Beds 4 Baths 3 Parking Off-road parking for several vehicles. Heating Gas-fired central heating.
***SOLD*** Knights Estate Agents take delight in offering to the market this superb piece of local history: The Old Hopbine, a sympathetically and meticulously converted former public house, located on the corner of two of Biggleswade’s premier residential streets. Purchased as ‘The Hopbine’ by the current owners in 2013, the property has been finished to an exceptional standard and is now presented as a beautiful family home, effortlessly combining contemporary living with charming original features such as exposed brick fireplaces and bay windows.
Generously-proportioned living accommodation is arranged over three floors, starting on the lower ground floor and the original ale cellar. This characterful space has been left more-or-less as it was at the time of the property’s former life as a public house, and with a good amount of head height and floor space could be easily converted to provide additional living accommodation such as a home gym or cinema.
To the ground floor, the property comprises three large reception rooms, namely a bay-fronted living room in what was previously the bar area and inclusive of the original exposed brick fireplace, a dual aspect family or playroom with a large bay window and French doors opening out to the rear garden, and a beautifully decorated dining room with wide stave solid timber flooring. There is also a stunning kitchen and breakfast room with a large island unit, stylish high gloss cabinetry and solid timber work surfaces, a good size separate utility room and a downstairs cloakroom.
On the first floor, the property boasts four double bedrooms including a simply glorious master suite, benefitting from large shuttered windows and an original cast iron fireplace, as well as a separate dressing room and an attractive en suite wet room with herringbone tiling. Two of the other three double bedrooms boast high quality built-in wardrobes, and the first floor is completed by a well-appointed family bathroom. NOTE: Full planning permission has been granted for the construction of a first floor extension (CB/17/04401/FULL) over the top of the dining room and accessed via what is currently the family bathroom – this would provide a larger family bathroom and an additional laundry room. Drawings are available upon request.
Outside, the property benefits from a sunny south-facing private rear garden, composed of a good size lawn, paved sun terrace and planted beds, as well as a shingle driveway providing ample off-road parking for a number of vehicles. A recently constructed modern detached outbuilding provides a well-appointed office space and a large store room.
Located on the corner of Drove Road and The Baulk, two of Biggleswade’s most desirable residential streets with wide-ranging Victorian and Edwardian architecture, the property is ideally located for families and commuting professionals, with the mainline rail station (with a service to London Kings Cross every half hour Monday-Saturday), bustling market square and a number of highly-schools little more than a five minute walk away; Biggleswade’s new A1 Retail Park is just over 1 mile away and easily accessed on foot or by car straight down London Road. A unique family home of real character and provenance, this gorgeous property must be viewed to be appreciated. Contact Knights Estate Agents today on 01767 668898 to arrange your personal appointment to view.
Lower Ground Floor
Cellar (Approx. 14’4″ x 12’8″)
Living Room (Approx. 21’8″ x 13’3″)
Family Room (Approx. 15’7″ x 13’4″)
Dining Room (Approx. 19’3″ x 11′)
Kitchen & Breakfast Room (Approx. 14’6″ x 10’2″)
Utility Room (Approx. 10’4″ x 9’3″)
Downstairs Cloakroom (Approx. 7’11” x 3’2″)
Master Bedroom (Approx. 13’3″ x 10’5″)
Dressing Room (Approx. 8’4″ x 5’10”)
Master En Suite (Approx. 9’9″ x 5’2″)
Second Bedroom (Approx. 11’4″ x 10’4″)
Third Bedroom (Approx. 10’11” x 10’11”)
Fourth Bedroom (Approx. 12’3″ x 9’4″)
Family Bathroom (Approx. 9′ x 6’1″)
Detached Outbuilding (Office & Store)