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PROPERTY FEATURES

  • OVER 4500 SQ FT OF LIVING SPACE
  • OVERALL PLOT OF 1.1 ACRES
  • PRIVATE VILLAGE LANE LOCATION
  • ELEVATED AND OPEN VIEWS
  • 4 LIVING ROOMS AND KITCHEN/BREAKFAST
  • 5 DOUBLE BEDROOMS 2 ENSUITES
  • GARDENS AND PONY/RECREATION PADDOCK
  • AMPLE PARKING AND DOUBLE CAR PORT

THE PROPERTY

SET IN A PRIVATE AND ELEVATED LOCATION ON THE EDGE OF THE VILLAGE ENJOYING OPEN VIEWS - THIS SUBSTANTIAL DETACHED FAMILY HOME HAS GROUNDS OF 1.1 ACRES. Enjoying a private but not isolated position along a true village lane, Sandfield House takes advantage of its elevated plot and offers attractive views over paddocks and countryside beyond. Standing prominently in its garden and grounds of 1.1 acres, the house is approached via a private drive and has garden and pony/recreational paddock. With over 4,500 sq ft of accommodation, including four spacious living rooms and five double bedrooms, three with ensuites - the house is an ideal family home. THE ACCOMMODATION A particularly spacious and welcoming entrance hall has a turned spindled staircase rising to the first floor along with two useful storage cupboards and a guest cloakroom. Flowing from the main hall a further inner hall leads to the sitting room which is an impressive 32 ft x 18 ft and features a working inglenook style open fireplace and grate. There are two pairs of double doors providing access to the terrace. Beyond the sitting room a study, also with doors to the terrace and a bay window with views which makes an ideal home office. The kitchen lies to the right of the main hall and there is potential to remove the dividing wall to the dining room to create an even larger kitchen/diner and family room. The kitchen itself has a fine oil-fired, red, four oven Aga set into a brick fireplace recess with an overmantel. There is a range of base and wall units in pine with an enamel butler sink unit with two built-in dishwashers and an electric cooker point. The room is triple aspect with a deep bay window to the front and a boot room provides a useful area when coming in from the garden as well as additional storage. Similar to the sitting room, the dining room is a very generous size and has double doors opening onto the terrace along with two decorative china/display shelved cupboards. From the main hall a covered passage provides access to a garden cloakroom with doors to both the front and rear and leads to a large games room, converted from the original double garage. To complete the ground floor a utility is located off the inner hall and has assorted cupboards and a sink unit. FIRST FLOOR All the bedrooms radiate off the spacious galleried landing which has a useful storage and additional airing cupboard. Overlooking the garden and paddock, the main bedroom is dual aspect and has a range of fitted wardrobes. The ensuite comprises a bath, two wash basins, wc and bidet with ceramic tiling. A guest suite also has pleasant views and three built-in cupboards with an ensuite shower and bathroom. There are three further dual aspect double bedrooms with the third also having an ensuite bathroom. The family bathroom also has a walk-in shower cubicle with wc, wash basin and bidet. OUTSIDE Sandfield House is approached over a tarmac drive with brick entrance piers and provides parking for six to eight cars along with a double covered carport. The drive is edged by well stocked and planted borders and sweeps up to the house and carport. There is pedestrian access to both sides of the house with a side gate leading to the terrace and garden. Directly to the south/west side of the house, a large paved terrace is bordered by raised flower beds with a pergola covered walk way which provides an ideal area for evening drinks and barbecues. Beyond the terrace there are good sized lawns which lead to the pony/recreation paddock which has post and rail boundaries. There are assorted trees and shrubs amongst the garden borders along with a storage shed. Within the paddock there is a field shelter for ponies or livestock. There are assorted courtesy lights and taps around the property and garden. The oil storage tank is concealed to one side of the house. LOCATION Heath and Reach is a traditional village located four miles to the south of the market town of Woburn and is easily accessible to the centre of Milton Keynes which provides superb shopping and leisure facilities including the impressive Xscape Centre, an excellent theatre complex and many restaurants. Facilities available in the village include lower school, Co-op, post office and hairdressers. Nearby Leighton Buzzard (two miles) has a wide variety of shops including Waitrose, banks and a weekly Market. Nearby Woburn provides a fine selection of public houses and restaurants and world famous championship golf courses. Rail connections are excellent with trains taking 35 minutes from Leighton Buzzard to London (Euston) and also from Milton Keynes Central. Luton Airport is approximately 30 minutes away with the M1 motorway about 10 minutes' drive. The area is well served for sporting activities and in particular Woburn Golf Club offers three championship courses. There is a wide choice of schooling, both state and private including Stowe, Harpur Trust Schools in Bedford, together with excellent preparatory schools in Swanbourne House and Bury Lawn, both within easy reach of the village. DIRECTIONS LU7 0BQ From the centre of Woburn proceed out of the village along Leighton Street. After 2 miles, at the roundabout take the second exit signposted Heath and Reach/Leighton Buzzard. Once in the village of Heath and Reach, travel along the High Street past the village stores and travel past The Dukes public house and take the left turn onto Eastern Way follow the lane and Sandfield House is second drive on the left hand side and easily identified by a name plaque on the entrance drive. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating and private drainage. Local Authority: Central Bedfordshire Council. Tel: 0300 300 8000 Outgoings: Council Tax Band "H" Tenure: Freehold. EPC Rating: "E" Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the sole agents Jackson-Stops. 1 Market Place, Woburn, MK17 9PZ. Tel - 01525 290 641