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Why buy this home?
The property has a mixture of contemporary and character features and has everything that you need within walking distance, making it ideal for somebody who does not drive. Tesco and Aldi supermarkets can be accessed by only a short walk and the Grand Union Canal is perfect to take a stroll along to the Globe Pub for a Sunday roast.
As is tradition with homes built in this era, there is a long entrance hall with the stairs to the first floor and a door leading to the ground floor accommodation. There are mosaic style floor tiles and there is ample space to hang your coats and store your shoes.
The door from the entrance hall leads you into the dining area and the high ceilings give this room a real sense of space. You can comfortably fit a six-seater dining table so hosting friends or family will be no trouble and laminate flooring makes cleaning up any spills easy. There is a large window that looks out onto the rear garden which could be changed to a door should the new owner prefer this option. Fitted storage units are built in around a chimney breast and are brilliant for hiding away the items that are not often used.
Without doubt, the star of the show in the lounge is the open fireplace. The current owners have a large corner sofa positioned in front of it and this is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a cup of tea or something stronger! Carpeted flooring gives the lounge a cosy feel and sunlight streams in from a large bay window to the front. As with the dining area, there are fitted storage units on either side of the fireplace.
The kitchen has been upgraded by the current owners and has duck egg shaker style units with grey work surfaces. There are subway tiles around the kitchen and these provide a splashback over the hob. Fitted appliances include a Bosch oven and induction hob and an extractor fan, and there is space for a washing machine and a fridge/freezer. There is a window to the rear and a door that leads out on to the garden.
Like the kitchen, the shower room has been renovated. It is fully tiled and has a large walk-in shower cubicle, a toilet, a wash hand basin with a vanity unit and a heated towel rail. A window provides ventilation avoiding any condensation issues.
The well-proportioned rear garden is a blank canvas and an opportunity for someone with green fingers and some imagination to put their own stamp on it. Steps lead up to a lawn which follows on to a patio area that is bathed in sunlight.
A basement completes the downstairs accommodation and is currently being used for storage. The current owners have done some work to the basement but a full conversion would make a fantastic games room or playroom.
Upstairs there are three fantastic size bedrooms. The main bedroom is at the front of the property and has two large windows. This room has a super king bed, two bed side table, space for wardrobes and drawers and it still feels huge. The second bedroom is in the middle of the property and is another large double bedroom. Due to its size, this room could be used as the main bedroom should the new owner prefer as the window faces the rear of the property. The third bedroom also looks over the rear garden and is currently being used as an office. It would make a great child's room or nursery but could also be a guest room.
There is on street permit parking nearby.
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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