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Church End, Steppingley, Bedfordshire, MK45

£545,000

3 Beds 2 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: WOB180309

Steppingley

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • OFFERED WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN
  • SET IN A PLEASANT VILLAGE END LOCATION
  • NO THROUGH ROAD WITH VERY LITTLE PASSING TRAFFIC
  • VILLAGE WALKS AND OPEN COUNTRYSIDE ON YOUR DOORSTEP
  • FLITWICK MAINLINE STATION APPROX 2 MILES, M1 WITHIN 4 MILES
  • CHARACTER FIREPLACES, BEAMS AND TIMBERS
  • REFITTED KITCHEN/DINER WITH SPACE FOR TABLE AND CHAIRS
  • PRETTY COTTAGE GARDENS TO THE FRONT AND SIDE
  • PRIVATE OFF ROAD PARKING

THE PROPERTY

Offered with no chain, a delightful detached grade two listed detached cottage located in a quiet village 'end' of this carefully preserved village and having excellent commuter links. Little Thatch is believed to have been built in the mid-19th Century and offers the very best in village living whilst being within easy reach of the Georgian market town of Ampthill and commuter links of Flitwick station, Junction 12 of the M1 and Luton Airport. The cottage will appeal to a cross section of purchasers and is particularly suited to professionals looking for a quality lifestyle home, or for those who commute and equally appealing to downsizers who may require a base in the UK that can be left when abroad. A viewing is recommended to appreciate its qualities as the lifestyle opportunities it provides. Little Thatch retains a wealth of character with feature fireplaces and log burner, ledge and braced timber doors and exposed beam work whilst having the benefit of a more recent sympathetic extension to create extra living space. THE ACCOMMODATION A traditional hallway leads to the ground floor accommodation with a guest cloakroom. The living room has a central ''walk around' inglenook fireplace, originally being two rooms it now provides sitting room and a dining area either side of the fireplaces. One having an inset log burner, the other open grate (currently unused). Character exposed beam timbers and leaded light dual aspect windows all add to the atmosphere of the room. The later extension has been added to the cottage and on the ground floor the space created forms a modern kitchen/ breakfast room. The room has a good range of white units with granite work surfaces and includes a gas fired Range cooker and integrated dishwasher. A central island preparation unit leads to the breakfast area and to a useful utility room for every day needs and a storage cupboard. FIRST FLOOR On the first floor the landing has two storage cupboards and there are three bedrooms which could be used as two plus home office. The master bedroom has the benefit of a refitted en suite shower room and has two pairs of wardrobes and under eaves cupboards. A bathroom serves the remaining bedrooms. All the sanitary ware is fitted in white and the en suite and bathroom have stylish sandstone tiling. OUTSIDE Externally there attractive cottage gardens which complement the style of the property and the location. These have well stocked planted borders set amongst shaped lawns, trees and are enclosed by picket fencing with two pedestrian gates leading to Church End. A driveway provides parking for two vehicles with timber gates leading to a second drive for two further vehicles. The rear boundaries are fully enclosed with fencing and hedging. There is an oil tank and oil boiler. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains Water, Drainage, Electricity. Local Authority: Central Bedfordshire Council. Tel: 0300 300 8000 Outgoings: Council Tax Band "F" Tenure: Freehold. EPC Rating: Exempt Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the sole agents Jackson-Stops. 1 Market Place, Woburn, MK17 9PZ. Tel - 01525 290 641 LOCATION Steppingley is a popular village situated on the edge of the Duke of Bedford's Woburn Estate. The village benefits from a public house and restaurant with local shopping available in Ampthill/Flitwick inc Waitrose with Milton Keynes providing more extensive shopping and leisure facilities. For the riding and walking enthusiast there is a network of footpaths and bridleways which cross the Woburn Estate. The village is within a short distance of Woburn Golf and Country Club. Schooling is available locally in Eversholt Primary School. The renowned Harpur Trust schools are in Bedford and there is a coach service from Ampthill. Junctions 12 and 13 of the M1 motorway are within a short travelling distance of the property and the railway station at Flitwick is a five minute drive away providing Thameslink services to Kings Cross within 45 minutes and onto The City. Air travel is available from Luton with Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted slightly further afield. DIRECTIONS: MK45 5AU From Junction 12 of the M1 motorway proceed north on the A5120 and take the first left hand turn signed to Tingrith. Proceed along this road which runs parallel to the M1 and at the next junction turn right signed to Steppingley. On entering the village, Church End will appear on your left on the right hand bend. Proceed along Church End and the property is located on your right.