Mr Self, Norfolk
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Drift Cottage is a beautiful, Grade II listed , thatched cottage with stunning countryside views to the front and rear. Overflowing with charm and character, this four bedroom cottage provides a wonderful rural retreat within easy reach of the city. The country kitchen has warm terracotta tiles with solid teak work tops and a gas-fired Rayburn. The deep, porcelain sink sits next to the window with views across open countryside. The generous sitting room has a large fireplace, enhancing the cosy feel given by the wealth of exposed beams. The cottage has been extended to provide an additional bedroom and bathroom, as well as a study, which would be ideal as a home office. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a bathroom, each of which enjoys the wonderful garden or country views, which make this such a special place.
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Step in through the front door and you will be delighted by the warmth and comfort offered by this beautiful country cottage. The kitchen is presented in excellent condition and has bespoke cabinetry with teak worktops. There is a royal blue, gas fired Rayburn, which is a joy to cook with and a deep porcelain sink next to the window overlooking fields. The dining area has plenty of space for family dining.
The sitting room is at the heart of the original part of the cottage. It is a generous sized room at over seventeen feet long. With a wealth of exposed beams and an attractive brick fireplace, it has a warm, cosy feel, but also has good height ceilings, giving it a feeling of space.
A hall leads from the kitchen to the new part of the house where there is a study, bathroom and bedroom. There is also a back door leading to the garden.
A useful study provides an excellent space for working from home, or as a quiet reading room away from the rest of the house.
Designed to be a guest suite, the fourth bedroom, which is downstairs, is currently being used as an office.
The guest shower room is beautifully fitted out and has a window, which opens on to the garden.
Accessed from the first floor landing, bedroom one has beautiful views across open countryside to the front of the house.
With windows overlooking countryside to both the front and the back of the house, bedroom two is a bright and cheerful room.
Bedroom Three is accessed directly via its own staircase from the sitting room.
The first floor bathroom has been given a lovely country feel with pretty ceramic tiles.
The large garden is a particular special feature of this home. Like the house, it enjoys wonderful views across the fields towards Cambridge and there is a raised deck directly outside the back door to make the most of this. The rest of the garden has a natural feel to it, with informal lawns bordered by hedgerow. There is plenty of space for the several sheds that currently sit in the garden. There has been planning consent in the past for a detached garage, but this would need to be applied for again, if wanted.
There is parking for several cars to the side of the house with gated access to the rear decking area.
Harlton is a pretty village to the west of Cambridge. It is within the catchment for Comberton Village College, which is just over three miles away and around six miles from The Leys School in the city centre. The neighbouring village of Haslingfield has a well-respected primary school. Harlton is a highly desirable Cambridge village because of its easy access to the city via the A602. Junction twelve of the M11 is just over four miles and Foxton Station, which is on the main line to London is just three miles away.
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