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We are delighted to offer for sale, as the vendors exclusive agent, this stunning, double fronted flint cottage which is located in an enviable location in the heart of the highly sought after village of Linton.
Approximately twenty minutes to the South East of the city of Cambridge and within easy reach of the M11 to London and Stansted airport the village is very popular with commuters and with several good schools in the village it is also a great place to raise a family, and even offers easy access to Granta special needs school.
Within the village are several pubs, shops, GP surgeries, dentist, zoo and various other leisure facilities as well as the nearby Chilford Hall Vineyards.
The house itself has grown and evolved since it was originally built and has been improved greatly by the current owners and is currently arranged with an elegant kitchen/diner, family room with views of the landscaped, south facing garden, study, dual aspect sitting room, utility and shower room, and home office/hobby room. Upstairs are four generous bedrooms with en-suite facilities to the principal bedroom as well as a beautiful family bathroom.
Early internal inspection is strongly advised.
This 200-year-old solid brick and flint cottage with timber frame extension and private gardens sits within a corner plot tucked away in the Cambridgeshire village of Linton. Originally two cottages, made into one in the 1950s, Flint Cottage has been lovingly renovated by its current owners of 26-years. We had lived in Linton for 12-years prior to buying the cottage and had in fact not realised it was here due to the large surrounding hedge and hidden driveway. The cottage looks deceptively small from the outside but once in there is a surprising amount of space. Living here gives the feeling of being hidden-away in your own little world weve loved this aspect. The cottage is ever so cosy and welcoming, and the south-facing garden is completely private; weve worked hard to make it a place which can be enjoyed without too much maintenance. Linton has good amenities, which include shops, schools, a GP surgery and dentist, and pubs and restaurants however it still manages to keep its village feel and slow friendly pace. Linton recreation ground is only a 5-minute stroll away, its from here we can hear the happy sound of a cricket match on the weekend. On Duxford flying weekends we have a brilliant overhead view of the vintage planes. It really is a quintessentially English village home.
Our children have passed through all the schools in Linton, all are excellent. The village has regular bus services, there are nearby train stations at Whittlesford Park Way, Audley End and Cambridge and access to the M11 and A14 is easy. There are plenty of places of interest right on the doorstep too, including Duxford Imperial War Museum, Linton Zoo and Chilford Hall Vineyard. Addenbrookes hospital is only 20-minutes away.
We love the big family kitchen with the Esse stove; it really is the heart of the house. The main living/dining room with double aspect French doors is wonderfully light, especially when the morning or evening sun bursts through. Its a great home for entertaining.
The secluded garden with mature vines covering the pergola is laid out with paving, gravel areas housing pots and planters and raised beds both the garden and the surrounding area are really peaceful.
We will miss everything about the property as well as hearing the lions roaring from the zoo in the evening, this is always really exciting!
Set in the Granta valley, Linton has a long history and the centre of the village is a conservation area with many buildings dating from the 14th and 15th centuries. Linton has a Village Green, Recreational Ground and Sports Centre offering a wide range of sports and leisure facilities. Everyday needs can be met within the village with a Co-op, bakery, farm shop, post office, library, pharmacy, GP and dental surgeries and three public houses with dining options. The Chilford Hall estate with vineyard on the outskirts of the village is one of the oldest established vineyards in England and it hosts tours and wine tasting events. Linton Zoo, an 18 acre conservation/breeding park, offers scheduled talks, activities and animal encounters a great day out for families.
Linton lies on the borders of Cambridgeshire and Essex approx. 9 miles South East of Cambridge and is on the Icknield Way path (a 110 mile route between Buckinghamshire and Suffolk), a popular route used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
The village is well served by bus routes with half hourly services through the village between Haverhill and Cambridge and regular bus services to both Newmarket and Saffron Walden. There is fast and easy access to the A11, M11 and A14 and London Stansted Airport is approx. 40 minutes drive away.
For those wishing to travel to London, Audley End train station (9 miles) provides regular services into London Liverpool Street or from Cambridge train station (10 miles) into London Kings Cross; both routes take about an hour.
There are four schools in Linton: Linton CE Infant School, Linton Heights Junior School, Linton Village College and The Granta School for students with special needs.
Council Tax Band: D