- 6 Bedrooms
Property SummaryCarlton House is a truly elegant and modernised family home, located with countryside to the front and rear and benefitting from a fine plot of around two acres (sts).
The property consists of a substantially remodelled detached dwelling of over 4,000 square feet along with a large detached garage/office complex of another 2,406 square feet. The large office area is a unique selling point and could be of interest to those wishing to run a business from home, or requiring a considerable storage facility.
The house has an open plan entrance hall, with a large galleried landing above which is befitting of a property of this stature. The contemporary and open plan theme is immediately evident with the meandering tiled hallway offering access to all ground floor rooms. The living room runs from the front to the back of the house and has an oak floor, an open fireplace, ceiling spot lights and double doors to the rear.
The kitchen/breakfast room has been totally refitted and has a large array of quality light walnut fronted units, with granite worktops. There is a large granite topped island unit housing an induction hob and there are integrated appliances including double ovens, a coffee machine and a microwave.
There are two further reception rooms currently used as family and dining rooms which both overlook the front elevation. To the rear of the ground floor there is laundry/utility area which has a particularly large utility room, a cloakroom and a boiler room which houses the oil fired central heating boiler.
There is a large master bedroom with fitted storage units, a vaulted ceiling, a balcony and an en suite shower room. The remaining four bedrooms have use of two bath/shower rooms and a sixth bedroom has been converted from the loft space. The first floor landing area is a particular feature with a large picture window and could easily accommodate a study area if required.
Carlton House is approached via an in and out drive with a large shingled parking area. The boundaries have mature hedgerows and trees with the majority of the garden areas being laid to lawn. There are also varying seating areas with leylandi screening.
The garage/office complex is a significant area with large open plan and separate areas which could suit varying uses. It has its own heating system, a kitchen, and two WCs. The possibilities are endless.
Wilden is located around six miles from Bedford and offers good access to the A1, M1 and Milton Keynes. Nearby Bedford offers a broad range of services and amenities, which include the Harpur Trust Schools and other independent schools. Closer to the village itself there are local state schools, and the nearby village of Great Barford offers varying amenities. Bedford’s mainline railway station offers fast and frequent services to the capital.
Energy Efficiency Rating E
Council Tax Band TBC
Map & Nearby
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.