Substantial period residence set in two acres of private grounds in the heart of this sought after village. Offering over 5,000 sq ft of accommodation including seven bedrooms, four reception rooms, study and bespoke hardwood orangery. The large kitchen breakfast room with Aga and granite work surfaces opens onto the orangery which boasts a delightful outlook over the cottage garden, Thatched Barn and grounds beyond.
Twenty one years ago the present owners decided to leave London and search for a family home in the country. They had a tick list of all the requirements for their new life: a pretty village and secluded house yet within walking distance of schools and shops, a thriving community, a cellar and a garden large enough for ponies. They did not expect to achieve all these wants until they discovered Beech Lawn in the historic village of Buckden. The large period farmhouse stands in two acres of private garden in the very heart of this vibrant village and ticked all the boxes.
The house needed a complete refurbishment and now the period features are elegantly enhanced by the contemporary interior. This is a family home with a great choice of pleasing rooms and most have a triple aspect making it light and airy. The relaxed daily living revolves around the orangery, kitchen and family room. These three rooms flow into one another and the large family kitchen with its window seat and garden views is a pleasing place to work and socialise. The orangery is perhaps the heart of the house and with a delightful outlook to the cottage garden which fronts the thatched barn. The drawing room and dining room are used for more formal occasions but each has great charm and the generous windows let the light flood in whilst the shutters add a sense of life from another age and open fireplaces add to this charm.
The house sits at the end of a drive where there is the ample parking needed for a house and garden that are perfect entertaining venues. The completely private garden is a childs secure and ideal playground with its tree house and paddocks for playing football or keeping ponies. The mature lawns, vegetable garden and orchard combine to result in a garden that the whole family can enjoy but within a few minutes walk you can leave this idyllic seclusion to enjoy a meal in one of the excellent restaurants in the village or browse in the high quality shops. There is a good village primary school and both private and state secondary schools in the area. There are many clubs and societies and sporting opportunities abound. There is a fast train service from Huntingdon into Kings Cross and the A1 is minutes drive away.
The owners will miss everything about Beech Lawn and the lifestyle that they have enjoyed for so many years.
Exterior light. Hardwood door with inset part leaded light glazing to:
Wall panelling. Bristle matting. Half glazed door with stained glass leaded light window to:
370 X 120 (11.27M X 3.65M)]
Stained glass leaded light window to side aspect. Stairs to first floor landing. Half height oak wall panelling. Feature ceiling frieze. Picture rail. Two radiators.
140 X 88 (4.26M X 2.64M)
Double glazed bay window and French doors to rear aspect. Refitted built in book shelves and cabinet. Oak fireplace surround. Radiator.
DRAWING ROOM 286 X 140 (8.68M X 4.26M)
French doors with glazed side panels to rear aspect. Two sash windows to side aspects with original shutters. Feature open fireplace with ornate fire surround and marble inset. Cornice to ceiling. Two radiators.
Radiator. Leads to:
Fitted with a three piece suite comprising hand wash basin, separate shower cubicle and low level W.C. Shaver socket. Tiles to walls and floor. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor fan.
170 X 118 (5.18M X 3.55M)
Double glazed pitched roof with opening ventilation windows. Double glazed French doors with glazed side panels to side aspect. Tiled floor. Wall lights. Open to:
KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM
240 X 140 (7.31M X 4.26M)
Window seat and window to front aspect. Bespoke handmade painted cream fronted wall and base units incorporating five door Aga with additional electric hob . Granite work surfaces with inset butler sink with work surface cut drainer and chrome mixer tap. Integrated dishwasher and double fridge with storage drawers under. Display plate rack. Central island with granite work surface and built in microwave/combi oven, various units and spice drawers. Ceramic tiled floor. Recessed ceiling lights. Stairs to first floor landing with under stairs larder. Door to utility room and dining room.
167 X 140 (5.05M X 4.26M)
Large sash windows to side and front aspects with original shutters. Multi-pane leaded light door to front aspect. Feature open fireplace with tiled hearth. Exposed floorboards. Picture rail. Radiator.
180 X 98 (5.48M X 2.94M)
Two windows to rear aspect and window to side aspect. Television point. Exposed floorboards. Two radiators. Trap door down to:
146 X 105 (4.42M X 3.17M)
Lighting. Restricted ceiling height. Further storage.
156 X 104 (4.72M X 3.15M)
Windows to rear and side aspects. Door to rear aspect. Fitted French pine dresser and base units. Space for tumbler dryer and washing machine. Butler sink. Recessed ceiling lights. Loft inspection hatch. Brick floor. Radiator.
Gas fired boiler serving hot water and central heating system.
PLAYROOM (FORMER GARAGE)
183 X 170 (5.56M X 5.18M)
Windows to front and side aspects. Stable door to side aspect. Fitted double cabinet. Recessed ceiling lights. Two radiators.
Split stairs to two landing areas.
Picture and dado rail. Radiator.
165 X 143 (5.00M X 4.34M)
Sash windows to rear and side elevations, one with window seat. Feature cast iron fireplace with tiled facing, tiled hearth and mantle over. Picture rail. Radiator.
Refitted with a three piece white suite. Feature fireplace with cast iron grate and timber surround. Quadrant shower cubicle with shower rose over. Inset hand wash basin with mixer tap, double base vanity unit under and triple angled mirror over. Low level W.C. with concealed cistern. Display shelving. Amtico flooring. Radiator.
170 X 140 (5.18M X 4.26M)
Windows to front and side elevations, one with window seat. Feature brass and cast iron fireplace with timber surround. Door to second landing.
170 X 100 (5.18M X 3.04M)
Bay window to front elevation. Window to side elevation. Two triple and two double fitted wardrobes and drawer units. Radiator.
Door to back staircase.
152 x 140 (4.62M X 4.26M)
Windows to front and rear elevations. Feature cast iron fireplace with timber surround. Built in double wardrobe. Further storage cupboard. Radiator.
Window to side elevation. Fitted four piece suite comprising double end roll top cast iron Victorian bath with chrome mixer tap, hand wash basin, low level W.C. and separate shower cubicle with glass doors. Large wall mirror. Half height wall panelling. Amtico flooring. Recessed ceiling lights. Heated towel rail.
Stairs from second landing to:
SECOND FLOOR LANDING
Window to rear elevation.
189 X 100 (5.71M X 3.04M)
Windows to front and rear elevations. Fitted double wardrobe. Eves storage. Radiator.
213 X 96 (6.47M X 2.89M)
Window to side elevation. Door to attic space with light. Radiator. Door to:
170 X 95 (5.19M X 2.87M)
Windows to side and rear elevations. Radiator.
A secluded gated entrance opens onto a long gravel driveway providing parking for numerous vehicles, bordered by mature trees, shrubs and lawns.
The main gardens, approaching two acres, are south facing and located to the rear and side of the property and are mainly laid to lawn with areas that have been formally pony paddocks. To the rear of the property there is a crazy paved pathway with box hedging. Gravel area and further path ways leading to a feature pond with fountain which is bordered by well stocked herbaceous flower beds.
A raised rockery with fountain leads to a large enclosed lawn area. Abundance of mature trees throughout the gardens offering privacy and shelter to the grounds.
THATCHED BRICK BARN
280 X 123 (8.53M X 3.73M)
Recently re-thatched former stables. Divided into three bays. Stable door. Power and light connected.
Council Tax Band F
All Main Utilities Connected.
In accordance with section 21 of the Estate Agents Act, Thomas Morris/Fine & Country are required to disclose that the vendor of this property is a connected person. This interest is being disclosed prior to negotiations.