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PROPERTY FEATURES

  • SET ON A PLOT APPROACHING HALF AN ACRE
  • UNIQUE FORMER RAILWAY CROSSING KEEPERS COTTAGE
  • VERY FLEXIBLE ROOM LAYOUT ESSENTIALLY TWO PROPERTIES IN ONE WITH WORK FROM HOME SPACE
  • GRADE TWO LISTED WITH RECENT EXTENSION COMBING CHARACTER AND MODERN BENEFITS
  • FIREPLACE, LOG BURNING STOVES, CATHEDRAL STYLE DOOR AND 'LOOK OUT WINDOWS

THE PROPERTY

SET ON A PLOT OF 0.5 ACRE, THIS FORMER CROSSING KEEPERS COTTAGE OFFERS FLEXIBLE FAMILY ACCOMMODATION WITH ANNEXE/WORK FROM HOME SPACE LOCATED IN THE SOUGHT-AFTER VILLAGE OF ASPLEY GUISE. A most unique Grade II Listed property having been imaginatively extended in keeping with the era of the original cottage dating back to 1861. Essentially two properties in one, linked via a central living area the accommodation is very flexible and can be suitably arranged for a family or a purchaser needing separate work from home space. The cottage combines character features including fireplaces, log burners, cathedral style door and original windows from where the keeper looked out for arriving trains. These are complemented with refitted modern kitchen, utility and three bath/shower rooms and a cloakroom. With two staircases and a spacious ground floor the accommodation comprises of a sitting room, study, combined kitchen/dining room with a superb log burning stove and an additional living room or bedroom. The cottage can be arranged as three bedrooms, or four to suit your lifestyle. Outside, a feature of the property is its excellent size garden which has terraces, productive vegetable and herb gardens with fruit trees, all set around large lawns and hand laid hedged boundaries. Double five bar gates lead to ample parking. There are three timber sheds plus a large log store. GROUND FLOOR Entering the property via a hardwood door with side windows a porch area flows into a spacious combined kitchen/dining area which has a stylish modern glass fronted log burning stove and five high level windows which echo the original keepers look out windows. The kitchen is fitted with a range of base and wall units, oak worksurfaces with a sink unit, built in dishwasher and Miele hob, oven and extractor hood. There is also a large utility room that has further units, a second sink unit and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The oil boiler was installed in 2018 and serves the hot water and central heating to radiators. The original entrance door leads to the front garden and the sitting room, with a newly installed cast log burning stove and mantle with dual aspect windows including the original keepers window to look out for the arriving and departing trains. Connecting to the extension a study provides space to work from home and a ground floor bathroom comprises a white suite of a bath, washbasin and wc with complimentary tiling. There is also an additional cloakroom with wash basin and wc. The ground floor is completed by a double bedroom having French doors to the garden, and which can also be used as an additional living room. A second staircase rises to the first floor of the new addition with cupboard under the stairs. FIRST FLOOR Off the original stairs there is a suite comprising of a double bedroom with an en suite bathroom fitted with a free standing roll top bath with mixer taps, walk in shower cubicle, wash basin and wc. From the rear stairs there are two bedrooms served by their own shower room, again fitted with shower cubicle, wash basin and wc, with ample storage space. OUTSIDE Of particular note are the grounds of approximately 0.57 of an acre. Approached via replica crossing gates open into a large gravel drive which offers ample parking for several cars. A paved path leads to a terrace patio and seating area for barbecues etc. and to the main entrance door. Adjacent to the cottage are several raised beds which provide a productive kitchen and herb garden, a log store and there is a walnut tree. To the front of the property lies a traditional front garden with ''railway' picket fencing to the front boundary and well stocked flower and planted borders. The rear garden has large lawns with assorted fruit trees including Victoria plums, pear and apple and two truffle impregnated hazel trees. The boundaries have all been enclosed by a traditional hand laid hedgerow consisting of Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Dog Rose, Beech and Wild Cherry. To the end of the garden there is a large log store and composting area and amongst the gardens there are three timber sheds and a greenhouse. LOCATION The village of Aspley guise is a highly favoured residential location on the edge of the Duke of Bedford's Woburn Estate. The village has good local facilities including church, public houses, hotel, outstanding primary school and is close to the famous Woburn Golf Club. Aspley Guise Golf club is less than a mile away. Nearby Woburn Sands offers a wide range of amenities and leisure facilities including a thriving High Street with shops and a variety of places to eat. There are schools, medical centre, dentist and railway station connecting to Bedford and Bletchley. More extensive shopping and leisure facilities are available in Milton Keynes. The M1 motorway is conveniently close and there are stations at Aspley Guise linking to Bedford (where there are the well know Harpur Trust Schools) and at Milton Keynes providing fast train services to London Euston. The First Capital Connect service is available from Flitwick and Harlington to London St Pancras International and onto the City. European air travel is available from Luton airport with Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted all within easy travelling distance. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water, Drainage, Electricity and Oil fired central heating to radiators. Local Authority: Central Bedfordshire Council. Tel: 0300 300 8000 Outgoings: Council Tax Band "F" Tenure: Freehold. EPC Rating: "Exempt" Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the sole agents Jackson-Stops. 1 Market Place, Woburn, MK17 9PZ. Tel - 01525 290 641