Guide Price £1,250,000  5 Bed Detached House, Babraham Road, Cambridge


  • Well Proportioned
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Mature 0.5 Acre Plot
  • South City Position
  • Versatile Acommodaiton
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Large Detached Garage
  • Greenhouse & Timber Outbuilding
A unique opportunity to acquire a substantial detached house originally constructed in 1928 with later additions occupying a remarkable position close to the edge of the City and set in delightful mature grounds extending to just over 0.5 of an acre together with a large detached garage and workshop, greenhouse and further timber outbuilding.


The property is a substantial detached house which provides great potential for sympathetic updating, enlargement or re development subject to planning consent. Furthermore it has the benefit of a delightful generous mature plot which includes extensive courtyard style parking, a large detached garage with adjacent workshop, greenhouse and timber framed outbuilding/store. It is located close to the southern edge of the City and is conveniently positioned within easy access to major routes and Addenbrookes Hospital.

ENTRANCE DOOR
to:

RECEPTION HALL
with stairs rising to first floor, picture rail, radiator, understairs storage cupboard, door to:

PRINCIPAL RECEPTION ROOM
with feature tiled open fireplace, picture rail, three radiators, windows to front aspect, large bay window to side aspect, glazed doors opening to rear terrace and gardens beyond. Extensive range of fitted mahogany cabinets with glazed display shelves above, parquet flooring.

LIVING ROOM
with feature tiled fireplace, secondary glazed bay window to front aspect, radiator, parquet flooring.

KITCHEN
with an extensive range of pine fronted units with inset stainless steel sink with mixer tap and cupboards below, further fitted base units with worktops and cupboards and drawers below. Space and plumbing for dishwasher, space for cooker with extractor hood above, glazed window to side aspect, part tiled walls, radiator, large walk-in shelved pantry cupboard and door to:

UTILITY ROOM
with single drainer stainless steel sink unit, space and plumbing for washing machine, range of fitted cupboards.

REAR LOBBY
with matwell, door to side driveway with leaded light stained glass window and door to:

CLOAKROOM
with low level w.c., and part tiled walls.

STUDY
with high semi-vaulted ceiling, radiator, window to rear aspect, door to paved terrace and rear garden beyond.

INNER HALL
with steps leading down to:

BASEMENT
comprising: boiler room with fitted shelves, meter cupboard and Potterton gas fired boiler, built-in shelved storage room and further door to additional storage room.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR


LANDING
with circular roof light, fitted shelved storage cupboard, feature circular leaded light stained glass window to front aspect and doors to:

BEDROOM 1
with feature bay window to front aspect, radiator, extensive range of fitted wardrobes with cupboards above, central dressing table unit and archway to:

INNER LOBBY
with built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, trap door to roof space, door to:

BATHROOM
with suite comprising bath with shower attachment, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin, tiled shelf to side, wall mirror above and electric shaver socket, bidet, w.c., tiled walk-in shower cubicle with wall mounted shower unit, two radiators, secondary glazed window to side aspect.

SEPARATE W.C
with low level w.c., part tiled walls, frosted window to side, radiator.

BEDROOM 2
with a range of fitted wardrobes with mirror fronted doors, central dressing table with glazed display, recess to side, window to front aspect, radiator.

BEDROOM 3
with glazed window to rear overlooking garden and adjacent farmland, radiator.

BEDROOM 4
with glazed window to rear and side, radiator, picture rail.

BEDROOM 5
with glazed window to side, radiator, picture rail.

BATHROOM
comprising panelled bath, walk-in tiled shower cubicle with wall mounted shower unit, w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, tiled walls, window to rear aspect.

OUTSIDE
A pair of wrought iron gates lead to a long driveway providing access to the garage block and the rear of the property. To the front of the property there is a mature garden laid to lawn with a variety of mature shrubs, bushes and trees around, courtyard style parking area and wrought iron gates to side. Large DOUBLE GARAGE with workshop area to the rear and store beyond, glazed window to side and front.

Immediately to the rear of the property there is a large paved terrace leading onto generous and mature gardens which are a very special feature indeed and are mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature shrubs, bushes and trees around. To the rear of the garage is a further patio style area with door to SEPARATE WORKSHOP with light and power and outside store with shelved storage. A concrete path leads down the garden to a secret garden which comprises a lawned area with small orchard, garden pond and large greenhouse. There is also a detached timber constructed outbuilding in need of repair divided into two store rooms with former kitchenette off.

AGENTS NOTE 1
The agricultural land to the south of the property currently lies within the Cambridge Green Belt. Cambridge City Council has proposed the removal of that land from the Green Belt and the allocation of the land for residential development. Details can be found within the Cambridge City Council local plan draft submission 2014 which proposes some 430 dwellings on two related sites to the North and South of Worts Causeway - referenced as GB1 and GB2. Site GB2 lies adjacent to the property.

AGENTS NOTE 2
There are historical restrictive covenants dating back to 1928 and 1949 and we would recommend that any prospective buyer should refer to their legal advisor as to these matters for consideration and further information will be made available by the vendors solicitor as part of any contract. Should a prospective buyer be looking to further develop the existing site/plot then it may be prudent to ensure that existing rights of light and/or privacy enjoyed by the neighbouring property are not compromised.

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