Langlands, Lavendon, MK46
- Readymade family home, refreshed and updated over recent years
- Lounge with fireplace, dining room with French doors onto garden
- Modern kitchen, separate utility, potential for open-plan layout
- Three bedrooms, family bathroom, downstairs shower room
- Delightful rear garden, two-car driveway and garage to front
- Charming village location with countryside on the doorstep
This semi-detached property is a prime example of a readymade family home, positioned in a charming village, and with a delightful garden, a two-car driveway and a garage.
Over the last few years, the current owners have refreshed and updated the accommodation, replastering and redecorating, replacing radiators and internal doors, and adding modern touches to the more traditional style. They’ve kept the house in immaculate order, and there’s a bright, fresh feel throughout.
When they came to view back in 2017, they knew this was an ‘all-rounder’, offering square footage for a growing family, alongside potential to improve the property. They soon took down the conservatory in order to add the side extension, giving them a utility and a shower room.
The living areas are generous in size for spreading out, yet open enough for that flow and social ambience. Thick carpeting and the tiled gas fireplace give the lounge cosiness, and a wide window to the front brings in lots of natural light. Having both a lounge and a dining room means mealtimes together at the table rather than on laps, and the ability to host family and friends for dinner, with French doors onto the patio for summer barbeques.
The kitchen at the back of the accommodation is fitted in an attractive range of gloss cabinetry and stone-effect worktops, with chrome fittings and tiled splashbacks. There’s ample storage and surfacing, as well as a stainless steel sink, an integrated dishwasher, double oven and gas hob, plus space for an American fridge/freezer that Mr could not do without. The owners reconfigured areas of the kitchen to deliver better functionality, and there’s the option to join with the dining room if an open-plan layout is preferred.
Heading upstairs, there are two double bedrooms and a good-sized single. Bedroom one benefits from a bank of mirrored wardrobes, still with space for a superking. The bathroom upstairs and the shower room downstairs have three-piece white suites, contemporary fittings and high-gloss tiling.
Stepping outside, the garden is really lovely, with a leafy outlook from a variety of mature trees and planting. Well maintained by the owners, Mrs chooses the plants, while Mr’s job is to look after them. There’s room for football on the lawn, the full-width block-paved patio affords plenty of space for seating, and the awning allows for all-seasons enjoyment come rain or shine.
To the front, the driveway provides off-road parking for two, and the garage has been very useful to the owners as substantial storage. It’s also handy for parking another car and storing bikes, and there’s possibility to convert (stp) as neighbours have done, perhaps into an office and a playroom. The combi boiler is in the garage, installed around four years ago.
The location of the home is quiet, on a popular residential road with no through traffic. Lavendon has a wonderful community, where you can be involved as much or as little as you like. There are two watering holes, local events, and endless country walks and dog walks. The primary school in the village is Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’, and there are schools for older children in nearby towns. For daily essentials, Lavendon has a local shop with Post Office, and the vibrant market town of Olney is only a couple of miles away. Here you’ll find shops and boutiques, cafés and restaurants. For a comprehensive range of activities for all ages, Milton Keynes and Bedford are each a short drive away, and London is just a train ride away from their mainline stations.
For the owners, one of the best things about Lavendon is how quick and easy it is to get out in the countryside, and we’re sure you and your family will appreciate the peaceful life, the fresh air and the friendly community here.