Ivy Cottage is far from ordinary. In fact, this Grade II listed property was mentioned in The Telegraph due to its stunning standout feature.

Described in The Telegraph as bridging “the gap from old to new”, this unique, contemporary feature is in the form of a modern atrium. Embellishing this already desirable property with the wow factor, the atrium offers glorious sky and garden views all year round. Peruse the autumnal hues of the trees and the midwinter blankets of snow in comfort; or in the warmer days of summer and spring, open the atrium out to the patio area for al fresco dining, with two sets of French doors leading to the well-established grounds.

Stargazers will love the arching night views from the suspended walkway, which connects with the original Grade II listed character home over two floors to a modern barn style extension, in keeping with the heritage of the original property.

This is a rare opportunity to own such a unique, beautiful, detached home, set amidst substantial grounds; 0.43 of an acre. Steeped in original character features, the property has been skillfully enhanced by the current owners; exposed timber beams lattice the ceilings in a number of rooms, which all offer light and airy spaces, well-presented with neutral décor.

A welcoming entrance hall leads into a country style kitchen/breakfast room; a gorgeous setting for sociable family mornings. A generous array of quality fitted units border the room, which also features the most sought after of kitchen appliances, an Aga. Beautifully finished with traditionally styled slate flooring, there is a central island/breakfast bar, a partially glazed door accessing the garden, as well as the convenience of a separate fitted utility room.

Three more sizeable reception spaces are perfect for entertaining guests. Accessed from the atrium, a large sitting room with a feature beam is set across the ground floor of the extension. The sitting room further features numerous window views, along with French doors to the gardens. A spacious dining room features an open working fireplace with a log burner, whilst there is also a good sized study with built-in cupboard storage. A detached office outbuilding provides an even more quiet and secluded workspace within the grounds.

Across the first floor, the extension provides a fantastic, spacious master suite, offering triple aspect views of the garden, a four piece en suite bathroom and a dressing area. The second and third bedrooms also offer large double rooms, with a fourth bedroom providing another versatile space with potential use as a dressing room. 

In an idyllic countryside location within the rural village of Heckfield, this property benefits from a high degree of privacy and seclusion, with no immediate neighbours. It has great commuting, with good access to major road links including the A33 and A339, leading to the M3 and the M4.  Reputable nearby schools include Sherfield School  and St Neots Preparatory School.

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