Back to current instructions



Church Lane
Upper Dean
Cambs
PE28 0NB


Offers in excess of: £1,000,000 Freehold


Oliver Russell Property Consultants are delighted to bring to the market an established, six-bedroom detached home set in the heart of the much sought-after Upper Dean conservation area.

Originally built in the late 1960s, May Cottage can be found down a peaceful, no through lane in this charming village. Constructed in brick with a pan tiled roof, the property features dove grey timber feather boarding to the front and back.

This well-proportioned house benefits from generous off-road parking, mature front and rear gardens and an integral garage. It has benefited from a continual program of improvements. In 2003 a large rear extension was added and in 2015, the property was further extended with an attic dormer.

In the last 12-months the outside of the house was fully redecorated, and a bespoke, hand-built, open plan kitchen was fitted. The wonderfully light, modern, country style kitchen flows through to an expansive dining and lounge area with a built-in wood burning stove. The space also boasts French doors and windows with access to both the front and rear gardens.

Throughout the upstairs and downstairs hallways, half-height panelling has recently been installed and a brand-new, family bathroom with a hand built double vanity unit featuring Fired Earth tiling and Samuel Heath fittings is currently being completed.

Upper Dean :
Sitting on the border of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire, Upper Dean is an attractive, leafy village set within the Stodden Parish. Amenities including a Primary School, village pub and a Grade-one listed Church.

Education:
Upper Dean is home to Eileen Wade Primary School with a 2021 Ofsted rating of "Good"

Four miles away, the historic market town of Kimbolton is home to leading independent Kimbolton School, which provides education all the way from pre-prep to senior school. Kimbolton Primary Academy is also situated here.

Alternative independent schools are available 15-miles away in Bedford, including Bedford School, Bedford Girls School, Bedford Modern School, and Bedford Greenacre School. Wellingborough School is 16-miles to the west of Upper Dean and Oundle School is 18-miles to the north-west. State secondary school education is also available 8-miles away at Sharnbrook Academy which has a current Ofsted rating of "Good".

Location: 4.98m (16ft 4in) x 4.7m (15ft 5in)
The property is located directly off Church Lane, a peaceful no through road in the village of Upper Dean, with close access to the A6 and B645. The historic market town of Kimbolton is approximately 4-miles to the south and the larger county town of Bedford is situated approximately 15-miles to the west. The village is within striking distance of both Bedford and St Neots stations, providing direct rail commuting into London Kings Cross St Pancras in less than 45 minutes.

Front Drive And Garden:
Approached directly off Church Lane, a shingled drive provides generous off-road parking leading up to the barn doors of the garage and the back door of May Cottage.

A gate through yew hedging at the front of the garden leads to a shingle pathway and the front door. The formal front garden features box hedging, shingle paths and mature flower beds. The south facing York stone terrace in this area provides an al fresco dining and seating area. A picket fence and pedestrian gate to the side provides access to the rear garden.

Hall:
Front door to hall, oak flooring, half height wall panelling, under stairs storage cupboard. Window to side aspect, covered radiator in hallway cupboard.



Cloak Room:
Window to side aspect, motion sensor lighting, Karndean flooring, under-floor heating, low level WC, tiled vanity unit with mounted brass wash hand basin.

Family Room: 5.49m (18ft 0in) x 4.42m (14ft 6in)
Karndean flooring, under-floor heating, newly double-glazed windows to the front aspect, shuttered blinds, TV point, window to side aspect and covered radiators. Covered fireplace that can easily be re-instated.



Study: 3.61m (11ft 10in) x 3.33m (10ft 11in)
Window to side aspect, Karndean flooring, radiator.



Kitchen, Dining & Lounge :
An internal glazed door leads to a stunning, open plan room, providing a new, fully fitted, bespoke, handmade kitchen flowing into an open plan, informal dining area and lounge.

Oak flooring throughout the dining area and lounge with limestone to the kitchen floor. The room has excellent natural light with French windows and doors to both the front and rear aspects with full height glazed panels either side of the doors and double-glazed windows to the rear garden.

