5 bedroom detached house for sale

STONELY, Cambridgeshire

Guide Price £1,100,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Large Family Residence
  • Highly Sought-After Location
  • Five Reception Rooms
  • Five Double Bedrooms
  • Five En Suites
  • 1.5 Acre South-Facing Plot
  • Annexe Potential
  • Double Garage & Gated Drive
  • Excellent Access To London & Cambridge
  • Open Country Views

Full description

Set in approximately half an acre of south-facing gardens with open country views, at the end of a no-through village lane, this modern home offers accommodation approaching 4000 square feet. The highly-regarded Kimbolton School and a good range of village amenities are within walking distance. The flexible accommodation could easily include a ground floor annexe, and currently offers four reception rooms and a study. All five double bedrooms benefit from an en suite. The property is accessed via powered gates, opening onto a large gravel drive with double garage. The landscaped gardens extend to about half an acre with a further acre of paddocks to the south and west of the property.

Tucked away on a quiet lane in the pretty hamlet of Stonely is Durham House, a large and beautifully-presented family home that boasts far-reaching views across the glorious Cambridgeshire countryside. “It was actually the property’s proximity to Kimbolton School that proved to be one of the biggest selling points when we came across it seven years ago,” says Simon, “but in actual fact it’s a house that ticks so many boxes. It sits at the end of a very quiet no-through lane; we have fields both front and back and our paddock lies to one side, so we enjoy a good degree of privacy. The views are just lovely, and the house itself offered all the space we had been looking for, as well as a lovely big garden. Another huge attraction was the fact that when we came here it was all in really good condition, so apart from putting our stamp on the décor and making a few minor changes here and there, we could simply move in and enjoy it.”

“The property was originally built at some point in the 1970s, but over time it has been greatly extended so there’s a tremendous feeling of space throughout. The layout works incredibly well for both family life and entertaining. We have a lovely big entrance hall; a spacious kitchen/breakfast room that flows via double sliding doors into the more formal dining room; the main living room is another lovely big room that has a really impressive vaulted ceiling and on the other side of the house we have two more generously-proportioned rooms that are really very flexible in terms of use. The property is without doubt very large, but it’s never felt too big, I’d say it’s been the ideal family home.”

“The garden extends to around half an acre and some years ago we bought the neighbouring paddock, which is just under an acre, so we have a really good amount of outside space,” continues Simon, “and the views from the property are of virtually nothing but beautiful countryside. It’s very peaceful here and it’s possible to walk for miles without seeing another soul, however we’ve never felt isolated. We can walk into Kimbolton, as our children did every day to Kimbolton School, and the village also boasts a good array of shops, pubs and amenities, and if we need to travel further afield the local transport links are excellent. For us as a family the location really couldn’t have been better.”

“The kitchen is the real heart of the home, both in terms of its position and because it’s where we tend to gather as a family. It flows straight into the more formal dining room, so it’s a brilliant space for entertaining.”

“I think what makes the location so special is the fact that our immediate surroundings are so peaceful and picturesque, but just a few minutes up the road we have a thriving village. There are also a number of well-served towns all just a short car journey away, so nothing is out of reach.”

“On one side of the house we have two reception rooms that are accessed via an inner hall and above them are two bedrooms. At one point we had plans drawn up to convert that part of the property into a self-contained annexe, however we didn’t go ahead with those plans, but if the new owners need an annex space it would be entirely possible to create one.”

“We’ve had seven very happy years in this house and there is a lot to be missed.”

Veranda Covered Porch - with window to side aspect, to front entrance door with glazed side panels, to:

Entrance Hall - Three sash windows to front aspect. Feature curved staircase with inset sensor-controlled LED stair-tread lighting and understairs storage cupboard. Display area. Deep skirting. Cloaks recess with rail. Recessed ceiling lights. Three radiators.

Drawing Room - 7.20m x 6.00m (23'7" x 19'8") - Two windows with wooden venetian blinds to side aspect. Three sash windows to front aspect. Room-width sliding doors to rear aspect. Part-vaulted double-height ceiling. A range of dimmable ‘mood’ lighting and ‘artwork’ spotlights. Feature Chesney fireplace with gas burner, stone mantle surround and granite hearth. Contemporary wood burning stove with slate hearth. Recessed ceiling lights. Underfloor heating with room thermostat.

Study - 3.20m x 2.80m (10'5" x 9'2") - Sash window to front aspect. Telephone point. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.

Cloakroom - Two piece suite comprising a low level WC and a hand wash basin with chrome mixer tap. Double cabinet with twin side storage pockets. Recessed ceiling lights. American-Oak wood floor. Radiator.

Kitchen Breakfast Room - 7.05m x 3.80m (23'1" x 12'5" ) - Two windows to rear aspect. Fitted with a comprehensive range of German high-gloss base and wall mounted units with granite worksurfaces and upstands. Integrated appliances including fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Two built-in ovens including combi oven/microwave and a convection fan-assisted oven. Ceramic induction hob and side Calor gas hob with stainless steel canopy extractor above. One and a half bowl inset sink unit with mixer tap, water filter and waste disposal. Recessed ceiling lights. Ceramic tiled floor with underfloor heating and room thermostat control. Double bespoke sliding Beech doors to:

Dining Room - 5.10m x 3.70m (16'8" x 12'1") - French doors with glazed side panels to rear aspect. Feature curved wall with inset glass panels to hall. Recessed ceiling lights. Underfloor heating with room thermostat control.

