5 bedroom house for saleThe Pink Geranium, Melbourn, Nr Royston
- Views to the parish church
- Designer Kuch kitchen
- Previous award winning restaurant favoured by Prince Charles
- Grade II Listed
- Immaculately presented thoughout
Full descriptionThe Pink Geranium was built in the mid-late 17th Century and was once the favourite restaurant of Prince Charles. It was converted to residential use in 2012, being fully renovated, including new thatch and all plumbing and electrics, and extended to a high standard to create an expert blend of traditional and contemporary styles, boasting many period features such as exposed beams, Inglenook fireplaces and brick chimney breasts.
The property has been skillfully refurbished to create a landmark property to provide flexible living space within well-kept grounds of approximately a third of an acre. The majority of the ground floor benefits from zone controlled underfloor heating.
The entrance hall, which has solid wood flooring, leads to both the kitchen and sitting room. The dual aspect kitchen has a range of base and eye level soft close storage cupboards and drawers by the contemporary German designer Kuch, and features Siemens appliances including a self-cleaning oven, separate microwave, induction hob, two sinks with a mixer tap, Corian work surfaces and a central island. Off the kitchen is the triple aspect dining room which is of a good size and features a a bay window with seating area and French doors opening onto the rear garden.
Off the kitchen is a lobby with the recently partitioned study which has a built-in Iroko desk and views to the front aspect, including category six connections for the TV to the playroom and sitting room. The generous sitting room measures 16'3" x 13'8" and boasts a beautiful fireplace and beams. The interconnecting family room has views to the front garden.
A glass link leads to the extension which was added in 2012 and includes a spacious dual aspect play room, two beautifully presented guest bedrooms and a marble shower room which has a Duravit Starck suite. All of the newly-built rooms benefit from a heat recovery system.
The first floor comprises three bedrooms, a family bathroom and the utility room which has space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The vaulted master bedroom measures 16'1" x 16 with a dressing area, travertine en suite which features a double-ended Duravit bath, basin and Starck WC. Bedroom two also has a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and is currently used as a children's bedroom with a built-in playhouse. Bedroom three measures 8'8" x 14' and is double in size. The family bathroom has a white suite.
Outside, the property is accessed via a private gravel driveway off Church Street. The enclosed gardens measure approximately a third of an acre acre and are laid predominantly to lawn with a patio area. There is an oak double cart lodge and a single garage which has power and light connected.
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