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Fordfield Road, Steppingley, Bedfordshire, MK45

Guide price £1,100,000

5 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: WOB100247



  • G.I.A - 4,443 SQUARE FEET


Enjoying a rural location, Wards End enjoys a central position within landscaped grounds totalling just under three quarters of an acre providing both privacy and protection. This perfectly balanced five bedroomed house offers great family accommodation over two floors and is presented in very good condition. The layout is ideally suited for entertaining with both the conservatory and indoor pool room benefiting from direct access into the rear garden where paved and raised decked areas overlooking the pond provide wonderful areas to relax. The pool building has a light and airy feel with glazed pitched roof and three sets of bi-fold doors peel back to reveal the garden. Whilst enjoying a rural position the house is very accessible to main communication networks with both M1 Junction 12 and Flitwick railway station within a 5 mile drive of the property and Luton Airport accessible in under fifteen minutes. A viewing will be required to fully appreciate all this individual property has to offer. THE ACCOMMODATION A part glazed front door with glazed sidelights open into tiled entrance hall with double doors opening into the generous tiled reception hall with wooden staircase gently rising to first floor galleried landing. The fully tiled cloakroom is fitted with Villeroy and Boch oval hand basin and concealed cistern wc. The sitting room with exposed oak floor enjoys a double aspect and glazed sliding door offers access to the conservatory overlooking the rear garden and indoor pool. The dining room is currently used as a family room with fitted cupboards, display shelving and recess to house flat screen tv. The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room features a bespoke range of white high gloss cabinets and corner larder unit. The matching island unit with granite worksurface doubles up as a breakfast bar offering seating for five. Integrated appliances include Britannia range oven with six ring halogen hob, Neff grill, Hotpoint two drawer fridge and drinks fridge, space for dishwasher. Lying off the kitchen is the fitted utility room with space to accommodate full height fridge/freezer, washing machine and dryer. A cupboard lies under the stairs and in the corner of the hall is door to study overlooking the front drive. FIRST FLOOR The galleried landing lies in the heart of the house with all bedrooms radiating off and offering access to airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. The master bedroom suite is well proportioned with views over farmland and benefits from dressing room with fitted hanging rails and shelves. The en suite is well equipped with double ended bath, glazed shower cubicle with power shower and oval sink set in vanity unit. The guest bedroom enjoys a triple aspect and there are three further double bedrooms, two with fitted wardrobes and all served by the fully tiled family bathroom with raised tiled corner shower and pair of oval sinks. INDOOR POOL Benefitting from a vaulted glazed ceiling the pool area has a light and bright feel with three sets of bi-fold doors opening onto the garden. The mosaic tiled pool with electric cover measures 12 metres x 5 metres and surrounded by tiled anti slip floor. There is a cloak and shower room and external plant room houses the oil fired pool boiler, filtration equipment and de-humidifying unit. OUTSIDE The property enjoys a central position within its plot which extends to approximately 0.74 acres. The front boundary is defined by a brick wall with electric security gates opening onto the graveled drive offering generous parking and access to the detached double garage with eaves storage. The enclosed gardens which surround the house have been professionally landscaped and incorporate front and rear entertaining terraces. Within the rear garden is a pond with cascading water feature and decked seating areas. LOCATION Steppingley is a very popular village situated on the edge of the Duke of Bedford's Woburn Estate. The village itself benefits from a restaurant and public house with good local shopping facilities available in Ampthill including a Waitrose and Flitwick which has a Tesco's. Both locations have artisan shops too and within half a mile of Wards End is Fordfield Day Nursery and the new Flitwick Leisure Centre with everything under one roof to include state of the art gym, 25 meter swimming pool, four court hall, 2 squash courts. The centre runs an extensive class programme and has its own creche'. The village is within a short distance of Woburn with its fine selection of Restaurants and the prestigious Golf and Country Club with its three championship courses. Milton Keynes provides 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. Schooling is available locally at Eversholt Primary school which has an excellent reputation with a bus service from the French Horn in the village. The renowned Harpur Trust Schools in Bedford cater for both sexes and there is a coach service from Tesco's in Flitwick. 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 5 minute drive away providing Thames link services to Kings Cross within 40 minutes and onto The City. Air travel is available locally from Luton with Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted slightly further afield. DIRECTIONS MK45 1AD From the A507 take the turn signed to Steppingley and Flitwick and Wards End will appear on your left after 1 mile with entrance clearly marked by For Sale board PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water and electricity. Private septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating to radiators. Local Authority: Central Bedfordshire Council. Tel: 0300 300 8000 Outgoings: Council Tax Band "G" Tenure: Freehold. EPC Rating: "E" Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the sole agents Jackson-Stops. 1 Market Place, Woburn, MK17 9PZ. Tel - 01525 290 641