An appealing, thatched, Grade II Listed cottage, full of charm and character, located in a quiet, picturesque setting close to St. Mary’s church.
Bay Tree Cottage enjoys an idyllic position with lovely views towards the church and just around the corner from the post office stores and the village hall. The property has many lovely features and does not suffer from the very low ceilings often associated with this type of property. The thatch is being completely replaced October 2020.
The front door opens to the sitting room, which is a lovely characterful room featuring exposed timbers, and there is a traditional side slider window overlooking the front and a beautiful fireplace which dominates the room and features a pretty multi-fuel stove which the owners have recently installed. There are also two deep cupboards either side of the fireplace which provide good storage.
The adjacent kitchen is fitted with floor and wall mounted cabinets and there is space for a cooker, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge freezer, and from here you can see the back of the old bread oven, which provides a lovely feature. The staircase leads up from the kitchen to the first floor and there is a door to the lobby, which in turn has a stable door opening to the garden. On the ground floor there is also a beautiful, high quality, recently refitted bathroom with a high level w.c, hand-basin and bath with rainwater shower over
On the first floor the landing is characterful with wide floorboards and exposed timbers and there are two good double rooms. The larger of the bedrooms has storage into the eaves and the second size room has a built in cupboard and plenty of room for a large double bed and additional furniture.
Outside, there is a pretty garden with a patio adjacent to the house, a deck and an area of artificial lawn. The garden is partially walled and enjoys glimpses of the church in the distance.
A right of way in favour of the neighbouring cottage, exists over the rear of this property.
The historic village of Bourn is only around 9 miles west of Cambridge but feels very much the peaceful, country retreat. It has excellent day-to-day facilities including a shop, post office, excellent Gastro-pub, award winning Indian Restaurant and an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated primary school, which feeds into the high-achieving and also ‘Outstanding’ Comberton Village College and Sixth Form.
There is also a cafe, butcher, church, historic windmill and a doctors’ surgery. The village is home to the world-famous Bourn Hall Fertility Clinic and on its outskirts is a golf course and health club including a gym, swimming pool, bar and restaurant.
Either Royston or St Neots railway stations are about 11 miles away with a service to London Kings Cross of less than an hour.