A unique barn-style home combining character features with contemporary interiors set in a private cul-de-sac. On the ground floor are four double bedrooms, served by a Jack & Jill en suite and family bathroom. To the first floor is an open plan living dining room with a mezzanine family room above. There is also a large beautifully-fitted kitchen breakfast room. There are enclosed gardens…
A unique barn-style home combining character features with contemporary interiors set in a private cul-de-sac. On the ground floor are four double bedrooms, served by a Jack & Jill en suite and family bathroom. To the first floor is an open plan living dining room with a mezzanine family room above. There is also a large beautifully-fitted kitchen breakfast room. There are enclosed gardens to the front and rear of the property, off-street parking, and a double garage. Yelling is located within easy reach of Cambridge and St. Neots, offering regular fast services into London Kings Cross.
"Upon first encountering the house, we loved the fact that it was full of character with exposed brickwork and an amazing double height lounge like something out of Grand Designs," say the current owners of this unique barn-style home. "We could see the barn from the road, and driving up the private road it looked beautiful. The village and surrounding area is also exceptionally pretty with rolling countryside."
"Since moving in," continue the owners, "we have brightened the whole property by painting all of the doors, skirting board and beams white. We replaced the top floor wooden balustrade with a glass one which lets a lot more light through and adds a modern twist. We have fitted new carpets throughout. We updated the kitchen with new cupboards and wood flooring. Outside, the entire house has been professionally painted we have also undertaken some significant landscaping to the garden including new fencing, gating and general caretaking."
"The house is quite dynamic and seems to change character from an outdoor house in summer to a really cosy winter house," say the owners. "We've often called it our 'Christmas house' and we love it in the winter time with the log fire on. It will also accommodate a very large Christmas tree in the lounge! This is a great entertaining house, always with plenty of room for people to stay over, from summer barbecues to Christmas parties, birthday parties to wine tastings. We have had up to 40 guests in the past and there is still plenty of room for more. Our family and friends really enjoy spending time at the house and it always gets the wow factor."
The grounds too are a wonderful place to spend time together. "The garden is perfect for al fresco dinners in the summer, as we have the sunshine until last light. The patio area is secluded and sheltered from any wind, with a sun-shade which we attach between the corners of the house to shade us from the sun and also keep us dry from any summer showers! The outlook from the house is very special and unspoilt - it's also very quiet as the house is set far back from the road. There is also a really large garage, which is a very old original building, with lovely beams."
The property is conveniently placed for travel and amenities. "The train station is a 7 minute drive away and gets you into King Cross in around 40 minutes," say the owners. "The centre of Cambridge is less than 20 minutes' drive away and both Stansted and Luton Airports a 40 minute drive. There is a comprehensive convenience store 2 miles away, Morrisons a 7 minute drive away, and a pub a 15- 20 minute walk from the property via the bridleway to Graveley. There are lots of really nice walks through unspoilt countryside to neighbouring villages and beyond. There is a very good school in the nearby village of Eltisley, with very small class sizes."
"Our favourite place in the house is the lounge, as it has been a wonderful space to entertain friends and family, as well as being the first place our daughter learnt to walk."
"For us the most redeeming thing is the village. There is a true community feel, and everyone cares who you are and how you are. They also know how to party!"
"We have wonderful memories of all of the events which we have been able to have here. We've held our daughter's birthday parties, which included a soft play corner, as well as a look-a-like Elsa with karaoke machine, attended by 15 children and 20 adults; hosted an organised wine tasting; had an annual kids Christmas party with 9 kids and 12 adults."
"We will miss the villagers and the neighbours, this being a small but very socially active village which is very family orientated. We have regular events throughout the year; ranging from Pie and Pint Nights, Quiz Nights, Jazz in the churchyard, art lessons, safari supper, produce show, Christingle at the church not to mention the Beer Festival at the village hall which takes place every May, as well as a new Gin festival. I've been the Yelling village social club secretary for the last 6 years which was a great way to meet people when we first arrived to the village and became involved in village life. I'm going to miss the social aspect of the village and the friends we've all made immensely."
Timber front door to:
Window and door to rear garden. Exposed brickwork. Stairs to first floor landing. Door to understairs storage cupboard. Fired Earth sandstone tiled floor. Two radiators.
MASTER BEDROOM 4.55m x 4.30m (14'11" x 14'1")
Window to front aspect. Exposed brickwork and timbers to wall. Radiator. Door to:
JACK & JILL EN SUITE
Exposed brickwork. Four piece suite comprising a low level WC, panel bath with shower over, and twin pedestal hand wash basins. Brick-built recessed storage area. Tiled splashbacks. Tiled floor. Heated towel rail. Door to:
BEDROOM THREE 3.15m x 2.95m (10'4" x 9'8")
Window to rear aspect. Exposed brickwork. Radiator.
Three piece white suite comprising a low level WC, panel bath with shower over and pedestal hand wash basin. Tiled splashbacks. Fired Earth sandstone tiled floor. Heated towel rail.
BEDROOM FOUR 3.00m x 2.45m (9'10" x 8'0")
Window to rear aspect. Built-in wardrobe. Exposed brickwork and timbers. Fired Earth sandstone tiled floor. Radiator.
BEDROOM TWO 3.30m x 3.00m (10'9" x 9'10")
Window to side aspect. Built-in wardrobe. Exposed brickwork and timbers. Radiator.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Stairs to second floor family room/mezzanine. Exposed timber floor.
Window to rear elevation. Two piece suite comprising a low level WC and pedestal hand wash basin. Tiled splash backs. Exposed timber floor. Radiator. Heated towel rail.
KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM 6.95m x 3.25m (22'9" x 10'7" )
Window to front and side elevations. Fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units with complementary worksurfaces over and breakfast bar overhang with cut-out for freestanding electric oven with ceiling-mounted extractor over. Tiled splashbacks. Inset one and a half bowl sink unit with swan neck mixer tap. Integral 'Smeg' dishwasher. Space for fridge freezer and washing machine. Wood floor. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator. Door to:
LIVING ROOM 6.70m x 5.75m (21'11" x 18'10" )
Full-height windows to front elevation. High-level window to front elevation. Exposed beams to double-height vaulted ceiling. Exposed timbers to walls. Brick-built open fireplace with exposed brick chimney breast, brick hearth and timber bressumer over. Exposed timber floor. Two covered radiators. Open to:
DINING ROOM 3.40m x 2.95m (11'1" x 9'8")
Window to rear elevation. Exposed beams to double-height vaulted ceiling. Exposed timbers to walls. Door to cupboard housing Megaflow hot water tank and oil-fired boiler. Exposed timber floor. Covered radiator.
SECOND FLOOR LANDING
Access to loft space. Shelved recess. Exposed timber floor. Door to:
FAMILY ROOM / MEZZANINE 6.70m x 4.50m (21'11" x 14'9")
Window to side elevation. Exposed timbers to wall and vaulted ceiling. Glass balustrade gallery overlooking living room. Large storage recess. Exposed timber floor. Covered radiator.
To the front of the property is a garden mainly laid to lawn, fully enclosed by mature hedging with stone path to front door. Established flower and shrub borders. Patio area. The garden wraps to the side, with a gravel seating area. Ornamental pond. Timber shed. Outside tap and lighting.
To the rear there are timber gates leading to a gravelled driveway, offering off-street parking.
DOUBLE GARAGE 6.15m x 5.35m (20'2" x 17'6")
Timber double doors to front aspect. Mezzanine storage area. Power and light connected.
Date built: circa. 1997
Road shared by all owners
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.