A very well presented family home standing in around two acres of land with exceptional equestrian facilities. These include a new stable block, generously proportioned manege and direct access to extensive bridleways including several miles of all-weather tracks.
The present owners have modernised and extended the original Duke of Bedford house with the addition of an attractive porch and hallway to an annex with its own living-room, kitchen, study/bedroom and large shower-room, in total covering nearly 300 sq ft. The hallway also opens to a large and beautifully appointed L-shaped kitchen with breakfast bar at the heart of the house. The kitchen incorporates a sitting room with traditional fireplace leading to the conservatory with its views of the well-kept rear garden.
A further sitting room with French doors to the garden, working fireplace and a study area with built-in cupboards and bookcases completes the downstairs accommodation, most of which features a high-quality real wood floor.
Upstairs area further 3 double bedrooms with views of Marston Vale and the surrounding agricultural land, and a family bathroom all accessed from the upstairs landing.
The equestrian facilities include 3 sizeable boxes – 1 suitable for foaling – a wash bay and a large tack room. Two of the original brick stables also remain, with a third smaller stable currently used as a hay store. Hard-standing to the rear of the stable block easily accommodates a lorry or trailer.
The manege measures at least 25m by 45m with excellent drainage for all-year riding.
The paddocks are mainly sandy soil with a gentle slope throughout which is also conducive to good drainage.
The large gravelled driveway provides parking and turning space for several vehicles. It also accommodates a large brick-built single-storey studio suitable for a variety of uses....Read full description