A Grade II Listed charming semi-detached period cottage that has undertaken a programme of significant improvements in recent years by the current vendors. This well-presented cottage dating back to the 16th century has been extended to provide spacious accommodation throughout. Read more
A Grade II Listed charming semi-detached period cottage that has undertaken a programme of significant improvements in recent years by the current vendors. This well-presented cottage dating back to the 16th century has been extended to provide spacious accommodation throughout and benefits from several rooms with dual aspect windows.
The quaint Peartree Cottage is approached via a cobbled driveway providing off road parking with front garden and picket fence border with well stocked bed under the attractive bay window to front.
An attractive cottage style timber front door opens to the inviting entrance hall with wood flooring, part panelling to walls and staircase rising to the first floor. To the right there is a door leading through to the separate dining room offering a more formal dining space with feature bay window to front and second sash window to the side flooding this room with natural light. There is a decorative original cast iron fireplace.
Adjacent to the dining room, the principal reception room currently used as an inviting sitting room again enjoying dual aspect views over the front and rear garden. The room has an attractive feature open fireplace with cast iron wood burner, exposed Bressumer beam and exposed brickwork.There is an under stairs storage cupboard and a further area exposing the tall brick chimney breast with visibility up to the second floor and opposite are french doors opening to the paved patio.
There is a kitchen/breakfast room enjoying views over the rear garden, fitted in a range of traditional matching wall and base units with glass fronted cupboards and worktops over with inset one and half bowl ceramic sink unit with mixer tap, space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Freestanding Zanussi electric oven, concealed extractor hood, tiling to splashback and large tiles to floor.
First floor has a split landing with one bedroom to the right with attractive exposed beams and brickwork and dual aspect dormer windows to the front and rear. Further steps up lead to the fully tiled bathroom with three-piece suite comprising panelled bath and fitted storage unit with wash hand basin and low level wc with concealed cistern, window to rear aspect. There is a further bedroom with fitted storage cupboard providing hanging space and shelving with views to the rear.
The master bedroom is situated at the front of the property and is flooded with light by the dual aspect sash windows to the front and side. A door has steps down to walk in wardrobe offering useful storage including hanging space and shelving. There is a decorative cast iron fireplace with surround.
The delightful rear garden is enclosed by an exposed brick wall resulting in a private space with well stocked borders and raised lawned area. The garden benefits from a paved patio area ideal for al fresco dining and enjoying the evening sun. Double timber gates open to provide side access and leads to the front of the property. There is an oil tank, log storage and a useful oval gardening shed with oval panes of glass. The exterior of the property offers many character architectural features such as exposed beams and interesting part thatch and part tiled roof.
Caxton is an attractive village approximately nine miles outside of Cambridge, the village offers excellent commuter access into the city centre of Cambridge and for those wishing to travel into London, St Neots train station offers journey times of under an hour into London Kings Cross.
The village has a very active social scene and a very strong community spirit. There are number of clubs and groups in the village catering for all ages and interests. There is a pub that has been converted into a highly regarded Thai restaurant 77 and local amenities are available in nearby Cambourne.
VENDORINSIGHT "This is such a beautiful, cosy cottage that you can't help but fall in love with it as soon as you see it," say the current owners of Pear Tree Cottage in the charming Cambridgeshire village of Caxton. "With gorgeous original features, this Grade II listed property is so very unique and utterly picturesque, complete with thatch and tile roofing and an exquisitely planted garden which serves as an extension of the house at this time of year."
"The cottage itself is warm and welcoming yet extremely bright and airy," the owners continue, "thanks to the addition of a Victorian extension to the smaller original 16th century cottage in around 1910. The rooms in the Victorian part of the house are wonderfully light and spacious, with the dining room opening out from the kitchen to provide the perfect sociable entertaining space for hosting family and friends."
"Having been here for 15 years, Pear Tree Cottage has provided a wonderful home for us," say the current owners. "The village of Caxton is very friendly, with a proactive community and a vibrant calendar of social events including wine tasting at the Manor, the annual village fete, and regular pop quizzes. There is a very attractive wine bar, too serving a fine selection of wines and high quality Thai food which draws people to the Caxton from all around."
Situated 11 miles west of Cambridge. Caxton and the surrounding villages are home to various amenities including a wide range of shops, pubs, restaurants, leisure facilities and schools. Within the catchment area for the well regarded Bourn Primary and highly sought after Comberton Secondary School, the property also enjoys easy access to Cambridge, Cambourne, St Neots, Royston and Huntingdon, with their further selection of shopping and entertainment possibilities. The stunning countryside which surrounds the village is threaded with numerous public footpaths, cycle routes and bridle paths. Transport links are excellent, with the A428, A14 and M11 within easy reach, and St Neots just 8 miles distant for trains to London in just 40 minutes.
Favourite room "The kitchen and adjacent dining area are perhaps where we spend most time, enjoying relaxed dinners parties or simply everyday family meals."
Memorable event "The layout of the cottage lends itself well to entertaining, with bright, generously proportioned rooms which flow easily from one to the next. The property is particularly atmospheric at Christmas time, with a tree lit up in the window."
Best thing about the grounds/local area "We have made so many wonderful friends during our time in the lovely Caxton, there being such a sense of neighbourly warmth in the village."
What they will miss most "We shall miss the character of the cottage, which we absolutely adore. It is truly one of a kind, you could never find another place quite like it."