High Street, Riseley
- Beautifully Presented, Meticulously Renovated Period Residence.
- In Excess of 2,500 Square Feet including Five Bedrooms and Three Bath/Shower Rooms.
- Wonderful Outside Entertaining Space
- Double Garage, Exterior Home Office
- Comfortable, Characterful Accommodation with Fine Original Features.
- Sought-After and Well Served Village, Convenient for Major Road and Rail Links.
A handsome C17th Grade II Listed detached residence, set well back from the road on an attractive plot within this sought-after and convenient location. The property has been substantially upgraded and sympathetically improved by the present owner to offer comfortable, characterful accommodation with modern enhancements to complement its fine original features, delightfully combining exposed timbers with contemporary bathrooms and kitchen fittings.
To the side of the property, there is a recessed porch with outside coach lamp and hardwood/part glazed door opens into a tiled entrance vestibule with cloaks cupboard, leading then to the reception hall. The spacious living room features two attractive walk-in bay windows, a brick fireplace with bressumer, limestone tiled hearth and incorporating a gas-fired stove – and a ‘snug’ area separated by vertical timbers. The second reception room is used as a fine formal dining room with walk-in bay, built-in cupboard, display niche and wall lights. There is an inner lobby with door to the patio garden and a guest cloakroom/WC with tiled floor and Heritage suite.
The superb kitchen/breakfast room features a limestone floor and is comprehensively fitted with a range of hand-built painted cabinets under pegmatite granite counters with upstands, under counter mounted sink with mixer tap and additional boiling water tap, space for range cooker with pelmet and extractor hood, space for double drawer dishwasher and American style ‘fridge, matching central island incorporating breakfast bar, space for microwave. Within the original inglenook fireplace with bressumer above, there is a range of additional built-in storage cupboards which also houses the central heating boiler.
A walk-in shelved pantry with light, power and a cold shelf is accessed from the kitchen and there is a utility room also with limestone floor and fitted to complement the kitchen with an extensive range of wall and base units, plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. This area doubles as a rear porch providing access to the rear garden courtyard.
A wide staircase with spindle balustrade and acorn finials leads to the spacious landing, giving access to the five first floor bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms. The superb master suite has a wealth of exposed timbers and includes a large adjacent dressing room with a full range of fitted wardrobes. The en suite bathroom comprises a full suite with panelled bath, shower enclosure with power shower, hand-built vanity unit with granite counter and twin basins, WC and bidet. The family bathroom features a bath with Triton shower over, washbasin and WC. There is an additional WC and a fully-tiled Wet Room with power Monsoon and hand shower fittings.
A particular feature of High Barn House is the fabulous outdoor environment, with its formal lawn, secluded courtyard and entertaining space. The property is set back from the road behind a mature Yew trees and hedging, with a well-kept lawn, flower and shrub beds and ornamental pond. Double wrought iron gates open onto the gravelled driveway providing hardstanding for several vehicles and access to the double garage. The beautifully private flagstone patio garden has been fully landscaped to offer well stocked raised planters, pergola outside lighting and delightful water feature.
There is a substantial red brick and pantiled Home Office with light, power, telephone point and an outside covered patio.
3.8m x 3.6m (12' 6" x 11' 10")
5.1m x 5.0m (16' 9" x 16' 5")
The property enjoys either hardwood replacement window double glazing or secondary double glazing.
There is underfloor heating to the kitchen and utility areas.
Marketed by Town-and-Country.
Grade II Listed
The property is described by English Heritage as: - House. C17. Timber framed, with colour washed rough cast to ground floor and colour washed plaster infill to first floor. Thatched roof. T-plan, 2-storeys. Front has 2 early C19 canted bays flanking C20 casement to ground floor, 2 3-light casements to first floor. SW elevation has C20 windows and doorway to ground floor, 4 2-light horizontal sashes with glazing bars to first floor. Red brick external gable end stacks to both wings. C20 2 storeyed gabled addition to NE elevation.
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 with post office. 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 right hand side, just after the turning to Gold Street.
Marketed by Town-and-Country.
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