A fine detached family home, quietly situated within Kimbolton’s conservation area, within walking distance of local schools and amenities and conveniently located for access to major road and rail links.
Dating back to the mid 1850’s, the property was the manager’s house of what was the town’s gas works which is thought to have closed in the mid 1940’s; it now offers spacious and well-appointed accommodation ideal for the extended family and those now working from home, along with a generous plot with delightfully established, walled gardens.
In brief, the property features a welcoming reception hall with guest cloakroom, three reception room plus a useful study/home office, four double bedrooms including one with shower en suite, and a well-fitted kitchen with space for a breakfast table.
Entering from the garden, there is a recessed entrance porch opening into a welcoming reception hall with a refitted guest cloakroom. The dual aspect sitting room has patio doors which open onto the garden and features a cast iron open fireplace with slate hearth and decorative tile inserts.
The bright and spacious kitchen has Karndean flooring and provides ample countertop space with upstands and a comprehensive range of Shaker-style cabinets, inset one and a half bowl Corian sink and drainer, double oven and ceramic hob with extractor hood over, integrated dishwasher, recessed ceiling downlighters, and a window overlooking the garden. There is ample space for a breakfast table and a useful walk-in pantry.
There is also a separate dining room for perhaps more formal occasions or for just relaxing. u
The garden room is an idea ‘summer lounge’ and features extensive glazing and French doors offering fine south-facing views of the gardens, whilst the adjacent study provides a functional workspace.
There are four double bedrooms; the large principal bedroom has a good range of fitted wardrobes and patio doors which offer a wonderful view of the garden, the church and Kimbolton rooftops beyond. The en suite shower room is fully tiled and has been refitted to offer a quadrant shower cubicle, WC with concealed cistern and vanity unit with washbasin and an array of fitted cabinets, mirror and pelmet lighting.
The dual-aspect second bedroom also overlooks the rear garden, making it an ideal guest room.
The family bathroom has also been refitted and features a four-piece suite comprising panelled bath and separate quadrant shower enclosure, countertop with inset washbasin and a range of fitted cabinets and WC with concealed cistern, plus fully tiled walls and quality vinyl flooring.
A particular feature of this property is the fabulous outdoor environment.
The property is situated in the heart of Kimbolton, close to the church and the river, with a five-bar gate providing access to the sweeping driveway, car port and garage.
The delightful walled garden offers areas of lawn with extensive border well-stocked with a variety of flowers, shrubs and climbing plants, mature trees, paved terrace and pathways and ornamental pond. There is also a detached brick-built potting shed and garden store.
5.40m x 3.85m (17' 9" x 12' 8")
Timber and glazed folding doors, light and power.
The historic market town of Kimbolton boasts one of the area's leading private schools, along with the well-regarded Kimbolton Primary Academy. The High Street boasts a variety of shops and eateries, a public house, chemist with post office, dentist and health centre, garage and supermarket. Conveniently situated for road and rail use, main routes such as the A1, A428 and the newly upgraded A14 are all within easy reach, with nearby Bedford, Huntingdon and St Neots offering mainline stations and a commuter service to London.
The University City of Cambridge lies less than 30 miles to the east with a Guided ‘bus service running from St Ives. The airports of London Luton, London Stansted and East Midlands are all approx. one hour or so away.
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