Located in a much sought-after village location and occupying a prominent position on the High Street, this Charming Grade II listed residence combines a wealth of period features with modern appliances and a contemporary feel, with Five Reception Rooms, Four/Five Bedrooms, a Self-contained Guest Suite/Annex and a beautifully Landscaped Rear Garden. Viewing highly advised to fully appreciate the size of the property.
Crown house has been thoughtfully and sympathetically finished to a high standard both internally and externally, this is a rare example of a listed building that requires no further restoration or modernisation, simply move in and enjoy the wonderful ambience and lifestyle it has clearly been designed to offer family and friends alike.
The impressive open plan lounge/family room is currently used as two reception areas, each with its own distinct ambience and function. The family room is the real heart of this home, offering an abundance of character, exposed beams and brickwork with a large inglenook fireplace and a log burning stove at either end of this fantastic room.
This imposing yet homely 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 an open brick fireplace with brick hearth and oak beam mantle.
The kitchen/breakfast room is a traditional farmhouse style, incorporating modern integrated appliances. It benefits from an extensive range of cream painted eye and base-level units and the 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. The kitchen adjoins the Music/Day Room (occasional 5th bedroom with double sofa bed), through which can be accessed both the Study, the Utility Room and the annexe.
The last room of the ground floor is the beautifully presented self-contained Guest suite/Annex that is a thoughtfully converted stable block, offering high vaulted ceilings supported by substantial Kingspan timers, plus exposed brickwork and a stable door providing access to the rear garden and the hot tub area. The annex also benefits a well-equipped kitchenette and a fully tiled en-suite shower room. This conversion is a fantastic addition to the property, offering the option of a granny annexe for an elderly relative, or perhaps a teenager needing their own space. The current owners use the annex as their personal bedroom as it provides convenient access to the hot tub for evening relaxation and additional privacy when they have family/guests staying over.
The first floor offers three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Each room filled with original character features. 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. The master bedroom benefits from having its own fully tiled en-suite shower room, comprising of a modern three-piece white suite and heated towel rail.
The private rear garden is just as impressive and a real feature of this beautiful home, offering plenty of outdoor living space for entertaining and dining all year round. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a large sun patio, divided into two areas, offering a gazebo, a large outside table for eight and LED mood lighting to the main patio area. The second adjoining patio area was designed specifically as a hot tub area with its own seating and is surrounded by beautiful roses and greenery in a brick-built surround. The rear garden also offers a timber glazed building divided into two areas, with a summer house in the larger area that incorporates a bar and seating, plus a shed/workshop in the other, ideal for storage and DIY tasks.
The property benefits 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 summerhouse.
The property is also completely enclosed by tall fencing and lockable gates, offering excellent privacy and security for the owners, their children and their pets, with trees and bushes to the rear providing excellent additional privacy.
Parking – Off Road
Parking for two cars on the drive.
There is occasional additional parking available via the double gate into the garden.
The double gate could easily be moved forward to facilitate a third dedicated off-road parking space on the existing driveway.
Parking – On Road
The curb to the front of the property is lowered for the entire width of the house and has always been used by the current owners as additional parking for two/three additional cars, when required.
Guide Price: £700,000
Council Tax Band: E
EPC: Exempt (Grade II Listed)
Location: Geographically, the property is 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 just a 6-minute drive away.
Typical journey times from St Neots to Key London Stations:
• 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).