5 bedroom detached house for saleABBOTS RIPTON, Cambridgeshire
- 15th Century Home
- Grade II Listed
- Exposed Beams Throughout
- Five Bedrooms
- Three Reception Rooms
- 37 Ft Drawing Room
- Original Features
- Central Wood Burner
- Third of an Acre Plot
- Car Port & Garage
This charming 15th Century home offers a wealth of character in this sought after village with a good pub, school, shop, post office and excellent commuter services a short drive away. It is beautifully presented throughout, including recently refitted bathrooms. It boasts five bedrooms, three large reception rooms, all with working fireplaces, and a large well-fitted kitchen breakfast room. Outside is well-served by a large driveway, carport and garage, with mature gardens backing onto open fields.
It is a frequently held desire to reside in a traditional house, full of charm and character, set in a small, friendly and peaceful village, but with access to road and rail links, together with other amenities, without compromising their quiet idyll. Such a home is located here in the heart of the beautiful, tranquil village of Abbots Ripton.
We were moving to live in the area for family reasons and, whilst house hunting, lived in temporary accommodation in this village. We visited many of the surrounding towns and villages and became very familiar with the area. We did fall in love with this particular village and were, therefore, delighted when this house became available. It is so bright and spacious, with parts of the cottage dating back to the 14th century. Original beams and exposed timbers meld perfectly with modern day luxury and comfort. It had been beautifully maintained, the thatch was new and everything about it was perfect for us and we were able to move in without any stress.
Within walking distance is the Post Office which is also a well stocked convenience store. We also have an award winning gastro pub and our primary school, also within walking distance, has an excellent reputation. Many social activities take place in our village hall and Abbots Ripton Hall holds a bi-annual event which includes its Garden Festival, The Secret Garden Party, and other attractions. Close by is Huntingdon where supermarkets and the main line station are located; journeys into Kings Cross taking around fifty minutes. Also nearby is the market town of St Ives from where it is possible to travel on the guided busway direct into the city centre of Cambridge.
The cottage has space for every conceivable purpose. We do spend most of our day to day living in the sociable kitchen/breakfast room, from where we gravitate into a spacious but extremely cosy, sitting room which features a large inglenook fireplace
This is, without doubt, our main reception room. It also features a large inglenook fireplace and is where we do most of our entertaining; Christmas with the family here is always special.
Our garden we consider to be the perfect size for us. It has matured gracefully and is full of colour throughout the year, but has a lovely sunny patio on which we like to relax. It is utterly private and our grandchildren have many spent many happy hours playing out here.
Utilising our large reception room, we had a special 70th birthday party, when we seated thirty guests to dine in ease and comfort. As it was a sunny day, guests were also able to spill out onto the patio through the French doors.
It is for family reasons that we must say farewell to what has been an outstanding family home for us. We have been so happy here and have made many, long lasting friends whilst here and will miss this special village
Entrance Lobby - 2.92m x 1.96m (9'6" x 6'5") - Double doors to cloaks cupboard with shelving and hanging rails. Radiator. Sliding glazed door to:
Inner Aisle Hallway - Two wall lights. Radiator. Stairs to first floor landing with solid wood balustrade and exposed studwork. Two built in cupboards. Open to:
Dining Room - 4.65m x 3.91m (15'3" x 12'9") - Secondary glazed sash window to front aspect. Feature inglenook fireplace with stone hearth, cast iron multi-fuel burner (serving radiators) and timber bressumer over. Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Two wall lights. Radiator. Sliding doors and leaded light windows to:
Sitting Room - 11.53m x 5.72m (37'9" x 18'9") - Secondary glazed windows to front and both side aspects. Secondary glazed door with secondary glazed side panels to rear aspect. Entrance steps leading into the room. Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Feature inglenook fireplace with exposed brickwork, raised hearth and timber bressumer over. Former bread ovens to left side of fireplace. Door to right of fireplace leading to rear storage / wine cellar. Three wall lights. Three radiators.
