Beverley Crescent, Bedford
Standing handsomely in a central Bedford crescent for 100 years, this property is a prime example of a traditional family home, updated and significantly improved beautifully by the owners throughout their ownership.
Perfect for commuters, Bedford train station is just 0.5 miles away. There are multiple schools also within a short walk or cycle, including nurseries, primaries and the Harpur Trust.
With plenty of pubs nearby, the owners' favourites are Brewpoint a 20-minute stroll away, or the Foresters Arms around 10 minutes away. Of course, the town centre is quickly accessible on foot for all sorts of facilities, as are local parks and Robinson Pool with a gym.
Beloved Bromham Mill is also walkable, for food, drink and events, plus a wander down the river or through the fairy garden. For such a well-provisioned and central location, the road itself is private due to no through traffic, and unexpectedly peaceful considering the proximity to rail connections.
Extended in 2016, the social open plan area is what really drew the owners in. They could instantly picture themselves partaking in family activities here, and that's where they spend most of their time at home. Mum and Dad cook in the kitchen, watching Miss play in the dining area, and they watch TV together by the fireplace in the living room. The French doors opening onto the garden make for superb flow between the living area and the outdoor space, and along with the vaulted ceiling and Velux roof lights, they bring in copious natural light.
The kitchen is fitted in cream country-style units with wood worktops, extending out to a breakfast bar peninsula. There's a range oven with induction hob and extractor, an integrated Bosch dishwasher, an inset ceramic sink and drainer, and space for a tall fridge or fridge/freezer.
Adjacent to and matching the fixtures and fittings of the kitchen is the sizeable utility room, where there are low-level units and almost full-height pantry cupboards, a worktop with an inset ceramic sink, and an integrated freezer and washing machine. Via the utility is the cloakroom, as well as a door onto the side passageway.
Allowing for cosy, more formal separation for relaxation is the lounge, with a cast iron fireplace, built-in storage to the side alcoves, wood flooring, and a bay window to the front.
Upstairs, all four bedrooms offer ample room for king-sized beds, each has its own tiled fireplace, and three have a bay window. The master benefits from newly fitted wardrobes with rails, shelves and drawers. The loft has the potential to be converted into a fifth bedroom with an en suite. The modern and on-trend family bathroom has been entirely reconfigured and replaced to incorporate a wc, sink, shower cubicle and stunning clawfoot bath.
Outside, the 80ft wall-enclosed garden is truly delightful, consisting of a generous and neat lawn with small apple tree and shrub borders, a patio directly from the house for al fresco dining, a vegetable plot for the green-fingered at the end, next to a wildflower garden for zero maintenance spring-time blooms. The owners have planted fast-growing laurel hedging and high evergreens for screening to the rear boundary. The two-storey playhouse has also been refurbished in candy-coloured stripes, with an artificial lawn garden for teddy bears' picnics.
The current owners inform us that they have in the last 18 months installed a new combi boiler and gas central heating system, added new carpets throughout, and fitted shutters to the majority of windows, aiding with retaining heat in the winter and shading in the sunshine. The integrated garage has been partly converted to provide a secluded home office, with power, lighting, heating, and WiFi from the main house.
There's still sufficient space remaining to the garage at the front for a workshop/tool shed/bike and lawnmower storage, etc., while the driveway delivers off-road parking for one or two cars. Parking on the road is permitted, with permits available at £25 per car per year.
From falling totally in love on their first viewing to welcoming a new addition to the family here, a relocation now opens up an opportunity for new residents to enjoy this spectacular home in a supreme position.