Charming Grade II Listed home set in approximately an acre. Period features throughout the accommodation including two large reception rooms with French doors to the rear garden, inglenook fireplaces and excellent head height. A gated drive leads to a barn offering garaging, storage and an opportunity to create more living space. Located in this sought after and very well served village with excellent access to Cambridge and London.
“A lovely property with plenty of historic original features, this beautiful old timber-framed cottage dates back to the early 16th or perhaps even early 15th century, ” says the vendor of 18 Middle Street in the charming Cambridgeshire village of Great Gransden. “Originally the meeting house for the village, then at a later stage a farmhouse, the property has served various purposes during its lifetime, now providing a unique 3 bedroom home with 3 bathrooms and 2 reception rooms.”
“Enjoying a slightly raised position above the level of the road, the cottage is impressive even from the approach, ” continues the vendor, “with half a dozen steps leading up to the front path. The listed cottage itself sits within grounds totalling over an acre, which are divided into two parts. The back part of the garden is given over to a wildflower paddock, while the part closer to the cottage is mostly laid to lawn with a pond and a patio area for outdoor entertaining. A generous driveway provides plenty of guest parking, the property also benefitting from a large detached timber barn with adjoining garage.”
The village of Great Gransden itself is both charming and dynamic, with a variety of period and modern properties, a primary school, village shop/post office and a popular local pub. Various community events bring neighbours together, for example the Gransden and District Agricultural Society’s annual Gransden Show. Everyday retail facilities are available nearby at Cambourne and St Neots, with more comprehensive shopping, schooling and leisure opportunities available in the historic university town of Cambridge just 12 miles from Great Gransden. Educational opportunities for children of all ages are of a very high standard in Cambridge, for example at independent schools such as St John's & King's College prep schools, St Faith's, St Mary's, The Perse CoEd, Stephen Perse Foundation schools and The Leys.
Both St Neots and Royston stations provide mainline rail services to London Kings Cross, while road infrastructure is also excellent with the A1 at St Neots reached via the A428 just north of the village, leading to the A14, M11 and Cambridge.
“The garden’s two-part layout provides a varied outlook, while the patio area is very private and a relaxing place to sit on a summer evening.”
“The second oldest property in a village full of pretty heritage buildings, this old house has a lot of character due to beautiful original features such as the inglenook fireplaces and exposed wooden timbers.”
“The generously proportioned lounge is the nicest room in the cottage with its original timbers and inglenook with open fire.”
“I have many memories of my parents hosting family gatherings here at the cottage, even sometimes with a marquee in the pleasantly private garden on special occasions.”
Timber Front Door To:
Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Door to understairs storage cupboard. Original brick floor. Radiator.
Dining Room (5.60m x 3.36m (max) (18'4" x 11'0" (max)))
Window to front aspect. French doors to rear garden patio. Two circular windows to kitchen. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Door to staircase to first floor landing. Inglenook fireplace with inset multi-fuel burning stove, brick surround, brick hearth and carved oak bressumer. Radiator.
Kitchen (3.13m x 2.78m (10'3" x 9'1"))
Window to front aspect. Two circular windows to dining room. Exposed timbers to wall and ceiling. Fitted with a range of base mounted units with complementary worksurfaces. Inset double sink unit with double drainer. Space for electric cooker with tiled splashback, and under counter fridge. Tiled floor. Radiator.
Living Room (5.65m x 5.60m (18'6" x 18'4"))
Three windows to front aspect. French doors and window to rear garden patio. Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Inglenook fireplace with brick surround, brick hearth and oak bressumer. Timber door to original fitted storage cupboard. Solid wood block floor. Radiator.
Door to side aspect. Quarry-tiled floor. Open to:
Two windows to side aspect. Window to rear aspect. Fitted shelving. Butler sink. Space for washing machine. Freestanding oil-fired boiler. Quarry-tiled floor.
Ground Floor Bathroom
Window to side aspect. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin, and panel bath. Half-height tiling to walls. Ceramic tiled floor. Radiator.
First Floor Landing
Window to front elevation. Exposed timbers to walls. Access to loft. Radiator.
Master Bedroom (5.60m x 3.30m (18'4" x 10'9"))
Window to front and rear elevations. Exposed timbers to walls. Radiator. Double doors to:
En Suite Shower Room
Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, wall-mounted hand wash basin, and tiled walk-in shower cubicle. Door to walk-in airing cupboard housing hot water tank. Double doors to storage cupboard.
Bedroom Two (3.40m x 3.36m (11'1" x 11'0"))
Window to rear elevation. Exposed timbers to walls. Feature fireplace with brick and decorative tiled surround, tiled hearth, and oak bressumer. Wood floor. Radiator.
Bedroom Three (2.87m x 2.42m (9'4" x 7'11"))
Window to front elevation. Exposed timbers to walls. Wood floor. Radiator.
Family Shower Room
Window to front elevation. Exposed timbers. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin, and tiled walk-in shower cubicle.
A timber five-bar gate leads to a gravelled driveway down the side of the property offering off-street parking and access to the garage. Front garden mainly laid to lawn with raised well-stocked beds. Steps up to pathway to front door.
The enclosed rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature flower and shrub borders, mature trees and a large pond. Access to garage, barn, and store. Summer house. Steps down from grass to large paved patio area. Small paddock enclosed by post and rail fencing.
Garage (5.03m x 3.80m (16'6" x 12'5"))
Up and over door to rear aspect. Timber-built with tiled roof.
Barn (8.15m x 5.03m (26'8" x 16'6"))
Window and door to rear aspect. Two windows to side aspect. Velux window to rear aspect. Timber-built with tiled roof.
Store (2.50m x 2.50m (8'2" x 8'2"))
Window to side aspect. Door to rear aspect. Timber-built.
Date Built: Early 1500’s
Grade II Listed
All measurements are approximate and quoted for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. Seller Insight: Comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.
Sold prices provided by Land Registry
21st Nov 2017
Price reduced by £35,000
23rd Oct 2017