Smith Street, Elsworth, CB23 4HY | Property for sale | Savills
3,057 sq ft(284 sq m)
Guide price £1,550,000(€1,767,327)

Smith StreetElsworth, CB23 4HY

    Key features

    • Approximately 3,057 sq ft of versatile accommodation
    • Spacious Aga kitchen/dining room
    • Elegant double aspect drawing room
    • Carport and adjoining lettable bothy/guest annexe
    • Mature grounds in all about 1.44 acres

    Spacious and extended five bedroom former Victorian farmhouse in sought-after village.

    About this property

    • Avenue Farmhouse is a delightful detached house in an enviable location, tucked away yet convenient for all local amenities. Of rendered elevations beneath a slate roof, the original double fronted symmetrical early Victorian farmhouse has been sympathetically altered and extended by the vendors. The village of Elsworth retains its village character but enjoys two pubs, a community shop, a CofE primary school and pre-school rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

      The accommodation flows from the central hall to an elegant triple aspect drawing room to the right with a stone fire surround and a sitting room to the left with a wood burner set in the fireplace beneath the exposed bressummer beam. Beyond the hall is a study with stripped pine storage cupboards and a part glazed door leads from the rear hall to the split level kitchen/dining room. This is an impressive space which divides into a dining area with wooden flooring and French doors to the south east facing terrace. The triple aspect kitchen area with French doors to one side incorporates an oil fired Aga, Zanussi oven, a range of painted floor and wall cupboards, drawers, granite worktops, a fitted dishwasher and stone flooring. Beyond is the large utility/boot room with garden access, additional store cupboards with wooden worktops, butler sink with mixer taps, a Thermicon oil fired boiler together with space for both a washing machine and tumble dryer. A cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation.

      On the first floor there is a landing/library area with space for sitting, or indeed working, beside the sash window whilst enjoying views to the front and down the drive. To the right is the principal suite of a beautiful triple aspect bedroom with wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with separate bath and shower. There are four additional double bedrooms all enjoying garden and more distant views and a family bathroom.

      The property is approached from Smith Street which leads to a private parking area for several cars and a double car port. This building ingeniously incorporates a studio annexe/Bothy incorporating a bedroom with kitchenette and shower room, ideal for guests. Here there is a vaulted ceiling, worktop area with four ring hob, fridge, electric heating, and wooden flooring. There is also an adjacent shower room with tiled shower cubicle wash basin and WC.

      The gardens and grounds have been beautifully designed and created by the vendors incorporating a wonderful Silver Birch avenue framing the view to the thousand year old Church, a professionally designed winter garden, areas of lawn and box hedging, a knot garden, various pergolas, pathways, a large kitchen garden area with sheds and a greenhouse, ideal for self-sufficiency in both fruit and vegetables, with a large fruit cage area.

      In all about 1.44 acres.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This is a really super family home – I loved the feel as soon as I walked in the front door and the rooms are all so much larger that I had anticipated, the vendors have carefully designed and created the stunning mature gardens which wrap around the house …what a special spot

    Lucy BanksProperty agent

    Local information

    • Elsworth is an attractive South Cambridgeshire village, situated just 12.1 miles away from the university city of Cambridge. There are various amenities including a Church, post office, recreation ground, public houses The Poacher and The George and Dragon and a village shop. Further everyday shopping facilities can be found in Cambourne, located 3.8 miles away from the village, with further amenities such as a fitness and sports centre and cricket pavilion.
    • The city of Cambridge provides a wide array of cultural and recreational activities, from museums such as the Fitzwilliam Museum to live comedy and music venue The Junction, as well as shopping malls The Grand Arcade and Grafton Centre.
    • Cambridge has also become recognised as an important centre for the high tech and bio-tech industries with the University Research and Development Laboratories, Science Park, ARM, Microsoft, AstraZeneca and Addenbrooke's Hospital/Biomedical Campus.
    • There is a pre-school rated Outstanding by Ofsted (as of May 2022), a primary school in the village (Elsworth CofE Primary School) and is in catchment for Swavesey Village College for secondary schooling. There are also many independent schools in Cambridge for all ages, including The Perse, The Leys, St Faiths and the Stephen Perse Foundation.
    • For the road commuter, Elsworth is well situated for the A14 and A428, which in turn lead to access to the A1 both to the North and the South. Elsworth is equally distanced from St Neots and Cambridge stations, which provides regular services into London with journeys taking from 50 minutes.
    • All distances and times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Agents note: The Shepherds Hut and the adjoining paddock are not included in the Guide Price but are available by separate negotiation with the vendors. The hut has previously been let successfully through Airb&b
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G