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5 bed detached house for sale


Rookery Road, Wyboston, Bedford MK44

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Property features

  • Approaching Two Acres
  • Manege, Barns and Stable Block
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Large Kitchen Breakfast Room
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Conservatory
  • Annexe Bedroom With Own Entrance
  • Equestrian Facilities with Own Access
  • Excellent Access to London & Cambridge
  • Ideal For Working From Home

Property description

A family home combined with exceptional equestrian facilities, set in a plot approaching two acres including paddocks, a manege, barns, three stables and a wooded area. The house offers five bedrooms, four on the first floor and one on the ground floor with en suite, ideal for a dependant relative, home working or a studio with its own entrance. The ground floor is very spacious with a large kitchen breakfast room, conservatory, dining room, study and utility room. Formal gardens with mature borders wrap around the house and include a large patio area, pond and vegetable plot.

“We knew Little Gables would be perfect for our family as it would allow us to achieve our dream of keeping our two horses at home and that it would offer all the space we would ever need for the children to play and grow up in, ” says Roger and Nancy. “The house itself is light and bright, with a dual aspect lounge that lets you really appreciate the views. The house has great flow allowing gatherings to spill out on to the patio area during the summer was ideal for our children, as they could go out into the woods and fields without us having to worry about their safety. They would ride bikes, go camping, and ride horses in the ménage all without having to leave our land.”
“Since we moved here in 2003, we have added a conservatory to the property. It’s a great spot to sit with a cup of tea and watch our pony grazing in the field. We have kept the house to a high standard, refurbishing the kitchen and the bathrooms over the years, ” Roger and Nancy continue.
“The location offers the best of both worlds, as we’re really in the peace and quiet of the countryside, and yet the pretty market town of St Neots is only a five minute drive away. There we can do all of our shopping or catch a direct train into London.”
“We think that the house would suit a family, perhaps one that is interested in keeping horses or training dogs as they can make the most of the great facilities we have here at Little Gables. The ground floor room would be ideal for someone who would like to run their own business from home, or it could be used by elderly relatives or teenagers who want their own space, ” conclude Roger and Nancy.

Favourite room
“The kitchen is really the heart of the home. It’s very spacious with a big dining table where the children would always sit to do their homework whilst we were cooking. French doors open onto a lovely patio area that spans the back of the property, creating a wonderful space for entertaining.”

Favourite aspect of the grounds or surrounding area
The bespoke conservatory is a place to relax and savour the views and seclusion of the garden and the paddocks beyond. Whilst the French doors, open in summer, allows a blending of inside and outside living.
Memorable event
“There is so much to appreciate here, and it’s a great family place to be. We have had lots of family gatherings and parties here over the years and it holds lots of memories of the children growing up.”
What they’ll miss the most/why they’re moving
“We will miss the feeling of space and privacy that this property gives us, waking up at sun rise, drawing the curtains back, and watching the horses grazing in the paddock and catching glimpses of a fox or a deer. Sadly the time has come to move nearer family and down size, but we will really miss this home and cherish the memories.”

Part Glazed Wood Door To:

Entrance Hall

Stairs to first floor landing with window to front aspect. Covered radiator.

Study (3.76m x 2.62m (12'4" x 8'7"))

Window to side aspect. Telephone point. Fitted cupboards with sliding doors. Radiator.

Ground Floor Bedroom Five / Studio (4.17m x 3.58m (13'8" x 11'9"))

Windows to front and side aspects. Painted floor boards. Electric radiator. Solid door to front drive.

En Suite

Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, wall mounted hand wash basin and tiled shower. Extractor. Electric heater. Painted floorboards.


Window to side aspect. Two piece suite comprising a low level WC and wall mounted hand wash basin. Tiled floor. Extractor. Radiator.

Kitchen Breakfast Room (7.16m x 3.51m (23'6" x 11'6"))

Window to side aspect. Fully glazed double doors to rear aspect and fully glazed door to conservatory. Hand painted base and wall mounted units with complementary granite and solid wood worksurfaces. Integral dishwasher. Central island with granite worksurface and space for microwave. Rangemaster cooker (lpg) with tiled splash back and timber bresumer and extractor over. Ceramic one and a half bowl sink with drainer and swan neck mixer tap. Recessed ceiling lights. Underfloor heating. Natural stone floor. Two radiators.

Utility Room (2.54m x 2.01m (8'4" x 6'7"))

Base and wall mounted units with complementary worksurfaces and inset stainless steel sink unit with drainer. Space for washing machine and tumble drier. Floor mounted oil boiler. Natural stone floor. Half glazed door to side aspect.

Conservatory (6.81m x 3.99m (22'4" x 13'1"))

Low level walls and UPVC construction. Pitched Pilkington solar control glass roof with two sky lights. Ceiling fan. Double doors to rear aspect. Fan assisted radiator.

