Guide Price £1,500,000
A remarkable Grade II listed five bedroom extended cottage dating back to the 1500's and a secluded detached one bedroom former Water Tower situated on 0.85 acres of landscaped gardens. This property is located in the quaint village of Melchbourne.
The cottage is believed to date back from the late 16th century whilst benefiting from its most recent extension in 2010 to also offer modern living space with an added sitting room and two en-suite ground floor bedrooms. This property has a unique balance of period features which include exposed beams, timbers and fireplaces throughout the original cottage. Twin timber gates lead to an in-out drive with parking for up to five cars and a private garage.
The water tower was built during World War II which adds extra accommodation for an annexe or home office, alongside bringing even more history to this property.
The water tower is currently being short let out and would be a fantastic income opportunity for the new owners - please discuss with agent for more details. This part of the property also benefits from a heated exercise pool, gym and kitchenette.
The main cottage includes three first floor bedrooms, an en-suite shower room and a bathroom.
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DINING ROOM, SNUG AND KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
The dual aspect dining room has views over the church and a recess which contains the former bread oven and houses a range cooker. There is a range of bespoke storage cabinets and a traditional serving hatch to the kitchen/breakfast room which has a matching range of cabinets with work surfaces incorporating a ceramic butler sink. The triple aspect snug has panelled walls and a fireplace with an inset log burning stove.
THE LINK AND SITTING ROOM - 2010 Extension
The main entrance opens into a glazed atrium which links the two sections of the property. This area has Limestone tiling and solid oak doors throughout. Solid slate steps with polished steel and glazed balustrades lead down to the sitting room which has floor to ceiling windows and doors to a private paved terrace area. The oak panelled bookshelves have a recess for a flat screen TV with a Living Flame fire beneath and there is exposed oak flooring.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The property is in a part woodland setting with landscaped gardens. Pathways lead around the garden, one beneath an ornate iron pergola with climbing roses. There are lawned areas with well stocked borders enclosed by a Box hedge. Outdoor entertaining areas include an extensive split level paved terrace and there is a natural pond and space for a hot tub. Adjacent to the Water Tower and swimming pool is a children's play area and further paved terrace with a summer house and barbeque area.
SITUATION AND SCHOOLING
Melchbourne is a rural village and has an ancient stone church, a public house and a hall with an active village hall committee. It is 13 miles north of Bedford.
Bedford train station is only a short 15 minute drive, with a direct train journey into London's St Pancras International in under 45 minutes.
The catchment schools are Riseley C of E Primary School or Eileen Wade Lower School (about 3 miles) and Sharnbrook Academy (about 6 miles). The independent Harpur Trust schools are located in Bedford. Other schools include Kimbolton (6 miles), Wellingborough (13 miles), and Oundle (20 miles).
Price:Guide Price £1,500,000
Address:Park Road, Bedford, MK44
Property Size:4229.00 sqft