- 5 Bedrooms
Property SummaryA 17th century Grade II listed farmhouse situated on a plot of just under an acre in the pretty rural location of Wootton Green.
The property is timber-framed with red brick work and a clay tiled roof over. The accommodation is arranged over three floors and briefly comprises; Entrance porch, Sitting room with stone inglenook open fireplace and dual aspect windows overlooking the gardens, Family room with cast iron wood burner inset in a stone inglenook fireplace and exposed wooden beams, Dining room with flagstone flooring and space for a good size table and chairs, 16ft Kitchen/Breakfast room with original bread oven and great space to redesign. There is also a cloakroom and front porch to the ground floor.
The first floor has vaulted high ceilings with a sizeable landing leading to bedroom 1 with space for a walk in wardrobe, three further bedrooms, a shower room and a separate bathroom. There is a fifth bedroom located on the top floor in the attic with access to large boarded out roof space.
Outside, the property is accessed via a farm driveway with full rights of way onto Hoo Farmhouse via a five bar gate leading to a large driveway for several vehicles. A 585 sq/ft outbuilding is situated at the end of the driveway housing a double garage, workshop, store and oil tank room. The extensive mature gardens have many fruit trees and mature shrubs and is mainly laid to lawn backing onto fields.
The current vendors have owned the property for over 50 years and it is steeped in history and period features to include exposed timber beams to every room, timber latch doors and fireplaces, further information on its history can be found on the Bedfordshire archives website.
Wootton Green is a rural area of large houses surrounded by countryside situated on the outskirts Wootton village.
Wootton is a large village situated to the South-West of Bedford, which is ideally placed for the A421 bypass which links the A1, and the A6. There are good commuter links north and south with the property in close proximity to junctions 13 and 14 of the M1, and fast rail links to London from Milton Keynes and Bedford. The village offers an array of amenities including three small supermarkets one being a Tesco Express, doctors surgery, dentist, hair salon, Legstraps restaurant, plus five further pubs/restaurants. There are local sports clubs plus pre-school, primary and secondary schooling. There is a regular bus service into Bedford. There are also numerous countryside walks surrounding the village, including Berry Wood which lies adjacent to the Hoo Farmhouse.
Map & Nearby
Stewartby, Wootton & Kempston Rural
Stewartby was designed to house the workers of the London Brick Company who worked at Stewartby’s Brickworks.
Home to the world’s biggest kiln, at height of production it produced 18 million bricks.
The Brickworks finally closed in 2008, although the 4 chimneys in Stewartby have been preserved to act as a reminder of Bedfordshire’s contribution to the industry.
It has a small train station which runs on the Marston Vale rail line between Bedford and Bletchley.
Sixth form education is delivered by Kimberley College, specialist in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and is open to students across Bedford to Milton Keynes.
With lower school education served by Broadmead Lower School and later years by neighbouring Marston Vale Middle School.
Various sports and social clubs are run in the village and it has a playground, and it is very close to Marston Vale Forest Centre.
South west of Bedford, adjacent to Kempston and Stewartby, is Wootton a large village which like Stewartby has a long history with brickworks.
Alongside traditional timber houses are new residential developments. Wootton House, a large 17th century redbrick house and the Church of St Mary the Virgin dated from the 14th century maintain Wootton’s history.
The village has both lower and upper schools, alongside small shops, 3 pubs, library and village hall and as it develops there are plans to add more community amenities and shops.
It is also close to the larger supermarkets and retail parks in Kempston.
Kempston Rural was formed in 1986 when the town of Kempston was divided into Kempston (town) and Kempston Rural.
A number of hamlets are included within this area, the largest being Box End, adjacent to Biddenham to the north and Wood End to the south. Kempston Rural Primary School sits above Wood End.
Box End Water Park & Corner 5 Restaurant is a big attraction to visitors.
A large aqua park with mega water slide, ninja trail, stand up paddle boarding and cable tow with conference, wedding facilities and lakeside views from the restaurant and bar.