4 bed detached house for sale in Rookery Road, Bedford, MK44Offers over £900,000
Phrases like ‘very well presented’ or ‘excellent condition’ are often used to describe houses that come to the market in good order. In this case however, those phrases do not even come close to describing this beautiful home; The Rookery is absolutely immaculate.
Having been lovingly and extremely tastefully renovated by the current owners, come moving day, this stunning home will allow the very lucky buyers to simply hang their clothes, put their toothbrushes in the bathrooms and pop a cork.
Set on a large plot, in a quiet road in the village of Wyboston, the property offers peace and tranquillity with a secluded, south facing garden backing onto open countryside. The Rookery has curb appeal in abundance and the build quality and design are superb. The owners have cleverly achieved a sublime blend of 1920’s style, with all benefits of a brand-new home. Features such as the crisp monocouche exterior, the newly fitted bi-folding doors and the open plan ground floor, give a real modern feel to the house. Whilst the Dorma windows, rustic oak internal doors and split-level landing, are among a number of other charming features that give a respectful nod to days gone by.
The quality of finish and the attention to detail is evident in all areas of the home, and clearly no expense has been spared. The beautifully hand-crafted kitchen, three very stylish bathrooms, gorgeous flooring and tiling are all tastefully finished off with subtle Farrow & Ball paintwork.
In addition, there are two large garden buildings, one currently serves as a spare bedroom, the other is a self-contained studio, complete with kitchenette and a fitted bathroom suite. These would make fantastic home offices or hobby rooms. Alternatively, for those wishing to generate an income, they would also be perfect as Air B&B style accommodation.
If the quiet life is what you are looking for, there are lots of country paths in the area, ideal for both dog walkers and joggers and Roxton Garden Centre with its café and restaurant, is also just a short distance away.
For commuters, The Rookery is also very well located, with very easy access to the A1 and St. Neots train station, less than five miles away, providing trains to London in just forty minutes.
As you enter the Rookery, the front door gives access to a porch, ideal for guests to remove coats and shoes. Once inside, the pretty tiled floor and the staircase with oak balustrade and painted wooden panels, give a real homely, cottage feel to the property. From here you get a glimpse of the beautiful kitchen and open plan space right through to the garden beyond.
Bedroom 4 / Home Office
Off the entrance hall, this is a light, yet cosy room, with windows to the both the front and side of the house. A key feature of the room is the fireplace with an oak beam mantle, slate hearth and woodburning stove.
Kitchen / Family / Dining Room
Truly the hub of the home, this fantastic space is perfect for both everyday family life and entertaining guests. At its heart there is a huge square island with a marbled quartz top with an integrated Rangemaster sink and handy inset power points. On one side there is a four-seater breakfast bar and beneath the island there are several handmade and hand-painted oak cupboards.
Throughout the kitchen, there is an impressive range of kitchen cabinets and built-in cupboards, all hand-made and bespoke designed by a local craftsman, fabricated in solid oak with a beautiful hand painted finish.
Built-in appliances include a dishwasher and a large, American style, Rangemaster fridge-freezer, with integrated water dispenser and icemaker. There is also a Rangemaster Excel cooking range with two ovens, ceramic hob with a fitted extractor unit above.
The same craftsman that built the kitchen, has also laid a stunning, honey coloured, oak parquet floor in a herringbone pattern, which sets off the whole of the ground floor brilliantly and brings a real tactile warmth to the space. There is lots of room here for a family size dining table, sofas and a TV, with the stunning, six-panel bi-folding doors framing the view of the garden perfectly.
Immediately off the kitchen, the utility room is fitted with cupboards and worktops matching those in the kitchen, with plumbing and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Both the LPG boiler and the pressurised water tank is also conveniently located here and there are additional tall cupboards for brooms etc.
Just off the kitchen area, this stunning bathroom is a superb addition to the home. Fitted with an impressive period style suite comprising a free-standing roll-top bath, sink, w/c with a pull-chain cistern and beautifully tiled wet room style shower.
A split-level landing giving access to all the first-floor rooms.
A spectacular room with windows overlooking the front of the property and a Juliet balcony with French doors overlooking the patio and south facing rear garden. A whole gable end has been dedicated to a wall of bespoke and hand-crafted wardrobes and cupboards and there is also additional bespoke eves storage.
A very cleverly designed and stylish tiled wet room, beautifully fitted with a shower, w/c, and a tabletop wash hand basin.
A generous double room with a vaulted ceiling and windows overlooking the front and side of the property, fitted triple wardrobes with oak doors and storage space above.
A good size double room with windows overlooking the front and side of the property and a built-in wardrobe.
A light and airy, beautifully finished room, with two windows overlooking the side of the property. A newly fitted modern suite comprises a free-standing slipper style bath with mixer taps and handheld shower, w/c and twin tabletop wash hand basins.
With its own part of the garden and independent access along the side of the house, this completely self-contained studio room is perfect as a guest room, or for those wishing to generate an income, it would be ideal as an Air B&B style rental. Along with double glazed windows and door, laminate flooring and fitted wardrobes, there is also a fitted kitchenette comprising storage cupboards, worktops, sink, built-in oven and a ceramic hob. A fully tiled and modern fitted shower room with w/c and sink completes the accommodation.
Tucked away at the bottom of the garden, the larger of the two garden buildings is currently used as a guest bedroom, but make a great hobby room or home office.
Accessed directly through the bi-folding doors at the back of the house and partly retained with raised sleeper flower beds, is an impressive full width, porcelain slab patio with a built-in seating area and lighting. Beyond the patio and measuring approximately 34 meters square, the beautiful south facing garden is enclosed on all sides by fencing and mature hedging, making it very safe for both children and pets. Mainly laid to lawn and interspersed with mature trees and shrubs, this space is perfect for gardeners, young families or entertaining guests. There is a Yardmaster shed for storing garden machinery and tools and a pretty, rustic pergola with a very mature wisteria growing over it, provides shade when required.
Partly screened from the road by laurel hedging, with two separate vehicular entrances and a block paved path to the front door, the front garden is mainly laid to gravel driveway, providing off road parking for numerous vehicles. There is a one and a half size garage with an electric door and gates providing access down both sides of the house to the rear garden.
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