Barrack Masters Lodge, Norman Cross, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7 3TB | Property for sale | Savills
2,847 sq ft(264.49 sq m)
Guide price £750,000(€890,948)

Barrack Masters LodgeNorman Cross, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7 3TB

    Key features

    • A deceptively spacious single storey listed dwelling
    • Offering a versatile accommodation layout, with a great flow.
    • With symmetry, scale & period features, and a fascinating backstory
    • Within large mature gardens, with gated driveway & detached garaging
    • Peterborough 6 miles; Oundle 10 miles; Stamford 14 miles

    A fabulous and spacious five bedroom single storey house in large gardens, with a fascinating historical backstory, close to countryside and to the Cathedral city of Peterborough.

    About this property

    • Barrack Masters Lodge is a beautiful grade II listed single storey dwelling with a fascinating history. Constructed between 1796 and 1816, it formed part of the Governor's house, now two dwellings, for a Georgian military barracks.

      Accordingly, the house has a bright and airy feel, with high ceilings, symmetrical proportions and large windows, together with some fine features and a lovely flow. It is positioned within mature gardens, with gated driveway and detached double garage, of 0.82 acres in total.

      The front door opens into large and convivial stone flag and oak floored reception hallway, with panelled walls, feature fireplace and skylights, ideal for meeting, greeting and a library/office nook.

      The two reception rooms are both impressively proportioned. The principal living room has scale and impact. 23' long, dual aspect and with an oak floor, wood burner, framed by fitted bookcases, and with an attractive ceiling and cornice, it is currently presented as both a sitting and dining room. The family room, alongside, has an open fireplace and is a marvellously proportioned room.

      The kitchen is fitted with a handmade wooden suite, with wall and base units beneath granite worktops and incorporating a Belfast sink, integrated dishwasher, fridge freezer, Rangemaster range cooker and island butcher's block.

      The five bedrooms are all well-proportioned doubles and are served by three bath or shower rooms. Bedrooms one and two each have an en suite shower room. Bedrooms three (currently used as a play room) and four are both close to the full suite family bathroom, and whilst bedroom five, which is currently furnished as a home office, is a little further from the bathroom, it is close to the property's cloakroom.

      Approached through gate piers to the gravelled driveway parking and double garage block (within which there is an electric car charging point), the principal garden lies to the south west of the house, with gravelled pathways leading to the house and front door. The gardens are delightful and wrap around three sides of the house and offer a great sense of privacy with sweeping lawns, beech hedges and deep stocked flowering borders along with mature treelined boundaries.

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    I find the historical backstory to this house, coupled with the volume and proportions of the accommodation, compelling. It is a fascinating and convivial house, with lovely mature gardens, great parking and a convenient location for city, country, schools and commuting!

    James AbbottProperty agent

    Local information

    • Norman Cross is a small hamlet with a rich history, between the villages of Yaxley and Stilton, six miles south west of the Cathedral city of Peterborough.
    • Peterborough is a regional centre for commerce, industry, retail, recreation and leisure, with theatres, cinemas, ice skating, bowling, sports centres and varied sports clubs.
    • Peterborough Railway Station offers commuter services to London Kings Cross (from about 50 minutes) and to Cambridge, whilst the city also has good north-south and east-west road links via the A1, A14, A47 and A15.
    • Norman Cross is well placed for travel and for schooling. The King's (The Cathedral) School, a selective state, and The Peterborough School is an Independent school catering for all ages are well thought schools in Peterborough, whilst the market towns of Oundle (10 miles) and Stamford (14 miles) each has renowned private schools. Hinchingbrooke School at Huntingdon (17 miles) is also well thought of state academy school, among many others closer to hand. Cambridge is 35 miles for commuters.

    Additional information

    • Services: Mains water, electricity & drainage. LPG oil central heating. Fibre-optic broadband.
    • Fixtures & Fittings: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as curtains, light fitting and garden ornaments are specifically excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: E