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An utterly idyllic — and rather enormous — thatched cottage in Cambridgeshire for under £800,000

Calling all keen gardeners and handymen (and women), Rose Cottage is a delectable period thatched property with equal measures of charm, useful adaptable space and welcoming interiors.

Fronting onto the vast village green of Hilton in Cambridgeshire, Rose Cottage is a charming four-bedroom home listed Grade II and offering one-third of an acre of gardens that are primed to be transformed into something special.

The home is a pleasant period piece of about 2,400sq ft and offers plenty of original features, such as exposed beams and dormer windows, and finds itself currently on the market via Cheffins for £775,000.

The ground floor accommodation comprises of a large open plan kitchen/breakfast room (off from which is a bathroom and downstairs bedroom), plus a living and dining room.

The remaining three bedrooms are located on the first floor, including the master en suite and family bathroom.

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The gardens are mostly laid to lawn, with young trees and newly planted borders, meaning that any green-thumbed owner can readily stamp their identity into this charming slice of East Anglia. A romantic wooden bridge crosses a small stream which in turn leads out into the village.

The garden also features a traditional converted barn as a summerhouse/studio, with a bedroom on the first floor which would make useful guest accommodation.

The village of Hilton is well known due to its expansive village green, surrounded by a mixture of traditional and modern properties and mature trees, many of which were planted when Capability Brown was Lord of the Manor.

Here, you’ll find the usual village line-up — a post office, village store and pub as well as good road and rail access to Cambridge, Huntington and London.

Rose Cottage is currently on the market via Cheffins for £775,000 — see more pictures, or enquire with the agent for further details.