Porch House was built in the mid 18th Century and takes its name from the large porch to the front of the building. This house is steeped in history and somewhat of a village landmark, in fact 100 years ago it was the village butchers. Over the years the property has been transformed and fully refurbished, yet great care has been taken to preserve its unique original features. The previous owner had planning permission passed for a two storey and single storey extension and the building of the cart lodge. The cart lodge was built and so triggered the planning therefore the extension can be done at any time (ref : 15/00550/HHFUL). A timber panelled front door leads to 'the porch' which in itself is 12' square with a vaulted ceiling, exposed timber, parquet flooring and a cloakroom wc off. There are three reception rooms including an elegant dual aspect drawing room with a feature open fireplace, a dining room again with fireplace and an office/family room with original black brick floor. The kitchen/breakfast room is particularly worthy of note with part glazed monopitch roof, bespoke cabinetry and silestone work surfaces with double ceramic sink. This room also boasts a range style cooker, original pine corner cupboard and brick floor. Just off the kitchen is a generous utility room with Butler sink, space for white goods and a quarry tiled floor. Upstairs there is a galleried landing, four large double bedrooms with en suite to the master bedroom and a family bathroom. Outside the front garden is laid to lawn with flower and shrub borders and beds and Indian sandstone steps up to the front door. The gravel driveway provides parking for several cars and leads to a garage with an up and over door. Accessed via the garage there is a timber double cart lodge with power and light connected. The generous rear garden is 'L' shaped, laid mainly to well maintained lawns with well stocked flower and shrub borders and beds, a selection of trees and bushes including fruit trees. There are raised herb and vegetable beds and in 'gardeners corner' there is a large greenhouse with power connected, timber workshop again with power and light connected, a wood store and oil tank. All is enclosed by hedging and enjoys excellent levels of privacy and seclusion.
Great Gransden is a much favoured village well known for its attractive period houses, winding streets and picturesque views. It is set in wooded undulating countryside and is conveniently situated some 7 miles from St Neots, about 11 miles from Cambridge and 14 miles from Bedford. It has a thriving community with a village primary school, playground with bowls and a tennis court, playgroup and children's nursery, new sports centre and sports fields with a pavilion, additional tennis courts and football fields, Cambridge University Gliding Club plus a village shop and public house. A bus service also runs from the village to St Bede's Secondary School, Cambridge. The nearby towns of Cambridge, St Neots and Huntingdon provide mainline rail services to London. The close by A428 provides excellent access to the M11 motorway, the A1 and the A1/M1 link road.