- 3 Bedrooms
Property SummaryThis three double bedroom detached cottage dated back to the 18th Century on a substantial plot within the popular 'Church End' of Tempsford. The property which was originally two cottages blends character features with modern day amenities and boasts a detached self contained annexe offering space ideal for accommodating multi-generation households. Character features and charm include a stunning inglenook fireplace which opens onto the lounge and dining areas, exposed beams and timbers, latch doors, exposed floorboards and cast iron stove. The cottage has been well maintained by the owners and was re-thatced in 2015. The property features a spacious 17 ft x 15 ft lounge, dining area and a further family room adding further flexibility to the ground floor. There is a fitted shaker style kitchen with feature recess for a range cooker and there is a handy cloakroom/utility room. There is also a four-piece bathroom to the ground floor. There are two separate staircases one providing access to bedrooms 1 and 2 and a further staircase to bedroom 3 which would make an ideal teenager or guest space. The property has been further enhanced by a replacement boiler. Outside the property and plot is access via full opening gates to a large shingled area providing off road parking for numerous cars. There is a large patio area ideal for entertaining, a raised ornamental pond and large lawn area with the rear garden measuring 75 ft x 65ft approx. The annexe comprises of an open plan kitchen/living room, double bedroom and cloakroom which offers space to install a shower. Viewing highly recommended for this very special home.
Tempsford is situated just off the A1 and offers local amenities such as church, pub which serves food and village hall and borders the river Ivel where you can enjoy countryside walks. There are further amenities available in nearby Blunham and Sandy is 1.5 miles away which offers mainline station into London Kings Cross and also Tesco's supermarket.
36 and 38 Church Street were listed by English Heritage in November 1986 as Grade II, of special interest. The pair of cottages are thought to be 18th century in date. They are timber-framed and covered with colour-washed roughcast render, with thatched roofs. They comprise one storey with attics. A slated lean-to addition has been made to the right-hand gable end.
The Rating and Valuation Act 1925 specified that every building and piece of land in the country was to be assessed to determine its rateable value. The valuer found that the cottages were owned by the Tempsford Estate. One was occupied by T Mason and contained a parlour and living room and two bedrooms with a barn outside. The other was occupied by Mrs Bean and had a living room, a scullery and one bedroom and also a barn outside. Water for both came from a tap twenty yards away.
- Three double bedroom cottage
- Detached self contained annexe
- Three reception rooms
- Fitted kitchen
- 75 ft x 65 ft approx garden
- Off road parking
- Popular village location
- Wealth of character
- Viewing advised
Entrance via wood door to lounge
Lounge 17' 11'' x 15' 8'' (5.46m x 4.77m)
Glazed window to front and rear aspect, two radiators, exposed beams, stairs to bedroom three, feature inglenook fireplace with wood burner and raised tiled hearth and chimney stack.
Dining area 14' 9'' x 10' 0'' (4.49m x 3.05m)
Glazed window to front and rear, exposed flooring, exposed brick chimney stack and features other side of inglenook fireplace.
Family room 14' 7'' x 13' 3'' (4.44m x 4.04m)
Glazed window to front and rear, door to front, stairs to bedrooms 1 and 2, exposed floorboards, double radiator, single radiator, feature cast iron stove.
Kitchen 9' 7'' x 8' 2'' (2.92m x 2.49m)
Range of base and eye level units with work surfaces over, integrated fridge unit, stable door to side, stainless steel sink drainer unit, space and recess for range cooker, wall mounted oil boiler, tiled floor, tiled splash back, glazed window to rear aspect.
Cloakroom/utility 6' 4'' x 6' 3'' (1.93m x 1.90m)
Space and plumbing for washing machine and fridge/freezer unit, glazed window to side aspect, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, exposed brickwork and beam, lino floor.
Family Bathroom 14' 3'' x 6' 9'' (4.34m x 2.06m)
White four piece suit comprising of corner bath unit with shower attachment, shower cubicle, low level WC, wash hand basin, glazed window to side aspect, partly tiled, ceramic tiled floor, double radiator, exposed brickwork and timbers.
First Floor Landing
Access to two bedrooms via staircase from family room, built-in cupboard.
Bedroom One 13' 8'' x 10' 5'' (4.16m x 3.17m)
Glazed window to front aspect, exposed beams, exposed floorboards, double radiator.
Bedroom Two 11' 3'' x 9' 4'' (3.43m x 2.84m)
Glazed window to front, double radiator, exposed flooring and beams, eaves storage space.
Bedroom Three 12' 9'' x 10' 6'' (3.88m x 3.20m)
Accessed via staircase from lounge, glazed window to front aspect, radiator, built-in wardrobe, exposed beams and brick chimney stack.
Gated access to side and parking area.
Rear Garden 75' 0'' approx. x 65' 0'' approx. (22.84m x 19.80m)
Large patio area ideal for entertaining, large shingled area providing off road parking, with raise lawn area, and mixture of planted flower and shrub borders. Raised ornamental pond with rockery, outside light. Fully enclosed with timber panel fencing.