9 West Wratting Road, Balsham, CB21
Guide Price £600,000

bedrooms 4
Floorplan for 9 West Wratting Road, Balsham, CB21

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April Cottage is a 17th-Century, Grade II listed cottage situated in the quiet village of Balsham, Cambridgeshire. It's a small, peaceful place surrounded by nature and beautiful countryside. The village has a mixture of buildings, old and new, and a historic church, as well as a coffee shop, a post office, two pubs and a recreation ground; there is also a primary school. Life in Balsham is quiet and relaxed, perfect for scenic walks or simply enjoying the peaceful atmosphere.

The village is located about 10 miles southeast of Cambridge and 12 miles southwest of Newmarket, both of which can be reached by a short, 25-minute drive. Public transport will take you into Cambridge and there are other public transport options more readily available in the nearby village of Linton. The A11, M11 and A14 are easily accessible and there is a mainline rail station at nearby Whittlesford.

The property offers a charming glimpse into the past with its origins dating back to the early 1600s. This historic residence exudes timeless character and warmth, sensitively blending traditional architectural elements with modern conveniences.

The original structure is of traditional wooden frame and wattle & daub construction with a thatched roof. The extension, built in the 1960’s, is a standard brick construction with a tiled roof. The combination and the overall layout makes it ideal for meeting a variety of family needs.

Throughout the property, there is an array of character features, including exposed wooden beams, original stone flooring and traditional windows and fixtures, which preserve the cottage's historic charm and authenticity. An added level of care and attention to detail has been added by the existing owners to ensure an excellent condition has been maintained.

Downstairs, you can find the sitting room, kitchen/dining room, study and separate utility room. The kitchen/dining room contains many base and eye level units and space for all appliances and has a new Rayburn, which powers the property’s heating, hot water and cooking.

There is also a separate WC, bathroom and family room/fourth bedroom. A staircase leads to the first floor.

A fine inglenook fireplace is a feature of the very spacious sitting room, which has a separate, cosy study leading off from it. A staircase takes you from the sitting room up to a spacious bathroom, which includes a freestanding bathtub, wash basin and WC, and on through to the well presented master bedroom, which has built-in wardrobes.

The first floor has two more double bedrooms. The larger one has built-in storage and overlooks the courtyard. The other has a new immersion heater in the airing cupboard.

The plot benefits from a large front garden, parking, a separate courtyard to the rear and a shed/garage. This is all protected by hedging and fences.

A viewing of this property is highly recommended to appreciate the charm and character that April Cottage offers.



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