- Beautifully presented throughout.
- Original features include deep sash windows, moulded cornicing, deep skirtings and solid panelled doors.
- 3 elegant reception rooms
- Sensational kitchen/breakfast room 32ft x 15ft (9.91m x 4.61m) with partly glazed vaulted ceiling, remote controlled skylights and blinds and a comprehensive range of Miele appliances
- Spacious utility toom with wine cooler and built-in Miele washing machine and tumble dryer
- Orangery with high glazed roof, air conditioning unit, French doors to garden terrace and connecting doors to pool hall
- Master bedroom with large bay window to Juliet balcony, dressing room (formerly bedroom 5) and luxurious en suite shower room
- 3 further bedrooms and 3 excellent bath/shower rooms (2 en suite) over 2 floors.
- Pool hall 57ft x 30ft (17.62m x 9.26m) with indoor heated swimming pool, changing room/shower, separate WC, pump room, double French doors to 3 aspects and connecting doors to gym
- Gas fired central heating with 3 boilers for different zones.
- Security alarm system.
- Fibre optic BT broadband.
An absolutely stunning Queen Anne style house occupying an idyllic setting within large, beautiful gardens and grounds in this highly convenient south Cambridgeshire village.
Cambridge City Centre 5 miles, Addenbrookes Hospital/Cambridge Biomedical Campus 5 miles, Mainline Railway Station 0.60 of a mile,
M11 (junction 11) 6 miles, Stansted Airport 23 miles (distances are approximate).
Lordship Close is a magnificent and rare Queen Anne style house built in the 1920s for master builder, Charles Kerridge. The property has been skilfully and sympathetically extended and altered over the years to create a spacious family home with versatile living accommodation and excellent leisure facilities. The present owners have added the superb Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Utility Room along with an excellent Gym. The works have been carried out with painstaking attention to detail to ensure that the handmade bricks and clay roof tiles used blend seamlessly with the materials of the original building.
The principal Reception Rooms and Bedrooms benefit from a wonderful south easterly aspect over the rear garden. With its own independent entrance situated to the west of the main house, the Coach House extends to almost 2,000 sq ft (including the Triple Garage) over 2 floors. Currently laid out as a spacious 1 bedroom Apartment, the first floor Sitting Room has previously been used as a Cinema/Snooker Room but would also make an ideal home office or could be converted to additional bedroom/bathrooms, if required.
Set well back from the road, the house is approached through electronically operated wrought iron entrance gates in brick pillars and along a sweeping gravel driveway to an extensive parking area. Triple Garage (388 x 233/11.79m x 7.08m) incorporating 3 pairs of electronically operated oak doors, Gardeners WC and door to side yard with brick Workshop and timber Bike Shelter. Arched timber gates provide access to the front and rear gardens. On the northern side of the house and approached through another arched gate is a useful utility area with a range of brick stores and recess for bins.
The large front and rear gardens create a wonderful setting for the property with mature trees along the perimeter (including many fine specimen evergreens) providing privacy and seclusion throughout the year.
The south-east facing rear garden has been carefully landscaped and is ideal for entertaining on a grand scale. York stone terracing and hardwood decking adjoins the entire rear elevation of the house and features a 6 seater hot tub. There is also a timber walkway to an elevated Safari Breeze House providing a special place for al fresco dining.
Expansive lawns lead to a further stone and gravel terrace area towards the rear of the garden, featuring an ornamental pond with a stone fountain and a charming Thatched Summer House alongside. Beyond this is a small wood with a variety of trees and shrubs. Extensive compost bins and a timber shed are concealed away at the end. There is also a further wooded area along the eastern boundary and a sunken rockery adjacent to the western boundary.
The garden benefits from a Well, concealed under the decked terrace with water extracted by an electric pump in place of the original hand pump which remains.