• 5 Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 4Rooms

Property Summary

This is a substantial 4/5 bedroom detached cottage, formerly a farmhouse believed to date back to the early 1600's and situated in the heart of Kempston. Being a property of historical interest it was Grade II listed in 1964 by English Heritage.

The property of approximately 3,300 square feet is of timber framed construction with a white rendered exterior under a clay tile roof. This home, steeped in character is well placed for all of Kempston's amenities with countryside walks on the doorstep and excellent commuter links via the Western and Southern bypass of Bedford.

The property offers excellent versatility being ideal for multi generational living, having annexe potential. It also has a 41 foot barn/garage that is perfect for someone requiring workshop space or storage but that could be turned into further accommodation if required, subject to planning permission.

Coming through the entrance at the front from the High Street there is an entrance hall, family room and living room both with exposed timbers and wood burning stoves in the fireplaces. At the back of the hall there is a utility room and the door to the farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room. From here there is a door leading into the dining room and then through to an inner lobby with double doors onto the garden which could be used as a main entrance. There is a superb 19 foot sitting room with feature fireplace and exposed timbers.

The first floor in the main house has two separate staircases which enables separation and privacy if required. There are 4 double bedrooms and one further bedroom currently used as a study. There is a large family bathroom and a second bathroom both with roll top baths.

Outside there is a fantastic walled private rear garden and parking area with access to aforementioned barn/garage. A viewing is required to appreciate this very special home in the heart of Kempston.

The property is located on Kempston High Street which offers an array of shopping and leisure facilities with Lidl and Sainsbury's supermarkets being nearby. There are excellent road links with the Western and Southern bypass of Bedford being close by which link to the A1, M1, Milton Keynes and Luton. Bedford train station is located approximately 2 miles away with a service into St. Pancras station in 39 minutes. Bedford also offers well respected schooling through the Harpur Trust private schools.

Property Features

  • Grade II Listed cottage
  • Five bedrooms
  • Five reception rooms
  • Versatile living
  • Abundance of character features
  • 41ft Garage/barn
  • Annex potential
  • Enclosed gardens
  • Ample parking
  • Scope for further accommodation if required subject to relevant consents
  • Excellent access to major road and rail links
  • Viewing advised
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  • Floorplan

Map & Nearby

Location Summary

Elstow, now known as a suburb to the south of Bedford, still maintains its historic feel with original Village Green (where May Day Festivals are still held) and some of the original village which dates between the 13th century and 17th century and is classified as a conservation area.

Sitting aside the Green is timber framed Moot Hall, built in the 15th century as Elstow’s Courthouse and Market. It has now been renovated to house artefacts from one of the most famous Bedfordian’s – John Bunyan author of the Pilgrim’s Progress – who was born in Elstow and christened in Elstow’s Abbey.

John Bunyan by Thomas Sadler 1684
John Bunyan by Thomas Sadler 1684.


Now, 20th century housing surrounds the old village with Elstow Primary School serving the area.

To the west of Elstow is Kempston, a town with its own council and a population of c20,000. Within the town there are four primary schools, two secondary schools and three schools dedicated to children living in Bedford Borough with special educational needs.

Kempston’s main park is Addison Howard Park and the town has an array of clubs and sports amenities, from Kempston Pool to Kempston Rovers FC.

The town has a range of shops including Sainsbury’s and Lidl and close by is the Interchange Retail Park with Next, TK Maxx, Boots, Argos, B&Q amongst others.



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