Versatile chalet bungalow in Burwell with plenty of space
This individual and highly versatile detached chalet bungalow enjoys a non-estate village location and offers extensive and well-planned living accommodation throughout.
Located on Toyse Lane, the accommodation totals around 2,375 sq ft and includes a dual-aspect sitting room, separate dining room, large kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory and four good-size bedrooms – two of them en-suite.
On the market with Pocock & Shaw, it has been home to a couple and their two children for the past seven years.
“This is our third house in Burwell. It’s in one of the most sought-after roads because it’s on the edge of the village and you’ve got open views out the back,” says one of the owners.
“We haven’t had to do anything to the house apart from decorating because it ticked all the boxes for us. We’ve got a very big kitchen that overlooks the garden and we use that room a lot. We have two en-suite bedrooms upstairs and two bedrooms downstairs for when friends stay, and the master bathroom is downstairs.”
The property is nestled behind established shrubbery and foliage. A block-paved driveway approached via metal double gates provides ample off-road parking and access to the one-and-a-half length detached garage with power and lighting, which the owner also uses as a workshop.
The large kitchen/breakfast room overlooks the rear garden and is fitted with a matching range of base and eye-level units, integrated fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, fitted eye-level double oven, built-in four ring ceramic hob with extractor hood over, space for a fridge/freezer, tiled flooring and recessed ceiling spotlights.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the study and opposite is the sitting room which has a dual aspect. The dining room has a window to the large conservatory which overlooks the rear garden and has double doors to a paved seating area.
“We’ve turned the conservatory into an entertainment room with a pool table and a fridge. We have a lot of parties in the summer,” says the owner.
The ground-floor bathroom is fitted with a four-piece suite including a jacuzzi bath and a large shower enclosure with glass screen and it has tiled flooring and underfloor electric heating.
Two of the four bedrooms are on the ground floor, both have a window to the front and the bigger one has a large walk-in wardrobe. Both first-floor bedrooms have Velux windows to the rear, underfloor heating, recessed ceiling spotlights and a large walk-in wardrobe. They both have an en-suite shower room with underfloor heating.
The well-stockedgarden is enclosed and laid mainly to lawn with a paved seating area near the house and a timber garden shed.
Burwell’s facilities include a primary school, bank, doctor’s surgery, dentist, pubs and shops, and it has a regular bus service. The village is well located near Newmarket and has good access to Cambridge and the A14.
“The house is more than 2,350 square feet,” says the owner, who thinks this compares favourably with other family homes. “When I compare it with other four-bedroom houses, it is about 400-500 square feet bigger than them. But our children are grown up so we don’t need so much room and we are downsizing.”
01638 668284 / pocock.co.uk
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