Kimbolton Road, Bedford, MK40

  • Ref: 706af348-45ea-4dee-9d80-9f51d54d64aa
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 4
  • Council Tax Band: G
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Features

  • Large Edwardian residence, 4,300sqft over three storeys and a cellar
  • 0.28-acre plot with driveways, garage and stunning garden
  • Recently refurbished, with new kitchen and bathrooms
  • High ceilings, large windows, lots of light and character
  • Walking distance of Bedford town centre and station
  • Stone’s throw from prestigious Harpur Trust schooling

Property Summary

120 years old, a 0.28-acre plot, and 4,000sqft of accommodation over three storeys, all within walking distance of Bedford’s centre, station, and its beautiful parks and riverside Embankment.

Full Details

120 years old, a 0.28-acre plot, and 4,300sqft of accommodation over three storeys and a cellar, all within short walking distance of Bedford’s centre, station, and its beautiful parks and riverside Embankment.

Built in 1903, this Edwardian residence retains much of its original character. You’ll see parquet flooring, picture rails, exposed floorboards, original fire surrounds and deep skirting, and shadows of its history if you look for them. Perhaps most prominent of its features is how bright and airy it is. There are very high ceilings, and natural light streams in through large windows.

The current owners took over in 2021, replacing the kitchen and bathrooms, and significantly refreshing and redecorating. We love the William Morris walls in the lounge, the art nouveau fireplace in the formal dining room, and the patterned tiling in the kitchen and utility room. A new boiler has been installed, and the house rewired, including integrated smart quinetic lighting.

The accommodation is extensive, with large, versatile rooms, and comfortable flow between them. The heart of the home is the kitchen at the back of the house. Fitted in sage green cabinetry and light quartz surfaces and upstands, there’s also a central wood-topped island for casual seating and further storage. Integrated appliances include a Neff five-ring gas hob, dual Neff ovens with tuck-away doors, an AEG dishwasher, and a Quooker boiling water tap (a separate dedicated electrical circuit is installed for a future induction hob, if needed). The kitchen is adjoined by the breakfast room, and there’s both a pantry and a cellar for storage and stockpiling of supplies. The utility room is just down the hall next to the cloakroom.

Set off the entrance hall are three reception rooms—the dining room to the right, the lounge ahead, and the family room to the left. The dining room is grand, with capacity for every occasion, and a chandelier that catches the sunlight coming in through the bay, while the lounge has a formal yet relaxedfeel, with focus on the fabulous fireplace. There’s space for a piano in the deep bay. The owners appreciate that playing music down here doesn’t disturb the rest of the house, and the layout of the home suits a range of hobbies.

The top floor is particularly flexible for a multitude of uses, and private and secluded from the main living spaces. Consisting of three bedrooms, a shower room and a large storage cupboard, this has been business premises in the past, and is currently a huge home office and a home gym.

The remaining four bedrooms are on the first floor, each a generous double. The accommodation had an eighth bedroom until recently, now converted into a spacious shower room, complete with a fireplace and floral wallpaper. All bathrooms are fitted in a contemporary style with period touches.

What appealed to the owners most when they purchased the property was the plot, which is no surprise when you consider what it presents. Spanning nearly a third of an acre, it’s substantial, stunning, and abundant with trees and plants that take years to cultivate to this level, with roses and camellias in great numbers. The patio across the back of the house provides ample seating, while the remainder of the walled rear garden is laid to extensive lawn. To the front, tall trees and laurel hedging screen the house from the road, and a gravel multi-car driveway grants off-road parking, together with an EV charging point. Behind gates is a further driveway that leads to the detached tandem garage in the garden.

With North Lodge this close to all Bedford has to offer, need for a car is reduced, as everything is accessible on foot or by bike. You can pick up essentials from the shop opposite, and the town has a long list of amenities, entertainment, and places for dining and drinking. However you like to unwind, there are museums, galleries and gig venues, famous parks and expansive green spaces, sports facilities and swimming pools, and the river and lakes provide for kayaking and sailing.

Kimbolton Road is one of the town’s esteemed streets, and the position appeals to families for its proximity to prestigious Harpur Trust schools. An independent Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ nursery is next door, and Bedford School is only a stone’s throw away. For commuters, you can be on the train in mere minutes, with rail services from Bedford into London and Bletchley in as little as 40 minutes. By road, you’re well placed for travelling locally as well as nationally, and for international travel, Luton airport is half an hour away, and there are direct trains to Gatwick too.

If you’re looking for convenient connection and excellent education, and to live in an impressive property, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

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