A substantial, significantly extended, semi-detached home providing bright spacious accommodation, with a good size garden and ample off road parking. The property is pleasantly located in a quiet close set around a small green and is just a short walk from the station.
14 The Grange was built in the 1960’s and has been extended to the front, side and rear by our clients, during their 20 year ownership. A sauna has also been installed within the last year.
The front door opens to the entrance hall, which has space for storage and a beautiful staircase rising to the first floor. There is a generously proportioned dual aspect sitting room with an open fireplace. The room enjoys lots of natural light with a picture window to the front providing views over the green and double doors to the rear leading to the dining room. The dining room extension has been completed in the last five years and provides a lovely bright room with windows providing views over the garden and double doors giving access out to the terrace; roof lights flood the room with natural light. The kitchen is accessed off the dining room and is fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted cabinets with space for a dishwasher, fridge freezer and cooker. The adjacent utility room has further storage, a second sink, space for a washing machine and dryer and a door out to the back garden. The cloakroom is located off the utility area. On the ground floor there are two further multi-purpose reception rooms, one is currently used as a home office and the other was formerly a playroom.They would also be ideal for use as occasional bedrooms.
On the first floor, the landing opens to four bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room. The main bedroom is a good size and has an en-suite shower room and a walk in wardrobe. The second is a very generous double with a built in cupboard whilst the third is again a double and has a Jack and Jill arrangement with the shower room, which can also be accessed off the hallway. The fourth bedroom is a good single and has a built in cupboard and a pedestal hand-basin. On this level there is also a modern family bathroom fitted with a roll top bath, w.c. and hand-basin.
Outside, the property is set behind a gravelled driveway, which provides parking for several vehicles and there is a gated access leading to the rear garden. The garden is a good size and is laid predominantly to lawn with a terrace adjacent to the house set beneath a pergola. The terrace opens to a large deck ideal for further seating and having a BBQ area. At the far end there is a large shed and a recently installed sauna.
Meldreth is a thriving parish about 7 miles south west of the Cambridge city boundary and about 4 miles north of the Hertfordshire market town of Royston. Its appeal to many is that it provides the immediate facilities so many villages have lost – a shop, pub, primary school and the like – whilst remaining a relatively small and welcoming village. Its commuting links to London and Cambridge are exceptional, with a mainline railway station to Kings Cross in the village and excellent road access by the A10 and A505 linking both the M11 and A1(M). The neighbouring larger village of Melbourn can be walked to and provides further shops, community facilities and a secondary school. Melbourn Science Park is a major employment area.
It is the right side of the city for Cambridge’s many high-achieving private schools, which are easily reached by road or rail.
For leisure, the village is surrounded by open countryside with numerous rural footpaths and bridleways. There are at least 7 golf clubs within 10 miles. Royston provides gyms and a swimming pool and there are luxury health clubs in Cambridge and outside Baldock. The National Trust’s Wimpole Estate is 6 miles north, and the neighbouring village of Shepreth has a wildlife park. The famous Sheene Mill restaurant in Melbourn can be walked to and Cambridge provides world-class food, drink and culture.