2 bedroom cottage for sale

Comberton, Cambridgeshire, CB23

Sold STC £575,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Truly delightful Grade II listed former Dovecot previously associated with the Wimpole Estate
  • Thoughtfully converted into a unique detached home
  • Situated in the heart of this highly desirable village
  • Beautifully fitted throughout with quality fixtures and fittings
  • Welcoming reception hall, dual aspect lounge
  • Fitted kitchen / breakfast room and garden / dining room
  • Master bedroom and re-fitted bathroom
  • Further detached guest annexe of superior quality
  • Including living room / bedroom, fitted shower room and study
  • Well stocked necklace gardens, garage / store

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A truly delightful & unique former Dovecot which has been beautifully converted into a Grade II listed detached cottage. Situated in the heart of this community orientated village and only approximately five miles from the historic university city of Cambridge. The village is ideal for those wishing to commute to work either by bus or bicycle.

Steeped in village history, this former Dovecot dates back to the 18th Century and we believe formed part of the original Wimpole Hall Estate. Our client has painstakingly and lovingly restored and refurbished the cottage, adding a contemporary twist whilst retaining a wealth of character and charm.

As you drive down the lane you notice a kaleidoscope of various style properties, the property is positioned at the end and set back behind a 6ft tall mature hedge. The driveway is plenty large enough to accommodate visiting family and friends and as you step out of your car you immediately notice how quiet it is, except for the chorus of songs from the birds hiding in the trees and hedgerows.

The winding gravel footpath edged with miniature box hedging snakes it way through the immaculate front lawns giving you some indication of the immaculate internal presentation, but little idea as to what lies beyond the attractive half glazed, wooden entrance door.

Stepping inside the door shuts with a firm reassuring clunk which automatically makes you feel safe and secure. You are immediately taken back to the warmth and character of a traditional English cottage, but you are sure to be pleasantly surprised by the height of the ceilings and the ample natural light flooding each room.

GROUND FLOOR

The ENTRANCE HALL features beautiful Parquet flooring in a Herringbone design, an ideal space for greeting visitors. A door leads off to the sitting room and steps lead down into the kitchen.

The SITTING ROOM is swamped with natural light having a large drop sash window to the front which overlooks the beautiful garden and a double width window to the rear. Many happy evenings have been spent in front of the Victorian fire surround watching the flames dance on the open fire. A balustrade staircase rises to the first floor.

KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM with steps drop down from the entrance hall and again swamped with natural light from the dual aspect having windows to the front and side. Fitted with a bespoke kitchen comprising a range of base and eye level storage units, matching glass fronted display cabinets, quality solid wood work surfaces, inset Belfast sink, quality fitted appliances to include fitted oven and microwave, inset four ring hob, space for up-right fridge-freezer and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. The kitchen / breakfast room has been designed to meet the demands of everyday family life.

GARDEN ROOM / DINING ROOM a beautiful room and it is obvious why it is a favourite of our clients. The glazed floor tiles in sharp contrast to the parquet flooring elsewhere give the room a modern contemporary feel which is heightened by the glazed double doors which lead straight out onto the garden terrace, giving the feel that the garden actual encroaches into the room. Complementing the room is a full width and full height illuminated glazed display cabinet.

FIRST FLOOR

Off the landing the MASTER BEDROOM is of good size and can easily accommodate free standing wardrobes. The low front window affords lovely views over the front garden.

The SHOWER ROOM is stylishly re-fitted with a Victorian style wash hand basin with matching taps, low level flush WC and large walk-in shower cubicle with rain forest drencher.

OUTSIDE

This is where the journey really begins. The rear garden terrace enjoys a southerly aspect. As you step out of the garden room you notice how private you are and the fact that you are not directly overlooked. The rear boundary has been kept to a minimum by our client in order to enjoy the openness and greenery beyond. A retaining wall around the terrace is ideal for the placement of pots and tubs throughout the year. Steps lead to a higher terrace which leads round to the front of the house and gives direct access to the:

BLUE ROOM (ANNEXE)

This being a totally self-contained detached annexe this has multiple uses and over the years has been used specifically as a home-office catering to the demands of our client who frequently has to travel down to London, also more recently as an independent annexe for visiting family and friends. Access can be gained without the need to pass through the main house, so any potential buyer could consider renting the annexe out on a full time basis or possibly just as a holiday let generating an income.

An entrance door gives access into an OFFICE with a window overlooking the garden. A door leads into a fitted SHOWER ROOM which comprises a large walk-in shower cubicle, wash hand basin, low level flush WC and complimentary tiling surround.

A further door then leads into a LIVING ROOM / GUEST BEDROOM which has been stylishly decorated and has recently had large double doors fitted with matching floor to ceiling drop windows either side ensuring the room is bathed in natural light. Many evenings have been sat enjoying a good book with the doors wide opening watching the evening sun set.

Following the manicured lawns round to the front the former DETACHED GARAGE has been converted into a design studio and store. The double doors to the front give way to a useful storage area and further double doors to the side give access to the DESIGN STUDIO / WORKSHOP.

Please note: The correct spelling of the name is "The Dovecot" and not as more commonly known The Dovecote.


ABOUT THE AREA

Comberton is a large village with a population of about 2,400 situated approximately 5 miles west of Cambridge, with good access to the M11 and A14/A428 trunk roads. Within the village there is an excellent range of facilities and amenities including shops and schooling up to the age of 16 years. There's also a Foundation School status Village College with adjoining Community Leisure and CB3 Health & Fitness facility as well as our own modern village hall, pub and a large recreation ground.

The name Comberton dates from the Anglo-Saxon period and means "Cumbra's Farm". The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book and probably dates from well before 1086. Parts of St Mary's Church date back 800 years, with some houses in village being built as early as the fourteenth century.

Comberton today is a mix of historical and thatched houses along with modern estates enjoying its own sense of community as well as the proximity to all the facilities of Cambridge.

Train Stations
Foxton 5 miles
Cambridge 5 miles
Whittlesford 8.5 miles

Primary Schools
Barton CofE VA Primary school 1.6 miles
Hardwick & Cambourne Primary School 1.9 miles
Coton Church of England Primary School 2.3 miles

Secondary School
Comberton Village College 850 yards
Trumpington Community College 4.3miles
Chesterton Community College 4.7miles

Council South Cambridgeshire District Council

*Distances are approximate and are intended to be a guide only.


If you require further details of the property or have any other property related questions, please contact Gavin Human, Regional Director. Telephone or Text to 07809 339329 during or after office hours. Email gavin.human@fineandcountry.com.

Viewing arrangement is by appointment only. Please contact in the first instance Gavin Human, Regional Director. Telephone or Text to 07809 339329 during or after office hours. Email gavin.human@fineandcountry.com or Cambridge Office 01223 363700

Thinking of selling? If you are thinking of selling and have yet to put your house on the market, we would welcome the opportunity to offer you a free, without obligation valuation. With over 25 years of estate agency experience Gavin Human has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with you, ensuring you receive accurate advice on pricing and how best to market your home to the widest possible audience.
 


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