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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Town Green Road, Orwell, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8

Sold STC £1,700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3,793 sq ft family home
  • 5 bedrooms all with en suites
  • kitchen/breakfast room
  • sitting & dining room
  • study/2nd sitting room
  • gym
  • attractive landscaped gardens
  • double garage
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Exceptional five bedroom house with over 3,793 sq ft of the highest quality accommodation set in secluded landscaped gardens


The property occupies a secluded position on Town Green Road close to the heart of the village. Orwell is a popular and highly sought after village situated about 8 miles south-west of Cambridge. It is perfectly located for access to the city and offers excellent commuter links for those needing to travel by road or rail being within easy reach of major road networks and a mainline train station in the nearby market town of Royston. Further more local rail stations can be found in Shepreth and Meldreth from where Cambridge can be reached in just over 10 minutes. There is ready access to the M11 to London, Stansted Airport and the A14/A1 north as well as the A10, A505 and A1 south. Immediate local amenities in the village include a primary school, hairdressers, village store and post office and pub/restaurant. More varied facilities are available in Royston. Orwell is also in the catchment area for the highly-regarded Bassingbourn Village College and is well placed for access to schools on the west and south sides of the city including St Johns, King's, The Perse, St Faiths and The Leys. There are also, of course, the many cultural, recreational and shopping facilities in Cambridge, just a short drive away.


Dating back to the 1950s, Orwell Grange is a truly superb and impressive detached home offering the most beautifully presented accommodation extending to over 4,100sqft, laid out over two floors. The attention to detail and quality of fittings is unrivalled and every possible need and amenity has been addressed.

The current owners have carried out a programme of redecoration and refurbishment to create a very special, aspirational home, perfect for family living and entertaining. From the moment you enter the impressive reception hall with limestone flooring, the quality and finish of the property is evident. The reception rooms both have feature fireplaces and French windows opening to the terraces and the study/sitting room has been fitted with bespoke American Maple cabinets and desk, again with doors to the garden.

Of particular note is the stunning Mark Wilkinson handmade kitchen/ breakfast room with solid Maple units, granite work surfaces, integrated Miele appliances including coffee machine, double ovens, steam and combination ovens, induction hob and extractor, wine fridge, fridge and glass circular breakfast bar. There is also a utility room with matching units, large larder cupboard, built in freezer and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. A beautiful cloakroom is fitted with Villeroy & Boch sanitaryware and marble vanity tops and there is a large walk-in coats cupboard and house-keepers cupboard.

All of the bedrooms on the first floor are doubles and all have high-quality en-suite shower rooms. The master bedroom suite has dressing room with good range of fitted wardrobes and a lovely en-suite with Villeroy & Boch fittings including a double ended bath, wash basin and walk-in shower. On the first floor there is also a large loft room providing ample storage space.

There is superfast broadband and two Sky dishes.

The superb gardens of Orwell Grange have been given the same attention and finish as the house itself. They have been beautifully landscaped to create the most wonderful and private outside space, perfectly balanced in terms of size and ideal for al-fresco dining and entertaining. The lawns wrap around the house and split level at the back from the large paved terraces. There are thoughtfully planted and well-stocked beds and borders to provide colour and interest which are all irrigated with watering systems. The gardens are fully enclosed with mature hedging and established trees provide excellent levels of seclusion. The landscaping provides various points of interest throughout the garden including a woodland walk to one side, lit with bespoke lighting. There is a substantial garden shed providing storage space for garden machinery etc. In one corner is a stunning circular garden pavilion with power and heat; the ideal place for summer dinner parties and drinks etc (available by separate negotiation).

The property is approached through remotely controlled double gates, with video entry phone, opening to the gravelled drive which provides ample parking and gives access to the double garage with up and over door.

Square Footage: 3,793 sq ft

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Added on Rightmove:
11 November 2016

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