2 bedroom cottage for sale

Bourn, Cambridge, CB23

Under Offer £325,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Delightful Grade II listed two bed thatched cottage offering ample character and charm.
  • English cottage front garden planted with a variety of roses and over-looking fields to the front.
  • Large fitted dining kitchen is ideal for modern day living.
  • The front sitting room has a log burner with staircase to the first floor.
  • Master bedroom connecting through to second bedroom / dressing room.
  • The additional ground floor room is currently used as a teenagers bedroom
  • Rear entrance lobby with access to refitted bathroom.
  • Rear garden courtyard.
  • Off road parking and carport for two vehicles.
  • Large rear garden which is not overlooked.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Set on the fringe of the village, this picturesque Grade II Listed thatched cottage offers a quintessential cottage front garden and over-looks a paddock across the road.

Being located approximately 7 miles to the west of Cambridge the village of Bourn, which gets a mention in the 1056 Doomsday Book, is ideal for those needing to commute into Cambridge or travel into London via the M11 or by rail.

As you open the front gate and walk up the cottage path the fragrance in the summer from the well-stocked garden, which has been planted with a profusion of roses and shrubs will be a pure delight while the low cottage front door gives very little indication as to what lies over the threshold.

GROUND FLOOR

What may strike you as soon as you enter into the SITTING ROOM is the height of the ceilings, which traditionally one would expect to be a lot lower. The window to the front lets in a large amount of natural light, while there is a large fire recess and inset log burner set on an extended tiled hearth, which provides domestic hot water and heating. Wooden latch doors lead off to the snug/guest bedroom, kitchen/dining room and the first floor accommodation.

The GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM which was previously used as a HOME-OFFICE enjoys a front garden view and is of good size.

The open plan KITCHEN / DINING ROOM was refurbished in 2015 is bathed in natural light with a window that overlooks the rear courtyard and a large skylight. With a free standing electric double oven, ample roll top work surfaces, inset single sink and drainer unit, plumbing for washing machine, additional appliance space and ample space for a good size dining table, this really is the hub of the house and is ideal for meeting the demands of modern day family life.

A door leads into an inner lobby with floor to ceiling storage cupboards and a stable door leading out to the courtyard. A further door leads to the ground floor BATHROOM, which was refitted in 2010 and comprises a low level flush WC, contemporary style wash hand basin with swan tap and, for those in need to relax after a long hard day, you can enjoy a long soak in the roll top bath.

FIRST FLOOR

Approached via a narrow dog leg staircase there are two interconnecting bedrooms, both of which have original wooden floors and exposed beams. It has been suggested that some may wish to use the SECOND BEDROOM as an en suite DRESSING ROOM, thus using the snug on the ground floor as a second bedroom. As the photographs suggest, those over 6ft tall may be challenged by the low ceilings and door openings on the first floor.

OUTSIDE

The south facing rear garden is a real gem and quite unexpected. Immediately outside the rear stable door is a small courtyard with picket fence surround and gate onto a private driveway, which leads to a large CARPORT with space to easily accommodate a large car. Walking through the carport there is a storage shed, potting shed, greenhouse and a doorway which leads to the main garden. Being surrounded by mature trees and bushes, the garden is very private and is not directly overlooked, while it also benefits from a lawn and vegetable garden.

ABOUT THE AREA

Bourn is a desirable and well-served village within South Cambridgeshire, located approximately 7 miles from the City of Cambridge.

Amenities within the village include a Church of England primary school, doctors' surgery, post office, restaurant and takeaway, an acclaimed pub (The Willow Tree), the 13th Century Church of St. Mary & St. Helena, golf club, hairdresser, garage, children's nursery, fair trade coffee shop/farm shop with animals & play area, a former Royal Air Force bomber airfield, which today is used for light aircraft, and an old windmill.

The village falls within the catchment area for the well regarded Comberton Village College. An additional benefit for Bourn is the access to major road links providing access to Cambridge, Royston, St Neots, Huntingdon and London.

St Neots, Cambridge and Royston all offer direct rail connections to London Kings Cross taking as little as forty two minutes.

Cambourne is located approximately 4 miles distant and benefits from many local amenities including restaurants, supermarket, petrol station, medical practice, dentist, vets, sports clubs, public house, nursery, primary schooling, hotel and police station.

The property is offered for sale with vacant possession and NO CHAIN.

NEAREST TRAIN STATIONS
Shepreth Train Station 7.3 miles
St Neots Train Station 7.7 miles
Cambridge train Station 9 miles

NEAREST PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Bourn C of E Primary Academy 900 yards
Monkfield Park Primary School 1.4 miles
The Vine Inter-Church Primary School 1.5 miles

NEAREST SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Cambourne Village College 1.5 miles
Comberton Village College 3.7 miles
Gamlingay Village College 5.7 miles

LOCAL COUNCIL: South Cambridgeshire District
 

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02 March 2016

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Nearest station

  • Shepreth (7.3 mi)
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