2 bedroom detached house for saleHOUGHTON, Cambridgeshire
Sold STC £375,000
- Grade II Listed Detached Cottage
- Period Features
- Kitchen / Dining Room
- Two Double Bedrooms
- Pretty Enclosed Cottage Garden
- Outside Seating Area With Pergola
- Garage and Off-Road Parking
- Highly Sought After Location
- Great Local Amenities
- Excellent Access To Cambridge & London
Full descriptionSet in a highly sought-after location, Allanby Cottage offers a wealth of character including a stunning exposed brick feature fireplace with wood burning stove, leaded light windows and exposed beams. It benefits from a well-fitted modern kitchen dining room, two double bedrooms with period features and two bathrooms. Outside offers a pretty enclosed cottage garden with well-stocked borders and seating area surrounded by productive grape vines. This Grade II Listed cottage boasts a garage and drive with off-road parking. It also offers excellent access to Cambridge and commuter services into London in under an hour.
Having lived at Allanby Cottage for three years, I have loved every single minute. The property was once a 17th century carpenters workshop and is a quaint little cottage with a unique feel. It is situated on a lovely street, with spectacular views of Houghton. There is also a lovely walk along the river Great Ouse, called The Thicket, part of the Ouse Valley Way, which takes you into St.Ives. Huntingdon train station is only a 10-minute drive away and has great links to major cities across the UK, says Amanda.
I have made a number of improvements to the property during my time here, which include installing a Morso multifuel wood burning stove and new insulation throughout the loft. The bedrooms and hallway have all been freshly decorated as well. It really is in a great location with a local shop that is within a five-minute walk and the impressive Houghton Primary School close by, Amanda continues.
There really is a sense of community in Houghton and the neighbours are very friendly and welcoming. It would be the perfect house for a couple who enjoy a bit of history and want to keep the value of the property intact, concludes Amanda.
The smaller bedroom is my favourite room as it has a beautiful view of Houghton without any obstructions. The upstairs is also light and airy which makes for comfortable living.
I adore the cottage garden which is at the rear of the property. I have recently added a new patio and vines to the pagoda. This is the area where we most enjoy sitting as we can enjoy a nice cosy view of the garden and the house. It really is a pocket full of sunshine and great in the summer months too!
I have many memories that I will cherish forever during the three years at the property which include moving in with my partner and into the property. It really has made a large impact in my life and has been a magical time.
I will miss many things about the property, such as the village and how tranquil the surrounding area is. I love the size of the property; it may look small but it really is like a Tardis once you get inside. It is an affordable home for those who want the quiet life, but to be close enough to many cities.
Storm Porch With Solid Oak Door To: -
Entrance Hall - 2.85m x 1.73m (9'4" x 5'8") - Leaded light window to rear aspect. Leaded light window to sitting room. Stairs to first floor landing. Travertine tiled floor. Radiator.
Sitting Room - 5.77m x 4.38m (18'11" x 14'4") - Leaded light window to front and side aspects. Feature fireplace with exposed brick surround, timber bressumer and inset wood burning stove. Exposed beams. TV and telephone point. Book-shelving. Radiator.
Kitchen / Dining Room - 4.40m x 3.39m (14'5" x 11'1") - Two leaded light windows to side and one to front aspect. Exposed beams. Range of solid wood fitted base and wall mounted units with inset wine rack, display shelving, and a mix of oak butchers block and black granite worksurface. Integrated electric double oven with inset four-ring gas hob. Concealed extractor fan. Double porcelain Belfast sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Tiled splashbacks. Space for fridge freezer and washing machine. Integrated dishwasher. Concealed wall-mounted boiler. Tiled floor. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.
Bathroom - 2.64m x 1.94m (8'7" x 6'4") - Leaded light window to rear aspect. Newly refitted three piece suite comprising a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin and panel bath with mixer tap, hand held shower attachment and Hansgrohe shower mixer over with glass screen. Half height tiling. Tiled floor. Heated towel rail.
First Floor Landing - Fitted bookshelves. Exposed beams.
Master Bedroom - 4.82m x 2.76m (15'9" x 9'0") - Window to side elevation. Exposed beams. Part-vaulted ceiling. Two built-in double wardrobes. Radiator.
En Suite - Glazed dormer window to rear elevation. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin, and glass shower cubicle with shower over. Eaves storage cupboard. Part-tiled to walls. Tiled floor. Extractor. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom Two - 3.48m x 2.50m (11'5" x 8'2") - Window to side elevation. Exposed beams. Part-vaulted ceiling. Wall of built-in storage. Hatch to loft. Radiator.
Outside - Double-gated access to block-paved drive with parking for two vehicles. The rear cottage gardens enclosed by panel fencing are mainly laid to lawn with mature borders and shrubbery. Paved patio area. Seating area with pergola and productive grape vines over. Outside lighting.
Garage - 4.57m x 2.56m (14'11" x 8'4" ) - Double timber doors. Security lighting to front. Storage / log store to side.
Further Information - Date built circa. 1700's
Grade II Listed
Boiler fitted in 2010
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