5 bedroom detached house for sale

ABBOTSLEY, Cambridgeshire

Offers Over £1,100,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Architect-Designed Family Home
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen with Integral Appliances
  • Impressive Galleried Landing
  • Five Good-Sized Bedrooms
  • Bathroom & Four Shower Rooms
  • Studio With Annexe Potential
  • Double Garage & Ample Parking
  • Approx. 0.5 Acre Garden
  • Popular Village with Commuter Links

Full description

Located on the edge of the charming and increasingly popular village of Abbotsley, Gods Little Acre is a stunning, architect-designed timber-framed five bedroom family home, amounting to almost 3900 square feet. Built in 2016 by the current owner, it has been finished to the highest standard, using premium materials, with all the latest technology that you would expect from an executive home, including ‘app-controlled’ underfloor heating. The gravelled drive leads to a double garage, with electric shutter doors, and further off-street parking for six cars. The rear garden is just over half an acre, and offers views across the beautiful South-Cambridgeshire countryside.

The entrance hall is overlooked by the first floor galleried landing, sweeping through to the kitchen breakfast room, with a range of integral appliances. The formal dining room, dual-aspect living room, ground floor shower room, utility room, and TV room, complete the ground floor arrangement. The first floor boasts five good-sized bedrooms, three with en suite, and three served by a Jack & Jill bathroom. There is also a first floor studio, accessed from the garage or through bedroom five, which could be used as a sixth bedroom, offering annexe potential.

Abbotsley offers a Church, busy village hall, a public house serving food, Golf Course and Hotel, and a village green hosting the annual village fete. The nearby village of Great Gransden provides Barnabus Oley C of E primary school, a pre-school, village shop and public house. The nearby town of St Neots is just 5 miles away, offering supermarkets, extensive shopping, entertainment and recreational facilities, and trains to London Kings Cross from 40 minutes, whilst Cambridge is a half hour drive away, or 20 minutes to the Park & Ride into the centre.

“We had been looking for a suitable plot of land for 18 months to build our own house, and came upon this one quite by accident,” says Simon.

“We’re situated in a very nice semi-rural location, set on the edge of the small village of Abbotsley and within easy commuting distance to Cambridge, where we like to spend time attending the theatre and eating in the vast array of restaurants. St Neots is the nearest small town, with plenty of restaurants, shops, supermarkets, cinema complex and a bowling alley, just 4.5 miles away.”

“Set in 5/8 of an acre, we back onto open farmland, which is perfect for walking our two dogs. The Gransdens are in easy reach too. We can walk for miles in the countryside without a road in sight. The garden offers a big opportunity to be landscaped to one’s own taste, and has scope to be something very special. Currently laid mainly to lawn with mature trees and shrubs, the garden is flanked by mature hedging to one side and more recently-planted hedging to the other, which will offer a huge degree of privacy in the fullness of time. A limestone patio runs the length of the living room and kitchen, and can be accessed through the bifold doors.”

“We spend most of our time in the kitchen, which overlooks the garden and the field beyond. It’s a great space for cooking socially with a large, bespoke kitchen breakfast bar and island, which can happily accommodate a dozen people around it. Our guests tend to congregate in the kitchen when we’re entertaining and we can watch tv in there too. The kitchen has tons of storage space which my wife particularly loves! We can get quite messy when we get going and have all of our gadgets close to hand, but when we’re finished, everything can be stored away out of sight again.”

“As well as the kitchen, my favourite room is the tv room, it’s our designated snug. I like to relax in there, it’s a very cosy room with a huge tv and lots of soft furnishings.”

“We’re set in a fantastic location on the edge of Abbotsley and surrounded by farmland, however we don’t feel isolated as we are close to the local amenities and Cambridge is only 14 miles away.”

“We’ve celebrated Christmas and Birthdays here in the house; we’re big party givers! Our family tend to come to us and the house lends itself well to entertaining with the open plan kitchen / dining / hall area and the big, vaulted space. We open the double doors to the rooms of the hall and we can accommodate a lot of guests.”

“We’re emotionally invested in the whole house, as we project-managed the build and so it will be a wrench to leave, however we are moving to be closer to our family. This is a great home and we will particularly miss the space and the kitchen, we’re very proud of it.”

Front Door With Glazed Panels To: -

Galleried Entrance Hall - Oak staircase to first floor landing, with understairs storage cupboard housing underfloor heating controls. Double cloaks cupboard. Recessed LED ceiling lights. Porcelanosa tiled floor with underfloor heating. Open to kitchen.

Dining Room - 4.85m x 3.40m (15'10" x 11'1") - Three windows to front and two to side aspect. Recessed LED ceiling lights. Underfloor heating.

Shower Room - Window to side aspect. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC with concealed cistern, wall-mounted hand wash basin with wall-mounted mixer tap, and walk-in shower cubicle with rainfall shower head. Fully Porcelanosa tiled. Heated towel rail.

Tv Room - 4.85m x 3.65m (15'10" x 11'11") - Two windows to side aspect. Double doors to storage cupboard. Recessed LED ceiling lights. Underfloor heating.

