5 Bed Detached House  For Sale  Common Lane Hemingford Abbots Huntingdon PE28  Cambridgeshire    Cambridgeshire  PE28  - £1,350,000

For Sale
TENURE: Freehold
Reference: Quote Houseladder - 1856901


Believed to date back to the 15th century and available for sale for the first time in almost 20 years, this stunning thatched property has been greatly improved by the current owners to create an ideal family home.

This Grade II listed property offers generously sized living accommodation which includes a large kitchen/breakfast room, lounge, formal dining room, utility room and family room on the ground floor. Upstairs there are five bedrooms including a delightful principal suite with balcony and views across the rear garden and swimming pool.

Outside, at the rear, is a large delightfully presented private garden with a heated swimming pool and terraces. The garden is south facing, with a large lawn surrounded by herbaceous borders, a wooded area to the rear and an orchard/vegetable garden behind the garage.

The outbuildings consist of a thatched barn and a garage building. The traditional thatched and timber outbuilding contains the log store, another storeroom currently used as a club room and a generous storage area complete with original animal feeding troughs. The garage building contains an oversized double garage with stairs to a large boarded loft area with roof lights currently used for storage; this building also houses the swimming pool pump and boiler room and a spacious office with views to the front.

The driveway to the side of the house is gravelled and has sufficient space to park several cars.

Hemingford Abbots is one of the most desirable villages in the area and Common Lane is widely regarded as the premier road. It offers excellent links to Cambridge via the A14 and the guided bus routes, and easy access to the market town of St Ives with its array of shops and eateries as well as highly regarded schools.

Early inspection is strongly advised for this elegant and tasteful family home.

Sellers Insight

“As soon as we saw the property, we loved both the indoor and outdoor space,” say the current owners. “It felt instantly like a great family home with loads of character and warmth, and we have enjoyed bringing up our children here.”

Since moving in, the owners have made various improvements to the property, in accordance with its Grade II listed status. “We replaced the flat roof garage with something more in keeping with the property as well as adding a home office, pump room and loft space. The whole house was rethatched in 2012, to return it to its picturesque best as well as ensuring peak performance and comfort.”

The owners have appreciated the character and versatility of the property, whether inside or out. “It is difficult to single out a favourite thing about the house. We’ve loved everything about it. On cold winter days it’s wonderful to be able to curl up in the lounge in front of the open fire, and on hot sunny days we love to laze around the pool. The pool is heated and surrounded by paving leading from a large patio, so it is a perfect supplement to al fresco dining and summer entertaining.”

The location of the property has much to recommend it, too. “There is a great village pub in Hemingford Abbots as well as restaurants and bars in neighbouring villages and towns,” say the owners. “The situation is very convenient for shopping in St Ives and Huntingdon, as well as being close to a mainline station. There are excellent road links to Cambridge, particularly improved since the opening of the new A14. In addition, there are good state primary and secondary schools nearby and easy access to private schools.”

“We moved to the house when our children were very young. It’s been a fabulous family home and we’ve enjoyed being a part of the community. We open the garden every two years for the village Flower Festival and enjoy talking to visitors about the garden. We will leave with many happy memories of our time here. We shall miss being the custodians of such a characterful and historic house – nothing can beat the charm of a thatched roof!”

Village Information

Hemingford Abbots is situated along the banks of the River Great Ouse and is well-known as a very picturesque and sought-after Cambridgeshire village. Much of the village is in a Conservation Area with many thatched cottages and barns and other architecturally important buildings such as the Manor House, Old Rectory and Hemingford Park. The spire of the Grade I listed village church is a landmark for miles around the Ouse valley.

Hemingford Abbots has excellent facilities: across the road from the “Axe & Compass” pub is the purpose-built Village Hall and playing field. The playing field is also equipped with modern children’s play equipment.

The village shares many facilities with neighbouring Hemingford Grey such as: shop, post office, primary school and sports pitches. Between the two villages there are a variety of clubs, societies and activities such as the annual Regatta and biennial Flower Festival.


Hemingford Abbots sits about halfway between the towns of Huntingdon and St Ives (approx. 3 miles respectively) where a wider selection of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities are available. A short drive to the A14 provides easy access into Cambridge and links to the A1, M11 and the wider national motorway network. Huntingdon has a railway station with fast trains into London King’s Cross in under an hour and links to the North via Peterborough (approximately 15 minutes).


Hemingford Grey Primary (0.8 miles). Ofsted: Good Houghton Primary (1 mile). Ofsted: Good Thorndown Primary (1.6 miles). Ofsted: Good

St Ivo Academy (1.4 miles). Ofsted: Good St Peters (3.4 miles). Ofsted: Good Swavesey Village College (4.8 miles). Ofsted: Outstanding Cambourne Village College (6.8 miles). Ofsted: Outstanding

Agents Information

Tenure: Freehold
Year Built: Believed to be 15th Century onwards (Grade II listed)
Council Tax Band: G
EPC: Exempt
Rethatched: 2012

We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements have been taken as a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Please be advised that some of the particulars may be awaiting vendor approval. If you require clarification or further information on any points, please contact us, especially if you are traveling some distance to view. Fixtures and fittings other than those mentioned are to be agreed with the seller.

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