Savills | Bartlow, Cambridge, CB21 4PW | Property for sale
3,187 sq ft(296.08 sq m)
Guide price £895,000

BartlowCambridge, CB21 4PW

  • Under offer

Key features

  • In the heart of this popular village
  • Exceptional kitchen/breakfast room
  • Five bedrooms and loft room
  • Attractive gardens
  • Gated drive and double garage

Grade II listed former estate house refurbished by the current owners.

About this property

  • The Forge originally dates in part from the 15th century with later early Georgian and 18th century additions. Formerly numerous properties the house has been carefully altered over the years to form a house with great flow.

    The Forge is constructed of lath and plaster walls beneath a part clay tile and part thatch roof. Formerly, during the 1960s and 1970s the house was lived in by the Estate Clerk. In 2015 the current owners began overseeing a full and patient refurbishment programme to create the incredible house created today. Using local artisan tradesman and overseen by well renowned conservation architect, The Forge now provides an incredible home in the heart of the well situated village of Bartlow.

    The property is approached through a pair of gates leading into a large gravel driveway with a timber framed double garage, with a door to one side which opens into a workshop area. There is also a large tiled shed.

    A brick path leads to the front door with a welcoming hallway beyond. To the right is a pretty drawing room with a triple aspect in what is thought to be the oldest part of the property. This lovely room is further enhanced with large fireplace and dual fuel stove. To the right is a study area separated by a partial wall.

    The hall with terracotta tiles leads back towards the kitchen with a wonderful sunroom on the left which is useable all year round through an underfloor heating system.

    At the end the hallway opens into the exceptional kitchen breakfast room. Sitting in the heart of the house there is a wide range of bespoke solid wood floor and wall mounted units with quartz work surfaces. There is an integrated dishwasher and exceptional Everhot range in what was a former Inglenook fireplace. A set of French doors lead out to the brick terrace and garden beyond.

    A door at the far end of the kitchen leads into what was formerly the ground floor of two cottages and is now a dining area and home office with wonderful brick floors. A large utility room and cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation.

    Upstairs on the first floor there are four bedrooms an easily accessible loft room and large bathroom with walk-in shower. One of the rooms has an en suite bathroom.

    From the dining room and office there are two sets of stairs which lead to a truly magnificent bedroom suite beneath exposed beams and with a bathroom suite which encompasses a freestanding bath.

    Outside there is a brick terrace which runs along the side of the house. The gardens are exceptional with a plethora of plants and shrubs, a scattering of fruit trees and pergola. There is also a greenhouse and useful shed.

    Services: Oil fired heating, private drainage, mains water and electricity.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Being in the house feels like being on holiday. It is a joy to view and opposite one of the best pubs in Cambridgeshire - The Three Hills.

Ed MeyerProperty agent

Local information

  • • Bartlow is a pretty hamlet close to the Cambridgeshire/Suffolk border with a parish church and pub whilst the neighbouring village of Linton (2.5 miles) has a wider range of amenities. Day to day shopping can be found in the attractive market town of Saffron Walden (6.5 miles), which also has an art gallery, cinema and leisure centre.
  • • The ‘high-tech' university city of Cambridge offers a comprehensive range of shops and services including upmarket supermarkets, restaurants and specialist shops. The city has a theatre, cinemas and extensive cultural and recreational amenities as well as the world leading university.
  • • Schools: A wide range of independent schools are available in Cambridge, including the renowned King's College, St John's College, The Leys, The Stephen Perse and The Perse. Saffron Walden offers Dame Bradbury's (part of the Stephen Perse Foundation). There are local state schools at Linton and various other independent schools are also readily accessible such as Oundle, Uppingham and Felsted.

Additional information

  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure = Freehold