3 bedroom detached house for sale

ABBOTSLEY, Cambridgeshire

£850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Thatched Cottage
  • Beautifully Presented
  • Grade II Listed
  • Three Double Bedrooms & Two Bathrooms
  • Modern Kitchen Breakfast Family Room
  • Three Reception Rooms & Study
  • Detached One Bedroom Annexe
  • Approx. 3/4 Acre Garden
  • Excellent Commuter Links & Village Location
  • No Chain

Full description

A stunning 16th Century thatched three bedroom cottage which has a modern extension to create a fabulous kitchen breakfast family room. It is immaculately presented and set in a plot of approximately 3/4 of an acre. Also included, is a detached self-contained one-bedroom thatched annexe.

Abbotsley offers a Church, busy village hall, a public house serving food, Golf Course and Hotel, and a village green hosting the annual village fete. The nearby village of Great Gransden provides Barnabus Oley C of E primary school, a pre-school, village shop and public house. The nearby town of St Neots is just 5 miles away, offering supermarkets, extensive shopping, entertainment and recreational facilities, and trains to London Kings Cross from 40 minutes, whilst Cambridge is a half hour drive away, or 20 minutes to the Park & Ride into the centre.

This utterly charming thatched cottage, which has been both extended and stylishly updated by the current owners, occupies a superb tucked-away location within the highly desirable village of Abbotsley. “It was the whole package that sold this property to my husband and I when we first happened upon it twelve years ago,” says Karin. “It sits close to the heart of the village and yet enjoys a fabulous degree of privacy; Abbotsley itself lies in this glorious rural location and yet it takes just ten minutes to get into St Neots, and the cottage which originally dates back to the 16th century, is quite simply irresistible.”

“It’s fair to say that it was in a pretty poor state when we bought it, but we could see that with a bit of hard work and imagination it had huge potential to be transformed into a really stunning home, and that’s exactly what we’ve done. We extended the kitchen to create a lovely big family space with bi-folding doors that lead out onto the garden, we’ve decorated throughout using a range of subtle heritage colours that are wonderfully in keeping with the style and sense of history of the building, and we’ve restored and enhanced all of the gorgeous period features, so although the cottage has been made much more suitable for modern living it still retains an absolute wealth of character and charm. The rooms are all nicely proportioned and the layout is arranged in such a way that there’s a degree of flexibility in terms of how the rooms are used, so it’s a house that can adapt and change depending on the family’s needs. I love everything about it and we’ve been extremely happy here for the past twelve years.”

“Most of the principle rooms have doors that lead out onto different parts of the garden, so when the weather is warm we can really bring the outside in, and the garden is another really beautiful part of the property,” continues Karin. “Beyond the bi folds in the kitchen we’ve created a lovely patio that’s arranged over three levels to provide areas for eating, BBQing and lounging, and then the rest of the garden is a real mix of open lawns, mature trees that are dotted here and there and we even have a little wooded area. It’s all so pretty and is a real haven for wildlife, we even have pheasants that come to visit at certain times of the year.”

“It’s so hard to choose a favourite room because the whole house is so impressive,” says Karin. “However, since we added the extension, the kitchen has become the real hub of the home. It’s nice to have that contrast between old and new and it creates a fabulous connection with the garden.”

“For us the location really couldn’t have been better,” says Karin. “The village is a thriving place with lots going on and we have a lovely pub just across the road; I can be in St Neots in ten minutes or Cambridge in thirty and I can hop on a train and be in central London in well under an hour.”

“Within the garden we also have a lovely little one-bed thatched annexe,” says Karin. “We currently rent it out, but it could be great for an elderly relative or visiting guests, I’d say there’s even the potential to combine it with the main body of the house.”

“I can honestly say that I’ll miss everything about this house,” says Karin. “I love its wealth of character, its warm and welcoming feel, the beautiful garden, the stunning location… It’s an amazing property and truly one of a kind.”

