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Ensum Brown are delighted to offer the rare opportunity to purchase this characterful cottage with a wealth of history in the popular village of Shingay cum Wendy. This extended and improved home enjoys a generous plot of nearly an acre, a large detached barn of over 2000 sq ft with the potential for residential or business development, open-plan living, 2 reception rooms, a lounge with a wood-burning stove, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, an established secret garden, views over rolling countryside and open fields, and a driveway with off-road parking for multiple vehicles.
This characterful cottage enjoys excellent kerb appeal, set back from the road behind a five bar gate in a generous plot and grounds of almost an acre, and benefiting from front borders of plants, hedges, shrubs and trees, and an expansive driveway with off-road parking for multiple vehicles. There is also access to a large detached barn which extends to over 2000 sq ft and offers tremendous potential for residential or business development, subject to the correct planning permissions.
Upon stepping inside, the entrance hallway is immediately welcoming, generously sized and beautifully decorated, alluding to the high standard seen throughout. There are exposed beams, wood flooring, vaulted ceilings with a roof lantern, room for furniture, inset lighting, stairs to the first floor and doors through to the downstairs living space, including a large study.
The kitchen/breakfast room is bright and spacious, with windows to a dual aspect, double French doors to the rear, a wide range of base and wall units, wood worktops, a kitchen island, wood flooring, inset lighting, tiled splashbacks, a range cooker, an integrated extractor hood, and space for a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, breakfast setting and other small kitchen appliances. The utility room provides lots of further storage, access to the rear of the property, access to a cloakroom WC and space for larger kitchen appliances.
The dining room adjacent is an excellent size, with two windows to a side aspect, exposed beams, wood flooring, pendant lighting, and ample space for a large dining table, chairs and storage furniture. The lounge is equally a good size, enjoying a stunning exposed brick fireplace with a wood-burning stove and bressummer beam, wood flooring, two windows to a dual aspect, pendant lighting, and ample space for a variety of furniture.
Upstairs to the first floor, this characterful cottage continues to impress, with the landing leading to 4 well-proportioned bedrooms, integrated storage, and a modern fitted family bathroom comprising a freestanding bath, a WC and hand wash basin. Bedrooms one and three also benefit from their own en-suite shower rooms, each with a shower, WC and hand wash basin.
Outside, to the rear, the garden is an incredible size, with views over rolling countryside and open fields, offering multiple lovely areas of interest and spots to sit and relax after a busy day. There is also an established secret garden, with beautiful trees and borders of plants and shrubs, and a gravel garden, ideal for a range of potted plants and garden furniture.
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Location- Shingay cum Wendy is a picturesque parish village in the county of Cambridgeshire, around 5 miles north west of Royston, 12 miles north west to Baldock, and 12 miles south west of Cambridge. The village shares its southern borders with Bassingbourn, Abington Pigotts and Steeple Morden. While a quiet, sleepy village, Shingay cum Wendy has the benefit of being close to these neighbouring villages and all their amenities, including various excellent pubs and restaurants, convenience stores, doctor’s and dentist’s surgeries, several well-regarded nurseries, primary and secondary schools, churches with regular services, and much more.
Shingay cum Wendy is also a stone’s throw from the locally renowned National Trust property, Wimpole Hall. The grounds and surrounding area offer locals idyllic walks, wildlife spotting, and further means of escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Residents can benefit from excellent transport links, with a mainline train station in the neighbouring town of Royston offering regular fast services to both Cambridge and London Kings Cross. The A1M and M11 are within a 20-minute drive via the A10/A505, and London Stansted and Luton Airports are both around 30-minutes away.
If you’re on the lookout for a home in a beautiful, countryside location, we encourage you to visit Shingay cum Wendy. It’s not one you want to miss!