A beautifully presented, substantial, detached home, extending to 1811 sqft (168 sqm), located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, with a low maintenance garden and off-road parking.
8 Cross Lane Close is a bright, four bedroom home offering versatile accommodation with an unexpectedly spacious, open plan living room, and four bedrooms, three of which are good doubles.
The property is approached over a well maintained front garden with a driveway to the side providing parking. The sitting room is a lovely, dual aspect room, with a double-sided log burner dividing the sitting and dining areas, and there is plenty of room for seating at one end and for a table and chairs at the other. The adjacent galley kitchen is fitted with a range of matching cabinetry, there is a built-in double oven, inset hob with extractor over, integrated fridge/freezer and space for a dishwasher. To the far end there is a utilty room with a sink, further cupboards, and space for a washing machine, drier and a large fridge freezer.
The property has a second reception room, fitted with a roof light which floods the room with natural light. This was formerly the garage and would make a great family room, workspace, or fifth bedroom, but could equally be reinstated as a garage if preferred. The ground floor also features a conservatory, a modern re-fitted shower room and a study.
On the first floor the landing is bright and spacious, with a large window over the staircase flooding it with light. There are four bedrooms; three particularly good doubles which all have fitted wardrobes and a further single. There is also a modern shower room with a large shower enclosure, w.c and hand-basin.
Outside, the garden is low maintenance and beautifully maintained, with artificial lawn and shrub borders. There is a deck adjacent to the house which extends around the side of the property and gives access to the front.
Orwell is an attractive, traditional Cambridgeshire village about 7 miles south west of Cambridge and a similar distance north of Royston.
The centre of the village carries very little through traffic and its compact size gives it a close sense of community aided by a thriving primary school, handsome dining pub, general convenience store, post office and hairdresser.
There is a large recreation ground and a Parish Council owned hillside nature reserve that is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. A 15th Century Parish Church overlooks the village and there is a village hall and Methodist Church. There are tennis and football clubs, an amdram society, singing group, gardening group and golf society.
The National Trust’s Wimpole Hall and Home Farm are nearby and can be accessed by a network of footpaths running off Hillside and out into the countryside.
For the commuter the A603 gives easy access into west Cambridge by Barton Road or on to the M11 in about 6 miles. Royston’s mainline station gives access to Kings Cross frequently and quickly, often in under 40 minutes.