Savills | Brookside, Orwell, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5TQ | Properties for sale
232.63 sq m(2,504 sq ft)
Guide price £785,000

BrooksideOrwell, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5TQ


    Key features

    • Sought after South Cambridgeshire village
    • Versatile accommodation
    • Ground floor bedroom suite
    • Garden pod/home office
    • Detached garage with storage above
    • Air source heat pump and solar panelling

    Grade II Listed barn conversion with independent home office in popular village south west of Cambridge.

    About this property

    • 1a Brookside is a delightful detached weather-boarded timber framed barn beneath a slate roof which was converted for residential use in 1999. It provides spacious, versatile accommodation including a ground floor suite of bedroom and adjacent shower room if required. The reception rooms flow from the vaulted entrance hall and adjoin the kitchen whilst the double height vaulted sitting room is particularly impressive with a wood burner in the fireplace and tall exposed brick chimney breast. The property provides comfortable living accommodation with air source heat pump central heating (part underfloor) and solar panelling enjoying the maximum FIT rate.

      The property can be approached via one of two doors, the drive and main entrance is from Brookside, but there is a second door to the side (28a Town Green Road) as well. Entering the impressive main vaulted reception hall, there is tall glazing beside and above the entrance door allowing light to flood this space and the galleried library/sitting area above. To the right – via glazed double doors - is the vaulted sitting room with an impressive, tall brick exposed chimney breast, woodburning stove, French doors to the garden and fitted cupboards. This room and the adjoining dining room have underfloor heating, the latter also having some exposed brickwork, shelved recess and French doors. Beyond is the kitchen fitted with a range of units comprising cupboards and drawers and a Britannia range cooker within a brick chimney, space for a dishwasher and fridge freezer and a useful pantry. This opens to the breakfast area and utility/boot room with further storage, space and plumbing for a washing machine and door to the rear leading (via a decked covered area) to the home office pod (see later)
      The inner hall – and side front door to Brookside – incorporates the Solar control panel and an airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and beyond is the ground floor bedroom – or study – with adjoining shower/cloak room.

      The turning staircase leads to the library/sitting area on the first floor and three vaulted bedrooms with fitted cupboards. The main bedroom – at the far end of the landing has an en suite shower room and addition there is a family bathroom with tile-sided bath.

      Outside
      The shingle drive from Brookside leads to a parking area and the detached weather boarded and slate garage with integral staircase to upper floor storage. A terrace runs to the rear of the barn and a decked area links the house to the recently completed garden office/pod. Double glazed and insulated this Lillevilla pod is heated and cooled independently of the house and provides a fantastic work-from –home space or potential annexe as it has been constructed with connections to the house hot and cold water supply and the main drain to allow for a washroom to be put in in the future.

      The majority of the gardens are laid to lawn with a variety of fruit trees including cherry, plum and apple

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    “There are two particular aspects that I love here - the vaulted ceilings in the hall and sitting room give a lovely feeling of space and the fantastic recently constructed independent home office/studio pod in the garden makes it a perfect retreat in which to escape from the house yet work from home”

    Lucy BanksProperty agent

    Local information

    • * Popular and highly sought after village situated about 8 miles south-west of Cambridge
    • * Well located for access to the city with excellent commuter links by road or rail - mainline train station in the nearby market town of Royston. Local rail stations can be found in Shepreth and Meldreth
    • * Convenient for major road networks including the M11 to London, Stansted Airport and the A14/A1 north; the A10, A505 and A1 south
    • * Local amenities include a village primary school, hairdressers, village store & post office and pub/restaurant. Additional facilities in Royston
    • * Well placed for highly-regarded Bassingbourn Village College and schools on the west and south sides of the city including St Johns, King's, The Perse, St Faiths and The Leys
    • * Wide variety of cultural, recreational and shopping facilities in Cambridge

    Additional information

    • EPC Exempt