Glebe Cottage, Wicken Road

Essex, CB11 4EY


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GLEBE COTTAGE is a most attractive Grade II Listed period home of distinctive style and character nicely situated in this popular and highly regarded village which sits to the west of Saffron Walden. The property contains many beautiful features associated with a building of this age including exposed beams and timbers, inglenook and red brick fireplaces, natural timber flooring, all helping to create a lovely internal ambience. The principal front door opens into an entrance porch which, in turn, leads into the main sitting room which is a delightful room featuring an inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and timbers, 2 windows to the front and stairs rising to the first floor. In turn, the lounge links to a dining room which has a door opening to the outside and windows on 2 aspects, fireplace, exposed timbers and door concealing steps down to the basement. The kitchen contains an array of storage cupboards complemented by granite worktops and integrated appliances which include built-in oven, induction hob with extractor fan over, dishwasher, fridge and microwave. The kitchen has an attractive tiled floor and wide opening into a glazed garden room which draws good natural light into the area, looks out over the rear garden and has a door opening to the side. A rear hallway links to the ground floor double bedroom and bathroom which contains a 3-piece suite. A door from the garden room leads to a rear hallway which gives access to a study, ideal for those working from home, utility room and ground floor shower room. Upstairs, there are 3 separately accessed bedrooms on the first floor, all featuring exposed beams and timbers, some lovely natural exposed floorboards and windows which look out to the front and side of the property.
EXTERNALLY, the property sits slightly elevated from the road behind a front garden area bordered by natural hedgerow and incorporating a variety of plants and shrubs. A driveway to one side provides off-street parking space for several vehicles accessed via a double 5-bar timber gate. The rear garden is a particularly attractive feature of the property being laid out predominantly to lawn and containing a wide variety of mature plants, shrubs, trimmed hedgerow and mature trees. There is a partially raised terrace behind a brick retaining wall which provides ideal space for outside entertaining and a charming summerhouse is tucked away to one side. The grounds are well enclosed and provide a high degree of privacy and seclusion, also with the benefit of various storage sheds, along with a detached studio which could serve a variety of purposes such as a home office or gym. In all, the rear garden measures approx. 68ft wide x 61ft deep.

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