High Street, Riseley
- Over 2,200 Square Feet including Excellent Space for Homeworking.
- Four Comfortable Bedrooms and Five Reception Rooms.
- Rustic Kitchen with Hand-Built Cabinets and Hardwood Counters.
- Exceptional Plot Approaching a Quarter-Acre of Mature, Fully-Stocked Gardens.
- Well-Served Village Convenient for Major Road and Rail Links.
A delightful peg-tiled C17th cottage, well positioned a fine mature plot backing onto open countryside within this sought-after and convenient location. The property has been sympathetically upgraded and improved by the present owners to offer comfortable, characterful accommodation with modern comforts to complement its fine original features, including exposed timbers, latch doors and brick fireplaces.
The front door opens into a lobby area which opens to both the snug and spacious sitting room with brick inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of hand-built cabinets and is separated from the breakfast/dining room by vertical timbers. There is also a large and practical laundry/utility room.
The snug is currently being used a fifth bedroom and features an adjacent shower room. The rear hall provides access to the study and the excellent garden room with wood burning stove and attractive bay window with French doors opening onto the gardens. There is a staircase from the rear hall up to the large second bedroom/studio with washbasin which, with the nearby shower room, makes an ideal guest suite.
A staircase rising from the dining/breakfast room leads to the first floor split level landing. There are three comfortable double bedrooms and a charming bathroom with Heritage suite.
A particular feature of Cannon Cottage is the fabulous outdoor environment, with its formal gardens seating areas, productive vegetable plot, expansive lawn and outstanding field views.
The gardens are extensive yet beautifully private and have been fully landscaped to offer a variety of specimen trees and shrubs, a gravelled seating area accessed from the kitchen as a second brick terrace with pergola and climbing vine accessed via the garden room.
There is a green house/potting shed, a second substantial GREEN HOUSE approx. 9' 10" x 8' 2" (3.00m x 2.50m) and WORKSHOP 13' 9" x 9' 10" (4.20m x 3.00m) with power and light.
The driveway to the left hand side provides vehicular access to the rear.
Grade II Listing
The property is described by English Heritage as:- House, formerly 2 cottages. C17 and later. Colour washed rough cast over timber frame. Old clay tile roof. 3-bay plan, NE bay being later addition. 3 flush sashes with glazing bars to ground floor, 2 2-light horizontal sashes with glazing bars and one 3-light leaded casement to first floor. No. 44: front door in line with red brick double ridge stack. No. 46: door blocked in, red brick integral gable end stack, one storey lean-to addition to gable end. Roof has band of C19 fishscale tiles.
Marketed by Town-and-Country.
Riseley is a very popular North Bedfordshire village with excellent access to both Bedford’s and Kimbolton’s amenities. There are lots of countryside walks and the village has its own Primary School and is within the catchment of Sharnbrook Upper School. There is a popular Public House/restaurant and a general store. Nearby Bedford and St Neots mainline railway stations offer fast and frequent services to London’s St Pancras International station. Bedford’s southern bypass (A421) links the A1 at the Black Cat roundabout with the M1 at Junction 13.
From Kimbolton, travel towards Stonely and turn right past the Castle to Bedford/Pertenhall (B660). At the bottom of the hill turn right signposted to Riseley and continue through Swineshead into the village. Continue along the High Street and the property will be found on the left hand side, just before the turning to Gold Street.
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