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On a quiet cul-de-sac off the avenue shared by just three properties, this detached three-bedroom home in the Bedfordshire market town of Ampthill would be ideal for a family with small children or perhaps pets you don’t want running out onto a main road. Midway between Bedford and Luton, the town is well known for its regular Thursday market but, despite the rural feel, trains from nearby Flitwick can be at St Pancras in central London in under an hour.
Tavistock Avenue is just a little to the south-west of the town centre but still within easy reach of amenities that include a Waitrose superstore, a Shell filling station, more than one doctors surgery, a library, pubs, restaurants and bars. Redborne Upper School rated outstanding by Ofsted at its last inspection in 2008 and Firs Lower School, rated a good school in 2013, are within walking distance while all the attractions at Woburn Safari Park and the Center Parcs holiday complex are within a short drive.
With green spaces and a children’s playground nearby, the property fronts onto an open space shared by two other homes, with an asphalt drive leading to a front lawn, the detached garage, and a driveway offering off-road parking for two vehicles. A path leads to the covered front porch with an external light as well as to a secure timber gate which allows access to the rear of the property.
The generously-proportioned back garden is enclosed by a mix of timber panel fencing and green borders and includes a sunken patio surrounded by a low brick-built wall and steps leading up onto the lawn. Features include a mature tree, a timber storage shed and a water butt fed by run-off from the roof.
The house benefits from both cavity wall and loft insulation and is double glazed. Warmth and hot water are provided by a programmable gas-fired central heating system with room thermostat, supplemented by a separate gas fire. Most radiators are also equipped with thermostatic control valves. The front door opens from the covered external porch into a hallway with a door to the right opening onto the downstairs WC and, to the left, onto the lounge. Stairs also lead up to the first floor. The fully-carpeted lounge boasts a striking feature fireplace with a cream-coloured moulded surround and mantelpiece and black marble hearth framing a living gas fire. An archway opens into the dining room fitted with a wood laminate floor, some ornamental shelving, a hatchway into the kitchen with sliding glass and UPVC doors opening onto the patio in the rear garden and another internal door leading through to the large conservatory extension. There’s plenty of room in here to allow it to be used either as additional living space, an alternative dining room, a hobby room or office overlooking the rear garden; the choice would be down to the new owner. An open walkway also leads through from the dining room into the modern fitted kitchen where features include an easy-to-clean, black, tiled floor complemented by grey granite coloured worktops with blue, grey and black splashback tiles above. The workspace incorporates an integral gas hob with extractor over and electric oven beneath, integrated dishwasher, space and plumbing for a washing machine and a stainless steel composite double sink with drainer and mixer tap. Ample light-coloured wooden base and wall units offer plenty of options when it comes to storage while an external door opens to the side of the property, allowing access to the rear garden. The stairs to the first floor lead to a landing with airing cupboard and internal doors to two double bedrooms, one with double built-in wardrobes as well as a third single bedroom. The well-equipped and fully-tiled house bathroom includes a WC, hand basin with storage beneath and washstands to both sides and a bath with electric power shower over. The loft is fully boarded and fully lit with an integrated ladder.
This is an immaculately presented home which offers a new owner high-quality accommodation from day one but still with options allowing a personal touch. As already stated, the location and the proximity of local amenities make it ideal for a family with young children while London is within range for those with an eye on a daily commute to the capital.
Lounge: 13 9 (4.20m) x 13 1 (4.00m)
Dining room: 10 6 (3.20m) x 7 10 (2.40m)
Kitchen: 10 6 (3.20m) x 7 10 (2.40m)
Conservatory: 24 3 (7.40m) x 6 7 (2.00m)
WC: 6 7 (2.00m) x 3 3 (1.00m)
Bedroom 1: 11 10 (3.60m) x 8 6 (2.60m)
Bedroom 2: 10 6 ( 3.20m) x 8 6 (2.60m)
Bedroom 3: 7 3 (2.20m) 6 7 (2.00m)
Bathroom: 7 3 (2.20m) x 5 11 (1.80m)
These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute an offer of contract. Intending purchasers must rely on their own inspection of the property. None of the above appliances/services have been tested by Esale. We recommend purchasers arrange for a qualified person to check all appliances/services before legal commitment.