5 bedroom detached house for saleGRAVELEY, St Neots, Cambridgeshire
- Five Bedroom Period Home
- 0.25 Of An Acre
- Two Reception Rooms
- Large Double Garage Used As Games Room
- En Suite And Family Bathroom
- Kitchen Breakfast Room
- Pub In Village
- Beautifully Presented
- Excellent Access To Cambridge & London
This beautifully presented home offers spacious and light accommodation, a generous quarter of an acre plot and excellent access to Cambridge and rail commuter services to London. The kitchen breakfast room overlooks the garden and has been fitted with an Aga, granite work surfaces and a central island with breakfast bar. Both the lounge and dining room also overlook the garden. There is also a study and the oversized double garage is currently being used as a games/family room but could be easily converted back. Four of the five bedrooms are doubles and are served by a well fitted family bathroom and large en suite to the master. Outside there is parking for four cars and a beautifully landscaped garden which wraps around two sides of the house.
A real family home, Rose Tree Cottage offers spacious and light-filled living in a stunning countryside setting. Current owners Jane and Roger have always valued the space at Rose Tree Cottage, which has suited their family from early childhood through their teenage years. Space to run around and play as young children has translated well into privacy for teenagers, allowing the kids to have parties with their friends in the games room or to retreat to their own space. The house has grown up with us says Jane.
The house has been modernised and brought up to date by Jane and Roger since moving in fourteen years ago, with the bathrooms refitted and the kitchen reconfigured to suit the needs of the family. It is a space where everybody accumulates and hangs out says Jane. There is a large island with breakfast bar with seating and an AGA where the cats and dogs snuggle up in wintertime. Extremely spacious, it is the perfect kitchen for cooking Christmas dinner. The AGA keeps the house really cosy in autumn and winter, but in summer we switch the AGA off and I use an induction hob and double conventional oven at the other end of the room. We say it is my summer kitchen! So the room is perfect all year round.
I also love the living room continues Jane. There is a big open log fire for winter warmth, and lovely light coming in through the French doors, which we keep open in summer. This sense of light and space continues throughout the house, with large rooms and high ceilings. There is a nice flow to the house says Jane. The mixture of old and new is really special, and parts which have been added over the years segue seamlessly into what was there before.
The quarter acre garden is particularly precious to Jane and Roger, and they often sit out in the evenings and enjoy the beautiful light at the back of the house. The garden wraps around the house itself. It is a real English country garden says Jane. It is a lovely sunny garden, but private and not overlooked. It is very quiet, a real sanctuary, both for us and for the wildlife and birds! We have apple trees which once had a tree house and swing which the children loved when they were small.
The location of the property has served the children well says Jane. They were educated partly in the state sector in both Cambridge and St Neots, and partly in the private sector in Cambridge. A school bus stops immediately outside the house, which is ideal as it picks the children up and drops them off again so they can get to school independently. As for me, I feel that we are far enough from the bustle of Cambridge, whilst still being in easy reach and also close to St Neots, St Ives or Huntingdon, so the house is perfectly situated. There is a GP surgery with pharmacy, convenience store, delicatessen, tennis club, and an excellent Indian restaurant at nearby Papworth. The railway station in St Neots also provides easy and rapid access to London. The village itself is small and friendly, offering various community activities including coffee mornings, quiz nights, womens groups, and numerous family activities, while St Neots, St Ives and Huntingdon have all necessary amenities.
Its hard to choose between the kitchen, sitting room and dining room, for my favourite room, I cant decide
A summerhouse built by the couple last year provides the perfect space from which to admire the house itself. The best view of the house is from the back says Jane. You can look up over the lawns and flower beds and apple trees to the back patio, and back to the French windows of both the dining room and sitting room. It is a lovely place to sit, extremely tranquil and often with beautiful sunshine.
We have a summer garden party every year at the cottage. Friends and family come from all over and its always a very pleasant occasion. We open up the French doors in the dining room, kitchen and the sitting room so that everyone can move freely through the house and garden. We have a bar area on the island in the kitchen and lay out a buffet on the long table in the dining room. The youngsters can amuse themselves in the games room, whilst the adults enjoy the garden. The property lends itself really well to parties, and its lovely to see all of our guests enjoying themselves.
