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5 Bed Other  Under-Offer  OFFORD CLUNY  Cambridgeshire  PE19  - £625,000

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This fine period home sits in a large plot extending to approximately 1.2 acres with open field views to the rear. Equestrian facilities include a pony paddock, store, workshop and three stables. The accommodation has been beautifully renovated throughout and includes three reception rooms, kitchen, five bedrooms, one with en suite and a family bathroom. Located in a sought-after village that is well-served with a large selection of amenities within walking distance including a junior school, shop, restaurant and marina leisure complex. St. Neots is a short drive with additional amenities and regular commuter services into London Kings Cross. Cambridge is approximately 20 miles away. Grade II Listed.

Porch House is a stunning early seventeenth century home, which effortlessly combines the immense charm of its original features, with the sophistication of the twenty first century. The present owners Paolo and Emma immediately fell in love with the picturesque building, its generous inviting rooms and large garden.

"The house enjoys a superb position in the community-minded Offord Cluny village," they say. "The peaceful rural position, with country views to the front and rear of the house, provide a perfectly relaxed base for the busy commuter. There are main line stations at nearby St Neots and Huntingdon, with a frequent and fast service into Kings Cross, and the A14 is easily accessed."

"There is a good village primary school, with excellent secondary schools in Huntingdon, and the independent Kimbolton School is less than ten miles away. The area offers a wide range of leisure pursuits. Vibrant and historic Cambridge provides retail therapy and cultural opportunities; whilst Peterborough and Stamford are pleasing alternatives. Grafham Water, approximately five miles away, has water sports, rambles, cycle ways and fishing."

"We have strong Italian and French links, so comfort and hospitality are very important qualities in our home," explain Paolo and Emma. "Meals are happy occasions and the well-equipped kitchen, with its double Aga, is perfect for cooking. The exposed beams and open fire in the dining room create the perfect venue for both chatty family meals and formal entertaining."

"Whether relaxing in the delightful drawing room or in the family snug, you can relish the calm atmosphere of the house. And on a winter's evening, there is no better place to be than settled before the glowing wood burner in the drawing room, with the firelight flickering across the beams. The house welcomes the festive season when adorned with greenery and seasonal decorations, it is truly beautiful," they say.

"The skills of the house builders are seen in the celebration of beams in the bedrooms. The vaulted ceiling of the master bedroom gives a wow factor to the room, and our visitors are always captivated by the surroundings."

"In the garden, the lawn stretches down to a stable block, pony paddock and pond. It is a pure pleasure to stand at the kitchen window, with a view through the arch of plum trees, right down to the pond. It is our own serene oasis."

"It will be hard for us to leave the house; we will miss everything about it. We have loved being part of its long story and take away many happy memories."

Solid Oak Door To: -

Entrance Hall - 6.51m x 2.17m (21'4" x 7'1") - Window to both side aspects. Exposed timbers to wall and ceiling. Staircase to first floor landing. Quarry-tiled floor. Radiator.

Drawing Room - 5.63m x 4.62m (18'5" x 15'1") - Multi-pane bay window to front aspect. Door to kitchen. Exposed timbers to wall and ceiling. Brick-built inglenook fireplace with timber bressumer and inset multi-fuel burning stove. Exposed floorboards. Two radiators.

Dining Room - 5.42m x 4.17m (17'9" x 13'8") - Leaded light window to front and rear aspects with plantation shutters. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Open fireplace with tiled surround and timber mantel. Two radiators. Door to:

Family Room - 5.38m x 3.04m (17'7" x 9'11") - Leaded light window to front, rear and side aspects with plantation shutters. Exposed timbers to wall and ceiling. Two radiators.

Kitchen - 4.02m x 3.80m (13'2" x 12'5") - Multi-pane window to rear aspect. Fitted with a range of hand-painted oak units with oak worksurfaces. Three-door AGA. Butler sink with mixer tap. Space for dishwasher. Door to understairs storage cupboard. Quarry-tiled floor. Radiator. Open to:

Utility Room - 1.82m x 1.79m (5'11" x 5'10") - Base mounted unit with complementary worksurface. Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Space for washing machine and tumble drier. Door to:

Rear Lobby - Stable door with glazed multi-pane window to rear aspect. Quarry-tiled floor.

Cloakroom - Window to rear aspect. Two piece suite comprising a low level WC and hand wash basin. Quarry-tiled floor.

First Floor Landing - Leaded light window to rear elevation. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Staircase to Second Floor Master Bedroom.

Bedroom Two - 7.67m x 3.96m (25'1" x 12'11") - Multi-pane window to side elevation. Vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers. Exposed timbers to walls. Eaves storage. Fireplace with tiled surround, hearth and timber mantel. Two radiators.

Bedroom Three - 4.78m x 4.65m (15'8" x 15'3") - Multi-pane window to front elevation. Exposed timbers to wall and ceiling. Radiator.

Bedroom Four - 3.82m x 2.82m (12'6" x 9'3") - Sash window to rear elevation. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Door to cupboard housing hot water tank. Radiator.

Bedroom Five - 3.86m x 2.29m (12'7" x 7'6") - Window to front elevation. Exposed floorboards. Exposed timbers to wall and ceiling. Radiator.

Family Bathroom - Sash window to rear elevation. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Four piece suite comprising a high level WC, hand wash basin with mixer tap, corner shower cubicle, and slipper bath with claw feet, mixer tap, and hand held shower attachment. Recessed ceiling lights. Heated towel radiator.

Staircase To Second Floor: -

Master Bedroom - 5.94m x 4.82m (19'5" x 15'9") - Multi-pane window to front elevation. Velux to rear elevation. Vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers. Exposed timbers to walls. Door to eaves storage. Radiator.

En Suite - Velux to rear elevation. Exposed timbers to wall and ceiling. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin, and double-ended bath with claw feet, mixer tap and hand held shower attachment. Built in storage cupboard. Exposed floorboards. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.

Outside - The property is accessed by a large opening onto a gravel drive. The front and rear of the property overlooks fields. The rear garden opens on to a paddock measuring approximately three quarters of an acre which is enclosed by mature hedging. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and specimen trees including apple, plum and damson. Feature pond with island decking. Large allotment-style vegetable patch. Oil tank. Outside lighting.

Summer House - 3.94m x 2.90m (12'11" x 9'6") - Window to front and side aspects. Timber construction. Power and light connected.

Workshop - 5.51m x 3.94m (18'0" x 12'11") - Windows to front and rear aspects. Brick construction. Power and light connected.

Boiler Room - Brick-built building to side of kitchen, housing floor-standing oil-fired boiler.

Store - 4.57m x 3.91m (14'11" x 12'9") - Original brick flooring. Power and light connected.

Stable Block - Comprises three stables each measuring 12' x 12'. Power and light connected.

Further Information - Date Built: 1632
Grade II Listed
Conservation area
Oil-fired boiler

All measurements are approximate and quoted for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. Seller Insight: Comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.

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