Dial House occupies a wonderful location, discreetly positioned within this quiet cul-de-sac, set back from the road and located within the heart of Great Shelford with views over farmland to the rear. This beautiful house was constructed in 1914 in very much the Arts and Crafts vernacular and retains many original features associated with this most picturesque and charming architectural style. The house echoes the main principles of the movement, clarity of formal structure, variety of materials, asymmetry and traditional construction and craftsmanship. The property boasts beautifully handcrafted arched windows and doorways, fabulous open fireplaces and ornate joinery throughout.
The accommodation comprises, a part-covered entrance portico with an impressive original front door to the spacious and welcoming reception hall with stairs rising to the first floor accommodation and a part-glazed, stained glass door leading to a cloakroom w.c. with a utility area. The two principal reception rooms boast elegant proportions, both dual aspect with fireplaces, one with solid wood flooring in a herringbone style. Off the sitting room is a large garden room with panoramic views over the garden and off the dining room, a generous study / library opening to a boot room with attractive double doors to the garden. The kitchen / breakfast room is very much at the heart of this incredible family home fitted with bespoke cabinetry, ample quarry-tiled work surfaces with an inset single sink with drainer, a gas-fired Aga complemented by a two-ring Neff hob with space for fridge freezer and dishwasher plus an architectural date stone, celebrating the year of completion.
Upstairs off the generous galleried landing, there are four bedrooms, an ensuite shower room to the master, a family bathroom and a separate shower room providing adequate facilities for the growing family. Off the inner landing, stairs rise to the second floor loft room, a perfect teenage hideaway.
Outside, the property is approached by a private winding gravelled driveway, screened by hedging with a lawned front garden boasting a mature magnolia tree and wild flowers. Gated access leads to the rear garden, which has been skilfully designed with manicured and shaped lawned areas, neat box and yew hedging, flower and shrub borders and beds and a selection of trees and bushes and a generous paved patio with antique sundial surrounded by lavender, enjoying views over farmland to the rear.
Great Shelford is a well-regarded village just south of Cambridge, offering an excellent range of local amenities including shops, banks, building society, restaurants, bakers, delicatessen, library and butchers. There is also a sought-after primary school, health centre, dentist and great sporting facilities within the recreation ground. The village is ideally placed for access to both Cambridge and London with excellent road connections, local bus services and a mainline railway station with trains from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street. Addenbrooke's Hospital is less than 2 miles from the property, Cambridge city centre about 4 miles away and Waitrose nearby.
All mains services connected.
South Cambridgeshire District Council.
Council Tax - G
Unless specifically mentioned in these particulars, all fixtures and fittings are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold interest.
Strictly by appointment through the vendor’s sole agents, Redmayne Arnold and Harris.