Living Room - 6.60m x 4.50m (21'7" x 14'9") - Three windows to front aspect. Bi-fold doors to rear aspect. Recessed LED ceiling lights. Underfloor heating.

Kitchen Breakfast Room - 7.20m x 5.25m (23'7" x 17'2") - Two feature windows to rear aspect. Window and bi-fold doors to side aspect. Vaulted ceiling. Fitted with a range of base and wall mounted soft-closing units with Quartz worksurfaces. Matching central island unit, housing an inset Neff induction hob with retracting extractor over. Bespoke Wenge breakfast bar. Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Quooker boiling water tap. Built-in eye level Neff microwave, oven, steam oven, both with slide-and-hide doors, and a warming drawer beneath. Integral Neff dishwasher, fridge and fridge freezer. Recessed LED ceiling lights. Porcelanosa tiled floor with underfloor heating.

Utility / Boot Room - Window to side aspect. Door to rear aspect. Fitted with a range of base units with Quartz worksurfaces. Wide sink unit with mixer tap. Space for washing machine and tumble drier. Recessed LED ceiling lights. Porcelanosa tiled floor with under floor heating. Access to plant room.

First Floor Galleried Landing - Window and velux window to rear elevation. Gallery overlooking entrance hall. Exposed beamwork.

Master Bedroom - 4.80m x 4.00m (15'8" x 13'1") - Feature full-height window to front and window to side elevation. Two electric velux windows, with rain sensors, to front elevation. Vaulted ceiling. Built-in double wardrobe. Underfloor heating. Door to:

En Suite Wet Room - Window to side elevation. Fully Porcelanosa tiled wet room with remote multi-function power shower, with low level WC with concealed cistern, and twin wall-mounted hand wash basins with wall-mounted mixer taps. Recessed LED ceiling lights. Heated towel rail.

Bedroom Two - 4.60m x 3.95m (15'1" x 12'11") - Window to rear elevation. Hatch to loft. Built-in wardrobe with sliding mirrored doors. Recessed LED ceiling lights. Underfloor heating. Door to:

En Suite - Window to side elevation. Fully Porcelanosa tiled wet room with remote multi-function power shower, with low level WC with concealed cistern, and wall-mounted hand wash basin with wall-mounted mixer tap. Recessed LED ceiling lights. Heated towel rail.

Bedroom Five - 3.40m x 2.90m (11'1" x 9'6") - Velux window to rear elevation. Part-vaulted ceiling. Recessed LED ceiling lights. Underfloor heating. Door to:

En Suite - Velux window to side elevation. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC with concealed cistern, wall-mounted hand wash basin with wall-mounted mixer tap, and walk-in shower cubicle with rainfall shower head. Fully Porcelanosa tiled. Recessed LED ceiling lights. Underfloor heating.

Bedroom Three - 4.55m x 3.25m (14'11" x 10'7") - Velux window to rear elevation. Part-vaulted ceiling. Built-in wardrobe. Recessed LED ceiling lights. Underfloor heating. Door to:

Jack & Jill En Suite - Velux window to front and rear elevations. Four piece suite comprising a low level WC with concealed cistern, wall-mounted hand wash basin with wall-mounted mixer tap, freestanding double-ended bath with wall-mounted mixer tap and wall-mounted hand held shower attachment, and walk-in shower cubicle with rainfall shower head. Door to airing cupboard. Fully Porcelanosa tiled. Recessed LED ceiling lights. Underfloor heating. Door to bedroom six/studio and door to:

Bedroom Four - 4.55m x 3.25m (14'11" x 10'7") - Velux window to front elevation. Part-vaulted ceiling. Built-in wardrobe. Recessed LED ceiling lights. Underfloor heating.

Studio / Bedroom Six - 4.85m x 3.95m (15'10" x 12'11") - Two velux windows to front elevation and two to rear elevation. Vaulted ceiling. Recessed LED ceiling lights. Underfloor heating. Door to stairs down to double garage, offering annexe potential.

Double Garage - 6.80m x 5.65m (22'3" x 18'6") - Two electric shutter doors to front aspect. Window and pedestrian door to side gated passageway, connecting front and rear gardens. Steps up to studio / bedroom six.

Outside - Set on a plot of over half an acre. Set back from the road, twin five-bar timber gates lead to a gravelled drive offering a double garage, with further off-street parking for about six cars, and a lawned area with mature trees and shrubs. Outside lighting. Gated side access and gated covered passageway through to the rear garden. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn, with mature tree and shrub borders. Enclosed by hedging to the rear. Large paved patio area, ideal for al-fresco dining. Timber shed. Outside lighting.

Further Information - Date built: 2016
10-year self-build certificate
No boiler, underfloor heating generated by air-source heat pump, hot water augmented by solar panels.
MVHR System
Sewage treatment plant
‘App-controlled’ underfloor heating
Solar panels, with hot water function
Bereco windows and bi-fold doors
Oak doors, skirtings and architraves

All measurements are approximate and quoted for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. Seller Insight: Comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.


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