Guide Price £1,650,000  6 Bed Detached House, Carmen Street, Great Chesterford


  • Exceptionally Well-Proportioned
  • Versatile Accommodation
  • 5 Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen with Aga
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • En Suite & Family Bathroom
  • Mature Grounds of approx. 1.55 acres
  • Self Contained Cottage/Outbuildings
An important and most impressive detached period residence of considerable character together with a self contained one bedroom cottage and outbuildings including garaging and stables, occupying a wonderful position in a conservation area right in the heart of this highly sought after and most desirable village with its own mainline railway station.


The Delles is a substantial and rather impressive detached period residence which had been sympathetically improved retaining many original features of character including a wealth of exposed beams and timbers and fine inglenook fireplaces. The property provides exceptionally well proportioned and versatile living accommodation ideally suited to a family looking for such outstanding space and flexibility including an elegant drawing room and adjacent library, atmospheric dining room and breakfast room leading through to a stylish kitchen by Clive Christian with Aga and pantry off, utility room and study/snug. The principle bedroom suite also includes two dressing rooms and a large bathroom. In addition there is a generous courtyard area to the side of the main house which provides extensive parking and adjacent to this are brick and flint outbuildings which include garaging and stables together with an attractive self contained detached one bedroom cottage. The delightful generous mature grounds and gardens which extend in all to approx. 1.55 acres are also a rather special feature and back onto paddocks. The Delles occupies a wonderful position in the conservation area right in the heart of the village set behind a high brick and flint wall backing onto paddocks. Great Chesterford is a most desirable and highly regarded village with a thriving community and an excellent range of local amenities many of which are just a short walk away including Day's Bakery & Food Hall, two local doctors surgeries, a pre school and popular Church of England primary academy, last rated outstanding by Offsted. There is also a fine church, community centre and sports field and two traditional local inns which serve food. The village also has its own mainline station providing services to Cambridge and London Liverpool Street in just under an hour. The village is also extremely well placed for access to the M11 motorway at Stump Cross (junction 9/south only) which is less than 1 mile away and Duxford (junction 10/north and south) just 3 miles distant. The historic market town of Saffron Walden is just 4 miles to the south and the university city of Cambridge is just 12 miles to the north.

RECEPTION HALL
open to the full height of the house with feature high level sash windows and wealth of exposed beams, door and stairs leading down to cellar with a large gas fired boiler. Door to:

CLOAKS AREA
with coat hooks, exposed timbers and part glazed door to:

CLOAKROOM
with w.c and vanity style unit with inset wash hand basin and mixer taps.

DRAWING ROOM
a magnificent principal reception room with decorative cornicing and central plaster ceiling rose, open stone fireplace, two radiators, sash windows to front aspect, feature full height triple bay window to side aspect and French doors leading to paved terrace and gardens, folding panelled doors leading to:

LIBRARY
with decorative plaster ceiling rose and moulded ceiling cornices, open fireplace with slate hearth and stone surround, feature bespoke book cases with cabinets and drawers beneath and a further large cabinet with book shelves to side and a small fitted desk unit, large triple bay window with full height opening doors leading to terrace and gardens.

DINING ROOM
an atmospheric and enchanting room with a wealth of exposed beams and timbers and a feature inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove set on a stone hearth, radiator, sash windows to front aspect.

STYLISH OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
the kitchen includes an extensive range of units by Clive Christian and includes an inset twin bowl butler sink with mixer taps and wooden drainers to either side and cupboards and drawers below, base units comprising granite worktops with cupboards and drawers below, integrated refrigerator, integrated Bosch microwave oven, feature four door gas Aga with warming plate to side and concealed extractor cooked hood above set in a fireplace style recess, range of wall storage cupboards with open shelving, book shelves, integrated dishwasher, tiled floor, opening to breakfast room with natural wooden floorboards, feature inglenook fireplace, door to a large refrigerated walk-in shelved pantry, door to:

UTILITY ROOM
with a butler's sink and wooden worktops to side, space beneath for appliances, cupboards and drawers beneath, further fitted units with open shelving, double radiator, tiled floor, rear staircase leading to first floor and large built in storage/cloaks cupboard with water softener, sliding sash windows to rear aspect and door leading to paved terrace and garden.

