6 bedroom detached house for saleHEMINGFORD ABBOTS, Cambridgeshire
Sold STC £795,000
- Period Home
- Grade II Listed
- Six Bedrooms
- Four Bathrooms
- Elegant Features
- Underfloor Heating
- Third Of An Acre
- Garage With Studio Above
- Planning for extension
- Sought After Village
Full descriptionOne of the signature homes of Hemingford Abbots, Abbots End is a grand period home with ornate rendering and elegant features throughout.The accommodation is well presented and includes large reception rooms, generous kitchen breakfast room with utility and study. The six bedrooms all have access to a recently refitted bathroom including a ground floor bedroom. Outside the generous plot of approximately a third of acre backs onto open paddocks and includes a mature garden, large drive and double garage with workshop and studio with cloakroom and kitchen above.
Abbots End is a home full of charm and potential with elegant features flowing throughout. The current owner has lived here since 2003 and could not imagine living anywhere else. As soon as I viewed Abbots End I could immediately see the potential of the property to become our perfect family home. It is a grand period house that was in need of a lot of love and we carried out an extensive refurbishment of the entire home from top to bottom. It has been a charming and flexible property providing us with space and freedom, says Pamela.
We fully stripped out the house and breathed new life into the rooms. My favourite feature is the underfloor heating we have installed as it enhances the warming atmosphere I feel every time I am in my home. We also created a central vacuuming system which makes cleaning the house stress free! It is a great place for anyone with an imagination and we have made it our own. We extended the garage to create a large double storage space for two vehicles and it is also home to an office and workshop which my husband regularly used. The house has plenty of opportunity for a further income and at present I run a low-key bed and breakfast from the self-contained downstairs bedroom. I love how flexible the property has been. It can easily be a stunning family home, bed and breakfast, or a grand period property with a work at home office, it offers potential for everyone.
I know that I will miss the location and views the most. It has been my perfect home allowing me to pursue my passion for horses and living in a beautiful village. I wanted a house that could support my love of riding and with a large livery just up the road and plenty of beautiful hacks, Hemingford Abbots has provided me with all I could have hoped for. The garden is peaceful and full of wildlife. It is a mature garden that is closed in by a picket fence with views across the open countryside and paddocks. There is always something happening outside whether it is watching the horses of an evening or seeing our resident sparrow colony. We have a big table outside for outdoor entertaining which makes a lovely setting when we have friends and family to visit, continues Pamela.
The area is surrounded by stunning walks with a total of 26 miles of footpath which all interlink into one another taking you from Earith to Godmanchester and beyond. The village and nearby Hemingford Grey are incredibly friendly and lively villages with plenty for all ages. The house is a short walk to the village shop, caf, post office and pub. Hemingford Grey is home to the incredibly popular pub The Cock, which is part of the Cambridge Dining Company network producing the finest British menus. I love the fact that I can use my bike to cycle everywhere I could need, Waitrose is a short bike ride away as well as the market town of St Ives. St Ives has plenty on offer including a regular and reliable bus service into Cambridge city centre allowing you to be independent from your car if you wish. This has been a wonderful home and location for my family and I and I will not be moving far from Hemingford Abbots, concludes Pamela.
Entrance Hall - 6.07m x 1.14m - Solid wood door with inset glazing to:
Half glazed multi pane door to rear aspect. Tiled floor with underfloor heating. Stairs to first floor landing with understairs storage cupboard housing central vacuum system. Double doors to shallow shelved bookcase.
Sitting Room - 5.26m x 4.37m - Multi pane window to front aspect and multi pane sash window to rear aspect. Tiled floor with underfloor heating. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Fireplace with wood burning stove, timber bressumer over and stone hearth. TV and telephone points.
Kitchen Breakfast Room - 5.33m x 5.03m - Multi pane box bay window to front aspect and multi pane window to rear aspect. Fitted with a wine
range of base and wall mounted units with granite work surfaces, including cupboards, drawers, rack and glass fronted display. P-shaped breakfast bar with granite work surface. Tiled splashbacks. Integrated Miele dishwasher. Space for fridge freezer. Inset Rangemaster oven with stainless steel extractor canopy over. Under pelmet lighting and uplighters. Inset ceramic one and a half bowl sink with drainer and mixer taps with filtered water. Brick built inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove, timber bressumer and stone hearth. Tiled floor with underfloor heating. Telephone point. Exposed timbers. Storage cupboard housing telecom connections.
Rear Lobby - Brick built with pantile roof. Opening to garden. Doors to drive and garden.
Rear Hall - Multi pane window to front aspect. Solid wood door with inset glazing. Tiled floor with underfloor heating. Recessed ceiling lights. Coat hooks.
