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High Street, Great Barford, Bedfordshire, MK44

Guide price £1,150,000

6 Beds 3 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: WOB100062

Great Barford


  • Reception hall
  • Three reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Two cloakrooms
  • Scullery/utility room
  • Master bedroom with en suite bathroom
  • Five further bedrooms
  • Family bathroom and shower room
  • Range of outbuildings including detached former coach house
  • Plot of about 0.4 of an acre


A substantial (over 4,500 sq. ft.) Victorian detached house plus an extensive range of outbuildings with potential to create a granny annexe/studio/offices (subject to planning permission). 3 reception rooms. Kitchen/breakfast room. 2 cloakrooms. Scullery/utility room. Master bedroom with en suite. 5 further double bedrooms. Bathroom. Shower room. In all about 0.4 of an acre. The Property The Hoo is believed to have been built circa 1860 and offers generously proportioned family accommodation which is full of character and charm. Typical of its age it enjoys numerous attractive features including window shutters, fireplaces, exposed floor boards, high ceilings and cornicing. The brick and thatch outbuildings together with a former coach house currently provide superb storage but clearly have potential for a variety of uses subject to planning. A part glazed timber front door opens to an impressive reception hall with staircase rising to the first floor and with a cupboard underneath the stairs. The drawing room is dual aspect with bay windows to the front and side. It has a feature fireplace with a timber surround and a tiled inner and there are exposed floor boards. The dining room has a bay window to the side and an ornate marble fireplace. At the rear of the reception hall is a vestibule with a fitted dresser comprising floor cupboards and glazed cupboards over. The floor boards are exposed and a part glazed timber door leads to the rear courtyard. The study/morning room features a marble fireplace with tiled hearth with the bay window overlooking the garden. The side hall with stone flooring provides access to a walk-in storage cupboard and a cloakroom fitted with W.C. and wash basin. A door leads to the garden. An inner hall provides access to a large walk in larder with a marble shelf and period mesh fronted cupboard. There is also a gas fired water heater. The second cloakroom is fitted with a white suite and has exposed floor boards. The kitchen/breakfast room is fully fitted with both floor and wall mounted cupboards together with wooden work surfaces and a 11/2 bowl sink unit. The floor boards are exposed and the window overlooks the rear courtyard. A door opens to the scullery/ utility room which is fully fitted with floor and wall mounted cupboards. There is a Belfast sink, plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher, a wall mounted gas fired boiler and a door to the courtyard. First Floor An elegant galleried landing features a window to the front. Bedroom one has a range of built-in wardrobes along one wall and a marble fireplace. This room is dual aspect with windows to the side and rear. A door leads to the en suite bathroom room which is fitted with a large shower cubicle and white ''Heritage' suite of stand-alone bath, W.C., and twin wash basins with the window overlooking the courtyard. Bedroom two has a window to the front and a white wash basin. Bedroom three has a feature fireplace, a window to the rear, exposed floorboards and a fitted cupboard. Bedroom four is dual aspect with windows to the front and side. Bedroom five has a window to the side. Bedroom six has a window to the side and a fitted cupboard. An inner landing provides access to the recently refitted family bathroom with a white suite of ''P' shaped bath with shower over, W.C. and wash basin and window to the rear. There is a separate shower room with a white suite of shower cubicle, W.C. and a wash basin. Outside The plot in total extends to approximately 0.4 of an acre. The main vehicle access is at the rear through double gates where there is a gravel courtyard which provides parking space for numerous vehicles. The private gardens are fully enclosed with timber fencing and mature Yew hedging. The gardens are laid mainly to lawn with well stocked and mature borders featuring a variety of flowers, shrubs and trees. There are apple trees, a rose bed and a patio. A second access leads to the former coach house. There is an extensive range of brick and thatched outbuildings which offer considerable potential subject to planning permission. In addition there is a detached former coach house providing further storage and potential. There are two adjoining stores plus a coal barn. The Location Great Barford is situated by the River Great Ouse and has a 15th century bridge which spans the river and is ideally situated for access to the Harpur Trust schools in Bedford. The village boasts a village green, a post office/general store, a public house and a pub/restaurant, GP surgery, bowls club and village hall. Great Barford Lower School has an Outstanding Ofsted rating and Alban Academy has a Good Ofsted rating. The A421 is less than 2 miles away and the A1 is just over 2 miles away. Bedford is 6 miles away with rail services to London St. Pancras in 35 minutes, and Sandy is 5 miles away with rail services to London Kings Cross in 44 minutes. Property Information Services: Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are connected. Local Authority: Bedford Borough Council. Tel: 01234 267422 Outgoings: Council Tax Band "H" Tenure: Freehold. EPC Rating: "E" Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the sole agents Jackson-Stops & Staff. 1 Market Place, Woburn, MK17 9PZ. Tel - 01525 290 641