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About the property
A truly unique three bedroom plus study riverside "lock up and go" residence in a tranquil setting next to Buckden Marina. Built to a high specification in 2005 by respected Cambridge architect Richard Britain with private 40ft mooring and a new timber jetty. Stunning first floor, glazed surround lliving accommodation with south westerly river views. Read more
A truly unique three bedroom plus study riverside "lock up and go" residence in a tranquil setting next to Buckden Marina. Built to a high specification in 2005 by respected Cambridge architect Richard Britain with private 40ft mooring and a new timber jetty. Stunning first floor, glazed surround lliving accommodation with south westerly river views.
INMOREDETAIL Leaving the heart of this historical village wind your way out towards Buckden Marina nestled on the edge of the leafy River Great Ouse and hidden from the road and any passing traffic is Carters Boatyard.
Built in 2005 by the respected Cambridge architect Richard Britain to a high specification, this unique and individual designedriverside house is ideal as a "lock up and go" weekend retreat or a tranquil and peaceful setting for everyday family life.
Driving through the gatedentrance in Carters Boatyard there is little clue as to what lies ahead. Sweeping into the courtyard there is ample private parking for when family and friends come to visit and there is pedestrian access leading though to Buckden Marina which is a picturesque marina set in 92 acres of Cambridgeshire countryside and offers 240 fully serviced cruiser and narrowboat pontoon berths. Living at Carters Boatyard you are welcome to pop in and use the café at any time and, subject to membership, can use the on-site leisure club, includinga gym, spa, swimming pool and tennis courts.
Walking across the courtyard, which is clean and tidy in presentation you may notice just how peaceful it is.
Pushing open the entrance door let your journey begin. The RECEPTION HALL is light and airy but warm and welcoming too.Solid wood doors lead off to the bedroom accommodationand there is a useful under stairs storage cupboard ideal for coats and shoes.
GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
The MASTER BEDROOM SUITE is of good size and has a range of fitted bedroom furniture and enjoys a dual aspect withviews towards the river. The ensuite DRESSING AREA benefits from built in wardrobes and dresser unit with matching drawers. At the end of the day enjoyand relax in the en-suite SHOWER ROOM which comprises a white three piece suite with walk-in shower cubicle,wash basin and low level W.C.
There are TWO FURTHER DOUBLE BEDROOMS both of which have a rear aspect.
The FAMILY BATHROOM has a frosted glazedaspect to the rear. Fitted with a white three piece suite comprising a low level flush W.C. wash hand basin and panel bath with overhead power shower, complimentary tiling surround and tiled flooring
Balustrade and galleriedstaircaserises to the first floor and when you reach the top you are greeted by a superb open space with a vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers which creates an open and light feel yet still incredibly homely. The OPENPLAN SITTING ROOM with Oak flooringis of excellent size and enjoys a wall of glass to three sides ensuring it has ample natural light with south facing views across the river and beyond. Being open plan allows the placement of furniture to create designated areas which can be rearranged with the seasons or when your requirements change. There is a very useful overhead storage area (ladder required) which is carpeted and benefits from electrical points.
The DINING AREA has been a host to many evenings when family and friends have come around and the evening has ended by enjoying drinks on the walk-on balcony watching the sun set across the river.
The KITCHEN is tucked away from the main living accommodation but is still the "hub" of the house as it opens plan into the BREAKFAST AREA. Fitted by Pepper, one of the UK's leading niche kitchen furniture companies and it has an extensive range of white fronted base and wall mounted units with ample black Granite work surfaces and matching peninsular bar and one-and-a-half stainless steel sink with waste disposal unit.Fitted quality appliancesinclude Integral dishwasher, two fridgefreezer units. AEG built in oven with ceramic hob and extractor hood over, further built in AEG microwave and combi oven. Breakfast or a light lunch can be enjoyed in the breakfast area as you look across this select and sought after development.
To aid the running of the house there is a very useful UTILITY/CLOAKROOM just off the kitchen. Fitted with eye and base level storage units with inset stainless steel sink, integral washer dryer, low level flush W.C and a large cupboard housing a mega flow hot water tank.
Also leading off the kitchen is the STUDY / BEDROOM FOUR
OUTSIDE The property is approached by a shared driveway through electric security gates and leads to an open bay DOUBLE CART LODGE with vaulted roof. There is a private communal courtyard leading to the property.
Although Buckden Marina is next door, why not moor your boat outside your ownhouse. A key feature of the property is the new private 40ft timber jetty with mooring rights. For those larger gatherings with family and friends, gated access leads onto the jetty where many evenings have been spent gathered around a patio table enjoying alfresco dining by the waterside, watching the evening sun set. ABOUT THE AREA Buckden is an historic villagementioned in the Domesday Book and is south of Huntingdon, just off the A1 providing excellent commuter routes to Cambridge, Huntingdon and Peterborough. It is also ideal for those wishing to commute by train into London in under an hour.
The most intriguing buildings in the village are the Buckden Towers. The Towers are built of red brick around a central courtyard and were used briefly to hold Katherine of Aragon. The Towers were built to serve as a palace for the powerful Bishops of Lincoln and now serve as a residential and retreat centre for Claretian missionaries.
The well supported parish church of St Mary, is a lovely medieval building and is open every day, welcoming visitors from far and wide. Buckden's prosperity was built around its location on the major coach route between London and the north of England.
TRAIN STATIONS Huntingdon4.7 miles St Neots6.5 miles Sandy15 miles
PRIMARY SCHOOLS Offord Primary School0.4 miles Buckden Primary school1.2miles Great Paxton Primary School2.1 miles
SECONDARY SCHOOLS Hinchingbrooke School2.8 miles St Peters School3.7 miles Longsands Academy4.2 miles
LOCAL AUTHORITY Huntingdonshire District Council
COUNCIL TAX Band E
SERVICES Electric Central Heating Mains Sewage Mains Water and Drainage
*Distances are approximate and are intended to be a guide only.