Great Chishill, Royston
Main DescriptionA delightful Grade II listed cottage of immense character, occupying a truly wonderful and picturesque position on the edge of this popular South Cambridgeshire village
Hillside Cottage is a beautiful and rarely available Grade II listed cottage believed to date back to the 17th Century. The property offers characterful and spacious living accommodation of approximately 1966 sq ft with a wonderful array of original period features including inglenook fireplaces, tiled and brick flooring, casement windows and exposed timbers throughout the ground floor. The property also provides a degree of practicality and flexibility with well-proportioned rooms and a ground floor bedroom and a shower room providing a potential annexe room.
In summary the spacious accommodation comprises of an attractive entrance hall with utility room/boot room set off it leading into a lovely vaulted country kitchen with a range of fitted base and eye level units with work surface over incorporating a sink unit with drainer, there is an oil fired AGA and fitted appliances including an electric oven and a dishwasher. The kitchen benefits from attractive exposed brickwork, ceiling timbers and tiled floor. Leading off the kitchen is the dining room with windows to the front and rear aspects, an attractive inglenook fireplace and brick tiled floor, opening in turn into the sitting room which again benefits from an open inglenook fireplace. This beautiful dual aspect room also benefits from two large windows to both the front rear providing the room with lots of natural light. There is an array of exposed timbers, original brick floor and a door leading to a small front porch. A rear lobby area leads to a double bedroom and ground floor shower room, there is also a rear door leading to the garden.
On the first floor are 3 good size bedrooms and a family bathroom. There are two additional staircases on the first floor leading from the two end bedrooms, one staircase provides access to the 5th bedroom and the other staircase provides access to a large boarded loft room offering potential for further accommodation.
The property sits within a mature and attractive plot lying in an elevated position set behind a pretty lawned front garden with a variety of shrubs, bushes and attractive brick wall with steps leading to the front door. To the side of the house is an off road parking area with access to a double garage and good size wine cellar located to the side of the garage. There is a second set of brick steps that provide access to the side and rear gardens. The enclosed and private rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with a wide variety of mature trees, hedges and well stocked flowers beds. There is a paved pathway to the rear of the property as well as to the pretty walled garden area with paved seating area.
Great Chishill is a picturesque village set in rolling countryside in East Anglia's highest point approximately 13 miles south-west of Cambridge and 10 miles from the pretty market town of Saffron Walden. A popular village with a highly regarded Public House and a Parish Church, Great Chishill also offers excellent walks and is within easy reach of Heydon Grange Golf Club. For the commuter there is ready access to the M11 linking to the north (A14 and A1), the M25 London and Stansted Airport. For travel by train, Royston offers a fast rail service into London Kings Cross and from Whittlesford Parkway approximately 8 miles and Audley End into London Liverpool Street.