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5 bedroom detached house for sale

WINWICK, Cambridgeshire


Property Description

Key features

  • Charming Five Bedroom Period Home
  • Beautifully Presented
  • Excellent Ceiling Height
  • Two Reception Rooms
  • Period Features
  • Study
  • Large Kitchen Breakfast Room
  • En Suite & Two Bathrooms
  • 0.8 of an Acre
  • Grade II Listed

Full description

A beautifully presented period home, Westward Farm offers spacious accommodation with excellent ceiling height throughout. Outside there is ample parking, large garden, barn and equestrian pony paddock. The accommodation includes two reception rooms with beautiful fireplaces, a study, a well fitted kitchen breakfast room and five bedrooms, one with en suite. Located in the centre of this charming and sought after village.

Westward Farm is a delightful period cottage in Winwick village. Nine years ago David and Helen, the present owners were relocating to the area, and were searching for a character property that would also function as a sizeable and comfortable family home. They were thrilled to find Westward Farm, which sat next to the church in the pretty village.

Winwick is a sociable village with a variety of clubs and societies based in the village hall, and house parties can be impromptu events. Kimbolton and Oundle are under ten miles away, both with excellent independent schools, and the larger centres of Cambridge, St Neots and Peterborough are easily accessed. Winwick is four miles from the A14, which connects with major road networks, and there is a fast and frequent train service into London, Kings Cross. The village offers a calm country village life style as a gentle counterbalance with the rush of a busy lifestyle.

Although a cottage, and full of character, Westward Farm is a spacious and light house, with high ceilings. The sitting room has the warm and welcoming atmosphere that epitomises the entire cottage. The beams and exposed stone of the large inglenook are pleasing period features that blend seamlessly with the comforts of modern living. David explains that before they installed the wood burner, he could stand in the inglenook and look up the chimney to the sky.

The dining room enjoys the same features and with candles burning during an evening meal, you could imagine yourself in another age. The rooms combine this sense of history with a contemporary elegance, and friends always express the pleasure they find in the surroundings.

The well-equipped kitchen is perfect for the keen cook, and the gregarious centre of the household. Aga warm in winter but in summer with the patio doors open you create a charming al fresco dining room on the patio. The old kitchen is now a study and the original bake house, is where you can settle with a book and have some quiet time

Helen describes how the garden has been a joy to create. It opens out into the paddock area and creates a fantastic open feeling. Full of shrubs and colour, and their favourite roses, it is full of interest throughout the year. They have recently built raised vegetable beds for easier working. It is a garden that has given much pleasure.

David and Helen will miss both the cottage and the village. They have enjoyed hosting the book club and parties, when the cottage has been full of friends. They will also miss driving into the village after a hectic day, and feeling the stress drain away as soon as they see their pretty and welcoming cottage. They take away very many happy memories.

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Sitting Room - 5.45m x 5.09m (17'10" x 16'8") - Multi pane window to front aspect. Exposed beams to wall and ceiling. Exposed stone pillars. Oak floor. TV point. Built in low level oak cupboards with shelves above. Stone inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and timber bressumer. Understairs storage cupboard. Two radiators.

Dining Room - 4.90m x 3.86m (16'0" x 12'7") - Multi pane window to front aspect. Exposed timbers to wall and ceiling. Exposed brick floor. Inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove, timber bressumer and exposed stonework. Radiator.

Rear Hall - Part glazed stable door to rear aspect. Exposed stonework. Oak floor. Radiator.

Kitchen Breakfast Room - 5.55m x 3.64m (18'2" x 11'11") - Multi pane window to front aspect. French doors to rear aspect. Hand-painted base and wall mounted units with solid wood worksurfaces. Butler sink with work surafce mounted mixer tap and cut drainer. Tiled splashbacks. Underpelmet lighting. Recessed ceiling lights. Space for range cooker with extractor over. Space for fridge freezer and dishwasher. Tall larder cupboard. Five-door AGA with extractor over. Door to storage cupboard. Door and stairs to first floor.

Cloak Room - Leaded-light window to rear aspect. Exposed timbers to wall and ceiling. Two piece suite comprising a low level WC and pedestal hand wash basin. Oak floor.

Rear Lobby - Part glazed stable door to rear aspect. Stairs to first floor landing. Exposed timbers to wall and ceiling. Radiator.

Study - 3.12m x 2.58m (10'2" x 8'5" ) - Multi pane window to rear aspect. Oak floor. Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Telephone point. Radiator.

Boot Room - Window to both side aspects. Oak floor. Fireplace recess with brick surround. Large dresser / coat unit. Floor mounted oil fired boiler. Vaulted ceiling. Radiator.

Laundry Room - Stable door to side aspect. Window to rear aspect. Brick floor. Base mounted units with granite worksurfaces. Butler sink with work surface mounted tap. Tall storage cupboard. Space for washing machine and tumble drier. Vaulted ceiling.

First Floor Landing -

Bedroom - 4.37m max x 3.33m (14'4" max x 10'11") - Multi pane window to side and rear elevation. Exposed timbers to walls. Exposed stone work. Radiator.

Bedroom - 4.01m x 2.91m (13'1" x 9'6") - Multi pane window to front elevation. Exposed timbers to walls. Exposed stone work. Radiator.

Family Bathroom - Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin and bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment. Half height tongue and groove panelling.

Bedroom / Study - 2.71m x 2.51m (8'10" x 8'2") - Window to rear elevation. Exposed timbers to wall and ceiling. Radiator.

Split Level Landing - Exposed stone chimney breast. Doors to cupboard housing hot water tank.

Bedroom - 3.80m x 3.65m (12'5" x 11'11") - Multi pane window to front elevation. Exposed timbers to wall and ceiling. Recessed ceiling lights. Exposed stone chimney. Radiator.

Shower Room - Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin and tiled shower. Exposed timbers to wall and ceiling. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor. Part tongue and groove panelling.

Master Bedroom - 5.04m x 3.89m (16'6" x 12'9") - Multi pane window to front elevation. Exposed stone work. Doors to built in wardrobe. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.

En Suite - Multi pane window to rear elevation. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, bath with shower over and mixer tap, and vanity unit with inset hand wash basin. Extractor. Part tongue and groove panelling. Radiator.

Outside - Behind a mature hedge with gravel paths and five barn gate leading to large rive offering ample parking.

Terrace to rear with well-stocked raised beds with roses. Outside lighting.

Retaining wall with steps up to large lawn area. Vegetable garden and green house. Dog kennel.
Vehicular access to pony paddock enclosed by hedging mature trees.

Barn - 9.05m x 4.38m (29'8" x 14'4") - Brick and corrugated roof. Power and light connected. Oil tank.

Agents Notes - Council tax band: D
Huntingdonshire district council
Grade II listed
0.8 Acre
Oil boiler

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05 August 2016


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