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The ElderberriesMill Lane | Water Newton | Peterborough | PE8 6LY
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The ElderberriesNestled on the banks of the meandering River Nene, in a glorious location just outside the Cathedral City of Peterborough is Water Newton, a picturesque village that dates back to Roman times. The Elderberries is a hugely attractive and wonderfully spacious family home that occupies a prime location within the pretty village. The house was built a little over seven years ago in a style that blends perfectly with the narrative of its lovely surroundings, however internally it has a contemporary elegance and incorporates all the modern conveniences.
Before buying The Elderberries we were living in another village just a couple of miles away, says Paul. We were in the process of organising an extension for our property when I passed by this house purely by chance. I really liked the look of it and it just so happened that it was on the market, so I suggested that we go and take a proper look. We did and we both fell for it right away. It just ticked all the boxes, says Paula. All the rooms are very big and airy and its a very sunny house; we immediately got a really good feeling about it.
We were the first people to own the house, says Paula, and there were a few bits and pieces that needed finishing off, so we were able to put our stamp on it. The kitchen hadnt been fitted so we were able to chose lovely light oak units and black granite work surfaces. Its now one of our favourite rooms in the house. It leads straight into the sunroom where we have comfortable sofas to relax on after dinner, or just sit and chat; we spend a lot of time in there. We also added a conservatory just after we moved in, adds Paul, and thats another lovely place to sit and relax and read the Sunday papers.
The Elderberries overlooks fields to the front and has a beautifully landscaped garden to the back, so on entering the property there is a wonderful sense of peaceful seclusion. The garden needed a lot of work when we bought the house, says Paula. Theres now a lovely patio area that leads from both the sunroom and the conservatory, and this in turn leads to a hexagonal decked area. Steps then lead up to the lawn which is a great size; and is planted with a special slow growing grass which is easy to maintain. Its a very pleasant place to sit out and relax in, adds Paul, and its not at all overlooked, so feels very private.
We have been very happy living here, says Paula. The house works well for us and its in a superb location. We go on lovely walks along the river or through the fields, adds Paul, and everything we could possibly want or need is just a stones throw away in either Peterborough or Stamford. Its been a wonderful place to live.*
* These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.
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LOCATIONThe Elderberries is located on the edge of the attractive Cambridgeshire village of Water Newton, just eight miles south of Stamford and seven miles from the Cathedral City of Peterborough. The stone-built village has a historic church whilst local amenities are available in the nearby villages of Alwalton and Wansford. The charming market town of Stamford, whose many historic buildings include the renowned George Hotel, offers a variety of shops, bars and restaurants and Peterborough has further shopping, cultural and leisure facilities. The Burghley House Estate is just a few miles away and hosts a number of events throughout the year, including Burghley Horse Trials, it also has attractions such as open parkland and a Sculpture Park. The Elderberries is excellently located for transport links with Peterborough station just a short drive away for the high speed East Coast rail link to London and the North. The area is excellent for education with private schools at Stamford, Oakham, Oundle and Uppingham whilst local state options include The Kings School in Peterborough.
DESCRIPTIONThe Elderberries is a smart, village home set along a quiet lane with views over open countryside. Built in 2008 of local stone, this is a handsome three storey house with a sunny aspect overlooking the lane and is set in sheltered, landscaped gardens. Inside, the house has elegant, spacious rooms and extensive accommodation and the interior has been designed and fitted to the highest standards throughout with features including solid oak doors, double glazed timber frame
windows and underfloor heating. The simple dcor is immaculately presented, enhancing the high ceilings of the stylish reception space and the sleek kitchen and breakfast room that opens out to the terrace at the back. The upper floors have large bedrooms with excellently fitted bathrooms and views over open fields and the pretty village. With its sociable terrace overlooking the sunny garden, excellent fittings and spacious layout, The Elderberries is a well located, attractive and welcoming home.
Entrance HallWith natural stone floor and smart solid oak doors, the hall opens off a small lobby entrance and has doors leading to the main reception rooms. The stairs lead up from here and there is understairs storage.
CloakroomWith natural stone floor, WC and counter top basin with mixer tap.
Drawing RoomThis splendid room has windows on two walls with views to the front and side, high ceilings and double doors opening it out to the hall. The central feature is a brick fireplace with black granite hearth and a handsome wood-burning stove.
StudyWith a window to the side of the house, this makes a quiet home office in the heart of the house.
Dining RoomAn attractive, sizeable room which has solid wood flooring and is ideal for entertaining, especially as it extends through to the conservatory beyond.
ConservatoryAn excellent room from which to enjoy the garden all year round, this has exposed stone walls, practical underfloor heating and double doors to open it out to the terrace.
Kitchen and Breakfast RoomThe beautifully presented kitchen sits at the back of the house and has views up the garden, along with relaxed seating and well-fitted cooking spaces. The kitchen area is fitted with wall and base units with black granite work-surfaces and an excellent range of appliances. The Rangemaster stove has double electric ovens and five ring gas burner hob with warming plate, there is also an integrated microwave and coffee maker, dishwasher and Rangemaster wine chiller and American-style fridge and freezer. There is a one and a half bowl inset sink with mixer tap, tiled flooring and the sociable central island has breakfast bar seating for informal meals. At the far side of the room is a lovely Sun Room adjacent to a door which opens out to the garden.
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Utility RoomFitted with a range of high gloss white wall and base units and a one and a half bowl sink with drainer and mixer tap. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
First Floor LandingThe carpeted stairs lead to a spacious landing and the first floor bedrooms.
Master Bedroom with En Suite Shower RoomAn elegant, light filled room, this has windows on two walls with views over fields to the front and to the village. There is a range of fitted wardrobes, drawers and dressing table and a door to the en suite shower room which has tiled floors, a heated towel rail, white twin basins with mixer taps, WC and shower cubicle.
Bedroom Two with En Suite BathroomA spacious room, ideal as a guest suite, that has views over the garden and a range of fitted wardrobes and drawers. A door leads to the en suite bathroom which has tiled flooring, a heated towel rail and a white suite comprising WC, basin with mixer tap, shower cubicle and bath with mixer tap and shower attachment.
Bedroom ThreeWith views to the front over open fields.
LandingThe stairs lead up to a further spacious landing connecting the top floor rooms.
Bedroom FourA quiet room tucked at the top of the house, this has a sloped ceiling and roof light window, as well as a built-in cupboard with hanging space.
Bedroom FiveThis is currently used as a TV and music room and equally would make a spacious bedroom.
Shower RoomWith shower cubicle, WC, basin with mixer tap, tiled flooring and a roof light window.
Double GarageThe garage has two up-and-over doors, lighting, electrical sockets and a side door to the terrace.
The GardenThe house and garden are surrounded by fencing with a pretty laurel hedge bordering the lane at the front, from where a gate opens into the graveled driveway. Flagged pathways on each side of the house run round to the main garden at the back where a sunny, sheltered terrace has a decked seating area that is ideal for outdoor seating and entertaining. Steps lead from here to a large raised lawn that is edged by mature shrubs. A further patio behind the garage makes another secluded seating spot overlooking the garden.
Council: Huntingdon District CouncilMains Services: Water and electricity. Septic tank drainage. Calor gas.Central Heating: Gas
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