4 bed detached house for sale in Little Staughton Road, Bedford, MK44Offers over £1,000,000
Nestled behind high hedging and automated gates in the peaceful Bedfordshire village of Pertenhall, this extremely attractive property will appeal to all sorts of buyers. The house itself boasts approximately 2,300 square feet of versatile accommodation. There are three / four bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs, and three reception rooms and a beautiful kitchen / dining room downstairs. Outside, there is a large, secluded, child friendly garden, perfect for play or simply sitting and enjoying the panoramic views. This is a truly fantastic family home and an idyllic place to bring up children.
However, if you are looking for a property with equestrian facilities, this could also be the one for you. There are four acres of paddocks with post and rail boundaries and a brand new stable block and yard, with three stables, a tack room and a hay barn. The stables are equipped with light, power and water and are within sight and easy reach of the house. In addition to the automated gates, there are also larger, manually operated gates, allowing larger vehicles, such as horseboxes, to access a large area of hard-standing behind the stables, ideal for the loading and unloading of horses and livestock.
Gunnersbury Farm also offers prospective buyers freedom from the worries and concerns often associated with rural properties of this period. The current owners have spared no expense installing a new septic tank, new oil tank, a beautiful, resin bonded driveway with inset lights, automated security gates as well as bi-folding doors in the kitchen dining room, which showcase the countryside views beautifully.
Pertenhall itself is located approximately eight miles from St Neots, and 12 miles from Bedford, both towns offering train services to London in around forty minutes, making it ideal for commuters. The ever-popular Kimbolton School is under three miles away and Keysoe International Equestrian Centre is under four miles away. For lovers of the great outdoors, there are many countryside walks and bridleways on hand, perfect for dog owners, joggers, ramblers and horse riders alike.
A glazed, timber front door gives access to a very light and welcoming entrance hall with a flagstone floor and windows overlooking the front and rear of the property. Doors and walkways give access from here to the kitchen, boot room and the downstairs cloakroom and upholstered window seats with storage under, provide the perfect spot for removing shoes and boots.
Kitchen / Dining Room
This impressive, open-plan room with a flagstone floor and windows on all sides, really has the wow factor, with a high vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and recently installed bi-folding doors affording breath taking views of the paddocks and countryside beyond. The kitchen is comprised of an extensive range of hand-crafted eye and base level, painted cabinets with contrasting stained oak work surfaces. Integrated appliances include a matching blue, electric Aga, a fridge, a freezer, a dishwasher, water softener and an electric double oven. At the other end of the room is a lovely informal dining area, from which the views over the garden, paddocks and countryside can be enjoyed.
Downstairs Cloak Room
Situated on the opposite side of the hallway from the kitchen with a quarry tile floor, painted wood panelling and fitted with a modern suite comprising a w/c and a vanity sink unit.
Utility / Boot Room
An excellent size room with quarry tile floor and fitted with a range of eye and base level hand crafted units, contrasting slate work surfaces and an inset, porcelain butler sink.
A welcoming and cosy room with an open fireplace, oak parquet floor and glazed doors providing views of the garden and the open countryside beyond. From here, doors lead to the rear hallway and the lounge.
A spacious, light and airy room with oak parquet floor, French doors to the garden and windows on two sides providing superb views of the grounds and surrounding countryside. At both ends of the room there are pretty fireplaces with exposed brickwork, one of which is fitted with a wood burning stove.
Stairs leading the first floor, two large storage cupboards and a door to the study.
Quietly tucked away from the rest of the ground floor, with a window overlooking the garden.
A galleried landing with doors to all first-floor rooms and a window overlooking the garden.
Dressing Room / Bedroom Four
Fitted with a range of hand-crafted wardrobes and windows overlooking the paddocks and countryside, this room was formerly a fourth bedroom and could
easily be restored to a bedroom if required.
A modern fitted suite comprising a free-standing roll top bath, w/c, a feature sink with storage under and a heated towel rail.
A lovely double aspect room with views over the garden, paddocks and countryside.
Built-in wardrobes and views over the garden, paddocks and countryside.
Feature painted wood panelling and views over the garden, paddocks and countryside.
A good size room with fitted storage and a five-piece suite comprising a bath, shower cubicle, two sinks, w/c and a heated towel.
The whole plot is extremely private and screened from the road by tall trees and hedging and accessed by recently fitted, solid oak, automated gates. In addition, there are manually operated, timber gates providing access for horseboxes and larger vehicles. Leading from the gates to the house, is a newly laid, resin-bonded, pea shingle driveway with inset lighting, which provides parking for numerous vehicles. There is also a second gravel driveway which leads to the rear of the stable block and a large area of hard standing for further vehicles.
Immediately outside the house is a pretty, block paved patio and a large lawned garden with a childrens play area and a gravel path leading to the stable block. The views from the garden are spectacular and extend for several miles over open countryside. To the rear of the house there is a further lawned area where the oil tank and storage sheds are located.
Beyond the garden is approximately four acres of paddocks with recently erected, post and rail boundary fencing and divided into smaller paddocks with post and tape fencing. There is ample room for the installation of a menage and the current owners have begun landscaping for this purpose.
Stable Block & Yard
A timber stable block has recently been erected in an L-shaped configuration and comprises three large stables, a tack room and a hay barn. Complete with light power and water, there is also a large concrete yard with post and rail fencing.
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