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Church End, Hockliffe, Leighton Buzzard, LU7

Guide price £1,350,000

Under offer

6 Beds 3 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: WOB130269


  • Fine Listed Grade Two Residence
  • Delightful Location Close to the Parish Church
  • Set in 2.15 acres with Grounds and Paddocks
  • Separate but contained accommodation for an au pair, granny or guests.
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Attractive Morning Area
  • Courtyard with Substantial Outbuildings
  • Potential for Conversions to Annexe/Gym/Office
  • Garaging for 3/4 Cars and Ample Parking
  • Euston Station from 27 mins & St Pancras from 41 mins


Set in a quiet, elevated location in picturesque Church End, The Lodge is an impressive Grade II Listed family home on a plot of 2.15 acres with mature trees and gardens. It is adjacent to farmland, with virtually no passing traffic and has extensive views. An elegant period home dating from the 17th Century of grey brick with red brick dressings under a clay tiled roof. Additional architectural features are brick modillion cornice, first floor band, sash windows and moulded door head. The property is approached via a private drive with five bar entrance gate with the house itself standing in a slightly elevated position with sweeping gravel drives, formal lawns and mature trees to provide privacy. GROUND FLOOR As you enter the house through a panelled door, the hall has beam and plastered walls leading to a period staircase taking you to the first floor. To the right you will find a split level drawing room which has an original working fireplace and sash windows to the front. As a classical period house the dining room is set to the left and is an ideal room for entertaining having ample room to take a large table and other furniture. Again it has a fireplace (currently not used) and sash windows to the front elevation. There are two more living rooms, one being a family room and a very good size study. The family room lends itself to many uses. It has previously been used as a billiards room and being adjacent to the kitchen, as an easily supervised playroom. It could be used as a substantial office by several people for home-working. The study is set at the rear of the house and overlooks the courtyard. It has a high vaulted ceiling with exposed beam work to provide a sense of character to the room. The kitchen is a good size having ample space for appliances and storage, space for a farmhouse table, along with a fireplace. An additional morning room area is set into a deep bay. This also has double casement doors to the garden so one can sit and enjoy the views whilst taking advantage of the morning and midday sun. A useful utility/boot room, cloakroom wc and small cellar completes the ground floor. FIRST FLOOR The master bedroom has a good size en suite which has a roll top bath and a separate shower cubicle. There is the option to have a dressing room to compliment the bedroom if desired. In principal there are 3 further double bedrooms and a single and if the dressing room was not required there could be four double bedrooms along with the single. The rooms accessed from the second staircase provide separate accommodation for an au pair, granny or guests. One of the attics has gable windows already in place. Subject to necessary approval additional rooms could be created here. OUTSIDE The grounds of The Lodge are classically and peacefully laid out with large well-tended lawns which are interspersed with mature specimen trees. To the front the lawns are bordered by the gravel driveway with steps up to the house and to the western boundary a high wall has an established border. The gardens then sweep around to the south and east again with lawns, trees and bulb planted areas for easy maintenance and there is a mature orchard with a good selection of fruit trees. There is a fenced paddock with a loose box and a further larger paddock to the north. Directly behind the house the original courtyard has three very useful and substantial outbuildings which includes a workshop with power and light supply. The buildings are brick built and in their ownership the vendors have had the roof re-laid. These buildings lend themselves to conversion to an office complex, independent annexe or games area (subject to necessary consents) For vehicles a very good size garage comfortably houses 3 large or 4 smaller cars and has twin electric doors and a useful ''hayloft' storage area. Finally a smaller timber garage provides more storage for logs and tools such a garden tractor, lawn mowers etc. DIRECTIONS LU7 9NH From the Hockliffe traffic lights take the A 4012 towards Leighton Buzzard after a third of a mile turn right signposted Church End. Follow the road to the top and opposite St Nicholas church bear to the right and after approx. 100m the entrance to The Lodge will be on your left hand side. LOCATION Set in Church End, Hockliffe in a small collection of homes set around the St. Nicholas Parish church away from the main village yet easily accessible to the A5 and roads to reach Leighton Buzzard and the quick train journey to London from 27 minutes. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water, drainage, electricity Local Authority: Central Bedfordshire Council. Tel: 0300 300 8000 Outgoings: Council Tax Band H Tenure: Freehold. EPC Rating: Not Applicable Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the sole agents Jackson-Stops. 1 Market Place, Woburn, MK17 9PZ. Tel - 01525 290 641