Ellis Winters & Co are delighted to offer this beautifully presented three bedroom semi-detached Edwardian cottage situated in this sought after village. Retaining many original features this property is comprehensively modernised throughout. Viewing essential to fully appreciate. Full planning permission for extension if required.
Located within one of Cambridgeshire's most sought after and historical villages, ellis winters & co are delighted to offer this beautifully presented three bedroom semi-detached Edwardian cottage.
Situated in the picturesque village of Wyton the property is located within walking distance to the eighteenth century Houghton Mill. This National Trust property offers activities for all the family along with beautiful walks beside the river.
1 Manor Farm Cottage has retained many original features but with a modern twist and continues to offer a warm and welcoming feel. The ground floor accommodation of this super home offers a lounge with feature fireplace and log burner, dining room, kitchen, inner hall with door leading to the garden, bathroom and cloakroom. The first-floor accommodation boasts three good sized bedrooms, with two of the bedrooms featuring exposed floorboards and feature fireplaces.
Outside the front garden is laid to lawn and planted with a variety of shrubs and bushes with a gravelled driveway leading to a detached garage also providing ample off-road parking. Gated side access leads to the fully enclosed rear garden with lawned area, planted borders and feature separate decked seating area under a Pergola and garden shed.
The current vendors have obtained full planning permission to extend and improve the property further to provide three double bedrooms with en-suite and family bathroom on the first floor with additional ground floor accommodation offering an open plan kitchen/dining/family room, lounge, utility and shower room.
Front entrance door to:
4.38m (14'5") x 3.63m (11'11")
Double glazed window to front, fireplace with inset wood burning stove, under stairs storage cupboard, radiator, coving to ceiling.
3.24m (10'8") x 2.27m (7'5")
Radiator, tiled flooring, coving to ceiling, fitted storage cupboards and wine rack, open plan to:
2.74m (9') x 1.50m (4'11")
Fitted with a matching range of base and eye level units with wooden worktop space over, stainless steel sink with mixer tap, integrated fridge/freezer, integrated washing machine, built-in electric oven with grill, built-in four ring gas hob with extractor hood over, double glazed window to rear, skylight window, radiator, tiled flooring, coving to ceiling.
Double glazed window to side, ceiling spotlights, airing cupboard, door opening to garden.
Fitted with a two piece suite comprising, a panelled bath with shower over and a pedestal wash hand basin, tiled splash backs, heated towel rail, double glazed window to rear, tiled flooring, coving to ceiling.
Fitted with a low-level WC, radiator, tiled flooring, double glazed window to side, wall mounted gas boiler.
Double glazed window to side.
4.04m (13'3") x 2.80m (9'2")
Double glazed window to front, feature fireplace, two built in double wardrobes, radiator, exposed wooden flooring.
3.31m (10'10") x 1.96m (6'5")
Double glazed window to rear, feature fireplace, storage cupboard, radiator.
2.41m (7'11") x 2.33m (7'8") max
Double glazed window to side, radiator, exposed wooden flooring, coving to ceiling.
The front garden is laid to lawn and planted with a variety of shrubs and bushes. A gravelled driveway provides ample off road parking and leads to a detached garage with an up and over door, power and lighting. Gated side access leads to the fully enclosed side and rear garden which is laid to lawn with borders planted with flowers shrubs and bushes. The rear garden also benefits from a patio seating area, a separate decked seating area under a Pergola and a garden shed.
EPC rating – tbc
The property has full planning permission to extend and improve further. Full information can be found on the Huntingdon District Council planning portal using reference 19/02421/hhful or speak to a member of the ellis winters team.
Having grown up in the area and knowing the village well, Houghton and Wyton were at the top of our list of locations when we were looking to buy a house. We had a very particular image in mind of what we wanted- a house with character but which we could personalise to suit us. We had previously looked at a few houses of a similar style (late Victorian- early Edwardian utilitarian aesthetic) however none with such a nice location and frontage, set back from the road. The house, along with the attached no.2 were originally the workers cottages to Manor Farm House, off Loxley Green, hence the similar appearance to the chimneys, although they seem to have forgotten to scale it down for the cottages- possibly the main reason we fell in love with the house!
We were lucky in that the previous owners had recently fitted a new kitchen and we have redecorated throughout to create a more modern feel, trying to complement the history and character of the workers cottage with modern finishes. We have installed a French drain around the perimeter of the house, re-pointed and re-flaunched the chimney stack and fitted new fencing and planting in the gardens. The chimney and fencing work was carried out by people in the village.
Our favourite room is definitely the lounge with the log burner, which really warms up the house in the Winter, and the garden in the spring and summer evenings when the plants come alive is a real sun trap for bbq's.
We were conscious when we bought the house that Houghton and Wyton have a really good community feel and we have really enjoyed this throughout our time here- with the community-owned shop, the annual Feast Week and numerous events throughout the year in the Village, and in the pubs! We are going to miss the bingo and quiz evenings!
The village has great access to local walks and cycle routes, the National Trust Mill and meadows and other pretty villages and towns plus Cambridge and Huntingdon are both easily reachable by car or bus- the recent addition of the bus stops from Houghton Hill have made our commute to Cambridge much easier given the current A14 works!
Everyone in the Village is very friendly, always saying hello. We particularly enjoy the nice mix of quiet village in the evenings after work and the more lively atmosphere of the activities over the weekends.
The two pubs, both with good food and beer, two tea rooms, art gallery, antique shop and the village shop as well as the garden centre along the road and the various sporting groups based at the pavilion mean that you don't have to leave the village! There is a pretty campsite by the Mill and we love inviting friends to hire out boats and punts on the river in the summer. Houghton and Wyton was even shortlisted and featured on the TV Village of the Year contest with Penelope Keith in 2018!
We are very reluctantly relocating for work, we doubt our next house will have all the character and space we have enjoyed so much here, in a village so welcoming.