Old Stoneyard Close, Lavendon, Olney
This unique home ticks every box and more on anyone's wishlist. In a rural Lavendon setting at the end of a peaceful cul de sac with a "great village feel", the remarkable corner plot (arguably the best in the road) backs onto Green Belt agricultural land. Surrounded by countryside, it provides a secluded position and unrivalled views over neighbouring fields-the main thing the owner will miss. This development was sold entirely by James Kendall Estate Agents when originally built in 2020, and the team here express how much they would have loved this house for themselves.
Not only is the road itself desirable, but the location is ideal for commuting, which was one of the many selling points for the owner. Stations within driving distance of around 20 minutes are Bedford and Northampton, and the M1 is within easy access. Lavendon has two pubs, both recommended by locals and the owner. The vibrant market town of Olney is just a few minutes away, offering a delightful mix of cafes, restaurants, shops and amenities. There's an Ofsted-rated Outstanding school in Lavendon, and further schools are in surrounding towns, such as Sharnbrook Academy and Bedford's Harpur Trust.
Built to generous proportions and high-specifications throughout, the accommodation has been kept to pristine conditions. Beginning in the spacious hall, the bright, airy atmosphere from the fabulous galleried landing and windows above continues into each and every room. The lounge/snug across from the front door is a flexible space for comfortable or formal use, benefitting from French doors opening onto the garden and giving spectacular views to the fields behind.
The fantastic triple aspect open plan kitchen/dining/family room is a real advantage. It's especially light due to its triple aspects and two sets of bi-fold doors, bringing the outdoors well and truly in. And from which the vendor has enjoyed watching the farmers sowing and cutting through the seasons. A cohesive, social space that's "great to host parties", there's a large island to the kitchen area, which has seating provisions and a "quite important" wine fridge to the bar, as well as plenty of space to the living/dining areas. Cooking could never be a chore in such a gorgeous, well-equipped kitchen-you've got lots of worktop space, loads of storage, a full-length fridge, full-length freezer, five-ring induction hob, oven, separate grill, microwave, and a warming drawer for the bakers. There's also an integrated dishwasher, a butler sink, and a bin drawer-oh, and the adjoining utility room to boot!
Leading you upstairs is the superb wood and glass staircase onto the galleried landing. There are four bedrooms, two spanning the total depth of their end of the house at 17'2" and 18'4", and both profiting from en suites. The master also has fitted wardrobes and a dressing table. The two en suite shower rooms are fitted with contemporary Roca and RAK Ceramics suites. The main bathroom is the owner's favourite room, and we can understand why. It has a modern suite matching the shower rooms and cloakroom, but the freestanding bath is a splendid addition we feel relaxed just looking at.
The ultimate spot to unwind, however, is the garden, where the south-facing aspect catches all available sun. Mostly lawned, there are two separate patio areas, each accessed by the bi-fold doors. The low fence to the rear boundary allows for uninterrupted outlooks to the scenery behind, whilst the higher side fences provide privacy. To the front, there's the block-paved driveway for four vehicles, along with the integrated garage.
For a property you'll fall in love with immediately, that you can move straight into, and that you can appreciate for years and years to come, this is the one for you.