Guide price £549,000
A SUPERBLY PRESENTED DETACHED PERIOD HOUSE, WITH STUNNING VIEWS OVER OPEN COUNTRYSIDE AND THE RIVER LARK WITH PLANNING PERMISSION FOR AN ANNEXE, CART LODGE AND WORKSHOP THE PROPERTY The Old Anchor Inn is a superbly presented detached period house with stunning views over open countryside and the River Lark and with planning permission for an annexe, cart lodge and workshop. Dating back to the 19th century and formerly a public house, this light and spacious property extends to 1,638 sq ft, and has a wealth of period features including fireplaces, high ceilings and wood floors. The house has Cambridgeshire brick elevations under a slate roof and double glazing throughout. The well-presented accommodation incorporates a welcoming entrance hall with stairs to the first floor. The light and spacious double aspect dining/family room has a window to the front, wood burner with wooden surround and tiled hearth, and French doors to the terrace and south-west facing garden. The charming snug/bedroom 3 has a window to the front, open fireplace and built-in shelves. The study/bedroom 4 has a window to the rear. The superb double aspect kitchen/breakfast room has windows to the sides and overlooks the garden, has fitted base and eye level units, ash and granite worktops with upstands, Belfast sink with drainer, four door Aga, electric oven, four ring induction hob, space for an upright fridge-freezer, plumbing for a washing machine, and a door to outside. The well finished cloakroom is located off the entrance hall. The landing has an airing cupboard with immersion heater and access to the roof space. The superb vaulted triple aspect sitting room has windows to the front and rear, French doors onto a balcony overlooking the river and an open fireplace with tiled surround and brick hearth. The spacious master bedroom has a window to the front, two built-in wardrobes, a cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth and a well finished en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 is a good size double with a window to each side. The well finished shower room is located off the landing and is adjacent to bedroom 2. OUTSIDE The Old Anchor Inn is approached over an unadopted road along the River Lark which leads to two private drives, each with a pair of five bar wooden gates, providing parking for several cars. The property has fishing, mooring and grazing rights along 120ft of the adjacent River Lark and its bank. The large established garden has a herringbone brick terrace, outside tap and electrical points, and steps leading to a lawn, mature fruit trees, vegetable beds and an instated workshop/garden machinery store. The garden is bordered by mature native hedging and has views over open countryside. Planning permission was granted on 7 September 2017 by East Cambridgeshire District Council (Ref 17/01002/FUL) to build a cart lodge, workshop, with a one-bedroom annexe above. Foundations for this have been completed and the first building regulations inspection carried out. LOCATION The Old Anchor Inn is situated on the outskirts of this sought after and well served village. Isleham is an attractive village within easy reach of the local towns and provides many local amenities including a general store, Post Office, primary school, the parish church of St Andrew, two public houses and the renowned Merry Monk restaurant bar. 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. The nearby City of Ely, picturesque market town of Bury St Edmunds and University City of Cambridge offer a wider range of amenities. There is excellent access to the A14 and A11 (M11). Ely station (8.8 miles) and Cambridge station offer direct rail lines into London, with the fastest trains taking under one hour. Stansted International Airport is approximately a one-hour drive.
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