Parrott Close, Oakley, Bedford
Filled with style, space, and all the home comforts, this detached abode on the small 'The Arches' development provides an opportunity for quiet village living in a modern and well-proportioned property. Built in 2019 by quality local builders, the owners have upgraded the original with tech elements such as air conditioning, CCTV and an alarm system, as well as decorative additions like feature wall panelling and fitted window shutters.
The spacious accommodation is tastefully presented, and the layout works wonderfully for families. The generous hallway welcomes you inside, where the central staircase leads to the first floor, and doors open into the cloakroom, playroom/study, lounge and the kitchen/diner. Attractive tiled flooring continues across most the ground floor, while the first floor is carpeted to all rooms.
The kitchen/diner is super-trendy, fitted in an extensive range of grey gloss units with co-ordinating worktops and upstands, and a stainless steel Franke sink. Integrated appliances are all Bosch, including an oven, grill, gas hob, extractor, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The dining space gives the potential to host the whole family. The adjoining utility has cupboards and worktops in the same design, plus a sink and drainer and an integrated washing machine. French doors from both the lounge and the kitchen, and a single door from the utility open onto the patio for flow through the house and the garden.
Upstairs, there are four good-sized bedrooms, two with double mirrored wardrobes with sliding doors. The family bathroom and the master's en suite shower room are fitted in contemporary suites with complementary tiling. The bathroom has both a shower cubicle and a P-shaped bath. To the landing, storage is available in the airing cupboard and the loft, and there's also an understairs cupboard in the hall.
You'd expect the garden to be something special when you hear the owner is a landscaper-and it is!
West-facing, unoverlooked and affording views over the treetops, the owner loves to watch the pink-sky sunsets and listen to birdsong from here in the evenings.
There's a new patio combined with and shaped around an artificial lawn, where there's a sunken trampoline for the kids (or adults...). The high fences grant seclusion for practising your jumping skills in private. Walled areas behind and to the side of the garage are ideal for storage provisions.
To the front, the electric-gated driveway delivers secure off-road parking for four vehicles, and there are parking bays on the road for visitors if required. Still with storage to the front, the majority of the detached garage has been converted into a gym with specialist flooring, although there's plenty of flexibility to use for lots of activities-work or play.
For community activities, the lovely village of Oakley offers lots to do, particularly the Social Club. The owners have enjoyed Easter Egg hunts, visiting the nearby pub, and making the most of the neighbouring playing fields and easily accessible country walks. Oakley Primary and Lincroft middle school are just half a mile away, and Sharnbrook Academy is 10 minutes' drive away. The location also allows for easy access into the centre of Bedford and Milton Keynes. Perhaps that's why locals say "once you move to Oakley, you never leave", especially in a home as gorgeous as this one.