Reed Cottage
1,325 sq ft(123.10 sq m)
Guide price £425,000

HolywellSt. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 4TG

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Charming detached period cottage
  • Views to the river Ouse
  • Period features throughout
  • Private mature garden with “boat house” outbuilding/store
  • Further potential (subject to PP and LBC)

Delightful Grade II Listed detached thatched cottage with mature private gardens and views to the river Ouse.

About this property

  • This delightful period cottage is situated in a Conservation Area and provides charming accommodation over two floors.

    Of rendered elevations beneath a straw thatched roof, the property has been owned by the same family for 50 years so offers a buyer a rare opportunity to purchase an unspoilt cottage near the river.

    Listed Grade II as being of historic and architectural interest, there are a variety of period features including exposed timbers, an Inglenook fireplace, brick and pamment flooring and ledged and braced doors. The three box bay windows at ground floor level are understood to have been added by the Fraser family – previous artist owners who wanted to enjoy the river views from the house.

    The front door leads to a lobby to the right of which is a sitting room with a solid fuel stove fitted into the Inglenook fireplace and a part glazed door to the garden and to the left is the dining room with a round backed fireplace and stove, a cupboard to one side next to the first of two staircases to the first floor. The kitchen is beyond the sitting room, with a double drainer sink, a quarry tiled floor and some storage, there is a side door to the garden. At the far end of the cottage is a spacious bathroom beside the rear hall and second stairs to the first floor.

    There are three bedrooms on the first floor – all with sloping ceilings and dormer windows to the front aspect.

    Brick steps lead to the front door and there is a side path giving access to the kitchen door and rear garden. This is delightfully secluded and is mainly laid to lawn with an old Oak tree, a “Boat shed”/store/workshop building, mature hedging and a variety of flower and shrub beds.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This is such a delightful cottage in a peaceful spot, I was really taken with its honest, picturesque charm and was impressed with the wonderful views to the river from the bay windows – which, we gather, were added by a previous family of artists.

James BarnettProperty agent

Local information

  • • Holywell is a small riverside village with origins dating back to Saxon times. The village sits above the banks of the Great Ouse and is accessed through the neighbouring village of Needingworth. Within the village there is an historic church and a well regarded pub/restaurant The Ferry Boat Inn - said to be the oldest in England and was mentioned in the Domesday book.
  • • There is a primary school on the edge of the village close to Needingworth, a village store and a further public house. More comprehensive facilities are available in the nearby riverside market town of St Ives where there is a Waitrose supermarket, many other shops, restaurants and bars together with a secondary school and other facilities.
  • • For the Cambridge commuter there is access to the A14 (6 miles) and the guided busway which provides scheduled bus services into the Science Park and onwards to Cambridge station, then on to Addenbrookes hospital and the new Biomedical campus. The A14 (which is due to be widened by 2021) leads south to Cambridge, the M11 and on to the M25 and London. Northwards it leads to Huntingdon (which has a mainline railway station with services into London Kings Cross taking from 50 minutes) the A1, M1 & M6.

Additional information

  • EPC Exempt