Why buy this home?
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. This wonderful example of a period home is in exceptional condition throughout. It has a mix of contemporary and traditional finishes and is perfect for someone who is not looking to do any work.
Entering through the front door, you are welcomed by the first of two reception rooms. It is currently being used as the dining room and has ample space for a six-seater dining table. There is a fireplace which could house a log burning stove should the new owner desire one and an exposed brick wall gives a mix of old and new. Oak effect laminate flooring flows past a large understairs storage cupboard and leads into the lounge. As the reception rooms are of a similar size, this first one could also be used as the lounge if having it at the front of the home was preferred.
A cosy lounge is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of tea or something stronger in front of the TV after a long day. There is another fireplace here which currently has an electric log stove in it but as with the dining room could be opened up to house a log burner. There is a window that looks out to the garden and a door that leads to the stairs.
The kitchen is at the rear of the property and leads directly out to the garden. It is a good size with shaker style units and Oak effect work surfaces providing a country cottage feel which is sympathetic to the age of the property. Low level storage units run the length of one side of the kitchen and the work surfaces over them give plenty of space for food preparation. Fitted appliances include a fridge/freezer, a dishwasher, and an oven with a gas hob over it.
Upstairs there are two double bedrooms and a bathroom. The main bedroom is at the front of the property and is neutrally decorated. There is a fitted wardrobe and space for further furniture if required. The second bedroom is in the middle but still has a window that overlooks the rear garden. The current owner has utilised every bit of space in here with perfectly positioned furniture around the chimney breast to maximise space.
As with the theme of the rest of the property, the bathroom is finished to a high standard. Fitted with a traditional style suite consisting of a W/C, a wash hand basin, and a bath with wooden panelling around it. Over the bath is a rainfall shower head, and grey tiling on the floors and walls create the perfect mix of contemporary and traditional.
The southwest facing, rear garden is a good size and a sun lover's dream as it is a real sun trap. A patio is the perfect place for al-fresco dining and socialising with friends and it leads to a lawn with flower beds either side of it where you can add your own touches and colour to the garden. A gate takes you to a passage way that leads to the front of the property which means you do not need to keep your bins at the front of the property.
At the rear of the garden is a recently installed summer house which is currently being used as a home office. If you did not need a home office it could be used as a games room or studio, or even a bar! It is fitted to a high standard and has an extra storage area in which to keep your gardening equipment.
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 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.
Council tax band: B