The Red House is one of the most prominent houses in Great Staughton. This Grade II Listed, 17th Century family home has been lovingly looked after by the current owners, and boasts a wealth of original period features, as well as modern contemporary finishes, arranged over three floors. Entering through the main door into a well-presented entrance hall, there is a family room, music room,…
The Red House is one of the most prominent houses in Great Staughton. This Grade II Listed, 17th Century family home has been lovingly looked after by the current owners, and boasts a wealth of original period features, as well as modern contemporary finishes, arranged over three floors. Entering through the main door into a well-presented entrance hall, there is a family room, music room, dining room, large living room with feature brick fireplace, and a kitchen breakfast room with granite worksurfaces and a well-appointed utility room. The first floor offers the master bedroom with en suite, alongside three further double bedrooms, one with en suite and a family bathroom. The top floor has two further bedrooms and a shower room. Outside, is a very well-tended wrap around garden with a feature well, a double garage with workshop and off-street parking. The village of Great Staughton is very well-served with two highly-regarded pubs, various shops, and access to Kimbolton School. St Neots station is within driving distance and offers a high speed service into London Kings Cross from 40 minutes.
Ray, Sarah and their two daughters have lived at The Red House, a Grade II listed detached property in Great Staughton for close to 20 years and have found it to be a great place to live; "the village made a big impression on me initially, especially the friendliness of people. On my first visit to the house I could picture my family living here and it fulfilling all our needs as our daughters grew up" says Ray. "I fell in love with the character, light and ambience of The Red House" adds Sarah.
The village is a social place with plenty to offer all; it benefits from tennis, cricket, football and youth clubs and a local Scouts group, amongst others. There are two well-run pubs, both of which are very different; "The White Hart, which runs a good quiz night, is closest to home and lovely to pop into after a dog walk and a warm up by the fire. Hugh the landlord cooks a fantastic curry about once a month too. The Snooty Tavern is more of a gastro pub with a small but good menu" says Ray. St Neots Golf Club is only 4.4 miles away with a number of members living in the village and, as Ray points out, "there's always someone around and up for a game, which is a huge bonus."
"On a practical note, Great Staughton Primary School is 100m from the house and there are good independent schools in Bedford and Kimbolton catering for all ages. St. Neots train station is only 6.5 miles from the house with direct trains into London's Kings Cross Station."
"Having rooms that you can all gather in and sit comfortably is great, as is having additional living rooms for when a bit of quiet is required - this has always been a real plus point of the house. The patio area is a great space for entertaining and we've enjoyed many BBQ's with friends and family here."
"The kitchen is very much the hub of the house, and the dining room really comes into its own for large dinner parties."
"The wrap-around garden is wonderful and we had new plants put in last year so that the beds at the front of the house have a cottage garden theme. There are a number of lovely walks around the village which are a real pleasure."
"We will miss everything about the place as it's been a really happy home. We are planning to stay local to the village and are hoping to self-build."
Front door to:
Half-height timber panelling to walls. Stairs to first floor landing with understairs storage cupboard. Radiator. Decorative feature archway to:
LIVING ROOM 8.30m x 4.50m (27'2" x 14'9")
Two windows to side aspect. French doors with glazed side panels to other side aspect. Exposed beams and brickwork to wall. Large brick-built inglenook fireplace with inset cast-iron wood burning stove, brick hearth and timber bressumer over. Chimney breast recesses with built-in bookcases. Recessed ceiling lights. Two radiators.
Window to side aspect. Two piece suite comprising a low level WC and wall-mounted hand wash basin. Tiled splashbacks. Tiled floor. Radiator. Extractor.
MUSIC ROOM 4.50m x 3.85m (14'9" x 12'7")
Sash window to front aspect. Open fireplace with brick hearth. Chimney breast recesses with built-in bookcases. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.
