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Hoist Cottage, Water Newton, Cambridgeshire

Grade II Listed Converted Water Mill

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* Grade II listed converted water mill
* Picturesque setting on the banks of Water Newton
* South facing courtyard garden * Single garage and parking
* A lovely traditional stone village in an idyllic location
* Freehold purchase
* EPC Exempt
* Council Tax Band F

The Water Mill which dates back to 1791 was converted to five dwellings from 1986 and is built of coursed limestone walling with freestone dressings and a collyweston stone slated roof. Hoist Cottage retains a wealth of period features including exposed beams, a ceiling hatch used to hoist up sacks of grain, and the hoist positioned in the attic ceiling.

Water Newton is a lovely traditional stone village in an idyllic location in the district of Huntingdonshire between the River Nene and the A1 trunk road. The village which boasts a historic church is well known for its picturesque lock on the River Nene, beautiful walks and the coarse fishing on the river. Water Newton is readily accessible to Alwalton, which has a pub, post office and village shop. Just a short drive away are the Georgian market towns of Oundle and Stamford , and the Cathedral City of Peterborough, which provide a good range of shopping, services and leisure facilities. Peterborough has direct trains to London Kings Cross in 50 minutes.

You access the property via an arched opening which leads through to the rear of the property and the raised decked courtyard garden. This garden offers exceptional views of the River Nene lock and rolling fields beyond. To the ground floor is an updated fitted kitchen with solid tiled flooring. The matching floor tiles flow nicely through to the converted sun room/dining area which overlooks the decked garden and river. The ground floor is complete with a WC and under stairs storage. A seated window to the bottom of the stairs offers fantastic views of the river.

To the first floor the part galleried landing has stairs rising to the second floor and a door to the spacious living room. This room is full of history and charm with beautiful ceiling beams, exposed stonework and the 'secret ceiling hatch'. Windows to the front and rear elevations of the living room provide beautiful views of the river.

On the second floor is a family bathroom fitted with a four piece suite including toilet, basin with pedestal, a bidet and corner bath. There a two double bedrooms on the second floor with bedroom 2 benefiting from an en-suite shower room and fitted wardrobes. Windows to the front and rear elevations on the second floor also enjoy fabulous views of the river, lock and fields.

The character, history and charm continues to the third floor master suite with a gallery landing which is used as a dressing room and fully equipped with built in storage cupboards and shelving. To the front elevation of the dressing area is a window overlooking the river. Off the landing is a door leading to bedroom 4 / study with fitted wardrobes and low ceilings. The master bedroom is situated on the fourth floor/attic room which is accessed via a small set of stairs and is open plan to the galleried landing and dressing area below. An en-suite shower room is positioned off the bedroom.

The property has its own single garage with further allocated parking for up to two vehicles. Furthermore this exquisite property comes with its own private mooring which make this property the perfect retreat for all you boating enthusiasts. The Nene is an important river connecting the East of England to the rest of the waterways network and is a great location for relaxing boat trips. You can set sail on your narrow boat from Hoist Cottage and wend your way through the beautiful villages and countryside at a leisurely pace. You can even use the river for canoeing and kayaking.

Please visit the floorplan tab above for approximate room measurements and 3D visual of the property layout.

The seller of this property is a relative of an employee of Kenneally Property Services.

PLEASE NOTE: This property is being offered directly on behalf of the vendor by Kenneally Property Services of Peterborough, who have supplied all information and photographs. As such, Waterside Properties have not inspected the property, and are therefore not able to verify the correctness of any of the statements of fact contained herewith. Waterside Properties are not acting in an estate agency capacity for the vendor.

Please contact Kenneally Property Services directly for further information or to arrange a viewing on 01733 766060, or email

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