Colmworth Road, Little Staughton, MK4 (ref: 247884)Shortlist
- Sharnbrook Secondary School catchment
- Traditional cottage
- Great village location
- Peaceful countryside views
- Separate two storey annexe/workspace/gym
- Main bedroom with sheltered private balcony
- Barn-style outbuilding
What it's got?
White Rose Cottage, Colmworth Road, Little Staughton
Little Staughton is a fantastic Bedfordshire village from which people rarely choose to move once theyve had the privilege to live there.
Within easy walking distance of White Rose Cottage you have a great village store supplying local produce and everyday essentials, good schools that provide wrap-around child care, a friendly doctors surgery and pharmacy, a great pub whose reputation locally is outstanding - and acres of open countryside.
White Rose Cottage itself is a charming mix of traditional english country cottage and comfortable family home, and it has some surprising features that offer great potential, such as a two-storey extension that has its own entrance. If you needed to run a business from home or provide regular guest accommodation, this part of the house would be perfect.
The main house is roomy, relaxed and great for family life. The space has been carefully planned and altered over the 25 years the current owners have been there to adapt to their changing needs. The result is a building that respects the original cottages history but that is fit for purpose, practical and versatile.
The solid wood front door is made from reclaimed boards and leads to a boot room with a slate-tiled floor offering underfloor heating when needed. A set of French doors lead out into a pretty rear courtyard/seating area, great for enjoying the peaceful countryside that extends as far as the eye can see behind the cottage. You can choose to enter the independent two-storey annexe or the main house from this point.
Should you choose the main house you discover the spacious main living room with its fireplace and multi-fuel burner and French doors, again offering access to the rear of the property with its fantastic views over fields. Traditional ledge and brace doors made from floorboards originally found in the cottage give access to a hallway and a second front door with useful vestibule area.
The hallway shows the original cottage off to its best with its traditional beams and cosy atmosphere. The dining room that leads off from the hallway is lovely and bright with French doors onto the main lawn area outside, great for indoor/outdoor entertaining when the weather is right.
White Rose Cottages kitchen is ageless in design with solid oak cupboards and bronze slate flagstones on the floor benefiting from underfloor heating. A door leads out to the garden where a lawn area is surrounded by mature shrubs and trees. Theres a chicken run and coop, and, again, those amazing views across the paddocks and fields behind.
At the opposite end of the kitchen is a separate utility room with its own access to the rear of the property, and a downstairs cloakroom.
Running along the back of the cottage is a path lined with raised planting beds incoroporating a cold-frame section, and which is covered by a balcony above. This leads to the courtyard area where you can sit and enjoy the peaceful countryside location, sheltered and in total privacy. Further along is a useful shed space currently used for bikes and lawn mower storage.
Upstairs the cottage has a lofty gabled landing area big enough to be used as an office space if needed, and access to the loft storage areas. The sunny family bathroom is naturally brightened by a skylight in the roof, and consists of a combined shower/bath, basin and WC.
The bright and airy main bedroom is a great size and its quirky design is totally in sympathy with the character of the cottage. A set of French doors lead out onto a sheltered balcony area that overlooks the fields and gives countryside views all around - great for enjoying a peaceful morning coffee in the summer.
The en-suite bathroom is a great size with walk-in shower, bath, underfloor heating and sandy coloured travertine tiles.
There are two further double bedrooms, one with built-in storage and the other with windows overlooking the front and rear of the house. Both of these rooms feature the traditional beams and character of the original cottage lending them an air of creativity and a strong sense of history.
Back downstairs, and into the annexe that is separated from the main house by the boot room, you can access a large reception room with a welcoming fireplace and multi-fuel burner. This versatile area could be used as an office, playroom or even a gym. In the neighbouring room there is currently a sauna.
Upstairs in this part of the house are a further two rooms, one currently used for domestic storage and the other as a home-office and consulting room. A superb picture window lights the stairwell and air conditioning has been installed to help maintain a constant temperature. The ceilings are pitched and clever storage compartments have been incorporated into the design of the rooms.
To the front of the property is a gravelled parking area and barn with wood storage/seasoning compartments and useful storage cupboards for tools and car maintenance equipment.
All in all White Rose Cottage offers a really versatile space for family life or working from home in a peaceful village setting. Little Staughton has all the essential amenities you would need and a very supportive community, offering the security and sense of belonging so important to life in a semi-rural location.
If youre looking for the best kind of balance between country life and modern convenience youd be hard pressed to find a solution that offers more potential than this well-loved home.
Stamp Duty Due
Based on a sale price of £600,000 the total amount of stamp duty payable will be:
Last updated: The calculators have been updated following the introduction of a stamp duty holiday until 31st March 2021.
* This value is based on the standard rate and not applicable to first-time buyers or buy-to-let / second home buyers.
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- Status: Available
- Reference: 247884