Castle Road, Lavendon, MK46

£425,000 Offers Over
  • Ref: f7b2b413-d83f-426d-932a-659e3d1763b6
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Reception Rooms: 3
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Property Features

  • Detached family home just footsteps from fields
  • Lounge, dining room, versatile playroom, good-sized kitchen
  • Four double bedrooms, family bathroom, downstairs cloakroom
  • Substantial cabin ideal as an office, studio or garden room
  • Generous garden, multi-car driveway, garage en bloc
  • Wonderful village, easy reach of Olney, Bedford and Milton Keynes

Property Summary

With all the space for a family both inside and out, and in a quiet village location footsteps from fields, this wonderful house could well be your new home…

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With all the space for a family both inside and out, and in a quiet village location footsteps from fields, this wonderful house could well be your new home…

This property attracted the current owners for these exact reasons. When buying back in 2014, they considered not only what they wanted then, but what they’d need in years to come. With plans to start a family, the home would be futureproofed as their numbers grew.

The garden is especially fitting, with a lawn for play equipment and a paddling pool, alongside seating areas for a drink when the children pass out. It’s a fantastic size, yet isn’t overwhelming, with planting for the green-fingered, and a mini allotment to grow your own. To the front, there’s loads of parking on the driveway, two allocated bays just up from the house, and a single garage en bloc via the garden or 100m from the front door.

Stepping inside, it’s easy to see how the home works for a family. The entrance porch allows for after-school flurries, with space to fling coats and kick off shoes, while the lounge is a great size for everyone to sit comfortably whether catching up on your day, or catching up on your latest series.

Built in the mid-1900s and later extended, there’s a traditional layout. Separate rooms have their individual uses, yet are connected enough for a sense of togetherness. The owners use the versatile central area as a playroom, which gives them a clear view from almost anywhere on the ground floor, and their children love having their own space, all their toys within reach.

At the back of the accommodation is the dining room. When a meal calls for a more formal setting, there’s capacity to seat grandparents at the table too, and on nice days, there are sliding doors onto the patio for taking food out to eat al fresco. The owners often invite friends and family over for barbeques, and guests can move freely between indoors and outdoors.

Mr likes to cook, and the kitchen has plenty of room for whipping up something quick on a weeknight, or a full roast, his favourite, on a Sunday. Set into kitchen and utility areas, you can keep cooking to one end and cleaning to the other. There are Shaker-style cabinets, wood-effect worktops, a ceramic sink and drainer, and space for appliances. An understairs pantry cupboard provides somewhere to stockpile supplies and hide the hoover, and also houses the combi boiler.

Substantial storage is available to both the garage and ‘The Shed’. Shed is an understatement. Brought onto the scene in 2021, this cabin-like structure has been a game-changer, enabling an envious homeworking environment. There’s power, insulation, it heats up quickly for wintry workdays, and shutting the door at the end of the day signals switching off. At the back of the shed is a covered area for shelter on sunny days, and the middle affords masses of storage.

Back inside, the spare bedroom is now no longer a study, and is freed up again for sleeping. There are four double bedrooms here, with the front ones benefitting from outlooks over to countryside, and the master tucked away at the back for some peace and privacy. All bedrooms are served by the bathroom, and there’s also a useful cloakroom downstairs.

As well as superb and sizeable accommodation, the home’s location is one of its greatest appeals. Lavendon made a lot of sense to the owners, who work in Bedford. It’s a short drive into town, and for commuters, Bedford station has mainline services to London St Pancras and beyond.

Perhaps most importantly, the position had a feeling of safety and simplicity for the owners as prospective parents. They go out on lunchtime and weekend walks across countryside, and bike along bridlepaths for hours. There’s no need to get in the car to be in nature as it’s right here on the doorstep. The village offers an Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ primary school, a popular park, two pubs, and a shop that never ceases to amaze with the array of what’s available. Olney is a 10-minute drive away for dinner, drinks and drifting around independent shops, and for serious shopping, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Northampton are within close proximity. Milton Keynes in particular has heaps to do for all ages, and this family takes trips to the theatre for shows, making for an easier and more economical experience than heading into London.

If you’d like to live among the quietness of the countryside, and to enjoy the Lavendon lifestyle, here’s your chance.

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