- 6 Bedrooms
Property SummaryA diverse family estate in a beautiful setting
Main house: Reception hall • Dining room • Study • Kitchen/breakfast room • Snug • Sitting room • Library • Garden room • Conservatory • Boot room • Wine cellar •6 bedrooms • 6 bathrooms
Annexe building with two 2 bedroom flats, extensive leisure complex with snooker room, indoor exercise pool, gymnasium, sauna, steam room, changing rooms and WC’s
•Outdoor swimming pool
•Extensive landscaped gardens and grounds with tennis court and pavilion
•Paddocks, outbuildings and office building
•Stunning gardens and grounds
•River Great Ouse frontage with fishing
•In all about 25.15 acres
The accommodation at the The Lodge is extensive with three sections being the original house, adjoining Coach House and a large newer building that sits to one side.
The original house is a Grade II listed early 19th century brick house. The house is entered into a spacious and light reception hall with immediate access off to the study, large dining room and kitchen/breakfast room. There is a substantial garden room conservatory facing south with highly impressive views out over the garden towards the river and cellarage being a wine room, workshop and additional stores.
Linked to the main house but part of the original Coach house are a series of reception rooms including a sitting room, snug, library and additional conservatory as well as utility and boot rooms, loggia, garaging and stores. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and a dressing room in the original part of the house and a further 3 bedrooms in the Coach House section.
The new building is extensive and consists of a large entertaining room with adjoining snooker room and leisure facilities including a gym, sauna, steam room, changing rooms and a large open sided loggia that is ideal for entertaining and eating and is adjacent to the outside swimming pool. On the first floor are two large, 2 bedroom apartments with extensive attic storage above.
In addition there are further extensive outbuildings including plant rooms, machinery store large carport, 2,500 sq ft office building and a range of further garaging and barns.
Gardens and grounds
The grounds at The Lodge lie predominantly to the south of the main house and gently grade down towards the Great Ouse. There are formal and informal areas of open level lawns and exquisite trees throughout. The current owners have developed the gardens with meticulous planning and they are not only stunning but are maintained to an exceptional standard. Discreetly positioned to one side is a hard tennis court. The river frontage is very beautiful and there are mown paths and designated seating areas. Beyond the gardens are pasture fields that have been grazed and are cut for hay.
Energy Efficiency Rating N/A
Council Tax Band H
Joint Agent Knight Frank
Map & Nearby
Harrold & Odell
Harrold sits to the north of the Great River Ouse, 15 miles from both Northampton and Milton Keynes and 9 miles north west of Bedford with a population of around 1500.
It attracts many visitors to the Harrold Odell Country Park, a quarry site that has been developed and maintained by the council since 1980 to house a number of habitats.
The park has wetlands, play areas, skate park, fishing (in its two lakes and on the banks of the Ouse) and visitor centre with café.
The village schools became part of the Sharnbrook Federation in 2017 and there is a medical practice, playing fields, pub and couple of take away/restaurants.
In 2013 it was voted in a Sunday Times survey as one of the Top 100 places to live in the UK with a Good Neighbours program and an array of activities in the village that include amateur dramatics, choir, WI, allotments and bell ringing.
Odell sits north west of Bedford with a small population (under 300 in the last census) and has a rich history with evidence of a farm from the Roman Invasion. The Church of All Saints was built in the 15th century although evidence of a church dates to the 12th century.
Flooded sand and quarry pits adjoining Harrold led to the formation of the Harrold Odell Country Park opening in the 1980’s, home to two lakes and abundant wildlife in the managed habitats.
It is also home to Santa Pod, a drag racing track built on a former RAF airfield that hosts 50 plus events a year that include National drag racing, VW festivals, retro and classic car events.