Savills | High Street, Bassingbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5NE | Properties for sale
231.33 sq m(2,490 sq ft)
Guide price £850,000

High StreetBassingbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5NE

    Key features

    • Versatile living accommodation
    • Spacious kitchen/dining/living area
    • Period features including exposed beams and bay windows
    • Five bedrooms
    • Secluded private garden

    19th century cottage and contemporary barn conversion.

    About this property

    • 15 High Street is a delightful period cottage in a central village location which has been renovated over the last 10-15 years and extended in to an adjoining barn. Of part brick, part clunch and rendered elevations beneath a slate roof, the cottage is understood to date from the 1820s but was added to 100 years or so later and predominantly has sash windows - including two ground floor and one first floor box bay window whilst the incorporated barn to the rear (converted in 2010) has weather boarded elevations beneath a pan tiled roof.

      This property needs to be viewed to fully appreciate how well the two parts have merged to provide a spacious family home with a pleasing mix of styles and a wonderful contemporary family kitchen/living space leading directly to the secluded garden. Everyday access leads directly to the barn but the original front door remains and takes the visitor to an entrance lobby with brick flooring. Beyond are three reception rooms, to the far right is a study/library with chimney breast, the middle room is a sitting room with woodburning stove, fitted bookshelves and bay window and to the left is the dining room, here the bay window incorporates a seat and there is a shallow cupboard housing the fuse box. Beyond is the link to the barn with a second entrance lobby into the impressive space with slate flooring including the kitchen area which comprises a range of painted floor and wall units, an island, wooden worktops, a butler sink and space for a fridge/freezer. Fitted appliances include a Smeg double oven with (LPG) hob and extractor, washing machine and dishwasher. This adjoins the dining area with full height glazed panels to one side and a turning staircase and beyond is the generous sitting area with exposed timbers and French doors to the garden.

      On the first floor, there are five bedrooms in total – in the cottage end of the house there are two bedooms one having a bay window and en suite shower room and a family bathroom with oval bath and shower; and there are three vaulted bedrooms in the barn – two singles and a double together with a separate shower room.

      There is a shared shingle drive to the side of the house with parking for two cars and access to the oil tank. This leads via a gate to the enclosed rear garden mainly laid to lawn with a shingle area, large Yew tree and variety of mature shrubs and hedging.

      In all about 0.22 of an acre.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    As soon as I stepped in the front door, it was clear that this was going to be much larger than expected – I loved the contemporary barn conversion which has been linked to the cottage and it's impressive kitchen/dining/living space which connects directly to the secluded garden.

    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 and to London Bridge from 65 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 October 2020) and sixth form colleges at Hills & Long Road in Cambridge.
    • • 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 = E