Set within the desirable hamlet of Wardhedges, Flitton, 'Horsekeepers Cottage' is set on a sizeable plot totalling approx. 1.3 acres and enjoys stunning views over countryside. With the original building believed to date back over 400 years, the property has the benefit of substantial and sympathetic additions over the years to create approx. 2400 sq.ft of accommodation with a host of character features. The property provides excellent entertaining space with an impressive 26ft living room with Inglenook fireplace, further reception with French doors to garden and separate study (great for working from home). In addition there is a spacious, triple aspect kitchen/dining room with log burning stove and walk-in pantry, utility and guest cloakroom/WC. The fifth bedroom is located on the ground floor and offers the versatility to utilise as a further reception if required. The split level landing leads to four bedrooms, a family bathroom with sauna and separate shower room. The formal garden features a 30ft three cart barn with the attached paddock adjoining a public bridleway. Ample off road parking is provided via the driveway and double garage (with useful workshop area at rear). EPC Rating: D
The charming Mid Bedfordshire village of Flitton has two public houses/eateries and an historic Church as well as great countryside walks nearby. Together with the neighbouring village, the parish of Flitton and Greenfield also provides a village hall with recreation ground. The property is within 1.3 miles of Greenfield’s highly regarded Lower School which has the Ofsted rating of ‘Outstanding’, whilst Bedford’s private Harpur Trust schools are within 12 miles. Commuters are well served via the mainline rail station at nearby Flitwick (approx. 2.7 miles) which provides a rail service to London St Pancras within 40 minutes approx. The historic Georgian market town of Ampthill lies approx. 5 miles distant and offers a Waitrose supermarket, variety of restaurants, boutique style shops and parkland, whilst the city of Milton Keynes is within 18 miles.
Accessed via wooden entrance door with leaded light effect insert and canopy over. Tiled floor. Exposed beam. Part glazed wooden panelled doors to utility room and living room. Wooden panelled door to:
Double glazed leaded light effect window to front aspect. Two piece suite comprising: Close coupled WC and wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Radiator. Tiled floor.
Dual aspect via double glazed leaded light effect windows to front and side. Sink unit with cupboard beneath. Space for American style fridge/freezer. Wall mounted gas fired boiler. Radiator. Tiled floor. Wooden door to study.
Walk-in bay with double glazed leaded light effect window to front aspect. Further double glazed leaded light effect window to front aspect. Feature Inglenook fireplace. Feature exposed beams. Three radiators. Television point. Wooden panelled doors to kitchen/dining room, study and to:
Walk-in bay with double glazed leaded light effect French doors and windows to side aspect. Double glazed leaded light effect window to front aspect. Radiator. Wooden panelled door to:
FAMILY ROOM/OPTIONAL FIFTH BEDROOM
Double glazed leaded light effect windows to side and rear aspects. Double glazed leaded light effect door to other side aspect leading to garden. Radiator.
Triple aspect via double glazed leaded light effect windows to side and rear and double glazed leaded light effect French doors and windows to other side leading to rear garden. A range of base and wall mounted units with butchers block style work surface areas incorporating double butler style sink with mixer tap. Island unit with granite work surface incorporating six ring gas hob (with extractor above), twin ovens and storage beneath. Integrated washing machine. Space for fridge/freezer. Tiled floor. Feature brick fireplace housing log burning stove. Radiator. Stairs to first floor landing with built-in storage cupboard beneath. Wooden panelled doors to study and to:
Window to side aspect. Shelving.
Double glazed leaded light effect window to side aspect. Radiator. Part glazed wooden panelled door to living room.
SPLIT LEVEL LANDING
Doors to bedrooms 1, 3 and family bathroom. Stairs rising to upper landing leading to bedrooms 2, 4 and shower room.
Double glazed leaded light effect window and French doors to rear aspect, leading to balcony. Two skylights. Feature exposed beams. Radiator. Built-in wardrobes.
Double glazed leaded light effect windows to front and side aspect. Radiator. Feature exposed beams.
Double glazed leaded light effect windows to front and side aspects. Radiator. Wash hand basin with storage beneath. Feature exposed beams. Eaves storage.
Double glazed leaded light effect window to front aspect. Built-in airing cupboard housing water tank. Radiator. Feature exposed beams.
Double glazed leaded light effect window to side aspect. Four piece suite comprising: Bath with mixer tap, shower cubicle with wall mounted shower unit, close coupled WC and pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap. Wall and floor tiling. Extractor. Heated towel rail. Door to SAUNA.
Three piece suite comprising: Shower cubicle with wall mounted shower unit, close coupled WC and wash hand basin. Wall and floor tiling. Extractor. Recessed spotlighting to ceiling. Heated towel rail.
Laid to lawn. A variety of trees and shrubs. Part enclosed by fencing and hedging.
Paved patio and wooden decked seating areas. Mainly laid to lawn. A variety of trees and shrubs. Water feature. Three cart barn. Part enclosed by hedging and fencing. Gated access to either side of property.
1 acre approx. Laid to grass. Raised vegetable bed planters. Enclosed by fencing. Adjacent to public bridleway.
Two metal up and over doors. Useful workshop area to rear.
OFF ROAD PARKING
Block paved driveway with double timber gates leading to additional parking and double garage.
Current Council Tax Band: G.
WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP TO PURCHASE THIS PROPERTY?
Once you have viewed the property and made an acceptable offer, we will need the following before the property can be removed from the market;
Proof of your ability to purchase: A Mortgage Agreement in Principle with proof of deposit/Evidence of cash to purchase/Evidence of equity from sale (as applicable).
ID: A copy of a passport and driving licence for each purchaser are ideal, if both of these are not available, one can be substituted for a recent utility bill/bank statement.
Details of the solicitor/conveyancer acting for you in your purchase.
A signed copy of our Supplier List & Referral Fee Disclosure Form.
We are happy to recommend a local financial adviser and conveyancer if required to help speed up the process.