A Privately Situated Beautiful Country Home Situated in an Idyllic and Peaceful Spot Overlooking the Ancient Woodland of Maulden Wood, With Numerous Outbuildings, including Home Office and Stables, Paddocks, Gardens and Annexe Potential. No Chain. Paddocks Extending to 2.8 Acres
Grade II listed five bedroom equestrian & country home set in an extraordinarily beautiful spot which enjoys privacy and tranquillity and yet located just 5 miles form the mainline station to London St Pancras, enabling London to be reached within an hour.
Old Woodside Farm offers so much flexibility to a number of lifestyles. Mutligenerational living is ideal with the current studio building lending itself for conversion to an annexe (subject to planning). The equestrian facilities are excellent with predominantly green sand based post and rail paddocks, five well constructed stables, hay barn, tack room and no main road outriding. More importantly accessing Maulden Wood`s 149 hecatres of forest lanes and bridleways.
The main house is Grade II listed originating to 17th Century with later additions and offers very well balanced accommodation with an abundance of original features and exposed timbers throughout, with the benefit of generous ceiling height. The house is totally secluded form the lane and enjoys aspect over the gardens and paddocks toward the wood. Furthermore there is a superb oak framed double garage, brick built home office with views over the land and garden.
Ampthill 2.6 miles, Flitwick 4 miles, Woburn 10 miles, Bletchley 15 miles, Milton Keynes 16 miles, Cambridge 38 miles
Mainline train services: Flitwick to London St Pancras International 50 minutes
International Airports: Luton Airport 15 miles, Stanstead 39 miles, Heathrow 49 miles,
Old Woodside Farm is a perfectly situated country & equestrian home, not only offering total peace and quiet with a great deal of privacy but being perfectly situated for a swift commute to London in under an hour by car or train. The property is gated off a no through country lane which in turn provides off road riding into 149 hectares of Maulden wood, and ‘owns the rear view` up to the edge of the wood. Abutting farmland and yet within a small local community.
The superb Bedford School and Bedford Girls School along with Broughton Prep are located within 25 minutes drive with popular Beechwood Park within 40 minutes. There is a lower school in Maulden and further local state schools are Russell Lower School and Redborne Upper School & Community College, both located in Ampthill. Further details can be found on www.isc.co.uk and www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk
Local, Shopping and Recreational
Local shopping is found within Maulden which also provides several pubs. The wonderful market town of Ampthill offers a fabulous variety or restaurants and shopping facilities including Waitrose. Woburn is within 15 minutes with its popular park and safari.The extensive walking, cycling and leisure facilities are found at the nearby Chiltern Hills which also provides gliding. Local golf is found at The Milbrook Golf Club.
Old Woodside Farm
Properties such as this are rarely available to the market. Gated from the no through lane, the property is very private with lots of `kerb appeal`, dating back in part to 17th Century, the property offers a lot of character and soul. Set back in its plot with beautiful landscaped gardens to the front, side and rear, the farmhouse enjoys exceptional aspect from its principle rooms and bedrooms.
To the ground floor are three excellently proportioned reception rooms, all of which have fireplaces/log burners. The kitchen/breakfast room overlooks the rear and has access to the garden. There is also a ground floor shower room and utility room.
There are two staircases in the property to the first floor and the oldest part of the house really is a feast of original features with exposed timbers in all rooms. There are five bedrooms one of which is multi-room linked but can be easily sectioned off to create a private bedroom. The principle bathroom is located off the landing.
The driveway leads down the edge of the plot to the oak framed garage at the rear, with parking in front and a further drive leading to the rear gate where a gravel drive accesses the area outside the Studio building. The gardens are a particular feature, well established with interesting array of flower borders, vegetable beds and mature trees. At the bottom of the garden is a covered eating area, enjoying the beautiful views the rear.
The grazing is on a green sand base which means that the land is far better quality for use with horses than clay. Laid out in four paddocks of varying size. The principle stable yard is on concrete base with two brick built stables and two timber stables with electric and water connected, enclosed within a small yard, this in turn provides gated access to the paddocks.There is a further `isolation stable` located in a separate block with a covered grooming area next to it a tack room.
The outriding is accessed from the no-through lane to Maulden Wood, which means totally safe outriding.
Nearby competition yards are Bury Farm Equestrian Centre and The College Equestrian Centre both within 35 minutes drive.
Total land 2.87 acres
The house itself provides three reception rooms, one of these could be utilised as a ground floor bedroom as there is already a shower room in situ on the the ground floor.
Alternatively the superb Studio/Games Building is ideal for use as ancillary annexe accommodation subject to any planning requirements/building regs.
Studio/games room with attached barn and stable
Oak framed double garage with electric roll doors, storage over, power and light
Pentagon shaped brick and timber built barbecue/outdoor dining area
Detached home office with power, light and heating, fully double glazed
Brick built garden store room
Open sided pole barn
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Unitary Authority: Bedfordshire County Council
Council Tax: Band `G`
Services: Mains water and electricity, oil fired central heating, Drainage via Bio disc Klargester tank
EPC Rating: EXEMPT
Fixtures & Fittings: Unless mentioned specifically all fixture, fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale.
Particulars Prepared by CRB MAY 2021.
Property Code CV,EQ,SH,TL
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.