About this property

Key features
  • Georgian Style Country House
  • Versatile & Well Proportioned Accommodation
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Large Garden
  • Double Garage
LOCATION The property provides vast living accommodation extending in all to about 3925 sq ft. and is ideally situated to prospective buyers looking for such outstanding space and flexibility including a potential self-contained apartment on the top floor. Many attractive and stylish features of quality and character are incorporated throughout the property and it exudes its own very unique and very special ambience.

In addition it benefits from landscaped gardens with an emphasis on ease. There is a delightful enclosed garden to the rear of the home with a large secluded timber deck adjacent to which there is a heated swimming pool and open timber pavilion.

Tavistock House occupies a delightful non-estate position at the end of a long tree lined driveway with secure automatic gates providing access to a private and extensive courtyard area which in turn leads to the house.

The property is within easy walking distance of the heart of this highly sought after Cambridgeshire village. Balsham has an excellent range of local amenities, including stores/ Post Office, delicatessen/ coffee shops, primary school, fine church, two inns and a recreation ground with children's play area adjacent. The university city of Cambridge is just 10 miles away and for the commuter, the village is well placed for access to the M11 motorway and there are main line stations at Whittlesford and Audley End.

ENTRANCE PORTICO and panelled and glazed front entrance door to:

RECEPTION HALL with staircase leading off to first floor with built-in storage cupboard understairs which also houses the equipment and further storage cupboard, double radiator, natural wood style flooring, decorative ceiling cornices, matwell and a pair of part glazed doors leading to:

PRINCIPAL RECEPTION ROOM A wonderful light and spacious Drawing Room with feature central open fireplace, decorative plaster architraves, radiators with covers and window seats, extensive fitted book and storage shelves, sliding sash windows to front and side aspect and glazed sliding doors leading to:

STUNNING OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/BREAKFAST/FAMILY ROOM A wonderful open plan space with bi-folding full height double glazed doors which lead onto the extensive timber deck and rear gardens with swimming pool. At one end of the room there is a Kitchen area with inset twin bowl stainless steel sink unit, mixer taps, cupboards beneath, extensive base units comprising work surfaces with cupboards and drawers below, integrated dishwasher, feature two oven Aga with concealed contemporary style stainless steel splashback and extractor cooker hood above, extensive range of wall storage cupboards, integrated 4 point induction hob with additional stainless steel contemporary style extractor cooker hood above and splashbacks, large fitted central island unit incorporating a breakfast bar, cupboards and drawers below, pull-out shelved units, pull-out bin store and integrated refrigerator, full height units incorporating a pull-out shelved larder unit, dual built-in oven and microwave oven and a large full height American style fridge/freezer, ceramic tiled flooring, sliding double glazed windows overlooking the deck and pool area to rear, door to:

UTILITY ROOM with fitted base units comprising worktops with cupboards and drawers below, space for fridge, oil fired boiler, further worktop with space beneath for appliances and space and plumbing for washing machine and butler sink to side with part ceramic tiled walls and fitted shelving above. Stable door to side pathway and gardens, trap door to roof space, further sliding double glazed sash windows to side aspect and double glazed window to rear aspect.

INNER HALL with door to:

CLOAKROOM with w.c. and wash hand basin, natural wood style flooring, decorative ceiling architraves, door to:

STUDY with radiator, sliding double glazed sash windows to side aspect, a pair of glazed doors to:

DINING ROOM with natural wood flooring, feature fireplace with a marble hearth, timber surround and mantel, a pair of sliding sash windows to front aspect overlooking the landscaped gardens to front, two radiators with covers, decorative ceiling architraves.


SPACIOUS GALLERY STYLE LANDING with radiator, built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, further radiator and staircase leading to second floor, built-in shelved storage units and dressing table/worktop beneath. Door to:

GUEST BEDROOM 2 with two sliding double glazed sash windows to front aspect, two radiators, extensive fitted wardrobes and shelved storage cupboards with central drawers and recessed worktop, cupboards above, door to:

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM with tiled shower cubicle with wall mounted shower unit, vanity style unit with marble worktop, cupboards below, inset wash hand basin and mixer taps, low level w.c. and bidet, ceramic tiled floor, double glazed window to rear aspect, large wall mirror and electric shaver socket.

