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4 bedroom detached house for sale

OFFORD CLUNY, Cambridgeshire

£1,200,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 19th Century Grade II Listed Home
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Two 2-Bedroom Flats
  • Three 2-Bedroom Cottages
  • Seven Garages
  • Detached Workshop
  • Large South-Facing Garden
  • Excellent Commuter Links
  • Good Local Amenities

Full description

The Old Rectory is a family home with a difference, as it is offered for sale with 2 additional flats and a further three houses set within the grounds. An imposing four-double bedroom period home, it sits in a prominent position within the village of Offord Cluny, on a plot of 0.8 acre. The main house is Grade II Listed, boasting a wealth of period features and requires some cosmetic updating.
Within the rear of the house are two converted flats, each with two bedrooms which have previously been rented out. Beyond the house there are further outbuildings including a modern workshop and double garage and three further two bedroom houses, each with their own garage. There is potential for these to be rented out or possibly even sold off separately.

“My father bought this house back in 1959, when he had started his own building business,” says the current owner of The Old Rectory, a charming period property consisting of a terrace of three cottages, one main four bedroom house and two apartments. “My father needed land for outbuildings and workshops, and with the central setting of the house in the acre plot, he could see the potential of this as a forever home.”

“In 1986, my parents began to plan for their retirement” says the owner. “They didn’t want to leave the house, so my father extended it, with the addition of a games room, to give him something to do in his newfound free time! In the early 1990’s, the three cottages were built from the workshops to provide a retirement fund so that they could continue to live relaxed days in the house they loved.”

“As children, we saw him working very hard to build and create the ideal family home; this was a lovely place to grow up. With its high ceilings and big rooms, it has a real sense of space, but with warmth and is very homely.”

“The garden has developed and transformed throughout the seasons, over the years creating the most wonderful space to entertain our family and friends and to spend lazy weekends pottering. The walled garden meant that it has always been a very safe environment for the grandchildren to explore and play their ‘adventure games.’”

“In the 58 years that my parents owned it, this has been a wonderful family home for all generations” says the owner. “I and my older siblings loved growing up here, and our own children in turn have loved coming to visit their grandparents here. We all used to gather here and spend time together as a family in the beautiful surroundings. Though it is within easy reach of all amenities, the house sits back from the High Street, so is a very peaceful place to be.”

“The property is part of a welcoming community, set on the east side of the Great Ouse River valley. The Old Rectory sits in the heart of the historic village and has an outstanding school close by, a village store, and a pub just a short walk away for Sunday lunch. There are many picturesque walking routes that surround the property and it is only a short distance from Buckden Marina - a beautiful riverside marina with gym and leisure facilities.”

“I love the dual aspect living room which, being south-facing, enjoys full sun all day, from the moment it rises in the east until sunset. Of an evening or when we’re entertaining, it’s wonderful to be able to open the patio doors and let the garden and house become one.”

“This house holds so many wonderful memories of us gathering for Christmas dinners, summer BBQs and cricket or badminton on the lawn. The perfect entertaining home, there have always been celebrations, parties and activities with all of our family and friends.”

“The drive draws you into the grounds and the walled garden is lovely, with several lawns wrapping around the house. It is a very special place, extremely private with views of the church. You can really lose yourself in the garden, find your own space or corner and collect your own thoughts.”

Open Brick-Built Porch - with tiled floor and decorative arched entrance with fanlight over. Front door to:

Inner Hall -

Games Room - 6.85m x 5.05m (22'5" x 16'6") - Double-glazed sash window to rear and side aspects. Two ceiling roses. Coving. Hatch to loft space. Door to storage cupboard. Skirt heating.

Entrance Hall - Secondary-glazed sash window to side aspect. External door to side aspect. Stairs to first floor landing. Picture rail. Three radiators. Door to stairs down to:

Cellar - 4.85m x 4.75m (15'10" x 15'7") - Utility / Boiler Room.

Cloakroom - Window to rear aspect. Two piece suite comprising a low level WC and hand wash basin.

Kitchen - 4.75m x 3.65m (15'7" x 11'11") - Secondary-glazed sash window to front aspect. Fitted with a range of base and wall units with complementary worksurfaces. Tiled splashbacks. Glass display units. Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and double drainer. Space for cooker with extractor over. Space for fridge freezer and dishwasher. Coving. Radiator.

