- The agent dealing with this property is Richard Poole.
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The current owners purchased this home as an upgrade from a period two-bedroom property because they wanted to raise their family in a house that provided modern conveniences.
Why buy this home?
The established, residential development of Billington Park is ideal for families thanks to its play areas, open spaces and even a running track to keep the children mobile and off their computers!
On entering the property there is an entrance hall with space for your shoes and coats and a re-fitted WC on the left-hand side.
The accommodation downstairs has been opened up by the current owner which is great for keeping an ear out for the children in the lounge, if you are cooking in the kitchen. The lounge is a fantastic size and offers versatility when deciding how to set out your furniture. The stairs are accessed from the lounge which provides additional storage underneath them.
Leading on from the lounge is the dining area where you can comfortably fit a a six seater dining table. There are sliding patio doors leading out to the garden which allows natural light to flow through into the property.
The kitchen has been modernised to a high standard and has plenty of units and worktop space. Integral appliances include a dishwasher, gas hob, cooker hood and double oven. There is also space for an American style fridge/freezer. The highlight of the kitchen is the breakfast bar which is perfect for informal meals, entertaining or an area where children can do their homework.
There is a door leading from the kitchen providing internal access to the garage where an additional sink has been installed and there is plumbing for a washing machine. Dog owners would look at this space and smile as it is a great area for drying the dog after a wet walk in the fields, without the need to enter the house. The rear of the garage is in the process of being converted which will provide a great office space for someone working from home.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two of these are doubles and there is a good size single bedroom which could become a great nursery. The main bedroom benefits from a fitted wardrobe and an en-suite shower room. In addition to the en-suite, there is a family bathroom which limits any potential confrontation when people are getting ready in the mornings.
There is a large loft at the property which provides ample storage but also lends itself for conversion (subject to the relevant permissions) should the new owner require.
Outside of the property to the rear there is a good size garden which is great for social gatherings as it is a real suntrap. The patio area has been well positioned ensuring every bit of sunlight is absorbed and can be enjoyed late into the summer evenings. If the current owners were to stay at the property, they had planned a single storey extension across the rear of the house. Although the planning application has now lapsed, the plans are available to view on request.
At the front, there is driveway parking for two vehicles in front of the garage and a small garden which has just been upgraded to artificial grass.
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 affordable 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.