Luffenham House offers a rare opportunity to purchase a fine and handsome Grade II listed detached Georgian house of grand proportions and lavish interior design, surprisingly close to the historic centre and river. This double fronted period residence was built in 1834 and later extended in 1912 to its present size. The current owner has extensively improved and redesigned the property to the highest of standards, creating a perfect blend of decorative antique features with contemporary touches, resulting in a truly magnificent and highly individual family home.
The accommodation is arranged over two floors and extends to an impressive 3900 sq ft with original cellars beneath part of the ground floor. The reception hall with stylish interior and original staircase has great attention to detail and sets the tone. The four principal reception rooms offer high ceilings, attractive and restored wood flooring, elegant working open fireplaces with wood burner to the sitting room and stunning restored original windows with sympathetic secondary glazing added. All rooms enjoy a high degree of natural light and views to manicured gardens. The contemporary kitchen/breakfast room is finished in a classic timeless style with an extensive range of handmade handle-less cabinetry wtih quartz worktop over, a central island with quartz worktop, a range of quality integrated appliances and an in-set 2 oven Aga. In-built bespoke seating has been added to provide a pleasant informal seating/dining area. The first floor landing leads to five double bedrooms and an exceptional family bathroom suite with separate shower cubicle. The master bedroom suite is a beautiful room and leads to a luxury en suite which links to a dressing room/bedroom 6. In addition there is a former stable which has been converted to a spacious outdoor home office. The house is set behind wrought iron railings and a neat high yew hedge with a York stone path leading across the large front garden which has been designed in keeping with the house style and is full of plants. The attractive front elevation is draped with established wisteria. The walled rear garden has been renovated to include a large original reclaimed yorkstone patio around a pretty pond and bedding with a large area of lawn with well-stocked flower borders and mature trees offering a high level of seclusion. There is vehicular access and parking to the rear through remote controlled gates. A shingled area provides a useful storage area for bikes and there is also a charming former wash house building.
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.
Cambridge City Council
Council tax band – G