Guide Price £500,000
High Street, Cottenham, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB248SD
A remarkable opportunity to purchase this incredible Grade II listed, 2 Bedroom semi-detached thatched cottage with a SEPERATE 1 Bedroom Annex and further detached studio apartment, situated in the desirable village of Cottenham, Cambridgeshire.
Fine & Country Cambridge are delighted to bring to market this fabulous 2 bedroom semi-detached Grade II listed thatched cottage with an annex and studio apartment, situated in the desirable village of Cottenham, Cambridgeshire.
Cottenham is a village in Cambridgeshire, and is one of the larger villages surrounding the city of Cambridge, located around five miles north of the city. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 Census was 6095. It is also one of a number of villages that make up the historical Fen Edge region in between Cambridge and Ely, which were originally settlements on the shore of the marshes close to the city of Cambridge, then an inland port.
Cottenham itself has excellent road links to the A14 and M11, and is just 5 miles from Cambridge station which has direct routes to London Liverpool St. With the village also boasting excellent schools and a thriving community spirit which is so often missing from today's society.
The Property dates back to the 17th Century and is thought to have been built around 1670.
And it is truly amazing to think that this property was built around the time of:
The Great Fire of London
The birth of The Bank of England
The Pilgrims landed in America
Just think about the fact that William Shakespeare, Sir Isaac Newton, and Galileo Galilei were all doing what they did best around this time! Mind-blowing!!
Yet some 350 years later this gorgeous cottage still stands proud at the centre of the village.
In phenomenal condition, this property has been renovated to the highest possible standard and will almost certainly stand for at least another 350 years!
As you enter this property you are met by, what is currently used as, the Dining Room. With the first thing that strikes you being the most amazing fireplace, which is truly magnificent and everything a period fireplace should be!
This room also boasts fabulous beams, a gorgeous bricked floor and provides access to the Lounge, Kitchen & Staircase. And whilst non-working, the original gas lights are still in situ and can be illuminated by tea lights, how quaint!.
The Lounge is yet another fantastic room. With beautiful beams, another wonderful fireplace, the same beautiful flooring as the Dining Room, and again the original gaslights.
The Kitchen is an extension of the original cottage and is finished to a high standard whilst keeping the look of a period country property. With a full-sized range oven with a 6-ring gas hob and a fully vented extractor hood, a dishwasher, and both space and plumbing for a washing machine. There is also a small breakfast bar that currently doubles as a small office.
With stunning Cambridge Clay flooring throughout, the kitchen further benefits from gorgeous exposed brickwork and a large window overlooking the beautiful courtyard garden.
There is a door that leads to the downstairs family bathroom which houses a bathtub, shower, washbasin, heated towel rail, and W/C. This bathroom further benefits from the same Cambridge Clay tiled flooring used in the Kitchen.
Upstairs you will find two good-sized bedrooms. Whilst some period properties can have the problem of very low ceilings, especially upstairs, that is certainly NOT the case with this property.
Bedroom 1 has lots of exposed beams, and the original flooring throughout is spectacular. There's lovely exposed brickwork and the current owner has been very clever in installing a WC and hand washbasin with a purpose-built privacy screen which technically makes this an ensuite. There is storage & space for wardrobes etc.
Bedroom 2, although slightly smaller, does benefit from a small yet superb en-suite with a WC, Washbasin, and heated towel rail.
The bedroom itself, once again, has lots of exposed beams and enough room for additional bedroom furniture and further benefits from fitted carpet.
In conclusion, this wonderful extended 2 bedroom property has an abundance of character with a plethora of period features, all topped off with a beautiful thatched roof that has many years of life left in it.
Whilst this property has working fireplaces, it also has a full gas central heating system and secondary glazing for the cooler months.
However, it does not end there!
The rear of the property is accessed either via the kitchen or the electronically operated gates. With a graveled driveway leading to the property and enough room for several cars, both the driveway and the kitchen lead to a beautiful courtyard garden.
The garden is laid to both lawn and patio with a real cottage garden feel. With established flower beds and rustic garden furniture blending in perfectly, there is even a small wildlife pond to really add to the picturesque setting. With a large workshop prividing practically enough spacefor anyone!
All in all, it is a lovely garden.
There are two more massive bonuses with this property.
The first being a fabulous annex with room to extend. Currently boasting an open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, which has a fully fitted kitchen and plenty of space for furniture etc. As well as a large space that is already boarded out which means you can easily add another bedroom or make the lounge much larger.
There's a downstairs shower and WC, with a large double bedroom upstairs boasting two Velux windows allowing for an abundance of light to fill the space. Not to mention this room then has a door that leads onto a fantastic roof terrace, with an external staircase that leads from the roof terrace to the garden.
Behind the Annex, there is then quite a lot of storage space.
The second building, lovingly called "The Studio", is a superb little self-contained building with an open plan Lounge/Kitchen/Diner with a fitted kitchen, as well as a bathroom with walk-in shower, WC, and washbasin. With an upstairs loft room/occasional bedroom, which is more than big enough for a double bed.
There is no doubt that this really is a property that just keeps on giving.
Dining Room w: 13'10" x l: 16'2" (w: 4.22m x l: 4.93m).
Lounge w: 14'6" x l: 18'1" (w: 4.42m x l: 5.5m).
Kitchen w: 14'6" x l: 18'1" (w: 4.42m x l: 5.5m).
Bedroom 1 w: 13'10" x l: 15'9" (w: 4.22m x l: 4.8m).
Bedroom 2 w: 13'1" x l: 13'10" (w: 4m x l: 4.22m).
Bathroom w: 6'4" x l: 9'9" (w: 1.93m x l: 2.97m).
Annex Lounge 11'2" x 17'4" (3.4m x 5.28m).
Annex Bedroom 11'7" x 20'1" (3.53m x 6.12m).
Annex Bathroom 5'3" x 5'6" (1.6m x 1.68m).
Annex Roof Terrace 11'5" x 12'2" (3.48m x 3.7m).
Studio w: 11' x l: 17'7" (w: 3.35m x l: 5.36m).
Workshop w: 9' x l: 16'3" (w: 2.74m x l: 4.95m).