A detached cottage with consent to extend, set in about 0.3 acres in an exceptional position at the back of Barringtons beautiful village green.
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The cottage stands at the end of Back Lane, behind the eastern end of the village green and is wonderfully secluded well away from any passing road traffic, lending it an especially peaceful feel. It immediately adjoins a footpath which leads out into the countryside and up to the woods at the top of Chapel Hill, near to where a new nature reserve is being created on the site of the former local quarry. The plot surrounds the house to all sides with the main gardens facing south and west.
The part of the lane by the property is about to be developed with three or four substantial new houses beyond the cottage, the process of which will include broadening and landscaping the approach driveway to further enhance the setting. There is an agreement from the neighbour to alter the vehicular access for the cottage to bring in a long drive from the front rather than the side as it currently stands to create a more impressive approach, though this would probably need Listed building consent to enact. Consent already exists to substantially extend it by removing the single storey kitchen and bathroom and building a larger two storey wing including a generous kitchen / living space, master bedroom and two bathrooms, plus a detached cartlodge garage. South Cambs planning ref: S/2304/18/FL
At 150 sqm / 1624 sqft the existing house is already well proportioned with three reception rooms on the ground floor and three double bedrooms (two interconnecting) on the first floor. It is only recently vacant and has been generally maintained over the years, though would benefit from renovation. It has oil-fired central heating.
The location is genuinely idyllic and once the neighbouring properties are completed it will become an even more special setting. The main contractor for the luxury properties next door, Dean and Dean, are well known locally for the high standard of their workmanship and attention to detail. The plot is around 0.3 acres, subject to formal survey once the width of the lane in front is fully set-out. The attached plan is a guide to how the area will look when the new house immediately to the south is built and depending on whether the two on the site of number 7, obtain planning permission. The plan attached to these particulars shows the potential, not current, layout of the surroundings and may change. It is not to scale.
The property is for sale with no onward chain.
Barrington is renowned as one of the most beautiful villages south of Cambridge, with numerous handsome period buildings set around a large village green, purported to be the longest in England.
It is about 8 miles south west of Cambridge and is close to the A10, giving easy access to the M11. There are mainline railway stations available at Foxton and Shepreth which are 2 miles and 3 miles away respectively.
Local facilities include a 13th Century public house, well-stocked post office stores and an Ofsted ‘Good’ primary school.