Bedford Road, Houghton Conquest, MK45

£850,000 Offers Over
  • Ref: 1a9405dc-db33-4d15-8008-e4e56e7883c4
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 4
  • Council Tax Band: F
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Features

  • Substantially extended residence, c.3,500sqft
  • On a private plot of nearly a third of an acre
  • One-bedroom annexe, outbuildings for a business
  • Extensive gated driveways, plus two garages
  • Open-plan kitchen/dining/living, separate snug
  • Quiet village, close to Bedford and Ampthill

Property Summary

This isn’t just a house, this is an opportunity to purchase a property that offers everything, from spacious accommodation, to expansive outdoor areas, to versatile outbuildings and an annexe.

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This isn’t just a house, this is an opportunity to purchase a property that offers everything, from spacious accommodation, to expansive outdoor areas, to versatile outbuildings and an annexe.

Over the last 20 years, the owners have grown the homestead from a two-up, two-down. Seeing top-to-bottom, front-to-back transformation, a labour of love has taken place, and the outcome is this sprawling residence. Extending the original house substantially, what stands today consists of large living areas in an open layout on the ground floor, with bedrooms and bathrooms to the first floor, and ancillary accommodation outside.

Entering the plot through secure electric gates, the property has had a facelift, with monocouche rendering, anthracite windows and a resin driveway. There’s space to park a fleet of cars out front, plus another in the garage, and even more on the driveway down the side and in the second garage in the garden. CCTV covers the property for peace of mind.

Coming into the house, the main accommodation is to the left, continuing until it connects with the garden through bi-fold doors at the back. To the right is a separate reception room, affording the ability to shut yourself away when needed. The owners use this as a snug, with comfy sofas and a TV, but the room would work well as an office or a playroom, keeping work and mess contained.

From the hall, stairs lead up to the landing, from which are four double bedrooms ideal for a family. The bathroom shared by bedrooms one to three features a fabulous four-piece suite of both bath and shower, while the en suite to the primary bedroom has a walk-in double shower with seating. The primary bedroom also benefits from a generous dressing room, fitted with a wide selection of mirrored wardrobes, and there’s potential for a Juliet balcony (stp).

On the ground floor, the open-plan spaces to the right couldn’t be better for a big family, and this is a house made for entertaining a long guestlist. There’s a formal dining area, utility and boot rooms for hiding washing and hanging coats while you host, as well as a convenient cloakroom. The kitchen is in a sleek style, with ample storage and surfaces, and an array of integrated appliances. There’s a coffee machine for the mornings, a wine fridge for the evenings, and a boiling water tap for quick cups of tea. The downstairs accommodation culminates in the vast room at the back, airy from vaulted ceilings, and filled with natural light through electric Velux windows. For colder months, there’s underfloor heating, and on warm days, there’s air conditioning.

Stepping out onto the garden, there are extensive seating areas from the house, and various other options as you wander up the plot. A pergola on the patio means protection from the elements, a willow tree provides shade, and a 10ft built-in barbeque tops off the summer party vibe. The grounds extend to nearly a third of an acre, and offer outbuildings for flexibility and futureproofing for a family, as well as possibility for a business. The salon, bar and office have a separate telephone and internet line, and these are insulated, heated by LPG, and have access down the driveway so clients don’t need to come through the house. The owners have built these in such a way as to allow for conversion into another annexe if required. The self-contained annexe is a useful addition for multi-generational living, and also presents possibility for an income stream (with Universal Studios in the works nearby, there may be increased demand for somewhere to stay in its surroundings).

Houghton Conquest is well-placed for much of Bedford’s best, including countryside, commuter rail services, and esteemed education. The town is only a few miles away, where you’ll find the mainline station, Harpur Trust schools, retail parks, copious restaurants, and the beautiful riverside Embankment. The owners moved to the village for a quieter life, and that it provides. There are still all the essentials, including a local shop and a Post Office, a gastropub and a village hall, alongside Caffeine & Machine for the petrolheads, where you can also grab a pint and a pizza. Ampthill is mere minutes away, Milton Keynes is around 20 minutes away, and Houghton Conquest is between the M1 and A1 for national connection.

With the owners of this property moving overseas, a whole world of prospects has opened up for new owners here at Bedford Road.

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