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Fri 09 Mar 2018

Feature Friday - Old Mill Cottage, Astwick

If you are looking for a property that is in the countryside but within easy access to mainline railway and road links then this absolutely stunning detached property will be perfect for you. From the moment you enter the generous reception hall and landing show off the very gracious atmosphere. Dating from 1924, and originally being the gardener's cottage for the local watermill, the house has been exceptionally well extended, updated and improved to form an outstandingly spacious family home.


The ground floor provides a large sitting room with a feature fireplace, a large dining room, a snug or study and a particularly fine kitchen/breakfast room with an eye-catching Travertine limestone floor and oil fired Rayburn.


Upstairs, the master bedroom has an en suite with both bath and shower and there are four further bedrooms. One of the bedrooms is currently being used as a study offering stunning views across to Langford. The generous reception hall and landing add to the property's very gracious atmosphere. The attached garden room and workshop add an extra dimension.


The house stands in a fine plot of some one and a half acres, measuring about 291' (89m) in depth overall with a frontage of approximately 171' (52m) and widening to 300' (91.4m) at the rear. The front garden is laid to lawn with beautiful herbaceous borders, ornamental shrubs and trees which provide a wonderful view throughout the year. The impressive gravel driveway provides ample off-road parking with a gate opening to an additional parking area and leading to the detached double garage. The splendid rear garden measures about 300' by 237' (91.4m x 72.2m) and is laid to extensive lawns with paved patios, ornamental shrubs and numerous mature trees, both deciduous and coniferous.The garden room and workshop offer potential for an annexe, if required and subject to any necessary permissions.


Old Mill Cottage enjoys a truly delightful rural location on the eastern edge of the picturesque hamlet of Astwick with its historic Saxon church, dedicated to St Guthlac and set in attractive rolling countryside on the Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire border. It is conveniently located just a third of a mile from the A1, midway between Letchworth Garden City and Biggleswade, each being about 5 miles away. Both towns provide extensive amenities including shopping, schools, pubs, restaurants and leisure facilities. Each has a mainline railway station with regular services to London Kings Cross. The nearest railway station is at Arlesey, just 3.4 miles away.


If you would like further information about this property please feel free to contact our sales team on (01462) 685808.

We look forward to hearing from you soon,

The Charter Whyman Team