Savills | Great Lane, Reach, Cambridge, CB25 0JF | Properties for sale
2,494 sq ft(231.70 sq m)
Guide price £800,000

Great LaneReach, Cambridge, CB25 0JF

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Versatile accommodation suitable for working from home
  • Desirable village location
  • Easy access to Cambridge including Cambridge North station
  • Farmhouse style Aga kitchen
  • Many period features
  • Lovely gardens extending to about 0.71 acres
  • Master bedroom with dressing room/bedroom five
  • No onward chain

Detached period cottage with large garden.

About this property

  • Water Hall Cottage is a charming detached period cottage under a tiled roof tucked away on the edge of this very popular rural village. Formerly a farmhouse, it was extensively renovated and presents in good order. A variety of period features remain throughout including exposed timbers, Inglenook fireplaces (with evidence of possibly up to three former bread ovens) and ledged and braced doors.

    The welcoming Aga kitchen provides the central hub of the house with its adjoining scullery and there are three good sized reception rooms on this floor together with a shower/cloaks and utility room with garden access. The Inglenook fireplace in the sitting room has been fitted with an ACR wood burner and there are a variety of cupboards, shelving and display niches throughout the ground floor.

    The first floor is approached by two staircases. There are five vaulted bedrooms, of which one is currently used as a dressing room, providing a spacious master suite of bedroom, dressing room and a bathroom with a “Jack and Jill” arrangement, thereby also functioning as the family bathroom. Please refer to the fully dimensioned floorplan for the accommodation's layout.

    The property is approached down a long drive with parking for several cars and the delightful mature gardens extend to about 0.71 of an acre and include a double open bay garage, ornamental and wildlife ponds, deep flower beds, a woodland area and a vegetable garden with fruit bushes. The site borders the Catchwater which joins Reach Lode.

    Services: Mains water, electricity. Private drainage to septic tank. Oil fired radiator central heating.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

As soon as I drove through the gate, I was surrounded by the delightful mature gardens. The charming Aga kitchen felt so homely and I was really surprised to find that the rooms were larger than expected - this really is well worth a visit.

James BarnettProperty agent

Local information

  • • Water Hall Cottage is situated on the edge of the attractive historic village of Reach which has a large green, an active community, a village hall, a new playground, allotments, a tennis court, cricket club and village orchard.
  • • The village features a well-regarded village-owned public house ‘The Dykes End' and a parish church, St Ethelreda's, which occupies the site of the medieval former chapel of St John.
  • • Reach Fair is an annual event which has been running since 1201, taking place on Fair Green in the centre of the village.
  • • Easy access to foot, bridle and cycle paths and the National Trust Wicken Fen and the Wicken Vision land.
  • • The high tech university City of Cambridge is 12 miles to the south-west and Newmarket, the home of English Horseracing, is approximately six miles to the south-east.
  • • There are good local facilities for everyday needs in the nearby larger village of Burwell including a supermarket and doctor's surgery.
  • • Cambridge provides comprehensive shopping, recreational and cultural facilities and the world famous University.
  • • Schooling facilities for all age groups are close by including a primary school in the neighbouring village of Swaffham Prior and secondary schooling at Bottisham Village College. There are further independent schools in Cambridge as well as the excellent state sixth form colleges “Hills Road” & “Long Road”.
  • • For the commuter there are regular train services from Dullingham and Cambridge North Stations to Cambridge/mainline London stations, the Midlands and Stansted Airport. There is access via the B1102 towards Cambridge and beyond.
  • (all distances and times are approximate)

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = F