4 bedroom detached house for saleGODMANCHESTER, Cambridgeshire
- Historic Grade II Listed House
- Was Once the Queen Victoria Pub
- Period Features
- Kitchen Breakfast Room
- Mezzanine / Study Area
- Four Bedrooms
- Off Road Parking & Garage
- South-Facing Garden
- Excellent Access To London & Cambridge
- Sought After Village
Located in the centre of Godmanchester, this Grade II listed home offers accommodation with period features throughout, including a large kitchen breakfast room, two reception rooms, four bedrooms, two with en suite and a family bathroom. The walled rear garden is south facing and comprises a gravel drive, double tandem garage and lawn. It is conveniently within walking distance of superb amenities including restaurants, pubs, shops and a hairdressers. Huntingdon Train Station is within a short drive or cycle with regular commuter services into London Kings Cross.
This characterful four bedroom family home, which is Grade II Listed, is set in the heart of Godmanchester within walking distance of its plentiful amenities. The property also has a gated and gravelled driveway to the side, which leads to a tandem double garage with an inspection pit, while behind the house is a delightful south-facing garden.
The property was bought by the current owner some 18 years ago. At that time, they were living in Hong Kong and wanted an older house that was close to their children’s boarding schools in Cambridge. This beautiful property, which started life as a hall house in the seventeenth century, had been updated by the previous owners and was perfectly positioned for access to both Cambridge and London.
The older part of the house has many exposed beams and three inglenook fireplaces, including one in a bedroom. The reception rooms include a beamed front sitting room where the owner will particularly miss being able to sit in front of the fire in the open inglenook fireplace. At the top of the old hall house there is a mezzanine study with bookshelves over a bedroom and shower room, which makes a wonderful self-contained living space. Formerly there were five bedrooms; however, the owners took the smallest bedroom out, which enabled the resulting enlarged fourth bedroom to incorporate an adjoining shower room to provide en-suite facilities. All three shower rooms have since been updated, including the original ground floor bathroom, which is now a wet room. The previously minimalistic kitchen was refurbished by the owners with free-standing pine units and an Aga Stanley, which provides hot water and central heating as well as cooking facilities. Adjoining the kitchen is a patio, which is a pleasant place to sit and enjoy the bright, south-facing rear garden, which also has a lawn with planted borders and a very old protected plum tree. The warm, sunny conditions enjoyed by the garden have enabled the owner to grow a fruiting peach tree from seed.
Located opposite a small bakery and a popular butcher’s shop, the house is also within a short walk of the doctors’ surgery, a chemist, hairdressers, a cafe and a One Stop with a Post Office. Godmanchester’s many excellent amenities also include a strong Community Association, which holds an annual Gala week and various other events. Godmanchester is well-located for access to the A14 and the A1, while Huntingdon station, which can be reached by a cycle path, offers a commute to London in under an hour.
The owner will miss the open fireplaces and the historic character of the house, which at one time was a pub called the Queen Victoria, but he now needs to downsize and relocate nearer to his family.
Entrance Lobby - Solid wood door to:
Exposed timbers to walls and ceilings. Quarry tiled floor.
Sitting Room - 5.05m x 4.52m (16'7" x 14'10") - Multi pane bay to window to front aspect. Leaded light window with stained glass to side aspect. Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. TV point. Brick inglenook fireplace with stone hearth, cast iron grate and hood and bressumer over. Door to storage cupboard. Radiator.
Inner Hall - Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Exposed brickwork.
Kitchen Breakfast Room - 5.46m x 4.11m (17'11" x 13'6") - Multi pane bay window to front aspect and multi pane French doors to rear aspect. Slate floor. Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Range of free standing base and dresser units including wine rack, drawers, cupboards and solid wood work surfaces. Four door range serving heating and hot water system. Space for fridge freezer and dish washer. Butler sink with work surface cut drainer and mixer tap. Plate rack. Telephone point. Stairs to Bedroom Two.
Cloakroom - Multi pane window to rear aspect. Tiled floor. Two piece suite comprising low level WC and inset hand wash basin with tiled vanity surface and storage under. Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Radiator.
Family Room - 4.55m x 3.53m (14'11" x 11'7") - Door with inset glazed panel and multi pane side panels to side aspect. Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Two cupboards. Brick built inglenook fireplace with cast iron grate and timber bressumer over with feature lighting. Radiator.
Utility Room - Multi pane window and door with inset glazed panels to side aspect. Exposed timbers to timbers and ceiling. Base unit with tiled work surface, two bowl Butler sink with mixer tap. Space for washing machine. Door to storage cupboard.
Inner Hall - Stairs to first floor landing.
Wet Room - Multi pane window to rear aspect. Three piece suite comprising low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin and wall mounted shower. Part tiled walls. Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Extractor fan. Radiator. Door to airing cupboard.
First Floor Open Living Area - 5.03m x 4.95m (16'6" x 16'3") - Two leaded light windows to side elevation. Vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers to walls and ceilings. Brick built inglenook fireplace with cast iron grate and hood with bressumer over. Doors to further hallway leading to rear landing, shower room and Bedroom Four. Stairs to:
Mezzanine/Study Area - 2.90m x 2.57m (9'6" x 8'5") - Multi pane window to front elevation. Exposed timbers to ceiling.
Bedroom Four (Under Mezzanine) - 5.03m x 2.34m (16'6" x 7'8") - Multi pane window to front elevation. Exposed timbers to walls. Exposed floorboards. Radiator.
Shower Room - Two windows to rear elevation. Three piece suite comprising low level WC, tiled shower and hand wash basin with vanity surface and storage under. Storage cupboard. Extractor fan. Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Exposed brickwork. Radiator.
Bedroom Two - 4.27m x 3.51m (14'0" x 11'6") - Multi pane windows to front and side elevations. Hatch to loft space. Exposed timbers to walls. Radiator.
En Suite - Multi pane window to rear elevation. Three piece suite comprising low level WC, shower cubicle and hand wash basin. Tiled vanity unit. Exposed timbers to walls. Radiator. Door and stairs to kitchen breakfast room.
Bedroom Three - 3.58m x 2.69m (11'9" x 8'10") - Multi pane window to side elevation. Exposed timbers to walls. Radiator.
Master Bedroom - 5.56m x 3.30m (18'3" x 10'10" ) - Two multi pane windows to side elevation. Hatch to loft space. Recessed ceiling lights. Two radiators.
En Suite - Three piece suite comprising low level WC, tiled shower and hand wash basin with vanity unit under. Extractor fan.
Outside - Double timber gates with brick pillars and pedestrian gate open onto a large gravel drive leading to the garage (power and light connected). The garden fully enclosed, partly by brick walls and is laid mainly to lawn with mature shrubs and trees and a paved patio area with outside lighting.
Agents Notes - 17th Century
Grade II Listed
Council Tax Band: F
Hunts District Council
Gas fired radiator central heating
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