High Street, Hilton PE28

High Street, Hilton PE28

4 Bedroom | 2 Baths

Asking price £735,000
Huntingdon 4.8 miles
Scotts Crescent 0.1 miles
Pear Tree Close 1.6 miles

A beautifully presented 3-4 bedroom grade ll listed cottage in the heart of this highly regarded village. Completely restored to an exceptional high standard with contemporary finishes throughout.

• Restored to an exceptional high standard
• 3 reception rooms
• 3 double bedrooms
• 3 luxury bath/ shower rooms
• Superb high specification kitchen living room

A beautiful fully restored and extended grade ll listed period home in the centre of this highly sought after village

Hilton is a picturesque village with many local facilities including a post office/general store, village hall, 2 churches and a public house. The large village green, surrounded by a mix of impressive modern and period buildings, has a 55ft diameter turf maze/labyrinth, cut by William Sparrow in 1660 and is one of only 8 remaining in the country. More comprehensive facilities are available in St Ives and Huntingdon. Primary school education is available in the neighbouring villages of Elsworth and Fenstanton with secondary school education at the highly regarded Swavesey Village Collage (about 6.5 miles). The village is also well served for sports enthusiasts with cricket and football clubs and there are golf courses in St Ives, Brampton and Hemingford Abbots with sailing and windsurfing at the Hunts Sailing Club in St Ives and at Grafham Water.

For the commuter, a mainline railway station at Huntingdon provides a fast service to London's King's Cross in about 50 minutes, the nearby A14 links with the A1/M1 to the north and the M11 to the south and the recently opened Guided Busway provides regular services to Cambridge with many stops including Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge North and Addenbrookes Hospital.

Cob Cottage, is a quintessential grade II listed thatched home which has been sympathetically restored and extended in close cooperation with the local Conservation Department by a highly experienced development and restoration team.
With 3/4 large bedrooms, three reception rooms including a smart kitchen living room complete with a Charnwood multifuel stove.
It has two Burlington traditional style bath/shower rooms with a stone resin statement bath requiring steel lintels to support its weight. It comes with the charm of old and the benefit of new. It is well insulated, with underfloor heating in the newly constructed part and cast thermostatic radiators in the original part, has all new double-glazed bespoke sliding sash hardwood windows and the exterior is covered in specialist breathable thermal render.
The thatch by the award-winning Dodson brothers is made of the most durable Norfolk water reed covering the fire-resistant thatch protection system.
The house flows from a cosy 18th century area with its own staircase to a light filled rear entrance hall accessing utility, cloakroom and additional vaulted ceiling bedrooms via a wide light and bright second staircase. The smart hand painted Farrow and Ball pallette kitchen is kitted out with high end Neff appliances, has a bespoke cooker canopy, lots of storage, a huge integral bin system and a water softener.
French windows open out from the living area onto a natural stone south facing terrace surrounded by garden and the oak clad new extension. Heritage brick forms a magnificent chimney.
The restored sign on the garden gate was hand carved by Richard Garnett the last of the Bloomsbury Set to own Cob Cottage. The cottage and adjacent Hilton Hall are steeped in history.
Floors are finished in stone, oak and 100% wool carpets.
The property comes with the benefit of a 10-year IWC structural guarantee. All items’ individual warranties will be passed on to the new owner in the home manual.

Front entrance via cosy snug complete with the original stove, decorative cupboard and internal window. The stove is lit internally and from above with nickel Holloways of Ludlow feature wall lights. Aspect to front.
Study/ Bedroom 4 A good sized room with a walk-in cupboard and aspect to the front.
Rear entrance Hall A light space with high ceilings. Back door and window overlooking the terrace and garden.
Utility Room Viessman gas boiler. Belfast sink, Iroko worktops and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Cloak Room A high level cistern toilet with oak seat. Hand basin with feature wall lights.
A smart kitchen with a range of beautifully Farrow and Ball pallette hand painted units and an island unit with seating area. Iroko work tops, Neff slide and hide door fan ovens x 2, a large 5 ring Neff gas hob with a bespoke feature canopy housing a Neff extractor, a Neff integral dishwasher, a water softener, large triple bin sorter unit, two double pantry units, cupboards and 8 deep drawers. A bespoke chopping board slot next to the original restored fireplace wall. Space for a freestanding fridge freezer. Stone floor.
Three sliding sash, bespoke, hardwood, double glazed windows and French doors leading to the stone terrace. Heritage brick fireplace, oak lintel with a hearth made from reclaimed stones originally in the study. A Charnwood multifuel stove fitted by the Cambridge Stove Company. Havwoods engineered oak flooring.
From the hall a wide bespoke carpeted staircase leads to the landing, illuminated with a large conservation roof light and borrowed light windows.
Landing with low level hand Farrow and Ball pallet storage cupboards concealing the underfloor heating manifold.
Shower room white traditional Burlington suite with large shower, concealed cistern WC and sink with feature wall lights. Heated chrome towel rail.
Bedroom 2/ second master bedroom Impressive vaulted ceilings, original features, sliding sash, bespoke, hardwood, double glazed window and two borrowed light windows.
Bedroom 3 Vaulted ceiling, hardwood, double glazed window and carpeted with under floor heating.
Front staircase leading to
Bedroom 1/ master bedroom painstakingly hand restored beams finished in linseed oil. Original restored ledge and brace door leading to
Bathroom Fitted 4-piece white Burlington suite with a separate shower and a freestanding stone resin roll top bath with pillar taps and shower attachment. Space for dressing table and furniture. stone floor and chrome towel radiator.
Outside dropped kerb leading to double width parking gravel drive. Wooden picket fence and gates. Spacious gardens with mature trees hedged and fenced. Lawn newly turfed. Raised beds with oak sleepers. A stone path and south face stone sun terrace.

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