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- Council Tax Band B
Why buy this home?
The location of this property is brilliant as you have everything that you require on your doorstep, making it ideal for someone who does not drive. The train station is approximately a two-minute walk away and if you catch a fast train, you can be at London Euston within 32 minutes, making it a commuter's dream. Leighton Buzzard High Street can be reached by foot in approximately ten minutes, with Tesco and Aldi even closer. If you only need a pint of milk or a loaf of bread, there is a local convenience shop nearby and you have the choice of local pubs and takeaways just a stone's throw away. If you have a dog, the station park is at the bottom of the road for a quick morning runabout and Linslade Woods is approximately a 15 minute stroll for those who need a longer walk.
After entering through the front door, you are welcomed by the first of two spacious reception rooms, the lounge. A large bay window to the front allows light to flow into the room and it has cleverly designed, built in storage underneath. There is an open fireplace which could house a log burning stove, should the new owner desire one, but has been used by the current owner in its present state. More built-in storage around the fireplace has created two bookshelves with cupboards underneath them.
Walking through the lounge and past the stairs you come to the dining room which has enough space for a six-seater dining table. As the reception rooms are similar in size this could be used as the lounge if preferred. Understairs storage provides the ideal place to hide the items that are not in use every day and a door leads out to the rear garden.
Following on from the dining room is a fantastic, re-fitted galley kitchen which has marble effect work surfaces, grey units and subway tiles giving it a fresh, contemporary look. It has a fitted electric oven, an induction hob with an extractor over it, and space for a fridge freezer. Tiled flooring is easy to clean and a window looks out to the garden. A utility area between the kitchen and the shower room provides the perfect space for a washing machine and there is a floor to ceiling cupboard which houses the boiler and still has lots of storage space leftover.
A fully tiled bathroom completes the accommodation on the ground floor. A fresh white suite consists of a wash hand basin with a vanity unit, W/C and a p-shaped bath with a shower over it. Continuing the theme from the kitchen, grey tiling on the walls adds a modern touch and a window ensures that it can always be properly ventilated.
Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, with the larger of the two at the rear of the property and is the one that is currently being used as the main bedroom. There is enough space to fit a king size bed with bedside tables either side of it, a wardrobe, and a chest of drawers. There is also space for a computer desk without the room feeling claustrophobic. The second bedroom again comfortably fits all the bedroom furniture you would require. In what used to be a cupboard over the stairs, you will now find a toilet and a wash hand basin. This means you do not need to go downstairs if nature calls in the middle of the night, so it may be preferred to use this bedroom as the main bedroom.
The tiered rear garden is a brilliant suntrap in the summer and a fabulous area to socialise with friends. A patio area leads down on to a small lawn with raised flower beds which are being used to grow vegetables. The garden room would make a great home office or beauty studio for someone working from home and there is a passageway that leads to the front of the property.
Please note that there is a right of access over the property from a neighbour.
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: B