- 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
De Parys, Putnoe and Goldington
De Parys is the smallest of the Wards in Bedford but is home to Bedford Park and its Victorian landscaped gardens, historic Foster Hill Road Cemetery and the Bedford Campus of the University of Bedfordshire.
It is also well known for being home to the Bedford Blues Rugby Club on Goldington Road. As well as the well visited Park, community facilities also include Robinson Pool situated next to Bedford Park with swimming pool and gym.
For schooling children can attend St John Rigby Catholic School (Primary), Goldington Academy or Castle Newnham with independent schools St Andrews and Bedford Boys School (Harpur Trust) also within De Parys.
To the east of De Parys, Putnoe sits underneath Mowsbury Park and Golf Course and runs down to Polhill Avenue on the south. Primarily a residential area there are a small number of shops located close to Putnoe Library.
On Wentworth Drive Mowsbury Park is well placed to house tennis, cricket, football and rugby along with Putnoe Woods nature reserve and woodland .
Four schools sit within Putnoe - Hazeldene Primary, Hills Primary (Hazeldene and Hills are located on the same site), Putnoe Primary and Mark Rutherford Secondary School and Sixth form. These schools also serve adjacent Goldington Ward.
Historic Goldington dates back to 1559, with the southern part of Goldington Village merging into Bedford in 1934 following which the area greatly expanded through the 1960’s and 1970’s. Three shopping areas are located within the sphere of Goldington and to the east sits Elms & Viking industrial estate - a large business park.
Goldington now has three shopping parades with the largest on Church Lane that includes an Aldi and Post Office. Bedford Cricket Club is also situated on Church Lane next to Goldington Green on Goldington Bury Cricket Ground.