Guide price £1,500,000
Mill Paddocks offers a rare opportunity to acquire a stunning modern country house enjoying all the benefits of a rural setting with excellent connectivity by road and rail. Under the watchful eye of the current owners the property was constructed eighteen years ago and great attention to detail went in to both the design and execution which is very evident on inspection. The house benefits from solid floors on both ground and first floor with underfloor heating throughout and all rooms are well proportioned with tall ceilings and many have reclaimed pine doors. The house is well presented and is a property that lends itself for modern family living together with entertaining on an intimate or large scale. For those requiring more space there is great potential to convert into the spacious attic that runs the entire length of the front of the house and could easily accommodate another two bedrooms and bathroom or indeed large games room. Offering privacy and protection are the mature grounds and paddocks that surround the house. Riding enthusiasts are well catered for with facilities on site and the ability to ride out from the property onto a network of bridleways and country lanes. It is a real lifestyle property and to fully appreciate its qualities and setting a viewing will be essential. A six panel hardwood front door opens into entrance hall with coat rail and display shelf. The part glazed stained glass doors open to reveal the flagstone floored reception hall lying in the heart of the house with all principle rooms radiating off and dogleg pine staircase gently rising to the galleried landing. A pair of antique pine doors open to reveal the sitting room which enjoys a triple aspect with feature brick fireplace with tiled hearth and canopy. Glazed french doors with matching glazed side lights open into the tiled garden room which benefits from stunning views out over the grounds and open rolling countryside beyond. A wood burner has pride of place in the corner and two pairs of french doors open onto the south and west facing paved seating and dining terraces with a further set which allows direct access into the stunning kitchen/dining/family room. The kitchen is slightly raised with bespoke handmade shaker base, eye and display level units by Nick Small with black granite work surfaces and inset two bowl enamel sink with mixer tap and drinking tap. The four oven deep red Aga has pride of place within brick recess and the mobile island unit with oak worktop provides further preparation surface and breakfast bar. The kitchen benefits from an integral dishwasher and there is a recess currently housing a Rangemaster fridge/freezer. A step leads down to the dining/family room ideally suited for modern 21st century living with large picture window overlooking the main paddock which gracefully falls away from the house and french doors lead directly out onto the extensive outdoor terracing. The inner hall allows access to the walk-in pantry with floor to ceiling shelving and fitted utility room with plumbing for washing machine and dryer. An internal stable door reveals the boot room with bench seating, boot rack and plumbing for additional horse washing machine. In the corner sits the oil fired central heating boiler. The partly boarded cloakroom lies off the hall with flagstone flooring and part glazed and tiled shower cubicle. The remaining room on the ground floor with views over the front drive is the study/playroom with electric fire and recessed cupboards along with display shelving to either side. FIRST FLOOR The galleried landing lies in the heart of the house with space for study/seating area if required. The master bedroom enjoys pride of place at the rear of the house enjoying wonderful rural views from a large picture window and Juliet balcony. Within the room are two fitted wardrobes and the dressing room offers further storage space and access to the en suite bathroom with corner shower cubicle. There are a further five bedrooms, three benefitting from fitted wardrobes and all served by the part tiled family bathroom. The deep airing cupboard ideally suited as a drying room with slatted wooden shelving houses the under floor heating manifolds to the first floor along with Megaflow pressurised hot water cylinder. The loft hatch in bedroom three reveals the retractable loft ladder currently offering access to the fully boarded loft currently utilised for storage and readily convertible into more accommodation if required. The loft currently provides 395 sq. ft. and the first floor landing was designed to accommodate a further staircase leading up to this level. OUTSIDE The property is approached over a gravel drive edged by lawn and trees with timber gates (electricity available) opening onto the main drive which gently falls down to the house and three bay English Heritage carport with two open bays and one enclosed. Picket fencing encloses the rose borders lying on either side of the front door and a mature wisteria and clematis run along the handmade brick front facade. A paved path runs around the southern gable end leading to the extensive paved south and west facing entertaining terrace enclosed behind mature hornbeam hedging and enjoying open rural views and the perfect location to relax and entertain. Outside the horrnbeam hedging is the formal lawn enclosed by post and rail fencing with paved path leading to the outdoor 10m x 5m swimming pool with tiled surround. The timber changing room doubles up as pool plant room and the pool is heated by calorex air source heat pump. EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES Lying on the northern side of the house is an enclosed gravelled courtyard providing generous gravelled parking and storage area with access to the wooden stable block with single stable, tack room and lean to hay store with concrete courtyard enclosed by post and rail fencing. The main paddock gently falls away and is bordered on three sides by mature hedgerows and extends to 2.75 acres. A smaller paddock lies to the west. THE MILL A historic feature on the local landscape is the grade II listed brick built mill which has been partly restored by the current owners and with relevant consents could provide further useful accommodation. The original running gear remains inside but not in situ. LOCATION The village of Upper Dean benefits from a primary school and public house. Kimbolton provides a good range of local shopping facilities with nearby Rushden providing further facilities including Waitrose supermarket and Rushden Lakes retail outlet. The village is within the catchment area for Sharnbrook school and private schools within a reasonable reach include Kimbolton (preparatory and public school) Oundle, Wellingborough and the renowned Harpur Trust schools in Bedford. For the commuter there are mainline train services from St Neots, Wellingborough, and Bedford stations into both London Kings Cross and St Pancras International, all within the hour.
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