Cherry Cottage is a fine example of character residence set amongst undulating countryside within the highly sought after village of Ickwell and just a short walk from it's famous green. The original cottage is believed to date back to 1750 with latter additions in the late 1990's and early 2000's to create a fantastic country residence ideal for the family with the opportunity for a self-contained annex should someone require. The property has been lovingly updated and improved by the current owners to offer a perfect blend of 'old meets new' with an abundance of character features such as exposed timbers, original flooring and latch doors expertly combined with modern day fittings such as luxuriously appointed bathrooms and underfloor heating to most rooms of the extension part. There is lots of flexibility with this property and the property features three staircases which offers a large family to have their own space and independence if required. The property is approached by an electronic operating gate (which is shared with one other property) that leads to an extensive gravel drive which provides access to the double garage situated at the rear. Entering from the original cottage you are greeted with a lovely formal dining room with original stone block floor and inglenook style fireplace, this leads through to the fitted farmhouse style kitchen featuring an AGA cooker with enough space for a breakfast area. The kitchen also has the stairs leading up to two of the bedrooms, the larger one featuring an almost walk-in wardrobe area, there are plentiful original timbers and a vaulted style ceiling. There is an inner lobby that connects the original cottage and the extension, this provides an excellent storage area for shoes and coats and features reclaimed stone work which mimics the original cottage. There is a stylish shower room with glass cubicle with tiled floor and underfloor heating. The inner hall also flows through to the Conservatory/Orangery, this is of solid oak construction and features a vaulted ceiling alllowing lots of natural light to flow through the property which also enjoys views across the private garden. The main sitting room is 28'6 which features an open multi fuel fire, oak flooring and has two stairscases which serve the master bedroom and two further first floor bedrooms and shower room. Off the lounge, there is a further study/snug which could be used as a downstairs bedroom as it has a WC off of it which could be turned into an en-suite for dependent relative. The master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers which is in-keeping with the orirginal cottage and this has a lovely en-suite with Jacuzzi bath finished to a high specification with underfloor heating. The other two bedrooms are doubles which share a further shower room again with underfloor heating. Outside there are well tended to gardens which are principally lawned and edged with attractive picket fencing and reclaimed sleepers. There are a couple of mature trees interspersed throughout the garden area. There is also a large patio area ideal for outdoor entertaining. The cottage comes to the market with no upward chain and a viewing is essential to fully appreciate what this deceptively spacious home has to offer.
Ickwell is a picturesque village situated within a Consevration area with the focal point for the village being the green where there is a cricket pitch and pavillion. The village is also famous for it's maypole which there is a fantastic event held of the 'Mayday' bank holiday. There are beautiful countryside walks and various events all summer long at the nearby Shuttleworth House. The village is ideally situated for the neighbouring towns of Biggleswade and Sandy which offer a range of shopping and leisure facilities. For the commuter Sandy and Biggleswade train stations are approximately 2.5 miles away provide an easy link into Kings Cross. The County town of Bedford is approximately 8.7 miles away which offers a host of Private schooling through the well renowned Harpur Trust.
Dining Room (14' 10'' x 13' 11'' into fireplace (4.52m x 4.24m))
Entrance via wood opaque door to dining room, glazed leaded light window to front and rear, inglenook style fireplace, original stone floor, storage cupboard, recess spotlighting and latch doors leading to
Kitchen/Breakfast Room (14' 8'' x 11' 4'' (4.47m x 3.45m))
Range of hand crafted base and eye level units with contrasting black granite work surfaces over, single bowl butler style sink unit with brass mixer taps, intergated fridge/freezer, dishwasher and space and plumbing for washing machine. Fitted AGA cooker with two plate hob and extraction chimney, AGA has two main ovens plus hot plate drawers, spotlighting, orignal stone floor, recess exposed brick fireplace ideal for ornamental purposes, exposed beams, glazed window to side, AEG four plate electric hob, latch door leading to first floor accommodation of the cottage.
Latch doors to Orangery and shower room, reclaimed stone floor, fitted oak storage units, exposed timbers, wall mounted radiator.
Shower Room (7' 0'' x 6' 0'' (2.13m x 1.83m))
Frosted windows to side and front, shower cubicle, low level WC, vanity sink unit with storage beneath, towel rail, extractor fan, spotlights, underfloor heating, reclaimed flooring.
Conservatory/Orangery (12' 0'' x 11' 0'' (3.65m x 3.35m))
Of solid oak construction with fill height double glazed sealed unit windows overlooking the rear garden and patio area, vaulted ceiling allowing lots of natural light, solid oak door to rear garden, fitted blinds, underfloor heating, reclaimed stone flooring, steps and opening leading to
Sitting Room (28' 6'' x 13' 9'' (8.68m x 4.19m))
Double glazed French door to garden, wooden opaque door to front, double glazed window to front, three wall mounted radiators, solid oak flooring, smoke detector, spotlights, feature oepn fireplace with marble hearth and wood mantlepiece over, storage cupboards one of which houses the consumer unit, two staircases serving Bedroom 1,2 and 3, steps down to
Snug/Study (13' 8'' x 10' 7'' (4.16m x 3.22m))
French doors to rear garden, oak floor, spotlighting, underfloor heating.
Cloakroom/Laundry Room (12' 6'' x 6' 10'' (3.81m x 2.08m))
Double glazed windows to front and side, underfloor heating, tiled floor, low level WC, bidet, vanity sink unit.
Master Bedroom (13' 9'' x 11' 3'' (4.19m x 3.43m))
Accessed via stairs from sitting room, vauled ceiling with exposed beams, double glazed window to rear, radiator, access to loft space, smoke detector
En-Suite (10' 8'' x 6' 8'' (3.25m x 2.03m))
Featuring a Jacuzzi panel enclosed bath with large shower head over, bidet, low level WC, vanity sink unit, marble flooring and up to dado height, under floor heating, obscure window to side.
Bedroom Two (10' 2'' x 10' 0'' (3.10m x 3.05m))
Accessed via other staircase from lounge which alos serves bedroom three and shower room. There is a landing area which serves all the rooms. Velux style window to side, radiator, oak flooring, wardrobe space in eaves, radiator.
Bedroom Three (10' 2'' x 10' 0'' (3.10m x 3.05m))
Double glazed window to front, radiator, oak floor, access to loft space, spotlights, wadrobes space provided in eaves.
Bedroom Four (14' 5'' x 11' 7'' into window recess (4.39m x 3.53m))
Accessed via stairs from kitchen leading to a landing area which serves bedroom four and five in original part of cottage. Bedroom four features a window to rear aspect, radiator, exposed timbers, with opening leading through to a large wardrobe area.
Bedroom Five (11' 0'' x 6' 3'' (3.35m x 1.90m))
Glazed window to side, radiator, exposed beams.
Front is retained with picket fencing, laid to lawn which extends around right had side of property. To the left hand side there are remote controlled opening gates leading through to the driveway.
There is a continuation of the shared gravel drive that leads to the double garage situated to rear of the property. The rear garden is principally lawned with stocked flower beds plus a few established trees, there is a large mono block patio ideal for entertaining. The garden also is retained with picket fencing and edged with reclaimed sleepers.
Twin opening wooden doors with power and light. Garage is of timber framed construction with black painted featherboards under a peg tiled roof, there is also loft storage space above the garage. The oil tank is situated to the rear of the garage.
NB - Please note that 11 Warden Road has a right of way andvshares a driveway with this property so they can access their property.