Truly delightful and deceptively spacious double bay fronted detached family home, offering over 3500 sqft of accommodation. Occupying a larger than expected plot, the grand Victorian frontage, gives little indication as to what lies beyond the imposing front door. Having undergone a complete and comprehensive refurbishment throughout to an exceptionally high standard over the last couple of years, the property is seamlessly linked and integrated with former farm cottages at the rear dating back we believe to Circa 1780. Beechwood provides tremendous versatility and really is ideal for a growing family or for those wishing to join the increasing demand for dual generation living.
A wide private driveway to the side of the property, leads to a large double gated driveway, providing ample parking and access to the workshops, 20ft x 20ft garaging and entry into the main house via the Boot Room. Our clients particularly like how practical and private this arrangement is and also how safe and secure it has been for visiting grandchildren.
Open the front door and step inside the entrance vestibule and let your journey of intrigue begin. With high ceilings and ample natural light, the welcoming reception hall really does have the wow factor and seems to hug you as soon as you step in. The beautifully restored geometric tiled flooring, combines with the decorative ceiling and attractive stained glass side windows and door inset. Further Victorian features throughout the house include deep skirtings, picture rails and panelled doors with brass finger plates. A wide dog-leg balustrade staircase rises to the first floor and doors lead off to the main reception rooms.
The Sitting Room and Dining Room either side of the hallway are large and impressive with high ceilings and deep glazed windows. Both include full height bay windows and grand open fireplaces with elaborate, carved timber surrounds. The fireplace within the Sitting Room still has the original, signed painted tiles inset. Many winter evenings have been spent with family and friends watching TV with a roaring fire dancing and crackling in the background. The Dining Room is of excellent size and is ideal for home entertaining or for those special family occasions when all the family can gather round the table and enjoy fantastic food.
Stepping down into the Family Room takes you into the older part of the house. Lovely low ceilings give a feeling of intimacy and "snugness" in contrast to the previous rooms.
Walking into the Kitchen/Breakfast room, with its beamed ceiling, it is clear straight away that this is the "Hub" of the house. Completely re-fitted to an exceptionally high standard the kitchen is ideal for the keenest of chefs and for meeting the demands of everyday family life. A comprehensive range of quality bespoke soft closing cabinets and drawers, centralised work station and breakfast bar, 'Insinkerator' waste disposal unit, zoned LED lighting and a comprehensive range of appliances including four ovens, comprising two pyrolytic (self-cleaning) ovens, combination microwave/assisted cooking oven and a conventional/steam oven. A larger than average multi zone cooking induction hob with vented extractor fan over ensures Christmas cooking is a joy rather than a chore. Further appliances include an extra-large 'autosense' dishwasher, full height refrigerator and full height freezer. With a lovely large window overlooking the garden, it is obvious why this room is a firm favourite.
Leading off the Kitchen is a great size Laundry room featuring a rare external door believed to date from 1710, refitted cloakroom and Boot Room with stable door to the rear garden and driveway.
The Orangery offers wonderful additional space which can be used all year round due to its polycarbonate UV roof panels, which provide insulation and retain the heat during the winter, but do not cause over heating during the summer. Its high pitched ceiling, wrought iron pillars and exposed brickwork are quite a feature.
A large window at the top of the main landing overlooking the rear garden, provides ample natural light. Six bedrooms of varying sizes to the first floor provide ample space for a large or growing family or just plenty of additional space. The two principle bedrooms have full height bay windows, matching the reception rooms below. The master bedroom with seating area is superb and has an attractive open fireplace and benefits from a stylish en-suite shower room. A third bedroom overlooks the front.
Steps lead down to a second landing area and this gives access to the remaining three bedrooms, shower room, cloakroom and family bathroom which comprises a full size free standing bath with waterfall taps and hand shower, close coupled WC, free standing vanity unit and large walk-in shower with waterfall shower unit.
One of the bedrooms at the far end of the house has a vaulted ceiling, original hayloft door, now reformed with window in the form of a stable door, and 'Juliet balcony', is fondly regarded as the 'secret room' and was originally a hayloft. Off the second landing is a second staircase with glass balustrades allowing natural light to the stairwell and highlighting the original beams and leads down into the kitchen.
OUTSIDE There are flower and shrub beds to front of the house, enclosed by a low level brick wall and gated pedestrian access to the generous sized garden. A Private driveway provides vehicle access to the rear garaging, workshop and parking.
The Rear Garden is of excellent size and enjoys southerly aspect and is not directly overlooked. A glorious, established Wisteria along the southern elevation of the house creates a wonderful array of colour and three separate terraces, interspersed with well stocked flower and shrub beds, provide alternative areas to sit, relax and enjoy the sun throughout the day. A large expanse of lawn, surrounded by shrub borders, is divided by a gravelled pathway, with LED sensor lighting.
A newly built Detached Garage 20ft x 20ft of timber framed construction with weatherboard clad elevations has power, light and water connected. We believe , at little additional cost this could be adapted to create a self-contained annexe or office, for those wishing to work from home but remotely from the main house. Alternatively, it could be partially divided, still provide garaging for two cars but also space for a gym or teenagers games room.
There is also a further detached large workshop with light and power, currently divided creating two storage workshops.
There are also a variety of climbing plants along the boundary wall, wood stores, various strategically placed night lights and external power points.
ABOUT THE AREA Chatteris is a thriving market town well placed for access to Ely, Cambridge and Peterborough. There is an excellent choice of local facilities available including a supermarket, specialist shops, hair salon, bakery, pharmacy, doctor's surgery, dental practice, public houses and restaurants, all of which are within walking distance of Beechwood.
March 7.8 miles
Ely 11 miles
Huntingdon 14.8 miles
Kingsfield Primary School 770 yards
Glebelands Primary Academy 0.5 miles
Lionel Walden Primary School 3.3 miles
Cromwell Community College 390 yards
Abbey College 6.1 miles
Neale Wade Academy 6.2 miles
*Distances are approximate and are intended to be a guide only.
VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS AND FURTHER DETAILS By appointment only. Please telephone or text in the first instance Gavin D Human, Associate Partner 07388057789 during or after office hours. Alternatively please email email@example.com or our City Centre office on 01223 356054