A CHARMING GRADE II LISTED THATCHED COTTAGE SET IN THIS SOUGHT AFTER HAMLET WITH POTENTIAL FOR MODERNISATION. THE PROPERTY Dating back to the late 16th Century Dobidoes is a charming Grade II listed cottage set in a delightful location within the sought after hamlet of Upend. This attractive period cottage is timber framed with plastered elevations under a hipped thatch roof with period features including exposed timbers, inglenook fireplaces, dormer and casement windows with an intriguing mix of diamond and rectangle leadwork. The property is part way through a modernisation programme with exciting further potential for a buyer to shape and finish the project to their own requirements and specification. This will likely include installation of a modern central heating system and re-thatch of the roof together with garden landscaping. The entrance hall has a solid front door opening to a heavily timbered inner hall, with main staircase to the first floor. Accessed from the hall is the bathroom with cast iron bath, basin and WC with a window to the front. The kitchen has a range of attractive floor units, stainless steel sink and space and connections each for a cooker, washing machine and fridge. Opposite the kitchen is an attractive walk through study area with built-in cupboard leading through to the charming triple aspect sitting room, heavily beamed with an open fireplaced set in a former inglenook. The double aspect dining room has an inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove, built in cupboard and stairs to bedroom 2. The first floor is accessed by two staircases. The staircase from the main hall rises to a landing with built-in cupboard and two double bedrooms, each with exposed timber floors and fine views from dormer windows. The secondary staircase accesses a large double bedroom with aspects to two sides and exposed timber floors. OUTSIDE Dobidoes has a driveway to the side to the side providing parking and access to the former double garage / barn (currently used for kennelling) with power and light supplied with a further timber shed adjoining to the rear. An attractive brick and flint outbuilding flanks the drive, comprising two rooms and ideal for wood and garden storage. A garden room / potting shed adjoining the house to the rear with a greenhouse and large shed set to the rear of the garden. The property is enclosed with mature hedges providing a delightful and private setting. LOCATION Dobidoes is set in unspoilt countryside, in the charming rural hamlet of Upend. The neighbouring village of Cheveley offers local services with a shop/Post Office, primary school, Church and public house. The nearby horseracing town of Newmarket provides a good range of amenities including schools, shops, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and leisure facilities, including health clubs, a swimming pool and golf club; Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds offer further amenities. There is excellent access to the A14 and A11 (M11). There is a branch line connection from Newmarket to Cambridge and Ipswich. Cambridge, Audley End and Whittlesford offer direct rail lines into London, with the fastest trains taking under one hour. Stansted International Airport is approximately 36 miles.
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