- Tenure: Freehold
- Entrance hall
- Drawing room
- Ante room
- Dining room
- Breakfast/sitting room
- Kitchen with mezzanine over
- Spacious inner landing
- Master bedroom with en suite bathroom
Willingham Primary School (0.2mi.)
Over Primary School (1.9mi.)
Pathfinder Primary School (2.0mi.)
This historic 15C former Dairy farmhouse, located in the Conservation Area of Willingham is an attractive timber framed and rendered family home with a long straw thatched roof offering almost 3400 sq ft of accommodation arranged in an L shaped configuration over two floors.
Modern living amenites have been skilfully combined with existing traditional period features such as Sash and Norfolk slider windows, original beams, Pammet floors and beautiful stained glass to create a light and airy home with a sense of history.
The ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming entrance hall and comprises a spacious Drawing room with tiled floor and attractive fireplace with wood burner, a well-proportioned study and another ante room and generous Dining room with attractive open fireplace. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a spacious Breakfast/Sitting room with Inglenook fireplace with wood burner and natural stone flooring throughout both this and into the large kitchen beyond. The stunning kitchen has a full height atrium style ceiling, which is overlooked by an upper mezzanine and staircase leading up to the first floor. There is a full range of kitchen units and large island unit with granite worktops, an integrated dishwasher, a double Belfast sink and a 4 oven Gas Aga. French doors lead to the paved garden terrace with views to the garden beyond.
Two early 18C staircases at either end of the old house lead up to the first floor landings and further accommodation. Here there is a spacious Master bedroom with attractive fireplace, leading to an ensuite bathroom with freestanding bath and separate walk in shower. There are 3 further interconnecting bedrooms and a staircase leads up from the second landing to the top floor attic. This is currently used for storage, but could easily be a teenage bedroom. The first floor accommodation is completed by a large fourth bedroom with ensuite shower room.
Willingham lies to the north west of Cambridge and offers a good range of day-to-day amenities including two village stores, a Post Office, GP surgery, popular primary school, several restaurants, two pubs to the facilities, plus active clubs and societies. A bus service links Willingham with nearby Cambridge, with the convenience of the Guided Bus service into Cambridge from Longstanton., which offers an extensive selection of High Street and independent shopping, cafés, bars and restaurants and leisure facilities. Transport links are excellent: the village enjoys easy access from the nearby A14 to the M11 and national motorway network and Waterbeach station offers regular trains to London Kings Cross in around an hour.
The area offers a good range of state schooling including Willingham Primary School in the village and Northstowe Secondary School together with a good selection of noted independent schools including St. John’s College School, CATS College Cambridge, King’s College School, The Leys and Sancton Wood.
The property is approached over a gravelled side driveway offering private off road parking for several vehicles, with double and pedestrian gates to a courtyard giving access to a double cart shed, two room studio and garden store .To the rear there is an old large oak timber framed barn with full PP and LB consent for conversion to accommodation, but is currently used for storage.
The well maintained front garden features a central paved path bordered by lavender bushes, and is bordered by areas of level lawn with adjacent walling. The front door is arched by a magnificent wisteria which flowers each spring. To the rear the garden is divided into several different areas. Nearest the house there are two generous private sunny terrace areas for sitting out and dining al fresco.The lawns are interspersed with flower and shrub borders, which are under planted with Spring bulbs and other spring flowering plants.
There are several large specimen trees which include Black Mulberry and Walnut trees. The central area of the garden contains a small productive orchard of fruit trees including, Yellow plum, Victoria plum, apples, greengage and Doyenne du Comice pear. A vegetable garden lies beyond this.
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