Savills | New Road, Melbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 6BX | Property for sale
244.71 sq m(2,634 sq ft)
Guide price £1,150,000

New RoadMelbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 6BX

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Versatile accommodation with vaulted first floor rooms
  • Stunning kitchen/dining room with triple cantilevered doors
  • Quality Stoneham kitchen
  • Detached garage with potential annexe
  • Landscaped gardens

Impressive high quality and versatile contemporary barn conversion with detached garage and annexe potential.

About this property

  • West Barn is a really appealing and versatile family home. It is one of two that were converted in 2008 and the owners have been here since then - further enhancing the property in so many ways during their tenure. Of mainly mellow Cambridge brick elevations beneath a slate roof, the (unlisted) barn exudes quality and attention to detail throughout. The versatile accommodation incorporates a single story side “wing” with a couple of ground floor vaulted rooms for use as either sitting, studying or sleeping – perfect for guests or dependent relatives perhaps.

    Most of the flooring on the ground floor is oak and there is (gas fired) underfloor heating throughout.

    On the ground floor the light filled, welcoming hall leads to the sitting room at the far end with delightful curved wall, oak flooring, a Firebelly woodburner, plantation shutters and French doors to the garden. Beside this is the impressive kitchen, with an extensive range of white Stoneham units – some curved - with black Corian worktops and upstands. With a (slightly higher) white breakfast bar, fitted appliances include a Miele frost free fridge and freezer; touch screen oven, combi microwave, steamer and coffee machine; dishwasher (with knock to open feature), an induction hob with extractor powered by an external motor (thereby being much quieter) together with integrated bin and a water softener.

    The kitchen has an internal door to the stairway and also opens into the magnificent dining area which was added during 2015 – this is predominantly glazed on three sides with a partially glazed ceiling and fully cantilevered doors (incorporating internal electric louvred blinds) which open directly to the terrace and garden making this room an amazing inside/outside space. In addition there is a study/snug/playroom with French doors and a utility room with Vaillant combi boiler, space for washing machine and tumble dryer and space for racking to accommodate wifi equipment and whole house audio visual equipment. The side “wing” overlooks the second garden area and as previously mentioned incorporates a guest suite of bedroom and en suite, second bedroom or study/sitting room– so offers considerable versatility.

    On the first floor the landing and main bedroom incorporate open brickwork – features from the original barn (now glazed) and there is exposed mellow brickwork beside the stairs. The vaulted main bedroom incorporates a walk-in wardrobe/dressing and a shower room, there are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

    Electric gates lead to the drive with considerable parking area and detached garage – which has been built to a high specification – with resin flooring and external ‘3 Phase' electric vehicle charger. With a staircase to the upper floor leading to a fantastic study/gym or potential separate annexe - with the addition of a shower for example.

    The gardens have been meticulously designed with Evergreen American Oak pleached trees along the boundary – all individually lit – and wide terraces and an impressive bespoke 12' x 10' shed with power and LED lighting. The garden also has preparation for a Husqvarna automatic mower. The second “secret” garden has artificial lawn and a shed.

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This stunning home has the “wow” factor as soon as you drive in the electric gates … I love the feel of the place, there is such attention to detail throughout and it's so much bigger than I was expecting.

Lucy BanksProperty agent

Local information

  • • Melbourn village is well-served by a good range of facilities including a post office, chemist, two convenience stores, a number of pubs/restaurants and Leeches, a renowned butchers/delicatessen. Esse therapy and the Bury Lane farm shop are both nearby. A vibrant local community, Melbourn also provides primary schooling and secondary at Melbourn Village College. The market town of Royston (4 miles) offers a further range of everyday facilities including an M&S food hall and Tesco superstore.
  • • The high-tech university city of Cambridge (10 miles) provides a wider variety of shopping, cultural and recreational facilities, together with a range of independent day and boarding schools including renowned prep schools such as St John's and King's College Schools, St Faith's and secondary schools including The Perse CoEd, Stephen Perse School and The Leys.
  • • For the commuter, the A10 leads north east to the M11 (7 miles) on the edge of Cambridge and south west to the A505 (2 miles) which in turn connects with the A1 at Baldock and the M11 at Duxford. There are mainline railway stations in Royston (4 miles) and Meldreth (1 mile) the former having a fast direct service into London King's Cross from 36 minutes whilst Meldreth offers services to Kings Cross (from 54 minutes) and Cambridge (from 17 minutes).
  • (All distances and times are approximate)

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = C