4 bedroom semi-detached house for saleGREAT PAXTON, St Neots, Cambridgeshire
Sold STC £385,000
- Well Presented Period Home
- Open Fire & Wood Burning Stove
- Spacious Kitchen Dining Room
- Two Reception Rooms
- Study Area
- Open Views to Rear
- Landscaped Cottage Garden
- Well Served Village
- Off Road Parking for Two Cars
- Excellent Access to Cambridge & London
Full descriptionThis well presented and charming home is located within a short drive of St. Neots, with rail services into London in under an hour and excellent amenities. There is a sought after primary school and public house in the village. The accommodation includes a spacious kitchen breakfast room, snug with open fire, and sitting room with wood burning stove. There is also a utility room and beautifully fitted bathroom. Two of the four bedrooms are doubles and have cloakrooms. Outside there is a large drive for two cars and a landscaped cottage garden.
The owners were living in London and were looking for somewhere in the area. Mole Cottage was the first place we saw and we just fell in love with it. We viewed 12 properties that weekend, but always came back to Mole Cottage, say the owners. It was not only the house itself that appealed to us, but the positioning on the lane, where our neighbours have become an integral part of our lives. Everyone looks out for each other and we always feel secure and safe. When we moved in there was even a bottle of champagne and homemade jam left on the doorstep to welcome us to the lane!
The village has a community feel, with a primary school, pub, park and a village shop which is soon to be reopened. Great Paxton is a very family-friendly place, reveal the owners. The local primary school is just a scooter ride for the kids or a brisk walk for us! They often hold ftes there. People move here for the primary school. Mole Cottage is ideal for a young family or for a couple hoping to start a family.
The house itself is very quirky, not least in its layout. Two old cottages which have been adapted into one larger one, both original arched doors remain from the 1860s, an unusual and charming feature. Were really proud of Mole Cottage. People often comment on the character features of the building, the way you can get lost in the labyrinthine layout, continue the owners, It is not your standard house, people dont forget it.
A year after moving in, the owners completed renovation works on the building to adapt it to better suit the needs of their young family, so it is now perfectly designed for open plan family living. We have invested a lot of love and care into it, say the owners. The kitchen now runs through to the dining room, so the cooking can be done whilst the children do some colouring at the kitchen table, all with a fine view of the garden.
Mole Cottage is the epitome of a family home. The kids love it! They bumble around the house, from the playroom to the lounge to the kitchen to the garden. A few neighbours on the lane have children the same age as ours so there are endless play dates here, continue the owners. The wet room on the ground floor is really practical with the youngsters as you dont mind them splashing about. Its also really nice when you have a shower in the morning and can look out onto the garden with the light coming in.
The previous owners had put a lot of love and care into the garden and the current owners have done the same. It looks very different throughout the changing of the seasons, but all year round it is extremely peaceful with open views. It feels very private but it is just a stones throw from the neighbours so you can have a chat over the fence if you wish! The outside space of the property is laid out in different sections. There is a vegetable patch, a raised decking area, a circular garden feature, and a patio, perfect for al fresco eating. Its very practical, but looks like the quintessential English country garden.
At Mole Cottage one gets the feeling of being in the countryside without being isolated. In the hub of the village of Great Paxton, the property is just five minutes from St. Neots which is 35 minutes by train to London Kings Cross. Just a 20 minute drive away is the historic university town of Cambridge, with its dreaming spires. St. Neots has all the necessary amenities, with a Boots and a Waitrose, as well as a Pizza Express restaurant, a cinema, a gym with various classes and a running club, and a mums group which has been invaluable for the owners since starting their family here. Great Paxton also has a pub, a football club and a Cub Scouts group, and the friendly church on the lane offers various activities.
Mole Cottage has been our first introduction to country living and the garden has become an integral part of our lives, say the owners. We have two apple trees, quite a focal part of the garden, from which we have made chutneys, apple juice, crumbles and pies, not to mention donating cooking and eating apples to our neighbours!
