North End, Bletsoe

4 Bed Detached House


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About this property

Key Features
  • Grade II Listed
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Countryside Location
  • Stunning Views
  • Detached Garage
  • Contemporary Finish

Ground Floor

As you enter through the kitchen door, you are immediately greeted by a feeling of style and charm. The kitchen space has been designed around the original features, with a central beam framing the room. There is an excellent range of floor and wall-mounted painted shaker-style units, an AGA with a module, AEG oven and microwave, a wine cooler, an integrated dishwasher, and an induction hob. The kitchen opens to a breakfast/dining area that leads to a downstairs WC and utility room with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer, and this room has a door leading to the courtyard. Moving on from the kitchen, there is a formal dining room with exposed beams and triple-aspect views of the garden. Leading from the dining room, there is an inner hallway that leads to the snug, which can also be accessed from the kitchen and hosts an inset log burner. Adjacent to the snug, there is a formal sitting room, which has a further log burner, exposed beams, and dual-aspect views of the landscaped gardens.

There is a separate study leading from the kitchen breakfast room, with patio doors leading to the garden. At the end of the property and as part of an extension, there is a significant games room with AC, two sets of bi-folding doors leading to the front of the home and a door to the rear. This room has been enjoyed over the years, hosting many parties. Finally, on the ground floor, there is part of the old garage that is now utilized as a further storage space. The downstairs at Gilbert Cottage has a range of very versatile spaces, offering privacy if required while enjoying wonderful entertaining spaces.

First Floor

Accessed via a separate staircase bedroom one offers excellent space and privacy, this room has bespoke fitted wardrobes, a stylish ensuite shower room, and views over the gardens. Bedroom two accessed via the main staircase has further built-in wardrobes excellent ceiling height and views over the front of the home.

The main family bathroom is a generous size with a free-standing bath walk-in shower cubicle and contemporary sanitary ware. Bedroom four can be accessed via the main bathroom or stairs at the end of the home this room has character features and leads to a landing space with excellent eaves storage and access to bedroom three, this room is located above the games room and has bespoke storage and an ensuite shower room with large walk-in cubicle, this room has a dedicated staircase and access back along the central landing.


The gardens at Gilbert Cottage are truly spectacular. Not only do they offer magnificent views across the open countryside, but a huge amount of care has gone into developing this space into a formal garden with mature shrubs and borders. There are several areas for enjoying the views, and the main feature of the external space is the custom-built Oak pergola, completed in recent years, which offers market-leading entertaining space.

The pergola includes a pizza oven, butler sinks, work surfaces, a large seating area, heaters, and lights. At the front of the property, there is a garage with electric doors and parking for six vehicles, as well as a gravel driveway leading to electric double gates.

Gilbert Cottage is a magnificent home heavily complemented by superb gardens and entertaining facilities.


Located between Bletsoe and Riseley this charming location in North Bedfordshire, offers 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.