- 4 Bedrooms
Property SummaryA rare opportunity to purchase this Grade II Listed 17th Century home located in a secluded position and situated on a commanding plot of approximately 0.5 acre in the sought after village of Renhold. The cottage is believed to date back to the 1600's and has had further later additions, which offers versatile accommodation over two floors. Modern upgrades have been carefully blended with the character features such as exposed beams and timbers, inglenook fireplaces and ledge and brace doors. The cottage, which has also been re-thatched in 2014, is a perfect entertaining house and features an outdoor heated swimming pool, self-contained annexe with additional outbuildings two of which have been converted into an office with IT services and a studio making it ideal for someone who wishes to operate their business from home and there is a private patio area and an outside pizza oven. The annex is within the grounds of the property, is great for a dependent relative and is completely self-contained and features a stylish kitchen with island, living room with both bi-fold doors and french doors out onto the gardens, utility room, double bedroom and quality fitted bathroom. The annexe includes it's own electric distribution board, mains gas and water supplies installed. There is also a gas boiler for the annexe and is a recognised address, separate to the main house. The main property itself comprises of, sitting room and family room both with inglenook fireplaces, bedroom four/study, four-piece bathroom with roll top bath, further shower room, utility room, dining room and a newly fitted kitchen/breakfast room ideal for entertaining. There is a also a further double bedroom to the ground floor with two further bedrooms on the first floor. There is ample parking accessed via electronically operated gates. The property also features part underfloor heating and part radiator heating.
Renhold offers an array of local amenities include shop, public house and parish church. There are lots of countryside walks surrounding the village and also features a popular lower school, with the county town of Bedford being nearby that offers more extensive amenities as well train station into London St. Pancras for the commuter. Bedford also offers excellent schooling via the Harpur Trust private schools. In addition, Renhold is well placed to access the A421 bypass which links the A1, M1 and Milton Keynes.
- Immaculately Presented Throughout
- Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool
- Approx. 0.5 Acre Plot
- Character Features
- Newly Fitted Kitchen
- Easy Access To The A421
- One bedroom Annexe
- Gated parking
Entrance via latch door under storm porch to
Family room 14' 8'' into fireplace x 14' 6'' (4.47m x 4.42m)
Two glazed windows to front aspect, inglenook fireplace with wood burner and raised stone hearth and feature alcoves, ceramic tiled flooring, stairs to first floor bedroom, exposed timbers and beams.
Sitting Room 14' 1'' max x 22' 8'' max (4.29m x 6.90m)
Two glazed windows to front, part vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and timbers, inglenook fireplace housing log burning stove, two radiators, loft access via latch door.
Utility room 7' 5'' x 7' 1'' (2.26m x 2.16m)
Base level units and plumbing for washing machine and dryer under a roll top work surface, radiator, glazed window to front, ceramic tiled floor.
Glazed stable door to side, tiled floor, glazed window to front
Family Bathroom 10' 6'' x 8' 4'' (3.20m x 2.54m)
Quality Fired earth bathroom comprising of double ended Zinc roll top bath, shower area, sink unit, low level WC, slate flooring, heated towel rail, LED spotlighting, extractor fan, shaver point. Frosted glazed window to front
Bedroom Four/study 11' 1'' x 5' 0'' (3.38m x 1.52m)
Double glazed window to rear aspect, radiator, laminate floor.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 19' 3'' x 13' 8'' (5.86m x 4.16m)
Comprehensive range of hand painted base and eye level units with granite work surfaces over, one and half bowl butler style sink, space for gas range cooker, space and plumbing for dishwasher, under stairs storage cupboard, stairs to first floor bedroom,tiled splash backs, two double glazed window to side, spotlighting, door to
Slate floor, part frosted double glazed door to rear, double glazed window to rear, LED spotlights.
Shower cubicle, low level WC, wash hand basin, part tiled, slate floor, extractor fan, frosted double glazed window to rear.
Bedroom One 16' 1'' x 9' 5'' (4.90m x 2.87m)
Glazed window to side aspect, two radiators, detailed exposed timbers and beams, built-in wardrobes and storage units.
Bedroom 2 17' 2'' x 12' 1'' restricted head height (5.23m x 3.68m)
Accessed via stairs from kitchen, with own landing area with velux window and eaves storage, double glazed window to rear, Velux window to side, fitted bed unit with storage underneath and further built-in wardrobes.
Bedroom Three 13' 6'' x 11' 3'' (4.11m x 3.43m)
Accessed from stairs from sitting room, double glazed window to front, exposed timbers.
Accessed via secure electronic opening gates opening into a shingled driveway area providing ample off road parking, being full enclosed and secluded with timber panel fencing and established conifers.
Mainly laid to lawn interspersed with establish shrubs, fruit trees and evergreens, there is a poly tunnel and raised planters. Fully enclosed with timber panel fencing and hedgerow, feature wishing well. Block paved pathway leading around left-hand side of property leading to brick built wheelhouse, access to outside WC housing wall mounted gas Vaillant boiler. There is gated access to the rear.
Annex 33' 0'' x 21' 3'' (10.05m x 6.47m)
Could be used for a multitude of uses including granny annex, playroom/games room, or could be used to operate a business from home. Currently there is stud work in for a one bedroom Annex with kitchen, utility area, double bedroom and lounge/diner with French door leading onto the lawn front garden. It could also be converted back into garaging should someone wish.
Pathway leading to private patio area, outside wood fired pizza oven, access to two large timber sheds including a studio which incorporates a home office with kitchen facilities and two log stores. There is a further timber shed housing the boiler, plant, and filtration system for the pool which measures 23 ft x 11 ft which would be ideal as a tool shed or craft space. There is a 32 ft x 16 ft outdoor heated pool with surrounding patio area and being well screened by established conifers. There is a large lawn area leading down to an attractive brook. Greenhouse to remain. Planted shrub and flower borders.
Map & Nearby
Clapham, Ravensden, Renhold, Wilden, Bolnhurst & Keysoe
To the north of Bedford, along the A6, sits the village of Clapham which dates back as an agricultural village from before the Norman Conquest.
Home to Bedford County Golf Club it is within easy reach of Bedford’s amenities and the large Aldi and Sainsbury’s to the north of Bedford.
It has a post office, Tesco Express, pubs, village hall and served by a mobile library.
There is a primary school – Ursula Taylor Church of England Primary School and two churches, one of which – the Church of St Thomas of Canterbury –is a grade 1 listed building.
Ravensden and Wilden are rural villages that sit to the east of Clapham. Ravensden borders Mowsbury Park and has a primary school, pub, village hall and church.
Wilden (with a population of under 400 in the last census) has a Church of England Primary School situated next to a 14th century Church of St Nicholas.
A pretty brook - South Brook -runs through the village and the village pub has recently reopened with a pub garden that backs on to the brook.
South of Wilden is Renhold, which, like many Bedfordian villages consists of a small number of hamlets.
These have recently been added to with new housing developments. With two churches, pub, post office, Renhold Primary School, the village hall provides a base for a variety of social clubs including Bridge, WI and Line Dancing.
Bolnhurst about 7 miles north of Bedford sits between Bedford and Kimbolton, a key attraction is The Plough pub housed in a 17th century Jacobean building.
The village also hosts an annual Country Fayre with traditional tractors and cars. North of Bolnhurst, Keysoe hosted equestrian training teams for the 2012 Olympics and Para Olympics in The College Equestrian Centre.