- 4 Bedrooms
Property SummaryOrchard House is an extended and much improved family home, which sits centrally on its stunning tree lined mature plot of around 0.5 acres (sts). The property is located on the very popular Church Lane in a non-estate position.
The house was originally built in the 1950s and has been altered and extended over time and now offers free flowing accommodation which is in excess of 2,200 square feet and has potential for further enlargement if required.
Inside there is a light and airy feel with views over the property's grounds from all elevations. The first area to take your attention is the large entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor with this area comfortably having space for a sofa, reading chair or similar.
In terms of day to day living the well fitted kitchen has doors to the garden with space to eat and sit as well as cook. There is access to the utility room, and a step back into the hallway gives you access to the separate living room which offers additional doors to the garden. Also on the ground floor there is a very useful boot room and cloakroom.
On the first floor there is a very impressive master bedroom with an en suite and a walk-in wardrobe. There are three further bedrooms, a further en suite cloakroom and a family bathroom. A drop down ladder offers access to the boarded loft space.
Other features of note include a Morso multi-fuel in the living room and a JetMaster fire in the family area of the kitchen and gas fired central heating and double glazing.
Outside years of work has gone into creating a wonderful garden which now offers a range of maturing shrubs, plants and trees including an orchard. The gardens wrap around the property and have been well landscaped and kept.
Orchard House is approached via a five bar gate and there is ample parking on the shingle drive in addition to the space within the double garage which has an office or hobbies’ room over. Potentially this area could be developed to an annex, subject to any necessary consent.
Sharnbrook, long renowned for its Academy School, is located just nine miles to the north of Bedford with easy access from the A6 and easy access to Bedford's excellent network of roads allowing connections to the M1, A1, Milton Keynes, Cambridge and other important employment and recreational centres. Bedford's mainline railway station offers fast and regular services to London's St Pancras.
Additional facilities in Sharnbrook include a Primary school, a day nursery, one Public House, an Indian restaurant/bar, three churches, a GP's surgery, local shops, an established village playing fields' association offering tennis, bowls, football, cricket, a social club and a village hall.
Energy Efficiency Rating C
Council Tax Band F
Map & Nearby
Felmersham, Sharnbrook, Bletsoe
Felmersham (and the hamlet of Radwell) is almost entirely circled by the Great River Ouse but accessed by an 1818 built bridge.
A small village (barely 200 properties) with a population of around 1000, it has a 13th century church, primary school, village hall and a pretty thatched pub – The Sun.
Similarly to Harrold, quarry land has been developed into a nature reserve, that acts as a bird sanctuary and home to species of dragonflies and damselflies with the grasslands providing the perfect place for wildflowers to grow.
Sharnbrook is larger than its neighbouring villages, with a population of around 2500.
Its amenities reflect the size and is served by medical practice, post office, local shops, a couple of pubs, restaurant, tea room and board game haven and café Ready Steady Roll.
Within the village is members only, not for profit, Sharnbrook Golf Club, Paula Radcliffe Community Sports Centre, lawn tennis club, cricket and football club (men and women’s) and Independently run, The Sharnbrook Hotel is well used as a conference centre and event venue.
There is a primary school and well respected Sharnbrook Academy that attracts 11-19 year olds from across the north of Bedfordshire.
Bletsoe sits between the parishes of Thurleigh and Sharnbrook, 8 miles north of Bedford along the A6. It is home to Bletsoe Castle, a medieval manor house, where Henry VII’s mother and Henry VIII’s grandmother, Margaret Beaufort lived. It has a pub - the Falcon - and Village hall for the small population of around 300 recorded in the last census.