About this property
- No Onward Chain
- Well Proportioned & Versatile Accommodation
- Beautiful Landscaped Gardens
- Extensive Parking & Double Garage
- Breathtaking & Panoramic Views
- Highly Sought-After Village
- Convenient for Commuters
This substantial, individual and detached home was architect designed and constructed from reclaimed bricks in 1983 for the owners' own occupation and it is now being offered for sale by the family for the first time since it was uniquely built. The property occupies an outstanding location and enjoys panoramic and breathtaking views over gently undulating farmland and countryside to rear. It also has the benefit of beautiful and mature landscaped gardens and the whole plot extends in all to around 0.42 of an acre.
The property is delightfully located towards the edge of this highly sought-after, most desirable village with its wonderful community spirit and wealth of attractive character cottages, farms and individual homes of quality. The villages of Heydon and Great Chishill are almost connected and there are local amenities including an inn/restaurant, fine church and recreation ground. The villages are also well-placed for the commuter, with mainline stations at Whittlesford, Royston and Audley End. Major routes are close at hand including the A505 which leads into the A10 and M11 motorway. The market towns of Royston and Saffron Walden are within 6 and 8 miles distant respectively and the university city of Cambridge is around 13 miles north.
LARGE COVERED PORCH with side door to garage, external lighting and front door entrance to:
RECEPTION HALL with full height sealed unit double glazed windows, radiator, staircase leading off to first floor and door through to:
INNER LOBBY with opening through to kitchen/dining room and panelled doors to:
SITTING ROOM with feature central open fireplace with marble surround and hearth with decorative mantel above, two radiators, sealed unit double glazed windows to front and side aspect, full height sliding double glazed doors leading to paved terrace and rear garden with breathtaking views over the gardens and countryside beyond.
DINING ROOM & ADJOINING KITCHEN wonderful light and spacious room with kitchen area with inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps and cupboards below, extensive work surfaces and base units to either side with cupboards and drawers below, fitted breakfast bar, integrated oven and grill and a 4 point Baumatic ceramic hob unit set into worktop to side, range of wall storage cupboards and glass fronted display cabinets, space for upright fridge/freezer, upright shelved larder cupboard. Within the DINING AREA we have a double radiator and full height sliding double glazed doors leading to paved terrace and gardens with wonderful views over the gardens and countryside beyond. Stable door leading to:
UTILITY ROOM with stainless steel sink unit with cupboards below, worktop to side with space and plumbing beneath for washing machine, oil fired boiler set on a tiled plinth to side, sealed unit double glazed windows to side aspect and sealed unit double glazed window to rear aspect and stable door with porch and log store, leading to paved terrace and rear gardens.
CLOAKROOM/SHOWER ROOM with tiled shower cubicle and wall mounted shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin and low level w.c., electric shaver socket, radiator, ceramic tiled floor, sealed unit double glazed windows to front aspect.
ON THE FIRST FLOOR
LANDING with large built-in airing cupboard housing lagged hot water cylinder, radiator, sealed unit double glazed windows to front aspect.
BEDROOM 1 with radiator, sealed unit double glazed windows to front aspect, sliding double glazed full height patio style doors leading to first floor covered balcony with timber deck and wrought iron balustrades providing wonderful views over the rear gardens with gently undulating farmland and countryside beyond.
BEDROOM 2 with corner vanity unit with wash hand basin and cupboards below, built-in double wardrobes and built-in shelved storage cupboards, trap door to roof space, natural wood style flooring, radiator, two sealed unit double glazed windows to rear aspect overlooking gardens, countryside and farmland beyond.
BEDROOM 3 with built-in double wardrobes and a large built-in storage cupboard, radiator, sealed unit double glazed windows to rear aspect overlooking gardens and countryside beyond.
BATHROOM with suite comprising bath, pedestal wash hand basin and w.c., radiator, sealed unit double glazed window with frosted glass to side aspect, double glazed Velux window to front aspect.
OUTSIDE To the front of the property there is a driveway leading to an extensive and circular courtyard style parking and turning area adjacent to which there is a DOUBLE GARAGE with two up and over doors, light and power and a personal rear door which leads to rear gardens. There is also an attractive garden area to front and side mainly laid to lawn with a great variety of mature shrubs, perennials, roses and bulbs, paved pathway to side leads to the rear garden and to the side of the garage there is a further recess pebblestone parking area and 5-bar gate which in turn leads to an additional courtyard style parking area set to the side of the house opening onto the rear gardens.
The delightful generous landscaped gardens to the rear of the house are a very special feature indeed and are laid mainly to lawn with a great variety of mature shrubs, trees, and well stocked borders of perennials, roses and bulbs around. There is also an extensive rockery garden with many attractive perennials and plants adjacent to which is a garden pond. At the far end of the garden there is a stone and paved area with shrubs and a seating area which enjoys commanding and breathtaking views over the Heydon valley and extensive farmland with uninterrupted and panoramic views for miles around.
Special note from a family member who has been involved in the design and planting of the gardens and is a professional former Cambridge college head gardener and stipulates that the garden provides 'year round interest, colour and scent'.
The style is very "naturalistic" to harmonise with spectacular rolling hills of cereal crops and farmland. Plantings include a wide range of Ornamental grasses (Miscanthus, Pannicum, Stipa), Summer Perennials (Aster, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Agapanthus), bulbs (Snowdrops, Daffs, Tulips and Alliums), evergreen 'Topiarised' shrubs and many different Rose and Clematis varieties in both front and rear gardens. Native primroses and Cowslips fill the garden.
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