This wonderful family home enjoys a truly tranquil setting on the outskirts of the village and is accessed via a private country lane with wonderful panoramic countryside views. The centre of the village is a pleasant and short walk away with Cambridge City centre only 15 minutes by car or bus, and Whittlesford mainline train station just 5 minutes drive.
The current owners have transformed the house with a program of expansion and refurbishment resulting in generously proportioned and versatile accommodation, beautifully presented throughout and extending to just over 4000 sqft. The property also lends itself to those involved in the equine world with a post and rail paddock approaching 3.5 acres with ample space for the erection of stabling, tack room, menage and barns, subject to planning.
The accommodation comprises an entrance vestibule with attractive tiled flooring to the generous reception hall with a bespoke staircase to first floor accommodation. Just off is a dual aspect library with a wealth of fitted bookshelving. The principal reception room enjoys a triple aspect with a feature fireplace housing a wood burning stove. The dining room has bi-fold doors providing access and lovely views over the garden and paddock beyond. There are two further reception rooms including a playroom/study and snug which also has a woodburning stove. The heart of this beautiful home is the bespoke kitchen/breakfast room, a room bathed with natural light due mainly to its largely glazed rear elevation again with lovely views over the rear vista. The kitchen area is fitted with an array of handmade cabinetry, complimented by attractive marble work surfaces with inset double ceramic sink unit. There is space for a dishwasher and American style fridge/freezer and an induction top range style cooker. The central island has an oak surface and cleverly incorporates a fitted seating area. Off the kitchen is a large boot room with utility area and shower, fitted with matching bespoke cabinetry with space for the usual white goods and beautiful brick floor, with doors to both the front and rear of the house. Off the boot room is the side lobby with door to the garden, door to the garage and stairs to the annexe. Upstairs in the main house, there is a bright and spacious landing, five bedrooms including a generous master suite with en suite facilities and a four piece family bathroom. The vendor has recently converted the loft space, which has limited head height, but would make an ideal child’s play/hobby room. The annexe comprises a kitchen area, a double bedroom, large sitting/dining room and bathroom.
Outside, the property enjoys pleasant countryside views on all sides and is screened from the road by Laurel hedging. A gravelled horseshoe in and out driveway provides parking for several vehicles and leads to a large double garage with two electric up and over doors, power and light connected, and could easily accommodation at least two large vehicles. There is a neat lawned front garden with flower and shrub borders and beds. The side access leads to the rear garden, about 0.5 acres and is laid to well maintained lawns with well stocked and raised flower and shrub borders and beds, a selection of specimen trees and bushes, and a large paved patio which is ideal for al fresco dining. There is a five bar gate providing access to the paddock which is laid mainly to pasture and measures about 3.5 acres, fully enclosed by post and rail fencing.
The Abingtons are situated approximately 8 miles south of Cambridge and 8 miles north of Saffron Walden. Great Abington, and its sister village of Little Abington, take advantage of a popular and highly convenient location surrounded by delightful open countryside. Facilities include a primary school, village store with Post Office and popular pub opposite the attractive village cricket oval. Excellent schooling facilities are available at nearby Linton and Sawston, both of which have highly reputable village colleges with numerous adult educational amenities. The M11 Junction of Stumps Cross is about 4 miles away with the outskirts of London about an hour's drive and Stansted Airport only 25 minutes. In addition, the nearby mainline station at Whittlesford, only 3 miles away, offers a fast service to London Liverpool Street.
There is a fee for the upkeep of the private road of £210 per annum
Mains electricity and water connected.
Oil fired central heating. Septic tank.
South Cambridgeshire District Council
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