Mill Road, Thurleigh
4 bed cottage - detached
**RURAL PROPERTY WITH 3.5 ACRES**
This characterful grade II listed detached thatched cottage occupies a rural location some four miles outside of the town. The main part of the house was constructed in 1650 and has been significantly extended and sympathetically improved over the years. The accommodation now features a spacious country style kitchen/dining room with hand built Oak units and a Rayburn oven and hob which also fire the oil central heating system and Megaflow hot water system. There is a cosy living room with Inglenook fireplace, a separate dining room with a solid fuel burner and a ground floor bathroom with shower cubicle and a separate WC. The ground floor is completed with a guest bedroom at the far end of the cottage, which has an en suite shower room. On the first floor there is a self-contained double bedroom and the largest of the bedrooms leads to a further double which could be adapted to an en suite or be used as a study, nursery or dressing room.
Totalling around three and a half acres and surrounding the property, the outside space is of particular interest. There is an open plan lawn to the front of the property and off road parking for several vehicles. To the left hand side, a double garage and attached workshop with boarded loft has been built and there is additional parking in front. To the right hand side of the property, there is an orchard with apple, pear, cherry and plum trees. There are also gooseberries, raspberries and red and blackcurrants. There is gated access directly from the road through the orchard to two paddocks, a large further paddock beyond and an additional strip of scrubland to the rear. There is also a large chicken run with pond. Immediately to the rear of the cottage, there is a secluded patio and a more intimate lawned garden. In addition to the garage and workshop, there are numerous outbuildings including a stable, sheds, two greenhouses and a summerhouse.
Situated on the edge of Thurleigh, there are some amenities close by including a farm shop and cafe/restaurant. Bedford town centre is some five miles away and has a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars. Both Milton Keynes and Cambridge are within easy reach by car and there are fast links to London St Pancras via Bedford's mainline rail station.
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