Albany Road, Bedford
5 bed house - semi-detached
Occupying one of the area's most popular addresses, this attractive late Victorian villa offers spacious rooms arranged over three floors and is presented in beautiful condition throughout. The accommodation includes two separate reception rooms, five bedrooms and a large kitchen/breakfast room with modern units, quartz worktops and integrated appliances. A sun room has been added to the rear of the kitchen, there is a family bathroom, an en suite shower room to one of the bedrooms and three further WCs as well as the added benefit of a cellar. There are plenty of period features with cast iron fireplaces in the reception rooms, recently stripped and varnished wood floors and refurbished sash windows. Heating is by gas to radiators. To the rear, there is a pretty town-style courtyard garden which affords some privacy from neighbouring houses. In all, this is a fine example of a period home located just off the Embankment. EER: E
The two separate, self contained reception rooms are conveniently connected by double doors. Both have working fireplaces, there is a bay window in the front sitting room and a newly fitted double glazed door to the garden from the rear reception. There is a ground floor cloakroom, access to the useful cellar from under the stairs and a part glazed door to the kitchen/family room. Ideal for family living, there is plenty of space for a dining table and the addition of the sun room to the rear.
The first floor provides three double bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room, and a further single bedroom or study. The rear section of the property could easily be separated to provide a bedroom/bathroom combination. The family bathroom is well appointed with a period style white suite including a free-standing bath and separate shower cubicle. There is also a further WC on the first floor.
Providing an ideal guest bedroom, the second floor provides a spacious double bedroom with space for a further study area. There is an en suite WC and access to loft storage.
The front garden is enclosed by a dwarf brick wall, wrought iron railings and gated, tiled pathway to the entrance door. A private, gated side passageway leads to the walled rear garden, which is mostly paved with some mature shrubs and trees providing some privacy.
Situated just a stone's throw from the Embankment, many of the towns most popular attractions are close to hand. Bedford town centre is on the doorstep and has a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants. The mainline rails station is also within easy reach and has fast links to London St Pancras. There is easy access to the Harpur Trust and other highly regarded schools including the outstanding-rated Castle/Newnham Primary. On the edge of the 'Castle Quarter' there is also a good range of local, independent specialist shops including butchers, bakeries and coffee shops/cafes.
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