The Haydens

Rushden Road, Bletsoe, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 1QN


5 4 4

Property Highlights

  • Double fronted detached house
  • Five bedrooms
  • Four bath/shower rooms
  • Four reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room with conservatory
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Stables, barns, tack rooms and manège
  • Approximately 3.75 acres of which 1.8 acres is paddock

Property description

A five double bedroom double fronted detached property in secluded grounds of just under 3.75 acres with an outdoor swimming pool, outbuildings, a manège and a four car garage.

A driveway provides parking at the front and continues to the stables, outbuildings, a manège and the paddocks. Formal gardens surround the house with lawns, terraces, and mature borders with various trees and shrubs. A roof terrace accessed from the first floor sitting room has steps to the garden. The heated swimming pool is surrounded by paved seating, part of which is covered, and there is a summerhouse with a Jacuzzi, and two changing rooms. The boiler room houses the oil fired boiler and the plant and filtration unit for the pool, and also has a cloakroom. There is just under 4,000 sq. ft. of versatile accommodation over three floors. The ground floor has three reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room with a conservatory, a utility room, a shower room and a cloakroom. The first floor has the main sitting room, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, two further bedrooms, a shower room and a study area are on the second floor.

Reception Rooms

The hall and dining room are open plan separated by a feature archway. The exposed wood flooring continues to the inner hall, cloakroom and the family room. Spiral stairs lead to the first floor sitting room which spans the width of the house and has doors to a terrace overlooking the swimming pool and open fields. Two fireplace recesses both have an electric log burning stove, and one has bespoke storage cabinets either side. The playroom/study has oak flooring and an adjoining shower room and could be used as a ground floor bedroom suite.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Utility Room

The kitchen/breakfast room has panelled walls to dado height, a window seat, and is fitted in a bespoke range of hand painted units with granite work surfaces and a Belfast sink set into a hardwood drainer. A recess with a high mantel houses a three oven electric SMEG range controlled by Aims. Other integrated appliances include a dishwasher, a fridge and a microwave set into the island unit. Natural slate flooring continues into the conservatory area and the utility room which has hand painted units, space for a washing machine, and a built-in shelved cupboard.


The property is screened at the front by mature trees and hedgerow. A cobbled driveway extends across the front of the house providing parking and access to the attached quadruple garage which has a remotely operated up and over door. The stables, barns, and tack rooms are to the rear. The 40 x 30 metre floodlit manège has a rubber floor and is enclosed by timber fencing. There are approximately 1.8 acres of paddocks, to the rear of the stables, bound by post and rail fencing.


Bletsoe is featured in the Domesday Book and offers various local amenities that include a public house, village hall, church and children's recreation ground as well as being within Sharnbrook Upper School catchment area. The Harpur Trust schools are in Bedford approximately 6 miles away.

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