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Home Farm Close, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28
A modern thatched property built in 1999 situated in the popular village of Abbots Ripton with approximately 3175 sq ft of accommodation, double cart lodge and garage totalling 3681 sq ft. The property benefits from five bedrooms; four on the first floor and bedroom five is on the second floor along with a study area – ideal for an older child. The spacious principal bedroom benefits from a walk in dressing room and a large en-suite shower room. Bedroom two also has an en-suite while the remaining bedrooms share the family bathroom.
The selling point of the property is the beautiful orangery, with underfloor heating, which is flooded with light and gives you the feeling of being in the garden with three sets of bi-fold doors to the rear and bi-folds to both sides bringing the outside in. The living room has a large brick inglenook fireplace with canopy and wood burner with access to the orangery. There are three further reception rooms and a large kitchen breakfast room with door leading to the utility room.
The property sits on a plot approaching half an acre which is mainly laid to lawn, a wooded copse and brick built well. There is side access to the front of the property and also side access to a large shed and garage with double cart lodge.
The present owners were living in rented property at a time when the market was fluctuating and property prices were predicted to drop. They were waiting for this to happen, but they saw The Coppice, and all good intentions vanished. They fell in love with the superb, thatched family home and its excellent location in sought after Abbots Ripton. They couldn't bear to take the chance of losing the house and have spent a very happy fourteen years in the property.
The Coppice has a charming kerbside appeal and inside, a warm and welcoming ambience. It is a spacious and well insulated home. The owners chose to lay luxury Amtico flooring, install a gas wood burner, and added a large, light filled garden room, the orangery.
The orangery is the impressive and hospitable hub of the home. With underfloor heating it is an all year welcoming sanctuary, where the generous windows drench the room in natural light, creating a sense of actually being in the garden. It is a real 'inside, outside room,' and one which is used daily and appreciated by the family.
There is also the choice of the lounge where the gas burner fire makes an inviting winter retreat, or the TV room off the kitchen; whilst the family room has been perfect for the children to have as their own space. The house is a collection of inviting and comfortable spaces and is at its best when full of people.
The private, landscaped and easily maintained garden circles the house and you can follow the sun through the day. A previous owner planted a coppice at the end of the garden which attracts bird and wild life but is also a delightful zone for simply savouring the peaceful surroundings.
The Coppice is ideally placed in community minded and pretty Abbots Ripton an estate village with a number of attractive thatched homes. The various clubs are centred around the church and village hall, and It is only three miles into historic Huntingdon where you have comprehensive shops, cinemas and a station with an excellent service into London Kings Cross. The owners say that a big plus is, if you are away from home for stretches of time you know that Home Farm Close with its three houses is very secure.
The owners are relocating but will sorely miss their home and village life. They take away many very happy memories.
The picturesque village of Abbots Ripton sits within a designated conservation area and lies about 4 miles north of the market town of Huntingdon. Within the village there is a village shop and Post Office, a pretty Grade I listed church, the well regarded village pub – The Elm which serves locally sourced food. The Village Hall is home to the cricket club and is the venue for many village activities. There are plenty of woodland and countryside walks for ramblers and dog walkers to enjoy and the historic Abbots Ripton Hall & Gardens is also open to the public. Nearby Huntingdon has a bustling High Street with a range of shops, eateries and a weekly market. Huntingdon also provides an array of sports and leisure facilities.
Abbots Ripton lies approx. 4 miles to the east of the A1M which links onto the A14 and the wider national motorway network. It is also approx. 20 miles from both Peterborough and Cambridge. Huntingdon has a mainline train station (about 5 miles) with fast rail services into London King's Cross in 50 minutes approx.
There is a well-regarded primary school within the village, Abbots Ripton CofE Primary, and Ermine Street Church Academy and Alconbury CofE Primary schools are approx. 3.5 miles away. For secondary education Hinchingbrooke School and St Peter's School in Huntingdon and Sawtry Village College are within a 5 mile radius. Kimbolton School, a popular co-ed independent school, is about 15 miles away.
Year Built: 1999
Local Authority: Huntingdon District Council
Council Tax Band: G
Roof is thatched in Norfolk Reed; re-ridged in Norfolk Reed in 2018.
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- Modern Thatched Family Home
- Stunning Bespoke Orangery
- Beautiful Gardens
- Driveway & Ample Parking
- Garage & Double Cart Lodge
- Sought After Village
- Good Transport Links
- No Forward Chain