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Why buy this home?
Available with no upper chain, this family home with scope to extend even further and a spectacular garden backing on to woodland, has come to the market for the first time in over 40 years.
The approach from the driveway to the front door gives you the feeling you are about to enter a home that has been loved for generations. A path past a well-maintained front garden with mature plants and shrubs, including a lavender and a beautiful hydrangea, leads you to the front door.
After entering the property, the entrance hall has doors to the W/C on the left, dining room on the right and the stairs to the first floor are directly in front of you.
The dining room is the first of three reception rooms and is a fantastic size where you can easily fit a large dining table, perfect for family meals or when hosting friends. A floor to ceiling window at the front allows light to flow into the property and double doors allow the room to be closed off from the lounge should you require.
Continuing through the double doors from the dining room, you are welcomed by a generous lounge which allows you lay out your furniture in many ways. One suggestion would be to ensure that a seat was positioned in front of the sliding patio doors allowing you to admire the stunning garden and the wildlife that often frequents it.
The extension across the rear of the property has not only created both a larger lounge and kitchen, it has also created a spacious study. A large window overlooking the garden means you won't feel locked away and isolated if working from home.
Continuing the theme with the rest of the downstairs, the galley kitchen is a great size and has ample storage and worktop space. There is space for appliances including fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Fitted appliances include an electric hob and an oven and grill. An understairs storage cupboard has enough space to store items such as a vacuum cleaner and an ironing board and tiled flooring throughout the kitchen means cleaning up any mess is easy. There are dual aspect windows and a door that leads out to the side providing easy access to both the rear and front gardens. Positioned under the window at the rear is further worktop space which has been cleverly thought out to double up as a breakfast bar - the perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee whilst looking out at the garden.
Originally built as a four-bedroom home it has been altered to now have three good size bedrooms. The main bedroom overlooks the garden and the woodland beyond it. We think that waking up in this room and drawing back the curtains to look out at the garden every day would be a pleasure. It is large enough to fit a king size bed, bedside tables, and a chest of drawers. It also has a fitted double wardrobe.
Like the main bedroom, the second bedroom is a double and has dual aspect windows to the front and side. It currently has a double bed, free standing wardrobe and a chest of drawers and it does not feel cramped. The third bedroom is currently set up as a single but with the removal of the fitted dressing table, it would fit a double bed.
The upstairs accommodation is completed by a fully tiled bathroom with a white suite comprising a W/C, wash hand basin and a bath with electric shower over it.
All the rooms are accessed from a spacious landing which has loft access and an airing cupboard.
The rear garden is nothing short of amazing and it is a real sanctuary. It has been designed in a way that means there is colour all year round as the array of mature flowers and shrubs rotate with the seasons. The elevated patio overlooking the garden is the perfect place for al fresco dining, to enjoy a drink with friends or to simply keep an eye on the children whilst they play. Trees and bushes enclose the lawn and backing on to the woodland gives you a real sense of peacefulness and privacy. As there is nothing surrounding the home, the garden is flooded with sunlight all day long.
More about the location...
Linslade is an English town located on the Bedfordshire side of the Bedfordshire-Buckinghamshire border (and roughly a third-way between London and Birmingham). It borders the town of Leighton Buzzard, with which it forms the civil parish of Leighton-Linslade.
Linslade has no high street. Small, family run shops are clustered at the "Centre of Linslade", where three arterial roads converge to cross the canal and river. (Note, however, that Linslade's "Centre" is not its geographical centre.) Many of these buildings are Victorian in origin, as are all pubs, and the Hunt Hotel.
In recent years the area between the river and the canal has been redeveloped - adding Waitrose, Tesco, Aldi, and Homebase superstores. Other high-street stores and boutique shops, restaurants, bakery and butchers can be found in Leighton; or, failing that, at Milton Keynes. There are also corner shops.
Bedfordshire operates a three-tier education system, with Lower-, Middle and Upper Schools. Linslade has three Lower Schools (Linslade Lower, Southcott Lower, and Greenleas Lower) distributed relatively evenly across town; with a Middle School (Linslade Middle) and an Upper school (The Cedars) located opposite each other, on the edge of town.
The principal Leighton-Linslade facilities within Linslade are Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre, which includes a swimming pool and indoor sports courts; Leighton Buzzard Golf Club and Leighton Buzzard railway station.
Linslade has two semi-wild park areas. Linslade Wood (colloquially called Bluebell Wood) is a mature woodland dating back to at least the 16th century. Tiddenfoot Pit, a former quarry, turned into a lake and wildlife area. Both are managed by Greensands Trust. Stockgrove Country Park and Rushmere Country Park are nearby.
Additional there are parks suitable for teenagers to kick around a football, and for dogs to run about, as well as fenced off play areas for young children, containing slides and swings.
In 1963 the Great Train Robbery took place at a site near Bridego Bridge, between the villages of Cheddington and Linslade. Every time a Great Train Robber was caught law dictated that they had to be brought back to the small court house at Linslade to be charged.
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