Fine & Country
Guide Price £1,200,000
- Six bedroom detached residence
- Five and 1/4 acres of land, orchard and river frontage
- 3000sqft accommodation
- Beautiful rural countryside setting
- Ideal equestrian facility with four stables and open barn
- Carriage driveway and car port
- Potential for Annexe conversion (S.T.P.P)
- Two conservatories and raised balconies
- Potential for redevelopment with no overage clause
- 0.5 miles from the A1 (M) motorway connecting the house with London and Cambridge
Offering stunning countryside views from all angles this is a rare opportunity indeed and offers any new buyer the opportunity to acquire a substantial home and plot set up for both equestrian use or for a potential small holding. With no near neighbours overlooking the property the home itself offers impressive dimensions throughout featuring four reception rooms and six bedrooms. It is worth mentioning that the layout of this property also gives any new buyer the option to sub divide into both main house and an adjoining annexe. Accessed via a five bar gate leading to a car port and drive the property also features a number of outbuildings including a barn, four stables and workshop. Perfect for that lifestyle change from town to country this is a property that will be able to cater for a multitude of uses and is even more impressive than its pictures depict.
The property has two entrances with covered porches with one entrance leading to the main hallway and the other with access to the utility room. Downstairs is versatile and well balanced. Its generous proportions are seen throughout the entire downstairs comprised of hallway, kitchen, dining room, sitting room, family room, utility room, cloakroom and two integral conservatories, the main being over 40ft in length.
STEP INSIDE CONTINUED:
Although the current layout hosts a large utility room adjacent to the kitchen this could easily be opened up (S.T.P.P) to create a magnificent kitchen/diner. The kitchen is currently fitted with a range or base and wall units with a recently refurbished AGA. The utility is also fitted with further base and wall units and includes a sink and breakfast bar. The family room is located at the rear of the property and is currently utilized for home working with smaller conservatory used as a place to look out across the grounds beyond. The sitting room and dining rooms again look over the gardens with the sitting room enjoying a tripe aspect which also leads to the conservatory via a set of French doors.
Upstairs is comprised of five to six bedrooms depending on how one wishes to use them and two bathrooms with separate upstairs cloakroom. The main bedroom features its own external decked balcony overlooking the orchard and grounds below with an adjoining bathroom which we believe could create an integrated en-suite. As mentioned, the upstairs has great potential to create a self contained annexe for the possible use for a nanny, teenage children or relative. The sixth bedroom has its own access from an external staircase at the side of the property with one of the smaller bedrooms adjoining ideal for conversion to a sitting area.
With 5 acres of total land to explore, the grounds immediately surrounding the house are deemed the more formal accessed via a five bar gate, drive and large car port for multiple vehicles. A charming orchard sits at the side of the house and is wide enough for activities/play for children to enjoy. Continuing further and a manicured area of lawn with various flower beds separates the paddock by mature hedging providing easy access to a wealth of open space beyond. Stepping foot into this area provides a whole new perspective to the property which is barely visible at its base end.
STEP OUTSIDE CONTINUED:
A number of outbuilding formulate to one side of the grounds and comprise of a timber workshop, open barn, summer house and stable block. From a small private gate the grounds continue into a further paddock, this time enjoying a picturesque river frontage complete with bridge, covered seating and further lawn/woodland at its far end. This is a place where wildlife can be observed in abundance with many species of geese, birds including kingfishers and vole known to visit. Likewise many species of fish can be found in the river including chub, perch and roach.
ABOUT THE AREA:
Greenfields is located in the delightful small hamlet of Astwick in Central Bedfordshire and is surrounded by open countryside with an estimated population of just 24 residents.
By road the A1 (M) is 0.7miles from the property linking London and Cambridge to the North. The nearest airport is London Luton which is 11 miles away with the M1 motorway at junction 10 is 13.1 miles both via the A505 and A1081. By rail, Arlesey station is just 1.3miles from the house and is connected to London Kings Cross east coast mainline and the fastest service to London Kings Cross takes just 28 minutes, to Cambridge takes 33 minutes and Peterborough, 38 minutes.
There is an overage clause on the top field spanning two acres with 17 years remaining which comprises of six access gates across both Astwick and Taylors Road which could enable future residential development. Any persons interested in purchasing this property with a view to develop will need carry out any planning applications, post sale. The remaining plot including the area surrounding the main house has no overage clause with this house sale so we would also recommend this property for developers/ investors interest.
Last Modified 05/02/2021