About this property

Key features
  • Large detached residence
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Generous mature gardens
  • Breath-taking views
Description
This most impressive and substantial individual detached residence has been improved and enlarged in more recent times and provides exceptionally well-proportioned and versatile living accommodation, together with delightfully generous mature gardens which back onto fields with breathtaking views over surrounding countryside
The property surrounds a wonderful and tranquil non-estate position in this picturesque country lane towards the edge of this highly sought after South Cambridgeshire village.
Balsham is conveniently located just 10 miles from the university city of Cambridge and provides an excellent array of local amenities including a primary school, post office/stores, delicatessen/coffee shop, two pubs, fine Church and recreation ground with childrens play area. More extensive shopping and schooling facilities are available in the neighbouring village of Linton and for commuters there are main line stations at Whittlesford and Audley End. The nearest M11 motorway access point are located at Duxford (Junction 10) and Stump Cross (Junction 9)


COVERED PORCH with outside light and front entrance door to:

ENTRANCE HALL with staircase off to first floor, radiator, built-in storage cupboard understairs, sealed unit double glazed windows to front aspect, and door to:

CLOAKROOM with low level w.c. and wash hand basin with tiled splashback and wall mirror above, extractor fan, radiator.

SITTING ROOM with feature fireplace with oak surround and mantel, wood burning stove set on a tiled hearth with back boiler which assists with heating of the hot water, sealed unit double glazed windows to rear aspect and sealed unit double glazed French doors leading to paved terrace and rear gardens.

FAMILY/LIVING ROOM with radiator, full height sealed unit double glazed sliding patio doors leading to paved terrace and rear gardens.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM with range of traditional style units comprising an inset one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer taps and cupboards below, extensive fitted base units comprising worktops with cupboards and drawers below, recess with a Rangemaster cooker with 5 point induction hob and a concealed extractor cooker hood above, extensive range of wall storage cupboards and open shelving, pull-out shelved larder unit, ceramic tiled floor, double radiator, sealed unit double glazed windows to front aspect and a sealed unit double glazed door to side passage and gardens, fitted breakfast bar and glass fronted shelved display cabinet, a pair of glazed doors leading to the family/living room.

UTILITY ROOM A surprisingly spacious utility room with an inset twin bowl stainless steel sink unit with cupboards below and space and plumbing to side for washing machine, space for a large American style fridge/freezer, further base unit with worktop above and to side, large central island unit with a large worktop for preparation and cupboards beneath, extensive base units comprising worktops with cupboards below and central pull-out baskets, integrated freezer, fitted book storage and display shelves and a built-in airing cupboard housing an oil fired boiler, double radiator, large built-in shelved broom/storage cupboard and sealed unit double glazed door to side path and gardens.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR

LANDING with trap door to roof space and two large light voids with double glazed Velux windows, radiator.

BEDROOM 1 with double radiator, sealed unit double glazed windows to rear aspect with breathtaking views over the gardens and farmland and countryside beyond, opening to:

DRESSING ROOM with extensive range of built-in wardrobes with drawers below, and radiator, sealed unit double glazed windows to front aspect, door to:

ENSUITE BATHROOM with white suite comprising bath with shower attachment, vanity unit with cupboards below, low level w.c., ceramic tiled walls and heated radiator/towel rail, sealed unit double glazed windows with frosted glass to front aspect.

BEDROOM 2 with double radiator, sealed unit double glazed windows to rear aspect overlooking gardens and countryside beyond, recess with fitted bookshelves.

BEDROOM 3 with built-in wardrobes and radiator, sealed unit double glazed windows to front aspect.

BEDROOM 4 with double radiator, built-in double wardrobes, sealed unit double glazed windows to rear aspect overlooking gardens with farmland and countryside beyond.

BEDROOM 5 with radiator, built-in shelved storage cupboard and sealed unit double glazed windows to rear aspect with breathtaking views over the gardens and adjacent farmland.

SHOWER ROOM with a large shower cubicle with wall mounted shower unit, ceramic tiled walls around, glazed doors, vanity style unit with wash hand basin with mixer taps and cupboards below, worktops to either side with integrated low level w.c., and further cupboards and drawers, vertical radiator/towel rail, and sealed unit double glazed windows to front aspect with frosted glass.

OUTSIDE To the front of the property there are a pair of 5-bar gates leading to an extensive brick paviour courtyard style parking area and driveway adjacent to which is a DETACHED TRADITIONAL STYLE DOUBLE GARAGE with two pairs of timber doors under a tiled roof and a lean-to timber and tiled fuel store and further storage area, a pathway leads to the side of this to a shrub covered pergola with gardens to either side with a variety of mature shrubs, bushes and trees around. Gated access leading to a side paved area with oil storage tank, bin storage area and opening to the rear garden. To the other side of the house there is a further gated access and paved pathway which leads to the rear garden and the pathway is set beneath a further pergola with a variety of shrubs above.

Adjacent to the first courtyard area there are two useful brick and block garden storage areas one of which is also used as a utility area and has light and power and the second is used as a small workshop with garden implements and light and power connected.

There is a delightful large paved terrace enjoying privacy and seclusion which immediately adjoins the house itself and a brick paviour pathway leading to the principal gardens and a further circular paved terrace. The delightful and generous mature gardens are a rather special feature and are principally laid to lawn with a great variety of mature shrubs, bushes, trees and well stocked borders around. At the far end of the garden there is a further brick paviour pathway leading to a garden storage shed and adjacent to this area there is a further larger storage shed and greenhouse, adjacent to the greenhouse there are various vegetable beds and the gardens enjoy a wonderful vista over the adjacent farmland with extensive views beyond over countryside.

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Cheffins Cambridge
Clifton House
1&2 Clifton Road
Cambridge
CB1 7EA

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