Guide price £495,000
A DETACHED HOUSE SET IN AN ACRE (STS) AND SUBJECT TO AN AGRICULTURAL OCCUPANCY CONDITION, IN A HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER EDGE OF VILLAGE LOCATION ENJOYING COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS AND OFFERING HUGE POTENTIAL FOR MODERNISATION OR A REPLACEMENT DWELLING (STP) THE PROPERTY Keepers Cottage is a unique opportunity to acquire a detached property (in need of comprehensive refurbishment or replacement) with grounds extending to 1 acre (sts). Built in 1960, the property extends to 1,368 sq ft (including carport) and is built of brick elevations under a tiled roof with double glazing throughout. This unique property has an entrance hall, well-proportioned double aspect sitting room with an open fireplace and brick surround. The good sized kitchen/dining room has windows to the rear and side, base and eye level units, sink and drainer and space for a fridge and dishwasher. The utility room has a part glazed door to the side. There is a cloakroom located off the entrance hall. The first floor has a landing and three bedrooms (two with built-in wardrobes). AGRICULTURAL OCCUPANCY CONDITION Planning permission for the house was granted on 6 May 1968. Condition 4 states: ''Occupation of the house shall be limited to persons employed or last employed locally in agriculture as defined in Section 221 (1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1962 or in forestry and the dependents of such persons including the widow or widower of such a person' In the event the occupancy condition is lifted, there is an overage provision in favour of a previous owner reserving a 50% share of the resulting uplift in value. OUTSIDE Keepers Cottage is approached through a five bar wooden gate and provides plenty of parking to the front and a car port. The good sized established grounds extending one acre is enclosed by fencing and hedging and is mainly laid to lawn, with mature specimen trees, shrub beds, outside lighting and water tap. LOCATION Keepers Cottage is located on the edge of the delightful village of Ousden, enjoying stunning views over open countryside. The village which is midway between Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds has a public house, village hall, sports field, recreational ground and St Peter's Church, which has a Norman tower and nave. The beautiful surrounding countryside is ideal for walking and horse riding. The nearby towns of Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds offer a wide range of local facilities including shopping, hotels, restaurants, schools and leisure facilities, with health clubs, swimming pools and a golf club. Cambridge is approximately twenty three miles away and has excellent schools, shopping and other facilities. There is easy access to the A14, A11 and M11 and via these to the national road network. There is a branch line connection from Newmarket to Cambridge and Ipswich. Cambridge, Audley End and Whittlesford Parkway offer direct rail lines into London, with the fastest trains taking under one hour. Stansted International Airport is approximately an hour's drive.
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