4 bedroom detached house for saleKIMBOLTON, Cambridgeshire
- Detached Family Home
- Victorian Period Features
- Four Bedrooms
- Three Reception Rooms
- Charming Rear Garden
- River Frontage
- Summer House/ Gym
- Off-Street Parking
- Ideal for Kimbolton School
Built in the late 1970s, East House is a delightful family home located in the heart of the popular village of Kimbolton. This elegant property has been refurbished by the current owners and boasts a plethora of Victorian features, from fireplaces and radiators, to tiles and ironmongery. The ground floor comprises a snug, study, living room, well-appointed kitchen and utility room. The first floor offers four well-appointed bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside, is a fabulous rear garden leading down to the river Kim, a brick-built outbuilding which is currently used as a dog grooming business, and a fabulous summer house/gym.
Situated within the desirable village of Kimbolton, just a short walk from the highly-regarded Kimbolton School, is East House, an immaculately presented family home that in recent years has been renovated by the current owners. “Our main motivation for moving here was the school,” say the owners. “Our son was a pupil there and we’d been trying to find a house in the village for quite some time, so when we came across East House we jumped at the chance to buy it.”
“The house was originally built in the 1970s and when we purchased it, it was in need of a lot of work. However we could see that it had a wealth of potential, and so we embarked upon a major project of renovation. Every room had to be stripped right back; we took out the kitchen and bathroom, re-jigged the layout slightly and essentially started from scratch, but we’re extremely proud of the results. Externally its appearance is in-keeping with the rest of the street sitting well with the older properties on the road, and internally, although it has been brought right up to modern standards, it’s very much a country home.”
“For us the garden was another huge selling point,” continue the owners, “although it too needed quite a bit of work. It stretches down to the river’s edge and beyond that the view is of nothing but open fields. By the house we have a small patio, which in turn leads onto a nice size lawn. It then steps down to a larger lawn that’s edged with some really beautiful and well-established trees, so we enjoy a really good degree of privacy. Right by the water’s edge, we’ve had an elevated decked area built where we can sit and take in the lovely view. We’ve also had a cabin built that houses our home gym, but it could also be a lovely little office space.”
“We would say that the lounge is probably our favourite room in the house. We had a gorgeous Victorian fireplace fitted and the room also features high skirting boards, a dado rail and cast iron radiators, so it’s a very characterful part of the home. It also enjoys a tremendous view of the garden.”
“Kimbolton has been a wonderful place to live. If you need something, more often than not you’ll find it in the village, but we’re also just minutes away from St Neots, Huntingdon and Cambridge.”
“The garage has been divided into two sections, the larger of which has been used as a dog-grooming parlour. It’s well-insulated and has water, drainage and electricity, so the possibilities for its use are endless.”
“The house is absolutely beautiful, but we think it will be the peace and tranquility of the garden that we will miss most,” say the owners. “You can sit out there and not hear anything but the birds singing and the river flowing; it’s a really stunning feature of the property.”
Storm Porch With Light And Solid Door With Step Up -
Entrance Hall - Stairs to first floor landing. Dado rail. Slate floor. Cast-iron radiator.
Cloakroom - Two piece suite comprising a high level Victorian WC and wall-mounted Victorian hand wash basin. Part-tiled walls. Slate floor. Extractor.
Dining Room - 3.65m x 3.00m (11'11" x 9'10") - Window to front aspect with plantation shutters. Slate floor. Radiator.
Family Room - 3.65m x 2.25m (11'11" x 7'4") - Window to front aspect with plantation shutters. Dado rail. Slate floor. Radiator.
Living Room - 6.15m x 3.65m (20'2" x 11'11") - Window to side aspect with plantation shutters. Sliding glass doors to rear aspect. Dado rail. Reclaimed Victorian fireplace with inset cast-iron fire, decorative surround and slate hearth. Slate floor. Two cast-iron radiators.
Kitchen Breakfast Room - 4.25m x 3.65m (13'11" x 11'11") - Window to side and rear aspects. Fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units with complementary worksurfaces. Tiled splashbacks. Glass-fronted display cabinets and built-in basket drawers. Butler sink and hand wash sink, both with mixer taps. Rangemaster cooker with extractor over. Integral dishwasher. Waste disposal. Half-height tiling to wall. Feature lighting. Bespoke u-shaped radiator. Open to:
Utility Room - Stable door to rear aspect. Space for washing machine and tumble drier.
First Floor Landing - Window to rear elevation with plantation shutters. Door to airing cupboard. Hatch to loft.
Master Bedroom - 4.00m x 3.65m (13'1" x 11'11") - Window to front elevation with plantation shutters. Three fitted double wardrobes. Cast-iron radiator.
Bedroom Two - 3.65m x 3.25m (11'11" x 10'7") - Window to rear elevation with plantation shutters. Recess space for wardrobe. Radiator.
Bedroom Three - 3.65m x 2.90m (11'11" x 9'6") - Window to rear elevation with plantation shutters. Two fitted double wardrobes. Built-in shelved storage cupboard. Radiator.
Dressing Room - 2.75m x 1.80m (9'0" x 5'10") - Window to side elevation with plantation shutters. Radiator. (Used to be a bathroom, plumbing in place)
Bedroom Four - 2.75m x 2.40m (9'0" x 7'10") - Window to front elevation with plantation shutters. Pipe for radiator.
Family Bathroom - Window to front elevation with plantation shutters. Four piece suite comprising twin wall-mounted sinks with mixer taps, low level WC with concealed cistern, and walk-in double shower cubicle with overhead and hand held showers. Extractor. Sensor lighting. Fully tiled with underfloor heating.
Outside - Parking for two cars on driveway with gated access to garden/studio which could offer further parking. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrub borders. Paved patio and gravel seating area. Summer house/gym with power and lighting. Shed. Riverside decking area idea for al fresco dining, with outside lighting. Steps and gate down to river.
Studio - 3.95m x 2.70m (12'11" x 8'10") - Window and stable door to side aspect. False garage door to front aspect. Power, light, drainage and water connected. Outside light.
Store - 2.80m x 1.60m (9'2" x 5'2") - Window to rear aspect. Door to side aspect.
Further Information - Date Built: circa.1978
External oil-fired boiler – 2011
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