Savills | Robins Lane, Lolworth, Cambridge, CB23 8HH | Properties for sale
225.85 sq m(2,431 sq ft)
Guide price £1,100,000

Robins LaneLolworth, Cambridge, CB23 8HH


    Key features

    • Contemporary layout with versatile accommodation
    • Light filled rooms with garden views
    • Vaulted dining room with doors to sun terraces
    • Master suite with bath and shower
    • Self-contained detached guest house
    • Wide doors and open plan living areas

    Spacious architect designed detached single storey house with separate guest house in mature gardens.

    About this property

    • This unique property is tucked away off the lane surrounded by its own delightful mature grounds. It was designed by Cambridge architect Prof. Ivor Richards RIBA and built in 1983 by the previous owners.

      This delightful single storey property has brick elevations beneath mono-pitch tiled roofs at various heights. The predominantly L-shaped design wraps around a courtyard focal point with an additional area on the southern side of the property – now the dining room – with access to two terraces making the most of both the morning and afternoon sun. The contemporary accommodation flows from the reception hall and offers a partially open plan and lovely versatile layout depending on your needs.

      With much exposed wood to the ceilings and floors, windows and doors, there are wide double glazed picture windows to many of the rooms allowing the light to flood in and providing various attractive garden vistas from within.

      The kitchen/breakfast room is well fitted with an extensive range of fitted cupboards and drawers, pan drawers, an electric oven and hob with extractor and particularly deep Corian work surfaces on one side. In addition, there is a fitted dishwasher, some open shelving, glazed wall cupboards, space for a breakfast table and a two oven Aga.

      Steps lead from here to the stunning vaulted dining room with doors either side providing access to both the morning and afternoon terraces. There is also a view from the kitchen through into the sitting room with its open fire, raised stone hearth, extensive shelving, painted brickwork and wide windows to the rear terrace.

      Beyond the adjoining cloakroom is the “bedroom wing” with a master suite and up to three further bedrooms (or office/snug/study if preferred). A utility room which is beside the entrance hall completes the accommodation of the main house.

      Across the drive is a separate building comprising a self-contained one bedroom guest house incorporating a sitting room with an incredible four aspects, an open fireplace, raised brick hearth and glazed door to the rear, an adjoining fitted kitchen and shower room. This is connected to a useful workshop/store.

      The property is approached via a sweeping gravel drive which leads to the double garage and parking area and a large storage building beyond the guest house. The lovely mature grounds provide lawned areas interspersed with mature planting, trees, shrubs and climbers the focal point from many of the rooms being a dining terrace with a pergola. There is a brick path beside the front of the house and there are various stone terraces. As previously described one of which incorporates two ponds.

      In all about 0.8 of an acre.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I was really impressed with this unique light-filled home as soon as I pulled in the private drive – I love the spacious reception spaces that subtlety interconnect with each other whilst enjoying views over the different areas of garden – this is a special family home that needs to be seen to be fully appreciated.

    Lucy BanksProperty agent

    Local information

    • • The property is situated approximately 7½ miles north west of the high tech City of Cambridge in the small rural village of Lolworth.
    • • Lolworth is currently accessed from the A14 westbound carriageway. There are comprehensive shopping facilities in nearby Bar Hill including a Tesco Extra Superstore. The A14 is undergoing major improvements and when complete a new bridge will provide access south to Cambridge via a new local road reducing the travelling time to the city. The A14 continues north to the A1, M1 and M6. And south to the M11.
    • • Train services are available from Cambridge North via Cambridge to both King's Cross and Liverpool Street stations.
    • • To the south east is the high tech University City of Cambridge with comprehensive shopping, recreational and cultural facilities together with a range of renowned independent schools. Local schooling is at Elsworth (primary) and Swavesey Village College.

    Additional information

    • Directions: Please note that access to Lolworth village at the present time is via the Cambridge Services exit (Swavesey) and you have to follow the signs which lead back towards Cambridge on the A14 and a new exit 2-300m further on will take you to the new bridge which has been constructed over the A14. This leads directly into the village. When the A14 improvements are complete, a dedicated exit on the westbound carriageway will take you directly into the village.
    • EPC Rating = C