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Guide Price £995,000 - £1,100,000.
Ensum Brown are delighted to offer for sale this iconic detached family cottage in the centre of Royston. This stunning period home dates back to the 18th Century and is a former public house, enjoying stunning accommodation of almost 3000sq ft, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms, delightful gardens, parking to the front and rear access, and a newly converted 2-3 bedroom detached barn with the potential to be an annexe, home office or perhaps even for Airbnb, the options are endless.
On approach, this wonderful 18th Century cottage offers stunning kerb appeal with a beautiful period frontage, green shutters, fronting a green and parking to the front. This property is a stone’s throw away from Royston high street and enjoys almost 3000sq ft of accommodation set within a generous plot. Upon stepping inside, the entrance hallway immediately demonstrates the rich heritage seen throughout, with terracotta tiles, exposed beams and brickwork, and doors leading through to the rest of the accommodation.
The kitchen is a wonderfully bright, welcoming room, and has been beautifully designed in keeping with the original features of this property. It enjoys 2 windows to a dual aspect, a wide range of country-style wood base and wall units, black granite worktops, a double butler sink, terracotta floor tiles, beams, space for an American fridge/freezer and for a range cooker within an inglenook fireplace with bressummer beam. There is a door leading out to the side of the property, as well as stairs leading down into a converted basement, which could be a further bedroom or reception room depending on requirements.
The dining room adjacent to the kitchen is a gorgeous space, with a window to a front aspect, stunning exposed beams and upstands, wood flooring, a large inglenook fireplace with exposed bricks and wood-burning stove, space for dining and storage furniture, stairs to the first floor, and access through to a cloakroom as well as a family bathroom comprising an oval bath, WC, bidet, and hand wash basin.
On the other side of the entrance hallway, there is a beautiful sitting room, which enjoys a calm, relaxing atmosphere, 2 windows to a dual aspect, exposed beams and upstands, carpets, a fireplace with an exposed brick wall, and ample space for a variety of lounge, storage and office furniture.
Upstairs to the first floor, this stunning cottage continues to impress with a large lounge room, enjoying beautiful wood flooring, a feature fireplace, inset spotlights, lots of space for furniture, and a glorious garden aspect through French doors and windows. Throughout the first floor, there are beautiful exposed beams, upstands, and further period features which make this property truly one of a kind.
There are 5 lovely bedrooms, each with unique characteristics, with 2 enjoying their own en-suite bath and shower rooms. Bedroom 5 is particularly notable with its own set of French doors leading out onto a terrace by the back garden.
Outside, to the rear, the garden is a magnificent spot to relax and benefits from complete privacy, with flower borders full of plants and shrubs and mature trees. It is laid half to lawn and half to a paved patio that spans the width of the property and offers lots of space for garden furniture.
Steps lead up to a large detached barn, where there is also gated access to a hard standing area, which has been newly renovated and converted into a 2-3 bedroom building. It enjoys stunning fixtures and fittings, all completed sympathetically to the period of the original property, including flint walls, oak flooring, and exposed beams and upstands. There are beautiful touches throughout including Velux windows, a galleried staircase, and ample room for a variety of furniture. It could be used as a potential annexe, home office, or perhaps an Airbnb, depending on the requirements of the future owners.
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Location - Royston
Royston is a traditional English town, located within Hertfordshire and on the border of Cambridgeshire, just 14 miles from the city of Cambridge. Royston has a wealth of rich heritage, grown from the crossing of two ancient thoroughfares—Roman and prehistoric—and has attracted many great names, including many Royal family members.
The town enjoys numerous green open spaces, including the renowned Therfield Heath nature reserve, and lies on the northern slopes of the Hertfordshire Chalk Downs. Royston even has its own cave, revealed back in the 18th Century, carved out of chalk and located under the crossroads in the centre of town.
On the outskirts of the town, there is a larger group of supermarkets, and within the town centre, there is a wide variety of cafes, restaurants, bars and public houses, offering a diverse mix of food and drink, as well as a market and a high street full of bustling shops, including post offices, convenience stores, hairdressers, and clothing boutiques. Residents have access to a range of doctor’s surgeries, dentists, schools, and a leisure centre, providing a fully stocked gym and fitness classes. Whether you are young or old, single, a couple or a family, Royston has all the facilities you may need, and there are even lots of clubs and activities to join, such as tennis, rugby, hockey and golf.
As well as people moving up and down the property ladder locally, Royston is a very affluent area and is becoming more and more popular with the commuter market. There is great security in that house prices have held well through turbulent markets and thrived above the national average in more settled general economic and market conditions.
Royston boasts excellent transport links for residents, visitors and businesses. The town is located on the A10, with the A1M and M11 each within a 15-minute drive. There is a mainline train station with a regular service direct to London Kings Cross as quick as 38 minutes. If you want to travel internationally, London Stansted airport and London Luton Airport are both just half an hour's drive away.
If you aren’t familiar with Royston and its beautiful surrounding countryside, we recommend paying it a visit today!