Guide Price £975,000  5 Bed Detached House, Dungate Lane, Balsham


  • Versatile & Well Proportioned
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Farmhouse style Kitchen and Dining room
  • Reception Hall/Cloakroom
  • Large Utility Room
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Ensuite and Family Bathroom
  • Delightful Mature Grounds of about 1.75 acres
  • Idyllic and Tranquil Setting
A most impressive and quite exceptional detached farmhouse style country house together with grounds extending to approximately 1.75 acres and occupying an idyllic and tranquil rural setting adjacent to farmland and woodland just off a lane that leads to a farm.


This most impressive and quite exceptional detached farmhouse style country house, replaced an original farm cottage which was located on the site. The property is set in grounds of around 1.75 acres and is delightfully located in a rather special and tranquil rural location. The house has been traditionally designed and constructed to an exceptionally high specification with more recent additions which have been added in sympathy to the original building. The property is located off a no-through lane which leads down to a farm known as Dungate Farm and enjoys breathtaking views particularly from the first floor over adjacent farmland.

The property is conveniently located about one mile south of the highly sought after south Cambridgeshire village of Balsham and is very well placed for easy access to major routes including the A11 which links to the M11 motorway to the south and Newmarket and Bury St. Edmunds to the north. The property lies about 9 miles south east of the university city of Cambridge and is well placed for access to Addenbrooke's Hospital and is also equi-distant of the horseracing town of Newmarket and historic market town of Saffron Walden. The highly sought after south Cambridgeshire village of Balsham offers an excellent range of local amenities including its own primary school, recently opened delicatessen and coffee shop, post office/stores, fine church, two inns and a recreation ground with children's play area adjacent. Further primary and secondary education is available in Great Abington (Cambridge International School), Fulbourn (Cambridge Steiner School) and Linton Village College. There is also easy access to private schools in Newmarket, Saffron Walden and Cambridge. For the commuter there are mainline stations at both Whittlesford and Audley End and the nearest M11 motorway access point is located at Duxford (Junction 10) (north and south) or Stump Cross (Junction 9) south only.

DOUBLE GLAZED ENTRANCE DOOR
to:

ENTRANCE LOBBY
with full height double glazed windows to front and side and door leading through to:

RECEPTION HALL
built-in storage cupboard and staircase leading off to first floor with further built-in storage cupboard understairs, door to:

CLOAKROOM
with low level w.c., and wash hand basin with tiled splashback and wall mirror.

SITTING ROOM
with a feature open fireplace with sandstone surround and slate inserts and slate hearth. A wonderful light and atmospheric room with triple aspect windows with two sash windows to front aspect and two further sash windows to side aspect and feature bay window to rear with three full height sash windows with wonderful views over the grounds and farmland beyond.

FARMHOUSE STYLE KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM
The kitchen has been fitted to a very high specification incorporating quality bespoke ash units comprising an inset single drainer one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer taps and cupboards beneath, extensive fitted base units comprising granite work surfaces with cupboards and drawers below, integrated Bosch dishwasher and a Rangemaster range style cooker with two ovens and a 5 point induction hob above with tiled splashbacks. Integrated wine store, Rangemaster American style fridge/freezer with pull-out shelved larders to either side and cupboards above, range of wall storage cupboards, feature ceramic tiled floor, full height double glazed windows and French doors leading to paved terrace and rear garden and two sash windows to rear aspect overlooking gardens, door to:

STUDY/FAMILY ROOM
with double glazed sash windows to front aspect and further door to:

UTILITY ROOM/BOOT ROOM
A spacious room with integrated stainless steel twin bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap and special extendable hot water tap, extensive base units comprising worktops with further cupboards and drawers beneath. Space for dishwasher, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer and large fitted broom and storage cupboards, ceramic tiled floor, two sash windows to front aspect and part glazed door to paved terrace and gardens and door to:

OFFICE/STUDY
with sash windows to side and rear aspect with wonderful views over the gardens and adjacent farmland.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR


GALLERY STYLE LANDING
with deep built-in airing cupboard and trap door to roof space, high level sash windows to front aspect, further trap door to roof space. Door to:

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM SUITE
comprising:

BEDROOM 1
with triple aspect double glazed sash windows with breathtaking views over grounds and farmland beyond and two full height double glazed doors leading to a Juliet balcony, two deep built-in double wardrobes and shelved cupboards, opening to small lobby and door to:

ENSUITE BATHROOM
with a white suite comprising bath with shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin with vanity style shelf to side and cupboards below, glazed shower cubicle and wall mounted shower unit, low level w.c., heated towel rail/radiator, extractor fan, ceramic tiled floor.

BEDROOM 2
with two double glazed sash windows to rear aspect overlooking gardens and farmland beyond, built-in double wardrobe with sliding doors.

BEDROOM 3
with two double glazed sash windows overlooking grounds and farmland beyond and built-in double wardrobes with sliding doors.

BEDROOM 4
with dual aspect double glazed sash windows overlooking grounds with farmland beyond.

BEDROOM 5
with double glazed sash window to front aspect and built-in double wardrobes with sliding doors.

FAMILY BATHROOM
with white suite comprising bath with shower attachment, ceramic tiled walls around, pedestal wash hand basin with vanity unit and shelves to side, low level w.c., wall mirror, electric striplight/shaver socket, double glazed sash window to front aspect.

OUTSIDE
The property is approached via a paved driveway and two wooden gates which lead to an extensive courtyard style area to the front of the property providing parking for numerous vehicles. There is also a garden area laid to lawn with mature hedgerow to front and side, shrubs, bushes, rosebeds and a timber garden shed.

To the side and rear of the property there are mature grounds principally laid to lawn with a mature hedgerow to side and numerous fine mature trees. In all the grounds extend to approximately 1.75 acres. The grounds are bordered on three sides by farmland and woodland and enjoy breathtaking views over the surrounding farmland. Large paved terrace immediately to the rear of the house and a patio area to the side with a detached building which incorporates the ground source heat pump with underfloor heating throughout.

AGENTS NOTE
there are two existing gates within the boundary fence leading to woodland to the side and farmland to the rear. There is no formal agreement for these to be used or any formal right of way onto the neighbours land and permission to use these would be at the discretion of the neighbour.

Cambridge Office

T: 01223 214214

E: camb.res@cheffins.co.uk