Red Lion House, Thurleigh, Bedfordshire

Guide Price: £950,000

Agents: Taylors Executive Homes (01234 325 081), John D Wood & Co (020 7824 7920)

Red Lion House is a handsome period property in Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, which has recently undergone an extensive period of renovation.

Part of the house is thought to have originated in the 19th Century – while carrying out renovations in the kitchen, which included the installation of a new gas Aga oven, the current owners found coin George 3 1/2 penny from circa 1806 – and it was used as a public house until 1954. The rest of the house is thought to date back even further.

As it stands, this seven-bedroom property is in excellent renovated condition, giving it a modern feel while retaining many original features, such as the enormous inglenook fireplace and exposed oak beams in the living room.

The current owners were involved at every stage of the refurbishment project, and took special care and attention to ensure that this unusual house?s unique character survived intact.

The property also has just over one acre of well kept gardens and some stabling.

Steve Burchill from handling estate agents Taylors said: ?It?s a sizeable, character property in very good shape from top to bottom. It?s so large you can get lost inside, and you almost need a floor plan to get around!?

Thurleigh is a quiet Bedfordshire village situated approximately 6 miles from Bedford, which has public schools, various shops and a mainline railway station. There are regular, direct services to London, with the journey taking approximately one hour.