‘Old Kitchin’s Farm’ is steeped in Potton’s history, with the oldest parts of the property dating back to the very early 1700s. Once a small market garden homestead, the Kitchin family business grew to prominence and success as Potton became a major supplier to the fruit and vegetable markets of London. As the business grew, so did the property with significant additions in the early 1800s which are now reflected the townhouse style at the front. The property stayed in the Kitchin family until 1843, and was latterly home to various members of the Bartle family who ran a well-known local bus company. The property has been further extended and extensively renovated by the current owners over the last 8 years, whilst retaining many striking and unusual period features. These include a highly unusual tiled-arch inglenook in what is now a large reception room, original parquet flooring, various open fireplaces and an approx. 80ft garden wall, recently restored, in Potton’s distinctive lime mortar and angled-stonework style.
This stunning property has a wealth of character and charm. It comprises two reception rooms, a beautiful refitted kitchen/breakfast room complete with a large ceiling lantern, a cellar that has been fully tanked and plastered and is used as a “chill out” room with further storage, 13’6 master bedroom, three further bedrooms, bathroom, separate shower room, wonderful 80ft West facing garden that was re-landscaped in 2018, and with gas radiator heating.
Potton is a thriving market town with many amenities, two schools, several pre-schools, doctors’ surgery, family butchers, traditional hardware store, eateries, newsagents, vets and so much more. Sandy and Biggleswade stations are within a 3 and 4 mile drive respectively and offer fast mainline services to London St Pancras and Kings Cross.
Via half glazed door to Entrance hall.
Parquet Herringbone flooring., Radiator, Stairs to first floor accommodation. Wooden doors leading to family room, Lounge and Kitchen/Breakfast room.
Family room (4.37m x 3.05m)
Sliding sash window to front aspect complete with shutters. Cast iron fireplace with wooden mantle over. Shelfs to left hand side of fireplace and desk. Further Shelving to the left hand side of the window. Radiator. Double built in storage cupboards. Door leading to cellar.
Cellar (5.11m x 2.74m)
Exposed brickwork staircase with neon lighting. The cellar has been tanked, insulated and plastered and is used as a “chill out” room. Radiator. Recessed spotlights. Built in cupboard that runs the full width and offers storage.
Lounge (5.44m x 3.18m)
Sliding sash window to front aspect with shutters. Parquet herringbone wooden flooring. Radiator. Beautiful feature fireplace that has an ornate tiled archway above the fireplace which has a wooden mantle over a Solid fuel burner with stone hearth and surround. Recess areas to either side of the chimney breast. It is believed this was once the main kitchen when the house was integrated with next door.
Kitchen/Breakfast room (6.15m x 3.99m)
Double glazed French doors leading to rear garden. Radiator. Beautifully fitted kitchen which has a range of base and eye level units with wooden work tops over and lighting. One and a half ceramic sink drainer with “Swan neck tap” .Integral fridge/freezer and dishwasher. A range cooker sits with in an old chimney recess and has a five ring gas hob and extractor hood over and has a tiled surround. There is a vaulted ceiling to the rear of the kitchen which is the breakfast area complete with roof light. Oak flooring throughout.
Doors leading to bathroom and Wc. Two built in cupboards either side as you enter the lobby area. Oak flooring. Radiator complete with cover.
Double glazed sash window to rear aspect. Heated towel rail. Tiled panelled bath with centre taps and shower unit over. Tiled flooring complete with underfloor heating. Pedestal wash basin. Airing cupboard housing gas boiler. Recessed spotlights.
Oak flooring. Radiator. low level Wc. Shelving with cupboard under.Radiator.
Stairs that lead to both the left and right.
Double glazed sash window. Radiator. Access to loft space. Doors leading to Bedroom one and shower room.
Bedroom one (4.11m x 3.23m)
Double glazed sash window to rear aspect. Radiator. Feature cast iron fireplace with decorative tiled hearth and surround. Cupboards in recesses either side of the chimney breast.
Double glazed sash window to rear aspect. Wall mounted wash basin with blue tiled splashback, Low level Wc and enclosed shower with full height blue tiles. Underfloor heating. Extractor fan and recessed lights.
Stair case leading to second floor accommodation. Radiator. Storage cupboard. Door leading to bedroom two.
Bedroom two (3.51m x 3.12m)
Sliding sash window to front aspect. Radiator. Storage cupboard. Cast iron fireplace with iron grate.
Second floor landing.
Doors to both bedroom three and four. Recessed book shelving. Window to rear aspect. Could be used as a study area. Recessed spotlights.
Bedroom three (3.86m x 3.78m restricted headroom)
Velux roof light to front aspect. Window to rear aspect. Radiator. Recessed spotlights.
Bedroom four (4.27m 0.30m x 2.57m restricted headroom)
Velux window. Radiator. Recessed spotlights.
A beautiful West facing rear garden that is approximately 80ft and was fully landscaped by a local company in 2018 .There is a nice patio area immediately after leaving the French doors from the breakfast area. There is a step up to a lawned area which has a beautiful array of flower and shrubs which as you can see from the pictures. There is a brick retaining wall to one side and fencing to the other. There is a timber shed and playhouse to the rear. There is a timber gate to the side that gives right of way across the neighbouring property. There is a further gate to the other side that gives your neighbour access across your property although has not been used for some time by the present neighbours.