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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Coveney, Ely, CB6

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Property Description

Key features

  • A well maintained, mature Victorian detached family house
  • Thoughtfully extended with flexible living accommodation
  • Three reception rooms & basement
  • Kitchen / breakfast room, utility & WC
  • Five first floor bedrooms two with en-suites
  • Cottage style garden laid to lawn with ample shrubs
  • Annexe providing home-office or bedroom six & en-suite
  • Large double garage and off road parking
  • Location offers convenient road networks to Ely and Cambridge
  • Offering delightful views over countryside towards Ely Cathedral

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A delightful, well maintained, mature Victorian detached family house which has been thoughtfully extended over the years. Now offering flexible living accommodation ideal for the modern day family and with the added benefit of having a self-contained granny annexe or teenager suite.

Occupying an elevated position, Hill House looks impressive as you approach. Symmetrical in design and with the traditional large low Georgian style windows accompanied by a matching brick front boundary wall, it commands delightful views to the front over open countryside with the majestic Ely Cathedral in view. Having undergone extensions by previous owners, the house still retains a wealth of character and charm, with the additions blending seamlessly together, creating a spacious family home which has to be viewed to be fully appreciated.

As soon as you step out of the car on the driveway positioned to the side of the house you notice how quiet it is, away from the hustle and bustle of city life yet still within a short commuting distance of the historic town of Ely or slightly further Cambridge. For those that may need to travel into London, the nearby train station of Ely provides a direct service to Kings Cross of just over an hour.


The new owner, like our client may prefer to use the side door as the main entrance, as it offers ease of access straight from the drive. If using the imposing front door you step inside into the RECEPTION HALL. The hallway is warm and inviting and is possibly bigger than one would expect, with a wide sweeping balustrade staircase hall rising to the first floor. Doors lead into two reception rooms and inner hall way.

The DRAWING ROOM is flooded with ample natural light as this room benefits from a dual aspect with uPVC double glazed window to the rear and large low uPVC double glazed window to front with field views towards Ely Cathedral. The ceilings are high, which is a theme throughout the whole house, complemented by deep skirting boards and an Adams style fire surround with marble hearth and backcloth.

Across from the reception hall is the LOUNGE/LIBRARY with original stripped flooring, deep skirting board surround, uPVC double glazed window to the front, feature brick fire surround with matching hearth and backcloth. Floor to ceiling fitted book shelving either side of the chimney breast makes this a great room to escape to for enjoying the pleasures of a good book, in front of a roaring open fire. A further door gives access to:

The INNER HALLWAY is of good size and has a cloak cupboard with double doors. A further door leads into the PANTRY with shelving, tiled flooring, and frosted glazed window to the rear.

Staircase leading down into the BASEMENT which has electric light and power and could have a number of uses. Originally intended as a wine cellar, it would be well used as a gym or games room.

A multi-pane frosted glazed door with matching glazed side panels leads into the DINING ROOM with laminate flooring, aluminium framed sliding patio doors to rear garden. This room is of excellent size and can accommodate a large dining room table. An enclosed maid's staircase gives additional access to the first floor. A further door leads into a second entrance lobby which is approached from the driveway. There is ample space for the hanging of coats and storage of shoes.

This in turns leads through into the fitted KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM. Of excellent size and with ample natural light, it is obvious to see as soon as you walk in why this is the "hub" of the house. Fitted with a comprehensive range of base and eye level storage units with inset stainless steel double sink and drainer, integrated fridge, brand new double Neff oven with separate hob, and ample roll top work surfaces. There is a centralised work station with cupboard and pan drawers under which could double up as a breakfast bar if so desired. A further door leads through to another ENTRANCE LOBBY with access to a newly fitted and tiled CLOAKROOM with basin and low level flush WC.

A multi-pane frosted door leads to the UTILITY ROOM with base and eye level storage units, roll top work surfaces, inset sink and drainer unit, plumbing for automatic washing machine, additional appliance space, tiled flooring.


Taking the main staircase from the reception the sweeping staircase leads to the LANDING which offers stunning views over the Fenland countryside towards Ely Cathedral. The landing area has previous been used as a study / reading area as it can easily accommodate a desk and chair.

The MASTER BEDROOM benefits from a dual aspect with uPVC double glazed window to the front with views towards Ely Cathedral and an uPVC double glazed window to the rear and a double storage closet.

BEDROOM TWO with uPVC double glazed window to the front, is of a generous size with three double wardrobes. A second entry door leads to a second LANDING approached via the maid's staircase from the dining room. Here there is loft access with pull-down ladder. The loft is an extremely large, dry storage area with strip lighting, newly laid above the whole front of the house.

There is a FAMILY BATHROOM comprising a low level flush WC, wash hand basin, roll top claw footed bath, separate shower cubicle, tiling to dado height, inset ceiling spotlights, uPVC double glazed window to the side, vertical heated towel rail.

The second landing provides independent access to BEDROOM FIVE, a large room with fitted wardrobe, and the BOX ROOM.

Access can be gained to BEDROOM THREE which has an EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM and closet by walking through BEDROOM FIVE, which in turn leads to BEDROOM FOUR which has an EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM and double closet.

Offering flexible living arrangements, BEDROOM FOUR and FIVE could be converted into a separate GRANNY or TEENAGER ANNEXE as independent access can be gained via an outside STAIRCASE. A lockable double door between this area and BEDROOM FIVE makes the area separable and effectively soundproofed.


To the rear of the property is a garden predominately laid to lawn, shaped flower and shrub border, planted with a variety of shrubs and plants to ensure colour throughout the year. There are two paved areas, one suntrap to the rear of the property and a further raised paved patio screened by mature shrubs and a gate that leads to ample off road parking.
There is an external oil tank which is well screened from the garden.

To the rear of the property and accessed from the garden is a very useful annexe which would make an ideal HOME-OFFICE or a standalone BEDROOM SIX with a dual aspect over the garden with windows to the rear and side and an EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM with walk-in double shower cubicle, low level flush WC and wash hand basin.

There is a large double garage adjacent to the off-road parking area.


Coveney is a small parish to the north of Cambridge approximately 4 miles away from Ely. Several bronze axes have been found here as well as a few shields and swords, all dating back from the late Bronze Age.

With a population of just over 200 according to the 2011 Census, there is a very strong community spirit and many events are held in the village hall not far from the church, which also has a bar on certain evenings. The village is centred around St Peter ad Vincula church and has other fine listed buildings. There are outstanding walks in the surrounding countryside, and great views from neighbouring Wardy Hill.

Train Stations
Ely 3.8 miles
Manea 5.6 miles
Littleport 6.3 miles
March 11 miles

Primary Schools
The Rackham Church of England 2.2 miles
Ely St John's Community 2.8 miles
Mepal & Witcham Church of England 3.1 miles

Secondary Schools
Witchford Village College 2.1 miles
Ely College 3.1 miles
Cromwell Community College 6.2 miles
*Distances are approximate and are to be used only as a guide.

Local Authority - East Cambridgeshire District Council
Council Tax Band E
Oil fired central heating
Mains water
Mains sewage & drainage
Tenure - Freehold

Viewing arrangement is by appointment only. Please contact in the first instance Gavin Human, Director. Telephone or Text to 07809 339329 during or after office hours. Email or Cambridge Office 01223 363700.

Thinking of selling? If you are thinking of selling and have yet to put your house on the market, we would welcome the opportunity to offer you a free, without obligation & confidential valuation. With over 25 years of estate agency experience Gavin Human has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with you, ensuring you receive accurate advice on pricing and how best to market your home to the widest possible audience.

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