6 double bedrooms – 3 bathrooms – drawing room – sitting room – family room – kitchen/dining room – conservatory – utility room – WC – cellar – one-bedroom self-contained coach house – brick-built out buildings – sweeping driveway providing ample off-street parking – gated walled grounds including mature formal gardens
The Glebe House is a handsome and imposing Grade II listed detached Georgian house of grand proportions set in delightful walled gardens with outbuildings and separate coach house, just north of the river and within walking distance of the historic centre and large open green spaces. This beautiful former rectory was designed and built in 1810 by Charles Humfrey and later extended in the Victorian era to create additional accommodation with a grand castellated rear façade. The present owners have significantly improved the property to a very high standard with the original character and integrity of this charming house being retained. A sympathetic dining room extension to the kitchen area has been added and they converted and lovingly restored the coach house to guest accommodation. The property offers elegant and well-proportioned rooms which enjoy lots of natural light, a classic interior design and stunning period features, resulting in a truly magnificent, one-off family home rarely seen in central Cambridge.
Approached from Church Street via wrought-iron gates opening onto a broad gravel driveway which provides ample off-street parking. The main house and coach house enjoy a high degree of seclusion from the road and are set behind a high brick wall to the front boundary and high hedging to the rear boundary with established gardens to the front, rear and side approaching half an acre in total. There are variety of attractive mature trees and shrubs, a formal lawned garden, a kitchen garden, natural garden with wildflowers and grasses, manicured box hedging and neat gravel pathways. Two brick-built outbuildings provide useful storage for garden equipment.
The accommodation in the main house is largely arranged over two extensive floors and extends to 3650 sq ft with cellars beneath part of the ground floor. The reception hall has an impressive stained glass entrance door and tessellated tiled floor and steps which lead to attractive glazed French doors opening into an inner hallway with staircase rising to the first-floor level. The two principal reception rooms overlook the front grounds through tall sash windows. Both rooms have decorative open fireplaces, high ceilings, restored floorboards and original plasterwork and picture rails. The family room has a triple aspect bay overlooking established flower beds and formal gardens, wooden floorboards and an attractive fireplace with tiled hearth and inset woodburning stove. The well-equipped kitchen provides an extensive range of handmade framed cabinets, drawers and shelving, a large matching storage central island with solid wood worktop, gas hob with extractor fan above and power points. The adjoining dining area has conservation roof lights and provides access to the large conservatory and rear garden and outbuilding vis bespoke glazed doors. The utility room and WC complete the ground floor accommodation. The first-floor landing has a tall feature sash window and leads to six beautiful spacious bedrooms and three bathrooms. The refitted family bathroom suite has a roll-top bath, walk-in shower and twin basins. The cellar space is divided into two rooms and provides useful storage options.
The coach house provides 375 sq ft of additional accommodation comprising a fully functional kitchen/dining/sitting room, inner lobby/study area, bathroom suite and private double bedroom. The coach house is currently let out and has a separate council tax band to the main house.
Situated on Church Street, just off the High Street, this property is well placed for the local facilities offered in Chesterton and offers walking access to Stourbridge Common, the river Cam, riverside pedestrian bridge and the historic centre. Being situated on the northern side of the City the property is extremely well placed for the world renowned Cambridge Science Park and Business Parks, as well as the access points to the A14 which links with the A11, A1 and M11 trunk roads, plus the guided busway and Cambridge North Station, which offers services to London.
All mains services connected
Cambridge City Council
Council Tax Band G & A
Unless specifically mentioned in these particulars all fixtures and fittings are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold interest.
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