About this property
- Grade II Listed cottage
- Wealth of exposed timbers
- Two bedrooms
- Private garden
- Idyllic village location
- No chain above
- New oil fired central heating system
Barley is a small, picturesque and highly sought-after village surrounded by beautiful countryside. Within the village there is a shop/post office, a public house, doctor's surgery, Church, village hall and Church of England First School. There are a variety of clubs including tennis and cricket clubs, riding stables and scout troop. In addition there is a recreation ground with football pitch, children's play area and tennis courts. The larger market town of Royston is just 4 miles away and the University City of Cambridge is approximately 14 miles to the north. For the commuter, Royston has its own mainline railway station offering a service to London Kings Cross (approx. 38 mins) or Audley End station with services to London Liverpool Street (approx. 60 mins). The M11 motorway access point at Duxford (Junction 10) is approx. 7 miles away providing access to Stansted Airport and the M25.
JASMINE COTTAGE Jasmine Cottage is set in a rather special, central location within what is believed to be the oldest part of the village, enjoying views over the magnificent church and its Norman tower. The neighbouring Town House is one of the oldest village halls in the country, serving Barley for 500 years. Jasmine was originally part of the Town House cottages, then restored by the Hertfordshire Building Preservation Trust, and subsequently updated.
The cottage is conveniently located for all village facilities including nearby shop/Post Office, primary school, tennis courts, common and playing fields, as well as fine country walks/cycle routes in the surrounding countryside.
ENTRANCE HALL Front entrance flower beds, entrance door with bulls-eye window and porch over, tiled flooring, deep built in storage/coat cupboard, glazed door with adjoining window leading through to the kitchen/breakfast room, and door leading to the bathroom.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15' 5" x 11' 10" (4.7m x 3.61m) max. The kitchen comprises a range of base and eye level units with bespoke English oak worktop space over, incorporating breakfast bar area, with built in Bosch four ring hob, ceramic sink unit, and built in eye level double oven and grill. There is space/plumbing for dishwasher, washing machine/dryer and fridge, with tiled flooring, exposed timbers, chrome downlighting and window to side aspect. Staircase rising to the first floor with understairs cupboard. Open plan to:
SITTING ROOM 15' x 10' 9" (4.57m x 3.28m) Exposed timbers, decorative fireplace with timber mantle and surround and tiled hearth, fitted with bespoke Welsh dresser style shelving with cupboards below, window to the rear aspect with views through the conservatory to the garden and glazed door to:
CONSERVATORY 11' 4" x 6' 5" (3.45m x 1.96m) Brick and hardwood timber construction with ceramic tiled flooring, central heating radiator, power and lighting. Double glazed windows providing views and a good degree of natural lighting, a pair of glazed double doors providing access to the garden, and a further glazed door to the side aspect in turn leading to the side path.
BATHROOM Recently refitted suite comprising panelled bath with independent shower over and folding screen, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, part tiled walls and tiled flooring, and obscure window.
LANDING Pine ledge and brace doors to the adjoining bedrooms and access to the loft space.
BEDROOM 1 12' 9" x 8' 6" (3.89m x 2.59m) Window to the front aspect with views over the street scene and magnificent church, exposed timbers, built in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder, also providing a storage area.
BEDROOM 2 10' 6" x 8' 3" (3.2m x 2.51m) Window to the rear aspect enjoying views over the garden and surroundings, exposed timbers.
OUTSIDE The mature rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with an abundance of well-stocked flower and shrub borders, with trees and also enjoying a secluded position. To the rear of the garden is a summer house and to the side of the cottage is a path leading to the garage/workshop. The land between the enclosed cottage garden and the garage/workshop is also owned by Jasmine Cottage.
There are public footpaths leading to country walks right from the cottage, starting from the path to the garage which continues to the Plaistow, the village common with playing fields and tennis courts, while opposite by the church a path continues to the stables and fields/woods beyond.
GARAGE/WORKSHOP 17' 6" x 9' 7" (5.33m x 2.92m) Offering various uses, dependent on needs, with up and over door, power and lighting connected.
VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment with the Agents.
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