For Sale
£650,000 Guide Price

High Street, Barkway

Ensum Brown are delighted to offer for sale this unique cottage dating back to around the 1700s. Superbly presented accommodation with a delightful combination of old & new. Includes 4 bedrooms, on a generous plot & nicely set back from the road. A driveway & parking are a great added benefit.
4 Bedrooms
3 Receptions
1 Bathrooms
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Ensum Brown are delighted to offer for sale this unique cottage, with its original parts believed to date back to the 1700s with later addition in the 1800s, located on a very generous plot on the chocolate box high street of Barkway. Unlike many period homes, this has a driveway to the side and a gravelled parking area to the rear for several vehicles, an excellent added benefit.

The property is nicely set back from the road, with a lawned frontage and path to the entrance door. Stepping inside, you will see that this home has been superbly maintained and there is a delightful combination of a period features and feel along with some more contemporary finishing, this is a theme throughout. Period features include fireplaces, feature wooden beams and quarry tiled flooring. The décor is neutral throughut, you could certainly move straight in.

You step inside to a useful entrance porch that leads to the main reception space, a large and light living room with a feature fireplace with wood burning stove as a great focal point, with bespoke fitted shelving and with a useful understairs storage cupboard. The second reception room is to the rear of the property, a dining room that overlooks the rear garden and with double doors giving you access. Centrally on the ground floor, as well as a cloakroom, is the kitchen. Fitted with a bespoke range of wall and base units with solid wood worksurfaces over with an inset Butler sink. There is space for a range oven, integrated dishwasher, fridge, freezer and plumbing for a washing machine. The kitchen is superbly completed with inset ceiling spotlights, tiled splash backs and quarry tiled flooring.

Going to the first floor, this home continues to impress. Off the landing you have 4 well-proportioned bedrooms with a particularly spacious master bedroom. All rooms are served by a family bathroom, recently re-fitted with a four-piece suite in white including both a bath and separate shower cubicle. Completing the accommodation is a fifth room on the first floor, ideal as a study and especially useful if you work from home.

Outside, to the rear, the enclosed garden is a fantastic space where you feel in the middle of the countryside. Mainly laid to lawn with shrub planting, hedging, mature trees and a patio area immediately off the property. The garden opens up to the rear making it fell even more spacious and gives access to the rear parking area and a brick outbuilding that adds excellent additional storage, with power and light connected and could be made more of if desired.

Contact Ensum Brown today to arrange your private viewing appointment of this rarely available home.

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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. The village has many amenities including the new ' Barkway Pavilion' and community room situated on Barkway recreation ground. 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.

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!

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