4 Bed Other  For Sale  Hatch Common  Hatch  Sandy  Bedfordshire  SG19  - £900,000

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Available with no onward chain, this rather splendid, modern family home is located in a tranquil position at the end of an exclusive road. The house itself is very light and bright with a tasteful blend of modern and character features and has been maintained to an exceptional standard by the current owner. The sitting room is generous in size and has a focal inglenook style fireplace with wood burner and flows through to the kitchen/breakfast room which is spacious and very high quality. From the sun room there are lovely views across the landscaped gardens and additional paddock, while the study and the formal dining room also benefit from views of the garden.
Upstairs are four very comfortable bedrooms, with en suite to the master and a family bathroom which are all tastefully presented.
Outside is off street parking for at least three cars as well as a large double garage with log store. The gardens are delightful with an array of mature flowers and shrubs. The paddock measures approximately 3/4 of an acre and there is a stable and a very large brick barn which is in excellent condition.
Hatch offers excellent access to the A1 and Sandy or Biggleswade stations for access to London or Peterborough, and is within two miles of 6 primary and 2 secondary schools all with Ofsted ratings of "good" or above.

Barley Cottage is an extremely attractive period home that occupies a splendid, tucked-away location within the pretty Bedfordshire hamlet of Hatch. "It was the tranquillity and sheer beauty of the setting that attracted my husband and I to the property when we came across it eighteen years ago," says the owner. "The house sits right at the end of a private road and it looks out across virtually nothing but open farmland so the views are tremendous, and the garden, which was another big selling point, is an absolute haven for wildlife. I love to sit out and watch the deer, the little rabbits and the huge variety of birds that come to visit, especially the owl which has always been a regular visitor."

"The house was originally built around one hundred and fifty years ago, but it's been added to over the years and so now it's very generously proportioned. Over time we've done bits and pieces here and there to enhance it further, such as adding double glazing, refitting the kitchen. all the things needed to bring it up to date. However, I suppose the biggest change we made and one that I'm particularly pleased with, was the addition of a beautiful garden room. It leads via double doors out from the dining room and has French doors that take you out onto the garden, so not only does it create a lovely feeling of connection between inside and out - no matter what the weather - but with all the doors pushed back I can create a lovely big space for entertaining."

"The garden itself is very large and very mature, and a few years back we managed to purchase the neighbouring paddock so that nobody else could come in and spoil our view, and it is such a lovely open view. I can sit out in the garden and it's so peaceful and the outlook is so lovely that I feel miles from anywhere, however I have the added peace of mind of knowing I have some super neighbours who are always there if I need them."

"I love the main lounge with its huge inglenook and log burner, but I would have to say that the garden room is my favourite part of the house. When it's cold and miserable outside I can have the heating on and create a very cosy atmosphere, but when the sun is shining I can fling open the doors and really bring the outside in. It's a room for all seasons."

"The immediate surroundings are very peaceful and picturesque and I enjoy a superb degree of privacy, however I've never felt isolated living here. It's only a five minute drive into the lovely little market town of Sandy or I can be in Bedford in twenty minutes."

"In the paddock there's an old wooden barn that could be converted into stables if the new owners wanted to keep a pony, and there's also a brick-built barn that I'd say is ripe for conversion. Subject to gaining the correct permissions, it could be a home office or a gym. the possibilities are endless."

"The house is just lovely and it's been a very happy home for the past eighteen years, but I would say that it's the location that sets it apart from the rest," says the owner. "It's a real haven of tranquillity and the views are something else; everyone who visits comments on what a lovely spot it is."

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