With parts dating back to 1860 and having been extended twice over the years, this beautiful semi-detached family home offers a fabulous blend of period charm and modern contemporary finishes. Approaching from the gated and gravelled drive, you enter into a spacious entrance hall which leads to the formal living room with brick fireplace and inset wood burning stove and the dining room wit…
With parts dating back to 1860 and having been extended twice over the years, this beautiful semi-detached family home offers a fabulous blend of period charm and modern contemporary finishes. Approaching from the gated and gravelled drive, you enter into a spacious entrance hall which leads to the formal living room with brick fireplace and inset wood burning stove and the dining room with exposed beams and wood floor with underfloor heating. The modern kitchen breakfast room is well-presented with views of the private rear garden. Upstairs, are four well-appointed bedrooms, with a modern shower room to the master bedroom and a modern family bathroom.
The village of Croydon is very popular and has the Queen Adelaide pub with the Wood Grill Restaurant. It offers easy access to the market town of Royston with high speed rail access to London and Cambridge, as well as access to the A1 and the A10. There are very popular and well performing schools in the nearby villages and the University City of Cambridge.
"I used to live in the village when I was growing up," says the current owner of 21 High Street, "so was keen to move back to the area. I even knew the house itself, which had belonged to a friend of my mother when I was a child, so already had fond memories of being there before we had even moved in."
This four-bedroom semi-detached period house possesses a charming blend of old and new. "The rooms are open and spacious," says the owner, "but with plenty of country character and historic features, making this the ideal house for cosy family life and atmospheric entertaining alike."
The mature country garden is a particular favourite space for the current owner, also boasting unique historic features. "Nestled amongst the beautiful plants we have the original High Street toilet dating back to the 1860s," says the owner, "which looks just like a secluded children's cottage tucked away in the corner of the garden. It is part of the history of the place, tracing the past not only of our own home but of the village itself."
The picturesque village of Croydon is dotted with historic properties, also boasting an active village hall and 12th century church. "The village is quiet yet friendly," says the owner, "with the newly opened Queen Adelaide pub and Wood Grill restaurant just a couple of doors along from our house. Amenities and shops are available in the neighbouring villages, as well as well-regarded schools." The location is convenient for access to the market town of Royston, with swift rail services to London and the university town of Cambridge. Access to the A1 and the A10 is easy, too.
"I will miss the quietness of the location, the house being situated in a peaceful area where sitting in the garden offers the utmost tranquillity and calm."
"The living room is the room with the most character, being extremely cosy in winter with the flames crackling in the log burner in the brick built fireplace."
"We have plenty of space for entertaining here, with a large separate dining room adjacent to the open plan kitchen diner. The 8 seater dining table only occupies a quarter of the room so we can comfortably have friends over for relaxed dinner parties."
"Wonderfully secluded, the garden is such a sanctuary, full of English charm with its lawn and mature trees and shrub borders."
Solid wood front door to:
Window to side aspect. Staircase to first floor landing with understairs storage cupboard. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.
LIVING ROOM 3.95m x 3.05m (12'11" x 10'0" )
Two windows to front aspect. Exposed timber to ceiling. Feature brick-built fireplace with inset log burning stove and stone tiled hearth. Radiator. Exposed beams open to and with a step down to:
DINING ROOM 5.85m x 3.50m (19'2" x 11'5")
Window to side aspect. Stained glass window to kitchen. Wood floor with underfloor heating. Glazed double doors to:
KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM 5.50m x 3.25m (18'0" x 10'7")
Two windows to rear aspect. Stable door to side aspect. Fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units with granite worksurfaces and stainless steel splashbacks. Inset Butler sink with mixer tap and worksurface cut drainer. Built-in Neff eye-level double oven/grill. Inset ceramic hob with stainless steel Neff extractor over. Integral dishwasher, fridge freezer and washing machine. Wall-mounted boiler. Recessed ceiling lights. Tiled floor with underfloor heating.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Hatch to loft. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.
MASTER BEDROOM 4.35m x 3.25m (14'3" x 10'7")
Window to rear elevation. Part-vaulted ceiling. Eaves storage. Recessed ceiling lights. Wood floor with underfloor heating.
Window to rear elevation. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, vanity unit-mounted hand wash basin, and walk-in corner shower cubicle. Tiling to walls. Recessed ceiling lights. Tiled floor. Heated towel rail.
BEDROOM THREE 3.50m x 2.85m (11'5" x 9'4")
Velux window to side elevation. Part-vaulted ceiling. Radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR 2.85m x 2.45m (9'4" x 8'0")
Window to front and rear elevations. Built-in storage cupboards. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.
BEDROOM TWO 4.00m x 3.20m (13'1" x 10'5")
Window to front elevation. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator.
Window to front elevation. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, and panel bath with central mixer tap and shower over. Recessed ceiling lights. Ceramic tiled floor. Heated towel rail.
To the front are double 5-bar timber gates leading to a gravelled and block-paved driveway offering off-street parking. Lawned area, shrubbery and hedging. Gated side access to rear garden. Outside light.
The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature tree and shrub borders. Paved patio and decked area. Large shed. Electricity power point.
Date built: circa 1860
Double-storey extension in 1970s and a further extension in 2004
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.