About this property

Key features
  • Charm and Character
  • Unique Ambience
  • Wealth of Exposed Timbers
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Farmhouse Style Kitchen with Aga
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Shower Room and Bathroom
  • Generous Plot and Exclusive Parking
Description
LOCATION A sympathetically improved period thatched cottage of immense charm and character, retaining a wealth of exposed timbers and a fine inglenook fireplace.

The cottage occupies a wonderful position within this highly sought after and picturesque south Cambridgeshire village with a fine church and inn/ restaurant. The village is located just 2 miles from the larger neighbouring village of Balsham with an extensive range of local amenities. The village is located about 12 miles south east of Cambridge and for the commuter there are main line stations at Audley End and Whittlesford and access onto the M11 motorway is situated at Stump Cross (junction 9) and at Duxford (junction 10).

WOOD PANELLED ENTRANCE DOOR to:

RECEPTION HALL with natural wooden floor, fitted meter cupboard, exposed timbers and beams, staircase off to first floor, step into the Study and open studwork partition to:

STUDY with wealth of exposed beams and timbers and door to front aspect, and door off to:

REAR LOBBY with built-in wardrobes/storage cupboard and further built-in storage cupboard, opening to:

LARGE SHOWER ROOM with fully tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and low level w.c., high semi-vaulted ceiling with wealth of exposed timbers, sliding sash windows to side aspect and opening to:

BEDROOM 1 A wonderful atmospheric room with high semi-vaulted ceiling with wealth of exposed timbers, natural wood style floorboards, double radiator, windows to rear aspect and half glazed doors to side aspect giving access to shinglestone pathway and gardens.

SITTING ROOM A wonderful and atmospheric room with a wealth of exposed beams and timbers, natural wooden floorboards, windows to rear aspect overlooking the gardens and countryside beyond, sliding sash windows to front aspect, feature central Inglenook style fireplace with a raised brick hearth (currently sealed), recess to side and open studwork leading through to:

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM A wonderful farmhouse style kitchen with a feature brick fireplace and two oven Aga with ceramic tiled splashbacks, extensive base units comprising natural wooden work surfaces with cupboards and drawers below, recess with pull-out baskets and further recess to side of a butler sink with mixer taps, large central island with granite worktop, integrated refrigerator and wine store, integrated freezer and further cupboards and drawers below, sliding sash window to front aspect, wealth of exposed timbers, built-in storage cupboard understairs which also houses an oil fired boiler, ceramic tiled floor, two sets of sliding sash windows to rear aspect and opening to:

GARDEN/DINING ROOM with ceramic tiled floor, double radiator, dual aspect windows overlooking the gardens with breath-taking views over adjacent farmland and countryside, door leading to rear gardens and further door to:

CLOAKROOM/ UTILITY ROOM with low level w.c. and wash hand basin, recessed utility area with space and plumbing for washing machine and space for further appliance, ceramic tiled floor, glazed window to side aspect.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR

STAIRCASE FROM THE KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM leading to:

LANDING with built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, door off to Bathroom and door off to:

BEDROOM 3 with exposed floorboards and exposed timbers, sloping eaves with exposed timbers, recess with windows to front aspect.

BATHROOM with freestanding bath on ball and claw feet with mixer taps and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and low level w.c., radiator, electric shaver socket, windows to side aspect and trap door to roof space, exposed timbers, sloping eaves with exposed timbers.

BEDROOM 2 with high semi-vaulted ceiling and wealth of exposed timbers and sloping eaves, dormer style recess, radiator, sliding sash windows to rear aspect with wonderful views over the gardens and adjacent paddocks and countryside beyond, further recess to front aspect with glazed window, door through to:

REAR LANDING with built-in eaves storage cupboard, high semi-vaulted ceiling with wealth of exposed timbers and open studwork, recess to front aspect with glazed window and staircase leading to ground floor. Door off to:

BEDROOM 4 with double radiator, high semi-vaulted ceiling with wealth of exposed timbers and sloping eaves, dormer style recess to front with windows and exposed floorboards.

OUTSIDE To the front of the cottage there is a generous garden which is laid to lawn with a great variety of mature shrubs, bushes, trees and hedgerow around, shinglestone pathway immediately to the front of the cottage and a further shinglestone pathway adjacent to which is a garden pond. To the side of the cottage there is access to an extensive courtyard style pebblestone driveway which in turn leads to a concreted base and garden area with hedgerow and trees to side, oil storage tank, pathways to the side of the cottage lead to the rear gardens.

The delightful mature rear garden is a rather special feature and enjoys a high degree of privacy and seclusion and immediately backs onto paddocks with far reaching views over farmland and countryside. The gardens are principally laid to lawn with a shinglestone pathway with hedge to side which in turn leads to a large corner garden pond with paving around, further pathways leading round the cottage to a secluded paved terrace with hedgerow, shrubs and raised borders around, and to the other side of the cottage there is an extensive pebblestone area and timber garden storage shed plus further pathway and timber door leading to front.

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

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