53 High Street, Silsoe, Bedfordshire, MK45 4EP
£800,000Offers in excess of
- Grade II listed 17th century detached property
- Five/six bedrooms; one en suite
- Three reception rooms
- Cellar used as a home gym
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility room
- Oil to radiator heating
- West facing gardens, driveway and double garage
A Grade II listed five/six bedroom detached property with walled south and west facing gardens situated in the village conservation area walking distance from all amenities.
The property is believed to date from the late 17th century and has pebble dashed colour washed and part featherboard elevations beneath a clay hipped roof. There is over 3,370 sq. ft. of accommodation over four floors including a cellar, currently used as a home gym. The L-shaped hallway provides access to a sitting room/snug, a separate dining room, and a refitted ground floor shower room with underfloor heating. There is also a family room, a kitchen/breakfast room and utility room on the ground floor. The first floor has four double bedrooms including the master bedroom which has an open plan en suite. The second floor has a further double bedroom and a room which could be used as a study or sixth bedroom. A gated entrance opens into the driveway which provides parking and access to the double width garage which has a remotely operated door, power connected and a door to the side. The walled gardens wrap around the side and rear and face south and west.
The dual aspect snug has a sash bay window to the front, a glazed door to the outdoor seating area and a brick feature fireplace. Openings either side lead into the sitting room which has dual aspect windows and a multi fuel burning stove on the reverse side of the fireplace. The dining room has a feature brick fireplace and an exposed ceiling beam. The dual aspect family room has a tiled floor, a brick feature fireplace with timber bressumer and a corner storage cupboard.
The gardens at the side are paved and have mature shrubs, bushes and a water feature. The main garden at the rear includes an extensive paved area, adjoining the house, which is covered by a pergola with vines growing over. The remaining garden is lawned with well stocked borders and mature trees.
Silsoe is located just off the A6, almost equidistant from Bedford and Luton. It has a variety of local amenities that include shops, a lower school and country pubs. It also has over 130 listed buildings and is edged by the historic gardens of Wrest Park. There is a newly built community and sports facility. The catchment schools are Arnold Academy and Harlington Upper School.