Keller Williams UK
2 bed Semi-Detached Bungalow Sold STC

Driftwood, Hartwell Crescent, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

£400,000 Guide Price

Property Description

  • The Agent dealing with this property is Richard Poole - please press number 5 when calling.
  • Council Tax Band - B.
  • EPC rating C.

Why buy this home?

Bungalows are often found on the edge of towns where you need a car to get to shops. However, this bungalow offers someone the chance to live in peace and quiet but still be within walking distance of all the amenities that Leighton Buzzard High Street has to offer.

The privacy on offer is apparent as soon as you enter the front garden of this home, creating a wonderful first impression. Mature trees and bushes create seclusion, making it a perfect area to enjoy a morning coffee in the sunshine. A path leads through a lawn where there are areas to grow your own fruit and vegetables, and you even have your very own grape vine!

Entering through the front door, there is a small entrance area where you can remove your shoes. It also means that the front door does not open straight into the property, keeping the house warmer in the cooler months.

The first room you come to is the kitchen/breakfast room which is a lovely space, fitted with handmade pine units and wooden work surfaces. Dual aspect windows allow in plenty of light and a ceramic butler sink complements the country style of the kitchen. A breakfast bar provides an area to enjoy light meals and refreshments, space for additional food preparation, or simply a place to sit and keep the ‘chef’ company.

What is nice about the layout of this bungalow is how well each room flows into the next, and directly off the kitchen is the sociable living room. This is a warm and welcoming room, decorated with neutral colours as well as laminate flooring that continues in from the kitchen. The size of the room means that you can arrange your furniture in a way that suits your requirements and there will still be ample room for visiting friends or family to be together and not feel cramped. The focal point of this room is the log burner, perfect for a cosy winter’s evening with a drink, watching the flames flicker.

The addition of a conservatory at the front of the property is the ideal place to enjoy a good book, or it could even be used as a craft room or an office.

When originally built, the dining room would have been a bedroom and it could be used as a bedroom again if single storey living was needed. As the home now has an upstairs bedroom, the current owners thought it would be better utilised as a dining room because it provides a space to entertain friends or family during more formal gatherings or celebrations.

Adjacent to the dining room is a bedroom which comfortably fits a double bed. There is a set of French doors that lead out to the rear garden and a fitted cupboard in which to store clothes.

There is a shower room on the ground floor that has a walk-in shower, ideal for someone with mobility issues. It has contemporary grey tiling, a wash hand basin with a vanity unit for storage, and a window that provides natural ventilation.

The whole upstairs is dedicated to the master suite, and it is a superb size. You could have a super king bed and wardrobes along one side of the room, whilst still having ample space for a dressing area if you wanted one. There is storage in the eaves of the room and further storage above the stairs that access the bedroom. An en-suite services the main bedroom where you can relax away from the rest of the home. It is fitted with a bathtub, a wash hand basin with vanity unit, and a heated towel rail.

The rear garden has a Mediterranean feel with lots of seating areas making it the perfect garden for hosting. It has everything that you would hope for from a garden – privacy, peacefulness, and tranquility. It is decked, meaning you do not have the worry of a lawn to upkeep, but it has lots of raised flower beds dotted around where you can add your own splashes of colour. There is a summer house with power so could be used as an office, as well as a separate shed for storing your garden equipment.

At the front of the property there is parking for two cars and a garage that has power and light.

More about the location...

Leighton Buzzard is a market town in Bedfordshire, near the Chiltern Hills and lying between Aylesbury, Tring, Dunstable and Milton Keynes.

The area has become an increasingly popular place to relocate to for workers from London, helped in part by its reasonably priced housing – a big attraction for young professional couples wanting to get their foot on the property ladder. Leighton Buzzard provides great access to the countryside and other parts of the UK like London, Birmingham, Cambridge and Oxford.

Leighton Buzzard is close to the M1 motorway and A5 road, and is served by Southern and London Northwestern Railway services on the West Coast Main Line railway at Leighton Buzzard railway station in Linslade. The railway operates non-stop commuting services to Euston railway station, with the fastest peak journey times less than 30 minutes.

Leighton Buzzard operates a three-tier education system with a selection of with Lower, Middle and Upper Schools.

The River Ouzel runs through the town as does the famous Grand Union Canal, which Leighton Buzzard is well known for. There is a lot of activity along the canal which residents can enjoy, from peaceful walks to fishing and waterside pubs.

There are many community events scheduled throughout the year including both the Food and Canal Festivals in the summer, Linslade in Bloom, Music in the Park and the Christmas Market.

A short drive from Leighton Buzzard is Ascott House which is set in a 3,200-acre estate and benefits extensive manicured gardens which you are free to enjoy. There is also Rushmere Country Park on the outskirts of the town which is an area of 400 acres of woodland, heathland and meadows for you to explore. This is a Greensands Trust site with a visitor centre and café.

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.
Council tax band: D

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