Stunning five bedroom house in forever popular village outside Cambridge.
15 Cambridge Road, also known as 'The Close' is a stunning five bedroom house nestled behind wooden fencing and double electric gates onto a paved driveway with ample parking and a large garage (with solar panels). The property was built by Admiral Charles Cotton who owned Madingley Hall and the Barton Parish. The property was then sold onto the Leakey family, famous Anthropologists who worked in Africa and were fellows of Kings College Cambridge. 15 Cambridge Road is thought to have been in the ownership of only three families.
A stone path, flanked by romantic borders lead to an oak front door which enters into into a welcoming hallway with stripped wooden floors that run through the majority of the ground floor. To the right is a delightful dining room featuring leaded windows, picture rails, and storage cupboards, seamlessly leading to a stylish, shaker-style kitchen. The kitchen boasts parquet stone flooring, polished Corian work surfaces, floor and wall-mounted units, and integrated appliances, including a Miele induction hob, double ovens, and dishwasher. There is also a spacious walk-in larder with marble shelves and access to the terrace and gardens beyond. The kitchen is filled with natural light streaming in from two Velux windows and floor-to-ceiling windows at one end.
The ground floor benefits from underfloor heating throughout the kitchen/utility/study area. There is also an additional utility room housing the boiler, with plumbing for a washing machine and dryer, as well as a convenient WC and well-appointed study. Adjoining the kitchen is the family/living room, with three windows that flood the room with natural light and a woodburner nestled in a stone half surround.
A hallway leads to another spacious living area, which could serve as additional accommodation and a sixth bedroom, as it benefits from a cloakroom and shower room.
Upstairs, there are five generously sized bedrooms, including the main bedroom which benefits from an en suite shower room and built in cupboards. The family bathroom completes this floor.
Outside, the rear of the house opens up to an Indian sandstone terrace that spans the entire width of the home and offers a fantastic space for al fresco dining. The exceptional gardens offer multiple seating areas with pergolas as well as wide and deep planted beds with herbaceous and perennial plants and a pond with a water feature. Towards the back of the garden is a small orchard of rare local apple trees. In all about 0.99 acres.
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Driving up to this beautiful house you can see why it has only been in the ownership of three families since it was built in the early 1800'sEd MeyerProperty agent