- The Agent dealing with this property is Richard Poole - please press number 5 when calling.
- Council Tax Band D.
- EPC rating to follow.
- Completed upper chain.
Why buy this home?
Completed upper chain.
Leighton Buzzard Train Station is approximately a 10-minute walk away with regular trains to London Euston in 30 minutes. Mentmore Park, the Grand Union Canal and Tiddenfoot Lake are all within walking distance and there is a good choice of schools nearby, making this a much sought after location.
People often say that they look for a feeling when purchasing a property and it is hard to not get that feeling with this one. It gives off a homely vibe as soon as you enter it, and it has been lovingly maintained by the current owners.
An entrance hall sets the tone for a property and this one does not disappoint. Directly opposite the front door there is a large cupboard to store your shoes, keeping them hidden away. The size of the hallway allows you to maneuverer pushchairs easily and the laminate flooring makes for easy cleaning if any muddy or wet footprints are left after walks to Tiddenfoot Lake or along the canal.
The living room is off the hallway, and it is accessed via a set of impressive sliding timber doors. It provides a more formal space to entertain friends and family away from the main living accommodation, or simply somewhere to enjoy some peace and quiet. If not needed as another living area, it offers flexibility to the new owner and could be a playroom, an office, or even another bedroom.
Spanning across the rear of the home and measuring over 30ft is the L-shaped kitchen/diner/family room. This sociable area certainly gives you the wow factor. It has solid wood flooring in the dining and family area and lots of windows flood the room with light and give amazing views out to the rear garden.
A 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 is designed with lots of storage units so you can be sure everything you need in a kitchen has its rightful place, and it has Tristone work surfaces. Fitted appliances include a washing machine, a dishwasher, a fridge/freezer, an electric oven and grill, and a microwave. There is a door in the kitchen that leads to the side of the property to access the garage and garden. A breakfast bar with a beech wood work surface is the place to enjoy a morning coffee and look for wildlife frequenting the garden or even somewhere to keep an eye on children doing their homework.
Before you enter the family area, there is space to position a large dining table. The family area has built in corner seating under dual aspect windows, another place to enjoy looking out over the garden. The current owners have a three-seater sofa positioned in front of a wall mounted television, a coffee table and a sideboard, and there is ample room for additional furniture should you need it. The open plan layout means that people aren’t restricted to separate rooms and can all easily be together when hosting special occasions or catching up at the end of a busy day.
A contemporary shower room with a walk-in shower completes the downstairs accommodation and it is fitted to an extremely high standard. It has a heated towel rail, built in storage, and a window that provides natural ventilation.
The rear garden is an exquisite space to enjoy and much bigger than the gardens you usually get in this location. Continuing the theme from inside the home, it is impeccably presented. As the garden backs on to a bowls green and tennis courts, it isn’t overlooked which gives you a real sense of privacy. It has a pergola which provides shelter from the summer sun and somewhere you can enjoy meals outside during the warmer months. Tucked away in the far corner of the garden is a summer house where you can relax with a book. There are also two sheds and a children’s playhouse. It even has its own dedicated area for growing produce and a pond with a water feature.
Back inside and upstairs, there is a large cupboard with sliding doors on the landing. The main bedroom is at the front of the home and has two fitted wardrobes, leaving lots of space for a big bed! The second bedroom is also a comfortable double and has its own fitted storage. The third bedroom is currently being used as an office, but it is a good-sized single bedroom that would make a wonderful nursery if needed. As with the other two bedrooms there is built in storage in here too. (Note that this bedroom has been virtually furnished to show it as a bedroom).
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