4 bedroom detached house for sale

Great Chishill, Cambridgeshire, SG8

Under Offer £775,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Tucked away on the fringe of this popular village
  • Stunning views over rolling countryside
  • A truly delightful, refurbished Grade II thatched cottage
  • Offering a wealth of character and charm throughout with beams and feature fire surround
  • An excellent sized open plan living / dining area
  • This cottage is ideal for the growing family
  • Two staircases, giving access to the first floor with four bedrooms and a bathroom
  • Three receptions rooms and ground floor shower room
  • Beautiful south facing rear garden of excellent size, off road parking and storage
  • No upward chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Set in the open, undulating countryside of South Cambridgeshire, the pretty village of Great Chishill boasts the highest hills in the county and as a result affords spectacular views. Yet despite the tranquil rural setting, Royston and Audley End with their respective mainline stations are only 10 and 15 minutes drive away. To the east is the bustling market town of Saffron Walden with its delightful, individual shops and restaurants and the newly built state-of-the-art Saffron Hall offering performances from world class musical ensembles. The beautiful and historic city of Cambridge is also within easy reach.

"Wishing to move from London into a more rural setting, we were immediately attracted to this friendly village. We were delighted to discover this charming thatched cottage, tucked away along a quiet lane, with its garden backing onto rolling countryside. We especially value being able to step out of the door directly onto the quiet lanes and footpaths for walks and cycle rides. During the fifteen years we have lived here we have made many good friends and have thoroughly appreciated being a part of the active village community."

"This has been for us a truly lovely family home. The hub of the house is the large, sociable kitchen which is linked to the family room. French doors lead out to the garden, and our conservatory also adjoins this space providing a comfortable place to sit and soak up the beautiful scenery of garden and farmland beyond. Having windows on all sides the kitchen benefits from the sun from dawn until dusk, and is a space where relaxed friendly meals can be shared around our kitchen table."

"We also have a more formal dining room which comes into its own entertaining at Christmas and other special occasions. The sitting room, with its inglenook fireplace and exposed timbers, is a cosy retreat at the end of the day and we take particular pleasure in the fire roaring away on cold winter evenings. At the other end of this versatile room there is a generous space which currently fits a full size pool table alongside our work and study area."

"Our spacious and secluded garden has been a lovely place to share summer meals with friends and family whilst enjoying open views of the surrounding countryside. We have planted fruit trees, stocked the borders with soft fruit and created raised beds for vegetables and cut flowers. There is plenty of space for the children to play. The absence of traffic noise makes this a truly peaceful haven - as the sun goes down the daytime birdsong is replaced by the call of the owls."

"Memories of living in this house will stay with us forever and we are sure it will bring great happiness to whoever takes this historic home on into its next chapter".

Situated on the cusp of this highly sought after village, Chestnut Cottage is a delightful Grade II listed family house tucked away down a leafy lane, a short walk away from the village church.

Occupying an unassuming plot set back off the lane, this deceptively spacious thatched cottage offers open field views over rolling countryside to the rear and is a real surprise and an absolute delight.

As you step out of your car and walk down the cottage path you are immediately taken back by how quiet it is. The peace and tranquillity only broken by the song of the ample bird life in the nearby bushes and trees.

Dating back approximately 250 years the cottage is packed with a wealth of character and charm, with exposed timbers and beams, old latch style doors and beautiful fire surrounds.

Our clients have undertaken various alterations to ensure it meets the demands of modern everyday life. The flexible accommodation, is ideal for the growing family as the rooms can be adapted to coincide with changing lifestyles.

As you step inside the welcoming RECEPTION HALL, you are struck by how light and airy the cottage feels and the height of the ceilings, which you would not often expect with a cottage of such age. There is ample storage for coats and shoes with a full width and full height cloaks closet. Further doors lead off to the DINING ROOM and SHOWER ROOM.

The SHOWER / CLOAKROOM has been beautifully refitted with a contemporary style suite comprising a low level flush WC, wash hand basin and walk-in shower cubicle with complimentary tiling throughout.

The DINING ROOM is of good size with a solid wood flooring and has a large window overlooking the rear garden.

An inner hallway with a staircase rising to the first floor gives access to the open plan LIVING / DINING / KITCHEN. A further door leads into the UTILITY ROOM which has dual entry as a further door leads off to a rear lobby which in turn gives access to the KITCHEN and CONSERVATORY.

