5 bedroom detached house for saleGrange Road, Duxford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB22
Sold STC £1,985,000
- master suite and 4 further bedrooms
- 4 receptions & study
- separate 960 sq ft cottage/annexe
- swimming pool & tennis court
- extensive cellars
- in all 3.34 acres
- EPC Rating = E
A fine Victorian Country House in a convenient commutable location 10 miles south of Cambridge
Duxford Grange is situated in open countryside between Duxford and Chrishall Grange. Duxford is an attractive, well served village situated approximately 10 miles south of the high tech University City of Cambridge. Within the village there is a recreation ground, tennis courts, outdoor bowls and football club and a local shop together with three public houses/restaurants. Additional everyday shopping facilities are available in nearby Sawston or the medieval market town of Saffron Walden which has a Waitrose supermarket.
There is a primary school in the village with secondary schooling at Sawston Village College, which in turn feeds into Hills and Long Road Sixth form colleges in Cambridge. Independent schools for all age groups are available in Cambridge including The Perse, Stephen Perse Foundation schools, King's & St John's College prep schools and The Leys. The area to the south of Cambridge is characterised by a number of Science and Business Parks including The Babraham Institute, Granta Park and The Wellcome Foundation Genome Campus at nearby Hinxton. The new Bio-medical campus on the edge of Addenbrookes, the Cambridge University Hospital, is situated on the southern fringe of Cambridge and readily accessible via the M11. Cambridge also has a wide range of cultural, recreational and shopping amenities (including the Grand Arcade shopping mall).
For the rail commuter, direct train services are available from nearby Whittlesford station into London's Liverpool Street and there is a fast service into King's Cross (from 38 minutes) from Royston railway station, some 7.4 miles distant. Duxford is also conveniently situated for access to the M11 (Junction 10) which gives access to the A14, A1, M1 & M6 to the north and Stansted Airport, the M25 and London to the south.
Duxford Grange is a delightful country house built of brick under a slated roof which dates from around 1870. The house offers well proportioned accommodation with many features typical of the late Georgian/Victorian era extending to just over 5,008 sq ft (excluding the extensive cellars beneath much of the ground floor). The main drawing room has a deep bay to the south, a Jetmaster open fireplace with marble surround and built-in book shelving and features - in common with many of the rooms - which include high ceilings with cornicing and double hung sash windows. The current owners have carried out various improvements over their period of ownership including, in recent times, the creation of a beautifully light and spacious open plan kitchen with dining and seating areas and wide bi-folding doors to a large outdoor terrace. The kitchen features a four oven Aga and a large island range together with a walk-in pantry. A cosy sitting room with wood burning stove, a study and family room complete the reception accommodation on the ground floor. Domestic offices include a large boot room/utility and a boiler room through which access is gained to the large cellars which are divided into a number of rooms and offer potential to create additional useable space such as home cinema or similar.
At first floor there are five bedrooms including a master with en suite bathroom and separate shower. The south facing bedrooms enjoy delightful distant views over rolling countryside and the bedroom at the western end has an adjacent shower room. A secondary staircase leads down to the family room.
Approached over a shingled driveway with electric remote controlled gates, the driveway leads to a parking area enclosed by yew hedging. Formal planting with Portuguese laurels leads to the boundary. To the rear of the house is a paved terrace and the walled garden which is laid mainly to lawn. To the east is a wooded area under planted with bulbs and a sheltered outdoor swimming pool with retractable safety cover, stone paved surround and a timber summer house. The wired hard tennis court is tucked around behind the walled garden beyond which is woodlan d. A separate access to the west leads to a further parking area set within mature trees, the detached garage building which has been partly converted to a gym/ office with single garage and staircase leading up to a loft storage area. The drive continues beyond this outbuilding and on to the independent Annexe which extends to 960 sq ft. This has independent heating, large spacious rooms and an area adjacent usable as private garden.
In all 3.34 acres.
Square Footage: 5,008 sq ft
Acreage: 3.34 Acres
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