An imposing, immaculately presented, four bedroom Victorian detached home, which has been restored to a high standard with east-facing landscaped gardens and detached garage, boasting views to the historic Water Tower.
Tower House dates back to around 1900 and has been extended and improved to provide bright, versatile, accommodation whilst retaining much of its original character and charm, including ornate mouldings, fireplaces, picture and dado rails.
The ground floor accommodation comprises an L-shaped entrance hall, which has a window to the side aspect and stained glass above the front door, illuminating the hallway with beautiful natural coloured light and a carpeted dog-leg staircase leading to the first floor. The impressive open-plan kitchen/breakfast room has a frosted window to the side aspect and a comprehensive range of bespoke Shaker style cupboards and drawers, twin stainless steel round sink units with mixer tap, solid wood work surfaces, Range style double oven with 5-ring gas hob and extractor hood above; there is space for an inset, eye-level, microwave as well as a herringbone quarry tiled flooring, Welsh dresser with granite top, space for appliances such as a fridge/freezer and dishwasher and plenty of room for a breakfast table and chairs. The family area is a continuation of the kitchen/breakfast room with a window to the rear aspect, TV point connected and space for a settee. The neighbouring utility room has a range of base and eye-level storage cupboards and deep pan drawers, a sink unit with mixer tap, space for appliances and French doors opening to the rear garden; the boiler is housed in one of the eye-level cupboards. There is a snug located off the kitchen/breakfast room, which is dual aspect with windows to the front and side, there is an inset cast-iron multi-fuel log burner with raised hearth, French doors open to a large conservatory, which is an ideal entertaining space with radiators, aiding year-round use, a high ceiling and French doors opening to the rear garden. Located at the front of the property is a dining room, which boasts an attractive gas fireplace with Adam style surround and raised hearth, in-keeping built-in storage shelving and base-level cupboards on either side of the fireplace and a grand bay window to the front aspect which, in turn, allows high levels of natural light into the room, perfect for entertaining, or for use as a sitting room. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a cloakroom, which includes a WC, washhand basin and radiator.
The first floor accommodation comprises a large landing with window to side aspect and a Velux skylight, this is currently used as a study area and is ideal for those working from home, housing a full-height airing cupboard with double doors and an additional full-height storage cupboard with hanging rail. There are four well proportioned bedrooms, three of which are doubles. The dual aspect master bedroom is a good size with windows to the front and side aspects, there are built-in wardrobes and a decorative, original, fireplace; the adjoining en suite shower room has a frosted window to the front aspect and includes a heated towel rail, modern white suite of WC, washhand basin and shower with contrasting wall tiles and Amtico flooring. Bedroom 2 is triple aspect double with windows to the front, side and rear with an alcove and hanging rail. Bedroom three is a dual aspect double with windows to the side and rear. Bedroom 4 is a comfortable single with window to the rear aspect and a white vanity sink unit. The family bathroom has a frosted window to the side aspect and includes a white suite of washhand basin, WC, bath, heated towel rail, contrasting wall tiles and Amtico flooring.
Outside, the property is set back from the road behind a shallow red-brick wall, there is an attractive checkerboard tiled pathway, lined with clipped box hedging, leading to the front door from the iron gate; there is a walled garden with neat topiary and established shrubs. A secure gate leads to the rear garden, which is east-facing and enjoys views to the Water Tower with excellent levels of privacy. The landscaped plantsman's garden is predominantly laid to lawn and surrounded by well stocked shrub borders with mature trees. There is a patio area ideal for alfresco dining and at the foot of the garden is a detached garage with power and light connected, a workshop space to the side and personal door, plus an off-road parking space.
Cottenham is a large and thriving village located approximately seven miles north of Cambridge with many excellent facilities including a wide variety of local shops. The village benefits from a Co-operative store and Pharmacy, two GP Surgeries, a Dental Surgery, Library, Primary School with Secondary School Education at Cottenham Village College, Church, Cottenham Community Centre, many Public Houses and Restaurants, as well as a Point-to-Point Racecourse. Cambridge is easily accessible with the A14 providing access to the M11 and A1 commuter roads.