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4 bedroom detached house for sale

GREAT STAUGHTON, Cambridgeshire


Property Description

Key features

  • Thatched Cottage
  • Wealth of Period Features
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Carport
  • Gated Off-Street Parking
  • Pretty Cottage Garden
  • Good Village Amenities
  • Ideal for Kimbolton School

Full description

Delightful thatched cottage in a well served and sought after village. Excellent access into London, Cambridge and Bedford. Outside the property has a mature cottage garden and gated drive offering off street parking and a car port.

Tamarisk Cottage in the Cambridgeshire village of Great Staughton is a quintessentially English, Grade II Listed, timber framed thatched cottage packed full of character. Unlike many cottages of its kind, whose rooms are small and low ceilinged, the property has good proportions, plenty of overhead height and feels surprisingly spacious. The village lies approximately 8 miles south-west of Huntingdon and 5 miles north west of St. Neots, with Grafham Water reservoir and nature reserve, which is popular for fishing, sailing, cycling and walking, to the north.

Current owners Chris and Lianne were looking for the perfect village location with a few specific requirements when they found Tamarisk Cottage, as Chris explains, “we work in London and are passionate about fly fishing, so we needed to find a location where we could easily facilitate both. Great Staughton is perfectly located for us, with trains from St Neots, which is only 6.5 miles away, to London’s Kings Cross taking only 40 minutes and Grafham Water being reachable in five minutes”.

The village is a social place with plenty to offer all; it benefits from tennis, cricket football and youth clubs and a local Scouts group, amongst others. There are two well run pubs, who between them offer open fires, real ales, quiz nights and good food – both make a great stop-off on a Sunday walk. On a practical note, the village benefits from Great Staughton Primary School and there are good independent schools in Bedford and Kimbolton catering for all ages.

Around 16 miles to the east is the university city of Cambridge whilst 12 miles to the south-west is Bedford, both are hugely cosmopolitan and have fantastic amenities.

“The house has all the character you would expect from a period property but also benefits from large bedrooms, lots of storage space and off-street parking. The garden blooms from spring through to summer with pretty flowers and is a pleasure to look out on to and spend time in”.

“We love the cosy lounge with its attractive beams and fireplace or relaxing with a coffee in front of the kitchen AGA”.

“For us, our favourite aspect of the surrounding area has to be the convenient proximity to Grafham Water where we exercise our shared passion for fly fishing”.

“The cottage has been a great venue for festive drinks parties each Christmas and looks so warm and welcoming when lit with candles”.

“We will miss the beauty of the garden in the spring with its beds full of snowdrops, crocuses, hyacinths, daffodils and tulips along with the timber framed walls and thatched roof which keeps the cottage cool in summer and warm in winter”.

Stable Door To: -

Entrance Porch - Window to front and side aspects. Exposed brick floor.

Dining Room - 4.10m x 3.30m (13'5" x 10'9") - Window to front and rear aspects. Exposed timbers to wall and ceiling. Exposed brick-built fireplace with raised brick hearth. Staircase to first floor landing with understairs recess. Two radiators.

Cloakroom - Window to rear aspect. Two piece suite comprising a low level WC and a vanity- mounted hand wash basin. Cloaks cupboard. Radiator.

Living Room - 4.20m x 3.30m (13'9" x 10'9") - Window to front aspect. Exposed brickwork and timbers to wall. Exposed brick-built fireplace with cast-iron hood and brick hearth. Door to:

Boiler Room - 2.55m x 1.90m (8'4" x 6'2") - Exposed timbers. Space for tumble drier and freezer. Oil-fired boiler.

Breakfast Room - 3.45m x 3.30m (11'3" x 10'9") - Window to front aspect. Exposed timbers to wall. Range of built-in storage cupboards. Recess housing oil-fired AGA with tiled splashback and feature lighting. Space for fridge freezer. Ceramic tiled floor. Radiator. Open to:

Kitchen - 4.15m x 1.90m (13'7" x 6'2") - Window and stable door to side aspect. Exposed timbers to wall. Fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units with oak worksurfaces and tiled splashbacks. Ceramic butler-style sink with swan-neck mixer tap and worksurface cut drainer. Inset four-ring halogen electric hob. Built-in electric oven. Integral dishwasher. Space for washing machine. Recessed ceiling lights. Ceramic tiled floor.

First Floor Landing - Window to rear elevation. Exposed beams to walls. Radiator.

Master Bedroom - 4.45m x 3.30m (14'7" x 10'9") - Window to front elevation. Exposed beams to walls. Radiator.

Bedroom Two - 4.05m x 3.30m (13'3" x 10'9") - Window to front elevation. Exposed beams to walls. Radiator.

Bedroom Three - 4.00m x 3.30m (13'1" x 10'9") - Window to front elevation. Exposed beams to walls. Range of fitted furniture with door to cupboard housing hot water tank. Radiator.

Family Bathroom - Window to side elevation. Exposed beams to walls. Four piece suite comprising a low level WC, wall-mounted hand wash basin, bath with wall-mounted tap controls and hand-held shower attachment, and walk-in electric power shower cubicle. Tiling to walls. Recessed ceiling lights. Tiled floor with underfloor heating. Heated towel rail.

Bedroom Four - 4.05m x 2.00m (13'3" x 6'6") - Window to rear elevation. Exposed beams to walls. Radiator.

Outside - The south-facing side garden is enclosed by picket fencing and is mainly laid to lawn, with mature trees, shrubs and borders and a brick pathway to front door. Cobbled path leading to driveway. Gated side access to gravelled driveway offering off-street parking and carport, enclosed by timber fencing.

Further Information - Date built: circa.1695
Grade II Listed
Oil-fired boiler
Long Straw Thatch
Last thatched and ridged in 2008

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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03 May 2018


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