- 4 Bedrooms
Property SummaryThe Nook Cottage is tucked away at the bottom of a long private driveway just on the outskirts of Baldock, yet is within a brief walk of the train station and high street. With this incredible and unique setting, not only does the location benefit from being so close to the town and all of its amenities, but it also offers rural living with views over open countryside. Adjoining the private driveway providing access to the home, there are miles of public bridleways taking you to Bygrave, Ashwell and beyond with breath taking views, perfect for family and dog walks, as well as biking and running.
This quintessential 17th century grade II thatched cottage occupies a generous plot of roughly just over 0.3 of an acre, which includes vastly re-landscaped south facing gardens and mature and extensive planting that wrap around the home and 500 sqft outbuildings, that houses the homes eco-friendly biomass boiler, plenty of storage, garage space and workshop areas.
The internal accommodation spans over approximately 2,880sqft offering an incredible and flexible five reception rooms along with a kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and cloakroom on the ground floor. The first floor is divided into two separate zones which are linked by a hatch through from the principal bedroom into bedroom two. The 20ft x 19ft principal bedroom boasts some of the best views the home has to offer and also features built-in wardrobes and storage and a recently re-fitted luxury four-piece en-suite bathroom. Further first floor accommodations include three double bedrooms along with a re-fitted family bathroom.
The Cottage lies roughly 0.5 miles from Baldock train station which is on the Cambridge to London Kings Cross mainline, with the fastest journey times being just 39 minutes to Kings Cross and 23 minutes to Cambridge. The town stands just off the A505 with Junction 9 on the A1(M) (southbound) being only 2.2 miles away and Junction 10 (northbound) 1 mile, offering fantastic connections by road. Baldock is an attractive market town in north Hertfordshire, founded by the Knights Templar in the 1140s. Today the town centre boasts many imposing period buildings, and the broad High Street is a particularly notable feature. There is a family butcher and bakers and a Tesco store within walking distance. The town provides excellent shopping, schools, pubs and restaurants, with the adjoining towns of Letchworth Garden City and Hitchin helping to provide an even wider range of facilities.
EPC RATING: E
- Detached 17th Century Grade II Listed Cottage
- Generous Plot Measuring Approximately A Third Of An Acre
- Detached 500sqft outbuilding comprising of garaging, plant room, storage and workshop space
- Recently Fitted Eco-Friendly Bio-Mass Boiler And Central Heating System Throughout
- Four Double Bedrooms
- Five Reception Rooms
- Character Features Throughout
- Luxury Re-fitted Four Piece En-Suite Bathroom Along With Further Re-Fitted Family Bathroom
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room With Separate Utility Room
- Downstairs W/C
Entrance via front door. Tiled flooring. Windows to side aspect. Radiator. Doors to...
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 15' 4'' x 13' 8'' (4.67m x 4.16m)
Tiled flooring. Fitted kitchen comprising a range of wall and base level units with worksurfaces over. Inset one half bowl sink drainer unit with mixer tap over. Integrated oven and hob with extractor hood over. Space for dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Window to front aspect. Inset spotlights to ceiling. Doors to...
Tiled flooring. Fitted wall and base level units with work surface over. Space for tumble dryer with further space and plumbing for washing machine. Inset one and half bowl sink/drainer unit with tiling to splash backs. Window to side aspect. Inset spotlights to ceiling. Door to W/C with further external door to side aspect.
Tiled flooring. Fitted suite comprising of W/C and hand wash basin. Wood panelling to walls. Window to front aspect.
Lounge 20' 4'' x 17' 7'' (6.19m x 5.36m)
Wood flooring. Two radiators. Open brick fire place with timber mantle over. Exposed timber beams. Windows to rear and side aspect. Double doors to garden room with further French style external doors out to garden.
Garden Room 18' 9'' x 16' 2'' (5.71m x 4.92m)
Tiled flooring. Two radiators. Windows and French style doors to rear. Exposed timber beams to ceiling. Ceiling fan. Doors to...
Dining Room 18' 4'' x 10' 2'' (5.58m x 3.10m)
Wood flooring. Window to front aspect. Stairs rising to first floor with storage cupboard under. Radiator. Exposed timber beams. Opening to...
Stairs rising to first floor. Radiator. Exposed timber beams. External side door to garden. Doors to...
Family Room 17' 7'' x 11' 2'' (5.36m x 3.40m)
Bay window to front aspect with window to side aspect. Radiator. Open fireplace. Exposed timber beams.
Study 11' 6'' x 11' 6'' (3.50m x 3.50m)
Window to side aspect. Radiator. Fireplace. Exposed timber beams.
Bedroom One 20' 7'' x 19' 5'' (6.27m x 5.91m)
Accessed via stair case from Dining Room with door at the top of the stairs opening in to the room. Windows to front and side aspect. Two Radiators. Built in wardrobes. Exposed timber beams. Hatch opening to Bedroom two and door to...
Tiled flooring. Fitted four piece suite comprising W/C, hand wash basin, panel enclosed bath and separate shower with enclosure. Heated towel rail. Window to side aspect. Built in storage cupboard. Integrated mirrored TV. Tiling to splash back areas and wood panelling to walls.
Bedroom Two 14' 7'' x 10' 0'' (4.44m x 3.05m)
Window to front aspect. Built in wardrobes and eave storage. Radiator. Door in to principal first floor landing.
First Floor Landing
Accessed from ground floor via staircase located in the hall. Window to side aspect. Radiator. Exposed timber beams. Doors to...
Bedroom Three 12' 2'' x 10' 6'' (3.71m x 3.20m)
Window to side aspect. Radiator. Built in Wardrobes. Exposed Timber beams.
Bedroom Four 11' 1'' x 7' 9'' (3.38m x 2.36m)
Windows to front and side aspect. Radiator. Exposed timber beams.
Tiled flooring. Fitted three piece suite comprising W/C, hand wash basin and panel enclosed bath with shower over. Tiling to splash backs. Heated towel rail. Wood panelling to walls. Built in storage cupboard. Obscure glazed window to front aspect. Inset spot lights to ceiling. Access to loft space via hatch.
The property is approached via a private lane measuring approximately 200ft leading to a sweeping driveway providing parking for multiple cars approaching a barn. The front garden features two lawn areas split by the driveway one of which is raised with wooden sleepers around. The garden features many mature shrubs and flower beds along with various trees with large pond and waterfall feature.
A paved garden wraps around the flanks of the house meeting at the rear of the building. The paved garden areas feature raised rockeries and flower beds with a raised terrace area. The paved garden also features a built in barbecue and sand pit along with a further water feature.
Garage / Store 18' 1'' x 16' 1'' (5.52m x 4.91m)
Entry via bi-fold doors. Window to side aspect. Power and light connected.
Plant Room / Store 16' 1'' x 13' 8'' (4.91m x 4.16m)
Accessed via personal door. Bio-mass boiler. Windows to side and rear aspect. Power and light connected.
Workshop / Garage / Store 36' 9'' x 7' 3'' (11.21m x 2.21m)
Accessed via double doors. Windows to side aspect. Power, light and water connected.