About this property
Enjoying a wonderful position in a leafy suburb of the historic city of Peterborough is this striking period property, The Chestnuts. The property was built in 1911 in a Tudor-style, but today has been transformed into an outstanding holiday accommodation, whilst retaining a wealth of characterful features. The property, which is within walking distance of the city center and train station, boasts six elegantly designed bedrooms and is filled with multiple exciting features, which are certain to entice families of all ages to discover this bustling city and its surroundings. Before you enter the property through the period front door, be sure to take a moment to read the plaque commemorating the architect who built this superb property. Once inside, you are welcomed into the entrance hall, with plenty of space to hang your coats and leave behind muddy shoes before stepping into the grand dining room. The formal dining table is framed by exposed beams and gently warmed by the gas fire, creating a social space for all of your loved ones to gather to enjoy a home-cooked dish or pop open a bottle of fizz to toast to a superb holiday. Next is the country-style kitchen, containing everything you could possibly need to cater for yourselves for the duration of your stay, as well as a woodburning stove, adding to the sense of character. The elegance of the property is continued into the sitting room, where a large bay window floods in natural light into the space, creating a tranquil environment for you to curl up on the plush sofas with a good book in hand; flick on the gas fire for extra warmth during a winter’s evening. For family film nights, be sure to grab your popcorn and make your way down to the basement, where a cinema room awaits, perfect for relaxing evenings or whiling away a couple of hours during a rainy day. Completing the living rooms is a beautiful conservatory, where the adults can sink into the sofas, whilst the younger guests of the group challenge each other to a game of pool, air hockey or table tennis. The ground floor is completed by a double bedroom, which has a contemporary en-suite shower room, boasting a walk-in shower, basin and WC, ideal for those with limited mobility, whilst upstairs are a further five bedrooms. Climb the staircase to be greeted by a Tudor-style landing with an impressive glass roof with leaded windows painted with the Tudor rose. The master bedroom comes with a super-king-size bed with bay windows, which overlook the suburb garden and its own elegant en-suite bathroom with a walk-in bath, separate slipper bath, basin and WC. The remaining bedrooms comprise of a super-king-size bedroom with a sofa bed and en-suite, two super-king-size bedrooms and a twin bedroom, each enjoying the same touch of opulence as the other rooms and designed to ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement. Concluding the interior is the gleaming family bathroom, boasting a walk-in shower with a glass roof and a separate freestanding bath. Summer evenings can be spent either huddled around the fire pit, which can double as a barbecue, within the rear courtyard, or light up the pizza oven and enjoy a spot of alfresco dining within the large side garden. Adults can savour a moment of relaxation within the hot tub, whilst the younger guests of the group can enjoy fun-filled hours on the trampoline or playing one of the many outdoor games on offer. Within the garden, you will also find a well-equipped gym and a small play area, so children can play whilst you make the most of the quality fitness machines. If you can tear yourself away from this outstanding property venture into the city centre, surrounded by a stone built village, where you will be spoilt for choice by the selection of shops, a large range of high end gastropubs and eateries that await you, including floating restaurants down by the river for those special occasions. Immerse yourself in the city's past by visiting the 13th-century Cathedral, with its Gothic façade before visiting the other highlights, which includes the Peterborough Museum, Burghley House, John Clare Cottage and Sacrewell Farm. The surrounding countryside offers a plethora of walks and if you are feeling active, visit the Ferry Meadows in Nene Park, where you will find opportunities for sailing, kayaking and windsurfing classes. Bring your friends and family to this superb dwelling, certain to have you returning year after year.