About this property
- 3/4 Double Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Off-Street Parking
- Triple Car Port
- Character Features
- Countryside Views
- 1/3 Acre Plot
This impressive Grade II listed cottage boasts three/four bedrooms and spans over 1,960 sq. ft. of versatile living space, offering a seamless blend of history and modern comfort. The meticulously maintained grounds, measuring over 0.34 acres, provide a charming backdrop to a property that projects warmth and character.
This charming village home has had many guises in its past. Formerly used public house until 1885, it has undergone significant renovation and restoration to make it the versatile family home it is today. It also used to be the village bakery and still houses the original bread oven in one of its many outbuildings.
The property is primarily entered through the side entrance which is accessed through the private gated driveway. The inner hall has limestone flooring and is a spacious and bright area. It provides access to all reception rooms, downstairs W/C, and bar area which leads to the dining/family room.
The sitting room is at the heart of the cottage and features and large inglenook fireplace with an inset log burning stove and hardwood flooring.
The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room showcases slate flooring, shaker-style units, a five-ring gas range cooker and integrated appliances including a fridge, a freezer and a dishwasher. There is a raised seating area overlooking the garden and feature beams throughout the kitchen.
There is a large double bedroom situated on the ground floor which is thoughtfully designed for multigenerational living.
To the rear of the property, there is a further living space with a log burner and sliding doors to the rear garden. This room also provides access to the utility area and shower room. The utility has plumbing for a washing machine and dryer as well as a cooker point, providing the potential to have a second kitchen and converting this area into a granny annexe.
The owners have also created a bar area between the sitting room and living space.
On the first floor are three bedrooms, each boasting vaulted ceilings with character exposed beams.
The master bedroom is light and airy as it benefits from dual aspect windows. It also features a built-in cupboard.
The second bedroom is double in size and is accessed through the dressing room/fourth bedroom creating versatility depending on the owner’s requirements.
A family bathroom completes the upper level, offering a stylish three peice suite which includes a feature roll top bath.
Gardens & Location Summary
The rear garden is fully enclosed and features a lush lawn bordered by flower beds, shrubs and mature trees. There is a paved outdoor are ideal for entertaining. At the rear of the garden is an enclosed section which houses raised flower and vegetable beds. There is also a back gate which provides access to Riseley’s beautiful countryside and a wealth of footpaths that surround this North Bedfordshire village.
Beyond the property, a gravel drive stretches its way to the garage, barns, and a triple carport, providing parking facilities for up to ten cars. The outbuildings span an impressive 1,339 sq. ft.
Riseley is a charming village located in North Bedfordshire, offering a range of local amenities such as a village shop, a primary school and a public house/restaurant. In addition, there is a park, a gym and various sports clubs including football, cricket and bowls.
The property is situated in the catchment area for the highly-regarded Sharnbrook Academy and is within a quick 6-minute drive of Kimbolton School, while the renowned Harpur Trust schools in Bedford are just 11 miles away.
Additionally, Bedford railway station, located approximately 10 miles away, provides services to St. Pancras with a journey time of just 43 minutes.