Kitchen Diner : 7.16m (23ft 6in) x 5.54m (18ft 2in)
The brand-new, hand built, bespoke kitchen provides a full range of base and eye level units with quartz work tops and an antique mirrored splashback. Low level, under unit mood lighting is provided and a Villeroy & Boch double butler sink with a Perrin and Rowe brass mono sink mixer tap and rinse. There is an integrated Bosch dishwasher & Neff oven and space for a wine fridge, Aga and large American style fridge freezer. The quartz work tops extend to create an underlit informal breakfast bar with Fired Earth tiling.



Dining Area:
Oak flooring, and generous space for formal and informal dining, French windows and full height glazed panels to rear garden.



Lounge: 5.92m (19ft 5in) x 4.42m (14ft 6in)
Oak flooring, windows to rear aspect and French windows to front. Inglenook fireplace with exposed brickwork and tiled hearth housing a cast iron wood burner in-situ with oak mantle.



Utility Room: 3.63m (11ft 11in) x 3.02m (9ft 11in)
Part glazed stable door to side aspect. Full range of base and eye level units, timber work tops, butler sink, tiled splash backs and slate tiled floor. Boiler cupboard and large, built-in pantry cupboard, cloak storage, space for washing machine and tumble dryer.



Landing:
Window to side aspect at half landing, carpet, half height wall panelling. Generous storage / airing cupboard housing large, hot water tank and slatted shelving.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING

Loft hatch access, balustrade, carpets, large, full height, storage cupboard

Principal Bedroom: 5.92m (19ft 5in) x 4.39m (14ft 5in)
Triple aspect, generous, double bedroom flooded with natural light. Double glazed windows to front, rear and side aspects. Covered radiators, dressing area with twin double integral wardrobes, carpets.



Principal Bedroom En-Suite:
Panelled bath, underfloor heating, limestone vanity-top with twin handwash basins, WC, heated towel rail and oversized shower enclosure with tiled splash backs and marble tiled floor.



Bedroom 2: 4.93m (16ft 2in) x 3.61m (11ft 10in)
Generous double bedroom, two new double-glazed windows with shuttered blinds to front aspect, window to side aspect, radiator, carpets, triple integral double wardrobes.

Bedroom 3 Studio: 5m (16ft 5in) x 4.72m (15ft 6in)
Generous double bedroom, double glazed window to front aspect, Oak flooring, integral book storage, base level vanity unit with butler handwash basin. Radiator, twin double glazed doors to a wooden balcony providing views over garden and meadows beyond.



Bedroom 4: 4.01m (13ft 2in) x 3.63m (11ft 11in)
Generous double bedroom, window to side aspect, radiator, carpet, triple integral double wardrobes.



Bathroom:
Currently being refitted with hand built, twin sink vanity units with quartz worktops, oversized, low-level, walk-in shower, panelled bath, heated towel rail, underfloor heating, motion sensor lighting and WC. Samuel Heath and Fired Earth products throughout.

Dressing Room Nursery:
Windows to rear aspect, double integral wardrobe, radiator, carpets.

Second Floor :
Covered radiator, full height storage cupboard, under stairs storage space. Stairs to second floor.

Bedroom 5 : 5.18m (17ft 0in) x 3.99m (13ft 1in)
Mansarded in part, radiator, double glazed window to rear aspect, Karndean flooring, integral wardrobes and large, under eaves storage space.



Bedroom 6 : 4.32m (14ft 2in) x 4.01m (13ft 2in)
Mansarded in part, radiator, Velux window to front aspect, double glazed window to rear aspect, Karndean flooring, integral wardrobes and large, under eaves storage space.




Shower Room :
Double glazed window to rear aspect, oversized walk-in shower with Fired Earth, glazed surround tiling and underlit recesses. Motion sensor lighting, Karndean herringbone flooring, WC and vanity unit with built in handwash basin and quartz worktop. Victorian style radiator and heated towel rail.

Integral Garage : 4.98m (16ft 4in) x 4.7m (15ft 5in)
Double barn doors to the front, and single door to the rear, power and light.



Rear Garden :
Rear garden mainly laid to lawn with well stocked flower bed, small vegetable patch, hedge boundary and views onto and over meadows beyond.