BEDROOM 3 with extensive fitted wardrobes, shelved cupboards, central drawers with recessed worktop and cupboard above, two sets of sliding sash windows to front aspect, two double radiators, door to:

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM with tiled shower cubicle, wall mounted shower unit, low level w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin, ceramic tiled floor, vertical towel rail/radiator.

BEDROOM 4 with double radiator, sliding sash windows to rear aspect overlooking the rear gardens and decking, extensive range of fitted wardrobes and shelved storage cupboards.

BEDROOM 5 with radiator, range of fitted wardrobes and storage cupboards, exposed beam, sliding sash windows to side aspect.

FAMILY BATHROOM with white suite comprising bath with shower attachment and mixer tap, part ceramic tiled walls around, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., radiator, ceramic tiled floor, extractor fan, and electric shaver socket, high part vaulted ceiling with large double glazed Velux window, deep built-in storage cupboard understairs which rise to the higher level dressing room.


ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM with a tiled shower cubicle and wall mounted shower unit, bath, low level w.c., tiled worktop with twin wash hand basins with mixer taps and wall mirrors above, electric shaver socket to side, recess with fitted shelving, bath with shower attachment to side, part ceramic tiled walls around.

STAIRCASE with strategically placed lighting leading upto:

UPPER FLOOR DRESSING ROOM which is fitted with extensive hanging clothes rails, fitted chests of drawers and shelving, radiator and a sealed unit double glazed windows to rear aspect overlooking the landscaped rear gardens and pool area and with views over the grounds of a neighbouring house and farmland and countryside beyond.




FAMILY ROOM/RECEPTION ROOM with two radiators, extensive fitted shelved unit, two double glazed Velux windows to rear aspect and sloping eaves, opening through to:

KITCHEN AREA with inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps, ceramic tiled splashbacks, fitted worktops to either side with extensive shelving and wine store built-in, sealed unit double glazed window to rear aspect, double radiator, extensive fitted wardrobes and shelved cupboards and door to:

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM with tiled shower cubicle with sliding glazed shower doors and wall mounted shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin and low level w.c., built-in shelved storage cupboard, ceramic tiled floor, radiator, electric shaver socket and extractor fan.

NARROW OPENING from the Kitchen Area leading to:

STUDY/FAMILY ROOM with fitted shelving, two double glazed Velux windows to side aspect and sealed unit double glazed window to rear aspect.

OUTSIDE To the front of the house there is a long tree-lined tarmacadam driveway with lawned area and hedgerow to side which leads to a pair of wrought iron automatic gates with further brick pillars and pedestrian gated access to the side which in turn leads to an extensive courtyard style parking and turning area with further lawn and mature shrubs to side, central low level hedging and mature tree and adjacent to this area there is a DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE with twin up and over doors, light and power and a pull-down loft ladder which leads to an extensive loft storage area with four sealed unit double glazed Velux windows. There are further gardens to the front and side of the house laid to lawn with a great variety of mature shrubs, bushes, trees and well stocked borders around. There is also a brick paved pathway leading to the front entrance portico and entrance door and paved pathways to either side of this leading to a brick built log store. Pathways leading around the side of the house with further mature shrubs and trees leading to the rear gardens and pool area.

To the other side of the house there is an attractive garden area laid to lawn with timber garden storage shed and further paved pathways and gated access leading to the rear garden area.

The area of the garden to the rear of the property has been designed with ease of maintenance in mind and there is a large timber deck immediately adjacent to the house itself with step down to an extensive paved area incorporating a heated SWIMMING POOL with further DETACHED TIMBER CONSTRUCTED OPEN BAY pavilion adjacent.

The gardens incorporate feature external lighting. There is a filtration and pool equipment room to the side of the pavilion.

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Cheffins Cambridge
Clifton House
1&2 Clifton Road

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