A superbly presented residence, positioned in an idyllic setting surrounded by an ancient woodland which is a National Nature Reserve. Monks Wood House rests on approximately two acres of grounds, which have been lovingly landscaped to take in the surrounding nature and beauty of the area., the house boasts approximately 3126sqft of living accommodation plus garaging. The property itself was designed and built in 2005 and offers an abundance of light in this naturally well-lit home over two floors.
Highlights of this exclusive home include a gorgeous open plan kitchen/sun room allowing an area catering for both relaxing and formal occasions, three further reception rooms including the study, dining room and sitting room which are well proportioned making the overall flow of the property so welcoming. The galleried first floor landing opens up into what was originally five bedrooms which has been lovingly converted into four double bedrooms, two of which boasts ensuites as well as a family bathroom.
Outside the landscaped gardens offers a variety of formal and natural areas to enjoy. At the front there is a large sweeping drive leading in from the main electric gates towards the garaging and parking areas. There are two large wooden storage units and a wood store together with the deck for a tree house. A small gate tucked away leads out onto a private trail taking you into the main wood which is ideal for nature enthusiast, walking, running etc. The rear garden has a variety of trees, shrubs and flowers. There is an extensive York Stone patio as well as a Jacuzzi and Koi carp pond, with filtration system. There is also a timber framed gazebo, greenhouse and games shed. Dawn to dusk lights are featured at all the entrances to the house and garaging. There is an oil storage tank at the rear of the garage.
Although you feel tucked away in what feels like your private woodland, the property is conveniently located to nearby Abbots Ripton, with its great gastro pub and Post Office/Shop and close to the Kimbolton School bus route, at Alconbury Weald. You are also a short drive toward the A1/A14 offering excellent links towards Cambridge, as well as Huntingdon train station offering fast track service to London Kings Cross.
The owner says: The property is a paradise for anyone who loves nature, being bordered on 3 sides by a private part of the 450 acre nature reserve. As a result the grounds take advantage of all the natural elements of the Wood. It includes numerous trees, predominantly Oak and Ash but also 2 Wild Service trees, indicators of ancient woodland. Primroses and bluebells line the garden in the springtime and this year we discovered about a dozen bee orchids in the lawn. The trees and hedgerows are alive with the songs of birds such as blackcaps and chiffchaff in early summer and woodpeckers and nuthatches visit our bird feeders. In high summer woodland butterflies including the Silver Washed Fritillary and Purple Emperor can be seen and in the autumn Jays and Squirrels squabble over acorns and hazel nuts. Deer occasionally visit us particularly in the winter when food for them is scarce. We will miss all of this greatly.
Front aspect of the property consisting of three windows. Solid wood flooring with underfloor heating. Exposed beams and brickwork with stairs leading to first floor landing. Under stairs storage cupboard. Telephone access point and recessed down lights, video entry system and alarm control panel.
Fitted with a two-piece white suite comprising a low level WC and pedestal hand wash basin, complemented with tiling to walls. Side aspect double glazed windows and exposed beams. Solid wood flooring with underfloor heating. Extractor and finished with recessed downlights.
Large size brick built inglenook fireplace complemented with feature display unit and inset lighting. TV and telephone point. Double glazed windows to front and also both side aspects. Carpet floor with underfloor heating and finished off with exposed beams and brickwork. Double doors to:
French doors leading to rear patio area with double glazed windows to rear and side aspects.Exposed beams and brickwork with brick built fireplace and feature display sills. Recessed downlights. Carpet floor with underfloor heating.
Equipped with a comprehensive range of bespoke base and wall mounted units with shelving and integral wine rack. Supported with granite work surface and complemented with stone tiled splashbacks. Electric three oven Aga in Claret with extractor fan over. Glass display units. Smeg stainless steel American style fridge freezer. Integral Miele dishwasher. Finished with stainless steel with mix tap, drainer and waste disposal unit. Leading to:
French doors to side aspect with double glazed windows to rear and side aspects. Exposed beams with vaulted ceiling. Stone tiled floor with underfloor heating and recessed down lighters.
Stainless steel sink and drainer mixer tap and fitted with a range of base and units with work surfaces and finished off with complementary tiling. Oil fired central heating boiler. Plumbing for washing machine with space for a tumble dryer. Hard wood part-glazed door to rear aspect with double glazed window to side aspect. Walk in storage cupboard housing internal vacuum system. Stone tiled floor with underfloor heating and recessed down lighters.
CCTV operation recording and monitoring control points. Solid wood flooring with underfloor heating. TV, telephone and broadband point. Double glazed window to front aspect.
Double glazed window to front elevation. Exposed beams. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder and Megaflow system. Access to loft space. Feature lighting. Under floor heating, video entry system and alarm control panel.
Underfloor heating. Large built-in double wardrobe with hanging and shelving space, complemented with internal lighting. TV and telephone point. Wall lighting and down lighters. Finished off with double glazed window to front elevation displaying a delightful view of the woodland areas.
Four piece suite comprising of double-width mains pressure multi-jet shower cubicle, twin vanity hand wash basins and low level WC. Ceramic tiling and ceramic floor tiles with under floor heating to complement. Exposed beams. Shaver point with heated towel rail and extractor. Recessed down lighters.
Spectacular views over the rear garden and adjoining woodlands provided by rear elevation double glazed window. Exposed beams. Telephone and TV points. Underfloor heating and Eaves storage.
White three piece suited comprising a low level WC, vanity wash hand basin with a curved screen shower cubicle and mains pressure washer. Shaver point, heated towel rail and extractor. All complemented by Velux window with exposed beams and ceramic floor tiles with under floor heating.
Built in wardrobe with internal lighting. Recessed down lighters. Two double glazed windows to real elevation. Underfloor heating. Telephone and TV point. With the room also able to be converted back into two rooms
Exposed beams. Recessed down lighters. Double glazed window to rear elevation. Telephone and TV points with underfloor heating. Complemented by built-in wardrobe with internal lighting.
Three piece suite comprising bath with mains pressure shower over and glass shower screen. Vanity wash hand basin and low level WC. Ceramic tiling to walls with exposed beams to complement. Double glazed window to front elevation. Shaver point, heated towel rail and extractor. Recessed down lighting. Ceramic tiling to walls with exposed beams. Double glazed window to front elevation. Ceramic floor tiling with underfloor heating.
Detached barn style double garage and Cart Lodge with remote controlled twin timbered doors and separate pedestrian side door. Double glazed side window, work benches and storage cupboards, inverter and controls for solar panels on roof.
Upstairs area above the garage used as a games room and gym, or potential Annex.
Solar Panels - (3.57 Kw/hr) - As well as reduced electricity usage there is an income of approximately £2000pa from the 25 year feed-in tariff scheme. Oil-Fired Heating Under-Floor Heating