About this property

Key features
  • Well Proportioned
  • Versatile Accommodation
  • Character Features
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Aga
  • Five/Six Bedrooms
  • Enclosed Gardens
  • Adjoining Barn
Description
A substantial Grade II listed period home and an adjoining unconverted timber frame barn providing great potential (subject to planning) for conversion. The main house has an interesting history and part of the property was formerly used as a butchers' shop. The house provides vast living space extending to about 5,200 sq.ft. and provides potential for sympathetic updating. The property occupies a prominent position right in the heart of the village next to the village primary school and just a short walk from an excellent range of local amenities including shops, inns/restaurants, doctors' surgery and it also has its own village college with sports field and amenities. The market town of Saffron Walden is about 6 miles distant and the university city of Cambridge is about 10 miles away. For the commuter there are mainline stations at both Whittlesford and Audley End and there is access onto the M11 motorway at Duxford (Junction 10).

FRONT ENTRANCE DOOR with stained glass leaded light inserts and stained glass leaded light window above, leading to:

ENTRANCE HALL with radiator, natural wood style flooring, archway and opening through to:

INNER HALL with stairs leading to first floor. Glazed door to:

REAR HALL with door and brick steps leading down to:

CELLAR with light, recessed storage area.

PRINCIPAL RECEPTION ROOM with feature large Inglenook style fireplace with a raised tiled hearth and brick surround, large picture windows to front aspect and part glazed door leading to front, secondary double glazed sash window to front aspect, wealth of exposed beams and timbers and high level ceilings, two radiators, glazed door to:

LEAN-TO SUN ROOM with extensive fitted bookshelves and exposed timbers.

STUDY with exposed beams and timbers, recess with fitted shelves and glazed windows to rear aspect overlooking gardens.

LIVING ROOM with feature Inglenook style fireplace with a raised brick hearth and brick surround, large secondary double glazed sash windows to front aspect, radiator. Opening to:

SECOND REAR HALL with built-in cloaks/storage cupboard and further built-in shelved storage cupboard, door to:

SHOWER ROOM with tiled shower cubicle and wall mounted shower unit, vanity style unit with wash hand basin and low level w.c., glazed windows with frosted glass to side aspect, double radiator, door and wooden steps leading down to:

CELLAR 2 (with electric light).

FARMHOUSE STYLE KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM An atmospheric room with high ceilings and a wealth of exposed beams and timbers, large Inglenook fireplace with exposed brick chimney breast and a feature oil fired 4 oven Aga, range of traditional style units comprising an inset stainless steel twin bowl sink with mixer taps, extensive range of base units comprising work surfaces with cupboards and drawers below and range of wall storage and glass fronted display cabinets, large feature wooden dresser style unit with extensive shelving, drawers beneath and large worktop, integrated fridge and freezer and integrated dishwasher, 4 point Neff hob set into worktop with concealed extractor cooker hood above and built-in upright unit which also incorporates a Neff microwave oven, natural wood style flooring, full height windows to side aspect overlooking the gardens and door to:

REAR LOBBY with door leading to outside and door to:

STORE/WORKSHOP with former Inglenook style fireplace with brick surround, exposed timbers, recessed storage area, Vaillant wall mounted boiler and door to outside.

UTILITY ROOM with stainless steel twin bowl sink unit with cupboards below, space and plumbing for washing machine, space and vent for tumble dryer, glazed windows to rear overlooking the gardens, hot water heater and door leading to side covered porch, courtyard area and garden.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR

LANDING AREA glazed window to side aspect, feature high level ceiling and wealth of exposed beams and timbers, door and wooden steps leading up to Attic Area.

BEDROOM 1 with a wealth of exposed beams and timbers, natural wood style flooring, secondary double glazed sash window to front aspect, former fireplace (presently sealed) and opening to:

DRESSING AREA with radiator and secondary double glazed sash window to front aspect.

BEDROOM 2 with radiator, dual aspect windows.

BEDROOM 3 with radiator, secondary double glazed sash window to rear aspect overlooking gardens and secondary double glazed sash window to front aspect. Door to:

INNER LANDING with secondary double glazed stained glass sash window to front aspect, wealth of exposed beams and timbers, built-in storage cupboard.

BEDROOM 4 with feature high semi-vaulted ceiling, high level recess storage area, wealth of exposed beams and timbers, secondary double glazed sash window to front aspect.

BEDROOM 5 with radiator, secondary double glazed sash window to front and rear aspect, built-in storage cupboard with fitted shelves.

BATHROOM with white suite comprising bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low level w.c., tiled shower cubicle with wall mounted shower unit and sliding doors, heated towel rail, sliding double glazed sash windows with frosted glass to rear aspect.

DOOR AND STAIRS FROM INNER LANDING leading to:

SECOND FLOOR with small landing.

ATTIC ROOM/BEDROOM 6 with exposed timbers and glazed window to rear aspect and door to:

ATTIC STORAGE ROOM with extensive fitted shelving, exposed timbers and window to side aspect, exposed floorboards.

OUTSIDE

ADJOINING TIMBER FRAME BARN A substantial building with separate divided storage areas open to the full height of the building and in part with wooden steps leading to first floor area with exposed brick chimney breast. There are a pair of wooden gates leading to covered car port style area and further covered passageway and store to side with wooden door to front. Brick paviour courtyard style area with shrub covered pergola leading through to the main gardens.

GARDENS Enclosed rear gardens enjoying a high degree of privacy and seclusion mainly laid to lawn with various mature shrubs and borders around. Access from garden to Timber Frame BARN which adjoins the main house, oil storage tank set on a raised plinth.

Get in touch

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

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