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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Moat Lane, Abbots Ripton

Sold STC £600,000

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Rivendell, meaning ‘the last homely house’ is a beautiful 17th century, four bedroom detached former farm building, the original cottage thought to be of an even earlier origin, resides in the charming village of Abbots Ripton. The cottage is timber framed, built in brick with a roof of Norfolk Reed long straw thatch. Historically the cottage was originally used for farming purposes and was one of the first houses in the village to become privately owned.
The picturesque painted white exterior is just a taste of how much character this lovely home has to offer, on the first floor there are three unique guest bedrooms and a spacious master suite and shower room. A well-presented kitchen and dining room feature on the ground floor, with a modern twist in the sitting room that is part of the extension. French doors open out to a paved patio area, that give access to the annexe and an extensive garden that benefits from a well maintained vegetable patch with raised beds, a large pond, and an apple orchard found towards the end of the garden.
Rivendell House is ideally located, nestled down a quiet cul-de-sac, Moat Lane offers many scenic walking routes with views of rolling country side. Being a small village Abbots Ripton offers a strong community feel with a local shop, primary school, post office, village hall and The Abbots Elm, which has quite recently earnt a Michelin star.
For the commuter the village is very well placed for access to the A1, A14 and the rail network at Huntingdon, which provides a fast and regular service to London's King's Cross in about 51 minutes. Huntingdon provides a good range of shopping facilities with the larger centres of Peterborough and Cambridge accessible via the A1 and A14 respectively.

Dining Room 
10' 9'' x 14' 2'' (3.27m x 4.31m)
This spacious dining room is a true delight, being one of the oldest parts of the cottage, the dining room benefits from a traditional inglenook fireplace, with exposed brick work and other decorative features. With wooden beams running through the ceiling and a floor of red stone tiles. There is a window to the front aspect showing views of the front garden.

Kitchen 
14' 4'' x 12' 3'' (4.37m x 3.73m)
A stable door opens into a charming kitchen space, again with exposed wooden beams, classic terracotta stone floor and windows to the front and back of the cottage. The room comprises of a matching range of base level units with wooden worktops over, a Belfast sink with mixer tap and neutral tiled surrounds. Also with an electric hob and integrated oven, there is storage space under the stairs that has potential for a variety of different uses and another stable door that gives access to the patio and garden.

Hallway 
7' 4'' x 3' 8'' (2.23m x 1.12m)
Provides access to the dining room and sitting room.

Sitting Room 
20' 4'' x 14' 1'' (6.19m x 4.29m)
This generous sitting room is part of the extension to the cottage, there are a wealth of built in book shelves and classic French doors that open out onto the patio. Even though this room is not part of the original cottage there is still a cosy atmosphere created throughout, a window is a central feature in the room providing plenty of light.

Entrance Hall 
Gives access to the dining room, bathroom and utility area.

Bathroom 
9' 6'' x 6' 7'' (2.89m x 2.01m)
A well presented three piece suite with low level WC, a bath with mixer tap and hand basin into vanity unit. Neutral mosaic tiles surround the walls with plenty of cupboard space and a heated towel rail.

Utility Room 
Plumbing for washing machine and storage space with small window.

Bedroom Three 
9' 2'' x 6' 7'' (2.79m x 2.01m)
Sloping ceilings feature in this modest bedroom, still providing plenty of space and light, there is a window to the side, with the floor consisting of classic wooden floor boards. The airing cupboard is also part of this space.

First Floor Landing 
14' 9'' x 2' 5'' (4.49m x 0.74m)
Gives access to Bedroom two and the stairwell.

Bedroom Two 
10' 2'' x 10' 4'' (3.10m x 3.15m)
Exposed beam work and sloping ceilings feature in this bedroom, there is a window at the front showing views of the countryside beyond. Access to the cupboard at the top of the stairs.

Secondary Landing 
17' 9'' x 5' 2'' (5.41m x 1.57m)
Giving access to two of the guest bedrooms, master suite and shower room, the space has been well thought out, with built in wardrobes running through the length of the landing. A window faces the back of the property.

Master Bedroom 
15' 2'' x 14' 3'' (4.62m x 4.34m)
Also part of the extension, this well presented master suite is situated at the back of the cottage. Plenty of natural light extends throughout the room with sloping ceilings and wooden floor boards. A window faces the rear aspect providing view of the lovely garden.

Bedroom Four 
11' 3'' x 6' 4'' (3.43m x 1.93m)
A step down to this small bedroom, this room benefits from a long window to the side and plenty of shelving space ideal for storage and other uses.

Front Garden 
Hedged borders surround this well maintained south-facing front garden. A selection of plants, shrubs and small trees can also be found with the garden wrapping all the way around the side of the house. A large gravel driveway can accommodate up to four cars with access to the former double garage.

Back Garden 
The well established grounds of Rivendell sit comfortably on a plot just under half an acre, the extensive back garden is mainly laid to lawn with an apple, pear and quince orchard and large pond at the top, a raised bed vegetable garden and spacious paved patio area. There are a range of large and small trees, plants and shrubs.

Annexe 
The current owners have converted the double garage into an annexe. A double storey space with pan tiled roof design. Doors and windows to side and rear aspects, storage heaters throughout.

Workshop Room 
17' 9'' x 14' 3'' (5.41m x 4.34m)
A room with potential for a variety of different uses, has been a cinema room but is used as a workshop a present.

Kitchenette/Utility Area 
18' 1'' x 7' 0'' (5.51m x 2.13m)
This large space benefits from in built cupboards, used for storage at present but has the potential for a kitchen sink to be built in, there are also fridge and freezer units.

Bedroom Five 
21' 9'' x 11' 8'' (6.62m x 3.55m)
A vast first floor space that is used as an office by the current owners, the space could be made use of as a bedroom/ study/ studio.

Shower Room 
A small shower room with walk in shower, low level WC and pedestal hand basin.

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23 November 2016

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  • Huntingdon (3.9 mi)
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