A smartly renovated semi-detached two bedroom house backing on to fields in a quiet cul-de-sac about 9 miles west of Cambridge.
The property was built in the 1940s as one of about 5000 houses manufactured in Sweden and exported to England to help rebuild housing stock lost in the war.
The system of sectional timber-frame building, though favoured then and now throughout much of Northern Europe, was new to the UK at the time. It is now increasingly adopted here due to its speed and accuracy of build and sustainability.
The property has been comprehensively renovated over the last few years including removal and renewal of the external timber cladding, new heating, new kitchen and bathroom fitments, replastering and new flooring throughout.
It is now an attractive, comfortable and spacious home with a rear garden of about 70ft / 20m that backs on to farmland. There is a driveway in front giving parking.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Potential buyers should check with their mortgage provider whether they will lend of this particular type of construction.
Also for sale is an adjoining building plot with outline planning consent for a detached house and an asking price of £160,000.
Caxton is a small, attractive village about 10 miles west of the city boundary with easy access along the A428. It is surrounded by open countryside yet easily accessible and about equidistant from Cambridge, St Neots and Royston all of which have an excellent train service to London. The village is bypassed by the A1198, meaning it carries limited through-traffic.
It is within the catchment of the Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated primary school at neighbouring Bourn which feeds the high-achieving Comberton Village College and there is a similarly well rated nursery and in Bourn also.
Further day-to-day facilities, including a major supermarket can be found in the next, larger village of Cambourne, the centre of which is less than 2 miles by car or 1.5 on foot.