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Old Linslade Road, Heath & Reach, Leighton Buzzard, LU7

Guide price £1,950,000

5 Beds 3 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: WOB150056

Heath and Reach


  • G.I.A OF 6,694 SQUARE FEET


A highly desirable Victorian Country House together with substantial detached Coach House with the benefit of planning in mature wooded setting. Rushmere House enjoys a stunning and private position set well back from Linslade Road and approached up a long private drive with electric security gates. The original house dates to the Victorian period and benefits from all the features associated with this era including original mosaic tiled floors, well proportioned reception rooms and hall with tall ceilings and original fireplaces. In more recent times the house has been extended to the rear with the addition of a leisure wing providing a stunning indoor pool, Jacuzzi and chilling out zone. Whilst in the current ownership the property has been modernised to provide more contemporary family accommodation including the creation of a modern kitchen/breakfast/ family room running along the front of the house with commanding views over the front drive and grounds beyond. The property sits in a wonderfully mature setting and benefits from a separate Coach House which has the benefit of planning permission to create independent annexe living facilities or indeed an ideal home office environment. A viewing will be essential to fully appreciate not only the charm and setting of Rushmere House but the lifestyle opportunities on offer. THE ACCOMMODATION The panelled front door opens into the tiled reception hall with principal rooms radiating off. The sitting room with glazed corner bay looks across the front grounds. Glazed double doors open into the dining room with open fireplace framed by decorative wooden mantelpiece. The study lies at the end of the hall enjoying a double aspect with French doors opening onto the rear grounds. Neatly located to the side of the stairs is the cloakroom and inner hall leads through to the remaining accommodation on the ground floor. The open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room is ideally suited for 21st Century living and has a light, bright and refreshing feel to it with living flame effect fire adding atmosphere. The kitchen is contemporary in style and design fitted with Aero units in nero and white gloss with Silestone quartz worktops and breakfast bar. Integrated facilities include Gaggenau pyro oven, steam oven, combi microwave, warming drawer, induction hob and wok burner along with dishwasher, full height side by side fridge, wine cooler and freezer. In addition there is a Fisher and Paykel fridge, pair of Silestone sinks with Insinkerator and Quooker hot water tap. The inner hall also allows access to the boot room, shelved pantry with wine rack, stairs to lower ground floor converted to play and home cinema room and rear corridor leading past utility room and boiler room with laundry room above. Continuing along the corridor one passes a further cloakroom and changing room with steps up to the main pool area with mosaic tiled pool (34'7" x 17'5") surrounded by tiling with two sets of patio doors opening into large paved seating terrace. The Jacuzzi pool is part sunken and currently has a leak which requires repairing before future use. Steps lead up to balustrade leisure area with kitchenette including microwave, dishwasher, fridge and sink. FIRST FLOOR This floor can be accessed from front and rear staircases. The master bedroom enjoys a peaceful setting in the south west corner of the house with fitted wardrobes, cupboards and matching dressing table. The en suite is spacious with Jacuzzi bath, corner shower cubicle with his and hers oval hand basins set in vanity unit. The guest bedroom has a lovely feel with bay window and en suite bathroom. Across the main landing is the full height airing cupboard and inner landing offers access to three further double bedrooms served by family bathroom and separate cloakroom. THE COACH HOUSE Constructed in matching materials to Rushmere House the Coach House currently provides generous three car garage, along with store rooms, two stables, tack room with hay loft above. It benefits from an implemented planning permission (SB/98/00001) to create self contained annexe to the main house. GARDEN AND GROUNDS The picturesque grounds have a parkland feel to them and feature many specimen trees and it is almost a mini arboretum. The gravelled drive sweeps in front of the house around a central lawn with carriage drive leading down to the Coach House. Lying to the west of the house is a wooded glade with timber summer house. The main grounds gently fall down to the spring fed small lake edged by mature poplar trees defining the south western boundary. The grounds are a child's paradise. THE LOCATION The property is peacefully located in a rural area of high landscape value. Adjacent to the property is Rushmere Country Park which contains some wonderful walks and lakeside views. Local shopping facilities are available in Leighton Buzzard and Woburn which also has a number of quality restaurants. Milton Keynes is a short drive and provides extensive shopping and leisure facilities including a David Lloyd tennis centre. Woburn Golf and Country Club boasts three championship courses. The property is located in an area which benefits from a number of renowned public schools including Bedford Harpur Trust Schools, Akeley Wood, Swanbourne, Winchester House and Stowe to name a few. The area is very accessible with the M1 motorway providing a connection onto the national motorway network. Commuting facilities are available from Leighton Buzzard to London Euston FROM 32 minutes. Air travel is available locally from Luton with Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted slightly further afield. DIRECTIONS (LU7 0EB) From the A5 at the Flying Fox roundabout take the southern exit onto Woburn Road following signs for Rushmere Country Park. After entering the village turn right at the sharp left hand bend onto Linslade Road. Shortly after the entrance to Rushmere Country Park the entrance gates and drive to Rushmere House will appear on your right. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water, electricity and gas connected. Klargester private drainage. Gas fired central heating to radiators. Pool Plant Room: Automated pool management system including pumps, filtration, emergency lighting and an air handling system that controls heating and humidity. Local Authority: Central Bedfordshire Council Tel: 0300 300 8000 Outgoings: Council Tax Band "H" EPC Rating: D Tenure: Freehold Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the sole agent Jackson-Stops. 1 Market Place, Woburn, MK17 9PZ. Tel - 01525 290 641