A beautifully presented 5 bedroom, 228 sqm / 2454 sqft detached house, backing on to meadows on a peaceful lane, set in a pretty village centre.
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The house lays nicely back from Lotfield Street, which is a quiet lane right at the centre of the village, a short walk from the school, shop and pub. It is impressively proportioned and very well presented throughout, with excellent family accommodation including 5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms and 3 bathrooms.
The ground floor has a large entrance hall with turning stairs and a feature arched window. There are three reception rooms including a light, square, triple-aspect sitting room with an open fireplace and French doors out to the garden. The kitchen / breakfast room also opens on to the garden and is attractively refitted including an integrated Neff dishwasher, Bosch induction hob and double oven, Durapal worktops and an oil-fired Aga range. This leads through to a large utility room, which is refitted with cabinets and worktops to match the kitchen. Off here is an integral DOUBLE GARAGE, which has the potential to be converted to additional accommodation if required.
The first floor landing is particularly spacious and gives access to the main bathroom and five bedrooms, four of which are doubles, two have en-suites and two have built-in wardrobes. The master bedroom is especially fine.
The house stands back from the road behind a lawned garden with mature shrubs and post-and-rail fencing. There is a gravel driveway for up to 5 cars leading to the double garage. A side pedestrian gate gives access to the main gardens, which are to the side and rear of the house and have excellent privacy. The neat rear garden is about 19 m x 9 m (60 ft x 30 ft) max, faces south-east and backs pleasantly on to a small, privately-owned meadow. There are block paved patios, lawn, shrubs and flower borders.
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.