Description

Manor Farm House is an extensive Grade II listed family home set in approximately 7.5 acres that has been completely restored by the current owners having been designed by renowned architect Nicolas Tye. Manor Farm benefits from extensive grounds, including mature wooded areas, ponds and lawns in addition to four acres of paddock and outbuildings for stabling, so is perfect for equestrian use.
Chosen as the prestigious cover property for the Homebuilding & Renovating show at the NEC in March 2019, this unique home comprises the original exposed oak frame 16th century farm house augmented by a modern, light filled barn conversion and a new oak frame wing. The house sits in open countryside yet close to the outskirts of Bedford providing easy access to the town's many facilities, schools and railway station with excellent links to London available via both road and rail.

Features
  • An extensive Grade II listed family home set in approximately 7.5 acres
    Breath-taking open plan kitchen, stepping down to light filled family room/dining area
    Master bedroom suite with en-suite and private balcony
    Ground Floor Guest bedroom with en-suite - ideal for relatives
    Extensive gardens with ponds and areas of woodland
    Outbuildings including stabling & with planning for self-contained apartment plus approx four acres of paddock
Accomodation
The extensive accommodation briefly includes entrance hall, sitting room, study, ground floor WC and coat room, open plan kitchen/dining/family room, utility room, ground floor en-suite guest bedroom, three first floor bedrooms, one with en-suite and covered balcony plus family bathroom, second floor master bedroom suite with further en-suite and covered balcony.
Manor Farm House has been totally restored over the last 6 years with new insulation, under floor heating, electrical wiring, plumbing and CAT 5 cabling.
Externally
Externally the property enjoys extensive grounds, including mature wooded areas, a number of ponds and formal areas of lawn, in addition to seating and dining areas to the front of the kitchen/dining/family room. There are a number of additional outbuildings: the stable block has planning permission for conversion to a self-contained apartment, a large workshop barn provides extensive storage or workshop facilities and there are two additional barns plus a double car port.
In addition there are approximately four acres of paddock, making this a perfect home for the equestrian family.
Local Information
Manor Farm is set in a rural, agricultural area five miles to the north of the County town of Bedford, within the Parish of Ravensden. The historic village of Ravensden is split into three distinct hamlets; one of these being Wood End and the medieval All Saints church, Horse and Jockey pub and the local Primary school are located at Church End. In addition to state schooling there are a number of private school options including Bedford School, a day and boarding school for boys aged 7-18, Bedford Girls School, a day school catering for girls aged 7-18, Bedford Modern School, a day school for boys and girls aged 7-18 and Kimbolton School which caters for day students and boarders from the ages of 4-18. The renowned pub/restaurant The Plough is situated at Bolnhurst, a little over 4 miles away. Golf enthusiasts will be pleased to have the Mowsbury course within a 4 mile drive and a further course at Biddenham can be reached in 15-20 mins. At Twinwoods Adventure in Milton Ernest you can relax in the comfortable spa while your family partake in some indoor skydiving, rock climbing or indoor surfing on their 'Flo-rider'.

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