Guide price £1,150,000
Harrold House enjoys an imposing an prominent position in the middle of the High Street and within close walking distance to the shops and the middle school. Dating back to the 1880's the house benefits from the Victorian era with well proportioned main reception room and bedrooms, all with tall ceilings. The house retains all its period charm with original fireplaces, picture and hanging rails along with stunning tiled reception hall and wide dog leg staircase rising to impressive galleried main landing. Not listed. The property, whilst in need of some modernization offers generous family accommodation over two floors and there is the flexibility with the layout to create independent self contained annexe if required. There is further potential to create additional rooms in the loft if so desired. Harrold House lends itself for entertaining with the south facing private grounds complementing the internal space providing protection and privacy and a viewing will be essential to fully appreciate this period family home. THE ACCOMMODATION A mullioned archway offers protection to the porch area with steps leading up to the part leaded light front door opening into spacious part panelled reception hall with original mosaic tiled floor with principal reception rooms radiating off and impressive wide paneled staircase gently rising to galleried landing. The drawing room with its period mahogany fireplace lends itself for entertaining with bay window to front and direct access through the greenhouse to the garden on the eastern side. Lying across the hall is the dining room ideally located next to the kitchen/ breakfast room with its own bay window and window seat. Shaker base and eye level units offer storage with worksurface incorporating breakfast bar. Integrated appliances include range cooker with 8 ring gas hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The inner hall leads to what originally would have been the domestic end to the house with pantry, storage cupboards, laundry room doubling up as a rear cloakroom. In addition there are two further reception rooms along with back kitchen and on viewing one can appreciate the potential independent annexe opportunities this end of the house provides. FIRST FLOOR Accessed from either the front or rear staircase the first floor bedrooms radiate out from the main galleried landing and inner landing. The master bedroom benefits from an en suite shower room with the remaining six double bedrooms served by two family bathrooms. There is potential to create a stunning master suite by incorporating bedrooms 2 and 7 with 7 providing dressing room and en suite bathroom. OUTSIDE The mature mainly south facing grounds extend in total to approximately 0.75 of an acre. A low stone wall defines the front boundary with path edged by lawn and borders leading to front door. To the west of the house is the private drive with electric gates opening onto graveled parking area and allowing access to the detached double garage. Lying between the front and rear of the house is a paved courtyard which allows access to the timber garden shed. The partly walled south facing rear garden enjoys a high level of privacy and is fully enclosed and benefits from many specimen trees providing dappled shade. The formal lawns are edged by herbaceous borders with mature yew hedge dividing the lawn into two areas. To the east of the house is a further lawn overlooked by the greenhouse and raised decked area with raised koi carp pond. Running along the rear of the house and enjoying elevated views across the rear garden with the Church spire in the distance. LOCATION Harrold is a village which benefits from many local facilities all within close proximity and walking distance of the house including Co-op, post office, public houses and restaurants to name a few. The village also boasts a doctors' surgery, active Cricket Club and is within a 5 minute walk of Harrold and Odell Country Park and The River Great Ouse. The Georgian market town of Olney with its weekly market and artisan shops and restaurants lies within a ten minute drive of the village with the County Town of Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes offering more comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities. Schooling facilities are excellent with the village having both well respected lower and middle school with progression to Sharnbrook Upper School for which there is a bus service. Bedford is the home of the renowned Harpur Trust Schools and further afield lie Wellingborough, Oundle, Oakham and Uppingham. The area is very well connected with main line station at Bedford providing reliable service into St Pancras International and on to the city from 35 minutes. The M1, Al and A14 are all easily accessible with Luton and East Midlands Airports easily within an hour's drive of the property. DIRECTIONS - MK43 7DA Harrold House is clearly visible on the High Street and whether entering from the West or East proceed into the middle of the village and the house sits on the south side of the High Street just down from the village green. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. Gas fired central heating to radiators. Local Authority: Bedford Borough Council. Tel: 01234 267422 Outgoings: Council Tax Band "G" Tenure: Freehold. EPC Rating: "D" Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the sole agents Jackson-Stops. 1 Market Place, Woburn, MK17 9PZ. Tel - 01525 290 641 or Jackson-Stops 20 Bridge Street, Northampton NN1 1NR.
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