A Grade II Listed detached period cottage that has undergone significant improvements in recent years. This well-presented cottage is believed to date back to the 16th century and has been extended to provide spacious accommodation throughout. Read more
A Grade II Listed detached period cottage that has undergone significant improvements in recent years. This well-presented cottage is believed to date back to the 16th century and has been extended to provide spacious accommodation throughout and benefits from several rooms with dual aspect giving the property a light and airy feel. The property has its own gated entrance and is approached via a graveled sweeping driveway providing off road parking for several vehicles. The ground floor comprises of a recently renovated kitchen/breakfast room offering a bright and spacious eating area. The kitchen is fitted in an extensive range of handmade oak wall and base units with granite worktops over. There is an integrated dish washing machine, Range style cooker with extractor over and space for double fridge/freezer. The breakfast room allows access to the secluded courtyard patio area. Within the original part of the property you have three reception rooms which are currently being used as a lounge, drawing room/study and double bedroom/gym.These rooms are very versatile and remain full of character and light from dual aspect windows in each room. The stunning dining room conversion was completed in 2006 and is perfect for entertaining with three sets of double doors opening onto the patio area and rear garden. The character and charm continue through this part of the property with feature beams and high vaulted ceilings having been retained and enhanced in the restoration. This is a perfect blend of the original character and the new with a bespoke oak and glass staircase leading to a mezzanine floor which overlooks this fantastic space. There is a downstairs shower room with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Going upstairs the character and charm continues with a master bedroom retaining feature fireplace, two further spacious bedrooms and a family bathroom. The grounds have been beautifully maintained and comprise lawns, well stocked flower beds, mature trees providing privacy and a large ornamental fish pond. The gravel driveway leads to a double garage and workshop, which has a useful WC with wash hand basin and stairs leading to a spacious games room which has Velux windows. There is a detached thatched outbuilding providing further storage.
SELLERINSIGHT "I was first struck by the character of the property as it is a beautiful thatched cottage with a chocolate box appeal. Located in a nice, quiet village with easy access to Cambridge and key commuter links, I knew it needed quite a bit of work, but I was excited by the potential it offered," says the vendor. "The new kitchen / breakfast room with a glass roof lantern has been a massive success as everyone tends to congregate in here. It really is the hub of the house and it's a fantastic area for the family to gather and enjoy our meals together. We converted the agricultural barn into a lovely dining space with vaulted ceilings and a feature wooden and glass staircase leading to a gallery area. The property is listed but we took our time using traditional methods and materials, and we believe that it has been sympathetically renovated to remain true to its original character." "The local community is very friendly and there is plenty to do if you want to get involved, including the sports club which has tennis courts and a playground for children. There is a great Indian restaurant, bistro pub and a shop and there are lots of beautiful areas to enjoy scenic walks. My children just had a short walk to the excellent local primary school, which is OFSTED rated outstanding, and we're also in the catchment area for Comberton Village College, one of the best state secondary schools in the country, so the village has everything we would wish for from shopping, schools and a wide range of amenities with Cambridge and the surrounding area. " "The outside space is ideal for entertaining with a patio area and an enclosed, sheltered courtyard which is a lovely space to socialise with friends. The ornamental pond to the side of the patio is the perfect spot to relax with a glass of wine, whilst listening to the water and watching the fish. The fully enclosed garden has plenty of room to play games with the children and to let them safely run free." "There are rooms for all seasons. The thatch keeps the living room lovely and cool in the heat of summer, and warm in the winter. The drawing room is lovely with its inglenook fireplace and log burner, but the vaulted Barn really gives the wow factor." "It's a peaceful location at the centre of a vibrant community where we feel very safe and we enjoy easy access to the key shopping centres and schools within Cambridge." "The barn conversion is a beautiful space and is ideal for dinner parties. It's a lovely room, especially at Christmas where we can seat 16 around the big table." "My biggest concern is trying to find somewhere that will live up to where we live now. It's the perfect place for a family home and it will be a challenge to find a village with the same facilities and friendly community." Read less
Property at a glance
Grade II Listed
Detached Period Cottage
Undergone Significant Improvements In Recent Years