FAMILY ROOM 4.65m x 3.75m (15'3" x 12'3")
Sash window to front aspect. Exposed beam to ceiling. Feature fireplace with inset cast-iron grate, decorative tiled surround and hearth. Fitted bookcase. Wood floor. Radiator. Door to:
Window to front aspect. External door to side aspect. Door to:
DINING ROOM 6.05m x 3.65m (19'10" x 11'11")
Two leaded windows to rear aspect. Exposed beams to ceiling. Brick-built inglenook fireplace with inset cast-iron grate, brick hearth and timber bressumer over. Flagstone floor. Radiator.
KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM 6.05m x 4.15m (19'10" x 13'7")
Window to front aspect. French doors to side aspect. Fitted with a range of base and wall mounted 'shaker-style' units with wood and granite worksurfaces. Tiled splashbacks. Brick-built recess with space for AGA (by separate negotiation) with timber bressumer and feature lighting over. Inset double butler sink with worksurface mounted mixer tap over. Space for American-style fridge freezer. Integral dishwasher, fridge, freezer, and inset microwave. Under-pelmet lighting. Recessed ceiling lights. Tiled floor. Radiator. Door to rear hall/boot room with external door to side aspect, built-in full-height cupboard and door to:
Window to rear aspect. Fitted with base mounted units with granite worksurfaces over. Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Space for washing machine and tumble drier. Oil-fired boiler. Recessed ceiling lights. Tiled floor.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Leaded light window to front and rear elevations. Staircase to second floor landing. Exposed beams to ceiling. Two double storage cupboards. Hatch to loft. Wood floor. Three radiators.
MASTER BEDROOM 6.15m x 3.80m (20'2" x 12'5")
Leaded light window to rear elevation. Exposed beams. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.
Window to side elevation. Six piece suite comprising a low level WC, bidet, freestanding claw-foot bath with floor mounted mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, walk-in shower cubicle with glass door and steam facility, and vanity-mounted inset twin hand wash basins, with dressing unit, storage cupboards under and worktop with upstands. Karndean floor. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator. Heated towel rail. Extractor.
BEDROOM TWO 5.05m x 4.50m (16'6" x 14'9")
Window to both side elevations. Two radiators. Double doors to:
Window to side elevation. Four piece suite comprising a low level WC, bidet, pedestal hand wash basin, and walk-in shower cubicle. Radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR 4.50m x 3.35m (14'9" x 10'11")
Sash window to front elevation. Radiator.
BEDROOM THREE 4.70m x 3.65m (15'5" x 11'11")
Sash window to front elevation. Radiator.
Window to side elevation. Five piece suite comprising a low level WC, walk-in shower cubicle with glass screen, corner spa-style panel bath with Victorian-style mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, and vanity-mounted inset twin hand wash basins. Half-height tiling to walls. Karndean floor. Radiator. Heated towel rail. Extractor.
SECOND FLOOR LANDING
Exposed beams to part-vaulted ceiling. Open to:
BEDROOM SIX / SITTING AREA 3.20m x 3.10m (10'5" x 10'2")
Sash window to front elevation. Exposed beams to vaulted ceiling. Radiator.
Window to side elevation. Exposed beams. Part-vaulted ceiling. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin, and walk-in shower cubicle. Karndean floor. Radiator. Extractor.
BEDROOM FIVE 5.55m x 3.10m (18'2" x 10'2")
Window to side and rear elevations. Exposed beams to vaulted ceiling. Radiator.
The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn, with a feature well and paved patio area, wrapping around to the side and front of the property, with mature hedging and borders. Block-paved pathways to front of property. Timber gates and pedestrian gate from garden to gravelled parking area to rear of property, leading to:
DOUBLE GARAGE & WORKSHOP 5.15m x 5.00m (16'10" x 16'4")
Timber doors to front aspect. Power and light connected. Outside security light. Door to workshop/golf simulation room (5.15m x 2.50m).
Date built: 1647
Grade II Listed
Oil-fired boiler - 2013
All measurements are approximate and quoted for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. Seller Insight: Comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.