LITTLE STUKELEY, Cambridgeshire 4 bedrooms, £695,000

  • 'Chocolate Box' Thatched Cottage
  • Grade II Listed
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Modern Kitchen Family Room
  • Living Sedum Roof
  • Two Reception Rooms
  • Wrap-Around Garden
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Approx. 0.25 Acre Plot
  • Excellent Commuter Links

Dating back to 1650, The Corner Cottage is believed to be the old bake-house, benefiting from many original features. It is a beautifully presented Grade II Listed thatched cottage, occupying a prominent plot in the popular village of Little Stukeley. The cottage has undergone a complete restoration, as well as extension work, to create a fabulous blend of traditional period features and m…

Dating back to 1650, The Corner Cottage is believed to be the old bake-house, benefiting from many original features. It is a beautifully presented Grade II Listed thatched cottage, occupying a prominent plot in the popular village of Little Stukeley. The cottage has undergone a complete restoration, as well as extension work, to create a fabulous blend of traditional period features and modern contemporary finishes. On the ground floor, it offers a guest bedroom with en suite, two reception rooms, both with inglenook fireplaces, and a modern bespoke kitchen family room with utility. Above the modern extension is a 'living sedum roof' which complements the thatch perfectly. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, with a wet room to the master, and a family bathroom. Outside, is a landscaped wrap-around garden of almost a quarter of an acre, with off street parking for several cars.

The sought after village of Little Stukeley benefits from a Church and a busy village hall, hosting a variety of social events and dinners and every Sunday lunchtime, a Social Club Bar. Moreover, on weekdays, it is home to Daises Montessori Nursery School. Great Stukeley is a short walk away, offering a public house and 'Stukeleys Hotel,' which also serves food, a Church, a recreation ground, and village hall. Local schools include Alconbury C of E Primary School, and St Peter's Secondary School along with a new recently opened Primary School and a planned Secondary School on the nearby Alconbury Weald. Huntingdon is around a fifteen minute drive away, offering excellent shopping and leisure facilities, and trains into London Kings Cross from 50 minutes, whilst Cambridge is about a half hour drive away with excellent commuter access to the A14 and A1.

Front door to:
ENTRANCE HALL
Exposed beamwork. Exposed brick floor. Covered radiator.

SITTING ROOM 5.15m x 4.35m (16'10" x 14'3")
Suffolk sash window to front and side aspects. Glazed French doors to kitchen. Thumb latch door to kitchen. Exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Large inglenook fireplace with feature down-lighting, inset gas-fired stove, brick surround and hearth, and oak bressumer. Solid oak floor. Two radiators.

DINING ROOM 4.45m x 4.20m (14'7" x 13'9")
Suffolk sash window to front and side aspects. Thumb latch door to inner hall. Exposed beam to ceiling. Recessed brick-built inglenook fireplace with feature down-lighting, Victorian range oven (believed to be a remnant from the old bakehouse), brick surround and hearth, and oak bressumer. Two radiators.

INNER HALL
Stairs to first floor landing. Exposed beams to walls. Door to storage cupboard housing boiler. Door to corridor leading to guest bedroom and en-suite. Limestone tiled floor.

KITCHEN FAMILY ROOM 5.45m x 4.50m (17'10" x 14'9")
Three windows to rear aspect. Bi-fold doors giving access to the curved, walled patio area, and full-height window to side aspect. Vaulted curved ceiling. Exposed beamwork. Fitted with a range of base mounted units with complementary solid oak work surfaces. Matching central island with inset ceramic butler sink with swan neck mixer tap, and under counter wine cooler. Recess for four-door AGA (gas hob, electric oven) with timber bressumer, tiled splashbacks, and feature down-lighting. Built-in eye-level NEFF microwave/grill. Integral fridge freezer, pull-out larder and dishwasher. Understairs storage cupboard housing water tank. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor. Limestone tiled floor with underfloor heating. Door to:

UTILTY ROOM
Stable door to rear aspect. Fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units with solid oak worksurfaces. Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Tiled splashbacks. Space for washer drier. Limestone tiled floor with underfloor heating. Extractor.

HALL
Full-height obscure window to side aspect. High fully-glazed ceiling. Exposed beams to wall. Feature exposed original wall. Limestone floor with underfloor heating. Door to:

GUEST BEDROOM 3.50m x 2.35m (11'5" x 7'8")
Window to side and rear aspects. High curved ceiling. Exposed beam to wall. Built-in wardrobe. Recessed ceiling lights. Engineered oak floor with underfloor heating. Door to:

GUEST EN SUITE
Three piece suite comprising a low level wall-mounted WC with concealed cistern, wall-mounted hand wash basin with mixer tap and vanity unit under, and walk-in shower cubicle with rainfall shower head and glass screen. Door to hall. Fully tiled. Recessed ceiling lights. Tiled floor with underfloor heating.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Window to side elevation. Exposed beamwork. Door to storage cupboard. Access to large loft. Recessed ceiling light. Radiator.

MASTER BEDROOM 4.20m x 3.50m (13'9" x 11'5")
Suffolk sash window to front elevation. Six-door mirrored wardrobes. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator. Door to:

WET ROOM
Fully tiled wet room with a low level wall-mounted WC with concealed cistern and hand wash basin. Shower. Extractor.

BEDROOM TWO 4.10m x 2.20m (13'5" x 7'2")
Suffolk sash window to front elevation. Door to storage cupboard. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.

BEDROOM THREE 3.20m x 2.20m (10'5" x 7'2")
Suffolk sash window to rear elevation. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.

FAMILY BATHROOM
Part-vaulted glazed ceiling with opening window. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, hand wash basin with swan-neck mixer tap and vanity unit under, and double-ended panel bath with hand-held shower head and wall-mounted tap. Fully tiled. Heated towel rail.

OUTSIDE
A pedestrian iron gate leads to the front gardens and pathway to the cottage. Separate front access to the gravelled driveway, offering ample parking, with pedestrian gate to garden. The property sits on a plot of approximately 0.25 acres, with the gardens wrapping around it. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with mature trees, hedging, shrubs and flower borders. Paved walkway surrounding the house. Outside lighting. Paved patio area to kitchen/side aspect. Small vegetable patch to side aspect. Chicken run with coop, children's timber playhouse, and timber shed to side aspect.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Date built: 1650
Grade II Listed
Conservation area
Mains connected
Gas-fired boiler
Norfolk Reed thatch
Last ridged in 2008
Extended 2010 to include: kitchen, utility room, ground floor bedroom and en-suite, family bathroom
Planning application previously approved for loft conversion, but now lapsed

All measurements are approximate and quoted for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. Seller Insight: Comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.

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