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£600,000 Guide Price

Wicken Road, Arkesden

A charming Grade II listed three bedroom detached thatched cottage in the heart of Arkesden. The property benefits from ample off-road parking and rear garden with studio.

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The Accommodation
In detail the property comprises an entrance porch with solid timber door, leaded windows to both side aspects and door into the hallway with open studwork leading through to the kitchen. Fitted with a matching range of base level units with woodblock work surface over, ceramic sink unit incorporated, integrated double oven with electric hob above, space for slimline dishwasher and secondary glazed window to front aspect. At the end of the entrance hall is a storage area with space for fridge freezer. To the right of the kitchen sits the dual aspect dining room, an impressive room with vaulted ceiling which could also be utilised as third bedroom. The sitting room is a characterful space with feature inglenook fireplace with log burning stove, secondary glazed window overlooking the street scene and staircase rising to the first floor with understairs storage cupboard. Off to one side there is a small recess with cupboard and further window to front aspect. To the rear of the sitting room is a timber framed conservatory with a number of double-glazed windows and a pair of glazed doors providing access to the outside space.

The four piece recently fitted bathroom is a particular feature of the property filled with natural light from the skylight, comprising copper rolltop bath, walk in shower with dual shower head, W.C, wash hand basin and traditional Victorian heated towel rail. A boot room has a window to side aspect. In addition, the ground floor benefits from an office with window overlooking the garden and step leading to the cloakroom comprising WC, wash hand basin and book shelves.

The first-floor landing is filled with character feature including exposed brick chimneybreast, exposed timbers and has doors to adjoining rooms. The dual aspect principal bedroom is good size with views over the street scene and surroundings with exposed timbers, fitted wardrobes and access to loft hatch. Bedroom two is a double room with secondary glazed window to the front aspect, exposed timbers and fitted wardrobes.

The property is well-screened by mature hedging and planting. To the side of the cottage there is driveway providing off-street parking, in turn leading to a picket fence with gate and gravelled path. The gardens are a particular feature of the property with an abundance of well-stocked flower and shrub borders. The main garden is laid to lawn with a central apple tree and backs onto countryside. Towards the end of the garden there is a timber shed.

In addition to the main house, there is a studio which offers a variety of uses and currently functions at a successful air bnb let. Accessed via the gravelled courtyard, the studio measures approximately 16' 1" x 8' with windows to two aspect and a shower room comprising shower enclosure, WC, wash hand basin and window overlooking the garden. Adjoining the studio there is a store housing the boiler and providing additional storage space.

Agents Note – The thatch is nearing the end of its lifespan and recent quotes have estimated costs in the region of £20,000-£25,000. It is booked in for the summer of 2024.

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