4 bedroom detached house for sale

SPALDWICK, Cambridgeshire

£850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Imposing Former Baptist Chapel
  • Grade II Listed
  • Four Double Bedrooms
  • Bathroom & Two Shower Rooms
  • Kitchen Breakfast Room
  • Expansive Living Dining Room
  • Stunning American Oak Staircase
  • Wrap Around Garden
  • Hand-Carved Stone Folly
  • No Forward Chain

Full description

The Old Chapel is a stunning four bedroom converted Baptist Chapel, located in a prominent position within the village of Spaldwick. Entry is through electric gates onto a sweeping gravel drive, which leads up to the house with a stunning hand-carved folly with stone water feature, centrally positioned in a plot of approximately 0.4 of an acre. Upon entry of this unique home, you step into an expansive living dining room with large arch windows to three aspects and a grand sweeping American Oak staircase with stunning galleried landing. To the rear of the living area, is the kitchen breakfast room, utility, and ground floor shower room. On the first floor are four double bedrooms and a well-appointed bathroom and shower room. The wrap around garden is mainly laid to lawn, and includes a charming summer house, decked seating area and patio areas.

Spaldwick profits from excellent amenities, including a primary school, playgroup, service station, village green, pub with restaurant and a Church. Kimbolton is around 4 miles away, offering further amenities and the exceptional Kimbolton School. Huntingdon town is 12 minutes away, offering trains into London Kings Cross from 50 minutes, whilst Cambridge is 35 minutes away by car.

The Old Chapel is a stunning 1845 four double bedroom converted Church, located in a prominent position within the village of Spaldwick. “The Chapel had been derelict for over 20 years when we bought it 23 years ago,” says the current owner, “so we put our hearts and souls into the project of rescuing it. It was an interesting old building crying out for someone to save it!” Lovingly restored and uniquely designed to bespoke perfection, this one of a kind family home is truly impressive, from the sweeping gated driveway, right through the expansive living accommodation, and up the grand central American Oak staircase to the galleried landing and four generous bedrooms. “We have kept the character of the Old Chapel with its curved walls and arched doorways,” says the owner, “but it is now more than anything a home.”

“The house has seen various improvements during our time here,” says the owner. “It started out as an entirely open plan building, then as our four children arrived one by one, we built the ornate galleries to create the four bedroom, three bathroom home which stands today, but still retaining a feeling of openness.” Large arched windows to three aspects create a stunning impression of space and light in the vast living room, with features such as the original font, exposed arched brickwork to the walls, and tiled flooring to the dining area below the recessed planetarium in the ceiling, maintaining the feeling of grandeur and historic architectural character.

The kitchen/dining area with separate larder, houses a beautiful stone open fireplace with exposed brick built chimney, and a range of bespoke handmade cupboards and drawers with granite work tops, and a feature island with butchers block below. The open plan layout of the unique living accommodation allows both the intimacy of family life and the ease of relaxed entertaining. The lighting to the main room is remote-controlled and can be programmed to create different moods.

The superb Old Chapel building is nestled in 0.4 acres of wrap around gardens, mostly laid to lawn and complete with dedicated three patio decking and seating areas, a hand carved stone folly with cascading water feature, charming summerhouse, and parking for 10 vehicles. “We are rather proud of our 27 hanging baskets,” says the owner, “full of flowers kept vibrant by an automatic watering system. Roses and grapevines complete the cottage garden feel, edged with railway sleeper vegetable patches.” To the west and rear of the property are fabulous views over open countryside, beyond a variety of colourful mature trees and shrubs and assorted gravestones and stone walls. “The garden stretches all the way around the Chapel, so there is always somewhere to sit and enjoy the sun whatever the time of day.”

“Spaldwick itself is a vibrant village,” the owner says of the property’s location, “with the highly-regarded George pub always busy and serving good food. Local amenities such as shops and boutiques are easily accessible 4 miles away in Kimbolton, while historic Cambridge is just 30 minutes’ drive away via the A14. Huntingdon Station, only 10 minutes distant, offers regular train services to Kings Cross in just 50 minutes, meaning one can commute from the village to central London in around an hour.”

“The bespoke solid oak staircase is truly breath-taking, following an S-curve as it fans out at the bottom. Visitors are always astounded by how fantastic it is, amidst the general impression of awe the Old Chapel incites.”

“The huge main room, spanning 60 x 30 feet, is wonderfully open plan thus fantastic for entertaining.”

“The grand sweeping driveways have been resurfaced to the same specification as National Trust properties, so provide an impressive welcome to the Old Chapel and grounds.”

