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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Babraham, Cambridge

Offers Over £1,150,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Utility, boot room & cloakroom
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms & dressing room
  • Triple bay cart lodge & extensive parking
  • Gym & pool house
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Detached garden lodge
  • Detached 2 bedroom bungalow & detached one bedroom studio with own access

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Worsted Barrows was designed by the renowned architect L E Cole and is of architectural interest, being an example of modernist style emerging after the end of World War 1 unusually designed and laid out in line with the constellation Orion. The property is also of historical interest reportedly having been visited by the Queen Mother in the 1950s on a trip to Kings College. The house itself sits centrally in its large plot with an excellent range of outbuildings and ancillary accommodation offering any potential purchaser the opportunity to develop the site for a variety of uses, subject to the planning. The reception rooms to the house are superb in size and have wonderful views over the garden to the countryside beyond. The sitting room has an open fire and double doors opening to the terrace and garden. The expansive modern kitchen is open plan to the family/dining area which is perfect for entertaining and family living. The ground floor is also well served with a study to the front, a utility, cloakroom and boot room, complete with original maid's sink. Four of the bedrooms are situated on the first floor with an impressive master suite with dressing room, open plan bathroom and separate WC, and three further bathrooms. On the second floor is the large fifth bedroom, perfect for teenagers, nanny etc with its own bathroom and balcony with far reaching rural views.

Babraham is a small village situated just 7 miles south of the city. Worsted Barrows is located outside of the village and is accessed off the A1307 opposite the turning to the village itself. Babraham benefits from a popular public house/restaurant and a highly regarded primary school and is within the catchment for Sawston Village College. For the commuter there is easy access to the A11, the M11 and M25 and for those needing to travel by train, Whittlesford station offers a fast rail services into Cambridge and London Liverpool Street. Addenbrookes Hospital is a short distance away along with various other science/business parks. Nearby Sawston provides excellent amenities including shops, doctor & dentist, restaurants and banks.

The property is approached through impressive wrought iron gates opening to the extensive parking and giving access to the triple bay cart lodge and outbuildings. The one bedroom studio can be accessed through a pedestrian gate but also has its own parking and access to the front. This needs complete renovation but could serve as an additional rental property or indeed, a home office/business premises (subject to necessary consents). The two bedroom bungalow is positioned to the side of the house and comprises two double bedrooms, a study/potential third bedroom, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living room and conservatory. There is also a detached garden lodge with its own kitchen, cloakroom and log burner providing the perfect place for entertaining, parties, home cinema etc. The grounds are thoughtfully landscaped with many areas of interest and afford beautiful views across neighbouring undulating farmland. To the back of the house are large terraces, ideal for alfresco dining and relaxing, leading to the outdoor pool and timber pergola. The gardens are very pleasantly secluded being planted with many mature trees and established beds and borders.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
16 August 2016

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