2 bedroom detached house for sale

Cardinal's Green, Cambridge, CB21

Guide Price £450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Attractive 18th Century detached cottage
  • Period features including exposed timbers and brick fireplaces
  • Two receptions, superior conservatory and two bedrooms
  • Generous grounds of approaching 0.25 of an acre backing onto open countryside
  • Off road parking for two/three cars and detached garage plus various sheds
  • Planning consent for further enlargement if required
  • Open views over farmland and countryside
  • LPG fired central heating to radiators
  • Private and secluded location
  • Convenient access for Cambridge, Saffron Walden, M11 and Stansted

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Amid the rural splendour, peace and tranquillity of Cardinal´s Green is this 18th Century Cottage. In this delightful setting the gardens wrap around the cottage like a luxuriant eiderdown. It was this with its views of unspoilt countryside that captured the imagination of the current owners when they first set their eyes upon the property 13 years ago.

Take a gentle stroll across the garden, enter through the kitchen door and the treasures of the past that this cottage has to behold become obvious with its own unique charm and features such as exposed beams. But the property is by no means fixed in the past, but has been refurbished and renovated, while still leaving new owners scope and potential to add their own touch and flair enhancing the cottage even further. The lounge and dining room are now open plan with a two-sided fireplace including a wood-burning stove, warm and delightfully cosy in the winter, and cool in the summer. At one end is a substantial conservatory overlooking the garden. Here one can relax in a comfy sofa and enjoy the view or an informal evening meal with friends. The natural stone patio allows social gatherings to naturally spill out into the garden for dining al fresco or just to enjoy drinks while watching the sun go down over the rolling countryside. Maximum advantage of the views that surround White Cottage can be taken from the main bedroom which overlooks both the front and back of the property.

Paradise for anyone who enjoys country walks, the village of Horseheath with its traditional country inn and restaurant The Old Red Lion, post office and shop, is just a few minutes´ walk away. Here is to be found a small but active community with plenty of activities from pilates to ´knit and natter´ at the village hall, as well as the historic All Saints Church. Just over two miles away is the much larger village of Linton, which has many amenities including a variety of schools, shops, pubs, Linton Zoological Gardens and the glorious Chilford Hall Vineyard and Conference Centre.

This cottage is a pretty property with unique and individual features, where it is possible to enjoy ´splendid isolation´ or the chance to get involved in a small but active community as well as a range of varied events in nearby Linton including its very own annual Wacky Races.


An attractive detached cottage delightfully situated in secluded gardens approaching 0.25 of an acre with views at the rear over open countryside.

The property offers a number of attractive period features including exposed timbers and a walk around brick fireplace serving the sitting and dining rooms and has been sympathetically improved by the current owners including the addition of a superb Victorian style conservatory at the rear.

The cottage also enjoys the benefit of Liquid Propane Gas fired central heating to radiators

Planning consent exists for the erection of an extension to one side of the cottage.

VIEWING GUIDE:

Hidden from this country road behind a hedgerow proceed into the drive/parking area and although there is a formal entrance porch, follow the pathway to the stable door leading into the KITCHEN which offers a range of fitted units and cupboards, a tiled floor and windows to two sides. Enter the DINING ROOM, a charming room, again with windows to two sides and benefiting from exposed timbers and a walk around brick fireplace and chimney breast.

Leading through into the SITTING ROOM once again with exposed timbers and the fireplace with a log burning stove and the remains of an original bread oven and an oak mantle. Windows to the front elevation (one in stained glass), staircase with half landing incorporating stained glass window leading to the first floor and a doorway from the PORCH with its tiled floor and exposed timbers.

The double glazed Victorian style CONSERVATORY to the rear is a superb room and a recent addition. Bright, sunny and spacious and enjoying the best of views over the private rear garden, featuring wooden floors and radiator heating.

First Floor - a landing runs along one length of the cottage giving independent access to the bedrooms and bathroom, once again with exposed timbers. The MAIN BEDROOM offers windows to the front and rear delivering fine views over open countryside and exposed timbers and BEDROOM TWO has windows to the front and side as well as timbers.

The BATHROOM offers a suite of WC and washbasin plus a shower over the bath and wall tiling and exposed timbers.

OUTSIDE

The gardens extend to approaching 0.25 of an acre being mature and well maintained. Laid to grass with flower beds and hedging and fencing to the boundary. A large paved patio is situated at the rear of the conservatory and there is a second sitting area. An OUTBUILDING which formerly comprised an office houses the LPG boiler and gives additional storage space as well as a power and light and a stable door. DETACHED GARAGE with double doors plus driveway and PARKING for two/three cars.

ABOUT THE AREA:

Cardinal´s Green is a small hamlet annexed to the village of Horseheath which is situated about fourteen miles south east of Cambridge off the A1307, about ten miles from Saffron Walden and about four from the large village of Linton and town of Haverhill.

Horseheath village has early origins and was reputedly known to the Romans and there is a beautiful 15th Century church with Norman fragments. The village also offers a post office, village hall and there are a number of local clubs and organisations.

Local schooling is at nearby Castle Camps for pre-school and primary and there is a village college at Linton. A bus service runs between Cambridge and Saffron Walden and there are commuting rail services at Cambridge (from 45 minutes to London Kings Cross) and Audley End (from 51 minutes to London Liverpool Street).

Cambridge is a world famous historic university city with numerous shopping, cultural, educational, leisure and recreational amenities and Saffron Walden a charming town of great character and personality. The M11 provides convenient access to London and the M25 (central London is about 60 miles).

DIRECTIONS:

Proceed from Cambridge on the A1307 passing the left hand turn to Horseheath and then taking the next right sign posted Cardinal´s Green into Howards Lane. Follow the road to a T-junction before turning left and the cottage will be found on the left hand side of the road.

AGENTS NOTE:

Council Tax Band - D

 

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Added on Rightmove:
13 September 2016

Nearest station

  • Great Chesterford (7.6 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Great Chesterford (7.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine & Country, Cambridge

3 Dukes Court, Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8DZ

01223 787031 Local call rate

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