The Firs
2,237 sq ft(207.82 sq m)
Guide price £895,000

High StreetFowlmere, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 7SU


    Key features

    • Energy efficient detached family home
    • Light and spacious architect designed accommodation
    • Triple glazing, air source heat pump and ventilation system
    • Optimal orientation for solar panels
    • Ground floor snug/study/5th bedroom with adjacent shower room

    Energy efficient and well-designed detached family home in popular village south west of Cambridge.

    About this property

    • The Firs is one of three energy efficient properties which were completed in 2014 by local developers Enterprise Property Group. Sustainable features include an air source heat pump, ventilation and heat-recovery system, Earthwool insulation; triple-glazed windows; Solar Photovoltaic panels, rainwater collection and there is under-floor heating throughout.

      There is a wide entrance hall leading to the double aspect sitting room incorporating sliding doors to the garden, a snug/study which could also be used with the adjacent shower cloakroom as a ground floor fifth bedroom.

      An extra wide doorway leads from the hallway to the impressive, light and spacious kitchen/dining/living room. The dining end leads via double doors to the sitting room and there are wide, sliding doors from here to the garden as well. The kitchen area has a useful larder, an island incorporating stainless steel sink unit and it is fitted with a range of dove grey gloss handle-less base and wall units with soft closing doors. In addition there are Silestone worktops, a glass upstand and Siemens integrated oven, hob, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Beyond the kitchen is a utility room with space for a washing machine, access to the spacious plant/boot room and a door to the front and nearby lockable stores.

      On the first floor, the vaulted landing is particularly impressive allowing light to flood in from the deep opaque glazed window. There is a vaulted master bedroom with en suite bathroom (with bath and shower) and fully fitted dressing room, a guest suite with en suite shower room, two further bedrooms and a large family bathroom with both bath and shower. All of the bathrooms are fitted with contemporary white sanitaryware, showers have fixed glass screens and Mira thermostatic shower mixers and there are heated towel rails.

      The property is approached via a shared gravel drive which opens to a private parking area and double garage added to which there are garden, bin and bike stores.

      The garden is predominantly to the rear of the house and has been landscaped with a terrace beside the house, lawn, shrub and flower beds and a seating area in the far corner.

      Note: Photographs taken September 2018.

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    I love the attention to detail here, the pantry and huge airing cupboard are totally unexpected (but incredibly useful) whilst the lovely vaulted landing and master suite with a huge bathroom and a dressing room are such a bonus. With lots of eco-friendly features and deep windows flooding the house with light, this really is well worth a visit.

    Lucy BanksProperty agent

    Local information

    • • Well regarded South Cambridgeshire village.
    • • Between the high tech university city of Cambridge and the north Hertfordshire market town of Royston.
    • • Facilities within the village include a pub/restaurant and a Parish church.
    • • Further local facilities are available in the nearby village of Melbourn and in Royston and there is also a Waitrose supermarket in Trumpington.
    • • Comprehensive, cultural, recreational and shopping facilities in Cambridge including the Grand Arcade shopping mall, with a flagship John Lewis store.
    • • For the commuter there are regular train services available from Foxton Station (2.3 miles) and Royston Station (7.2 miles) into London Kings Cross and from Whittlesford Station into London Liverpool Street.
    • • The A505 is 1.5 miles south of the village which leads to the M11 (Junction 10) and to the west is the A1 via the Baldock bypass.
    • • There is a primary school within the village and secondary schooling at Melbourn Village College whilst Independent schooling for all age groups is available in Cambridge including St Faith's, The Perse, Stephen Perse, The Leys, St Mary's and King's & St John's College schools.
    • All travel times and distances are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Photographs taken September 2018.
    • EPC Rating = A