About this property

Key features
  • Unique ambience
  • Wealth of character features
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/ breakfast room with Aga
  • 4 bedrooms
  • En-suite/ family bathroom
  • Delightful gardens
  • Secure parking/ double cart lodge
Description
LOCATION This unique and rather special Grade II listed period home is believed to originally date from the late 15th century with later additions in the late 16th/ early 17th and 19th century and these extracts are from the listing itself. The property was originally an open Hall house and has been sympathetically altered and improved in more recent times, incorporating a Georgian wing which includes the living/ hobbies room and guest bedroom with en-suite. The property provides versatile and well proportioned accommodation including 4 reception rooms , kitchen with Aga, 4 bedrooms, an en-suite and separate bathroom.

In addition the property has the benefit of delightful mature gardens and automatic double wooden gates to the side leading to a secure courtyard style parking area and an open bay double cart lodge.

The property occupies an outstanding location close to the heart of this highly sought after South Cambridgeshire village. Little Abington is a picturesque village with its own fine church and the adjoining neighbouring village of Great Abington provides an excellent range of local amenities including an inn/ restaurant, cricket pitch/ recreation ground, primary school and post office/ shops.

The university city of Cambridge and the market town of Saffron Walden are both about 7 miles distant. For the commuter the village is conveniently placed for access to the A11, A14 and M11 motorway. The nearest M11 motorway access points are at Duxford (junction 10) and Stumps Cross (junction 9). There are main line stations at Whittlesford and Audley End.

WOOD PANELLED ENTRANCE DOOR to:

REAR HALL with 2 radiators, 2 double glazed windows & built-in boot/storage cupboard, step up to inner lobby.

INNER LOBBY with staircase off to first floor and door to:

CLOAKROOM with low level w.c. and wash hand basin, radiator, secondary double glazed frosted glass windows to rear aspect.

PRINCIPAL RECEPTION ROOM with feature Inglenook fireplace with a steel hood and raised brick hearth, exposed beams and timbers, window seat with secondary double glazed windows to rear aspect, double radiator, semi-high vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers, recess to side of fireplace with log store and deep display shelf and bookshelves above, further double radiator, sliding sash windows to front aspect, door to:

FRONT ENTRANCE HALL & SIDE HALL with front entrance door to front aspect, radiator, built-in storage cupboard understairs, trap door to cellar which is located beneath the living/ hobbies room and includes a recently installed oil boiler, radiator, second staircase off to first floor.

STUDY with radiator, feature exposed open studwork and exposed beams, trap door to an original Georgian kitchen midden, windows to rear aspect, part glazed door to rear terrace and gardens, high semi-vaulted ceiling.

LIVING/ HOBBIES ROOM with two double radiators, sash windows to front and side aspect with internal wooden shutters.

DINING ROOM with feature brick flooring and wealth of exposed beams and timbers, double radiator, sliding sash windows and further small paned windows to front and side aspect, serving hatch to kitchen.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM with range of attractive bespoke units comprising an inset one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer taps and cupboards beneath, ceramic tiled worktops to side and base units with cupboards and drawers below, integrated Miele dishwasher, integrated fridge, feature fireplace style area with a two oven green Aga with two point Neff hob to side and cupboards below, tiled worktop, cupboards and drawers to other side, recess with upright shelved storage cupboard and open shelves with space for ovens and microwaves with drawers beneath, a most attractive feature corner cupboard with glass fronted display shelves and further shelves beneath, attractive glass fronted wall storage cupboards with display shelving and lighting above, further base units comprising maple work surfaces with cupboards and drawers below, small fitted breakfast bar, built-in shelved larder cupboard with pull-out drawers beneath, tiled floor, sliding sash windows to front aspect.

UTILITY ROOM with exposed beams and timbers, fridge/freezer, space and plumbing for washing machine, and opening to walk-in pantry with extensive shelving.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR

LANDING with radiator, sliding sash windows to front aspect.

BEDROOM 1 with freestanding wardrobes with glass fronted doors, further wardrobes to side and drawers beneath, double radiator, sliding sash windows to front aspect, sliding door to:

ENSUITE BATHROOM with bath and shower attachment, wash hand basin, ceramic tiled splashback, and low level w.c., radiator, small glazed window to side aspect.

BEDROOM 2 with original wide feature exposed oak floorboards, sliding sash windows to front aspect and further windows to side aspect, double radiator, range of built-in wardrobes and shelved storage cupboards with cupboards above, large walk-in wardrobe/storage cupboard with light.

INNER LANDING with large built-in shelved linen cupboard.

BEDROOM 3 with radiator, free standing wardrobes with part glazed doors, further wardrobe to side with drawers beneath, radiator, sliding sash windows to rear aspect.

REAR LANDING with radiator & staircase leading to front side hall & ground floor.

BEDROOM 4 with radiator, exposed beams, English elm floorboards and windows to side aspect, feature high level leaded light, stained glass windows.

BATHROOM with freestanding bath with mixer taps, wash hand basin, heated towel rail/radiator, low level w.c. and walk-in shower cubicle with glazed door, ceramic tiled walls around, large head shower and further hand held shower, extractor fan, feature cast iron firegrate and chimney breast and glazed windows to rear aspect, part ceramic tiled walls, exposed timbers.

OUTSIDE To the side of the property there is a driveway and a pair of wooden gates leading to a pebblestone courtyard style parking area adjacent to which is a LARGE OPEN BAY DOUBLE CART LODGE with high level part boarded storage loft, light and power and glazed windows to side aspect. Heavy duty workbench and vice.

To the front of the property there is a small wooden gate leading to a pebblestone pathway and attractive front garden laid to lawn with a feature brick and flint retaining wall to the front of the property and a variety of mature shrubs, bushes, trees and well stocked borders around. To the side of the house there is a raised brick border with further mature shrubs, bushes and flower beds and this in turn opens to the delightful rear gardens which enjoy a high degree of privacy and seclusion and are partly enclosed by flint and brick walls and are laid to lawn with a variety of mature shrubs, bushes, trees and well stocked borders around, attractive garden pond and raised vegetable beds and a large brick paviour terrace immediately adjacent to the house itself. There is also a lean-to log store to the side of the terrace and an oil storage tank.

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

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