Savills | High Street, Melbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 6AL | Properties for sale
3,008 sq ft(279.45 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000

High StreetMelbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 6AL

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in May 2020
  • Unspoilt countryside views to the rear
  • Versatile accommodation and separate annexe
  • Heated swimming pool in delightful Mediterranean style courtyard
  • Tennis court

Spacious Grade II Listed farmhouse incorporating contemporary converted barn with detached annexe and superb leisure facilities.

About this property

  • Old Farm is a delightful Grade II Listed village house cleverly adapted over the years to incorporate various outbuildings resulting in a pleasing mix of period and contemporary accommodation.

    At the front, Old Farm provides two interconnected sitting rooms with fireplaces, a wood burning stove and a pleasant study with generous storage leading to a sun room/conservatory that opens onto the south-facing terrace.

    The dining room, bespoke kitchen - which also opens onto the terrace, and a bathroom lead through to an impressive part-vaulted drawing room barn conversion. Bi-fold doors open onto the private and secluded south-west facing terrace and pool courtyard providing an ideal space for relaxing or entertaining. A utility room houses the pool equipment and has separate access to the courtyard. On the first floor the barn includes a shower room and two double bedrooms, one with a Minstrel's gallery style balcony overlooking this amazing space.

    The vaulted kitchen, was designed in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh with triple lit glazed inserts and a mix of high gloss and walnut veneer floor and wall units - the latter having an automatic open/closing facility. There is a quartz worktop incorporating a one and a half bowl sink and breakfast bar; fitted appliances include a dishwasher, five ring induction hob, extractor, microwave, two chest level ovens and a space for a fridge/freezer.

    On the first floor of the old farmhouse, the vaulted master bedroom has a fireplace, wide wooden floorboards and an en suite bathroom with roll-topped bath, tiled shower cubicle and twin round washbasins. The third bedroom or dressing room to the master suite is fitted with open fronted hanging, shelving, drawers and pull-out shoe storage. The second bedroom has fitted wardrobes an exposed brick chimney breast and is adjacent to a shower room.

    The property's gravel driveway provides parking for several vehicles and leads to a double garage with storage above attached to which is the annexe which extends to approximately 862 sq ft, and comprises a pleasant open plan living and kitchen/dining area, with fitted fridge/freezer, cooker, hob and sink, a separate utility room with space for a washing machine, a shower room and, on the first floor, a vaulted bedroom with further storage/walk-in wardrobe.

    Outside oak decking leads from the barn to the paved terrace and the swimming pool which are enclosed in a secluded Mediterranean style courtyard, beautifully designed by a Chelsea Flower Show gold medallist, with a sheltered pergola framing the end of the courtyard. Beyond the pool courtyard, the garden is laid mainly to lawn with shrub/flower beds extending to the all-weather tennis court with views across the adjoining countryside. The front garden is laid mainly to lawn and bordered by a shrub/flower bed. The circular south-facing terrace, adjoining the kitchen and sun room/conservatory, is a sheltered spot with a variety of flower and shrub beds. To the rear of the plot is a nature reserve and to the west, parkland belonging to the neighbouring estate, Melbourn Bury.

    In all about 0.7 of an acre.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I was so impressed as soon as I drove through the gates here – what an amazing package! I love its stunning gardens surrounding the pool which were designed by a Chelsea Flower Show gold medalist... BUT there is so much more…beyond is a separate annexe and an all-weather tennis court overlooking adjoining parkland - this property just keeps giving!

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).

Additional information

  • Annexe - Council Tax Band A
  • Main House - Council Tax Band G
  • EPC Exempt