We will miss the space says Jane, as well as the garden and of course the neighbours, who have become good friends over the years. We look after their house and pets when they are away, and they do the same for us. Theres a real sense of community. But we will take many happy memories with us when we leave.
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Entrance Hall - Multi-pane window to front aspect. Tiled floor. Recessed ceiling lights. Stairs to first floor landing. Covered radiator.
Cloakroom - Multi-pane window to front aspect. Two piece suite comprising a low level WC with concealed cistern and hand wash basin with vanity storage unit under and granite worksurface. Part tongue and groove to walls.
Kitchen Breakfast Room - 6.04m x 4.31m (19'9" x 14'1") - Two multi-pane windows to rear aspect. Multi-pane door to rear. Base and wall mounted units with granite worksurfaces, matching central island, glass front cupboards and open plate rack. Inset butler sink with worksurface, mixer tap and cut drainer. Five-door AGA with feature lighting above. Under pelmet lighting. Tiled splashbacks. Double oven with induction hob and stainless steel extractor over. Integral dishwasher. Pammet tiled floor. Recessed ceiling lights. Full-height double door larder. Space for fridge freezer.
Utility Room - 3.11m x 2.11m (10'2" x 6'11") - Multi-pane door to front. Brick floor. Base and wall mounted units with granite worksurface and inset sink with worksurface cut drainer. Cupboard housing oil-fired boiler. Recessed ceiling lights. Space for washing machine.
Dining Room - 6.04m x 4.00m (19'9" x 13'1") - Fully glazed double doors with glazed side panels to rear. Two velux windows. Recessed ceiling lights. Two covered radiators. Karndean flooring. Door to under stairs storage cupboard.
Lounge - 5.35m x 4.54m (17'6" x 14'10") - French doors with matching side panels and window to rear aspect. Open brick-built fireplace with granite hearth. Two covered radiators.
Study - 2.30m x 1.71m (7'6" x 5'7") - Window to rear aspect. Recessed ceiling lights.
Garage (Currently Used As Games Room) - 6.24m x 5.75m (20'5" x 18'10") - Two covered up and over doors for easy conversion back to garage. Recessed ceiling lights. Two radiators.
Store - 5.76m x 1.95m (18'10" x 6'4") - Multi-pane window to rear aspect. Double doors to rear. Base and wall mounted units with complementary worksurface.
First Floor Landing - Multi-pane window to front elevation. Door to airing cupboard. One covered radiator. One radiator.
Bedroom - 4.66m x 4.25m (15'3" x 13'11") - Two multi-pane windows to front elevation. Recessed ceiling lights. Two radiators.
Bedroom - 5.19m x 4.02m (17'0" x 13'2") - Two multi-pane windows to rear elevation. Multi-pane window to side elevation. Recessed ceiling lights. Three double built-in wardrobes. Two radiators.
Family Bathroom - Multi-pane window to rear elevation. Four piece suite comprising a low level WC, double-ended bath with wall-mounted mixer tap, pedestal hand wash basin and double shower cubicle. Fully tiled. Heated towel rail. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor. Radiator.
Bedroom - 4.53m x 2.76m (14'10" x 9'0") - Multi-pane windows to rear and side elevations. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.
Bedroom - 3.45m x 2.79m (max) (11'3" x 9'1" (max)) - Multi-pane window to side elevation. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.
Master Bedroom - 4.33m x 3.72m (14'2" x 12'2") - Multi-pane window to both side elevations. Two radiators.
En Suite - Multi-pane window to front and side elevations. Four piece suite comprising a low level WC, double-ended bath with wall-mounted mixer tap, pedestal hand wash basin and double shower cubicle. Tiled floor. Part tongue and groove to walls. Heated towel rail. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor. Radiator.
Outside - To the front there is parking for four cars. Flag-stone path to front door. Outside lights. The rear garden wraps around two sides of the property and has been landscaped to include a terrace with lighting and brick raised beds, large lawn area, well-stocked and mature beds. There is a selection of fruit trees and a fruit and vegetable patch. Terrace with summerhouse, greenhouse and shed. 1800L bunded oil tank.
Agents Notes - Date Built: 1830-40s
Solar Panels installed October 2014
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