High Street, Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridge, CB25 0HP | Property for sale | Savills
3,484 sq ft(323.67 sq m)
Guide price £1,600,000

High StreetSwaffham Bulbeck, Cambridge, CB25 0HP

    Key features

    • Historic and renovated period property
    • Stunningly extended family room & kitchen
    • Off street parking
    • Spacious and flexible accommodation
    • Generous garden mainly laid to lawn

    Historic Grade II* Listed period village house with large garden

    About this property

    • Lordship Cottage is a delightful Grade II* listed property which was formerly the Chapel for the nearby Manor and is understood to have Monastic origins. The mainly clunch and part brick property provides spacious and versatile accommodation over three floors and has been extended more recently by the vendors.

      There are many period features including exposed timbers, mullion windows, an Inglenook fireplace and an oak timber front door. Modern additions include Porcelenosa sanitary fittings, underfloor heating to the kitchen, drawing room and wet room and areas of both travertine stone and porcelain tiled flooring.

      The entrance hall with stairs to the first floor has impressive exposed timbering and leads to the double aspect dining room with an Inglenook fireplace and bressummer beam. Beyond is the vaulted drawing room – a stunning triple aspect reception space created by the vendors with a “wall” of bespoke glazing to the far gable end, an exposed clunch wall opposite and views to the gardens.

      To the right of the hall is a second sitting room/music room with a cast iron fireplace and a cloakroom to the rear of the hall. Beyond is a fantastic vaulted kitchen/breakfast/sitting room, glazed on one side and convenient for access to the terrace and garden. The considerable range of SieMatic fitted units incorporate a range of soft close cupboards and drawers with Laminam work surfaces, a large, sociable island unit and there are a range of Gaggenau appliances including a pair of ovens, a steam oven, a bean to cup coffee machine, a zoneless induction hob with extractor fan, a pair of dishwashers, a full height refrigerator and freezer and twin zone wine cooler together with a Zip boiling & sparkling water tap. To the far end of the kitchen is a wet room and side access to the house is via an a utility/boot room which adjoins the kitchen and is fitted with useful shelving, bench seating and has plumbing and space for both a washing machine and tumble dryer.

      On the first floor there is a linen cupboard on the landing and two double bedrooms the first having an en-suite dressing room, and a family bath/wet room with an historic leaded pointed arched window and fitted with a copper & nickel slipper bath with floor mounted copper mixer and a separate walk-in shower. On the second floor there are two large bedrooms with vaulted ceilings.

      The delightful mature gardens surround the house, have a gated drive (with electric intercom timber gates), gravelled parking area and incorporate a detached weatherboarded office/studio and substantial games room (potential annexe).
      A stone path leads to the front of the house beside raised beds and wrought iron railings. There is a paved terrace beside the kitchen and outdoor kitchen area with space for a barbecue. The gardens are principally laid to lawn with hedged and fenced boundaries and have external lighting, outside taps and external power supplies.

      The house has its own communications hub including WIFI & CAT5 network, intercom system throughout the house.

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    I love the mix of period and contemporary living – this very special village house has phenomenal ground floor living space having been considerable and yet sympathetically extended in recent years. The vast kitchen/dining room with sitting area all overlooking the outside entertaining space and gardens is absolutely fantastic

    Lucy BanksProperty agent

    Local information

    • Swaffham Bulbeck is an attractive village ideally placed less than 10 miles from the university city of Cambridge and just over 6 miles from the historic horse racing town of Newmarket.
    • For commuters there is convenient access to the A14 which interconnects to the M11 motorway to London and the A11 to the east. Cambridge and Whittlesford Parkway offer direct rail lines into London, with Cambridge North Station and the fastest trains taking under one hour. Stansted International Airport can be reached in just over 30 minutes.
    • Swaffham Bulbeck is a popular village and is particularly well known for its high level of attractive and listed houses. The village has a highly regarded Church of England primary school with secondary schooling at Bottisham Village College. In the neighbouring village of Lode is Anglesey Abbey National Trust with a garden centre, coffee shop/ restaurant and some fantastic walks.
    • The village facilities include; post office and convenience store, public house (Black Horse Inn), recreation ground with children's play park and a fine church.
    • Along with the comprehensive amenities in Cambridge, the nearby village of Burwell has an extensive range of facilities boasting three convenience stores, three public houses (The Fox, Five Bells and The Anchor) offering excellent dining options and takeaway, bakery, a post office, doctors surgery, pharmacy, dentist, opticians, hairdressers and barber shop, estate agents, haberdashery, petrol station and delightful artisan coffee shop (Village Green).
    • Newmarket provides another great range of amenities including schools, shops, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, and leisure facilities including health clubs, a swimming pool and golf club. Renowned globally for thoroughbred horses and boasting two separate racetracks with quality horses competing throughout the season.
    • All distances and times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G