Cropley Grove, Ousden CB8

Cropley Grove, Ousden CB8

2 Bedroom | Freehold | 3 Reception Rooms | 2 Baths | Secondary Accomodation

Guide price £495,000
High Street 2.7 miles
Chequers 3 miles
Crossroads 3.6 miles

Exceptional 19th-century cottage with magnificent views and guest cottage.

Exceptional 19th-century cottage with magnificent views and guest cottage.

Newmarket - approximately 6 miles
Cambridge - approximately 19 miles
Dullingham Train station - approximately 8 miles

• 2 bedrooms
• 2 reception rooms
• Kitchen
• Conservatory
• 2 bathrooms
• Guest annexe
• EPC rating G

A delightful mid/late 19th Century thatched cottage of reasonably modest proportions yet of immense character (a former racing retreat of the Marchioness of Tavistock). Its outstanding location is a key feature, with stunning views of the surrounding valley towards Dalham Hall. The cottage is of brick-and-flint construction under a thatched roof with flexible two-storey accommodation, conveniently located with quick and easy access to the A14, A11/M11, Newmarket and Cambridge.

The accommodation comprises an entrance hall with exposed brick floor and fitted bench seating, through to the reception hall with exposed brick and flintwork, built-in coat cupboard and stairs to first floor. The sitting room has a triple aspect, exposed beams and timbers over a red brick fireplace with bressummer beam over and brick hearth, and carved, oak-panelled door to original rounded entrance porch with bench seating. The kitchen has a range of fitted wall and base kitchen units with work surface inset with ceramic sink and drainer unit with tiled splashbacks, original brick bread oven, spaces and plumbing for oven and dishwasher.
The dining room is a particularly special room with a bright part semi-circular room overlooking the garden with stunning views over the valley, with a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and brick and flintwork, linking through to the conservatory which was built by Andega, with ceramic "stone" tiled floor with underfloor heating and French doors to garden.
The bathroom suite comprises panelled bath with mixer and shower attachment over, tiled splashbacks, built-in vanity unit with inset wash hand basin, 2 heated towel rails, low-level WC and built-in shelved linen cupboard.
The secondary bedroom has a double aspect semi-vaulted room currently used as a study.

The first floor accommodation consists of the master bedroom and en-suite cloakroom. The master bedroom enjoys a double aspect and attractive circular window, exposed beams and open studwork, built-in wardrobe cupboards with automatic lighting and storage cupboards above, shelved display alcove and door to the en-suite cloakroom which has a built-in vanity unit with wash hand basin, low-level WC and heated towel rail.

The guest cottage has an entrance hall with fitted coat hooks and steps up to the bedroom. The bedroom has built-in wardrobe cupboards and an en-suite bathroom comprising bath with mixer and shower attachment over, pedestal wash hand basin, fully tiled walls and heated towel rail.

The approach is through a five-bar gate to a block-paved driveway providing parking for several cars and access to the guest cottage. The grounds, which extend to approximately 0.3 acres (STS), are a particular feature of The Mouse House. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a large array of interesting plants and flowers. A useful feature of the enclosed garden is that it is discreetly fenced to make it child and dog friendly. A paved terrace adjoins both the cottage and the guest cottage and there are two wooden sheds, store room housing hot water tank and a water tap.

Tenure: Freehold
Local Authority: West Suffolk County Council
Council Tax Band: E
Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the selling agents

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Key Property Details
Property attributes
Parking available
Off Street Parking
Additional attributes
Secondary Accomodation Garden
Energy Efficiency Rating
Total Sq Ft
1,471 (136.7 Sq M) approx.
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