Whittlesford is a charming riverside village noted for its quality homes lying 7 miles south of Cambridge and 8 or so miles north of Saffron Walden. The village has become a focal point of South Cambridgeshire in recent years with its fast commuter rail service bringing London Liverpool Street within the hour. The village is served by a shop/post office and three public houses, the Tickell Arms, The Bees in the Wall and the Red Lion Hotel. The village has a genuinely thriving community for the young and old. There is a nursery and excellent primary school, active local Scout and Guide groups, gardening and music clubs and lots of village events including a summer ball.There is also an active social atmosphere centred around the Whittlesford Social Club and "The Lawn" which is the village's recreation ground where there are also tennis courts. Communications are excellent with easy access to the A505 and Junction 10 of the M11 is within 2 miles.
The property enjoys a quiet no-through road position set back from the road and located in the centre of this highly sought-after south Cambridgeshire village with a mainline train station. The current owner has transformed the house with a programme of expansion and full refurbishment, resulting in bright and spacious and beautifully finished accommodation throughout and all set within a walled private rear garden. The accommodation consists of an Oak portico with panelled front door with a generous reception hall with beautiful flagstone flooring, Oak staircase to first floor and cloakroom WC. The dual aspect sitting room boasts a wood burning stove and a solid wood herringbone floor, this beautiful flooring continues into the dining room/study which has two sets of French doors out to the garden. The kitchen/breakfast/family room is truly the heart of this home and due to its dual aspect windows and doors and vaulted ceiling with large sky light, this space is filled with natural light and has a lovely ambience. The kitchen area itself is fitted with attractive bespoke cabinetry, ample granite work surfaces and splashbacks, a Rangemaster Professional Plus induction stove, integrated dishwasher, American style fridge freezer, space for washing machine and a wall mounted gas fired central heating boiler. Upstairs there is a dual aspect galleried landing, four bedrooms including the master bedroom with walk-in closet and en suite shower and a large family bathroom.
Outside the property is set back from the road and is approached via generous driveway providing parking for several vehicles with a lawned area. There is ample space for a garage (subject to planning consents). Gated access leads to the rear garden which is laid mainly to lawn with a generous paved terrace, ideal for alfresco dining and a further smaller decked area, well stocked flower and shrub borders and beds, a number of specimen trees, and partially walled enjoying excellent levels of privacy and seclusion.
Agents Note: The property has previously been granted planning permission for a new roof and two bedroom conversion. Further details available upon request.
Four bedroom detached family residence
Fabulous vaulted ceiling kitchen/breakfast/family room
Dual aspect sitting room with wood burning stove
Dining room/study with two sets of French doors to the garden
Master bedroom with walk-in closet and en suite shower room
Ample off-road parking and space for a garage (subject to planning)
Private rear garden
Unless specifically mentioned in these particulars all fixtures and fittings are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold interest.
All main services are connected.
South Cambridgeshire District Council
Strictly by appointment through the vendors sole agents Redmayne Arnold & Harris