The open plan living / dining / kitchen is an ideal space for all the family and is easy to understand why it is the "hub" of the house. With a large window to the front, French doors to the garden and further windows to the rear and side, the kitchen benefits from ample natural light. The kitchen area provides ample work space ideal for the keenest of chefs or for the demands of everyday family life. Fitted with a range of base and eye level storage units there is ample space for a large dining table, where many evenings have been sat, drinking and eating with family and friends. The kitchen enjoys views over the garden and countryside beyond. A stable style door leads to a rear lobby which in turn takes you into the conservatory.

The CONSERVATORY has a brick base and tiled floor with double doors leading into the garden. You have the luxury of sitting and watching as the sun sweeps round during the day and sets in the distance.

Returning to the DINING ROOM, a door leads into a lobby area with door leading into the SITTING ROOM.

Away from the goings on in the kitchen this is a lovely quiet family space and is very versatile in how it may be used. The floor to ceiling exposed timbers allows the room to be conveniently divided into two areas. One side housing the stunning Inglenook fire surround with traditional inset log burner which is ideal for sitting around in the cold dark winter evenings, mesmerised by the flicker of the flame and crackle of the burning wood. The other end being used as a family sitting and hobbies area, a space ideal for the children to sneak off and do their homework in quiet.

FIRST FLOOR

Typical of so many old cottages, Chestnut Cottage offers you the luxury of two staircases. One staircase gives direct access to a landing area which in turn leads you to BEDROOM ONE which is a comfortable size and offers no head restrictions, and lovely views over the countryside beyond.

BEDROOM FOUR is a good size single room and has its own independent access.

BEDROOM TWO is a lovely double size room and is what we class as a "necklace bedroom" as it leads through to a further landing which is served by a second staircase.

SECOND STAIRCASE which leads off from the DINING ROOM gives access to the FAMILY BATHOOM which comprises a four piece suite.

The THIRD BEDROOM is a good size double room with storage closet and views over the garden and countryside.


OUTSIDE

As soon as you step out into the rear garden you appreciate exactly where you are and what Chestnut Cottage really has to offer. It is not just a four bed cottage, it is a house of incredible charm which hugs you as soon as you step inside, and with a garden that captivates whatever mood you are in, with its lovely views beyond the mature hedged boundary. You can imagine the sound of children laughing and playing, enjoying the large lawn without the worry of neighbouring properties overlooking. The mature trees, shrubs and a profusion of flowers which have been planted specifically to ensure that there is a wealth of colours throughout the year. The garden is ideal for inviting friends and family over during the summer months. Many evenings have been spent on the patio terrace, which has been strategically placed to ensure you can enjoy the evening sun and watch it set in the distance. There is gated access to the front which is predominately laid to lawn and allows for parking. Across the lane is a garage / workshop.


ABOUT THE AREA
The picturesque village of Great Chishill offers stunning views of the countryside beyond as it is the highest village in Cambridgeshire being 479ft above sea level. Lying approximately 15 miles to the South of Cambridge, the village is ideal for those wishing to commute into the famous University City or for those wishing to catch a train to London. Although the village is not very big, it has a big heart as it is very well supported by the community and offers a wide variety of clubs, groups and societies, many of which meet at the Village Hall. There is plenty of choice to keep all members of the family occupied. The village pub The Pheasent is also very well supported and is highly regarded in the area. Many people travel from surrounding villages to enjoy the good food and ale that it offers. The nearby village of Barley offers a village shop and post office.

For further details or to make an appointment to view, please ring Gavin D Human (Regional Director, North) Telephone 01223 363 700, 07809 339329 or email gavin.human@fineandcountry.com


Train Station Royston 4.6 miles
Audley End 6.0 miles
Great Shelford 8.8 miles

Primary School Barley CofV Voluntary Controlled First School 1.4 miles
Chrishall Holy Trinity & St Nicholas School 1.5 miles
Fowlmere Primary School 4.5 miles
Secondary
Meridian School 4.0 miles
Melbourne Village College 4.7 miles
Joyce Frankland Academy 6.6 miles


LOCAL COUNCIL South Cambridgeshire Council
Council Tax Band G 

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Nearest stations

  • Royston (4.6 mi)
  • Meldreth (5.1 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Royston (4.6 mi)
  • Meldreth (5.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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