Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden
Main DescriptionA truly charming 4 bedroom period cottage sitting in a generous plot located in the heart of Great Chesterford, a popular and picturesque village.
Dove Cottage is a delightful 4 bedroom family home of character, enjoying a pleasant position in the heart of this highly popular village. The house has been beautifully maintained and improved by the current owners with a wonderful mix of period features including exposed timbers throughout with modern touches including a refitted kitchen and sun room to the rear with two sets of bi-folding doors leading out to the garden, providing a quite stunning blend of old and new.
In detail the charming accommodation comprises on the ground floor an attractive entrance hall with stairs leading to the first floor, a reading room/snug, cloakroom, a large sitting room with an attractive inglenook fireplace with wood burner and exposed timbers to the walls and ceiling. The sitting room provides access to the sun room which in turn provides access to the rear garden via two sets of bi folding doors and through to a family room. Accessed from both the hallway and the family room is the light and airy kitchen/breakfast room which acts as a real hub of the home. The handmade kitchen is fitted with a range of base units with a solid oak work surface incorporating a double ceramic butler sink. There is a gas range cooker, space and plumbing for a dishwasher, fridge freezer and washing machine. The kitchen benefits from a modern vaulted ceiling with skylights and there is a side door providing access to the garden.
The first floor accommodation comprises 4 good size bedrooms. Bedrooms 1 and 2 are both delightful spaces with high vaulted ceilings, one with a Juliet balcony and the other with a glazed door leading to a first floor terrace. A spacious and light landing area provides access to the remaining bedrooms and good size family bathroom.
Dove Cottage is sat behind a pretty flint and brick wall with wrought iron gate leading through the small cottage garden with a cobbled path to the front door and round to the side gate. The garden is bordered with shrubs, flowers and mature hedging. The stunning rear garden is split into multiple areas including a pebbled terrace leading out from the kitchen and garage, a block paved area following from the sun room with steps raising to a laid to lawn garden with mature shrubs, borders and trees. In addition, there is a raised vegetable patch and green house to the side of the garden. There is also a superb triple garage with planning permission to convert to a self-contained annexe with kitchen/living area, bedroom and shower room. Off road parking for 2 cars is to the side of the property with access through to the garden.
The house is located close to the centre of the village and is well situated for those needing to commute with easy access to mainline railway stations into London Liverpool Street and Cambridge from Great Chesterford Station (0.5 miles) or Audley End Station (4.5 miles). There are also excellent road links to nearby Saffron Walden (4 miles), Cambridge (10 miles) and the M11 at Junction 9 (1 mile).
The village has a thriving local community and excellent amenities including a primary school, doctor's surgery, two public houses, a hotel and a very good shop/bakery and delicatessen. There is excellent secondary schooling in the area including Newport Grammar and Saffron Walden County High as well as the many renowned independent schools in the Cambridge area. A local bus service runs hourly to Cambridge and Saffron Walden with the stop being just 30m away.