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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Old Wimpole Road, Arrington, Royston, Hertfordshire

Offers in Excess of £1,495,000

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Kingston Pastures Farmhouse is an attractive red brick 18th century farm house with an extensive range of outbuildings.

The property is unsurprisingly listed as there are an abundance of period features in the house including exposed timbers, chequered quarry tiled flooring, sash windows, panelled doors, and an Inglenook fireplace. As with properties of this era it has the all enviable ceiling heights to the principal rooms (2.59m in the drawing room) which also provides large windows flooding the property with natural light.
The property is accessed via electric gates and gravel driveway leads to the rear of the property. On one side the range of outbuildings including garaging, a large and well appointed office complete with reception area and cloak room and at the far end a self contained studio with kitchenette, separate shower room and a fabulous wood burning stove. On the other is the striking red bricked principal house.
The drawing room, dining room and sitting room span the front elevation all with southerly aspects and fireplaces, the latter having an Inglenook with bressumer, niche and herringbone brick hearth. An inner hall with side access leads to the double aspect kitchen/breakfast room, fitted with a range of painted cupboards, drawers, glazed china cupboards and shelves, together with an oil fired two oven Aga. From here there is a scullery with Butler sink, space for fridge and freezer and louvered cupboards concealing the oil fired Camray 3 boiler. The rear "wing" includes a family/ TV/playroom with pitched ceiling and this in turn leads to the utility room and boot room - all of which connect to the main house via the rear hall.

On the first floor is a sitting/study area with casement window overlooking the garden, there are two large south facing bedrooms on this floor, one of which is adjacent to bedroom 3/dressing room (fitted with wardrobes on two walls - formerly another bedroom). The family bathroom incorporates an oval bath with Victorian style mixer taps and shower attachment, twin basins, and a corner shower. A wide staircase leads to the second floor and two further bedroom suites.

Note: There is planning permission for the erection of a garden room extension to the house which would adjoin the east side of the rear hall and family room with glazing and doors to the garden and terrace beyond. This has been illustrated on the floor plan for information and would extend to approximately 377 sq ft. (Planning reference S/2216/12/LB).

Kingston Pastures Farmhouse is situated on a country lane overlooking and adjoining open farmland, on the edge of the Wimpole Hall Estate Wimpole Hall itself is a National Trust owned 17th century Mansion House with delightful gardens and enjoys access to numerous wooded footpaths and bridleways locally.

Old Wimpole is situated between Arrington and Wimpole and falls within the parishes of Kingston and Orwell. The high tech University city of Cambridge is approximately 10 miles distant and provides a comprehensive range of shopping, cultural and recreational facilities. Royston (8.6 miles) also offers a selection of everyday facilities and has a mainline railway station offering fast and regular services to London Kings Cross (from 38 minutes).

Schooling for all age groups is available locally, with state schooling in Bourn and the highly regarded Comberton Village College. A wide selection of renowned private schools are available Cambridge including The Perse, St. Faiths, The Leys and St. Johns.

The property is approached via electric gates to a sweeping gravel drive with parking and turning space. To the left is a long range of original outbuildings comprising 2 single garages and a triple garage/workshop fitted with a sink, worktop with cupboards under, a stainless steel topped work bench, heating and extractor fans. There is storage in the roof space above accessed by a ladder (with potential for a staircase - subject to the necessary planning consents). There is also a converted barn which provides an impressive space suitable for use as an office/studio or annexe (with consented office use) with a reception area and large vaulted room with woodburner, kitchenette and cloaks. Adjacent to this is an independent self-contained annexe/studio with kitchenette and shower room.

To the side of the house is a west-facing brick terrace on two levels with parterre beds, al-fresco sitting/dining areas and access to a garden store room with sink and wc. The majority of the gardens are to the east of the house, landscaped to provide interest and a variety of seating areas, a pond with bridge, circular yew hedging with path through the centre and a timber summer house tucked away in one corner. To the rear of the garden is a potential vegetable area, shingle yard, a workshop shed and garden shed. There are also two wells on the site.There is a possibllity of purchasing further paddock land to the side of the property

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10 March 2016

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