Why buy this home?
This spectacular bungalow is finished to an exceptionally high standard, with environmental impact and quality of life key to its design. Solar panels provide hot water and heating, and a heat recovery ventilation unit provides a clean, fresh environment in the home whilst delivering heat from the recycled air. Bought by the current owners in 2013, they have designed, extended and remodeled the bungalow to create a sensational place to live which anyone would be proud to call their own.
All of the accommodation is accessed via a spacious entrance hall that has a walk-in pantry and a cupboard for coats and shoes.
Entering the open plan living area, it is immediately apparent that you are somewhere very special. Through the glazed gable end, you catch a glimpse of the beautiful, manicured garden, while the vaulted ceilings give a sense of grandeur. Six meter bi-folding doors bring the outside inside, with the slate tiled flooring flowing almost seamlessly out to the raised patio, making it an extension of the home in the warmer months. The open plan layout means that people aren't restricted to separate rooms and can all easily be together when hosting special occasions. However, if you didn't need three bedrooms, you could use one of them to create another living area. The current living area and kitchen have underfloor heating throughout, providing energy efficient heating and lowering your energy costs. A set of double doors from the lounge area provides internal access to the garage which is currently being used for storage. This could be converted to create more living space should you require it.
A further benefit of open plan living is that it allows anyone preparing a meal to be a part of the gathering without being shut away in a kitchen on their own. The kitchen has plenty of storage including pull-out corner units and pan drawers to maximise space and there is a breakfast bar for informal meals. There is a fitted electric oven and a gas hob which has a filtered extractor over it. The smell of cooking is something you don't want to linger in your home, especially with an open plan property. The extractor fan and the ventilation system, which extracts stale air, both ensure that this certainly isn't an issue here. There is space for a dishwasher and an American style fridge/freezer.
A sleek staircase leads up to a mezzanine area which could be used as a fantastic office space if you work from home. A glass balustrade creates a viewing platform overlooking the rear garden, creating the perfect place to sneak off with a book and a cup of tea. This area also includes two sets of eaves storage, providing ample space to store items not in everyday use.
The laundry room houses the water tank and controls for the solar thermal heating system. There is space in here for a washing machine and a tumble dryer meaning they can be shut away and not heard when in use.
The main bedroom is a fantastic size, and it could easily fit a super king size bed along with bedside tables. The current owners have built a fitted wardrobe which has space saving doors and drawers. This bedroom is serviced by an en-suite which has a walk-in shower cubicle. Grey tiles, gloss storage units and silver fittings provide a stylish, modern finish and another Velux window provides natural ventilation.
Bedrooms two and three are similar in size and are both comfortable doubles. Bedroom two has enough space to have wardrobes either side of the bed and bedroom three has a sliding fitted wardrobe.
As with the rest of the property, the family bathroom is fitted to a superb standard. White marble effect tiles on the walls perfectly complement the grey effect ones on the floor and a grey bath panel ties everything together. Contemporary, gloss storage units allow you to hide away your toiletries and a Velux window allows natural light to flow in.
The rear garden is nothing short of outstanding. A raised patio is ideal for al-fresco dining or a place to catch up with friends in the sunshine. Steps lead you down to a pathway through a lush green lawn with beds full of colourful flowers on either side. There is a further patio at the end of the pathway, this patio is positioned in front of a garden room. Currently being used as a workshop, the garden room already has power to it and could make an excellent office or a playroom. The garden is completed by raised beds that would be perfect for growing your own produce and as the garden faces south, you will never be short of sunshine!
At the front of the property there is a freshly block paved driveway with room for numerous vehicles, ensuring no parking issues.
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.
Council tax band: D