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Property Summary

Occupying an elevated position in the highly sought after North Bedfordshire Countryside within Renhold Village is Bethany Cottage.

This beautiful Grade II listed thatched home is believed to date back to the 1600s, as you approach the cottage you are immediately greeted by authentic timber beam and exposed brickwork.

The entrance porch at the front of this cosy village home opens in to a dining room oozing with character features which include exposed wood floor boards, timber beams and architrave.

The character features continue to flow in to the adjoining lounge which like dining room hosts a tasteful gas stove perfect for cosying up to in the winter months.

To the rear of the ground floor is bespoke oak fitted kitchen with Welsh slate worksurfaces and a butler sink. The bathroom is fitted with a three piece suite that includes a stunning roll top bath.

On the first floor are two double bedrooms enjoying views over the garden with one of the bedrooms boasting a gorgeous cast iron fireplace inset within an exposed brick chimney.

Outside the cottage there is a driveway providing parking for one car along with a pretty garden tucked away within lush green hedging and mature trees.

The peaceful village of Renhold lies to the east of Bedford and is located within easy reach of the A421 linking between the M1 and A1. Renhold's amenities include a village shop, public house and parish church. The village is surrounded by an array of scenic countryside walking routes and the county town of Bedford offers more extensive amenities including a Waitrose and Tesco supermarket both within 0.25 miles of the village. Bedfords train station offers a route by rail into London St. Pancras with trains stopping at Luton Parkway linking to Luton airport.

Property Features

  • Grade II listed thatch cottage
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Separate reception rooms
  • Stunning character features throughout
  • Driveway providing parking for one car
  • Three piece fitted bathroom with roll top bath
  • Situated within the highly sought after village of Renhold
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Full Details

Entrance Porch
Entrance via front door. Quarry tiled floor. Windows to either side aspect. Door to...

Dining Room
Wood flooring. Window to front aspect. Radiator, Gas stove. Stairs rising to first floor with storage cupboard under. Exposed timber beams. Opening to...

Lounge 13' 5'' x 9' 8'' (4.08m x 2.95m)
Quarry tiled flooring. Window to front aspect. Radiator and gas stove. Exposed timbers.

Kitchen 14' 9'' x 7' 5'' (4.50m x 2.27m)
Quarry tiled flooring. Kitchen fitted with base level units with stone worksurfaces over and inset butler style sink with mixer tap over. Space for gas range oven with extractor hood over. Integrated fridge. Space with plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Fitted pantry storage cupboard.

Bathroom 10' 11'' x 4' 7'' (3.33m x 1.39m)
Wood flooring. Fitted suite comprising of W/C, hand wash basin and roll top bath with shower over. Tiling to water sensitive areas. Wall mounted combination boiler. Frosted glazed window to side aspect.

First Floor Landing
Doors to...

Bedroom One 13' 11'' x 12' 1'' (4.25m x 3.69m)
Wood flooring. Window to front aspect, radiator and exposed timber beams.

Bedroom Two 13' 11'' x 9' 10'' (4.24m x 2.99m)
Exposed wood flooring. Window to front aspect, radiator. Exposed brick chimney with inset cast iron fireplace. Exposed timber beams. Access to loft space via hatch.

Outside
Driveway providing ample parking for one car. Garden mainly laid to lawn enclosed via hedging and timber fencing.

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Location Summary

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.

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