INNER HALL
with door leading to outside, radiator, door to:

STUDY/FAMILY ROOM
with exposed beams and timbers, dual aspect windows to front and side aspect, exposed open stud work, leading to recessed area with radiator.

FIRST FLOOR


GALLERIED STYLE LANDING
overlooking the principal reception hall.

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM SUITE
comprising:

MASTER BEDROOM
with dual aspect sash windows overlooking gardens to the rear, panelling effect to dado height, door to:

DRESSING ROOM 1
with four double wardrobes, dressing table unit with mirror behind and cupboards above, two radiators with decorative cabinets, two sash window to side aspect, further archway to:

PALIATIAL BATHROOM
with a large Jacuzzi style bath, vanity unit with twin inset wash hand basins with cupboards below and mirror above, walk-in shower cubicle with wall mounted shower unit, low level w.c set on a marble plinth and two further built in double wardrobes, heated towel rail, door to:

DRESSING ROOM 2
with a range of built in wardrobes and shelved cupboards, opening back into bedroom.

BEDROOM 2
with sliding sash windows to front aspect, a wealth of exposed beams and timbers.

INNER LANDING
with built in shelved storage cupboard.

FAMILY BATHROOM
a spacious room with white suite comprising bath with mixer taps, vanity style unit with inset wash hand basin and shelf to side, low level w.c, fitted shelved storage/linen cupboards, contemporary style towel rail, ceramic floor.

REAR LANDING
with rear staircase leading down to utility room.

SHOWER ROOM
a generously proportioned room with contemporary style vanity unit with drawer beneath, large shower tray with alcove and teak shower grid, low level w.c, heated towel rail and limestone floor.

BEDROOM 3
with radiator, sash window to rear aspect over looking gardens.

BEDROOM 4
with a magnificent inglenook style fireplace and a deep built in wardrobe/storage cupboard, double radiator, windows to front aspect.

BEDROOM 5/GUEST ROOM
a magnificent bedroom with high vaulted ceiling and wealth of exposed beams and timbers, cast iron fire grate, double radiator, windows to side and front aspect.

EN SUITE
with low level w.c, wash hand basin and shower cubicle.

BEDROOM 6
with double radiator, sash windows to rear aspect overlooking gardens, fitted double wardrobes.

OUTSIDE
To the side of the property there is an automatic opening five bar gate leading to an extensive courtyard area with parking for a high number of vehicles and the courtyard is enclosed by an attractive flint and brick wall and a range of outbuildings including an open bay cart lodge, two garages with automatic up and over doors and stable block. Adjacent to the courtyard is Hayloft Cottage, a self contained brick and flint 1 bedroom cottage (could be 2 bedrooms by converting loft, subject to planning permission) which comprises:

ENTRANCE DOOR TO:


ENTRANCE HALL
with glazed door through to:

LIVING ROOM
with Dimplex night storage heater and windows to front aspect. Door to:

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM
fitted with range of units incorporating a single drainer sink unit with cupboards below, work tops with space for appliances, wall storage cupboards and feature tiled wall, Dimplex night storage heater, stable door leading to courtyard.

BEDROOM
with radiator, two built in double wardrobes, door to:

EN SUITE BATHROOM
white suite comprising bath with separate shower unit above and ceramic tiled walls around, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c, radiator, windows to rear aspect.


The delightful mature gardens are located mostly to the rear of the property and are principally laid to lawn with a great variety of mature trees, shrubs and bushes around. To the side of the property there is a further small brick and flint store and five bar gates leading to a paddock area and in one corner there is an open timber implement store and adjacent to the paddock there is as small former vegetable area and a chicken coup and the parkland style grounds which back onto paddocks are a very special feature indeed and extend in all to approx. 1.55 acres.

AGENTS NOTES
The property is covered under an Article 4 Direction.
The property is connected to mains drainage and mains gas.
Superfast Broadband is available in Carmen Street.

Cambridge Office

T: 01223 214214

E: camb.res@cheffins.co.uk