Park Lane, Sharnbrook, MK44

£500,000 Offers Over
  • Ref: b8e22dc0-0428-4cad-a067-ea2d64b97196
  • Type: Semi-Detached House
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Features

  • Charming Grade II-listed chocolate box cottage built in 1689
  • Peaceful position, short walk to amenities, short drive to Bedford
  • Pretty, private gardens, parking to driveway and garage
  • Cosy lounge with inglenook fireplace, formal dining room
  • Sleek newly fitted kitchen, integrated appliances, plus utility area
  • Four double bedrooms, modern bathroom, downstairs shower room

Property Summary

Sharnbrook has something for everyone, from a theatre and a sports centre, to Christmas fairs and the Sharnfest music festival.

Full Details

Sweet, unique, and with all the ingredients of an English cottage, this chocolate box abode has everything you could wish for and more. Built over 300 years ago, the Grade II-listed house has been the current owners’ home for nearly a decade. As parents, they’ve appreciated the peace and quiet of its position, and their children have grown up among the wonderful village community.

Sharnbrook has something for everyone, from a theatre and a sports centre, to Christmas fairs and the Sharnfest music festival. The property is on the edge of the village, yet within easy strolling distance of schooling, shops, doctors and vets, and staggering distance of pubs and a popular Indian restaurant. For long weekend walks, scenic countryside is all around, and the owners and their dog Milly recommend Pinchmill Island and Colworth Estate routes. Bedford town centre and Rushden Lakes are within a short drive, and London is a direct train ride from Bedford station.

Living in a thatched cottage previously, and hoping to one day be back in a character home, here the owners found the archetype. Typical for a period property are thick walls, giving warmth in winter and coolness in summer, while unusually high ceilings save sore necks. The roof was rethatched 11 years ago with wheat reed, and a new boiler was installed around four years ago. Again unusual is the size of the rooms. The living areas are big enough for the whole family to be together, and all bedrooms have plenty of space for at least a double bed plus furniture, ideal for adult children.

The home has charm in every nook and cranny, the cream of the crop being the incredible inglenook fireplace. The owners like the lounge best on a winter’s night, curtains closed, the fire aglow, Milly by their side. The dining room allows for dinner parties and Sunday lunches, and doors open onto the garden for summer get-togethers.

Replaced in August 2022, the kitchen is a juxtaposition, fitted with sleek cabinetry, glittering worktops, a composite sink, and integrated appliances including a five-ring gas hob and double oven, a dishwasher and a fridge/freezer. A utility area has further storage and surfaces, a ceramic butler sink, and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer.

The three-storey accommodation has a choice of areas for homeworkers. The first-floor landing has ample space for a desk, and the office/bedroom four is tucked away for those needing privacy, accessible via its own staircase. This would also work well as a bedroom for guests or older offspring, with the shower room only the stairs and a few steps away. The three main bedrooms on the first and second floors are served by the family bathroom, which is modern and immaculate. We love that the bedrooms look out on either ducks and swans on the lake opposite or horses in the fields behind, and over the gorgeous gardens in both directions.

To the front of the plot, a gated cobbled path brings you to the porch, past pretty planting and dense greenery. The owners very much enjoy how the gardens change with the seasons, watching green turn to orange, and birds come to nest. The mature laburnum in the rear garden is bright yellow when in bloom, and roses are dotted about for more colour. They dabble with gardening, pruning in autumn mostly, but there’s opportunity for the green-fingered to go hard.

Playing host to many a barbeque, there’s space for everyone to sit on the central patio, friends and family immersed in fabulous foliage, entirely secluded from neighbours. For parking, there’s a gravel driveway for one, the garage for another, as well as communal parking opposite. Hidden by hedges, the owners pull up chairs and pour a glass of wine in the evenings as the sun sets over the front of the cottage. How romantic!

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