4 Bedroom Cottage for sale in Widdington, Saffron Walden
A truly charming Grade II Listed period cottage occupying a pleasant position overlooking the green in the heart of this highly sought-after village.
- Attractive Grade II Listed cottage
- 4 Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Shower Room
- Flexible ground floor accommodation
- Situated in this highly sought after village
- Garden and outbuildings
Micawber's Cottage is a truly delightful 4-bedroom period home of immense character. This wonderful home provides an abundance of cottage charm with many period features, whilst also offering a surprisingly spacious and practical living space. Outside, the property benefits from an attractive enclosed courtyard which is approx. 29ft x 18ft with flowerbed borders and mature tree and shrub planting. There is also a garden storeroom with workshop as well as a "secret" garden which is about 45ft x 40ft.
The property has been well maintained by the current owners and offers spacious and flexible living accommodation. On the ground floor, an attractive solid front door leads into the charming sitting room with an open brick fireplace with a log burning stove, brick floors, and windows to both front and rear aspects. This leads to the kitchen/breakfast/dining room which is fitted with a range of base units with granite work surfaces, space for a washing machine, and a Stanley range which supplies the heating, hot water and cooking facilities, along with additional freestanding units. Further appliances include fitted fridge-freezer and dishwasher. To the rear, accessed from the kitchen, is an inner hall leading to the luxury bathroom with a traditional roll-top bath, wash hand basin and WC, and a rear snug/sitting room with an attractive fireplace with wood burner, and door leading to the rear courtyard.
The first floor has a spacious landing/study area with fitted bookcase, separate shower/cloakroom and an inner landing linking through to the principle bedroom with a range of built in wardrobes and views over the courtyard. There are 3 further bedrooms; two overlooking the village green.
The property benefits from an attractive courtyard garden which is approx. 29ft x 18ft with flowerbed borders and mature tree and shrub planting. There is also a garden storeroom with workshop (approx. 17' 8" x 10') with power and light. A private pathway leads round to the delightful and secluded "secret" garden, which is about 45ft x 40ft, laid to lawn with mature tree and shrub planting.
Widdington is set amongst attractive undulating countryside, yet only two miles from the village of Newport which has a good range of shops and a mainline station providing a regular service to London's Liverpool Street Station. Audley End mainline station (Liverpool Street within 51 minutes) is just over 4 miles away. The market town of Saffron Walden is within 6 miles with a thriving twice weekly market, excellent range of shops, leisure facilities, coffee bars and restaurants. Widdington is in the catchment area for the highly renowned Joyce Frankland Academy (formerly Newport Free Grammar School). For more extensive shopping facilities Bishop's Stortford with a mainline station is within 8 miles. Cambridge is within 19 miles to the north (16 minutes by train from Audley End). Access to the M11 south (9 miles) is at junction 8, Bishop's Stortford, or going north, junction 10 at Duxford for the M11/A11.
Leaving Saffron Walden on the Newport Road continue to the roundabout and turn left. Proceed through the village of Newport until reaching a left hand turn into Widdington. Turn left at the green as you enter the village, before proceeding along South Green. Micawber's can be found on the left hand side.
Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property. The central heating system is supplied by oil, there is no mains gas in the village.