- 8 Bedrooms
Property SummaryWe are delighted to offer for sale this significant, extended, double fronted Victorian family home that offers extremely spacious accommodation over three floors with the additional feature of a cellar.
This most impressive property sits on one of Bedford’s prime residential roads directly opposite Bedford School and within walking distance of many other highly regarded independent and state schools.
The layout of the property is for the most part in a traditional style. On the ground floor four rooms open off the reception hall in the front body of the house: dining room, family room, study and large utility room (the original kitchen). There is also a large living room, located to the rear with front and rear views and French doors opening out into the garden. There is also a kitchen/breakfast room (with an Aga), a cloakroom and a rear porch at this level. The cellar is accessed from below the stairs.
Bedford’s mainline station, offering fast and frequent services to London’s St Pancras International, is less than a mile walk from the front door.
Additional facilities include Bedford’s sixty-two acre Victorian park, at the top of the road, which offers many recreational opportunities including tennis courts, a popular café, an indoor swimming pool complex and much more.
A short walk along the high street takes you to Bedford’s famed embankment and beautiful riverside walks.
The first floor offers five double bedrooms, including the master bedroom, with en suite, and two further bathrooms, both with separate shower cubicles. There is also a separate WC.
The second floor offers three rooms that could be further double bedrooms and a good size box room that has access to the roof space.
There are period features throughout including an original mosaic tiled floor in the entrance hall, traditional fireplaces, moulded ceiling covings, ceiling roses and picture rails.
Externally the plot measures approximately 0.24 acres (sts) with a well screened frontage and access to the large rear garden that is fully enclosed and laid to lawn with a terrace to the rear of the house.
A path leads to the rear access to the property and to the detached double width garage and additional off road parking.
Energy Efficiency Rating F
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.