Clifton House, Cawne Close, Wilstead, Bedford
Most buyers dream of a large family home in the country. Close enough to schools, and shops and transport links so that you can still get to work and school easily and life doesn't have to change too much. But still, far enough away that you can relax properly in your own peaceful haven. Quiet private roads with hardly any traffic so that the children can play safely. Surrounded by fields, woodland and wildlife to enjoy as you sip your morning coffee.
Clifton House, built in 2016 by Potton Homes, is just the impressive family home you've been dreaming of. The block paved private road is a slow and safe access road to the cul de sac of just 9 properties that make up Cawne Close.
The front door welcomes you into the entrance hallway of this wonderfully spacious 4 bedroom home. The eye is drawn upwards to the glazed staircase and galleried landing, as light from the windows above pour down and fill the hallway. Oozing charm and character throughout as the exposed posts and beams showcase the rustic honesty and attention to detail.
With the door through to the kitchen family room slightly ajar, you are given a sneak peek of the peaceful garden and countryside beyond the breakfast room.
As you slip off your shoes at the door to explore this fantastic home, the underfloor heating feels divine on your stockinged feet.
The hostess with the mostess will be in their element with a dining room that is fit for a royal banquet. Comfortably accommodating a 12 seater dining table, you can be sure there'll be no squashed family members at the Christmas dinner at your house this year.
Whilst entertaining, the double doors to the impressive, open plan living room can be thrown open. There is still that rustic countryside feel in this expansive room with exposed timbers. But, the central granite kitchen island clearly defines the living room from the kitchen area.
With many windows and glazed doors overlooking the garden, this room is flooded with natural light. It really is the heart of the home with all members of the family congregating here throughout the course of the day.
Shaker style units topped with granite worktops make this kitchen every budding chefs' dream. Complete with a 5 burner hob and extractor fan situated within the island and a built in coffee machine for the coffee connoisseur there is everything you could need to rustle up a gourmet meal.
The breakfast area is the perfect space for slightly less formal dining. An angled peninsula shrouded in glass allows you to take in the wildlife in the fields behind the property as you enjoy breakfast in the morning. Doors also open up to give access directly onto the patio and let the warm spring breeze in.
The developers helpfully added a separate utility room to hide all of the appliances. You don't want to be enjoying a coffee and chatting with friends over the sound of a full spinning washing machine!
And if you are working from home, the study is the perfect retreat to get things done. You can close the door and focus, only to emerge after a few productive hours for lunch in the garden.
As the sun sets and it's bedtime, the stairs lead up to a central landing space. The master bedroom has a wonderfully high, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. This room is ideal for a grown-up oasis of calm to allow you to rest and recharge after a busy day. The en suite bathroom is peaceful, perfect for soaking your troubles away whilst catching up on your favourite shows with the in-built TV.
If required, the 4th bedroom is adjacent and would make an ideal dressing room to further enhance the master suite.
A third double bedroom has lovely views to the rear. The house bathroom is modern and spacious - fantastic for the bedtime routine!
The second bedroom is also an en suite room and has a dressing area. This room is self-contained, and, as there are views of the fields at the rear, you may decide that you want to use this room as the master suite. Alternatively, it would make a fabulous teenagers' room - that way, no one has to queue for the bathroom as they inevitably spend hours and hours in there! Or a guest room, which would give your guests a little personal space. Although we can't promise that they'd ever leave such a wonderful home.
Wildlife enthusiasts and bird watchers alike will love to spend a summer evening in this garden spotting the myriad of animals and birds that frequent the fields behind. The garden wraps around the rear with a fenced boundary so that the fields and wildlife are in sight. A large patio area allows plenty of seating for entertaining with summer garden parties and family BBQs, or even just enjoying a well-deserved G&T at the end of a long and busy day.
A double garage is an excellent addition to this home, complete with an electric roller shutter door. It is ideal for storing cars, bikes, and other paraphernalia that often finds its way into the garage. But, for the 'tinkerer' in the family, there is a workshop as well. While away afternoons working on projects, fixing and building things in your dedicated workshop. Crafty people will love having a room dedicated to their craft of choice. Whether that is woodwork, metalwork, or even just jigsaw puzzles. Feel free to make a mess here, knowing that you can close the door and go back into your pristine home at the end of the day.
The sellers of this property will be very sad to see it go. After many years spent and wonderful memories made at Clifton House, the time has come for them to look for a much smaller property. The good news for you is that the property is available to pass on to new custodians to make your own happy memories.
Council Tax Band: G