6 bedroom detached house for saleNorth End, Meldreth, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8
Sold STC £1,595,000
- 6 bedrooms
- drawing, dining, sitting/family rooms
- former stable block with potential
- potential annexe
- kitchen/breakfast room
- in all 1.08 acres
- EPC Rating = D
4,384 sq ft delightful 6 bedroom period family house in popular village close to Cambridge
College Farm is tucked away behind a gated drive close to the centre of the popular village of Meldreth. Situated some 11 miles south west of Cambridge city centre, the village benefits from good everyday shopping facilities with a convenience store and popular farm shop. Meldreth is a linear village with the railway station at one end and the church at the other, there is a Primary school and public house and as a matter of interest, the Greenwich Meridian runs through the village.
A more comprehensive range of shopping facilities can be found in nearby Royston (with rail services into London's Kings Cross from 38 minutes), and Cambridge with a wider range of shopping, recreational and cultural facilities. Meldreth railway station is just 1.3 miles from the property which provides services into both London's Kings Cross and Cambridge stations.
There are good recreational amenities in the area including golf clubs at Royston and Meldreth and an indoor leisure pool at Melbourn. State schooling for all age groups is available in the area as there is a Primary School in the village, and we understand that the village is in the catchment area for Melbourn Village College (2.3 miles). There are also a number of excellent independent schools for all age groups in Cambridge including St Faith's, St John's and King's College Prep Schools, the Perse Co-Ed, The Leys, Stephen Perse and St Mary's secondary schools.
College Farm is a delightful, attractive period detached family house which provides really spacious, versatile accommodation over two floors with high ceilings throughout. Thought to date from the mid 17th Century with predominantly painted brick elevations beneath a slate roof, the property has grown over the centuries and as a result provides a really appealing mix of period features - from double hung sash windows with narrow glazing bars to exposed internal timbers, panelled doors and open fireplaces. The vendors have undertaken considerable works to the house during the last 7 years including re-fitting the kitchen and bathrooms, and they have also carried out considerable works to the central heating, wiring and plumbing.
The attractive front elevation has an impressive entrance with a classical style pillared storm porch with triangular canopy and with bays either side - one of which incorporates French doors to the garden - and an oriel window above. The hall runs the depth of the house with a rear lobby and door to the garden and terrace at the far end, a useful cloaks cupboard, cloakroom, shelved larder, access to the kitchen and staircase to the first floor. To the right of the hall are the more formal rooms, the double aspect drawing room is to the front of the house with a central brick open fireplace and bay window with French doors; and the well-proportioned dining room to the rear with marble fire surround and arched inset. To the left of the hall is the sitting/family room - a large family space which divides well into two sitting areas - having a woodburner as a focal point at one end, and a second fireplace, considerable shelving, cupboards and window-seated bay to the other. Two arches link this space to the kitchen/breakfast room, itself having three windows to the rear with arched fanlights. With granite work tops, the painted cabinetry is well-designed, incorporating a good range of cupboards, drawers, glass fronted wall units, a butler sink with mixer taps, a fitted dishwasher and a Rangemaster cooker (gas hob, electric oven) within a chimney recess. There is an adjacent utility room with 2 boilers, space for washing machine, tumble dryer, drinks fridge and further cupboards. Beyond the family room is a double aspect study with corner fireplace which could be used as an independent sitting room should an annexe be required as there is a side lobby linking this to the 6th bedroom, and showe r room.
On the first floor, there are 5 good bedrooms, the master is fitted with mirror-fronted wardrobes and has a fantastic en suite with an oval bath and separate tiled shower. Two of the remaining bedrooms also benefit from en suite facilities and there is a large family bathroom with shower, bath and twin wash basins.
The property is approached via electrically operated timber gates leading to a wide gravelled parking area with which leads to a former stable building. Of brick and slate construction, this charming building comprises a former stable, tack room and two garages. The large gardens surround the property with south and south east facing lawns, a pond, a good variety of mature trees, well stocked flower and shrub beds, box hedging and paved terracing and provides a number of different areas to sit depending on the time of day. One of the larger seating areas incorporates a fire pit. To the north west is a landscaped circular garden traversed by gravel pathways and a similar paved design for dining.
The whole site extends to approximately 1.08 acres.
Square Footage: 4,384 sq ft
Acreage: 1.08 Acres
From central Cambridge, proceed south west on Trumpington Road straight over the M11 (junction 11), and on to the A10 through Harston and Foxton. Take the turning right towards Shepreth and then left onto the Meldreth Road. In the village pass Malton Road on your right and the gated entrance to the property will be found just beyond on the left hand side.
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