Carriage Drive, Bedford

£450,000
Property Type

Detached House

Beds

x 4

Bathrooms

x 1

Tenure

Freehold

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Overview

  • 4 BEDROOM DETACHED FARMHOUSE
  • DOUBLE GARAGE
  • GRADE II LISTED
  • REQUIRES RENOVATION THROUGHOUT
  • QUIET LOCATION SET WITHIN A POPULAR VILLAGE
  • REAR GARDEN LAID TO LAWN
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  • CLOSE TO A RANGE OF LOCAL AMENITIES
  • GOOD SCHOOL CATCHMENT AREA
  • PRIVATE DRIVEWAY
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Description

This property lies north of the historic heart of Clapham village, positioned northeast of the junction where Green Lane intersects with Carriage Drive. Dating back to the late 16th or 17th century, Park Farmhouse is officially designated Grade II for its special historical value.

The farmhouse comprises an L-shaped structure: facing west stands an earlier timber-framed and cement-rendered range, partially reconstructed with brick on its west and south facades, capped by an aged clay tile roof. Adjacent to this is a later stone-built range extending east-west, boasting two storeys and an attic, predominantly covered by an old clay tile roof. A central chimney services the north-south range, while additional chimneys protrude from the eastern gable and the west end of the north elevation of the east-west range.

Modifications over time have included a single-storey brick lean-to extension with a pent roof on the southern aspect of the north-south range, along with a series of single-storey extensions and a contemporary canopy on its eastern side, concealing a stair turret positioned at the junction of the two ranges, visible at the upper level. Furthermore, a bay window from the late 19th century adorns the north end of the eastern facade, adjacent to its connection with the east-west range. Windows throughout vary in style, generally dating from the late 19th to the 20th century.

Inside, the main entrance leads into a hallway, branching off to a lounge, pantry, and kitchen within the east-west range, while a corridor provides access to a dining room and enclosed staircase. Continuing through a back door lobby, one finds the farm office, equipped with its own boarded door, a W/C, and a utility room in the extension beyond. Ascending the staircase leads to the first floor, where a corridor connects bedrooms and a secondary staircase leading to the attic within the east-west range, and additional bedrooms and a bathroom within the north-south range. The attic staircase ascends to a spacious living area occupying the western section of the east-west range, illuminated by a window in the gable end. A door in the eastern facade leads to another room lit by a Velux-type window.

Externally the property is accessed via a private driveway (from Carriage Drive) and also has a detached double garage/storage barn with W/C and rear garden predominantly laid to lawn.

LOCATION:

This property is located on the outskirts of Clapham village, approximately 2 miles to the north of Bedford Town centre and 3 miles east of a junction with the A421 which links junction 13 of the M1 to the A1. Bedford’s mainline railway station provides regular services to London St. Pancras with a fast train journey time of approximately 36 minutes.

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Compass Elevation for themselves and for the vendors of the property, whose agents they are give notice that: (a) these particulars are produced in good faith, but are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract; (b) no person in the employment of Compass Elevation has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to the property. These details are presented Subject to Contract and Without Prejudice as of MAY 2024.

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