Utility Room - 3.61m x 2.34m - Multi pane windows to side aspect and rear lobby. Door to stairs. Base and wall mounted units with solid wood work surfaces and inset stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap. Tall cupboard. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Understairs storage cupboard. Water softener. Well pump serving toilet systems. Tiled floor with underfloor heating.
Cloakroom - Two piece suite comprising low level WC and wall mounted hand wash basin with tiled splashbacks. Tiled floor with underfloor heating. Extractor fan.
Bedroom/ Family Room - 4.32m x 4.06m - Multi pane sash window to rear aspect. Oak floor with underfloor heating.
En Suite - Frosted multi pane window to front aspect. Four piece suite comprising large shower with curved glass screen, overhead shower, body jets and hand held shower attachment, low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin and bidet. Vanity light. Part tiled walls and floor with underfloor heating. Heated towel rail.
Landing - Multi pane sash window to rear elevation. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Stairs to second floor landing with understairs storage cupboard. Feature alcove.
Master Bedroom - 5.18m x 4.45m - Multi pane sash window to rear elevation and multi pane window to front elevation. Fireplace with wide plinth. Cornice to ceiling and ceiling rose. Open fireplace with stone tiled hearth housing fire basket and painted surround and mantle. Radiator.
Jack & Jill En Suite - Multi pane window to front elevation. Oak floor. Four piece suite comprising low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin, shower cubicle with glass door and LED lights and panel bath. Recessed shelving. Heated towel rail. Extractor fan.
Bedroom Two - 5.11m x 4.29m - Multi pane sash window to rear elevation and multi pane window to front elevation. Fireplace with wide plinth. Cornice to ceiling and ceiling rose. Open fireplace with stone tiled hearth housing fire basket and painted surround and mantle. Radiator.
Rear Landing - Multi pane window to rear elevation. Stairs to study with understairs storage cupboard. Large shelved linen cupboard with door to airing cupboard with shelves and lighting. Wall mounted gas fired boiler. Stairs to kitchen. Recessed ceiling lights.
Bedroom Three - 4.50m x 4.14m - Leaded light window to front elevation and multi pane window to side elevation. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Fireplace with stone hearth. Exposed floorboards.
Family Bathroom/En Suite - Leaded light window to front elevation. Four piece suite comprising double ended bath with mixer tap, pedestal hand wash basin, low level WC and shower with curved glass screen and LED feature lights. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail.
Study - 3.91m x 3.45m - Velux window to rear elevation. Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Exposed floorboards. Ladder (secondary access) to Bedroom Five. Door to large boarded loft space.
Second Floor Landing - Steps to Bedrooms Four and Five.
Bedroom Four - 4.42m x 3.40m - Multi pane window to rear elevation. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Open fireplace. Ceiling fan. Exposed floorboards. Doors to eaves storage. Radiator. Door to:
Jack & Jill En Suite - Three piece suite comprising low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin with mixer taps and corner shower with glass screen. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail. Door to:
Bedroom Five - 4.29m x 3.43m - Multi pane window to rear elevation. Ceiling fan. Exposed floorboards. Door to eaves storage.
Outside - Five bar gate to block paved entrance leading to large gravel drive. Enclosed by walls with brick built shed and workshop.
Garage/Studio - Block built with brick plinth and shiplap timber faced. Pantile roof.
Double Garage - 6.05m x 5.49m - Two remote controlled roller doors. Window and door to rear aspect. Workbench with inset stainless steel sink with drainer. Power and light connected. Double doors to:
Workshop - 5.46m x 3.45m - Window to rear aspect. Door to Studio. Power and light connected.
Wood door with inset leaded light window to:
Entrance Hall - Window to front aspect. Stairs to first floor landing. Tiled floor.
Landing - Oak floor.
Kitchenette - 2.74m x 1.32m - Velux window to rear elevation. Oak floor. Extractor fan. Base and wall mounted units with solid wood work surfaces and inset stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap. Space for fridge.
Cloakroom - Low level WC and wall mounted wash hand basin. Oak floor. Extractor fan. Door to loft space with light.
Office - 6.45m x 4.04m - Two Velux windows to rear aspect. Door to side aspect. Oak floor. Ground source heating. Hatch to storage space. Doors to eaves storage. Numerous electric & BT sockets.
Gardens - Laid mainly to lawn with mature trees. Paddocks to rear.
Stables - Stable and store. Power and light connected.
Agents Notes - Grade II Listed
Built 1535 and mid 1700s (based on previous owners research)
Georgian with Victorian extension
Council Tax Band: G
New hardwood windows throughout
Huntingdonshire District Council
Mains gas connected
Planning permission for large family room with bi-fold doors and wood burning stove
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