About this property

Key features
  • Immense Charm & Character
  • Principal Reception Room
  • Ground Floor Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/ Dining Room
  • First Floor Landing
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • First Floor Bathroom
  • Enclosed Walled Garden
Description
LOCATION The Old Reading Rooms is a most attractive detached period cottage of immense charm and character, believed to date back to the mid to late 1500's, including feature fireplaces and exposed timbers. The property provides well proportioned and versatile living accommodation and occupies a prominent position fronting onto a cobbled area which was originally Linton's small market square and is close to the heart of the village. The current owner has researched the history and the records show it was listed as coffee house in 1725 and was used as the reading rooms for the Linton Literary Society formed in 1853. The built in glass fronted billiards cabinet in the original Reading Room is still in situ.


The well regarded village of Linton has a pleasing blend of both modern and period properties as well as a good range of local amenities including shops, wine merchants, bakery, public houses, post office, hair dressers, beauty salon, veterinary surgery, garage, doctors, dentist, primary school and village college with its own sports centre. The market towns of Haverhill and Saffron Walden are approximately 8 miles distant and the University City of Cambridge is around 11 miles away with a bus service running through Linton to Cambridge regularly. Audley End mainline station offering a commuter service to London's Liverpool Street is around 11 miles away and the M11 motorway access point is within approximately 8 miles at Duxford (junction 10).

WOOD PANELLED ENTRACE DOOR TO:

PRINCIPAL RECEPTION ROOM a wonderful atmospheric room full of character incorporating an attractive brick fireplace with carved wooden surround and brick hearth, original glass cabinet which would have held billiard cues when the property was the Literacy Society Reading Rooms. Secondary double glazed sash windows to front and side aspect, exposed timbers, corner meter cupboard, corner cupboard with fuse box, three double radiators, matwell in front of entrance door, feature high ceilings.

INNER LOBBY with coat hooks, deep built in storage cupboard under stairs, door to:

CLOAKROOM with low level w.c., wash hand basin with tiled splash back, fitted shelves, storage cupboard, radiator and glazed window with frosted glass to side aspect, door to:

REAR HALL with staircase off to first floor and door to:

KITCHEN/ DINING ROON with a range of attractive units incorporating a stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps, integrated Siemens dishwasher, extensive base units comprising work surfaces with cupboards and drawers below, space and plumbing for washing machine, integrated oven with 4 point hob and extractor cooker hood above, part ceramic tiled walls, integrated fridge and freezer, range of wall storage cupboards and glass fronted display cabinets, upright shelved larder cupboard and further built in cupboard which houses a wall mounted gas fired boiler, ceramic tiled floor, radiator, windows to front aspect and a full height sealed unit double glazed window and double glazed door leading to walled courtyard style garden to side. There is also a trap door to roof storage space.

FIRST FLOOR

LANDING with glazed window to side aspect, radiator, feature exposed chimney breast, brick fireplace, trap door to loft space.

BEDROOM 1 with secondary double glazed sash windows to front and side aspect, radiator.

BEDROOM 2 with radiator, secondary glazed sliding sash windows to side aspect.

BATHROOM with white suite comprising bath, with part ceramic tiled walls around, vanity style unit with wash hand basin and shelved cupboards below, low level w.c., separate corner shower unit with wall mounted shower unit, sliding glazed doors, vertical radiator/ towel rail, low level w.c., electric shaver socket, secondary double glazed sash windows to side aspect.

OUTSIDE To the front of the cottage there is an attractive garden area with various rose bushes and shrubs and low level hedgerow set on a brick wall, further flower boarders and shrubs to side and gated access leading into the part walled courtyard styled garden to side.

The garden is fully enclosed and incorporates a large paved terrace two raised flower beds with shrubs and an outside tap.

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Cheffins Cambridge
Clifton House
1&2 Clifton Road
Cambridge
CB1 7EA

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