The Lakes, Twentypence Road, Cottenham

£695,000 Sold STC

A substantial 6 bedroom detached residence of over 4600 sqft / 432 sqm. The property enjoys a very unique position overlooking a stunning private lake on the outskirts of Cottenham, for sale with the benefit of no onward chain.

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The Lakes is a select development of 7 properties, situated just north of Cottenham in a rural location. Lake House itself backs south onto a delightful private lake and represents a very rare opportunity to acquire a substantial home in a wonderfully unique setting. The property is approached via a gravel drive jointly owned by the development and serving the 6 other residences. Lake House was built in the 1970s and has undergone much improvement and various extension works over the past 15 years. The result is an extremely spacious and versatile house, emphasising natural light and offering stunning countryside views.

The ground floor accommodation comprises 6 reception rooms, all of which benefit from southerly aspects. There are 2 kitchens, one of which couples as a morning room and adjoins an impressive living area with a wood-burning stove, Velux window and French doors to the rear garden. There is a spacious entrance hall leading to an inner hall with access to a ground floor bathroom.

There are 6 bedrooms, 2 of which are located on the ground floor. Bedrooms 1, 2 and 6 all benefit from stylishly refitted en-suite shower rooms. There is also a main bathroom just off from the main landing, a window above the stairwell provides additional light to the first floor.

Outside to the front of the property is an expansive gravel driveway, enclosed by fencing and cast-iron railing. A pathway leads to the double garage and main entrance. There is an additional lawned area with mature trees which could easily serve as additional parking. To the rear of the property is a spacious south-facing garden, predominantly shingled for ease of maintenance and backing onto the splendid private lake. There is a large terraced area, well suited to alfresco dining. The garden as a whole offers a superb degree of privacy throughout and must be viewed to truly appreciate the unique setting.

Agent’s Note:
Mains services of electricity and water are connected. There is a separate Klargester drainage and LPG serves the central heating and hot water.

Cottenham is a large & thriving village located approximately 6 miles north of Cambridge with many excellent facilities including a wide variety of local shops. The village benefits from a Co-operative store, Costcutter, Post Office and Pharmacy. In addition there are two GP Surgeries, a Dental Surgery, Library and community centre. Cottenham boasts 4 Public houses and various restaurants including a Chinese takeaway and an award-winning Indian Restaurant.

Schooling is available nearby at Cottenham Primary School and Cottenham Village College, both of which are Ofsted rated as good. Cambridge is easily accessible with cycle paths back to the city, a regular citi 8 bus service and the A14 providing access to the M11 & A1 commuter roads

  • 432 sqm / 4654 sqft
  • 0.66 acre / 2688 sqm
  • Detached house
  • 6 bed, 6 recep, 5 bath
  • Double garage and drive
  • 1970s
  • EPC - E / 53
  • Council tax band - F

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