High Street, Alconbury Weston, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28
This charming home is set on a plot of approx. two acres with a selection of well-maintained outbuildings. The accommodation includes a living room with a wood burning stove, exposed beams and two sash bay windows, a large dual aspect dining room with access to the walled west facing garden and kitchen. All four of the bedrooms are generous doubles. Outside a gravel drive leads to ample parking and the versatile outbuildings including an open barn, double height barn and studio which would make an excellent office or games room, it also has potential to be a self-contained annexe. The paddock/pasture are located at the rear of the plot. Located in the centre of a pretty village with a well-regarded pub and excellent country walks while being within reach of major road and rail links.
"Homelea is a unique period property that has been part of the village for many years. Originally a working farmhouse with land and outbuildings, Homelea is unusual as we are situated on a large plot in the heart of the village, yet we also have a lot of surrounding space. We have previously kept horses in the fields which is now home to sheep and donkeys," say the current owners.
"It's quiet here, yet we've never felt isolated as everything we need is easily accessible. It's just a short drive to the A14 and A1 from where we can be in the centre of Cambridge in around 30 minutes and it's just as quick to pop to the shopping and leisure facilities at nearby Rushden Lakes. It's just 45 minutes into London on the train from Huntingdon and we've travelled to Paris in around 4 hours or so. Alconbury and Alconbury Weston share a number of amenities and it's a lovely walk along the path through farmland which links the two villages. Both villages have a pub, and we share the village hall and a well-equipped village shop, as well as clubs and sporting facilities. It's a very friendly community here and we know everyone up and down our street."
"We've lived here for 30 years and have converted the outbuildings into what we call The Barns. We use one as a working barn which provides storage for our tractor, and another as a gym and entertaining area. Homelea is ideal for entertaining as we have plenty of parking available as well as space for a marquee on the lawn. The Barns makes for a fabulous Halloween party area!"
"It's very private here and we're not overlooked at all. The large garden is surrounded by the original wall which must be around 300 years old. It's a bit of a sun trap and it's great to come home from work, head outside and relax with a cold beer or glass of wine. We've enjoyed many family BBQs in the garden and it's fully enclosed, so it's perfect for children."
"The lounge is our favourite room to spend time in. It has original beams and exposed brick, so it's very characterful. It's large enough to accommodate the whole family and it's cosy and warm when we fire up the log burner. The original Rayburn still works and it's handy to pop on in between seasons as it heats the whole room and we even bake cakes on it too."
Alconbury and Alconbury Weston are sought-after villages lying to the north west of Huntingdon. The Alconbury Sports & Social Club provides a variety of sports and social activities for all ages ranging from cricket and football to bingo. The villages share a convenience store for day to day needs, a couple of public houses/restaurants and a GP surgery. A number of events are held throughout the year such as the Summer Fete, Village Show and open gardens. Nearby Huntingdon offers a wider selection of shops in the High Street as well as the larger supermarkets and a number of retail outlets on the edge of town as well as dental and medical facilities including Hinchingbrooke Hospital/A&E department. Rushden Lakes Retail & Leisure Centre is about half an hour away by car.
Lying approx. 6 miles north west of Huntingdon with easy access to the A1M and the A14 for fast direct links into Huntingdon, Cambridge and Peterborough as well as access to the wider national motorway network.
Huntingdon has a train station providing fast commuter links into London King's Cross in about 45 minutes or to the North via Peterborough (17 minutes approx.).
Local primary schools include Alconbury CofE School and Ermine Street Church Academy in Little Stukeley and for secondary education Sawtry Village Academy and Hinchingbrooke School, Huntingdon are all Ofsted rated "Good" and within about 4 miles of the village. The highly regarded Kimbolton School, an independent co-educational day and boarding school for students aged 4-18, is approx. 12.5 miles away and offers a dedicated bus service with a pick up point in Alconbury Weald. Other independent schools can be found in Ely, Cambridge, Peterborough and Oundle.
Year Built: c1790
Council Tax Band: F
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- Approx. Two Acres
- Extensive Outbuildings
- Two Reception Rooms
- Four Double Bedrooms
- Grade II listed
- West Facing Part Walled Garden
- Excellent Access To Cambridge & London
- Well Regarded Village With Public House