Stunning five bed home with open views of private lake.
The Lakes is a select, private development of just seven properties, situated just north of Cottenham in an attractive rural location. The property itself backs south onto a delightful private lake and represents a very rare opportunity to acquire a beautifully extended family home in a wonderfully unique setting. The property is approached via a gravel drive jointly owned by the development and serving the six other residences. The home was originally built in the 1970s and has undergone much improvement and extension works by the current owners. The works have created an extremely spacious and versatile house, emphasising natural light and offering stunning countryside views.
The home is approached via its private gated driveway which offers a generous amount of off road parking. The front door leads in to the entrance hallway which offers access to all the ground floor accommodation. Leading off the entrance hall is the dual aspect sitting room which is flooded with natural light and offers open views across the lake. The playroom and study form part of the new extension and offer brilliantly useful spaces for anyone working from home or with a young family. The open plan kitchen/dining room with double fronted wood burner and snug area is the focal point of the home and is a lovely social space with open views across the lake. The kitchen itself comprises of a range of wall and floor units, integrated appliances that include an oven and dishwasher along with an island that offers further storage. Just off the kitchen you will find the utility room that gives external side access. The ground floor accommodation is completed by the cloakroom.
Moving up to the first floor you will find five double bedrooms allowing ample space for a larger family. The main bedroom offers simply stunning views across the lake via it's double sliding doors which also lead out to a private balcony, as well as triple built in wardrobes offering ample storage along with the en suite shower room. The family bathroom completes the first floor accommodation that comprises of a panel bath, walk in shower, low level WC and pedestal wash basin.
Outside the home benefits from both a front and landscaped rear gardens. To the front of the property is an expansive gravel driveway and generous lawned area, enclosed by post and rail fencing. To the rear of the property is a good sized, tiered south-facing garden, predominantly laid to lawn backing onto the splendid private lake. There is a covered decking area, well suited to alfresco dining. The garden as a whole offers a superb degree of privacy throughout and must be viewed to truly appreciate the unique setting. A mooring and fishing rights are also available to residents.
Agent's Note: Mains services of electricity and water are connected. There is a separate Klargester drainage and LPG serves the central heating and hot water.
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The stunning views across the lake draw you in the moment you walk in to the property, it's hard to believe that a home with such seclusion is so close to Cambridge.Ben SmithProperty agent