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If youre on the lookout for a family home in the East Anglia area, then wed urge you to have a closer look at this substantial, extended, four-bedroom house between the villages of Elm and Fridaybridge, not far from the fens market town of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire.
A characterful property with decorative exterior brickwork, this versatile home offers a new owner plenty of options with room to extend further, subject of course to the correct planning permission
The house offers all the advantages of countryside living, with open fields to the rear but with many amenities nearby. Theres a Post Office in Fridaybridge as well as a fish and chip shop and the dog-friendly Chequers Inn, which sometimes hosts live music nights. The Sportsman in Elm also rates 4.5/5 stars on Trip Advisor should you need an alternative. Fridaybridge Primary School was rated good at its last Ofsted inspection in 2014 with the Thomas Clarkson Academy and the College of West Anglia in Wisbech offering education for older children and further education and apprenticeships respectively. Wisbech Grammar also offers an independent alternative. Wisbech itself boasts the Light cinema complex, the Belgrave Retail Park, the Horsefair Shopping Centre as well as a range of supermarkets, including Tesco, Asda and Lidl. The town is also home to the North Cambridgeshire Hospital, with facilities including a minor injuries clinic and ante and post-natal care.
The house is set in a generous plot, with a low brick-built wall dividing the front of the property from the road. The property is fronted by the large driveway with two access points, closest to the main entrance being concrete and furthest gravel. Mature shrubs and a green boundary separate the driveway from the road. Access to the rear of the property is through a secure timber gate opening onto a large private enclosed garden laid mainly to lawn with a fruit tree, a mix of timber and green boundaries, a block paved patio area, timber shed, planters for vegetables, external lighting and an area laid to wood chippings currently used as a base for a trampoline. The brick built detached garage is accessible from the back road and includes an outside W/C entered from rear garden.
Access to the property is through the front door opening into an entranceway leading to an office / additional reception room, hallway and utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and sink. The additional reception room or bedroom five, currently being used jointly as a fitness room and office, has French doors leading into the rear garden. The kitchen and living room/dining room are accessible from the hallway, as are the stairs to the first floor. The conservatory is accessed from the kitchen and features plenty of storage space for outside footwear as well as its own sun room with seating area, wall lighting and tiled floor with under floor heating. The conservatory has French doors leading to the rear garden. A second utility (or store room) is also accessible from the conservatory with plumbing for a dishwasher. The modern, fitted kitchen includes cream base and wall units complemented by a wood laminate floor and matching wood work tops with splash back tiles above. A four-ring gas hob, oven and stainless steel sink with mixer tap are incorporated into the design.
The delightful living room/dining room features exposed wood beams, wood laminate flooring, a striking feature fireplace with arched brick surround and natural timber mantle and recessed alcoves for larger pieces of furniture. The stairs to the first floor lead to a landing with access through internal doors to four double bedrooms one with built-in wardrobes. The house also has a separate bathroom and shower room, both fitted with W/C’s and sinks. The shower room has wood laminate flooring with tiled splash back surrounding the shower, fitted with sliding wrap-around doors. The bath in the tiled bathroom is also fitted with mixer taps with a shower attachment.
Other features of the property include double glazing throughout, neutral décor in most rooms, and a programmable gas-fired central heating system controlled by thermostat. In our view, this property would make an ideal home for a family with growing children and, with the countryside on the door step, perhaps a dog or two as well. With plenty of space inside and out, the house offers versatility and potential but, as ever, wed strongly recommend a viewing to fully appreciate the location and quality of accommodation on offer.
Office/Reception Room: 18’2″ x 9’7″ (5.54m x 2.92m)
Kitchen: 11′ x 9’6″ (3.35m x 2.90m)
Conservatory: 19’11” x 9’9″ (6.07m x 2.97m)
Snug: 6’4″ x 4’7″ (1.93m x 1.40m)
Living Room/Dining Room: 26’5″ x 12′ (8.05m x 3.66m)
Utility 1: 8’4″ x 5’10” (2.54m x 1.78m)
Utility 2/Store Room: 9’5″ x 4’7″ x (2.87m x 1.40m)
Garage: 23’11” x 12’10” (7.29m x 3.91m)
Bedroom 1: 15′ 3″ x 11′ 3″ plus walk in wardrobe (4.65m x 3.43m plus walk in wardrobe)
Bedroom 2: 12’11” x 12′ (3.94m x 3.66m)
Bedroom 3: 12’2″ x 12′ (3.71m x 3.66m)
Bedroom 4: 11′ x 9’7″ (3.34m x 2.92m)
Shower Room: 9’5″ x 4’8″ (2.87m x 1.42m)
Bathroom: 8’10” x 8′ (2.69m x 2.44m)
These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute an offer of contract. Intending purchasers must rely on their own inspection of the property. None of the above appliances/services have been tested by Esale. We recommend purchasers arrange for a qualified person to check all appliances/services before legal commitment.