A detached period house with separate annex and barn. Set in lovely, sunny gardens and beautifully located, overlooking the village green.
Fountain House was previously the Fountain Inn, one of Barrington’s public houses. It is thought to be originally Victorian and was converted into a house some time before the 1960s.
It retains a wonderful sense of character and history with tall ceilings, fireplaces and sash windows. The ground floor has a study and the main sitting room that looks out across the green and an open-plan L-shaped living space at the south-facing rear of the house with a roof lantern that allows the sun to flood in and French doors on to the garden. The kitchen includes stone worksurfaces and built-in ovens and hob. There is also an excellent utility / cloakroom. The first floor has three bedrooms and a bathroom, again with tall ceilings that give them a larger volume than their measurements suggest.
The lovely, carefully created gardens run south from the house alongside Boot Lane where there is a timber barn / garage building and have an enormous amount of interest including an ornamental pond, raised vegetable beds, espalier trees, lawn and a paved terrace. They extend round behind the neighbour on the High Street and include a detached period annex which is successfully let as holiday accommodation.
Barrington is renown 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 eight 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.