Sold STC | Cottage
2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | 2 Reception Rooms
A rare opportunity to purchase an historic Grade II listed detached former dove house overlooking the village green
Dove House is exactly that, a delightful and unique former Dove House which has been converted into a Grade II listed detached cottage enjoying a delightful position overlooking the village green, in close proximity to the church and Barrington Hall.
Believed to date from between 1650 to1720, the property is of timber frame construction with lathe and plaster over and a saddle-back peg tiled roof. Converted into a dwelling in about 1820 with a timber porch being added in circa 1960 and a bathroom and living room added in 1970. The property has been owned by the family for the last 60 years..There is possibly some scope for further small-scale extension but this would be subject to all necessary consents being granted.
The cottage is set well back from the green with delightful cottage gardens and various outbuildings including a small garage with driveway parking in front.
The property would now benefit from some updating and refurbishment (although this is more than reflected within the property guide price)and offers a rare opportunity to purchase an attractive and historically important property in one of the county's most sought after villages.
The Agent can provide further information on the listing/history of the property in pdf form if desired. A copy of a building survey report recently commissioned by the vendor can also be requested from Pocock and Shaw.
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.
Please also note that in Barrington, properties needing vehicular access across the Green are required to apply to the Trustee for a Permitted Way Licence,this is currently £90 p.a. Further details can also be provided by the agent if requested.
with part glazed door to
9' 2" x 8' 6" (2.79m x 2.59m)
with window to front, slightly vaulted ceiling, range of fitted wall and base units with roll top work surfaces and tiled splashbacks, electric cooker point with extractor fan over, stainless steel sink unit and drainer, door to dining room (see later) and door to
with timber double glazed window to side, space and plumbing for washing machine, coathooks, door to
with timber double glazed window to rear, panelled bath with part tiled surround, wash handbasin, wc, part tiled walls, airing cupboard with lagged hot water tank, cold water tank and slatted wood shelving.
12' 1" extending to 14'9" at door recess x 12' 0" (3.68m x 3.66m)
with window to front, brick faced open fireplace with stone hearth, cupboard housing the electric meter and consumer unit, some exposed wall timbers, door to rear study area (see later), cottage door to
13' 7" x 10' 2" (4.14m x 3.1m)
with window and part glazed door to front, parquet flooring.
11' 4" x 6' 11" (3.45m x 2.11m)
with window to rear, exposed ceiling and wall timbers, understairs cupboard, timber staircase to first floor.
with cottage doors to both bedrooms, exposed wall timbers, wide timber floorboards.
15' 3" x 10' 4" (4.65m x 3.15m)
with multi pane sliding window to front, vaulted ceiling with height to 9'1, exposed wall timbers, wide 10 inch timber floorboards.
12' 2" x 9' 6" (3.71m x 2.9m)
with multi pane sash window to rear, vaulted ceiling to height of 9'0, exposed wall timbers, 10 inch' wide timber floorboards.
The property stands detached within lovely cottage gardens (approximately 70' x 50') and enjoys being adjacent to one of the village greens. White picket fence/gates to front lead onto the garage with parking to the front and pathway to the front door. Good sized lawn with mature cottage plants and borders in rural cottage style (including roses, peonies and climbers). Side path to the rear with well constructed timber shed under pantiled roof and small enclosed rear area with path. Outside tap.
Mains water electricity and drainage.
The property is Freehold.
By arrangement with Pocock and Shaw