The Limes is a charming period property which has been lovingly maintained, extended and improved by the current owners over the last five decades.
Located in a prominent position within the charming Cambridgeshire village of Alconbury Weston, on a generous plot of approximately a third of an acre with beautifully presented gardens and large private drive. The accommodation which is approaching 2700 square feet comprises of four reception rooms including a large living room with wood burning stove, breakfast room with views over the large garden, dining room, study and conservatory. The recently refitted kitchen benefits from quartz work surfaces and a separate utility room with access to the rear gardens. The five bedrooms are well served by a family bathroom and en suite to the principal bedroom which also has a walk in wardrobe. Outside the large gravel driveway with central lawn offers ample parking and access to the double garage with workshop. The rear garden comprises mature borders, shrubs, large lawn and large vegetable garden. An abundance of mature trees and hedges provides an excellent level of privacy.
We first saw The Limes on a beautiful September evening and fell in love with the characterful old house and glorious garden, say the current owners of this former pub, once known as The Carpenters Arms.
During the 46 happy years we have spent here since, we have made various improvements to the property, the owners continue, the first being the conversion of the two original cottages into one house. The most recent alterations include the addition of a lovely light-filled sunroom and modernising the kitchen and the master en suite.
The house has adapted well to the changing needs of our family over the years, the owners continue, from bringing up our two children here, to running our own business and now retirement. We have loved welcoming family and friends and now grandchildren who all have happy memories of the house.
Outside, the garden has also undergone many transformations over the years and serves as an extension of the indoor living accommodation during the warmer months of the year. To the front of the house is a lawn with a gravel driveway and plenty of room for parking, the owners say. The rear garden also has a large lawned area, as well as a large vegetable garden and a patio seating area which is ideal for al fresco dining and summer entertaining. The borders in both front and back have been planted with shrubs and trees to provide interest and colour all year round.
The local area surrounding the property has much to offer, too. The School, church, doctors surgery and a good village shop are all close by in Alconbury, say the owners. The White Hart pub in Alconbury Weston has been recently renovated and is a delightful venue for relaxed evenings with friends. The Barn, just up the road, serves lunches and Thai takeaways. What we love most about the area, however, is the friendly village community.
Alconbury and Alconbury Weston are sought-after villages lying to the north west of Huntingdon. The Alconbury Sports & Social Club provides a variety of sports and social activities for all ages ranging from cricket and football to bingo. The villages share a convenience store for day to day needs, a couple of public houses/restaurants and a GP surgery. A number of events are held throughout the year such as the Summer Fete, Village Show and open gardens. Nearby Huntingdon offers a wider selection of shops in the High Street as well as larger supermarkets and retail outlets on the edge of town plus dental and medical facilities including Hinchingbrooke Hospital/A&E department. Rushden Lakes Retail & Leisure Centre is about half an hour away by car.
The villages lie approx. 6 miles north west of Huntingdon and are within easy reach of the A1M and the A14 for fast direct links into Huntingdon, Cambridge and Peterborough as well as access to the wider national motorway network.
Huntingdon has a train station providing fast commuter links into London Kings Cross in about 45 minutes or to the North via Peterborough (17 minutes approx.).
Local primary schools include Alconbury CofE School and Ermine Street Church Academy in Little Stukeley and for secondary education Sawtry Village Academy and Hinchingbrooke School, Huntingdon are all Ofsted rated Good and within about 4 miles of the village. The highly regarded Kimbolton School, an independent co-educational day and boarding school, for students aged 4-18 is approx. 12.5 miles away and offers a dedicated bus service. Other independent schools can be found in Ely, Cambridge, Peterborough and Oundle.
Year Built: 19th century
Council Tax Band: F
Owned solar panels fitted 2013 currently generating approximately £700 to £800 per year.