Half way along a quiet lane in the popular Bedfordshire village of Blunham sits 73 - 85 Grange Road.
The brilliant design of the house means that all the main rooms - the master bedroom, snug and cavernous kitchen/garden room - all have stunning views of the countryside that opens out behind it. And the use of internal space and height is ingenious. From the moment you walk in the front door, where the staircase opens up in front of you, what you sense is the generosity of the rooms.
The master bedroom is bathed in light from the enormous picture window and the vaulted ceiling. It has a well-sized dressing room/walk-in wardrobe and a spacious bathroom with double sinks.
The actual specification of the en-suite facilities and family bathroom is at the discretion of the buyer and can be discussed at this point with the vendor.
Three more very spacious bedrooms (two with their own en-suite shower rooms) occupy the first floor, along with a family bathroom and some clever storage areas. All the practical considerations needed to keep the space clutter-free and easy to use have been thought about and built in to the design of the house, wherever possible.
Downstairs the most striking room has to be the enormous kitchen, dining and garden room area. Again, no detail about how the spaces are used has been overlooked. There is underfloor heating and a multi-fuel burner to keep the space warm, and a generous kitchen area with a large island so you can cook and socialise when guests visit. (Again, the actual specification of the kitchen can be discussed with the vendor at this point.) Huge bi-fold doors open out onto the garden for indoor/outdoor activities and offer mesmerising views of the fields beyond the house.
The rest of the ground floor also has underfloor heating and another multi-fuel burner in the sitting room means you can get the temperature just right, perfect for when youre relaxing.
The snug is spacious enough for the whole family and for entertaining, and the study (located between the dining area and the boot room is a private room situated slightly away from the bustle of the main living spaces.
Perfect for teenagers, guests or grandparents, above the garage is an annexe style suite with a living area, bedroom and shower room. There would be scope to make this a completely independent apartment with its own access separate from the main house or it could, alternatively, be used as an office/studio space.
The landscaping around the house and garage is yet to be finalised, and can be discussed with the vendor.
Blunham is a popular Bedfordshire village ideally located for commuting to London and Cambridge. The well renowned Harpur Trust Schools in nearby Bedford are great for families seeking an excellent education for their children, and the neighbouring village of Willington is on one of the bus routes.
Based on a sale price of £1,500,000 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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