Family Room - 5.11m x 4.29m (16'9" x 14'0") - Secondary glazed sash windows to front and side aspects. Lobby area with blocked original front door and access to dining room. Exposed studwork. Large open fireplace with stone chimney. Part original block flooring. Four wall lights. Two radiators.
Cloakroom - 1.88m x 1.88m (6'2" x 6'2") - Secondary glazed window to rear aspect. Fitted two piece suite comprising low level WC and pedestal hand wash basin. Tiling to one wall and floor. Space for shower if required. Radiator.
Kitchen Breakfast Room - 6.17m x 4.65m (20'2" x 15'3") - Double glazed windows to side aspects. Fitted with an extensive range of oak base and wall mounted units including drawer and glass fronted display units. Granite work surfaces throughout with inset stainless steel one and half bowl sink with chrome mixer tap. Integrated dishwasher, fridge and microwave. Fitted gas range (available separate negotiation) with oak canopy extractor hood. Cupboard housing boiler serving hot water and heating systems. Exposed beams to ceiling with down lighters. Tiled floor with underfloor heating. Two radiators.
Utility Room - 2.21m x 2.21m (7'3" x 7'3") - Window to side aspect. Fitted with a selection of shaker style base and wall mounted units. Inset stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap. Built in wine rack. Space for washing machine. Tiled floor.
Rear Porch - 2.92m x 1.55m (9'6" x 5'1") - Glazed door with glazed side panels to rear aspect.
First Floor Landing - Secondary glazed dormer window to rear elevation. Open split level landing. Doors to large airing cupboard. Wall lights. Radiator.
Master Bedroom - 5.72m x 4.60m (18'9" x 15'1") - Secondary glazed dormer windows to both side elevations. Feature chimney breast with exposed brickwork. Built in triple wardrobe with mirrored sliding doors. Radiator.
En Suite - 3.81m x 2.31m) (12'5" x 7'6")) - Secondary glazed window to rear elevation. Oversized walk in shower with glass screen, recessed storage area, low level WC and twin hand wash basins with swan neck mixer taps. Stone surface with storage units under. Heated towel rail. Recessed ceiling lights.
Latch door from master bedroom to:
Dressing Room / Study / Bedroom Five - 3.81m x 3.07m (12'5" x 10'0") - Secondary glazed sash window to front elevation. Built in eaves storage with shelving and hanging space. Exposed timbers. Radiator.
Bedroom Two - 5.00m x 4.27m (16'4" x 14'0") - Secondary glazed sash window to front elevation. Built in wardrobe. Plumbing for hand wash basin. Radiator.
Bedroom Three - 4.57m x 3.66m (14'11" x 12'0") - Secondary glazed window to rear elevation. Built in wardrobes. Radiator.
Bedroom Four - 3.48m x 3.02m (11'5" x 9'10") - Secondary glazed sash window to front elevation. Door to walk in wardrobe. Radiator.
Family Bathroom - Secondary glazed frosted window to side elevation. Fitted with a four piece suite comprising low level WC, hand wash basin, bath with mixer tap and hand held shower, and separate tiled shower cubicle with glass door. Tiled floor. Heated towel rail.
Outside - The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with an elevated patio running the width of the cottage, enclosed by a low brick wall. Established trees, bushes and flowers to borders. Enclosed by a mature hedge. Timber summer house with pitched roof. Outside lighting. To the front of the property there is a shingle garden with mixed plant borders and a low-level brick wall. Shared neck drive (owned by property) splitting to the side of the property with lawn area. Extensive block paved parking area leading to:
Double Garage - 5.08m x 2.74m (16'7" x 8'11") - One open bay carport and double timber side hinged doors to garage with pedestrian door to rear.
Agents Notes - Re-thatched in 2010
Gas fired radiator central heating
Grade II Listed
Council Tax Band: C
Hunts District Council
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