- 4 Bedrooms
Property SummaryMiddle Grange is a superbly presented four bedroom, Grade II listed historic country home which is ideal for modern family and work life. There is a huge drawing room, a separate living room and a dining hall in addition to a large kitchen/breakfast room. There is also a separate brick-built office with phone and broadband connections and two summerhouses. The gardens include a large lawned area, a courtyard dining area, a rose garden, a Japanese garden (which could also be a contained play area) and a large sunny terrace.
The property has a plot of approximately one acre (sts) and the accommodation extends to around 3796 square feet.
This outstanding home is beautifully positioned overlooking the grounds of Ravensden Grange and is set in a rural location. The house is located centrally with two neighbouring homes (attached but set back) and offers good access to local schools including those of the Harpur Trust. Fast and frequent rail services to the capital are available from Bedford’s mainline station.
On the ground floor, the reception rooms are full of character features with working fireplaces, original wall panelling and ornate ceilings with mouldings and deep cornicing. There are stripped oak floors, high skirting boards and functioning shuttered sash windows.
The kitchen and adjoining breakfast area are separated by a chimney breast which houses a range style cooker and consists of painted units along with a matching central island with solid oak and white marbled Carrara caesarstone work surfaces.
There is a utility room which houses the oil fired central heating boiler and there is also a boot room. A ground floor shower room has a traditional white suite and there is also a large downstairs cloakroom with WC.
On the first floor there is a stunning master bedroom with a large sash window to the front elevation. Features include a painted fireplace with an acanthus leaf central motif and bespoke silver dragonfly tiles. There is an acanthus motif ceiling rose and deep cornice and decorative moulding over the door. There is a loft space above with scope for conversion subject to planning permission and listed building consent (and, similarly, a second attic with staircase access from Bedroom Two.)
There are three further double bedrooms with the fourth connecting with the family bathroom. The bathroom is recently refitted with a traditional white suite comprising a pedestal hand wash basin with chrome mixer tap, bath with chrome mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, large shower with glass and chrome surround and an overhead 'Savoy' style shower rose and low level W.C. This is fully tiled with a travertine stone tiled floor.
The property is accessed via two entrances leading to the front and rear of Middle Grange. Large gravel drives offer ample parking for numerous vehicles and access to the garage, detached office and outbuildings.
The grounds to the front of the property include open lawns with mature trees including cedars, redwoods, walnut, beech, fruit trees and shrubs and well stocked herbaceous borders. There is also a private lawned garden with a traditional summer house (5m x 4m), large terrace, Japanese garden and box-edged parterre. The private garden is well stocked with repeat flowering David Austin roses and perennials. To the rear of Middle Grange there is a second private walled garden ideal for outside dining. There are rose beds with box edging, gravel paths and a traditional summer house with power.
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Energy Efficiency Rating N/A
Council Tax Band G