Dining Room (3.48m x 3.02m (11'5" x 9'10"))

Fully glazed door with side windows to conservatory. Radiator.

Sitting Room (5.61m x 3.94m (18'5" x 12'11"))

Window to front aspect. Fully glazed double door to conservatory. Open fireplace with stone hearth and surround. Radiator.


Door to airing cupboard housing hot water tank and storage.

Master Bedroom (4.09m x 3.68m (13'5" x 12'1"))

Window to rear elevation. Five door fitted wardrobe. Radiator.

En Suite

Window to side elevation. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, corner shower and bowl hand wash basin with vanity unit under and pillar mixer tap. Extractor. Recessed shelving. Half height tongue and groove panelling.

Bedroom Two (2.69m x 2.57m (8'10" x 8'5"))

Window to rear elevation. Radiator.

Family Bathroom

Window to front elevation. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin and Jacuzzi bath with handheld shower attachment. Extractor. Heated towel rail. Half height tongue and groove panelling.

Bedroom Three (3.84m x 3.23m (12'7" x 10'7"))

Window to rear elevation. Four door fitted wardrobe. Radiator.

Bedroom Four (2.84m x 2.24m (9'4" x 7'4"))

Window to front elevation. Radiator.


The property is accessed is via a five bar gate opening with post and rail fencing onto a large gravel drive with ample parking, bordered by mature trees and shrubs. A second driveway provides access through the barn, to the paddocks, stables and further equestrian facilities. The formal gardens are mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs, wrapping around the side and rear of the house with a large patio, pergola and pond. There is also a wood store, vegetable plot and shed.

Garage / Storage Barn (9.17m x 7.19m (30'1" x 23'7"))

Timber weatherboard and pitched corrugated roof. Two double barn doors allowing vehicular and horse box access to the rear.

Barn (6.48m x 4.19m (21'3" x 13'9"))

Timber weatherboard and pitched corrugated roof. Double doors.

Stable Block

Three stables (each 3.6m square). One with rubber matting. Power, light and water connected.

Manege (19.99m x 39.98m (65'7" x 131'2"))

Silica sand and rubber surface.


2 connecting paddocks enclosed by post and rail fencing and classic English hedging. Wooded area.

Agents Notes

Built 1984
Oil boiler
Council Tax Band: F
Bedford Borough Council

Property info

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Market activity
Average price paid £377,716 Sales 197 Current average value £432,575 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £16,988 ▲ 4.09%

Property value data/graphs for MK44

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £535,696 £299 4.0 £472,895
Semi-detached £320,086 £268 3.2 £329,055
Terraced £247,892 £259 2.9 £222,350
Flats £244,282 £268 2.2 £247,062

Current asking prices in MK44

Average: £475,144
Avg. current asking prices in MK44
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £218,750
Flats £139,950
- - -
All £139,950

Current asking rents in MK44

Average: £1,070 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in MK44
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £805 pcm
£1,000 pcm
£1,575 pcm
Flats - - - - -
All - £805 pcm
£1,000 pcm
£1,575 pcm

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Yeomans Gate £669,993
Highest turnover in MK44
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Nightingale Way 40.0%
Spring Lane 37.5%
Butterfield Court 36.4%
School Lane 35.7%

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Nearby transport

  • St Neots (3.0 miles)
  • Sandy (5.6 miles)
  • Biggleswade (8.5 miles)
  • London Luton Airport (23.0 miles)
  • London Stansted Airport (31.9 miles)
  • London Heathrow Airport (50.7 miles)
  • West Lynn Ferry Landing (48.0 miles)
  • King's Lynn Ferry Landing (48.1 miles)
  • Blackfriars Millennium Pier (48.7 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Bushmead Primary School (1.1 miles)
  • Middlefield Primary Academy (1.8 miles)
  • Roxton VA (CofE) Lower School (1.9 miles)
  • Sandy Upper School (4.7 miles)
  • St Thomas More Catholic School (7.4 miles)
  • Stratton Upper School (8.5 miles)
  • Ernulf Academy (1.6 miles)
  • Samuel Pepys School (2.4 miles)
  • TBAP Unity Academy (2.7 miles)
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Monthly running costs Beta

£2,593 Monthly total
Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 66,500
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 0.5
Your payment £2,122 /mo Find available rates

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Home Insurance Rebuild value up to £600,000 Contents value up to £60,000 Average insurance cost £20/mo (£234/yr) In partnership with uSwitch
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Energy Gas £63 Electricity £69 Estimated energy cost £132/mo In partnership with uSwitch
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The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 25700 kWh/year
Electricity: 6200 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

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Estimated tax band G Council tax cost £263 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.

Water Supply £25 Sewerage £31 Estimated water cost £56 /mo
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Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

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