An imposing double fronted, detached four bedroom detached family home, boasting a wealth of character and original features, with a delightful south facing garden and off road parking. Situated in the heart of the village, ideally placed for access to the local amenities.
The delightful property has been loving updated and modernised to an exceptional standard to provide bright and versatile living, while keeping much of its charm and period features, such as the exposed brick flooring, high ceilings, chapel style arched windows, restored fireplaces, solid wood doors and picture rails.
The impressive ground floor accommodation comprises a wide and welcoming entrance hall which is accessed from the grand front door and there are dog-leg stairs with ornate balustrades and spindles to the first floor. There is a useful, deep storage cupboard under, which has plumbing to be converted for use as a cloakroom, if required. The entrance hall and reception rooms boast exposed timber floorboards and the reception rooms are to each side of the hallway. The dual aspect kitchen/dining room is situated at the rear of the property and includes a comprehensive range of base and eye level storage cupboards and drawers, space for an American style fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher, extensive work surfaces, ceramic butler sink with mixer tap, exposed brick flooring, base level oven with a four ring hob and a free standing inset range, with an attractive tiled surround. There is space for a large dining table and chairs and there are windows to the side and rear aspects and a stable door which opens to the rear garden. Of note, is the cellar which has been converted to provide a fantastic utility space with additional storage cupboards and drawers.
There are two large, bright reception rooms which are of the same size. The dual aspect sitting room has windows to the front and side aspects and there is plenty of space for furniture. The room boasts a built in raised fireplace with a feature exposed brick surround and hearth and there are built in shelves to the side. The dual aspect family room has windows to the front and side aspects with an original cast iron fireplace and a decorative tiled surround, edged by a wooden Adam style surround. The room is currently used as a music room and study, but offers versatile space as a playroom or snug.
The first floor accommodation comprises a large landing with vaulted sky windows which span the width of the landing. There are four well proportioned bedrooms; three doubles and a single. The master and bedroom 2 are both large rooms and each are mirrored in size and layout. The master bedroom has a window to the front aspect, a decorative cast iron fireplace and an exposed brick hearth. There are two full height built in wardrobes, one of which houses the hot water cylinder. Bedroom 2 also has a window to the front aspect with a decorative cast iron fireplace with a wooden Adam style surround and built in wardrobes to each side of the chimney. Bedroom 3 is L-shaped, with a window to the side aspect and built in shelving. It is a double room, although currently accommodating a single bed and could be used as a study, ideal for those who work from home. Bedroom 4 is a comfortable room with a window to the front aspect.
The modern, dual aspect family bathroom includes a contemporary Villeroy & Boch suite of W.C., bath with shower unit over, raised wash hand basin with vanity surface and storage under and there is a heated towel rail. The shower room is finished in a similar style to the family bathroom, to include a W.C., enclosed corner shower, raised wash hand basin with vanity storage under, a heated towel rail and a window to the rear aspect.
Outside, the property is set back from the road behind a shallow brick wall, compact front garden and two established magnolia trees. To the side of the property is a private driveway and there is a gate to the rear garden. To the rear, the enclosed south facing garden enjoys excellent levels of privacy and is laid predominately to lawn, with a patio area, ideal for outdoor entertaining. There are mature trees and shrub boarder, providing year-round colour and there is a detached outbuilding and well.
Cottenham is a large & thriving village located approximately 7 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 & A1 commuter roads.