Located in a private road of just two properties, this substantial bungalow is ideal for those who need space and tranquillity.
In the very heart of the very popular village of Wistow, within easy reach of the market towns of Huntingdon and St Ives, this striking family home offers generously sized and very adaptable living accommodation. Immaculately presented throughout, it is currently arranged with five well-appointed bedrooms, two bathrooms, large lounge with wood burner, formal dining room and a modern, contemporary kitchen with separate utility and laundry room.
There is an abundance of off-street parking to the front, double garage and a private and enclosed rear garden with a covered seating/dining area so that you can enjoy the space all year round.
This attractive and very well-appointed five-bedroom bungalow occupies a quiet, tucked-away location in the pretty Cambridgeshire village of Wistow. “i’ve always loved the character and individuality of period properties, so when we began our search for a new home five years ago, I was pretty certain I knew what I was looking for, ” says Elizabeth. “However, as I soon discovered, I also love all the things that a modern house has to offer: The warmth, the space, the fact that they generally don’t need an awful lot of maintenance… so that really put a spanner in the works, until we came across this property. Firstly, it sits in a gorgeous location, close to the centre of the village and not too far from larger towns such as Huntingdon, St Neots and Peterborough. And the house itself, although relatively newly built, is very unique in terms of its design. It has lots of period-style features that give it real character, but it also has a lovely feeling of both light and space throughout and all the benefits of a modern home. I fell in love with it the minute I set foot through the front door.”
“Something else that really appealed to both my husband and I was the fact that it was all in such good condition. The previous owner had had the property beautifully refurbished not long before we came here so apart from a few cosmetic changes, we’ve had to do very little to it. The layout flows beautifully and all of the rooms are really nicely proportioned, even the bedrooms so nobody has to compromise on space, and elements such as the kitchen and bathrooms had been stylishly modernised so it’s absolutely gorgeous throughout.”
“For us, the garden was another huge selling point, ” continues Elizabeth. “The bungalow is quite tucked away so the outside space is both peaceful and private, and as it’s mainly laid to lawn it’s ideal for children. We have a patio just outside the kitchen and we’ve added another seating area so it’s great for alfresco entertaining. In fact, during the summer months we’ll have the French doors open practically all day long, so the garden essentially becomes another room.”
“It’s really hard to pick a favourite room because we use them all and they are all so lovely.”
“Wistow is a lovely place with a really friendly community. There’s a great village pub that serves really good food, and we’re spoilt for choice in terms of beautiful countryside walks. There are also some fantastic schools in the local area and for all of our day-to-day necessities we have an array of well-served towns within easy reach, so i’d say that living here we’ve enjoyed the best of everything.”
“I don’t have a favourite room as such, but our master bedroom suite is a lovely retreat at the end of a hard day. As well as the large bedroom it also boasts a walk-in wardrobe with a dressing area and a beautiful en-suite bathroom. That’s definitely something i’ll miss when we move.”
“I love absolutely everything about the bungalow, it’s been an amazing family home, but it’s the village location that I think i’ll miss the most, ” says Elizabeth. “It’s been nice to feel part of a really friendly community.”
Wistow is a small rural village located in a small, secluded valley approximately 7 miles to the north east of Huntingdon. The parish church is partly Norman and contains some examples of 15th century painted glass. There are also a number of 16th and 17th century timber-framed houses in the village. The Three Horseshoes is the only public house in the village and offers a wide selection of ales and food.
Wistow to Huntingdon Train Station – 7.4 miles approx.
Wistow to Peterborough – 17 miles approx.
Wistow to Cambridge – 26 miles approx.
Regular train services to London King’s Cross (in about 50 minutes) and to the North, via Peterborough, run from Huntingdon Station.
Bury CofE Primary School – 1.7 miles approx. Ofsted Rating: Good
Abbots Ripton CofE Primary School – 3.5 miles approx. Ofsted Rating: Good
Abbey College, Ramsey – 2.6 miles approx. Ofsted Rating: Good
St Peter’s School, Huntingdon – 5.8 miles approx. Ofsted Rating: Good
Council Tax Band: F
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