Charming Grade II listed four bedroom detached residence, combining character and modernised features. Thoughtfully finished to a high standard throughout. Set in a delightful village location in Offord Cluny. Offering five reception rooms. Self-contained annexe with vaulted ceilings plus a detached two storey property/shop.
Crown house combines both period charm and contemporary feel, offering an impressive open plan family room, which could easily be used as two reception rooms. The family room is the real heart of the home, offering an abundance of character, exposed beams and brick work with a large inglenook fireplace and log burning stove at each end of this fantastic room. This family residence offers three further reception rooms, including a music/day room, study and a grand formal dining room, also boasting character and benefiting from a brick open fireplace with brick hearth and oak beam mantle. The kitchen/breakfast room, offers a traditional farm house style kitchen, with integrated appliances and separate utility room. The last room of the ground floor is the beautifully presented self-contained annex that has been thoughtfully converted. Complete with its own kitchenette and fully tiled en suite shower room. Offering high vaulted ceilings supported by substantial Kingspan timers, exposed brick work and stable door providing access to the rear garden and open up onto the hot tub area. This is a great addition and could be used for many uses, such as a guest suite over the festive period, granny annexe for an elderly relative or would be perfect for a teenager needing their own space.
The first floor offers three further double bedrooms and family bathroom. Each room filled with original character features. The master bedroom benefits from having its own en suite shower room, comprising of a modern three-piece white suite and heated towel rail. The family bathroom offers a modern fitted suite comprising a bath with a shower over, a sink and vanity unit, w/c and a heated towel rail.
This beautiful property also offers an exciting opportunity, in the form of a detached two-storey property/shop. This building is currently categorised as a commercial retail property, which has historically been used as an antique/reproduction furniture shop. Originally built in the 1980’s this charming property, benefits from a private court yard and offers a large open plan ground floor room, with two large windows overlooking the high street. Great positioning. There is also a good size back room, a w/c with plumbing for a toilet and stairs up to the attic/first floor. Upstairs is completely boarded out and pitched in line with the roof. This space could easily be converted for bedrooms, a studio or simply used for storage. The property is on a separate Land Registry title, but being sold as part of this sale, offering so much potential and opportunity. Subject to the relevant permissions being granted, this building is not listed and therefore could very easily be converted to a large annexe, studio, Airbnb type accommodation, or potentially a separate dwelling.
The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a large sun patio, divided into two areas, offering a gazebo, outside table and LED mood lighting. The second patio offers plenty of space for a hot tub or second seating area. Surrounded by beautiful roses and greenery. The rear garden offers a timber glazed building, divided into two, such as a summer house in one with a bar and shed/workshop in the other, great for storage.
Both properties benefit from the recent installation of a ‘Ring’ security system, comprising automatic, fully programmable cameras, floodlights, speakers and microphones, that can be configured and monitored remotely by an App on your smart phone. The security system monitors the main gate (with an integrated doorbell for visitors and deliveries), plus the driveway, garden and courtyard.
Both properties are completely enclosed by tall fencing and gates, the latter being lockable, which offers excellent privacy and security for the owners, their children and their pets.
Through a gateway across the cobbled driveway is the shop building that could be converted to suit a variety of uses depending on your needs. It has its own private courtyard and access from both front and rear.
Geographically, the properties are centrally located thus benefitting from easy access to key road connections to the North, South, East and west and is within 15 minutes of Cambridge. Commuters benefit from excellent Rail connections North and south via Huntingdon and St Neots stations, the latter being a 6-minute drive away.
Typical journey times from St Neots station:
St Neots to Kings Cross (Great Northern): 47 mins
St Neots (ThamesLink) to St Pancras International: 56mins
St Neots (ThamesLink) to London Bridge: 1hr 11 mins.
London Bridge to Canary Wharf: 6 mins (jubilee line).
Traditional Farm House Style
The extensive range of cream painted eye and base level units and oak worktops are complimented beautifully by exposed oak posts and beams. The slate effect tiled floor, four-seater granite-effect breakfast bar and the built-in terracotta tube wine rack.