Ouse Valley Farm is a beautifully appointed, good looking village home, parts of which date back to 1740, and which was substantially extended and improved just three years ago to create a large family home that now extends to in excess of 4,000 square feet.
The property is accessed from an enclosed entrance porch with a quarry tiled floor that leads through to a spacious reception hall that has a solid Oak floor, exposed beams and stairs rising to the first floor.
The dining room with its feature fireplace is off the reception hall and allows access to the living room, that stretches from the front to the back of the property and has ceiling surface mounted speakers and a wood burning stove, and also to the living/kitchen/breakfast room that is the heart of this wonderful property. Both rooms have solid Oak flooring.
The kitchen area is comprehensively fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted units that incorporate integrated appliances including a wine cooler. There is also a large matching island with a breakfast bar and bi-fold doors look out on to the rear garden. There is solid Oak flooring and celling surface mounted speakers. A utility room, with a cloakroom off, is adjacent to the kitchen.
Further ground floor accommodation includes a snug off the reception hall that leads to a double bedroom with its own bathroom.
On the first floor there is a sumptuous master suite with a large bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and 'his and hers' en suite facilities that offer a separate shower room and a separate bathroom, with a copper bath, both accessed via dressing areas with ranges of quality built-in wardrobes.
There is gas fired central heating, double glazing and underfloor heating in the kitchen, utility room and the bathrooms.
There is also a guest room with an en suite shower room and two more double bedrooms that share a large beamed family bathroom with a bath and a separate shower.
Externally there is a pretty fenced front garden and parking for at least three vehicles to the side.
Double gates lead to further parking and to the former garage that is now equipped as a gym but that could easily be converted back and which has lots of built-in storage.
To the rear there are substantial patio areas close to the house and around the raised heated swimming pool that has the added advantage of an Automatic Pool Safety Cover and a Zodiac pool heater which we understand is one of the most economical on the market. The remainder of the garden is laid to lawn and bounded by a mixture of fencing and hedges. There are outside lights, power points and water taps.
Biddenham lies just to the West of Bedford and is the closest village to the town with Duck End Lane, a quiet no through lane, being just two miles from Bedford's mainline railway station offering fast and frequent services from 34 minutes to the city and beyond. Biddenham is ideally located to take advantage of Bedford's link to the A421 that connects the M1 at Junction 13 with the A1 at the Black Cat roundabout.
Biddenham is a prosperous village with three schools, Biddenham International School and Sports College, St James' VA Primary School and St James' & St Gregory's Catholic Primary School and a Public House. The Biddenham Pavilion in the centre of the village offers a wide range of opportunities both sporting and social to include two hard tennis courts. Biddenham is also ideally situated for access to Bedford's town centre for shopping and recreational facilities as well as for Bedford's wealth of private schooling offered by the Harpur Trust and others.
Energy Efficiency Rating E
Council Tax Band G
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