- 7 Bedrooms
Property SummaryThe West Grange is being offered for sale for the first time since 1978.
A substantial stone built property situated in an elevated position with stunning uninterrupted views over the River Great Ouse and countryside beyond. Its quiet location on the edge of the picturesque village of Felmersham means it benefits from its secluded plot whilst still being part of a vibrant rural village community.
A solid oak front door leads through to the spacious reception hall offering a mix of stone and oak flooring and a beautiful stone fireplace. There is a cloakroom off and a door from the inner hall to the cellar that offers two rooms. One of these contains the ground source heat pump that delivers substantial energy efficiency. The other offers good storage for wine.
Doors lead from the reception hall to; the drawing room, dining room and kitchen. The drawing room has an intricately decorated celling, oak flooring and another beautiful fireplace. The dining room has a view of the river. Double doors lead from here in to the morning room in one direction and a further door leads through to the very well fitted kitchen/breakfast room that is complete with an electric Aga.
The inner hall gives access to the utility room and also the large boot room.
On the first floor there is a large master bedroom with built-in wardrobes and an en suite and four further good size double bedrooms served by two family bathrooms. The second floor offers two further bedrooms both currently used as home offices.
West Grange has over 150 metres of river frontage, a stone built boat house that, subject to planning, offers a myriad of possibilities. With circa 1.75 acres of formal garden as well as woodland and lawned gardens and the all too rare benefit of a private island on the river that covers approaching one fifth of an acre, subject to survey.
The property is approached via a gateway with twin stone pillars leading on to a gravel drive providing parking for several vehicles. The drive also leads off to a double width oak framed carport that backs on to the former double width garage now converted to house garden equipment. A second driveway from the Carlton Road, via electrically operated hardwood gates, leads to the carport and former garage from the other direction.
On approaching the property viewers will be impressed by its general presence, the fine stonework, the mullioned windows and the oriel bay over the front door not forgetting the two gargoyles keeping evil at bay! Just a few of the special features that characterise West Grange.
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Felmersham is a popular village which lies alongside the River Great Ouse, seven miles north of Bedford via the A6. The village has its own Public House and Primary School and is a short drive from the excellent facilities of nearby Sharnbrook and is also within the Sharnbrook Academy School catchment area. A wide range of private schooling is available in Bedford including those offered by The Harpur Trust.
Bedford’s mainline railway station offers fast and frequent services via East Midlands to London St Pancras International in around 40 minutes, also Thameslink to five central London rail and underground terminals including Crossrail/Elizabeth line interchange.
Energy Efficiency Rating N/A
Council Tax Band H