Solid Wood Front Door To: -

Lounge - 4.20 x 5.05 (13'9" x 16'6") - Leaded light window to front and side aspects. Exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Open beam wall to dining room. Brick-built inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove, cast-iron hood, raised tiled hearth, and timber bressumer over. Polished tiled floor. Two cast iron radiators. Door to:

Study - 2.25 x 1.90 (7'4" x 6'2") - Leaded light window to front aspect. Open to Sitting Room. Oak floor. Cast iron radiator.

Dining Room - 5.25 x 2.45 (17'2" x 8'0") - High-level leaded light window to side aspect. Exposed beams to wall and ceiling. Open beam wall to lounge. Built in storage cupboard. Tiled floor. Open with steps down to:

Kitchen Breakfast Family Room - 7.0 x 3.80 (22'11" x 12'5") - Double glazed window to rear aspect. Bi-fold doors to side aspect. Two Velux windows to rear aspect. Vaulted ceiling. Exposed brick wall. Fitted in a range of base and wall mounted units with stone worksurfaces over. Matching central island with bamboo worktop. Inset double butler sink with swan-neck mixer tap. Integral fridge freezer and dishwasher. Space for Range cooker with built-in extractor and feature lighting over. Recessed ceiling lights. Tiled floor.

Sitting Room - 3.15 x 5.35 (10'4" x 17'6") - Leaded light bay window to side and window to front aspect. External side entrance door. Exposed beams to wall and ceiling. Central brick fireplace and hearth with inset wood burner. Indian sandstone floor. Two cast iron radiators. Door to inner hall with staircase to first floor landing, exposed beams to ceiling, tiled floor, and door to:

Ground Floor Bathroom - Leaded light window to rear aspect. Exposed beams to wall. Part-vaulted ceiling. Three piece suite comprising a high level WC, Victorian-style hand wash basin with tiled splashback, and a double-ended bath with central mixer tap and hand-held shower attachment. Built-in storage cupboard. Stone floor. Cast iron radiator. Door to inner hall with staircase to:

First Floor Landing - Door to inner landing. Door to:

Bedroom Two - 3.30 x 4.0 (10'9" x 13'1") - Leaded light window to side elevation. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Built in cupboard housing central heating boiler. Cast iron radiator.

Inner Landing - Door to storage cupboard. Ladder-style stairs to Bedroom Three. Door to:

Master Bedroom - 3.35 x 5.15 (10'11" x 16'10") - Large leaded light window to side elevation. Exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Range of fitted wardrobes. Cast iron radiator.

En Suite - Exposed beams. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, hand wash basin, and walk-in shower cubicle. Cast iron radiator.

Second Floor -

Bedroom Three - 5.15 x 3.35 (16'10" x 10'11") - Leaded light window to side elevation. Exposed beams and reduced head-height to vaulted ceiling (central beams can be removed as they are not supporting beams). Cast iron radiator.

Annexe -

Front Door To: -

Kitchen / Living Room - 3.55 x 3.05 (11'7" x 10'0") - Two leaded light windows to rear aspect and two to side aspect. Fitted with base mounted units with wooden worksurfaces and inset butler sink, inset electric hob and built-in oven. Recessed ceiling lights. Oak floor. Radiator. Door to:

Double Bedroom - 2.75 x 3.05 (9'0" x 10'0") - Leaded light window to front and rear aspects. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.

En Suite - Leaded light window to rear aspect. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, wall-mounted hand wash basin, and walk-in shower cubicle. Recessed ceiling lights. Fully tiled. Radiator.

Outside - To the front of the property there is a large gravel drive with parking for numerous cars and access to the annexe. Side lawn area with mature trees, shrubs and gravel pathway, wrapping around to the rear of the property. The annexe boasts its own low-level brick wall enclosed paved patio area to the side.

To the other side and rear of the property there is a large patio and lawn area with mature shrubs. Access to a WWII sunken bunker. There is a copse with a pathway that leads to a large lawn area, mature trees, shrubs, fruit trees and summer house.

Further Information - Date Built: circa. 16th Century
Grade II Listed
Conservation area
Oil-fired boiler
Kitchen extension added in 2017
Straw thatch, re-thatched 2008
Last ridged 2016

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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  • Sandy (5.9 mi)
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  • St. Neots (3.3 mi)
  • Sandy (5.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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4/6 Market Square, St. Neots, PE19 2AW

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