The property retains a number of period features such as an inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and timbers, rustic tiled floors and some exposed brickwork. These all blend sympathetically with the modern day amenities which include a bespoke hand painted kitchen and modern sanitary ware. There is a range of outbuildings requiring some refurbishment which could be adapted for alternative uses, subject to obtaining the necessary planning approvals. There is also a courtyard area, an oak framed triple width carport and extensive lawned areas incorporating three ponds.
Grade II listed detached property
Three reception rooms
Bespoke fitted kitchen
Ground floor shower room
Oak framed double glazing
Oil to radiator heating
Plot of approx. 2 acres
Range of outbuildings and garaging
A solid wood entrance door leads to the entrance hall which overlooks the courtyard to the front and open fields and countryside to the rear. There is an inglenook fireplace with an inset bread oven which houses a log burning stove. The rustic tiled floor continues through to the dining room and two staircases lead to the first floor. The shower room is fitted with a white suite and has a shelved storage cupboard.
The dual aspect sitting room is at the far end of the house and overlooks the gardens. There is a stone fireplace housing an oil fired log effect burning stove, and a range of low level fitted bookshelves. The dining room, which also has dual aspects, has a part exposed brick faced wall. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a bespoke range of painted Shaker style pine units with complementary work surfaces and an inset Belfast sink. There is space for a freestanding cooker and integrated appliances include a dishwasher and fridge. An inglenook fireplace houses a double oven Rayburn which serves the hot water supply and the radiator in the bathroom, and there is also a built in shelved storage cupboard. A rear lobby leads to the courtyard and the WC, and a throughway leads to the utility room. This has painted storage cupboards and a Belfast sink, and space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
There are two staircases to the first floor, one leading to the master bedroom and bedroom two and the other also leading to bedroom two as well as bedroom three, bedroom four and the family bathroom. The master bedroom has dual aspect windows overlooking the gardens, and a feature brick fireplace. Bedroom two has a built in wardrobe and a shelved storage cupboard, and bedroom three has a built in shelved cupboard and a part exposed brick wall. The family bathroom is fitted with a white traditional style suite which includes a double ended bath and a bidet.
The property is approached by a single track lane with a timber five bar gate leading to the driveway. This provides access to the outbuildings and the detached three car carport which is of timber framed construction with featherboard elevations and has power connected. A detached brick built outbuilding incorporates a single garage to the side and a workshop/general storage area to the rear. This outbuilding requires some renovation work. The gardens, which are mainly laid to grass, extend to approximately 2 acres and surround the property. There is a courtyard area, with an ornamental pond, at the front of the property. The garden is fully enclosed with views over open fields and countryside.
An orchard has a variety of fruit trees including damson, peach, apple, mulberry and quince.
Ravensden is approximately 3 miles north of Bedford, and local amenities include a public house/restaurant, local general store, church and a village lower school. Bedford town centre offers more comprehensive shopping facilities. Rail services from Bedford to London St. Pancras take approximately 35 minutes.