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4 bedroom detached house for sale

BROOM, Bedfordshire

Offers in Excess of £700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 'Chocolate Box' 18th Century Thatched Cottage
  • Sympathetically Modernised & Refurbished
  • Solid Pine Fitted Kitchen
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms & Orangery
  • Two-Bedroom Detached Annexe
  • Carport, Garage and Ample Parking
  • Plot Approximately 0.2 Acre
  • Sought After Village Location
  • Not Listed

Full description

Situated on the outskirts of Broom, Cobweb Cottage has been extended to provide a spacious four bedroom characterful family home with a self contained two bedroom detached annexe. It boasts rural views to the front and rear of the property. The ground floor contains two reception rooms, study, orangery, kitchen breakfast room and a shower room. Four bedrooms to first floor share the family bathroom. Externally the gardens are of good proportion with ample parking. The centre of the village of Broom is just a few minutes' walk and the local dining ‘English Real Hertiage’ Pub ‘The Cock’ is within easy walking distance. The next door village of Southill is a short drive away. It's got a shop, primary school, and a highly-rated tea room. The A1 is a few minutes' drive away. Biggleswade train station is just a five minute drive away offering trains from 40 minutes to London Kings Cross. Not listed.

Cobweb Cottage is the quintessential English country cottage. With its thatched roof, charming façade and garden, softly bordered with mature shrubs and trees, it is a visual delight. The present owners drove through Broom village by chance, and saw and admired Cobweb Cottage. Their own house was already sold and they had found their next home, but the sale fell through. When the cottage came onto the market, they viewed and fell in love with the entire package, of the house, garden and village. They felt that fate had decided that Cobweb Cottage should be theirs.

Broom is a community-minded village, with clubs and societies and an annual village fete. There is an excellent farm shop, mainly selling locally-sourced meat and vegetables and The Cock is famous for being a pub with no bar. A highly rated bistro pub, The Black Horse Ireland is close by in a neighbouring village. There is always something in the district to fill leisure time. The Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden Aerodrome is nearby, and there are numerous local rambles to be enjoyed, whilst the neighbouring village, Southill, has a superb tea room.

This idyllic retreat is only a few miles from the market town of Biggleswade. There are excellent road links to Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Peterborough, all an easy drive away. There is a good rail service from Biggleswade to London Kings Cross, and the owners say how wonderful it is to return to the calm of the village after the noise and bustle of London.

Cobweb Cottage began life in the mid-18th Century and grew from small worker’s cottages. Now it is a home full of period character, where exposed beams blend with modern comforts, to create rooms that offer a warm hospitality and a calm tranquillity. The farmhouse kitchen is the busy hub of the home, where everyone sits round the table for meals and conversation. The beam is an original and it is fascinating to think of all the people who have sat under it over the centuries and discussed the events of their day.

The orangery is a modern and stunning extension. Sparkling natural light floods in and it is a pleasure to settle in one of the comfy chairs and look onto a winter garden, or throw doors open in summer to create an inside outside feel. The orangery and the lounge invite relaxation and are also superb, elegant entertaining venues.

When you walk into the lounge you sense the harmony of the beams, with the exposed brick fireplace that creates a further feeling of warm hospitality that you sense throughout the cottage.

The master bedroom has lovely views from both windows and the owners presently use an adjoining bedroom as a convenient dressing room. Again, the beams add to the fascination of the rooms.

There is a self-contained two bedroom annexe in the garden. This would make the perfect rental, home for a relative, or for a teenager to take the first steps towards independence. It has its own entrance and garden, and has proved to be very useful for the owners and the family.

The garden is a further delight, where the large paved terrace and shingle are easy maintenance and a sun-filled attractive space. Enclosed by mature shrubs and trees, it has the air of a private, quiet oasis. Al-fresco meals are a pleasure, but it is also great to sip a glass of wine whilst watching an air display from Shuttleworth Aerodrome overhead.

The owners say that Cobweb Cottage has been their tiny bit of heaven, far removed from the noise and bustle of daily life. They take away many happy memories.

Solid Wood Door To: -

Entrance Lobby - Porthole window to side aspect. Wood floor.

Dining Room - 3.70m x 3.65m (12'1" x 11'11") - Double glazed leaded light window to front aspect. Exposed beams to ceiling and wall. Wood panel door to staircase to first floor landing. Brick-built fireplace with inset electric stove, brick hearth and timber bressumer. Large storage cupboard. Radiator. Arch to:

Inner Hall - Exposed beams to wall and ceiling. Radiator.

