4 Bed Detached House  Under-Offer  ABBOTS RIPTON  Cambridgeshire  PE28  - £600,000

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Elm Tree Cottage is a beautifully-presented family home occupying an enviable plot in the heart of the popular Cambridgeshire village of Abbots Ripton, within the prestigious private cul-de-sac of Foxenfields. This detached residence takes its name from the beautiful mature Elm Tree situated in the 'secret garden.' A spacious home, it offers a dual-aspect kitchen breakfast room, utility room, dining room, study, and living room. Upstairs, are two large double bedrooms, both with en suite shower rooms, alongside two further bedrooms served by a family bathroom. Outside, the gardens are very well-maintained, with a private gravelled drive offering off-street parking for around three cars, alongside a detached double garage.

Abbots Ripton, originally known as 'Riptune' from the early Saxon meaning for 'woodland,' sits on unspoilt fields and farmland. Ideally situated, Elm Tree Cottage is within walking distance of the village Church, the AA two-rosette thatched gastro-pub 'The Abbots Elm,' which has been recognised by Michelin and the Good Food Guide, village hall with sports facilities, cricket ground, a car garage, shop and post office. It is a few minutes' drive to the market town of Huntingdon, with its mainline train station offering fast connections to London Kings Cross, and has fantastic road links - it is just over half an hour to Cambridge City Centre. It is within the catchment area for Abbots Ripton C of E Primary School and St Peter's Secondary School.

"Elm Tree Cottage takes its name from the stunning mature elm tree in the garden. We were initially impressed by the size of the property and the outside space, as well as the location. Abbots Ripton is a beautiful village and it's a great place to bring up a family," say the vendors.

"The house is very versatile, and we currently use the dining room as a play room for our children as we tend to spend most time in the dual aspect kitchen / breakfast room. The rooms are lovely and bright as they benefit from three sets of patio doors that lead out to the garden from the kitchen, playroom and lounge and we love to open them up on sunny days. We have added en suites to two of the large double bedrooms which have been really useful, as well as new windows, a new boiler and decorating throughout."

"We enjoy living here as it has a lovely community feel and everyone is very friendly. Abbots Ripton is a small village, yet it has everything we need for day to day living, including the nearby shop which stocks plenty of local items, such as free-range eggs, fruit, veg, fresh meat and cakes. The Abbot's Elm is a very popular pub / restaurant and the village hall can be hired for private use. There's always something going on throughout the year, such as Easter Egg Hunts, sporting events and the Classic Car and Village Fete."

"The fully enclosed main garden enjoys the sun throughout the day and it's a very peaceful space to sit and relax on the large patio area. We're not overlooked and have enjoyed some fun times in the hot tub, as well as camping in the side garden, otherwise known as the Secret Garden!"

"The lounge is a lovely, spacious and light room with patio doors leading to the garden."

"The location is great as we enjoy easy access to the amenities of Huntingdon and Peterborough."

"The house and garden are perfect for entertaining and we've hosted a 16th and 80th birthday party with up to 60 guests."

"We live in a lovely close with friendly neighbours and we will miss them."

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Entrance Hall - Staircase to first floor landing with understairs storage cupboard. Coving and dado rail. Radiator.

Cloakroom - Two piece suite comprising a low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Half-height tiling to walls. Tiled floor. Radiator.

Study - 3.25m x 2.55m (10'7" x 8'4") - Window to front and side aspects. Coving and dado rail. Radiator.

Living Room - 4.80m x 4.15m (15'8" x 13'7") - Glazed French doors with matching side panels to rear aspect. Coving, dado rail and ceiling rose. Fireplace with inset flame-effect gas fire, stone surround and stone hearth. Three radiators. Double doors to:

Dining / Family Room - 4.15m x 3.00m (13'7" x 9'10") - French doors to rear aspect. Coving, dado rail and ceiling rose. Radiator.

Kitchen Breakfast Room - 6.70m x 3.25m (21'11" x 10'7" ) - Window to front and two to side aspect. French doors to rear aspect. Fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units with Granite worksurfaces and upstands, under-pelmet lighting and tiled splashbacks. Stainless steel one and a half bowl sink unit with swan-neck mixer tap and drainer. Inset gas hob with extractor over. Built-in eye-level electric double oven. Built-in eye-level microwave. Integral dishwasher and fridge freezer. Tiled floor. Radiator.

Utility Room - Window to side aspect. Glazed door to front aspect. Fitted with a range of base units with complementary worksurfaces. Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Space for washing machine and tumble drier. Wall-mounted gas-fired boiler. Tiled floor. Radiator.

First Floor Landing - Window to front elevation. Ceiling rose. Hatch to part-boarded loft with light. Double doors to airing cupboard housing hot water tank. Radiator.

Master Bedroom - 4.60m x 4.00m (15'1" x 13'1") - Window to rear elevation. Two built-in double wardrobes. Radiator.

En Suite - Window to rear elevation. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin with mixer tap, and a walk-in shower cubicle with rainfall shower head. Half-height tiling to walls. Tiled floor. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.

Bedroom Two - 4.15m x 3.80m (13'7" x 12'5") - Window to rear elevation. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator.

En Suite - Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, wall-mounted hand wash basin with mixer tap, and walk-in shower cubicle. Half-height tiling to walls. Tiled floor. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.

Bedroom Three - 3.05m x 2.90m (10'0" x 9'6") - Window to front elevation. Built-in three-door wardrobe. Radiator.

Bedroom Four - 2.90m x 2.60m (9'6" x 8'6") - Window to front and side elevations. Built-in three-door wardrobe. Radiator.

Family Bathroom - Window to front elevation. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin, and panel bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment. Half-height tiling to walls. Tiled floor. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.

Outside - To the front is a gravel driveway offering off-street parking and access to the double garage. Gated side access to the 'secret garden,' which is mainly laid to lawn and enclosed by mature hedging, highlighting the Elm Tree and overlooking the village Church. There is a picket-fence enclosed garden to the front and side of the property, wrapping around to the rear, laid to lawn with mature flowerbeds.

The main rear south-facing garden is enclosed by fencing and hedging, and is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees, shrubs and flowerbed borders. There is an extensive paved patio area, perfect for al fresco dining, extending to the side of the property with decked area ideal for a hot tub, door to garage and gated side access to the driveway.

Double Garage - 5.85m x 5.55m (19'2" x 18'2") - Two up-and-over doors to front aspect. Pedestrian door to side aspect. Power and light connected.

Further Information - Date Built: 1997
Conservation area
Gas-fired boiler - new in 2017
Un-adopted entry to Foxenfields - £10 pcm
Covenant - no caravans or businesses
Hot tub not included

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