Swan Lane, Guilden Morden, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 0JW | Property for sale | Savills
3,114 sq ft(289.30 sq m)
Guide price £1,350,000(€1,539,285)

Swan LaneGuilden Morden, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 0JW

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Grade II Listed, thatched property
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Detached double garage and private driveway
  • Set within just under an acre of grounds
  • Open field views to the rear
  • Offered to the market with no onward chain

Picture perfect Grade II Listed thatched cottage in idyllic surroundings.

About this property

  • Swan House is a Grade II Listed family home in a desirable village Guilden Morden, which is in commutable distance for Cambridge, Royston and London.

    This 17th century former Coaching Inn offers accommodation over three floors under a thatched roof which is a mix of long straw and reed thatch. Throughout the house, the period features from exposed beams to inglenook fireplaces are evident, along with a careful balance of more modern additions to suit contemporary family living. The covered front door leads you into the entrance hall with an inglenook fireplace, which gives direct access to the cloakroom, study and via double doors into the formal dining room, which is set around a further open inglenook fireplace. The snug area has French doors giving access and open views across the gardens. The double aspect sitting room is set around a feature open fireplace accompanied by exposed beams throughout. To the rear of the house, which is a more recent addition to the property, is the kitchen/breakfast room that provides direct access to the fully double glazed conservatory and into the gardens. The bespoke fitted kitchen offers a range of wall and floor units including pull out larder, split sink with mixer tap, integrated appliances including a fridge, freezer and dishwasher, and an electric powered Aga and companion. The island offers additional storage and a two seat breakfast bar. Adjoining the kitchen and completing the ground floor accommodation is the utility room that comprises of storage units, integrated sink and plumbing for both a washing machine and dryer.

    On the first floor are three double bedrooms including the principal bedroom with triple aspect, double built in wardrobes and a sizeable en suite bathroom which comprises of a panel bath, walk in corner shower, twin wash basins and low level WC. The family bathroom completes the first floor accommodation and benefits from a panel bath, walk in shower, pedestal wash basin, a low level WC and built in store. The final and fourth double bedroom is located on the second floor.

    The house is approached through a five bar gate onto a gravelled driveway with a central island, attractive flower borders and mature trees including a weeping Ash tree. The detached barn/garage has timber doors and houses the plant for the swimming pool. The rear garden comprises an excellent balance of mature trees such as a weeping Beech and shrubs together with intricately planted beds. A stone paved patio area leads directly from the house, creating a fabulous al fresco dining area with views overlooking the garden. Also, there is a greenhouse that offers its own power and water supply, a kitchen garden that includes raised beds, fruit cage and potting shed, and a heated swimming pool that is fully enclosed for the safety of children and pets. In all the property comprises 0.82 of an acre.

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When I picture a quintessential period village home, Swan House is the house I picture. From the inspiring chocolate box façade to the extensive gardens that I can imagine families enjoying for generations.

Ben SmithProperty agent

Local information

  • Guilden Morden is a village located about approximately 16 miles south west of Cambridge. The popular area benefits from two public houses, one of which is community owned, a parish church and village hall. In the local area is a post office and farm shop.
  • Comprehensive shopping facilities can be found in nearby Baldock and Royston. Ashwell & Morden railway station is approximately 4 miles distant with regular rail services to both Cambridge and London.
  • For the commuter, Guilden Morden is well placed for the A505 and A10 and the A1(M) trunk road leading south to the M25, and north to the Midlands and beyond.
  • Guilden Morden has a primary school with secondary schooling available at Knights Templar at Baldock and Bassingbourn Village College. There is independent schooling at Kingshott School, Hitchin for the 3-18 years age group and St Christopher's School, Letchworth for the 4 – 18 years age group, St Francis' at Letchworth, Kimbolton School and a range of independent schools in Cambridge.
  • Clubs and activities are available in the village for all ages and include but are not limited to a football club, cricket club, Women's Institute and local history group.
  • All distances and times are approximate.

Additional information

  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G