parks and a multi-use games area. Schooling is available at Cranfield Church of England Academy, Holywell Middle school, Wootton Upper school and the independent Harpur Trust schools in Bedford are 9 miles away.

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