6 bedroom detached house for saleHigh Street, Cottenham, Cambridge
- Stunning, Grade II Listed, Victorian home dating from 1860
- Mature grounds extending to approximately 1 acre, STS
- Extensive and versatile accommodation
- Modernised to a high specification
- Beautiful mix of modern and traditional features
Bernards is a delightful Victorian home, formerly a fruit farm, dating back to late 1800's with a wealth of period features and superb grounds. The property is Grade II Listed and has been renovated and modernised by the present owners to a high specification, offering expansive and versatile accommodation throughout, flooded with natural light.
Some of the original features found throughout the property include cast-iron fireplaces, latch doors, exposed timbers, feature brick walls, stripped wood and exposed brick floors to name but a few. There is a beautiful mix of modern and traditional fixtures and fittings to the kitchen and bathrooms, providing a magnificent family home.
There is an entrance hall with original quarry tiled floor and understair cupboard, drawing room with Victorian cast-iron fireplace and inner hallway. The kitchen/breakfast room has ample base and eye-level units and an island, all of which have granite worksurfaces. There is space for a Range cooker, integrated dishwasher, water softener, walk-in pantry with bespoke fitted base and eye-level units, space for an American style fridge/freezer, wine cooler and slate-tiled floors. The family room has stripped floors and wood-burning stove and opens to the rear hallway with stairs to the first floor. The lobby has a door to the garden and access to the study, which enjoys a dual aspect. The dining room is located to the rear of the home with exposed brick floor and a triple aspect. The rear entrance has exposed brick floor and fitted cupboards and shelves, as well as access to the cloakroom and utility room with additional fitted storage and space/plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The sitting room is a stunning addition to the property, formerly a fruit store, it has a part-vaulted ceiling, exposed timbers, staircase, brick elevations, multi-fuel stove, dual-zone central heating and a dual aspect, providing an excellent family space.
There are two staircases leading to the first floor, with a split-level landing and exposed beams. Three bedrooms sit to the front of the home and provide two generous doubles and a single. There is a family bathroom with three-piece suite including a roll top bath and a separate shower room, also with three-piece suite. A further double bedroom and Bedroom 5, currently used as a study, enjoy a dual aspect overlooking the garden. The master bedroom has fitted double wardrobes and a shower room with oversized shower cubicle, sink with vanity drawer and low-level WC.
Outside, the property has a shallow front garden with retaining wall and railing. A shared gravelled driveway provides access to the rear of the home. A gated, private, block-paved driveway then provides access to a double cartlodge, off-street parking and a workshop/garage with power and light connected. The grounds to the rear are divided into two with a fenced garden close to the property with large patio, ideal for alfresco dining, lawn, plant and shrub borders and ornamental trees. The remaining garden extends to the boundary with a large lawn, mature trees and hedging, with what remains of the original orchard to the rear.
Planning Permission has also been granted to erect a new barn with car port, games room, and mezzanine-level study.
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