Boot Room - Fully glazed double doors to rear covered veranda. Work station with tiled splashback. Fitted tall storage cupboard. Recessed ceiling lights. Ceramic tiled floor with underfloor heating and thermostat.

Laundry Room - 6.45m x 2.50m (21'1" x 8'2") - Window and door to side courtyard with covered veranda. Velux window. Door to garage. Fitted with a range of base mounted units with complementary worksurfaces. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Space and plumbing for tumble dryer and washing machine. Cupboard housing two Megaflow hot water tanks and underfloor heating manifold. Ceramic tiled floor with underfloor heating and room thermostat control.

Family Room - 5.70m x 3.80m (18'8" x 12'5") - Three full-height windows to rear aspect. Contemporary wood burning stove. Hidden cable for wall-mounted TV and surround sound system. Recessed ceiling lights. Underfloor heating with room thermostat control.

Gym / Hobbies Room - 4.65m x 3.95m (15'3" x 12'11") - Two sash windows to front aspect. Fitted with a range of base mounted units with complementary worksurfaces. One and a half bowl sink. Ceramic tiled floor with underfloor heating and room thermostat control.

Rear Lobby - Fully glazed door to side aspect. Velux window. Ceramic tiled floor with underfloor heating and room thermostat control.

First Floor Galleried Landing - Windows to front elevation. Double doors to shelved linen cupboard. Hatch to loft. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.

Master Bedroom - 3.90m x 3.80m (12'9" x 12'5") - Window to rear elevation. Telephone point. Sliding doors to dressing room. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.

Walk In Wardrobe - Window to rear elevation. Shelves and rails. Recessed ceiling lights.

Dressing Room - Twin rails. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator. Door to:

En Suite - Sash window to front elevation. Five piece suite comprising a low level WC, double-ended bath with chrome mixer tap, walk-in shower cubicle, and twin inset hand wash basins with chrome mixer taps, vanity unit under, and fitted mirrors and lighting above. Shaver socket. Fully tiled walls. Amtico floor. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator and two heated towel rails. Extractor.

Bedroom Two - 4.00m x 3.45m (13'1" x 11'3") - Sash window to rear elevation. Television point. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.

Walk In Wardrobe - Fitted shelving and rails. Light reflecting tube.

En Suite - Window to side elevation. Four piece suite comprising a low level WC, hand wash basin, bath with mixer tap, and walk-in shower cubicle. Fitted mirror with lighting. Shaver socket. Recessed ceiling lights. Heated towel rail. Extractor.

Bedroom Three - 4.00m x 3.45m (13'1" x 11'3") - Sash window to front elevation. Television point. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.

Walk In Wardrobe - Fitted shelving and rails. Light reflecting tube.

En Suite - Window to side elevation. Four piece suite comprising a low level WC, hand wash basin, bath with mixer tap, and walk-in shower cubicle. Fitted mirror with lighting. Shaver socket. Recessed ceiling lights. Heated towel rail. Extractor.

Bedroom Four - 3.80m x 3.30m (12'5" x 10'9") - Sash window to front elevation. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.

En Suite - Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, hand wash basin, and walk-in shower cubicle. Illuminated vanity mirror. Shaver socket. Extractor.

Bedroom Five - 4.30m x 2.80m (14'1" x 9'2") - Window to rear elevation. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.

En Suite - Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, hand wash basin, and walk-in shower cubicle. Illuminated vanity mirror. Shaver socket. Extractor.

Outside - Situated at the end of a country lane, set behind double timber remote-controlled gates with side pedestrian gate. A deep, mainly gravelled frontage providing excellent parking and turning. Sculptured landscaped borders stocked with a variety of shrubs. External lighting.

A beautifully landscaped south-facing garden predominately laid to lawn with field views to the rear and side. Established and well-maintained flower beds and extensive patio areas wrapping around the side and rear of the property. Mature wisteria covering back of house. Three outside taps are located for convenient hose connection, enabling car washing / garden irrigation. Garden pond. External house lighting. Much of the property enjoys a veranda providing shade when required at the rear and front. Mature trees in the garden include walnut and oak trees. To the rear of the garden are two paddocks of around one acre, with post and rail fencing.

Garden Office / Studio - Double-glazed window to front and side aspects. Insulated pine clad walls. Full height bi-fold storage units. Water supply, power and light connected. Recessed ceiling lights. It enjoys its own decked veranda.

Double Garage - 5.25m x 5.30m (17'2" x 17'4") - Remote up and over doors to front aspect. Pedestrian access to internal laundry room. Double storage cupboard. Power and light connected.

Storage Shed - Double entry doors. Adjoining to rear garage with work bench, shelving and mains power outlets.

Further Information - Date built: 1970s
Oil-fired boiler

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