Savills | South End, Bassingbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5NJ | Properties for sale
2,361 sq ft(219.34 sq m)
Guide price £750,000

South EndBassingbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5NJ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Delightful features of the period
  • Many rooms double aspect
  • Aga Kitchen/Breakfast room
  • Work from home potential
  • Convenient for schools and Royston Station
  • No through road in well-served village

Detached Victorian village house with four bedrooms, drive, garden and office/annexe potential.

About this property

  • The Manse is a handsome symmetrical detached Victorian house with drive, parking and views to the front over the village recreation ground. Principally of brick elevations beneath a slate roof, the property is understood to have been built circa 1872 as the Manse to the nearby Chapel. As soon as you enter the house, you experience the elegance of this period – from its long hall with beautifully crafted hand rail, high ceilings and ceiling roses, fireplaces and deep skirtings, panelled doors and sash windows – many rooms have a delightful double aspect allowing the light to flood in.

    The central entrance door with its fanlight above leads to the entrance hall with dado rail and staircase to the first floor, understairs storage and panelled doors to the left lead to the double aspect (front) sitting room with its marble fireplace with tiled insets and hearth, fitted cupboards and shelving and the drawing room (rear) here the marble fireplace has an ornate arched grate and tiled hearth. With cupboards and shelves each side of the chimney, this is another delightful double aspect room. To the right of the hall are the dining room (front) with its cast iron fireplace, tiled inserts and hearth, stripped floorboards, glazed china cupboard, picture rail. A connecting door leads straight into the kitchen/breakfast room which was fitted in 2015 with a new 2 oven Aga and a range of painted cupboards and drawers, a tall shelved pantry cupboard with spice racks in the doors, wooden worktops. Fitted appliances include a dishwasher, Neff ovens, Neff hob with extractor above and door to the side garden. To the rear of the hall are the cloakroom and utility/boot room with space for a fridge/freezer, plumbing for washing machine, space for a tumble dryer and door to the garden.

    On the first floor the galleried landing leads to four double bedrooms one of which has an en suite bathroom with panelled bath (Note the bidet here is no longer operational). The rear landing leads to the family bathroom with bath and shower and a separate cloakroom boith having tongue and grooved paneling.

    There is a shingle drive to the front with parking area and a detached (former garage) which has been converted to provide an office/playroom space. There is scope for this building to provider annexe accommodation as the planning permission included the provision for a shower and wc but these have not been fitted to date. The garden is gated on both sides and principally lawned to the left of the house with mature trees and shrubs including conifer hedging. Here there is a shed, boiler and oil tank.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

As soon as I walked in the door, I was struck by the elegance of this delightful home – I love it's wonderful tactile turning stair rail, high ceilings, well-proportioned light rooms and the Aga kitchen is a real bonus – well worth a visit especially if you are commuting and/or looking to work from home

Lucy BanksProperty agent

Local information

  • • Bassingbourn is a thriving south Cambridgeshire village with good facilities including doctor's surgery, pharmacy, post office, coffee shop, primary and secondary school, The Hoops public house and The Belle restaurant and bar.
  • • Shopping facilities are available in the nearby town of Royston with a Tesco Superstore, M&S, Aldi and Morrisons on the northern outskirts of the town. There is also a thriving High Street and a good selection of pubs and restaurants.
  • • There are also mainline rail services from Royston station into Cambridge and London's Kings Cross taking from 38 minutes.
  • • The high tech university city of Cambridge is approximately 14 miles to the east where there are comprehensive cultural, recreational and education facilities including a range of excellent independent schools for all ages. There is Bassingbourn Primary School and Bassingbourn Village College in the village – an academy school for 11-16 year olds with a current Ofsted rating of good (as of March 2020).
  • • The A1 at Baldock is 13 miles to the west and the M11 accessed at Junction 10 at the (Duxford Interchange) is 12 miles to the east.
  • (all distances and times are approximate).

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = F