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Bedford Road, Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, MK17

Guide price £1,095,000

5 Beds 3 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: WOB230024


*** VIEW OUR VIDEO TOUR *** A CHARMING GRADE II LISTED, FIVE DOUBLE BEDROOM, DETACHED COTTAGE SET IN SECLUDED AND MATURE SOUTH FACING GARDENS OF ABOUT HALF AN ACRE. THE PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN. Valentine Cottage is a substantial and superbly presented period property with part dating to the 17th century, it is set well back from the road and offers potential to provide an Airbnb income. Much of the original character remains within the older part with numerous exposed wall and ceiling timbers, quarry tiled floors, vaulted ceilings and a part thatched roof. GROUND FLOOR A solid timber front door provides access to the entrance area with coat hanging space. This leads to the sitting room where there are staircases to the basement and the first floor, a door leads to the rear terrace. The kitchen/dining/family room is extremely impressive, being fully fitted with a range of Oak floor and wall mounted cupboards together with an ''island' with additional cupboards and a 1½ bowl sink set into granite work surfaces. There is ceramic tiled flooring and a built-in Bosch dishwasher. The dining/family area has a bay window overlooking the rear garden plus a log burning stove, double doors open to outside. Off the snug is the cloakroom with a WC and wash basin, this room did have a shower cubicle which has been removed and now provides space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The dual aspect snug has window to the front and doors to the rear plus an attractive former inglenook fireplace in exposed brick with timber beam over. A step down leads to a study and a second staircase rises to the first floor, there is also a door to a lobby with a door to the front. Steps down from the snug lead to the utility/2nd kitchen which is fitted with floor and wall mounted cupboards plus a deep bowl ''Belfast' sink. It has a quarry tiled floor, tiled work surfaces, plumbing for a washing machine and an insulated hot water tank. Off the utility room a staircase rises to bedroom 5 with a window to the rear, Off the sitting room a door opens to a staircase down to the lower ground floor which is extremely spacious and has natural light having windows at the front and rear, there is also a built-in cupboard. FIRST FLOOR A staircase from the snug rises to Bedroom 1 which is dual aspect and has fitted cupboards. On the landing is a store cupboard and door to a bathroom fitted with a white suite comprising bath, low level WC and wash basin. In the more modern part of the property on the landing there is a Velux window to the front and fitted cupboards. Bedroom 2 has window to the front, bedroom 3 is triple aspect with a fitted cupboard and bedroom 4 is dual aspect with a built-in cupboard. Also on this floor are two shower rooms, both have shower cubicles, low level WC's and wash basins. OUTSIDE In total the plot extends to nearly half an acre. The property is accessed by a part block paved and part gravel drive which provides parking space for numerous vehicles. We understand from the vendor there is a current planning permission for the construction of a double garage if required. There is access at both sides of the property to the rear garden. The rear garden is south and south-west facing and is laid mainly to grass and stocked with a variety of mature trees (including fruit trees), shrubs, hedging and a small spinney. There is a stone and block paved terrace which is an excellent entertaining area. There is also a number of garden storage sheds. There is an external boiler house with gas fired boiler which provides radiator central heating throughout the property. LOCATION The village of Aspley Guise is a popular residential area located on the edge of the Woburn Estate. The village has good local facilities including church, public houses, hotel, primary school and is close to the prestigious Woburn Golf Club. Nearby Woburn Sands (1½ miles) offers excellent shopping on a day to day basis and has a wide rage of amenities. 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-known 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 reasonable travelling distance. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas are connected. Gas fired central heating. Local Authority: Central Bedfordshire Council. Tel: 0300 300 8000 Outgoings: Council Tax Band "G" Tenure: Freehold. EPC Rating: Exempt as Grade II Listed Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the sole agents Jackson-Stops. 1 Market Place, Woburn, MK17 9PZ. Tel - 01525 290 641 The plan shown on the final page of this brochure is for identification only and not for contract purposes.