What a property (Picture: Triangle News)
We’re all rejoicing at the reopening of pubs, but what if we didn’t have to bother with booking a table, sorting travel, or even leaving the house to get our hands on a pint?
This particular house in Bedford makes that lofty dream a reality.
That’s because the four-bedroom end-of-terrace property may look like your average family home from the outside, but it has a secret…
…Underneath the ground floor is a secret pub, called the Crab Arms.
The bar has all the bits you’re missing from the typical pub experience: bar stools, a darts board, a piano, and even a pull-down projector for watching the football.
Classic Guinness posters adorn the walls, while the bar is covered with beer mats.
There are plenty of wines and spirits to choose from, plus a drinks fridge to keep your beers cold.
On the basement level of this four-bedroom house is a pub called The Crab Arms (Picture: Hollands Smith/Triangle News)
The bar was a lockdown DIY job that cost just £1,000 to create (Picture: Hollands Smith/Triangle News)
Now, the house is on sale, with the pub as an added bonus (Picture: Hollands Smith/Triangle News)
There’s all you’d want from a local (Picture: Hollands Smith/Triangle News)
Even a piano, and a bird (Picture: Hollands Smith/Triangle News)
The bar is the result of an incredible DIY job in lockdown, which cost just £1,000 to complete.
Now, the house is up for sale, with The Crab Arms as a rather special hidden bonus.
The rest of the home is pretty lovely, even if you’re not a diehard pub fan, and is on the market for £575,000.
Inside is 1,796 sq ft of space, all rather stylishly decorated in a way that gives no clue of the surprise in the basement.
From the outside, there’s no hint that there’s a hidden pub (Picture: Hollands Smith/Triangle News)
And the rest of the home gives nothing away (Picture: Hollands Smith/Triangle News)
It’s all stylishly decorated (Picture: Hollands Smith/Triangle News)
There’s 1,796 sq ft of space (Picture: Hollands Smith/Triangle News)
Rob Smith, from estate agent Hollands Smith, who are selling the property, said: ‘Centrally located and right in the heart of the area, this period bay fronted end of terrace has been improved by the present owners and is very well presented throughout – with a hidden gem in the basement.
‘The accommodation provides a spacious sitting and dining room, separated by folding doors and with an open fireplace.
‘The kitchen and breakfast room have also been combined to provide an open plan family room with extensively fitted modern kitchen units, a large breakfast bar and west facing windows and French doors opening to a side return patio.
The property could make for a brilliant family home (Picture: Hollands Smith/Triangle News)
It’s right in the heart of Bedford (Picture: Hollands Smith/Triangle News)
Sure, the rest of the house is lovely, but we’d fully anticipate the buyer spending most of their time in the downstairs pub (Picture: Hollands Smith/Triangle News)
‘The first floor comprises two spacious double bedrooms and two further bedrooms as well as a family bathroom and second WC.
‘There are attractive period features including fireplaces, stripped wood floors and picture rails as well as all of the windows being fitted with shutters.
‘Outside, the wall and low maintenance rear garden has been landscaped to provide raised borders, a decked seating area with outdoor kitchen, awning and the side return patio.
There’s a garden, too, in case you want to take your drinks outdoors (Picture: Hollands Smith/Triangle News)
‘The cellar has a real surprise in store having been converted into The Crab Arms, featuring a fitted bar and drinks fridge, seating and panelled walls.’
Sounds lovely. If you do end up buying the place, do invite us round once lockdown’s over.
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