- 6 Bedrooms
Property Summary***Stunning family home in excellent order with large open plan kitchen, six bedrooms, four bath shower rooms and double garage!***
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a substantial and individual three storey family home which is positioned just off Goldington Road in a very convenient location within walking distance to local shops, schools, supermarkets and restaurants.
The property is in excellent order throughout and offers an open plan feel to it with the particular benefit of a stunning refitted kitchen/dining room to the rear of house which has been fitted to a very high standard with a contemporary range of units finished with Silestone worktops. A central island unit also acts as a breakfast bar and incorporates a five ring burner hob, with an extractor over. There are integrated appliances to include two cookers and a dishwasher with this luxury living area being finished with Karndean flooring and feature lighting. It was fitted by Waterford LTD of Ampthill.
The large living room has a recessed area for a large television, ceiling spotlights and there are double doors to both the kitchen/dining room and entrance hall. Also on the ground floor there is a family room/study, a cloakroom and a good size utility room.
Over the first and second floors there are five/six bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms. On the first floor there four bedrooms, two with en suites and a family bathroom. All have fitted wardrobes/storage. On the second floor there is the master bedroom with en suite and the sixth bedroom, which may well be suited for use as a dressing room to the master bedroom.
Further benefits include double glazing, gas central heating and an alarm system.
Outside there is ample off road parking which is approached via gates and there is a larger than typical double width detached garage. The garage is has electric remote controlled doors, eaves storage, power and light and a personal door to the garden. The rear garden has varying seating areas with decking and a patio and there are two covered pergola areas with a barbeque. The garden is generally private and has a south westerly aspect and there is a brick built store with French doors, power and light. There is also pedestrian access via both sides of the property.
The property is located a short drive from Bedford’s town centre amenities which are numerous to include many shops and restaurants. Convenient access is available by road for the A1 & M1. Priory Country Park is within walking distance, with Bedford’s famed Embankment slightly further away.
Energy Efficiency Rating C
Council Tax Band F
Map & Nearby
Location SummaryWhilst Castle Ward is commonly referred to as the Castle Road area it does span most of the town centre through to the train station, down towards Rope Walk with Goldington Road to the North.
The Ward is named after the Castle (now the Castle Mound) that was destroyed under the reign of King Henry 3rd in 1224.
It is also where John Bunyan wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress whilst imprisoned in Bedford Gaol in 1660. Home to museums, churches, The Corn Exchange, theatres, cafes, pubs and bars there is a lot to explore in the Ward, not least the Great River Ouse and the Embankment which leads towards Russell Park.
Bedford’s town centre with the Harpur Centre and surround housing the main shopping area, includes Boots, Debenhams, Next, Primark, TK Maxx, Waterstones and a wide range of independents.
New development Riverside North has added a Cinema and various restaurants and bars including Wagamama’s and Zizzi’s.
Sitting amongst these are the central post office, bus station, train station, library, court and police station. And just south of the river sits Bedford Borough Hall (Council Offices situated here) and Bedford College.
With Bedford College offering further education, the ward has Priory Primary School and Castle Newnham School which spans from 4-16 years across its 2 sites.
Independent Bedford Girls School to the south of the river is part of the Harpur Trust and Bedford Free School opened in 2012 offering mixed secondary education.
Newnham to the east of Castle Ward houses the western side of Castle Road and Bedford’s Priory Country Park and Marina along with (soon to be redeveloped) Aspects complex with Cinema and Gym.
Opposite Aspects you can see Bedford International Athletics Stadium an official training site for the 2012 Olympics (Paula Radcliffe has trained there) and host to a variety of activities within its indoor and outdoor premises.
Within the Riverfield Drive Estate there is a large Tesco, Waitrose and Lidl and whilst there are no schools in the Ward, children attend nearby schools in Goldington or Castle.