- 4 Bedrooms
Property Summary“Hillcot” is a unique, non-estate individual single storey dwelling occupying a plot of around 0.4 acres (sts) and located in the popular village of Clapham. There is no chain, so a quick completion is available.
The property was constructed around nine years ago and offers considerable living space amounting to some 3,165 square feet.
There are many quality finishes throughout to include ceramic tiled floors, quality sanitary ware through all bath/shower rooms, a quality fitted kitchen with granite worktops, solid wooden pocket doors and some feature vaulted ceilings.
Upon entering the property you are immediately greeted by a tremendous entrance hall, which opens to a wide central area to allow easy navigation around the home. There are two very large reception rooms currently utilised as living and dining rooms. The kitchen/breakfast room is located to the rear of the bungalow and offers comfortable space to dine in with a vaulted ceiling, some integrated appliances, space for a range style cooker, a wide array of fitted units and access to a separate utility room.
The master bedroom is to the front of the property and has an en suite and a large walk-in dressing room. There are three further bedrooms, two with en suites, and there is a family bathroom. There is a cinema room which could be used as a fifth bedroom if required.
Added benefits include underfloor heating, PVCu double glazing and ample fitted storage throughout.
The property is approached via electric double gates and there is considerable off road parking for numerous vehicles on a block paved drive. There is a garage to the side with further parking in front. The rear garden is laid mainly to lawn with two large timber buildings which could suit varying uses such as a home office, gym or similar.
Clapham is a popular village located just off the A6 and benefits from a wide range of facilities including many shops, restaurants and Public Houses. The village has its own Primary School, with secondary schooling also available nearby. Bedford is close by and offers a vast array of amenities, which include the mainline railway station. Road links nearby offer good access to the A1 and M1.
Energy Efficiency Rating B
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.