WellingtonWise is delighted to offer for sale as part of its Exclusive Collection, 2 Chapel Lane-a truly remarkable and substantially-sized Grade II listed character cottage, situated in the quaint village of Houghton, Cambridgeshire. This beautifully presented property has been decorated to an impeccable standard, and is made up of two large open plan reception rooms, a stunning kitchen/breakfast room, three generously sized bedrooms, two bathrooms, study and a detached garage for two cars, and a large rear garden.
Upon entering the property through a solid wood door, you step inside the gorgeous lounge, a large and impressive space with both neutral colouring and bold exposed beams and pillars. It is a light and airy space with a window to the front aspect, thick cream carpets and a feature brick fireplace, quarry tiled hearth, and a wood-burning stove. There is plenty of space for a variety of living room furniture, as well as two open archways leading through to the dining room. How these two rooms have been adjoined is really something special, giving the feel of being open plan, but still having that cosy cottage feel.
The dining room is particularly large and grand with its vaulted ceiling, neutral décor and bold beams. It also has an airy atmosphere, with a large window to the side, a Velux window to the rear, and lots of light coming in through from the living room. It’s the perfect room to host dinners and entertain guests.
The current owners have taken particular care when decorating the kitchen/breakfast room. It has a beautiful modern yet traditional atmosphere with impeccable design. With a stable door leading out into the rear garden, it really feels like the heart of the home. A wide range of fitted base and wall units in both blue and cream colouring are complimented by traditional quarry stone floor tiles and solid oak work surfaces. There is space for several kitchen appliances, as well as a range cooker with an integrated extractor fan.
Included downstairs is the large master bedroom with its own ensuite, which depending on requirements, could also be a lovely self-contained guest space or for live-in family. It’s an incredibly bright room with two windows to a rear and side aspect, and lovely cream carpets with pendant lighting. The ensuite is fully tiled and enjoys a window to the rear aspect, comprises a low-level WC with concealed cistern, a wash hand basin, a shower with glass screen, heated towel rail, and plenty of storage space.
Upstairs to the first floor, there are a further three generously sized bedrooms, a family bathroom and a deep airing cupboard. Bedroom two is a beautifully bright and neutral double room with a large window to the front aspect, thick cream carpets, double ceiling lights and plenty of space for a variety of bedroom furniture. Bedrooms three and four are generous single rooms for a house of this age, each with cream carpets and windows to the rear and front, respectively. The family bathroom is particularly stunning, with woodblock flooring and attractive modern design, comprising a long bath with shower overhead, a WC and a handwash basin with a window to the rear aspect.
Outside, to the front, 2 Chapel Lane has an incredibly attractive frontage, mimicking outside what is inside with its neutral colours and black highlights. The front is paved, leading around the side to an extensive gravelled parking area with space for several vehicles, a detached single garage, another pretty flower bed, and access to the rear garden.
To the rear, the garden has been well cared for and is mainly laid to lawn, enjoying a private setting with a pretty patio area, perfect for entertaining guests or relaxing in the sun. There are pretty flower borders with attractive edging, mature trees, plants and shrubs, and a large potting shed. 2 Chapel Lane has the added benefit of another 70′ garden, mainly laid to lawn, with a summerhouse.
Situated in the highly sought-after parish village of Houghton, Cambridgeshire, the property is 3 miles away from the town of Huntingdon and just south of RAF Wyton. Houghton was named one of the ‘Best Places to Live in the East’ by the Sunday Times in 2016, and the village enjoys a rich history with the famous Houghton Mill and Waterclose Meadows, run by the National Trust. There are many local amenities, including pubs, a garden centre, a church, and many schools nearby.
"We knew we loved Houghton as a location, and properties come up here so rarely," says the owner. "We snapped up the house when it came on the market because it overlooks the square where they do a big Christmas party, and it’s just beautiful every year. The downstairs of the property is also amazing. As soon as you walk through the door, you’re faced with the lovely beams, the fireplace and a lovely big open plan living area.
"The dining room has to be our favourite room; it was once a coach house for the neighbouring property. It has lovely high ceilings and historic wood from the Mill, which gives it a unique character and atmosphere. The back garden, also, is so peaceful, and we’ve really benefitted from the property’s central location to the village. We’ve truly been blessed living here. We’ve had wonderful neighbours, and there’s a real sense of community with many great walks, activities and things for people to get involved.
"We are moving to live closer to our families and workplaces, but we will miss the house very much. It’s been an incredible home, and we know whoever its new owners are, they will love it as much as we do."
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