If you walk up from the house you will find a lovely little hill with a beautiful view across the Cambridgeshire countryside, reveal the owners. You can really get away from it all, its so peaceful up there. We often go for a run and see the locals out walking their dogs.
We have had so many wonderful experiences here, say the owners. We have fond memories of getting married in the church at the end of the lane, and later on having our three children christened there too.
We have had many friends to stay and share wonderful times over the years. They come from London for a country retreat! It is a really Christmassy cottage, and feels so cosy at that time of year. In the summer months the house opens up to the garden with the two sets of French doors. It really is a house of all seasons.
I cried when the offer for our new house was accepted, admits the owner. That says it all. We will miss everything about Mole Cottage. Its just home. It has taken us two and a half years to find somewhere to replace it, and it will be extremely hard to leave.
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Kitchen Dining Room - 7.97m (max) x 5.23m (max) (26'1" (max) x 17'1" (ma - Three windows to side aspect. French doors and windows to rear aspect. Slate floor. Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Recessed ceiling lights. Base and wall mounted shaker style units with solid wood worksurfaces. Butler sink with swan neck mixer tap and worksurface cut drainer. Integral dishwasher. Space for gas cooker with extractor over. Two radiators.
Family Room - 4.36m (into recess) x 3.12m (14'3" (into recess) x - Two windows to front aspect. Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Recessed ceiling lights. Open fireplace with tiled hearth. Radiator.
Inner Hall / Study Space - Velux window. Stairs to first floor landing. Built in book shelves. Two built in double cupboards. Exposed timbers to wall. Part vaulted ceiling. Slate floor.
Lounge - 5.20m (max) x 4.30m (max) (17'0" (max) x 14'1" (ma - Window to front aspect. Part vaulted ceiling. Velux window. Seal arch door to front aspect. Brick built fireplace with inset wood burning stove and timber bressumer. Built in cupboards and book shelves to recesses. Stairs to master bedroom with under stairs storage cupboard and LED lighting.
Utlity Room - 2.57m x 2.05m (8'5" x 6'8") - French doors to rear aspect. Tiled floor. Base and wall mounted units with complementary worksurfaces. Inset stainless steel sink unit with drainer. Space for washing machine. Wall mounted gas fired boiler. Radiator.
Bathroom - 3.72m x 2.72m (12'2" x 8'11") - Two windows to rear aspect. Fully tiled. Tiled vanity unit with twin square hand wash basin and wall mounted mixer tap, low level WC, wet room area with shower and double ended bath with wall mounted mixer tap. Two heated towel rails. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor.
Master Bedroom - 4.33m (max) x 3.11m (max) (14'2" (max) x 10'2" (ma - Two windows to front elevation. Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Radiator.
Ensuite Cloakroom - Two piece suite comprising a low level WC and corner hand wash basin.
Bedroom Two - 4.32m (max) x 3.13m (max) (14'2" (max) x 10'3" (ma - Two windows to front elevation. Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Radiator.
Ensuite Cloakroom - Two piece suite comprising a low level WC and corner hand wash basin.
Landing - Recessed ceiling lights. Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling.
Bedroom Three - 2.87m (max) x 2.63m (max) (9'4" (max) x 8'7" (max) - Window to rear elevation. Exposed timber to walls and ceiling. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.
Bedroom Four - 2.73m (max) x 2.16m (max) (8'11" (max) x 7'1" (max - Windows to front and side elevations. Part vaulted ceiling. Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.
Outside - Gravelled drive for two cars. Rear garden is fully landscaped to include flag stone terrace, circular lawn with brick edging, mature and well-stocked borders and fruit trees. Timber decking area with open field views. Sleeper edged vegetable area. Small greenhouse. Timber shed. Arch gate to front.
Workshop - Small brick built workshop. Power and lighting connected.
Agents Notes - Built circa 1860
Council Tax Banding: D
Huntingdonshire District Council
Lapsed planning permission for extension (Huntingdon District Council planning reference
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