Aldreth Road, Ely





Character Cottage - Guide Price from 250,000 - 260,000. A rare opportunity to purchase a two bedroom detached period cottage in the highly sought after village of Haddenham, Cambridgeshire. Located on a quiet road towards the outskirts of the village this property enjoys all the amenities of village life whilst being just a minute’s walk from hillside orchard and open countryside. Inside, this cottage has been finished to a high standard by the current owners. Neutral period colours and natural materials have been combined to give a light and airy feeling whilst handcrafted shelves and cupboards cleverly maximise storage space to create a characterful and surprisingly spacious-feeling home. The house is well insulated with dry-lined walls throughout and oil-fired central-heated radiators in every room.


Detached Period Cottage

Two bedrooms

Bathroom plus En-suite

Quiet Location

Off road parking

Enclosed Court Yard


Finished to a high specification throughout

KITCHEN (4.7 x 2.6m)

A stable door leads from the driveway into a homely cottage kitchen. The main feature of which is its bespoke handcrafted wooden units with butler sink and solid cherry work surfaces. Porcelain tiled floor. Double glazed window looking out onto courtyard seating area. To the rear double glazed French doors open out into the courtyard garden.


Conveniently situated off the kitchen the bathroom comprises a three piece suite with shower over bath and folding shower screen. Porcelain floor tiles continue from the kitchen, whilst the walls are tiled with stone coloured porcelain and painted cladding to give a cottage feel. Double glazed window with view to rear garden. Full height airing cupboard housing the oil fired combi boiler.

DINING AREA (2.9 x 2.6m)

A door from the kitchen leads to the dining area. A peaceful space with solid birch flooring and a double glazed window looking across the driveway to the wood store and espaliered apple trees. The wooden flooring extends into a well organised under stair cupboard. This space is currently separated from the lounge by an open shelving unit, but both rooms could be used together as one larger open space if preferred.

LOUNGE (3.8 x 3.3m)

Separated from the dining area by an open shelving unit, the beamed lounge provides a snug cottage feel. Feature fireplace with multi-fuel burner. Antique pine fitted shelving and cupboards. Phone line and television aerial connections. Large double glazed window looking out to front of property. The front door with quarry tiled step leads directly into the lounge, although the current owners use the kitchen door as a more convenient main entrance to the house.


The stairs lead from the dining room to a small landing then another step up to:

BEDROOM ONE (3.8 x 3.2m)

A tranquil space featuring a large double glazed window with deep sill perfectly positioned for sitting and watching the world go by. Fitted pine wardrobes and shelving around the chimney breast maximise storage space. Telephone point.


Solid wood floor. Full sized washbasin with tiled splashback.

Back across the landing to:

BEDROOM TWO (2.9 x 2.2m)

A light and cosy room currently benefitting from bespoke fitted L shaped bunk beds and shelving. The bottom bunk pulls out to make a small guest double if needed. Large storage cupboard over stair well. Double glazed window looks out to rear of property. Television aerial point.


To the side of the property lies a generous gravelled driveway with wood store, small raised flower bed and two espaliered apple trees. Another espaliered pear tree adorns the front of the cottage and produces delicious fruit in late summer. To the other side of the property is a locked gate leading to secure outdoor storage area, currently used for bicycles, with electricity meter and oil tank.

Another locked gate leads from the driveway into a fully enclosed courtyard garden. The garden, mainly laid to limestone paving, features a raised lawn lined with lush ferns, attractive raised flower beds, a wisteria-covered pergola, open seating area and a small shed equipped with power for a tumble dryer. A further power point and outdoor tap are usefully located close to the garden gate, providing convenient outdoor power and water to both driveway and garden.


The highly sought after village of Haddenham in Cambridgeshire is extremely well served with amenities, including but not limited to: a Primary School, two nurseries, and several play groups, two pubs, a large convenience store with post office, library, a butchers, two hair salons, an art gallery and tea rooms, pharmacy, doctors surgery, car garage and take-away. Situated on one of the highest points in the Fens, it also offers a host of countryside walks, beautiful views, and preserved green spaces. Haddenham is just 6 miles out of the City of Ely and approximately 15 miles from Cambridge, both of which offer a London train service.