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- 4 Bedrooms
Property SummaryWe are delighted to offer Northfields for sale. Historically Northfields was the principal farmhouse of the hamlet of the same name and we believe the house has its origins in the mid nineteenth century.
In recent years the property has undergone considerable improvement and extension and now offers in excess of 2,700 square feet of accommodation in addition to a detached two storey building comprising a double width garage with a large hobbies' room over accessed from an internal staircase and having a shower room off.
The front door opens in to a spacious reception hall with a staircase leading off to the first floor and a galleried landing. A study is located just off the hall and there is access to a large living room with a family room off. The dining room and the beautifully fitted kitchen/breakfast room are both entered from the hall and off the kitchen area there is both a utility room and a cloakroom. A long porch runs across the rear of the property.
On the first floor there is a master bedroom with a dressing area and a shower room en suite. There are three further double bedrooms served by a four piece family bathroom.
Planning permission was granted, now expired, to build a further extension to mirror the one that currently houses the living room and master suite above. This would extend off the left hand side of the property when viewed from the front.
Additional improvements include double glazing throughout, oil fired central heating and quality fittings in the kitchen and the bath/shower rooms.
Externally the plot extends to over 0.66 acres (subject to survey) to include both formal and informal gardens, copious parking and the extensive drive. There are also wonderful views across open countryside.
Ravensden is well located less than five miles from Bedford’s town centre with good access to a variety of facilities, including Bedford's mainline railway station with fast and frequent services to St Pancras International.
This is a popular village with very little through traffic and is the home of The Church of All Saints and boasts its own Primary School, popular Public House, village shop and garage, the latter two being at Ravensden Crossroads.
Bedford offers extensive shopping, leisure and entertaining facilities offering many restaurants and eateries, as well as being the home of Bedford Blues. There are excellent educational opportunities provided in the private sector by the popular Harpur Trust and other independent providers.
The area is very convenient for access to Bedford’s southern bypass connecting the A1 at the Black Cat roundabout with the M1 at Junction 13.
Energy Efficiency Rating D
Council Tax Band G
Map & Nearby
Location SummaryTo the north east of Bedford is Great Barford, reportedly an important village at the time of the Domesday Book and a bridge that dates back to the 15th century, which was an important waterway crossing at the time. You can sit in the gardens of The Anchor pub with a view of the bridge, and alongside there is a footpath that takes you along the river for a walk to Bedford via Danish Camp. The village is large with a mixture of old (dating to 17th century) and new houses. A Norman motte and bailey castle that sat in the village has now been replaced with a Priory.
Great Barford Primary Academy is situated in the village close to a village shop and surgery, and locals report that the best Chinese can be found at the Golden Cross where you can eat in or take away.
Roxton is far smaller than Great Barford and sits close to the A1. With a small primary school, two churches and Post Office, it is also served by the Spoke N’ Wheel café and restaurant which serves afternoon teas and evening meals, close to The Royal Oak Pub an established pub and hotel.
North of Roxton just off the A1 is Wyboston, known for Wyboston Lakes a large hotel with golf course, spa and conference facilities. As the name suggests, it has been built around the lake offering picturesque views from the hotel restaurant and golf course.
An agricultural area due to its proximity to the Great River Ouse, Wyboston is served by amenities in adjacent Eaton Socon which has larger supermarkets and schools.
Little Barford sits to the edge of Wyboston Lake and the Great River Ouse, to the east on the county boundary of Cambridgeshire, with St Denys Church being one of the main features of the parish. It is a very small village, with a manor house, farm and a few cottages.