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Eggington, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7

Guide price £825,000

Under offer

5 Beds

REF: WOB210061

THE PROPERTY

A CLASSICALLY STYLED DOUBLE FRONTED VICTORIAN HOUSE SET ON A GOOD SIZE, PRIVATE AND ELEVATED PLOT WITH OPEN COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS TO THE REAR. West Hill is an impressive and spacious period property of Victorian origin with more recent additions, and is offered with the benefit of no chain. The house stands proudly in the centre of a plot with mature gardens on all four sides and, with its elevated position, takes full advantage of attractive views over farmland and countryside. The gardens are a very respectable size being in the region of 1/3rd of an acre with a number of fine mature trees, including an old orchard area, and planted borders which offer a good degree of privacy. Accessed via a small country lane, to one side there is a large garage and parking, and there are plenty of peaceful walks into the countryside and woodland beyond. In line with the Victorian style, internally the rooms are well proportioned with tall ceilings and sash style multi-paned windows, and with character features such as attractive fireplaces, exposed floor boards and stripped pine doors. With two staircases the accommodation is versatile offering the ability for the much in demand home office space or even annexe facility on the ground floor for an extended family. A viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the family and lifestyle opportunity that West Hill offers. GROUND FLOOR A period style entrance door leads into a welcoming hallway with an original moulded arch, with stairs to the far end which rise to the first floor with a cupboard under. Leading off from the right of the hall, the sitting room is a light dual aspect room with feature open fireplace and wooden floors, as well as French doors which provide access to the rear terrace and garden. A study, the family room (/bedroom 5), shower room and a good size rear hall (currently a piano room) all flow off the sitting room and they can be arranged to provide an independent annexe/teenage suite or even the much in demand self-contained home office area. Being a classic double-fronted house the dining room leads off to the left of the entrance hall and has an attractive fireplace and wooden floors. The dividing wall to this and the kitchen could be removed to offer a larger open plan kitchen/diner if required. The kitchen itself is fully fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted cupboards together with a single bowl sink set into the work surface, and appliances include, electric double oven, four ring ceramic hob, extractor, fridge and dishwasher. The kitchen provides access to a large utility room, with doors to both the front and back garden, and to the garage. The utility area is fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted cupboards, together with a single bowl stainless steel sink unit and work surfaces. There is a washing machine, tumble dryer and an understairs cupboard along with a handy ''stable' door leading to rear garden for when working outdoors. A set of stairs rises to a good size landing, significant loft storage area, and the 4th bedroom. FIRST FLOOR In the main house, a bright landing overlooks the rear garden and all the bedrooms radiate off the landing. The main bedroom has pleasant views with a range of fitted wardrobes comprising two doubles and one single. A door leads to an en-suite shower room fitted with a white suite comprising shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin, a low level WC and complimentary tiling and access to substantial storage. Two further double bedrooms again have attractive views across the countryside. The family bathroom is fully tiled with a a white suite comprising panelled bath with MIRA shower over a bath, a pedestal wash basin, wc and a large airing cupboard that houses an insulated hot water tank. From the utility room, a second staircase leads to a landing area with access to a surprisingly large storage area and bedroom 4 above the garage. The room is over 16ft square with eaves cupboards and has pleasant views to the rear and side. This room could also be used as a home/office or games room for noisy teenagers, or potentially converted to a separate annexe etc. OUTSIDE A significant and very appealing feature of the property is the mature grounds set around the house which offer different areas for relaxing, entertaining, and spaces ideal for children to play in. Throughout the front garden there are lawns interspersed with mature planting, shrubs and a variety of native trees, with hedgerows that gently screen the property and offer privacy. A pathway leads to the front entrance door, and for vehicles a double garage is set to the left hand side and accessed via double five bar gates which open to a gravel drive with parking space for two cars. The garage has the benefit of a remote controlled electric door and also houses the oil fired central heating boiler. The south west facing rear garden is extremely private and backs onto farmland, it is mainly lawned and with flower beds and borders stocked with a variety of plants including roses, peonies and a wysteria, and also apple and plum trees, that once formed part of a more substantial farmhouse orchard. A paved terrace directly behind the house is an ideal area for outdoor entertaining and barbecues etc. There is a garden shed, outside tap and external lighting. LOCATION The village of Eggington is a traditional farming village, offering all the charms of a country lifestyle, whilst benefiting from a play school, church and restaurant and easy access to more cosmopolitan attractions. A local farm shop within walking distance provides for everyday needs, and more substantial local shopping facilities are available in Leighton Buzzard and Woburn with even more extensive shopping and leisure facilities available in Milton Keynes and Luton/Dunstable. The neighbouring village of Stanbridge has a lower school with pupils progressing to a selection of schools in Leighton Buzzard. The village whilst retaining a rural charm is readily accessible to the major road network (A5 and M1 Junctions 9, 12 & 13) and rail links with the mainline station at Leighton Buzzard with a journey time to London Euston of approximately 35 minutes. Air travel is available locally at Luton with Gatwick, Heathrow and Stanstead all within easy travelling distance. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected. An oil fired boiler serves radiator central heating. Local Authority: Central Bedfordshire Outgoings: Council Tax Band ''G' Tenure: Freehold. EPC Rating: ''D' Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the sole agents Jackson-Stops. 1 Market Place, Woburn, MK17 9PZ. Tel - 01525 290 641