Ampthill Road, Maulden

5 Bed Detached House

£800,000 Guide Price

Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3 Reception Rooms 3 View Floorplan Property Video

About this property

Key Features
  • Annexe
  • No onward Chain
  • Open Plan Kitchen
  • Double Garage
  • Off Street Parking
  • Character Features
Description

The original part of the cottage dates to the 17th century and boasts charming features including exposed beams, timbers, and brickwork.

In 2017, the owners made significant improvements, including adding a contemporary open-plan kitchen/breakfast/family room. The property now offers approximately 2,700 sq. ft. of ample living space.

Ground Floor

As you enter through the front door of Thatchwell Cottage, you are greeted with one of two staircases which lead to four dual-aspect bedrooms. The entrance hall offers access to the dining room and large internal hallway which has an exposed brick floor and offers a snug area that is currently being used as a home cinema.

The internal hall also provides access to the large open-plan Kitchen and breakfast/family room. The kitchen is equipped with modern conveniences, including flush high gloss units, Quartz work surfaces, and integrated appliances such as dual ovens, a gas hob, and a Villeroy and Boch double sink with boiler tap. It also has a high vaulted ceiling with exposed ironwork and Velux windows allowing ample light to flood the room. There is also a walk-in pantry with additional storage and plumbing for appliances. One of the main features of this room is the bi-fold doors connecting to the garden terrace, creating a great space for socialising.

The dining room offers an abundance of character features, including an inglenook fireplace, exposed beams, and hardwood flooring. It is dual-aspect with views over the front and rear gardens, there is also access to the sitting room.

The triple-aspect sitting room also has an inglenook fireplace with a log-burning stove, stairs leading to the second floor and access to a study which has exposed brick flooring and French doors to the rear courtyard.

First Floor

The master bedroom is in the centre of the property with dual aspect windows, fitted wardrobes and access to a Jack and Jill bathroom.Bedroom two has double doors opening onto a balcony that overlooks the garden. It shares a bathroom with bedroom three.

Bedroom three can be accessed by either staircase allowing it to be shut off from the master, providing privacy for all bedrooms. This is a rare feature in period properties such as Thatchwell Cottage.

The fourth bedroom is located at the opposite end of the property and has access to the family bathroom. All of the bedrooms benefit from built-in wardrobes and storage space.

There are three bathrooms on the first floor that have all been updated in recent years. The main bathroom can be utilised as an ensuite to the master or shared with bedroom three.

Gardens and Grounds

The cottage's gardens are a standout feature, offering high screening and privacy. There are two separate driveways—one located to the front of the cottage and the other to the rear which provides access to a double garage with power, two up-and-over doors, and a side door.

From the garage, steps lead to the self-contained annexe, which has its own council tax in band A. The annexe features a dual-aspect kitchen/dining/sitting room, a double bedroom, and a shower room.

The rear garden is particularly impressive, enclosed by a combination of high hedgerows, trees, and close-boarded fencing. It includes a cobbled seating area, a paved terrace with well-stocked borders, a lawn area, an ornamental fishpond, a brick and timber-framed summerhouse, a garden shed, and a log store.