“We have hosted many family occasions here, clearing out the main room to use as a ballroom with 150 people dancing to a Big Band, or bringing in a 21 foot Christmas tree which just tickles the ceiling. We also had a huge marquee attached to the front of the Chapel for a 40th Birthday Party, hung with chandeliers. It was magical!”

Double Entrance Doors To: -

Entrance Vestibule - Staircase to first floor landing. Arch double wooden doors to living room. Wood floor.

Second Entrance Vestibule - Arch double wooden doors to living room. Wood floor. Door to:

Cloakroom - Window to side aspect. Two piece suite comprising a low level WC and hand wash basin.

Living / Dining Room - 13.10m x 9.30m (42'11" x 30'6") - Window to front aspect. Six arched windows to side aspects. American Oak staircase to galleried first floor rear landing. Two built-in storage cupboards. Exposed arched brick-work to walls. Oak floor, with terracotta tiling to rear dining area. Recessed ceiling lights, with remote-control enabling mood-lighting settings. Six cast-iron radiators. Two sets of wooden double doors leading to:

Kitchen Breakfast Room - 8.60m x 4.50m (28'2" x 14'9") - Two windows to rear aspect. Double stable-style doors to side aspect. Exposed beams to ceiling. Feature fireplace with wood-burning stove, stone surround and hearth, and exposed brick-built chimney. Fitted with a range of bespoke base and wall mounted units with granite worksurfaces, and a matching central island. Inset butler sink with swan-neck mixer tap. Smeg range cooker with 6-ring gas hob, stainless steel splashback and Smeg extractor over. Space for American fridge freezer. Door to shelved larder. Terracotta tiled floor. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator. Archway to:

Utility Room - 2.65m x 2.55m (8'8" x 8'4") - Window to side aspect. Double stable doors to other side aspect. Door to cupboard housing wall-mounted boiler. Fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units with granite worksurfaces and upstands. Inset Belfast sink with mixer tap and twin worksurface cut drainers. Space for under-counter fridge, washing machine and dishwasher. Limestone tiled floor. Door to:

Ground Floor Shower Room - Window to side aspect. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, hand wash basin and walk-in shower cubicle. Limestone tiled floor.

First Floor Rear Galleried Landing - Arched window to both side elevations. Oak floor. Access to all bedrooms. Steps up to family shower room. Wood ceiling with recessed ceiling lights.

Master Bedroom - 4.25m x 3.45m (13'11" x 11'3") - Arched window to side elevation with ornate ironwork. Arched window to landing. Oak floor. Wood ceiling with recessed ceiling lights. Two tall radiators.

Shower Room - Three piece suite comprising a low level WC with concealed cistern, hand wash basin with wall-mounted mixer tap, and large shower cubicle with revolving door and stainless steel shower tray with multi-jet power shower. Fully tiled. Recessed ceiling lights. Hot spring spiral radiator.

Bedroom Two - 4.25m x 3.45m (13'11" x 11'3") - Arched window to side elevation with ornate ironwork. Arched window to landing. Oak floor. Wood ceiling with recessed ceiling lights. Two tall radiators.

Second Landing - Arched window to front elevation with ornate ironwork. Oak floor. Hatch to loft.

Bedroom Three - 4.90m x 2.60m (16'0" x 8'6") - Arched window to side elevation with ornate ironwork. Arched window to landing. Wood ceiling. Radiator.

Bedroom Four - 4.20m x 3.00m (13'9" x 9'10") - Arched window to side elevation with ornate ironwork. Arched window to landing. Wood ceiling. Radiator.

Family Bathroom - Two arched windows to front elevation with ornate ironwork. Three piece suite comprising a high level WC, wall-mounted hand wash basin, and freestanding cast-iron claw-foot roll-top bath with wall-mounted shower over. Half-height tiling to walls. Tiled floor. Wood ceiling with recessed ceiling lights. Heated towel rail.

Outside - Impressive electric wrought-iron double gates open onto a gravel driveway leading to ample car parking. Front lawns. Raised railway-sleeper vegetable beds. Feature Stone folly to front of property, with water feature and hand-carved sandstone Roman dolphins.

Flagstone courtyard and large lawn to side of property, enclosed by mature trees, with summer house and large garden shed. To the other side of the property is a larger lawn, raised timber deck with views overlooking fields. Lawn area to rear of the property, with views overlooking fields.

Further Information - Date built: circa. 1845
Grade II Listed
Gas-fired boiler – 2013
Converted into a residential dwelling and extended 1994-6
Plans drawn up and submitted for a double-storey side extension

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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