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Guide price £795,000
WITH A 145 FT GARDEN, DOUBLE GARAGE, THREE LIVING ROOMS, FOUR BEDROOMS, TWO EN SUITES & STYLISH FAMILY KITCHEN, WHITE HART HOUSE IS A FINE RESTORATION OF A PERIOD VILLAGE HOME. Having undergone a comprehensive restoration by the current owners, White Hart House offers the character and charm of its historical past with the benefits of a modern-day home. In the past eight years improvements include a newly tiled roof, repointed chimney, new pressurised central heating system, new gas boiler, rewiring, reconditioned and new period style double glazed windows with many rooms replastered and new decoration throughout. Whilst improving the property the owners have been careful to retain and enhance the character with ledged and braced oak doors, feature fireplaces with inset living flame fire and log burners along with herringbone woodblock and engineered oak flooring. The layout is ideal for modern living with an impressive reception hall/dining or study area leading to two further reception rooms and a good size shaker kitchen /breakfast room forms the heart of the house. Whilst on the first floor there are four bedrooms and the rare feature of two en-suites and bathroom, all with stylish period sanitary ware. Externally the space is echoed, having a 145ft garden and a double garage with additional parking. A viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the careful restoration and lifestyle that White Hart House now offers. THE ACCOMMODATION The property is entered through a timber front door with a portico leading to the 16ft sq entrance hall which lends itself to a variety of uses being large enough to be used as a dining room or provide a study area. This room is particularly welcoming having a central fireplace with a Danish Rais cast iron log burning stove, a herringbone woodblock floor and a door leads to the stairs which rise to the first floor. Of particular note is the fine sitting room built circa 1900 which has a ceiling height of 10' and a central Ortal gas living flame fire inset into the fireplace, oak flooring and an attractive bay window to the front. A second sitting or family room provides more living space and features an arched brick fireplace inset Rais log burning stove with a window to the front and a door to the rear garden. Leading off the reception hall is a useful utility room which is fitted with a range of shaker-style cupboards, a sink unit and has space for a washing machine/dryer and a tall fridge freezer - a working trap door leads down to the cellar which has two areas, one with a barrel top ceiling and offers lots of useful storage space. A guest cloakroom is fitted with a white suite of wash basin, wc and has a tall storage cupboard and a further cupboard houses a water softener and the gas boiler which serves the domestic hot water and central heating. Set to the rear of the house, the kitchen/breakfast room is ideal for modern family living with ample space for table and chairs with windows and doors to the garden. There is a good range of cream shaker-style wall and base units with a matching island unit all of which have solid wooden work surfaces. An enamel butler sink unit has chrome antique-style mixer taps and a Quooker tap provides instant boiling water. Build-in appliances include a dishwasher, tall fridge and a Brittania LPG fired range cooker is set into an attractive chimney-style recess. Other features include engineered oak flooring and built-in ceiling speakers. FIRST FLOOR From the landing, the four bedrooms are all of a good size. The master has a range of fitted wardrobes and a useful "suitcase" eave cupboard with a window overlooking the garden and a Velux window to the side. The ensuite is fitted with a walk-in shower unit, vanity wash basin, wc and has a chrome heated towel rail. The second bedroom also has its own ensuite, again with walk-in shower, wash basin, wc - with tongue and grooved panelling and heated towel rail. Bedroom three is an ideal children's room, having a recess for bunkbeds but is equally capable of being used as a double bedroom. The fourth bedroom has a door which leads to the very good sized loft having a tall pitch and lends itself to conversion (subject to necessary consents). Finally, the family bathroom is fitted with a white period-style suite of enamelled bath, wash basin and wc. Over the bath there is a built-in antique-style shower unit as well as shower mixer taps. To the splash areas there is complimentary tiling and tongue and grooved panelling with two chrome heated towel rails and an airing cupboard houses the hot water cylinder. OUTSIDE A walled front garden with lawn, beech hedging and a pathway lead to the house, whilst a long, shared driveway to the left-hand side takes you to the double garage and your own private driveway providing parking for two to four cars. The double garage itself has twin doors, power and light. Being 145ft long, the garden comprises of good sized lawns and a patio area with borders planted with flowering bulbs and shrubs along with a eucalyptus tree, cooking apple and other trees. At the end of the garden there is a kitchen garden area with raised planters set amongst a shingle area. The boundaries are fully enclosed with fencing and hedging and there are pedestrian gates to the garage and to the side adjacent to the patio. There is an area for wheelie bins, water taps and a garden floodlight. Ridgmont village lies on the edge of the Woburn Abbey Estate and has its own lower school, Post Office and village shop. Woburn is close by and provides further local shopping facilities, together with a section of restaurants and public houses. The Woburn Golf and Country Club is within easy reach. More extensive shopping and leisure facilities are available in Milton Keynes. The property is in catchment for the Ofsted recognized Eversholt Lower school. The M1 motorway is conveniently close and there are stations at Ridgmont linking to Bedford (where there are the well-known Harpur Trust Schools) and at Milton Keynes and Flitwick providing fast train services to London Euston and the City taking about 40 minutes. European air travel is available from Luton airport with Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted all within easy travelling distance. Services: Mains Water, Drainage, Electricity and Gas Central Heating Via LPG Local Authority: Central Bedfordshire Council. Outgoings: Council Tax Band "G" Tenure: Freehold. EPC Rating: "F"
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