Study - 2.20m x 2.10m (7'2" x 6'10") - Double glazed leaded light window to side aspect. Exposed beams to wall and ceiling. Radiator.

Shower Room - Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, hand wash basin with mixer tap, and walk-in corner shower cubicle. Fully tiled. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor. Heated towel rail.

Sitting Room - 5.50m x 4.35m (18'0" x 14'3") - Double glazed leaded light window to side aspect. High ceiling. Exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Inglenook fireplace with brick hearth and inset wood burning stove. Radiator. Leaded light double doors to:

Orangery - 4.65m x 4.00m (15'3" x 13'1") - Double doors to garden. Tiled floor with underfloor heating.

Kitchen Breakfast Room - 5.75m x 3.75m (18'10" x 12'3") - Double glazed leaded light window to front and side aspects. Solid wood door with glazed insert to side aspect. Exposed beams to ceiling. Feature brick arch. Fitted with a range of solid pine base and wall mounted units with solid pine worksurfaces and tiled splashbacks. Wine rack. Inset Belfast sink with mixer tap. Space for five-ring Rangemaster cooker with extractor over. Space for fridge freezer. Integral larder fridge. Cupboard housing for washing machine and dishwasher. Fitted breakfast bench. Reclaimed brick floor. Recessed ceiling lights.

First Floor Landing - Part vaulted ceiling. Exposed beams to wall and ceiling. Hatch to loft. Door to airing cupboard. Radiator.

Master Bedroom - 5.50m x 4.00m (18'0" x 13'1") - Double glazed leaded light windows to both side elevations. Exposed beams to vaulted ceiling. Recessed ceiling lights. Two radiators.

Family Bathroom - Double glazed leaded light window to side elevation. Exposed beams to wall and part-vaulted ceiling. Three piece suite comprising a spa bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, low level WC, and pedestal hand wash basin. Half-height tiling to walls. Tiled floor. Extractor. Radiator.

Bedroom Two - 3.90m x 3.75m (12'9" x 12'3") - Double glazed leaded light window to front elevation. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Exposed floor boards. Radiator.

Bedroom Three - 2.95m x 2.90m (9'8" x 9'6") - Double glazed leaded light window to front elevation. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator.

Bedroom Four / Dressing Room - 2.65m x 2.30m (8'8" x 7'6") - Double glazed leaded light window to side elevation. Exposed beams to ceiling. Currently used as dressing room with built in storage cupboards. Radiator.

Outside - Two sets of five-bar timber gates lead to a gravel carriage driveway offering ample parking, garage and carport. A low-maintenance enclosed garden, which is gravelled and sectioned with raised lawn areas, and mature shrub borders, mature trees, and flower beds. Circular paved patio, raised shingle bed, fountain with curved retaining wall. Timber shed. Outside tap. Oil tank.

Garage / Car Port - 5.20m x 5.20m (17'0" x 17'0") - Double timber doors to front of garage. Power and light connected, with secure store room to side.

Annexe - Door to:

Entrance Lobby - Stairs to first floor landing.

Kitchen Breakfast Room - 4.15m x 2.85m (13'7" x 9'4") - Leaded light window to front and side aspects. Worksurface with storage under and inset sink with mixer tap. Space for dishwasher. Space for cooker with tiled splashbacks. Space for fridge freezer. Recessed ceiling lights. Open to:

Sitting Room - 5.35m x 2.75m (17'6" x 9'0") - Double doors side aspect with glazed side panels. Storage cupboard. Radiator.

First Floor Landing -

Bedroom One - 4.40m x 2.85m (14'5" x 9'4") - Window to front elevation. Part-vaulted ceiling. Recessed shelving. Radiator.

Bedroom Two / Dressing Room - 3.45m x 2.90m (11'3" x 9'6") - Used as a dressing room, with a range of fitted wardrobes. Part-vaulted ceiling. Door to cupboard housing water tank.

Shower Room - Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, hand wash basin and corner shower cubicle.

Annexe Garden - Small private garden, enclosed by hedging, mainly laid to lawn with patio area.

Further Information - Date built: 1740
Not listed
Oil-fired boiler
Straw thatch to main house
Last ridged 8 years ago

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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