- • A rarely available family home situated in a secluded and private village cul-de-sac
- • Sitting within grounds of approximately 0.6 of an acre & internal accommodation of 3000 sq ft (Inc garage)
- • A detached pitched roof double garage with annex potential (STP)
- • Four ground floor reception rooms with addition of first floor home office
- • A 22 ft kitchen/breakfast room
- • Four double bedrooms with principal bedroom incorporating dressing room & en-suite bathroom
- • Formal mature lawned garden with feature Koi pond & heated swimming pool
- • Electric gated entry with ample driveway parking
‘Sleaford House’ is an individual family home constructed approximately 40 years ago, situated in private grounds of 0.6 of an acre within the Mid-Bedfordshire village of Maulden. The home offers a versatile arrangement of well-presented internal accommodation to the extent of 3000 sq ft set over two conventional levels, to include four formal reception rooms, a 22 ft kitchen/breakfast room, four double bedrooms, home office/study, a family shower-room and master suite with dressing room and en-suite. To the outside are mature lawned gardens, a heated swimming pool, detached double garage and ample driveway parking. Located off George Street in Sleaford End, which is a no through road, the property sits behind wrought iron electronically controlled gates which open on to a shingled driveway where parking has been made available for numerous vehicles, with high hedge row providing a degree of privacy. The double pitched roof garage sits to the side and is accessed via a single key-fob operated door. The garage internally is supplied with both power and light and has eaves storage above. A personnel door to the side leads out to a hard-standing area at the back of the garage. In our opinion the garage and additional area to the rear has excellent potential to create annex facilities which would of course be subject to any local planning restrictions. Approach to the main entrance is via steps which lead up to a composite door. The reception hall has Amtico flooring, a half-turn staircase rising to the first-floor galleried landing and an under-stairs storage cupboard. A cloakroom sits off the hallway as well as a snug and further access in to both the formal sitting room and separate dining room which sit side-by-side. The sitting room has ceiling covings, dado rails and an oak feature fireplace housing a Living Flame gas fire on a raised tiled hearth. There are full length sliding glazed doors to the rear terrace and garden. To the adjacent side of the hallway is an internal door leading through to the impressive dual aspect family room which could have several versatile uses. The kitchen/breakfast room sits to the rear of the home and provides attractive views over the gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room incorporates a utility area at the far end and has a window and door to the rear terrace. There is a cream fronted range of shaker style units by John Lewis with complementary marble work surfaces over incorporating a breakfast bar area and inset sinks to both areas. There is space for a range style oven with a Britannia extractor hood over, an integrated fridge and space and plumbing for a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and an American style fridge/freezer. The impressive first floor landing is galleried and overlooks the reception hallway with a ‘Velux’ window allowing a natural light flow. The principal bedroom has views towards the rear garden and pool and has a staircase leading up to the dressing area. From the bedroom an opening leads to the purpose built home office/study, which has been fitted with wardrobes and storage and also provides access in to the en-suite. This area has been fitted with a traditional suite to include a deep tiled bath, a screened shower enclosure fitted with a power shower, low level w/c, and wash hand basin. Bedrooms two and three are both dual aspect with views towards the front and rear aspects of the home and provide convenient access into eaves storage areas. Bedroom four is also of double proportions and has an airing cupboard with shelving. Servicing these rooms is the family shower-room which has been fitted with a large screened family shower, low level w/c and wash hand basin which are finished in white. The water system has been pressurised so both showers are power showers. The well-tended and mature gardens situated to the rear are predominately laid to lawn and incorporate a number of trees and well stocked borders providing further privacy. To the far end is a gate and brook which provide views across open fields with walks via the Greensand Ridge which covers 40 miles of walks through Bedfordshire countryside and neighbouring counties. There is a feature raised Koi pond, an extended sand-stone patio and seating area and landscaped raised bed with an array of planted perennials. The swimming pool sits at the side and is surrounded by further Indian sandstone and is heated by an electric heat exchange unit with the plant and filtration equipment being housed neatly under the raised brick platform the pool is situated on. To one side of the property is open access back on to the shingled driveway where an affixed electric vehicle charging point is attached to the outside wall. The village of Maulden is well positioned to cater for the commuter with the M1/A1 motorways both within a 20-minute drive, alternatively there are regular train links into London St Pancras from either Flitwick or Harlington platforms, taking a matter of 35/40 minutes respectively. Furthermore the Thameslink line runs north to south through London and links to new cross rail/east to west London rail terminal at Farringdon. The area is renowned for its autonomous schooling for all age groups, with Maulden village infant/primary school being within walking distance and, 'Russell Lower', ‘Firs Lower’, 'Alameda' and 'Redborne' just a short distance away. There is also a local pick-up point for the Bedford Harpur trust private schools for both boys and girls. There is a local convenience store and two well-established pubs within walking distance, further and more substantial amenities can be found in Ampthill offering a selection of small individually owned shops, hairdressers and a Waitrose Store.
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