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Dicken House, Orchard Lane, Harrold, Bedford

£700,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 1000_RS0261
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Buy a beautiful slice of history, a Grade II listed four bedroom detached home in the highly desirable North Bedfordshire village of Harrold.

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To fully appreciate this property, please take a moment to watch Richards Video tour.

Buy a beautiful slice of history, a Grade II listed four bedroom detached home in the highly desirable North Bedfordshire village of Harrold.

Dicken House dates back to the 15th century, as soon as you walk through the door you feel its heritage, with exposed beams, original floorboards and a stone-built inglenook fireplace just some of the wonderful features on offer. We're informed by our clients that the house itself is the only example of 'Kentish Wealden' construction in Bedfordshire. Wealden Houses have an open hall, often of two bays, with a two-storey jettied end chamber or chambers, all under a single roof usually with hipped ends which is carried past the recessed hall on a flying bressummer or wall plate. It is the jettied end chambers and recessed open hall that give the Wealden House its characteristic appearance.


The vast accommodation offers nearly 2400 square feet of accommodation, the ground floor comprises a reception hall, sitting room, snug, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom, cloakroom and utility room.

The kitchen is the heart of the home and this home comes complete with an Aga, the is something magical about the unique warmth of an AGA kitchen.
There is lots of natural light flooding through the room and French doors opening up onto the rear terrace. There is a door to the utility room which has plumbing for a washing machine and a further door leading to a cloakroom which has a WC.

On the first floor, The master bedroom has a pitched ceiling with exposed beamwork with windows with lead detailing to the front and rear.
The room is open plan to the dressing area which has exposed wall timbers.
The other three bedrooms on the first floor are all of a good size and a served by a family bathroom which includes a freestanding bath with a shower over, a WC, washbasin, a cupboard housing the hot water tank and exposed beamwork.

Outside - To the frontage there is off-street parking for two possibly three cars and a lawned area with mature planting.
The private and enclosed rear garden has a lawned area with a paved terraced close to the house located by the kitchen breakfast area.