£695,000 Guide Price
If you’re looking for a period home steeped in history, offering character throughout, a great plot and with potential to improve and add value then look no further. Ensum Brown are delighted to offer for sale ‘Swan Cottage’, a 4 bedroom, 3 reception room home with adjoining barn outbuilding.
4 Bedrooms
3 Receptions
2 Bathrooms
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If you're looking for a period home steeped in history, offering character throughout, a great plot and with potential to improve and add value then look no further. Ensum Brown are delighted to offer for sale 'Swan Cottage' in Barkway, with an attached barn and over 2000sq ft of accommodation this home is a fantastic purchase and one that is rarely available for sale.

Swan House was formerly an Ale house, one of 14 in the village and believed to have been constructed in around 1620. Of course, this home is Grade II listed to protect is fantastic history, but this doesn't stop you sympathetically updating this home and potentially converting the attached timber barn, subject to planning permissions.

You approach the property and have double gated access to the side to a rear parking area for several vehicles. Here you will also see the generous enclosed, walled, rear garden that is mainly laid to lawn with well-established flower and shrub beds and with mature trees. This is a delightful and particularly private space.

You can enter the property from either a front or rear entrance. The ground floor accommodation is both spacious and flexible in its use. When entering the property itself you will see the period features including wooden beams, feature fireplaces, some original flooring and more, this is a theme throughout. You have three main reception rooms, a drawing room, dining room and sitting room, all generously sized rooms and flexible in there use. In addition, you have a kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and ground floor shower room. An internal door leads to the adjoining barn area of this home and therefore could be a fantastic addition to the property if made greater use of.

Going to the first floor, you have four bedrooms off the landing, all of which are double rooms and there is certainly no box room. Bedrooms one, two and three all benefit from in built storage and all bedrooms share the use of a family bathroom on this first floor. The final room to mention in this charming house is the cellar, excellent for additional storage space.

Call Ensum Brown today and come and view this rarely available home, you won't find another quite the same!

Barkway is a long-established village in the North Hertfordshire, about five miles south-east of Royston, 35 miles from London and 15 miles from the centre of Cambridge. Barkway is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside but you are also ideally located close to many major road networks such as the A10 and M11, within 30 minutes' drive of Stansted airport and if you like to go in to London by train or you're a commuter then Royston station is approximately a 10 minute drive away with multiple trains each hour to London Kings Cross, as quick as 38 minutes.

The village itself has a real sense of community with many clubs and groups. For education you have Barkway VA Church of England First School and there are other local primary schools in nearby villages, a selection of secondary schools or private education. A highlight of the village is 'The Barkway Pavilion', completed in 2015, the new Barkway pavilion and community room replaced the previous old and dilapidated sports pavilion situated on the Barkway recreation ground, which now also features a fantastic kids traditional playground. The Tally Ho pub is popular with the locals, whether your looking to have a quick drink, something to eat or perhaps to join in with the local quiz night. Other notable hotspots within the village include the Village Hall, The Reading Room, The Wagon Wash as well as The Church and The Chapel. If you're looking to find Barkway easily just look for the famous RAF Barkway mast, the steel mast replaced an earlier wooden one which formed part of the RAF's wartime and post wartime GEE navigation system.

Just a couple of miles up the road you have the equally beautiful village of Barley which has a village shop, garage, doctors surgery and the 'Fox & Hounds' village pub, a recently renovated pub and restaurant that people come from miles around to visit that has already been nominated for a Michelin star and voted in the top 50 gastropubs in the country. If you're looking for a supermarket then Royston has a Tesco, Marks & Spencers, Morrisons and Aldi.

If you don't know Barkway, take a visit today, you may well want to make this your forever home!


As an agent we take the responsibility of the health of our clients and viewers extremely seriously. Therefore we have measures in place to conduct this in a safe and sensible manner. We will ask our home owners to be out or in the garden. We will ask for no contact on arrival, but we will greet you with our usual smile as we put on our face masks. We will provide you with a face mask also, along with protective gloves. We will keep a safe distance but be there to answer any questions you may have. If you have had any symptoms of the Coronavirus, we ask you to wait 14 days before joining us on a viewing. We look forward to meeting you!

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