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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Church Lane, Madingley, Cambridge, CB23

Sold STC £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • en suite and family bathroom
  • garage with office studio above
  • kitchen/breakfast room
  • in all 0.47 of an acre
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Delightful detached family house in an elevated position in a popular village close to Cambridge city


5 Church Lane is set back from the road in a delightful elevated position with distant south-easterly views to the front. It adjoins the grounds of the University owned Madingley Hall, a large mansion house, formerly rented to Queen Victoria for her son Prince Edward (future Edward VII) whilst he studied at Cambridge, which is now a popular conference and education venue surrounded by parkland. Madingley is one of Cambridge's favoured 'necklace' villages, just under 4 miles from Cambridge city centre it has limited facilities which include a village hall and popular pub/restaurant -The Three Horseshoes. There is a pretty church which is located just inside the grounds of Madingley Hall. There is a pre preparatory school in the village (part of the Stephen Perse Foundation) for children from reception age to year 2 with a primary school in the neighbouring village of Coton and a secondary school at Comberton (Comberton Village College) whilst renowned independent schools for all age groups are available in Cambridge.

Comprehensive shopping, cultural and recreational facilities are also to be found in Cambridge whilst there is a popular garden centre, café/restaurant and post office in nearby Coton and a large Tesco superstore at Bar Hill. Cambridge railway station has regular services into London from 48 minutes and the A14 heading west towards the A1, M1 & M6 and south on the M11 towards Stansted Airport, the M25 and London. There is a Park and Ride at Madingley Road on the western fringe of Cambridge together with ready access onto the University of Cambridge West Cambridge and North West site which is currently under construction.


5 Church Lane is a spacious Edwardian family home, thought to have been built in 1910, which has been extended over the years and now provides welcoming, well-planned light and spacious accommodation over two floors all flowing from the central dining hall and landing. Of rendered brick elevations beneath a tiled roof, there is a tiled entrance porch leading to the hall with pamment flooring, cloakroom and stairs to the first floor. This opens directly to the impressive vaulted dining hall with herringbone hardwood parquet flooring and French doors to the rear. From here there is access to both the sitting room with an open fire, bay window and French doors; and the kitchen breakfast room fitted with a range of Shaker style units comprising cupboards, drawers, shelves with roller shutter, oil fired Aga, propane gas hob with extractor and adjoining dining area with a chequered tiled floor and French doors to the rear. An inner hall leads to a study and utility room with oil fired boiler, plumbing for automatic washing machine and further access to the garden.

The first floor has a vaulted landing - well lit by Velux windows, a master bedroom with en suite bath/shower room and a second bedroom which is vaulted with a delightful bay window with window seat overlooking the garden to the rear. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom with tongue and groove panelled bath, and tiled shower cubicle.

The property is approached over a gated gravelled drive flanked by mature trees (see note), leading to the garage which was built by the vendors during 2010 and has an independently accessed staircase to the office studio above.

The rear gardens are delightful, with a terrace immediately to the rear of the house with steps to the lawn, picket fencing, herb garden, a good variety of mature trees and shrubs and a range of useful stores to the back of the garden - with approximate external measurement 15m x 2.83m.

In all 0.47 of an acre.

Square Footage: 2,407 sq ft
Acreage: 0.47 Acres


From Cambridge, take the A1303 west passing over the M11. Take the next turning on the right onto Cambridge Road and continue into the village of Madingley. At the roundabout, with Madingley Hall straight ahead, turn left into Church Lane and the property will be found set back from the road on the right hand side.

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Added on Rightmove:
22 March 2016

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