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No chain and set on a 0.25 acre plot, this detached village cottage offers a combination of stylish modern improvements with classic period character. Carefully restored and improved throughout its history, this detached cottage is not listed and located on a very respectable size plot in the village of Silsoe. Recent improvements include the installation of an en suite, remodelled family bathroom and a stylish, contemporary kitchen breakfast room. Whilst the original flavor of the property has been retained with feature fireplaces, exposed beams, herringbone wood block flooring and eyebrow windows. Internally there is a sitting room with log burner, dining room with inglenook and a handy study if you work from home, a kitchen, utility area and cloakroom. On the first floor you will find four bedrooms. Outside, the rear garden measures 25 metres x 15 metres and has a large 8 car driveway to the side with a detached double garage which could be converted to annexe facility (subject to the necessary consents). ACCOMMODATION Entering the cottage via a solid entrance door to the hall with herringbone flooring to the left is the kitchen breakfast room. Recently refitted with a range of white base and wall units. There is also a central island with a marble top and café style downlights. The kitchen is well equipped with a Rangemaster cooker, Samsung American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, wine cooler and filter and boiling water taps. Another attractive feature of this room is the inglenook fireplace which has an inset log burner and double aspect window. A door leads to a useful rear area of the house which houses a pantry cupboard, a cloak/boot area and a cloakroom/utility room which has plumbing for the washing machine and wc. To the right of the hall the dining room echoes the character of the cottage with further herringbone flooring, exposed beams, a fine inglenook fireplace and stairs rise to the first floor. At the rear of the dining room the study is an ideal place to work from home and overlooks the garden with a stable door to the rear garden. On the first floor a good size landing leads to all the bedrooms. The master bedroom is dual aspect with an eyebrow window, beams and an en suite shower room which features a walk in double shower with twin wash sink units and wc. The three further bedrooms radiate off the landing and the family bathroom has a stylish roll top bath, separate shower cubicle and vanity wash hand basin with wc, all of which are in keeping with the flavour of the character. OUTSIDE The gardens which surround the property are bound by the original stone village wall with mature hedgerow set behind. The entrance to the front gardens is via two timber pedestrian gates and the pathways continue around the property. There are Lawned areas with shaped borders. A picket fence separates the front and rear gardens with gates inset for access. The rear garden is laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees including a number of fruit trees. There are paved terraced areas and pathways. The garden is fully enclosed by fencing and mature hedgerow. To the side of the property the driveway provides parking for up to eight cars and has access to a detached oversize double width garage which has two up and over doors with light and power connected and eaves storage. Part of the garage has been partitioned off providing space for a gym or home office. It may be possible to convert the garage into a self-contained annexe, subject to planning consents. There is a building attached to the side LOCATION The village of Silsoe provides all the usual facilities including village shop, post office, hairdressers, two public houses, village school and a small hotel with restaurant. More extensive shopping and leisure facilities are available nearby in Flitwick, Ampthill and the popular market town of Hitchin. Milton Keynes provides shopping centre with main High Street. The area is well served by schooling both private and state, including the renowned Harpur Trust schools in Bedford with coach service from the village. The village enjoys good road communications with easy access to Junction 12 of the M1 motorway, A1 and A6 trunk roads. Commuting to London is provided from Flitwick to Kings Cross Thameslink/Moorgate and Hitchin to Kings Cross reaching the capital within 40 minutes. European air travel is available from Luton, with Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted further afield. PROPERTY DETAILS Services: Mains Water, Drainage, Electricity and Gas 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
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