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  • Sought after edge of village location on the Cambridgeshire/Suffolk border
  • Superb far reaching countryside views
  • Attractive period features
  • 4 reception rooms and study/bedroom 5
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Utility room, boot room, cloakroom and shower room
  • 4 bedrooms and family bathroom
  • Gated driveway with parking for several cars
  • Large established garden


A charming Grade II Listed house in a sought after village with an attractive established garden and superb far reaching countryside views. Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Family Room/Library, Snug, Study/Bedroom 5, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Boot Room, Shower Room, Cloakroom. Landing, Four Bedrooms and Family Bathroom. Gated Driveway with Parking and Large Established Garden. THE PROPERTY Hillcroft is a superbly situated detached Grade II Listed village house with an attractive established garden and stunning far reaching countryside views. Formerly a public house and understood to date back to the 17th Century, the property is timber framed with rendered elevations under a pantiled and swept slate roof, with features including sash windows, exposed timbers and fireplaces. The sitting room has a sash window to the front, sealed fireplace and built-in cupboard. The charming snug has a sash window to the front, fireplace with stove, corner cupboard, exposed timbers and door and stairs to bedroom 4. The generously sized double aspect family room/library has two sash windows, stairs to the first floor, glazed door to the garden, exposed timbers and brick floor. The good sized double aspect dining room a brick fireplace housing an enamel wood burning stove, exposed timbers and brick floor. The superb triple aspect vaulted kitchen/breakfast room enjoys views over the garden and open countryside, with fitted base and eye level units, granite, stone and walnut worktops two sinks, integrated appliances including four ring hob with stainless steel extractor hood above, oven and grill, space for fridge/freezer and dishwasher and tiled floor. The useful utility room is located off the kitchen/breakfast room with fitted units, sink with drainer, space for washing machine and tumble dryer and solid oak door to the front garden. A cloakroom is located in the utility room. The study/bedroom 5 has a window to the rear overlooking the garden. The large boot room is located off the sitting room, with two windows to the rear, sealed fireplace and door to outside. A shower room is located off the boot room. This part of the house would lend itself as ancillary accommodation with annexe potential. The landing has access to the roof space. There are four bedrooms to the first floor and a family bathroom. OUTSIDE Hillcroft has a five bar wooden gate leading to a driveway providing parking for several vehicles. The front of the house has a lawn, well stocked flower and shrub beds, magnolia trees, pond, outside lighting and paved path and gate to the side leading to the garden. The attractive established rear garden enjoys superb views over open countryside. The large well maintained garden is mainly laid to lawn with well stocked flower and shrub beds, specimen and fruit trees, vegetable garden, greenhouse, garden sheds, outside lighting and water tap. LOCATION Hillcroft enjoys lovely countryside views on the edge of the sought after village of Carlton, situated on the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire borders. Carlton is a pretty village on the eastern boundary of Cambridgeshire with a church and good network of local footpaths and countryside walks. The neighbouring village of Brinkley has local amenities including a church, public house, public hall and some sporting and recreational facilities. For the commuter there is a local train service available from the village of Dullingham, leading into Cambridge and Ipswich via Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds. The nearby horseracing town of Newmarket offers a good range of amenities including schools, shops, supermarkets, restaurants and leisure facilities, including health clubs, a swimming pool and golf club. Carlton is very commutable to Cambridge with its burgeoning hi-tech industries, science parks and reputable schools. There is excellent access to the A14 and A11 (M11). Cambridge, Audley End and Whittlesford offer direct rail lines into London, with the fastest trains taking under one hour. Stansted International Airport is approximately 31 miles.