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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Tadlow, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8

Sold STC £875,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance hall
  • kitchen/breakfast room
  • sitting room
  • dining room
  • study
  • 4 bedrooms
  • double garage
  • delightful gardens and grounds
  • in all 6.22 acres
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Spacious detached family house in moated, wooded grounds


Moat House is set back from the road in a delightful position surrounded by rolling open countryside. Fronted by the B1042, it is in good commuting distance to Cambridge, the A1, A505 and the fast trains from Royston into Kings Cross (from 38 minutes).

Local shopping facilities are available at Potton 5 miles (with a Tesco express), Royston 8 miles and Ashwell (7.5 miles) with a well regarded delicatessen, butchers, bakers and popular public houses. A more comprehensive range of shopping, recreational and cultural facilities are available in the University city of Cambridge. Sports facilities are in Bassingbourn, Royston, Meldreth and Biggleswade and golf clubs are to be found in Potton - The John O'Gaunt is (5.5 miles), and Royston.

Primary schools locally are in Orwell, Guilden Morden, Steeple Morden, Gamlingay and there are Village Colleges at Bassingbourn and Gamlingay. There are a wide variety of independent schools in Cambridge, Bedford and Letchworth.


Moat House is a spacious detached family house which was built by the vendor in the mid-1970's. Of brick elevations beneath a tiled roof, the property has around 2,772 sq ft of accommodation laid out over two floors with an attached double garage beneath an enclosed roof terrace. We understand that the moat is one of a number in the area which were originally created to improve local land drainage.

The spacious rooms have large picture windows enjoying views of the garden and fields beyond from all directions. On the ground floor, there is an entrance hall with cloaks, large triple aspect sitting room with an open fire, a light-filled Aga kitchen/breakfast room with pantry and stable door to the garden, adjacent dining room and a study. Upstairs there are four bedrooms in total, two of which are exceptionally spacious (15' x 24') each, an en-suite shower room and family bathroom. Generally, the house is in good condition but a purchaser may well wish to update the fittings and possibly re-plan the layout to create more bedrooms and re-fit to suit the needs of the modern day. Alternatively, the site may also offer potential for re-development (subject to the necessary planning consents)

Situated towards the front of its landholding, the site extends to around 6.22 acres, is almost entirely moated and over the years has been planted extensively resulting in a delightful mature setting. The two fields have over the years been used to keep chickens and horses and could potentially be used as a small-holding . To the front of the site is a paddock with large outbuilding and to the rear, beyond the moat is a further area of land enclosed by hedged boundaries which contain some old agricultural buildings.

The whole package provides a rare opportunity to acquire a substantial property within delightful, mature grounds.

Note: there are two footpaths traversing the field to the rear of the site and the drive, further details available from the agents

Square Footage: 2,772 sq ft
Acreage: 6.22 Acres


From Cambridge proceed west on the A603 to Wimpole. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the B1042. after approximately 3.1 miles, the drive to the property will be seen on the right hand side.

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Added on Rightmove:
30 September 2016

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