A unique, 1930s chalet style home, set in an elevated position, with a stunning double height orangery and splendid south facing gardens. The property provides generous accommodation extending to over 2050 sqft (190 sqm) and is set within a mature, third of an acre plot.
Sunny Bank is an elegant, thoughtfully extended home, offering unrivalled versatility with lovely character features including high ceilings, pretty cornicing and attractive fireplaces. The property is currently arranged as a four bedroom home with one of the bedrooms on the ground floor, but if you do not require a fourth bedroom this room would equally make a lovely additional reception room.
Set back behind a lawned front garden the property is approached over steps, which lead to the front door. To the side there is a generous driveway providing parking and this also gives access to the double garage, which has a useful storage room over and would be ideal for multiple purposes, including providing an external office / home space if required.
The entrance hall is elegant and spacious with plenty of room for welcoming guests and there is a staircase leading up to the first floor and a useful storage recess under for hanging coats. The sitting room is a lovely, bright triple aspect room with a bay window providing elevated views to the front and double doors providing access out, and views over the garden to the rear; the room has lovely cornicing and an open fireplace. The kitchen / dining room is nicely proportioned and is dual aspect with fitted cabinets set below mahogany working surfaces. There is a large central island with a breakfast bar, and space for a dishwasher and fridge freezer, as well as a little niche with views over the pond, ideal for sitting. The utility room, which has a butler sink and space for a washing machine and dryer is located off. To the rear of the property there is a striking architect designed orangery, constructed of Canadian Cedar, with a beautiful tiled floor. The ground floor also features a dual aspect office with main telephone and network service points. Beyond is a sizable double bedroom with a pretty fireplace and cornicing with a shower room and toilet facility opposite.
On the first floor the landing is bright and spacious, with roof lights providing natural light over the stair well. The main bedroom is a generous double, with mirror fronted wardrobes providing storage and there is a full height window and a roof light. The second and third bedrooms are both good doubles and both have a roof light and a window, so enjoy lots of natural light. On this level there is also a family bathroom fitted with a Jacuzzi bath, w.c, bidet and hand-basin.
Outside, the rear garden is south facing and enjoys a high degree of privacy. There is an extensive area of lawn with mature trees, flower borders and hedging. Terraces either side of the Orangery are ideal for dining or entertaining, with one featuring a raised pond; a path from here leads around the side of the property to steps which lead up to the store room over the garage. There is a further utility area and a large timber workshop tucked to the rear of the garage and on the back wall of the house there is an additional integrated brick built store.
The property has a cost effective, private drainage system. A gate to the far end of the garden provides vehicular access via Owls Close for maintenance of this system.
The property is located adjacent to Whittlesford Station, providing regular services to Cambridge and London. The vast majority of the trains stop at this station, approaching slowly and quietly. From within the property you are quite unaware of their presence.
Whittlesford is an enormously popular historic village. It is far enough away from Cambridge to be peaceful but close enough to offer an easy commute and has a good range of local facilities. Junction 10 of the M11 is only about a mile away and the village offers a mainline railway station, Whittlesford Station, which offers services to Cambridge and London Liverpool Street and makes the village an excellent base for commuting down to London.
Within the village there is a post office and shop, The Tickell Arms pub and restaurant and The Bees in the Wall pub. There is also The Red Lion Inn and a hotel by the railway station. The village has various societies, clubs and sports teams and an OFSTED ‘Good’ primary school that feeds to the OFSTED ‘Good’ Sawston Village College.