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Hemington Cottage, Over, Cambridge, SAT NAV CB24 5PL

Offers Over

£600,000

Property Composition

  • Detached House
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 4 Reception Rooms

Property Features

  • Quote GH0600
  • Delightful Grade II listed cottage, dating back to the 18th century.
  • Approximately 10 Miles from Cambridge and Huntingdon.
  • Tastefully modernised and refurbished.
  • Gas central heating, refitted kitchen with pantry and aga.
  • Three reception rooms.
  • Sitting room with fire surround, log burner, and original bread oven.
  • Three bedrooms, master bedroom with its own staircase.
  • Garden Studio with a garden room and a cinema room.
  • Includes the old village butcher's shop, which is currently used as a store.

Property Description

Quote GH0600

Welcome to Hemington Cottage, a property steeped in local history and with plenty of charm and surprises. 

Situated in-between in the highly sought-after village of Over, this cottage is ideal for those needing to commute into Cambridge or those wishing to go further afield on the A14 or M11.  Behind an unassuming front with double gates to the side, this spacious accommodation offers far more than you might expect from passing by.

With its origins dating back to the 18th century, this lovely family home has been meticulously restored and renovated using traditional methods that honour its rich heritage. 

GROUND FLOOR DELIGHTS

The ground floor offers a delightful refitted KITCHEN, enjoying a dual aspect ensuring ample natural light, and complete with an Aga stove, charming shaker-style units, and a sizeable pantry. Adjacent to the kitchen is a separate DINING ROOM, boasting a small working fireplace and a cupboard storage space. Leading through to the Snug is the ground floor CLOAKROOM with low-level flush WC and wash hand basin.

The SNUG / LIVING ROOM comes directly after the dining room and is a cosy space with a brick inglenook fire surround and an inset open fire. Again enjoying a dual aspect with a window to the side and one overlooking the garden. A staircase leads to a landing on the first floor giving direct access to all the bedrooms.

Passing through the snug you will enter into the SITTING ROOM with four large windows and French doors opening out onto the southerly-facing garden. Alongside the feature fireplace with an inset log burner and an original baker’s oven, there is also an original built-in Laundry Copper, which was used for domestic laundry in the inter-war years. An extra feature is thesecond staircase which serves only the main bedroom.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR

Approached from the main staircase via the snug, the upstairs has higher ceilings than you might be expecting for a house of such wonderful age. The LANDING is spacious and has a window overlooking the rear garden. Walk along the corridor to the far end of the house to the PRINCIPAL BEDROOM which is quirky in the fact it has its own staircase returning to the sitting room. Being of excellent size and with a dual aspect this is a delightful room and is set away from the other two bedrooms.

Step along the landing and you pass the FAMILY BATHROOM which is larger than you might expect and benefits from a white three-piece suite.

There are TWO FURTHER DOUBLE BEDROOMS, with BEDROOM TWO, enjoying a dual aspect.

THE GARDEN

Prepare to be enchanted by one of the stars of this property - the garden. It boasts various seating areas strategically positioned to capture the sun at different times of the day.  Trees and shrubs create beautiful borders, and there is an original well that again reflects the character and history of the property. With mature trees to the rear, you are not directly overlooked and enjoy a high degree of privacy. The parking area has been thoughtfully screened from the main garden.

The stylish and modern GARDEN STUDIO offers the wow factor as it sits proudly at the rear of the garden and can be used as a work-from-home office and hobbies room. Divided into two rooms, one is currently used as a delightful GARDEN ROOM and features a log-burning stove and two huge picture frame windows that offer uninterrupted views back across the garden. It is easy to appreciate why this is a preferred room for my client to sit and enjoy after a long day.  The second room is currently used as a CINEMA ROOM, but provides a versatile space that could be transformed a variety of purposes.

CHARMING HIGH STREET FRONTAGE

Adding to the charm of this property, the house front includes the village’s old butcher’s shop which fronts the street. Often mentioned in local history books, it is currently used as a storage space, it holds previous consent for conversion, offering the potential to add further value to this lovely family home. 

PARKING

Convenience is key, and this delightful home provides a comfortable driveway for one large car and extra parking behind the double gates.

MAKE THIS HOUSE YOUR HOME

If you’ve been searching for a home that seamlessly combines history, character, and modern comfort then this wonderful detached home is your perfect match. With its thoughtfully restored interiors, enchanting garden, and potential for additional living or workspace, it offers a unique living experience.

LOCATION

The current owners are proud of the wonderful setting in which they raised their two children. Over boasts great local schools, including a primary school within walking distance. Additionally, there is a cycle path that enables secondary students to safely ride their bikes to Swavesey School, providing a convenient and eco-friendly transportation option. The Guided Bus (which is the longest guided bus in the world) is located in the next village, Swavesey, and gives access to the centre of Cambridge in around 30 minutes. There is also a wide, safe cycle path running alongside the route. 

For older students looking to pursue further education, the village offers easy and safe access to various sixth-form colleges in Cambridge.

AMENITIES 

There is a local convenience store and hairdressers in the village, and in the neighbouring village, there are additional options including a Co-Op and also a Tesco superstore a short drive away. Also in the neighbouring village, Lot 25, where you can enjoy cocktails in the evening, outdoor events, and delicious locally sourced food. This is a particular favourite of the current owners.

One of the standout features of this village that the current owner emphasises is the strong sense of community. There is  community centre that serves as a hub for various activities including exercise classes, children’s football and cricket, bonfire night celebrations, and family picnic days. 

The village green offers a children’s playground, and clubs such as Rainbows and Scouts are accessible in the church hall providing further opportunities for children to participate in social and recreational activities.

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS:

By appointment only.  Call or text during or after office hours.

REMOTE VIEWING TOUR:

Traditional property viewings are still vital when it comes to finding the right house. However, making these arrangements can be tricky and complicated, juggling work and home life commitments, or simply finding enough time if moving into a new area and traveling some distance.

Booking a Remote Viewing Tour puts YOU firmly in control. Arrange a day and time that is convenient for you to “look around” and I will arrange for my client to go out and then be at the property at the appointed time to walk you around the house using WhatsApp or Facetime. The Viewing Tour can be as quick or as long as you like, making sure you have a good look round, focusing on the rooms that are important to you. This will hopefully help you decide to arrange a normal viewing at a later date.

 

 

 

 

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