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A CHARMING 17TH CENTURY LISTED MANOR HOUSE IN MOATED GROUNDS WITH STABLE BLOCK, PADDOCKS AND AMENITY WOODLAND, IN ALL 21.5 ACRES. The launch of Burdelys Manor to the market offers purchasers the rare opportunity of acquiring a historic manor house enclosed by horseshoe moat in a picturesque rural location on the edge of the village offering complete privacy but with excellent connectivity by road, rail and air transport. The Manor is approached over a three quarter of a mile quiet country lane with final approach over a sweeping private gravel drive leading up to the Manor and stable block. The current Grade II Listed property of C17 or earlier origins is constructed of stone under a tiled roof. The property enjoys a wealth of character with exposed beams, oak panelling, Jacobean staircase, original oak doors and leaded light windows (with secondary glazing). The moat encloses the mature grounds that surround the house on all sides offering both privacy and protection. Lying outside the moat are the equestrian facilities with "L-shaped" stable block, grass paddocks and the property has the benefit of being able to ride straight out onto a network of bridleways. The remainder of the grounds are taken up by maturing orchard, productive vegetable garden and established block of mixed broad leaved woodland. It is a real lifestyle property and one that could provide a self-sufficient existence and to fully appreciate all it has to offer, one needs to make the commitment to view. THE ACCOMMODATION The front door opens into the beamed reception hall which leads through to the inner hallway with all principal reception rooms leading off and oak staircase gently rising to part galleried landing with oak storage cupboard under. The sitting room benefits from period features including stone fireplace with brick hearth, beamed ceiling and window shutters. At the end of the hall is the library/music room with connecting door to the former dairy which has been restored and presently used as a study with exposed brick floor and brick fireplace with cut stone surround. A part-glazed door leads into the front garden. The dining room with exposed oak flooring is conveniently situated adjoining the kitchen/breakfast room with large inglenook fireplace housing a wood burner with wooden seating either side and recessed oak cupboard. The kitchen benefits from a terracotta tiled floor with Esse wood burning stove having pride of place within a brick recess. The farmhouse style kitchen units benefit from extensive work surfaces along with enamel one and a half bowl sink. Complementing the Esse is an oven and four ring induction hob. There is a recess and plumbing for a dishwasher. The rear hall doubles up as a boot room and offers access to the utility room with Butler sink, pantry cupboard and ground floor bathroom with shower cubicle. FIRST FLOOR The master bedroom is fully panelled with exposed oak flooring with window seat and original fireplace with ornate timber surround. Three further double bedrooms run along the front of the Manor, two benefitting from recessed wardrobes. Bedroom five is currently utilized as a dressing room and adjoining is the family bathroom with panelled bath and corner shower cubicle. Accessed off the rear hall is a further staircase leading up to guest suite with double bedroom, dressing area and ensuite bathroom. OUTSIDE The private gravelled drive sweeps past the orchard and stable block and beyond the stone bridge over the moat is the main drive offering generous parking and access to the two garages. Lying between the garages and the manor is a workshop / store store which also houses the central heating oil tank. GARDEN AND GROUNDS The garden is a pure delight with the majority edged by the horseshoe moat with mature woodland gracing the boundaries. Clipped lawns edge the drive and lying in front of the house is a rose parterre, a knot garden and brick well. The rear garden can be accessed from either side of the property and is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees offering dappled shade. The original brick and timbered privy still remains sheltered under a mature yew tree. VEGETABLE GARDEN AND ORCHARD Lying to the north of the stable block and enclosed by mature beech and hawthorn hedging is the kitchen garden featuring two greenhouses, raised beds edged by bark pathways together with fruit cage, storage shed and partly covered composting area. The orchard lies to the south of the stable block and include the following varieties: apple, pear, plum, cherry, quince and damson. EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES Accessed off the main drive is the Scotts of Thrapston L-shaped stable block with concrete apron lying to the front and enclosed by post and three rail wooden fencing. The block provides four stables together with tack room and feed store with power and water connected. The paddocks lie to the south and east totaling approximately 8.88 acres with the larger of the fields partly divided by electric fencing with field shelter. Towards the bottom of the paddock is a medieval pond and the eastern boundary adjoins a bridleway. WOODLAND The remaining land extends to 9.39 acres and is enclosed by mature hedgerows. The woodland was established eleven years ago with the help of a grant from the Woodland Grant Scheme. Advised by the Woodland Trust, the native broad leaved woodland includes oak, ash, wild cherry, birch and hazel to name a few varieties. Grass rides have been created both through and around the edge of the woodland for ease of access and maintenance. LOCATION Stagsden is a popular village lying 4 miles to the west of the county town of Bedford which boasts the excellent Harper Trust Schools along with a mainline station with Intercity service into St. Pancreas and First Capital Connect service to Kings Cross and directly on to the City. A local farm shop provides essential supplies with the neighbouring village of Bromham offering excellent local facilities from newsagents to chemists and a small supermarket. For more extensive shopping and leisure facilities one looks to the thriving and expanding town of Milton Keynes and for artisan shopping and weekly open air market the Georgian town of Olney is close by. Burdelys Manor is well located with immediate access onto a network of bridleways and footpaths offering miles of off-road walks and riding opportunities. For the golfing enthusiasts, Bedford County Golf Club is located on the outskirts of the village and Woburn Golf and Country Club with its three championship courses are within a half an hour drive. DIRECTIONS (MK43 8TT) The village of Stagsden is accessed off the A422 and Bury End Lane is located on the eastern side of the village, clearly sign posted Wick End/Bury End. Proceed all the way to the top of the lane and after ¾ mile the entrance gates to Burdelys Manor will appear on your right just prior to the entrance to The Warren. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water is shared via private supply pipe, mains electricity septic tank drainage, oil fired central heating to radiators. Broadband: Current download speed of 36Mbps and upload of 7.3 Mbps. Fibre broadband is available in the lane but not currently connected. Local Authority: Central Bedfordshire Council. Tel: 0300 300 8000 Outgoings: Council Tax Band "G". Paying £3,309 for the council tax year 2021/2022 Tenure: Freehold. Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the sole agents Jackson-Stops Woburn Office Tel - 01525 290 641 Northampton Office Tel - 01604 632 991