Dining Room - 5.00m x 4.75m (16'4" x 15'7") - Secondary-glazed sash window to front aspect. Original cornicing. Picture rail. Original covered open fireplace with tiled hearth. Radiator.

Drawing Room - 5.50m x 4.75m (18'0" x 15'7") - Secondary-glazed sash window to front aspect. Patio doors with glazed side panels to side aspect. Original cornicing. Picture rail. Fireplace with wood surround, marble hearth, and electric fire. Electric heater.

First Floor Landing - Two storage cupboards. Picture rail. Radiator.

Master Bedroom - 5.55m x 4.80m (18'2" x 15'8") - Secondary-glazed sash window to front and side elevations. Picture rail. Fitted wardrobes. Radiator. Open to:

En Suite - Two piece suite comprising a low level WC and vanity unit with inset hand wash basin with tiled splashback, mirror and light over. Radiator.

Bedroom Two - 4.80m x 4.75m (15'8" x 15'7") - Secondary-glazed sash window to front elevation. Picture rail. Vanity unit with inset hand wash basin with tiled splashback, mirror and light over. Radiator.

Bedroom Three - 4.80m x 3.65m (15'8" x 11'11") - Secondary-glazed sash window to front elevation. Picture rail. Door to airing cupboard. Vanity unit with inset hand wash basin with tiled splashback, mirror and light over. Radiator.

Family Bathroom - Window to rear elevation. Four piece suite comprising a low level WC, vanity unit with inset hand wash basin with tiled splashback, mirror and light over, walk-in shower cubicle, and panel bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment. Hatch to loft. Tiling to walls. Radiator.

Bedroom Four / Study - 3.05m x 2.30m (10'0" x 7'6") - Secondary-glazed sash window to side elevation. High ceiling. Radiator.

Outside - Driveway leads to parking for several cars. South-facing garden. Two sheds. Two greenhouses. Mainly laid to lawn with patio area, mature trees and hedging. Pergola. Vegetable patch. Old well. Oil tank. Six garages (5.00m x 2.60m) – one for the house, one for each of the flats and one for each of the cottages. Double garage, plus a brick-built workshop for the main house.

Double Garage - 7.35m x 4.70m (24'1" x 15'5") - Two windows to side aspect. Pedestrian door to side aspect.

Workshop - 5.05m x 5.05m (16'6" x 16'6") - Garage door and window to front aspect. Pedestrian door to side aspect. Brick-built. Power and light connected.

Flat Number Two - Front door with porch area to:

Entrance Hall - Door to understairs storage cupboard.

Bedroom One - 4.35m x 4.10m (14'3" x 13'5") - Double-glazed window to side aspect. Fireplace. Two built-in wardrobes. Picture rail. Wall-mounted electric heater.

Bathroom - Two windows to rear aspect. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, wall-mounted hand wash basin, and panel bath. Door to airing cupboard. Wall-mounted electric heater.

Bedroom Two - 4.25m x 3.15m (13'11" x 10'4") - Window to front, side and rear aspects. Wall-mounted electric heater.

Living Room - 4.65m x 4.35m (15'3" x 14'3") - Double-glazed window to side aspect. Fireplace. Wall-mounted electric heater. Door to:

Kitchen - 3.60m x 2.05m (11'9" x 6'8") - Window to both side aspects. Range of basic units.

Flat Number Three - External door to laundry room. Door with stairs up to:

Landing - Secondary-glazed window to rear and two to side elevations.

Open Plan Kitchen Living Room - 4.65m x 4.34m (15'3" x 14'3") - Secondary-glazed window to rear and two to side elevation. Basic kitchen. Two wall-mounted electric heaters.

Bedroom One - 4.35m x 3.45m (14'3" x 11'3") - Secondary-glazed window to side elevation. Picture rail. Two built-in wardrobes. Wall-mounted electric heater.

Bathroom - Two single-glazed windows to rear elevation. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, panel bath and wall-mounted hand wash basin. Door to airing cupboard. Wall-mounted electric heater.

Bedroom Two - 4.25m x 3.15m (13'11" x 10'4") - Single-glazed window to front, side and rear elevations. Wall-mounted electric heater.

