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4 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | 2 Reception Rooms
A charming and very attractive detached Grade II Listed thatched cottage overlooking the village green, with separate annexe and grounds extending to approximately 1/2 Acre.
Barrington is a village noted for its two large and picturesque greens and numerous period properties, situated about 8 miles south of Cambridge and only some 5 minutes drive from the A10. It is ideally situated for the railway stations of Foxton (2 miles) and Shepreth (3 miles) as well as Royston (9 miles) with its fast service to Kings Cross London in only 48 minutes. Local village facilities include shop, primary school and the nearby Melbourn village college is only 10 minutes drive away. Local businesses include the Melbourn Science Park, which is on the outskirts of the village.
Candlestick Cottage, aptly named after the popular nursery rhyme, was in past times the village butchers shop and believed to have also been a bakers shop. Offering exceptional charm and charater, this Grade II listed property is thought to have been built towards the end of the 1600s and has been lovingly restored by the current owner who has been in residence for approximately the last 50 years. This highly attactive and much photographed cottage has featured on guide book front covers as well as numerous postcards and magazines. Occuping a prominent central village location overlooking (with direct access onto) one of the large village greens, the residence offers versatile accommodation with all principal rooms enjoying views over either the gardens to the rear or the green to the front.
In detail the accommodation comprises:-
Front door to
with exposed brickwork to one wall, wall light, parquet flooring, doors to sitting room (see later), radiator.
14' 3" into inglenook x 14' (4.34m x 4.27m)
with window to front overlooking the green, impressive inglenook fireplace with timber bressummer and fire hood, wall and ceiling timbers, radiator, parquet flooring, door to staircase leading to first floor, wall lights, door to
with window to side, coathooks and door to
6' 5" x 6' 3" (1.96m x 1.91m)
with window to side with views to garden, plumbing for washing machine, space and vent for dryer, wash handbasin, wc.
15' 8" (4.78m) narrowing to 9'1 (2.77m) x 14'7 (4.44m) narrowing to 9'2 (2.79m)
with part glazed door to rear garden, window to side, window to front with views to the green, ceiling timber, range of painted cottage style units with stainless steel double bowl sink unit, electric cooker point, floor mounted Camray oil fired central heating boiler, ceiling mounted spotlights, shelved pantry cupboard, handmade terracotta floor tiles, door to
SMALL BASIC SHOWER ROOM
with tiled walls, central drain area and Triton shower, extractor fan, radiator.
13' 8" x 12' 7" (4.17m x 3.84m) to inglenook
with window to rear with views to garden and window to front overlooking the green, further impressive inglenook with oak bressummer, open fireplace with hood and original bread oven, ceiling timber, radiator, fitted shelving to one wall, door to second staircase leading to first floor and door to
11' 2" x 9' (3.4m x 2.74m)
with window to front overlooking green, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, folding doors to wc and wash handbasin with light and shaver point.
with feature leaded window to rear, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, radiator, door to bedroom 1 and doorway to the
with window to front with views to green, exposed wall timbers, built in cupboard with sliding doors, airing cupboard with slatted wood shelving.
8' 5" x 6' 4" (2.57m x 1.93m)
with window to rear overlooking the garden, radiator.
with window to rear with views to garden, panelled bath, vanity wash handbasin, wc, some exposed wall timbers, radiator,
14' x 11' 3" (4.27m x 3.43m)
with window to front with views to green, radiator, window to rear with views to garden, exposed wall timbers, radiator, built in wardrobe cupboard with hanging rail, door to
with exposed wall timbers, shelving to one wall, door to
14' x 12' 8" (4.27m x 3.86m)
with window to rear with views to green, window to rear with views to garden, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, radiator, built in pine wardrobe with double doors, hanging rail and shelving, door to
14' x 9' 2" (4.27m x 2.79m)
with two windows to side, exposed wall timbers, two radiators, second staircase to ground floor.
THE ANNEXE (STABLE COTTAGE)
Attractive detached annexe with pan tiled roof and timber weatherboard exterior.
Stable door to:-
with door to bedroom and opening onto the
14' 3" x 11' 3" (4.34m x 3.43m)
with timber double glazed window to front and side, vaulted ceiling, electric storage heater, phone point, kitchenette with electric cooker point, space for fridge and plumbing for washing machine, stainless steel sink unit, wall light point.
10' 5" x 8' (3.18m x 2.44m)
with timber double glazed window to front, wall mounted storage heater, built in wardrobe cupboard, loft access hatch, sliding door to
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
with fully tiled shower area with Triton shower, wc, wash handbasin with tiled splashbacks, electric strip light and shaver point over, wall mounted Dimplex electric convector heater.
As mentioned earlier, the residence enjoys an enviable position and is centrally located within the village overlooking and direct access onto one of the large village greens. The large and mature garden is another particular feature of the property with a picket fence to the front with pedestrian gate and five bar gate leading to a timber panelled tiled carport and further parking for two cars. Recently installed Titan oil storage tank (approx 2 years old). The rear garden extends to approximately half an acre and is mainly laid to lawn with paved seating area, well stocked cottage style borders, productive vegetable growing area and mature trees. The whole offering a high degree of privacy and seclusion.
Mains water, electricity and drainage.
The property is Freehold.
By arrangement with Pocock & Shaw.