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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Woodside, Longstanton, Cambridge, CB24

Sold STC £1,275,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • hard tennis court
  • in all 3.15 acres
  • attractive landscaped gardens
  • Aga kitchen/breakfast room
  • double and single garage
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A beautifully presented Victorian family house with grounds extending to 3.15 acres


Melrose House is situated in a Conservation Area immediately south of the parish church of All Saints. There are good facilities within Longstanton including a local shop/post office, Co-Op, cafe, nursery and a primary school. Further comprehensive shopping is found in nearby Bar Hill with a Tesco Extra Superstore and comprehensive shopping cultural and recreational facilities are available in the high tech university City of Cambridge 7 miles to the south east.

The guided bus way is accessed on the edge of the village with regular buses to the Science Park, Cambridge City centre, the station and on to Addenbrookes hospital. A new station, 'Cambridge North', only 9.5 miles distant, is currently under construction with likely completion during 2017. There will be services into Cambridge and London and north to Kings Lynn, Norwich and Birmingham New Street.

Access to the A14 is close at hand which leads in turn to the A14, M1 and M6 to the north and west and the M11 and M25 to the south. There are regular train services available from Cambridge station into London's Liverpool Street and Kings Cross from 45 minutes.

There are excellent independent schools in Cambridge together with Swavesey Village College in an adjacent village which feeds into Hills & Long Road Sixth Form colleges.


Melrose House is a substantial detached Victorian property dating from the latter part of the 19th century of Cambridgeshire brick under a slated roof. This is an attractive house with 2 gables to two elevations each with an unusual lattice detail at the apex beneath the barge boards. There are many delightful features of the period including sash windows - two of which are arched - a bay window, handsome fireplaces, cornicing, picture rails, panelled doors and some original flooring. The property flows well from the entrance hall, the principal staircase elegantly turning to a superb part-vaulted landing. There are three principal reception rooms, two of which enjoy a double aspect and a study area beside the kitchen/breakfast/family room with 2 oven Aga and range of fitted units. This links to the garden via a garden room/conservatory with french doors to the more formal landscaped gardens and terrace. There is a really useful utility room beside the kitchen with access to one of the two cellars and a door and steps to the enclosed passageway and guest suite.

At first floor level are 4 bedrooms all of which radiate off the part vaulted landing including two large doubles and a single with dual aspects. The master bedroom suite has an en suite dressing room and bathroom. A family bathroom serves the remaining bedrooms. A second staircase leads back to the utility room.

In addition (at ground floor level), separated by an enclosed passageway, there is a fifth bedroom with an adjacent en suite shower room and a cloaks area which adds greater flexibility to the accommodation. The current owners have carried out a program of redecoration internally and the house is well presented throughout in a modern style with rich colours which enhance the period features and give the accommodation a high quality feel.

Outside, the house is approached over a large shingled drive adjacent to which is a double and single garage with two storage rooms, plus large driveway. A five bar gate allows access into the gardens which are particularly attractive and contain mature shrub and herbaceous borders, a level lawned area to the south of the house surrounded by mature hedges, deep well stocked borders and, in one corner, a recently installed fire pit with fixed seating and slate "scree" beneath. Beyond a mature hedge on the western edge of the formal garden is the well wired hard tennis court. The rest of the land is enclosed within hedged boundaries and there is a small orchard area to the northern boundary with the village road and a "cook out" area.

In all 3.15 acres.

Square Footage: 3,661 sq ft
Acreage: 3.15 Acres


Take the M11 north towards Huntingdon and join the A14. Take the Bar Hill exit and at the roundabout turn right crossing over the A14 and bear left towards Longstanton. Take the right turning at the roundabout signposted Longstanton and then turn right to Longstanton "St Michaels". Proceed into the village and with the church on your left turn right into Woodside and the house is the first property on the right hand side.

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Added on Rightmove:
15 September 2016

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