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Beautifully presented FAMILY HOME located in the centre of this SOUGHT AFTER village. The property offers THREE RECEPTION ROOMS, a study area and KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM. There are numerous PERIOD FEATURES throughout, a GENEROUS GARDEN and GARAGING.

"Porch House was built around 1750 and takes its name from the porch at the front of the property. A century ago it was home to a butcher's shop," points out Martin. "There is still a wooden beam here which the butcher used, and the black tile floor in the dining room dates from this period too. The house is steeped in history and unique original features. In the kitchen there are the century-old floor tiles which are very unusual and arranged in the shape of a cross. Louisa and I fell in love with this kitchen/breakfast room as we had never had a space like it before in our previous homes."

"It is always the hub of the house," says Louisa. "This is true particularly at Christmas, when Porch House is so accommodating to everyone - family and friends alike. Through here is a door out into the garden, which we have completely transformed since we moved in six years ago. We put in raised beds with railway sleepers and it is lovely to sit here in the sun with a mid-morning cup of coffee and some home-made cake. My pride and joy is the vegetable garden which I created from scratch. It is a real suntrap and it produces some superb crops. There is nothing better than enjoying the early evening sunshine here while having a barbecue with salad and produce from the garden."

"The house is so versatile," Martin continues. "You can change round the uses of the living rooms to suit life's ebbs and flows. For instance I used what is now the dining room as a study at one time. It is an incredibly beautiful and remarkable room and the sun streams in through the floor to ceiling glass door. I used to work a lot from home and I found it so therapeutic. I could be very productive and still enjoy my surroundings. As for work, this village is great for commuting. The drive to St Neots station takes about seven minutes and then you can be in the centre of London in 42 minutes on a fast train, and Cambridge is a 15 minute drive away."

"Porch House is a marvellous family home. It is right in the centre of Great Gransden and the children can walk to the primary school, the park or go on small errands to the shop without crossing a road. We love to climb on to our bikes at the weekends and go off for the afternoon to explore the countryside and visit the Gransden Woods. We shall greatly miss this beautiful family home."

Covered porch with external lighting. Oak door with opaque glazed side panels to:

12'10 X 12'0 (3.91M X 3.65M)
Window to side aspect. Vaulted ceiling. Herringbone design oak floor. Radiator.

Opaque window to side aspect. Fitted with a two piece suite comprising low level W.C. and hand wash basin. Radiator.

17'1 X 10'0 (5.20M X 3.04M)
Sash windows to front and side aspects. Open brick fireplace with tiled mantle and brick hearth. Picture rail. Telephone point. Radiator.

14'10 X 6'9 (4.52M X 2.05M)
Sash window to front aspect. Stairs to first floor landing. Recessed bookcase. Radiator.

17'1 X 15'2 (5.20M X 4.62M)
Sash windows to side and rear aspects. Feature cast iron fireplace with slate hearth and timber surround. Wall lights. Radiator.

23'9 X 12'3 (7.23M X 3.73M)
Double glazed window to front aspect. Double glazed window and door to rear aspect. Part glazed roof. Fitted with handmade shaker style base units including storage baskets, drawer units, shelving over and solid beech work surfaces with tiled splash backs and inset double butler sink, mixer tap and work surface cut drainer. Space for dishwasher. Electric range cooker with double oven, ceramic hob and extractor over. Original barrel backed corner cupboard with arched glazed door. Pamment tile floor. Halogen spotlights. Radiator.

10'0 X 6'1 (3.04M X 1.85M)
Window to rear aspect. Fitted base mounted units with inset butler sink, mixer tap and shelving above. Space for washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge freezer. Quarry tile floor. Radiator.

14'3 X 11'6 (4.34M X 3.50M)
Double glazed door to rear aspect. Double glazed sash window to front aspect. Range of fitted storage cupboards housing oil fired boiler serving central heating and pressurised hot water systems, hot water tank and water softener. Black tile floor. Radiator.

Two windows to front elevation. Picture rail. Hatch to partially boarded loft space. Two radiators.

17'5 X 15'0 (5.30M X 4.57M)
Double glazed windows to rear and side elevations. Overbed canopy with inset down lights. Exposed wooden floorboards. Picture rail. Radiator.

Fitted three piece suite comprising quadrant shower cubicle with built in shower, built in furniture with inset hand wash basin and low level W.C. with concealed cistern. Large wall mirror. Shelf and inset spot lights. Extractor. Exposed wooden floorboards. Heated timer controlled towel rail.

17'4 X 10'0 (5.28M X 3.04M)
Double glazed window to side elevation. Feature cast iron fireplace. Picture rail. Two radiators.

14'6 X 11'0 (4.42M X 3.35M)
Double glazed window to rear elevation. Part vaulted ceiling. Recessed halogen ceiling lights. Radiator.

12'4 X 11'3 (3.75M X 3.42)
Double glazed window to rear elevation. Built in desk and drawers. Picture rail. Radiator.

Window to rear aspect. Two Velux windows to ceiling. Fitted with a Villeroy & Boch four piece suite comprising double ended bath with tiled sides, central wall mounted mixer tap, quadrant shower cubicle with wall mounted shower, low level W.C. and inset hand wash basin with mixer tap and vanity unit under. Centrally heated towel rail. Recessed halogen ceiling lights.

The south west facing rear garden measures approximately 110ft x 70ft and fully enclosed by panel fencing. There is a large patio area from the rear of the house adjoining a lawn. Greenhouse. Log store. Modern oil tank with wireless gauge. Mature trees to borders. Exterior lighting and power sockets. Outside tap. Further garden to the side of the property with segregated herb planting area and established privet hedge to boundary. Path leading to gate and front garden. Mature fruit trees.

The front garden offers a raised lawn with planted beds. A drive with parking for three cars and gated access to the patio leads to:

16'8 X 13'5 (5.08M X 4.08M)
Window to pedestrian door to side aspect. Timber up and over door. Power and light connected. Workbench and storage units.

Agents Notes
Property approximately 250 years old.
Council Tax Band F.
Oil fired boiler.

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02 April 2012


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