Church Lane, Leighton Bromswold
- Meticulously and Sympathetically Renovated Period Residence.
- Peaceful Village Location yet Convenient for Major Road and Rail Links.
- Characterful Accommodation with Fine Original Features and Modern Touches..
- Four Bedrooms and Three Bath/Shower Rooms.
- Over a Quarter of an Acre of Exceptional Gardens.
- Large Detached Double Garage.
This handsome C18th Grade II Listed detached peg tiled residence is peacefully positioned down a delightful village lane, surrounded by open countryside yet conveniently located for major road and rail links.
Set behind electric gates and to the front of an impressive plot approaching a third of an acre, the property has been sympathetically improved and substantially upgraded by the present owner to offer comfortable, characterful accommodation with modern enhancements to complement its fine original features, delightfully combining exposed timbers with contemporary bathrooms and kitchen fittings.
To the front of the property, there is a recessed porch with outside coach lamp and hardwood/part glazed door opening into the entrance hall with polished woodblock floor, cloaks cupboard and a guest cloakroom/WC.
Woodblock flooring extends to the majority of the ground floor, including the useful study/home office and the superb dining hall, which offers fabulous space for entertaining and features windows to three sides, an attractive brick fireplace with oak bressummer and a wealth of exposed timbers. The spacious living room also features exposed timbers and a brick inglenook fireplace with bressummer, quarry tiled hearth and multi-fuel stove; the ‘snug’ area has a glazed door opening onto the garden terrace.
The excellent kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with extensive countertop space with inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer and a comprehensive range of cabinets, fitted four ring ceramic hob and electric double oven and grill, plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine and ample space for additional appliances, serving hatch to dining room and breakfast bar in natural elm wood fronting window overlooking the garden. The adjacent utility area houses an additional sink and further storage units and the floor mounted oil-fired central heating boiler, with a part-glazed door leading out to the garden.
The master bedroom is located on the ground floor and offers an exceptionally versatile space which could equally suit as third reception room, garden room or guest suite. It features woodblock flooring and patio doors which open onto the garden. The en suite bathroom/wet room has fully tiled walls and is fitted with a three-piece suite comprising corner bath with independent shower over, close coupled WC and vanity unit with countertop, inset washbasin and fitted cupboards.
A timber staircase with spindle balustrade rises from the dining room and leads to the spacious, part-galleried landing, giving access to the three first floor bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms. Bedroom two has fitted wardrobes and a fully tiled en suite shower room and bedroom three also features fitted wardrobes; all have exposed timbers. The family bathroom has fully tiled walls and is fitted with a three-piece suite comprising panelled bath with mixer shower attachment, pedestal washbasin and close-coupled WC.
A particular feature of Primrose Cottage is the delightful outdoor environment, with its areas of lawn, formal beds and borders, secluded terrace and superb entertaining space. The property is set back behind mature hedging, with an electrically operated gate opening onto the gravelled driveway providing hardstanding for several vehicles and access to the double garage. There is gated access down both sides of the property to the beautifully private and fully landscaped rear gardens with full width flagstone terrace, a variety of mature hedging, trees and shrubs and well-stocked flower beds, a second secluded patio area with and delightful water feature, summer house with hot tub, external WC plus extensive exterior lighting and security cameras.
6.09m x 5.24m (20’ 0” x 17’ 2”)
Twin up and over doors, light and power, roof storage and personal door.
Leaded light windows and oil-fired central heating with radiators throughout (Boiler installed 2016).
Drainage via a sewage treatment plant.
town and country.
Grade II Listed
The property was listed in 1987 and is described by English Heritage as:
Cottage. C18 or later with C20 alterations. Timber-framed and plastered. Brick plinth and central ridge stack. Plain tiled roof. Two storeys, entrance sealed in east elevation replaced by porched entrance to north. Three ground floor and four first floor C20 casement windows of various sizes with leaded lights.
The picturesque village of Leighton Bromswold is situated just 1 mile north of the newly upgraded A14 and boasts an award for the ‘Best Kept Village’, as well as a local public house; the village falls into Brington and Hinchingbrooke catchment areas. The A1 is about 7.2 miles southeast giving excellent dual carriageway access both north and south and to the newly upgraded A14 and M11. Main line service to Kings Cross is available at Huntingdon (approx. 11.5 miles) and St Neots (approx. 15 miles). Cambridge is about 27 miles away via the A14. The airports of Stansted and Luton can be reached in approx. one hour. Nearby Kimbolton boasts one of the area's leading private schools, along with the well-regarded Kimbolton Primary Academy; a wide variety of shops, pub, eateries, doctor's and dentist surgery and pharmacy with post office.
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