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Sewell, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6


7 Beds 2 Baths 5 Receptions

REF: WOB190187

Sewell, Dunstable


  • G.I.A. OF 6,128 SQUARE FEET


A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A PARTLY RESTORED GRADE II LISTED MANOR HOUSE IN A RURAL YET ACCESSIBLE LOCATION WITH MATURE GROUNDS. Formerly known as Manor Farmhouse, Sewell Manor has become divorced from its farm buildings and land and now offers potential purchasers the opportunity of acquiring a partly restored historic Grade II Listed house. Gothic arches provide an indication to its age and it is believed to date to the 13th or 14th Century with the timber framed master bedroom once used as a chapel. The Manor House has been altered and extended in the 17th Century and more latterly in the 19th and 20th Century. The property enjoys timeless charm and offers generous family accommodation with the western end easily divided to create independent annexe if desired. Whilst in the current ownership, the property has undergone a modernization programme to include full rewire, upgrading of heating system where required to include the addition of Cat 6 cabling. Some of the reception rooms and bedrooms have been decorated and it is ready for the next owner to personalize and put their own mark on The Manor. Adjoining The Manor is a former doctors' surgery which has been converted into a two bedroomed property along with timber framed barn and both could be available for purchase subject to negotiation. In addition, there may be the possibility of acquiring some extra land if required. ACCOMMODATION A pair of panelled oak front doors open into the part beamed reception hall with recessed display shelving and wide oak staircase gently rising to first floor galleried landing. An archway leads through to the inner hall running through the centre of The Manor with main reception rooms radiating off. Lying under the stairs is a white tiled cloakroom. The fully panelled study has a timeless charm with terracotta tiled floor with built in cupboards and desk. A connecting door leads to the boiler room and fuel store. The part panelled dining room benefits from beamed ceiling with bay window enjoying slightly elevated views over the rear garden. Lying across the hall is the kitchen/breakfast room with brick fireplace housing a green four oven oil fired Aga. The room is part panelled with built in fitted units along with Butlers sink. A panelled door leads through to the utility room with fitted dressers. The sitting room with its original beamed ceiling features a fireplace housing Severn wood burner with decorative oak surround and mantelpiece. The room with its south facing bay window overlooks an outdoor paved seating terrace. A study lies off with walk in cupboards with door through to second cloakroom and access to the conservatory which includes a fitted galley kitchen with cooking and washing facilities in the corner. FIRST FLOOR The galleried landing provides an ideal area to display period furniture or used as an additional sitting area. The main bedroom has dramatic vaulted ceiling with brick fireplace. Four further double bedrooms lie on this floor with two benefitting from en suite facilities and connecting dressing room. The family bathroom is in need of full renovation and once finished will serve the other three bedrooms. SECOND FLOOR One staircase rises to a further double bedroom in the eaves with shower room and access to boarded tank room. A second staircase also rises to provide access to a further double bedroom with fitted wardrobe and two loft rooms offering useful storage. GARAGE BLOCK Approached over a shared drive and lying to the front of The Manor is the detached brick and timbered garage block offering potential garaging for four vehicles with store room, workshop and central car port. OUTSIDE Lying in front of the house is a large gravelled drive offering plentiful parking and access to the domed porch protecting the front door. A paved path leads down to an extensive south west facing paved entertaining terrace conveniently located close to the kitchen and the facilities it provides. The main grounds which extend to approximately 1.57 acres wrap round The Manor on three sides offering a high level of privacy and protection. Mature hedgerows define the boundaries with lawn lying to the east interspersed with mature trees creating a mini arboretum with attractive round thatched seating area looking across to The Manor. A level lawn lies to the rear of the property offering a blank canvas to the eventual purchaser. LOCATION Sewell is a pretty rural hamlet lying to the North of Dunstable which provides essential shopping facilities with more extensive shopping and leisure facilities available in Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes. Woburn provides a wide selection of restaurants along with golf club with its three championship courses. Stations at Leighton Buzzard and Luton provide rail commuting services to London Euston and St. Pancras international from 30 minutes. The M1 junctions 9, 11 and 11A are all within 10 miles and Luton International Airport can be accessed within a 15 minute drive. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water and electricity. Private cess pit drainage. Oil fired central heating to radiators. Local Authority: Central Bedfordshire Council. Tel: 0300 300 8000 Management Charges: Sewell Manor will be responsible for contributing towards a sinking fund to maintain the first part of the shared drive. Outgoings: Council Tax Band "H" Tenure: Freehold. EPC Rating: Exempt due to Listed building status. Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the sole agents Jackson-Stops. 1 Market Place, Woburn, MK17 9PZ. Tel - 01525 290 641