Keller Williams UK
4 bed Detached House Sold STC

Sandy Lane, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

£750,000 Guide Price

Property Description

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

Why buy this home?

Often there is a list of non-negotiables when buying your forever home and this one undeniably fulfils a lot of them – location, space, condition, and garden. Located within one of Leighton Buzzard’s most desirable post codes and off the prestigious Heath Road, this extended family home is within walking distance of local schools and woodland, including Knolls Wood and even Rushmere Country Park – making it ideal for dog owners. Its close proximity to the A5 provides good road links north to Milton Keynes and south to the M1. It is in superb condition throughout and boasts a huge kitchen/dining/family room – perfect for modern day living, with bi-folding doors leading out to a beautifully manicured rear garden.

You want an entrance hall to give a great first impression, and this one certainly does that. Often, they can feel cramped and dark, but you are welcomed into this one through a recently installed composite door which has glazed opaque sidelights, granting privacy but still allowing in natural light. There is plenty of space for navigating push chairs, whilst laminate flooring makes for easy cleaning. There is bespoke understairs storage as well as an area to store the family’s and guests’ coats.

Positioned at the front of the house is the living room which is a lovely size and has a large window, allowing sunlight to flow in and create a warm, cosy place to relax. It is tastefully decorated with contemporary blue on the walls and there is an open fireplace which adds a classic touch to a modern home. Having this room provides you with somewhere to relax or host away from the family area.

As you enter the open plan kitchen/dining/family room, it is immediately apparent that you are somewhere very special, and it is undoubtedly the star of this home. If you love hosting and spending quality time with friends and family, then this is the room in which to do it. Whether you are cooking a meal or catching up over coffee, the space lends itself perfectly. It measures an impressive 22ft x 22ft which gives ample room for you to position your furniture in a way that suits your needs, and bi-folding doors lead seamlessly to the rear garden making it an extension of the home in the warmer months. The kitchen area has plenty of storage, including floor to ceiling units with pull out racks along one wall as well as pan drawers. A large island is the focal point and somewhere for informal meals or children to do their homework whilst parents are cooking. It has been thoughtfully positioned to look out over the garden and has a Quartz worksurface with a Siemens induction hob built into it. Other fitted appliances include a dishwasher and two ovens.

The utility room has a further sink and space for a washing machine, a tumble dryer, and an additional fridge freezer. There is storage in which to keep your cleaning products and any pet-related food and accessories. A side door leads out to the garden and the back gate, which makes it perfect for containing muddy shoes and paw prints after playing in the garden or walking in the nearby woods. The size of the utility room means there is plenty of room to store coats and shoes and there is also access to the integral garage. If required, the new owner could convert the garage to create further living space.

Every family home needs a room for children’s toys or a space for teenagers to hang out with their friends, and this one provides just that. The current playroom is well-proportioned and has a set of French doors that lead out to the garden. A new pocket door allows full separation from the kitchen/dining/family area if needed but it can also be left open for parents to keep an eye on younger children. This room has been previously used as an office and offers so much versatility to the new owner.

The downstairs accommodation is completed by a W/C.

The size of the private rear garden makes it a dream for a keen gardener or a family with children. It has been well looked after and has a border filled with colourful, mature shrubs running the length of it. A large patio is the perfect place for a family BBQ and there is a composite decked area on which to position your summer furniture and relax in the sun. If you have ambitions to grow your own produce, then this is your opportunity as the garden has raised beds that you could stock with plenty of fruit and vegetables. There is a summer house that can be used to relax away from the main house or, as it has power to it, could be used as an office or a games room.

Upstairs, the house has three large double bedrooms and a good-sized single bedroom. The main bedroom easily accommodates a super king size bed as well as all the furniture you would require, while the four-piece ensuite gives you an escape from the main bathroom and somewhere to get ready in peace. The second and third bedrooms are both extremely generous doubles so it shouldn’t cause too many arguments when deciding who gets what room. The fourth bedroom is currently being used as an office but would make a lovely nursery or bedroom for a younger child. These bedrooms are serviced by a fully tiled, contemporary shower room, complete with a large walk-in shower.

At the front of the property there is paved parking for at least three cars in front of an integral garage which has an electric roller door. There is also a small lawned area.

AGENT NOTE - The agent is selling this home for a family member.

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 and A5 , 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: E

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