Maulden, Bedfordshire, MK45 2DF
£1,250,000Offers in excess of
- Contemporary detached property in excess of 3,700 sq. ft.
- Four double bedrooms; one en suite
- Two reception rooms
- Open plan kitchen/dining/family room with trifold doors
- Bespoke Jane Cheel kitchen and bedroom furniture
- Formal gardens and paddocks of approximately 2.25 acres
- Triple garage with first floor bedroom accommodation
- Detached games building with cloakroom
- Annexe potential
- Within a few minutes walk of The Greensand Ridge and Maulden Woods
A contemporary individually designed four/five bedroom detached property in excess of 3,700 sq. ft. occupying an elevated position within formal gardens and paddocks of approximately 2.25 acres.
In addition to the large open plan kitchen/dining/family room there is a separate sitting room, a study, utility room and ground floor shower room. On the first floor there is a galleried landing area, four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom has a high vaulted ceiling, air conditioning a separate dressing room with bespoke bedroom furniture and a contemporary style en suite. Two of the remaining bedrooms feature a walk-in dressing room with bespoke bedroom furniture by Jane Cheel. The property is enclosed by a low stone wall at the front with a remotely operated gate into a driveway which provides parking as well as access to the gardens and paddocks. There are views of the village church to the rear.
Design and Specification
George House was constructed in 2015 in a contemporary design which blends well with its setting and location within the designated conservation area of the village. Particular attention was paid to the quality of the fixtures and fittings and the use of space. The centrepiece of the ground floor accommodation is the L-shaped open plan kitchen/dining/family room in excess of 33 ft. by 31 ft. The room is triple aspect including two sets of tri-folding doors to the lower terrace, and further natural light is obtained through a lantern roof in the dining area. The kitchen has a bespoke range of Shaker style units by Jane Cheel and integrated appliances. The property incorporates high tech features including zoned underfloor heating throughout, and a Control 4 media system, and it has been pre-wired with a high end infrastructure with all TV points in the house pre-wired to allow for satellite boxes to most rooms. There is also an intruder alarm system.
The entrance hall has tiled wood effect flooring which continues into the kitchen/dining/family room, utility room, downstairs shower room and the built-in cloaks cupboard which houses the valves for the underfloor heating featured throughout the ground and first floors. The shower room is fitted in a white contemporary style suite of a walk-in screened shower, wash basin and WC with complementary tiling to the walls and floor. The utility room is fitted in a range of units with complementary work surfaces which incorporate an inset Carron sink and drainer. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The side hallway has additional tall storage cupboards, a seating area with storage beneath and a part glazed door to the side.
The sitting room has a fireplace recess with a flagstone hearth and wood mantel housing a log burning stove. There are glazed double doors to the rear terrace. The study has dual aspect windows and is currently used as a childrens playroom.
The kitchen/dining/family room is open plan with tri-folding doors and glazed double doors with wing windows to the rear terrace. The kitchen is fitted in a contemporary range of bespoke Shaker style units by Jane Cheel which include a central larder unit and an island unit incorporating a breakfast bar. Integrated appliances include an electric Siemens oven, combination oven and warming drawers, an induction hob with an extractor over, a dishwasher and wine chiller. There is space for an American style fridge/freezer. The dining area has a feature lantern skylight and a dresser unit. The family area has a window seat with built-in storage beneath.
The galleried landing looks down into the hallway and has a cupboard housing the pressurised hot water cylinder.
Master Bedroom Suite
The master bedroom has a high part vaulted ceiling, air conditioning and full length glazed double doors to the screened balcony which has views over the gardens, paddocks and village church. The dressing room has a range of bespoke fitted wardrobes and drawers by Jane Cheel. There is access to the roof space. The en suite is fitted in a contemporary style suite including a walk-in screened shower enclosure with a fitted Monsoon style shower, twin wash basins set into a floating shelved vanity unit and a WC, with complementary tiling to the walls and floor.
Further Bedrooms and Family Bathroom
Bedrooms two, three and four all have a range of bespoke fitted wardrobes by Jane Cheel. For bedrooms two and three these wardrobes are in a separate dressing room. The family bathroom is fitted in a white contemporary style suite of a double ended screened shower bath with a fitted shower, a wash basin set into a floating vanity unit and a WC, with complementary tiling to the floor and splashbacks. There is a Velux skylight.
The property is bound by a low stone wall to the front and is screened by mature laurel hedgerow and timber fencing. It is accessed via a remotely operated iron gate into the driveway which has parking for four cars with additional parking to the side. The front gardens have shaped walled areas with central steps up to an upper terrace area with a slate pathway to the entrance door and around the house. There are gravelled areas with well stocked borders. The landscaped rear garden is arranged on two levels and has a slate terrace area on the lower level. The upper level is principally lawned and features a timber framed gazebo with a decking area and a similar timber building suitable for a whirlpool bath.
Outbuildings, Garaging and Paddocks
The detached games room is timber framed with featherboard elevations under a pitched tiled roof and has a cloakroom, two stable doors to the side and double glazed doors to the front. To the rear is a general storage barn with twin timber doors. The detached two storey triple garage is of stone and featherboard elevations under a pitched tiled roof. The double garage has remotely operated up and over doors, and the single garage has twin timber doors. Both garages have power connected. An iron staircase at the side, accessed from the upper terrace of the garden, leads to a first floor studio which could also be used as an additional bedroom. It has Velux skylights and a cloakroom. The three paddocks are accessed from the driveway via a five bar gate and are interlinked by timber gates. They are enclosed by post and rail fencing.
Maulden is a Mid Bedfordshire village with local amenities that include a village church, a shop, two public houses and a lower school which falls into the catchment area of Redborne Upper School. The Harpur Trust Schools are in Bedford approximately 10 miles away. More comprehensive facilities can be found in the nearby towns of Flitwick and Ampthill, a Georgian market town. Flitwick is about 3 miles away and has rail services to St. Pancras International in 40 minutes.