Cottage Number 162 - Front door with porch to:

Entrance Hall - Stairs to first floor landing.

Living Room - 6.10m x 3.05m (20'0" x 10'0") - Double-glazed window to front aspect. Fireplace. Understairs storage cupboard. Wall-mounted electric heater.

Kitchen - 3.75m x 2.50m (12'3" x 8'2") - Double-glazed window to side aspect. Range of base and wall mounted units with complementary roll-top worksurfaces. Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Tiled splashbacks. Four-ring electric hob and electric oven. Space for fridge freezer.

Dining Room - 3.45m x 2.70m (11'3" x 8'10") - Double-glazed window to front aspect. Coving and dado rail. Wall-mounted electric heater.

First Floor Landing -

Bedroom One - 5.50m x 3.05m (18'0" x 10'0") - Double-glazed window to front elevation. Range of built-in wardrobes. Wall-mounted electric heater.

Bedroom Two - 3.45m x 2.70m (11'3" x 8'10") - Double-glazed window to front elevation. Coving. Built-in cupboard. Wall-mounted electric heater.

Bathroom - Double-glazed window to side elevation. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, panel bath with electric power shower over, and wall-mounted hand wash basin with vanity unit. Door to airing cupboard.

Cottage Number 164 - Front door with porch to:

Entrance Hall - Stairs to first floor landing.

Living Room - 6.10m x 3.05m (20'0" x 10'0") - Double-glazed window to front aspect. Coving and dado rail. Understairs storage cupboard. Wall-mounted electric heater.

Kitchen - 3.75m x 2.50m (12'3" x 8'2") - Range of base and wall mounted units with complementary roll-top worksurfaces. Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Tiled splashbacks. Four-ring electric hob and electric oven. Space for fridge freezer.

Dining Room - 3.45m x 2.70m (11'3" x 8'10") - Double-glazed window to front aspect. Coving and dado rail. Wall-mounted electric heater.

First Floor Landing -

Bedroom One - 5.50m x 3.05m (18'0" x 10'0") - Double-glazed window to front elevation. Range of built-in wardrobes. Wall-mounted electric heater.

Bedroom Two - 3.45m x 2.70m (11'3" x 8'10") - Double-glazed window to front elevation. Coving. Built-in cupboard. Wall-mounted electric heater.

Bathroom - Double-glazed window to rear elevation. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, panel bath with electric power shower over, and wall-mounted hand wash basin with vanity unit. Door to airing cupboard.

Cottage Number 166 - Front door with porch to:

Entrance Hall - Stairs to first floor landing.

Dining Room - 3.45m x 2.70m (11'3" x 8'10") - Double-glazed window to front aspect. Coving and dado rail. Wall-mounted electric heater.

Kitchen - 3.75m x 2.50m (12'3" x 8'2") - Double-glazed window to side aspect. Range of base and wall mounted units with complementary roll-top worksurfaces. Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Tiled splashbacks. Four-ring electric hob and electric oven. Space for fridge freezer.

Living Room - 6.10m x 3.05m (20'0" x 10'0") - Double-glazed window to front aspect. Coving and dado rail. Understairs storage cupboard. Wall-mounted electric heater.

First Floor Landing -

Bedroom One - 5.50m x 3.05m (18'0" x 10'0") - Double-glazed window to front elevation. Range of built-in wardrobes. Wall-mounted electric heater.

Bedroom Two - 3.45m x 2.70m (11'3" x 8'10") - Double-glazed window to front elevation. Coving. Built-in cupboard. Wall-mounted electric heater.

Bathroom - Double-glazed window to side elevation. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, panel bath with electric power shower over, and wall-mounted hand wash basin with vanity unit. Door to airing cupboard.

Further Information - Date built: circa 1800’s
Conversion of flats in early 1960s
Games room added 1986
Cottages built in 1996
Main house is Grade II Listed
Oil-fired boiler in main house
Total plot equates to 0.8 of an acre
In accordance with Section 21 of the Estate Agents Act, Thomas Morris Ltd, trading as Fine & Country, are required to disclose that the vendor of this property is a connected person with that company as a relative of one of the employees within Thomas Morris Ltd and are, therefore, disclosing an interest in the property prior to any negotiations.

All measurements are approximate and quoted for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. Seller Insight: Comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.


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