Oliver Close, Kempston, MK42
- Detached residence built in 2012, well looked after over the years
- L-shaped lounge and dining room, spacious kitchen/breakfast
- Four double bedrooms, en suite, bathroom, cloakroom
- Garage and driveway to the front, good-sized rear garden
- Popular family-friendly development on the edge of Kempston
- Convenient location walking distance to schools and amenities
If Christmas felt cramped and you’re looking for a larger home, here we have the perfect property, presenting space for whole-family festivities, and situated on a convenient Kempston development.
Fitting for families, there’s a park footsteps from the front door, and schooling such as Kempston Rural Primary (Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’) and Kempston Academy (Ofsted-rated ‘Good’) a swift walk or cycle away. With a Lidl supermarket and the Interchange Retail Park on the doorstep, it couldn’t be easier to grab a last-minute lunch or head out for a full-blown shop. Brewers Fayre and Maypole Farm are both under five minutes away on foot, ideal for a cheeky pint and a portion of chips, or for a carvery when it’s been a long week, saving yourself the washing up.
The town provides amenities aplenty, spanning a variety of shops and services, the Saxon Centre, and a Sainsbury’s supermarket. The community in Kempston is lovely, and there are lots of events and activities for all ages. Addison Howard Park in particular has something for everyone, with loads of greenspace for kickabouts and tiring out.
Branching out, if needed, to Bedford, there’s even more to keep the family fed, watered and entertained, and the county town plays host to hugely popular festivals and concerts throughout the year. For commuting, Bedford has a mainline station into London St Pancras and beyond, and Kempston is well connected by road via the A421, A428, A6, A1 and M1.
Oliver Close is located at the southern edge of Kempston, on a modern estate built in 2012 (this property has an estate charge of c.£120pa). Purchased from new, the house retains its original features and has been well kept over the years.
There’s a wonderful layout to the ground floor, with each room flowing easily into the next. To the first floor, all four bedrooms are doubles, the master particularly large, and two have built-in wardrobes. The four-piece bathroom and the en suite shower room are both fitted in modern suites.
The lounge is our favourite part of the home, being expansive, dual aspect, and with plenty of room for children to play. Open to the dining area, there’s a sense of togetherness, and we envision dinner parties and of course Christmas with the family. The dining area offers flexibility for other uses, as there’s capacity in the kitchen for a table and chairs.
The spacious kitchen is fitted in an extensive range of cabinetry, with a stainless steel sink and drainer, and an integrated Bosch double oven and five-ring gas hob. The adjoining utility is really useful for keeping cleaning supplies separate, and there’s extra storage, surfacing, plus gaps for a dishwasher and washing machine. The boiler is also in the utility, while the hot water tank is in the airing cupboard in the bathroom.
The back door from the utility leads out onto the garden. The outdoor space is a good size, yet easy to maintain. There’s a lawn, a full-width patio, a hardstanding for a shed or Wendy house, and a barked area for a trampoline, climbing frame, maybe a firepit for evenings outside with friends. The last of the sun hits the corner of the patio for catching the final few rays.
To the front is the tarmac driveway for parking a car off the road, alongside a garage with substantial storage. Neighbours have converted their garage into additional accommodation, and there’s potential (stp) to create a dedicated home office, a gym, perhaps a fifth bedroom.
With all the space you and your family need now, and could need in the future, this is an excellent opportunity to upsize to a forever home in 2024.