- 4 Bedrooms
Property SummaryThis individual detached Victorian residence was built in 1894 upon a plot spanning circa a quarter of an acre within part of what was formerly the Sandy Place estate. Originally built as a "Gentlemen’s residence" the now family home offers an abundance of living space over two floors. Situated on Bedford Road the property is walking distance from Sandy's market square and train station as well being very accessible to the A1 the property is ideally located for anyone looking to be with easy reach of amenities and transport links for commuting. Outside the home boasts award winning gardens featured in a number of national garden & lifestyle publications and opened for many years as part of “The National Garden Scheme". As you enter the home you are greeted with charm and character as soon as you step in to the entrance hall with a stair case winding up to the first floor and doors opening to the downstairs accommodation. The front of the home is flanked by a study along with a dining room which features a cast iron fire place and bay window. To the rear of the home is a sitting room with an open fireplace of its own and an opening to the garden room which is an extension of the sitting room and flows on in to what is currently used a hobby room that could be adapted to create an annexe space if required at a later date. The kitchen leads out to a utility room and cloakroom that connect to external doors on to the garden.
Outside to the front of the home is a gravel driveway which is screened by Wrought Iron railings dating from the 1890’s and trees providing ample off road parking. There is gated access to the side of the home that connects to courtyard area that leads to the front of the garage/workshop which lends its self as the ideal space for the DIY enthusiast to work their magic. To the rear of the garage is a separate room which was designed for an exercise pool but has now been adapted to a studio area that could also make the ideal home gym. The rear garden is perfect for hosting summer garden parties and has been lovingly landscaped by the current owners through the years. Immediately to the rear of the home is a large paved courtyard area with a path leading down the garden to a vegetable plot and summer house forming an on site allotment space. The garden spans out to the side of the home with gated access back out to the driveway allowing the garden to be accessed without needing to go via the inside of the home. An internal viewing is highly recommended to truly admire the space and character this stunning home has to offer.
Sandy is a small market town that has been traced back to be a settlement from the Roman era and is located within central Bedfordshire. Sandy's amenities include local schools, shops, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants and leisure centre with fantastic facilities. Sandy is the ideal location for the commuter as the train station is on the Peterborough to London St Pancras line offering trains to the capital within 47 minutes. The rail links for the local area are planned to be further improved with east to west links due to be coming to provide improved links between Oxford and Cambridge. The nearby A1 offers a route by road both north and south, while the wider road network links to the A6 and M1 motorway. Despite being a town Sandy still offers countryside with scenic walks along the river Ivel and through the "Sandy Hills" which is home to a RSPB nature reserve.
- Detached Victorian residence dating back to 1894
- Plot spanning circa a quarter of an acre with beautifully landscaped gardens
- Three double bedrooms with dressing room to the master
- A wealth of character throughout the home including cast iron fireplaces, wood panelling, cornicing, picture and dado rails
- Garage / workshop measuring 17'10 x 11'1 with motorised roller shutter door
- Four generous reception rooms
- Fitted 13ft kitchen with separate 14ft utility room
- Situated within walking distance of Sandy train station and market square
- Potential to further extend or develop subject to planning permission
Entrance via front door. Two radiators, dado rail and cornicing to arch way. Under stairs storage cupboard, stairs rising to first floor and doors opening to...
Study (11' 2'' x 10' 5'' (3.40m x 3.18m))
Wood laminate flooring. Double glazed bay window to front aspect. Radiator, oak panelling to walls. Ceramic tiled fireplace with gas fire.
Dining room (14' 8'' x 12' 8'' (4.47m x 3.87m))
Double glazed bay window to front aspect. Picture rail, two radiators. Cast iron open fire place with tiled hearth and wooden mantle over.
Sitting room (12' 8'' x 11' 2'' (3.86m x 3.41m))
Radiator, in built display cupboard with glass doors and lighting. Cast iron open fireplace with slate hearth and mantle. Built in storage cupboard and opening to...
Sun room (18' 3'' x 9' 2'' (5.56m x 2.79m))
Double glazed window to side aspect with two further double glazed windows to rear aspect. Radiator. External door out to garden and double doors in to...
Hobby room / Bedroom Four (25' 9'' x 10' 5'' (7.84m x 3.18m))
Wood laminate flooring, radiator and double glazed window to front aspect.
Kitchen (13' 11'' x 9' 2'' (4.24m x 2.80m))
Tile effect vinyl flooring. Fitted kitchen comprising a range of wall and base level units with work surfaces over. Inset one and half sink drainer unit with mixer tap with tiling to splash backs. Integrated NEFF electric fan oven and grill with separate NEFF induction hob and extractor hood over. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Double glazed windows to side and rear aspect. Inset spotlights to ceiling and door to...
Utility room (14' 2'' x 8' 8'' (4.33m x 2.65m))
Tile effect vinyl flooring. Fitted with a range of wall and base level units with work surface over. Inset sink drainer unit with mixer tap over and tiled splash backs. Space for fridge/freezer and tumble dryer along with space and plumbing for washing machine. Double glazed window to side aspect. Built in pantry/store cupboard. Front and rear external doors to garden and further internal door to...
Tile effect vinyl flooring. Fitted suite comprising of W/C and hand wash basin. Radiator and obscured double glazed window to rear aspect.
First floor landing
Double glazed window to rear aspect. Dado rail, radiator and doors to...
Double glazed bay window to front aspect, two radiators. Cast iron feature fireplace, built in storage cupboard. Inset spotlights to ceiling. Opening and steps down to...
Dressing room (10' 5'' x 8' 11'' (3.18m x 2.73m))
Radiator, sky light to rear built in wardrobes with double doors. Door to eave storage.
Bedroom two (15' 3'' x 10' 6'' (4.65m x 3.19m))
Two double glazed windows to front aspect. Radiator, cast iron feature fireplace with wooden mantle over.
Bedroom three (12' 8'' x 10' 0'' (3.86m x 3.06m))
Double glazed window to rear aspect, radiator. Cast iron fireplace. Built in storage cupboard.
Bathroom (10' 4'' x 9' 1'' (3.14m x 2.76m))
Fitted suite comprising of pedestal mounted hand wash basin, shower with enclosure and corner jaccuzzi bath. Tiling to water sensitive areas. Two double glazed window to rear aspect. Access to loft space via hatch and extractor fan to ceiling.
Garage / Workshop (17' 11'' x 8' 8'' (5.47m x 2.65m))
Electric motorised roller shutter door to front. Power and lighting. Access to loft space where the boiler is housed. Door to...
Studio (17' 10'' x 11' 1'' (5.44m x 3.39m))
Originally built as a pool room designed for an exercise pool which is still in place and has been boarded over with flooring which would be easily removed to reinstate the pool. Double glazed window to rear aspect, wood paneling to walls and bi-fold doors opening out to garden.
Front - Gravelled driveway providing ample parking screened from the street by tree's and mature shrub beds along with wrought iron rail fencing. Double gate access to side court yard which leads to the garage/workshop.
Rear - Beautifully landscaped garden which is mainly laid to lawn with various well stocked shrub and flower borders. Large paved courtyard immediately to the rear of the home with a water feature and path leading down the garden to a vegetable plots and garden pond. Raised decking area with railway themed timber summer house. There is a section of the garden which stretches to the side of the home which is currently home to a chicken coup and green house which has been included to the garden from a separate plot which is on a long leasehold.