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5 Bedroom Detached House, Cople, Willington Road, Bedford, MK44 3TH

Property Description

The Pyghtles is a beautifully modernised five bedroom detached family home set in the heart of the charming village of Cople, Bedfordshire. The main house contains a wealth of original features dating back to c1600 with generous formal gardens of approximately 0.75 acres. Its extensive grounds contain a separate one bedroom cottage with rental opportunity, detached double garage with workshop, and home gym / office. This is a stunning and rarely available property.

A Grade II listed Elizabethan Hall House, the Pyghtles resides in the heart of the historic and rural village of Cople. It is believed to be the oldest dwelling in the community. It is full of character yet retains spacious accommodation with scope and planning permissions for

further expansion.

The current owners have taken great care and attention when developing this family home to suit their needs. Much emphasis has been given to maximise modern living whilst retaining the truly unique character of the property. Features of note include an inglenook fireplace, water well, hall / dining room with seating for 12, oak beams, antique range, upgraded electrics with fire protection and plumbing, boot room, wood store, and stunning independent annexe with its own garden and seating area. Future custodians will enjoy many years of family life whilst profiting from hours of exploration around a property of meaningful historical importance.

Ground Floor

A substantial dining room / hall is at the heart of the property. Exposed oak adds depth and character to the space. From the hall there is a sweeping family lounge with working inglenook fireplace and extensive oak windows and beams. To the rear of the property, there is a well proportioned kitchen with utility area--this space overlooks the garden with its well, and has the potential to be extended. The hall also gives access to one of two stair cases in the property, and a beautifully light music room with separate conservatory area / play room and direct access to the garden. To the front of the property there is an additional utility area and downstairs cloakroom. There is also a large boot room with ample space for coats and wellies!

First Floor

The first floor of the home can be accessed via two stair cases. There are a total of five bedrooms in the main house; the master bedroom is breath-taking, offering commanding views to the front and rear of the property. This room has a vaulted ceiling with original beams. There is a library located on the first floor; this space creates a tranquil atmosphere for private study or further sleeping accommodation with direct views over Coples historic parish All Saints Church dating back to 1067. There are a further two double bedrooms currently set out as generously proportioned childrens rooms. A double guest room occupies the north wing of the house. This room is full of character with exposed beams and an original oak framed smoking window, which would have been Tudor ventilation for an open fire. The bedrooms on the first floor are serviced by a large family bathroom with oak flooring and modern fittings.


The property offers an excellent range of parking via three entrances; these can be accessed from the main road or further parking can be found to the rear of the garden in front of the garages. There is a well proportioned one bedroom cottage (The Old Post Office) that offers an open plan kitchen / diner with a double bedroom and separate bathroom. The cottage has rental potential and gives generous additional and private guest accommodation. There is a further out building (The Dovecote) with seating area, decking and recessed LED lighting, that has recently been upgraded offering mains electric, oak floor, and central heating. This building could be utilised as a home office or gym / cinema. The private and large mature garden is mostly laid to lawn with an abundance of fruit trees, vine, and excellent scope for a family to explore and develop for their specific needs.

Future Development

A planning application has previously been granted for the property with footings established and extensive blueprints and drawings for an oak-framed rear extension. This expands the property to make a larger kitchen / breakfast room and guest bathroom on the first floor. Further details on permissions and status of the works are available on request.

Connections and Transport

(please mention nearby direct trains to London via Biggleswade (36 mins), Bedford (38 mins), Sandy (48 mins) as well as A1 and M1 motorways).


(Sheerhatch Primary School with Good Ofsted rating and about 70 children, and Bedfords Harpur trust private schools

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