- 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
Cardington, Cople, Willington
Cardington, Cople and Willington sit to the far south east of the Borough. Cardington, a small picturesque village, has recently been developed with newer builds adjoining the old village. With only one pub and a church, schooling is offered in nearby Shortstown and in Bedford itself.
However, Cardington is well known for its two large aircraft hangers - a legacy from WW1 when they were developed as airship works by Short Brothers.
They then formed part of an RAF training station which ran over to neighbouring Shortstown and Eastcotts. Since then the hangers have been used under a variety of guises, including housing 2 Goodyear Blimps in 2011.
The hangers have now been turned into Cardington Studios with the space being used for films, TV and music videos including Fantastic Beasts and How to Find Them, Batman Begins and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Home to two of the Borough’s football clubs Bedford Town FC and Bedford FC it also houses Cardington Artificial Slalom Course – an artificial whitewater canoe slalom - that was the first of its kind in the UK and used for training and competitions.
To the east of Cardington, the village of Cople centres around All Saints Church dated from 1087 and the de Beauchamp family.
Cople Park stands between the village hall and Cople Sports and Social Club, and to the north of the village stands a small nature reserve. There is one pub in the village with the nearest primary school Sheerhatch in next door Willington.
Willington, of similar size to Cardington and Cople, sits on the road from Bedford to Sandy and is home to National Trust owned Willington Dovecote and Stables. The Dovecote is home to over three thousand pigeons who live within the 16th century Tudor construction.
Willington has a Frosts Garden Centre, pub, post office, two churches and one school - Sheerhatch Primary School.
Danish Camp sits amongst the Grange Estate and Octagon Wood and is a popular destination as it can be reached by cycle trail from Bedford. A Norwegian log cabin situated amongst woodland on the Great River Ouse that opens as a restaurant with bike and boat hire available.