Charming Grade II Listed renovated period cottage with implemented consent for additional accommodation and large south facing garden.
39 West Street, also known as West View, is a charming period cottage situated in the heart of this sought after south Cambridgeshire village.
Principally of rendered elevations beneath a thatched roof with a pantiled addition to the side and rear, the property has been the subject of considerable renovations and improvements over the last few years including re-wiring, re-plumbing and re-thatching and a new heating system. Grade II Listed as being of historic and architectural interest with dormer windows upstairs peering out beneath the thatch, there are delightful period features throughout including wide oak floorboards, two Inglenook fireplaces, brick flooring and exposed timbers and studwork.
As you enter the cottage, the entrance lobby leads to the light-filled double aspect dining room with its oak turning staircase, Inglenook fireplace with brick hearth and door to the garden this room is divided from the sitting room beyond by some open studwork so the eye is immediately drawn beyond giving a lovely feeling of space.
To the left of the lobby is the snug/TV room (previously used as an office/bedroom 4) again with an Inglenook fireplace with former bread oven and door leading to second staircase to the first floor.
Behind both this and the dining room is the superb (Harvey Jones) Shaker style fitted kitchen with under-floor heating. Its central island incorporates a glazed double Butler sink with mixer taps and a dishwasher. There is also a range of painted cupboards and drawers, Corian worktops, a pantry store with spice racks and glazed china cupboards. In addition, there is space for both a range cooker and fridge/freezer together with part glazed doors to the side and bi-fold doors to the rear terrace and garden beyond. The kitchen also provides access to the garage which has space for a washing machine and tumble dryer (see agent's note below) and a cloak room completes the ground floor accommodation.
On the first floor, there are three bedrooms vaulted doubles at each end with fitted storage, one with an impressive exposed brick chimney, and a smaller bedroom with beautiful wide oak floorboards, an exposed brick chimney and two dormer windows to the rear. There is a bath/shower room - with a Villeroy and Bosch oval bath incorporating a hand held shower - which cleverly links the two ends of the cottage.
The cottage is set well back from the road behind its generous lawned and mainly hedged front garden with a gravel drive to one side with parking space leading to the garage. There is a side access to the rear south facing gardens which have been divided into the lawn area - with apple trees and honeysuckle partially screening the potager (or kitchen garden) beyond with a raised bed, a range of fruits, a compost area, wild area and garden shed.
Planning permission (which has been implemented as part included the changes to the kitchen) provides for alterations to the garage space incorporating a utility room, shower/cloaks, living space with bi-fold doors and a staircase to a double bedroom, cloaks and store rooms above.
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I was really struck by the light, space and charming feel of this cottage as soon as I walked in I particularly love the contrast between the timber framed part of the house and the super, modern kitchen/breakfast room which opens directly to the south facing garden. As there is also implemented consent for the conversion of the garage, this is a really versatile and desirable upgraded period family homeLucy Banks