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4 bedroom detached house for sale

ELLINGTON, Cambridgeshire

Sold STC £525,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 16th Century Family Home
  • 16th Century
  • Four Double Bedrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Grade II Listed
  • Conservatory
  • Third Of An Acre Plot
  • Attractive Garden
  • Eleven Car Garaging/Carport
  • Insulated Outbuildings

Full description

This charming Sixteenth Century four bedroom detached cottage is situated on a third of an acre plot, and comes with ELEVEN CAR STORAGE and extensive parking. The house has exposed timbers and good ceiling height throughout. There is a large AGA in the kitchen breakfast room. The garden wraps around the property and is mainly laid to lawn with fruit trees.

Yew Tree Farm is a delightful home dating back to the sixteenth century. With its thatched roof, timber frame and gleaming white walls, it is the quintessential, English country cottage. Steve, the present owner, was delighted to find the cottage, and pleased with its comprehensive collection of practical outbuildings.

The cottage is proof that you can seamlessly combine period style with modern comforts, and the beamed ceilings are attractive features that add character and chic to the reception rooms. The inglenook fireplace in the lounge is an attractive focal point and the generous windows flood the room with natural light. There is an easy flow into the dining room, which has been the scene of many chatty meals. The main staircase runs from the dining room and Steve says that the grandchildren love the novelty of the second staircase in the kitchen. It is very good for hide and seek.

The Aga warm kitchen is a busy daily hub for meals and conversation, and the walk in pantry is useful when extra storage is needed. The conservatory, leading from the kitchen, creates a superb relaxed and sociable space. It is a luxury to take a morning coffee into the conservatory, and settle in an easy chair, with the garden as a green and soothing background. You feel any stress slipping away. There is a sense of house and garden becoming one, and in the summer, throw back the doors to invite the garden in.

The garden wraps itself around three sides of the house and creates a tranquil oasis. The swathes of lawn are perfect for barbecues and outside summer living; and happily the garden is vey low maintenance. However there is always an excellent harvest to be gathered in from the mature fruit trees.

When Steve bought Yew Tree Farm, the barn complex was in a state of disrepair but with great care he restored them all. At one time they were a timber mill and then a woodwork shop, but are now an adaptable space, providing the possibility, with planning consent, to have a variety of uses. Steve has fully insulated and plaster boarded them and it has been the venue for a party for over two hundred people. There is also very generous parking on the drive, plus four open bays.

Ellington is a friendly village, only a few miles from historic Huntingdon where the main line station has a quick and frequent service into Kings Cross. There is easy access to the M11 and Stansted Airport. The area is rich in good food pubs and cycling and rambling trails.

Steve is sad that the time has come to leave Yew Tree Farm as it has given him nine happy years.

Entrance Hall - Solid timber door.
Exposed timbers.

Dining Room - 4.47m x 3.56m - Window overlooking garden. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Wall lights. Feature red brick fireplace. Radiator. Main staircase to first floor.

Sitting Room - 5.05m x 4.06m - Window overlooking garden. Feature brick inglenook fireplace. TV point. Radiator.

Bathroom - Frosted window to rear aspect. Four piece suite comprising panelled bath, shower cubicle, wash hand basin and low level WC. Tiled walls. Radiator.

Kitchen Breakfast Room - 9.19m x 4.14m - Windows overlooking front and rear garden. Fitted with a range of matching base and eye level units in cream with complementary work surfaces over. Inset one and a half sink with single drainer, and chrome mixer tap. Space for range style cooker with stainless steel canopy hood over. Breakfast bar. Oil fired 4 oven AGA with twin hotplates. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Second staircase to first floor.
WALK - IN PANTRY Shelving and access to boiler cupboard housing oil fired boiler serving radiator central heating.

Utility Room - 2.24m x 1.14m - Base mounted units with work surfaces over. Butler sink. Space and plumbing for washing machine, and space for tumble dryer. Door to:

Cloakroom - High level WC and wash hand basin.

Conservatory - 3.33m x 2.97m - Of double glazed construction on a brick plinth. Pitched polycarbonate roof. Double doors. Wall light. Ceiling fan.

Landing -

Bedroom One - 4.55m x 4.32m - Window to side elevation. Part vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers. Radiator.

Bedroom Two - 4.32m x 3.53m - Window to front elevation. Radiator.

Bedroom Three - 4.11m x 3.53m - Window to front elevation. Vanity basin and door to cloakroom with WC. Radiator.

Rear Landing (Stairs Down) -

Bedroom Four - 3.56m x 3.25m - Window to rear elevation. Radiator.

Outside - Double remote controlled gates lead to a wide tarmac driveway providing parking for several vehicles and access to the gardens and barn complex.
The established gardens extend to three sides of the property and provide a good degree of privacy. Mainly laid to lawns with a variety of mature fruit trees.

Barn Complex - Fully renovated and restored by the current owners, this timber framed building provides a variety of potential uses subject to the necessary planning consents.

Four Car Garage - Access from the road through double timber gates. Rear pedestrian access. Fully insulated with electric radiator wall heater. Three sets of double glazed windows. Four double strip lights and alarm.

Triple Bay Open Carport - 10.97m x 7.62m - Solid construction with corrugated roof. Power connected with security lighting. Internal garden store (18'4 x 8'0)

Garage & Workshop - 8.00m x 5.59m - Large insulated double gates. Power and light connected.

Agents Notes - Council Tax Band F
Hunts District Council
Grade II Listed
16th Century
Oil fired radiator central heating

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Added on Rightmove:
05 August 2015


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