Savills | Lode Road, Lode, Cambridge, CB25 9ET | Property for sale
3,692 sq ft(343 sq m)
Guide price £1,650,000

Lode RoadLode, Cambridge, CB25 9ET

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Central village position
  • Vaulted Farmhouse kitchen
  • Underfloor heating to ground floor
  • Attractive gardens
  • Four car garaging

Imaginatively converted former School Hall.

About this property

  • Constructed as a village hall by members of the Fairhaven family and used over many decades as a venue, a cinema and also as the village school the property was imaginatively converted to a high standard into a single private house in 2013. The building features a deep and completely renewed Norfolk Reed thatched roof with projecting dormers facing the rear garden and double glazed timber windows throughout. The extensive accommodation which is laid out over two floors is light and spacious and the conversion has been carried out to a very high standard.

    To one end there is a vaulted kitchen/breakfast room which features a range of painted Shaker style units with a central island and a combination of wooden and granite working surfaces. There are numerous integrated appliances including two electric fan ovens, and a dishwasher. On the ground floor the underfloor heated accommodation radiates from the vaulted and galleried tiled reception hall which leads through to the rear of the building and is flanked by two principal reception rooms. Both the dining & sitting rooms have ceramic tiled floors with a wooden parquet design and open fireplaces, the one in the dining room has a fine chimney piece with a deep mantel shelf supported by two classical figures.

    There is a study and a library and a ground floor cloakroom which also has a shower together with a large utility room and a separate boot room.

    From the vaulted hallway a galleried landing leads to the first floor. There are principle and guest bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms, and there are three further bedrooms a family bathroom and first floor laundry and ironing rooms. The latter could be turned into a dressing room for bedroom 2 and the principle bedroom has built in wardrobes.

    The property is set back from the Lode Road and is accessed through remotely controlled double gates which lead into a large shingled parking area with planting to one side. At right angles to the main house is a wing housing the garages with four electrically operated up and over doors. The nearest end contains the boiler room and to the far end there is a store/ garden room.

    The gardens are mainly set to the rear of the house laid to lawn with a deep shrub and herbaceous border facing south backing onto the garage wing. There is extensive paved terracing all along the garden elevation of the house with a stone feature. The boundaries to the south and north are lined with beech hedging.

    In all 0.79 of an acre

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This is a really unique property with lots of light and fabulous social spaces which all connect to the garden through no fewer than 8 French doors

James BarnettProperty agent

Local information

  • • Lode is a village located 7 miles to the north east of Cambridge city centre and 8 miles west of Newmarket (the home of English racing).
  • • Local amenities include the Anglesey Abbey National Trust property, Cambridge County Polo Club, a village pub and local shops in Bottisham and Swaffham Bulbeck. There is a sports centre conveniently located at Bottisham Village College a short drive from Lode.
  • • There are primary schools located nearby in Swaffham Bulbeck and Swaffham Prior, and secondary schools in Bottisham. Additionally there are independent schools for all age groups within Cambridge city centre.
  • • Cambridge North railway station is approximately 7 miles distance from Lode, with regular rail services into London.
  • • Lode is conveniently located for access to the A14 which in turn leads to the A11, M11 and A428, and to the north west the A1, M1 and M6.
  • All distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = D
  • Tenure = Freehold