Over Road, Willingham

£525,000
  • 4/5 bedroom double fronted detached house
  • Period features
  • Expansive garden
  • Freestanding bath and separate large shower cubicle
  • Ideal family home
  • Popular village location

Sitting room, dining room, family/breakfast room, open plan contemporary kitchen, large utility room, cloakroom, 4 double bedrooms, nursery/dressing room/study, family bathroom, parking for 2/3 vehicles, secluded lawned garden, covered entertaining/storage space with barbeque area. EPC rating - D.

THE PROPERTY Since purchasing this characterful village property around six years ago, the current owners have carried out an extensive programme of refurbishment and redecoration to create a beautiful and stylish home ready for immediate occupation. The house has been sympathetically decorated and remodelled to make the most of its well-proportioned accommodation, which is a perfect balance of period elegance with contemporary finishes. The house is full of appealing features including cast iron and brick fireplaces, high ceilings and picture/dado rails. On the ground floor are three excellent and versatile reception rooms including a lovely dining room with exposed floorboards and decorative fireplace with shelves and cupboards to either side, a cosy sitting room with wood burner and a family/breakfast room with bi-folding doors to the terrace and garden. This space is open plan to the superb kitchen with its modern range of laminated units, Karndean flooring, Stoves range cooker, integrated appliances and feature brick wall. There is also a large utility with fitted units, space for washing machine, tumble dryer, upright fridge/freezer and sink unit. This leads through to the cloakroom and door to the garden.

On the first floor are four double bedrooms as well as a fifth bedroom/nursery/study and a stunning newly fitted family bathroom with contemporary freestanding bath, over-size shower cubicle and sink set into free-standing vanity unit. In the bathroom there is also an airing cupboard, Karndean flooring and heated towel rail. The two front bedrooms both have feature fireplaces.

The house is double glazed throughout and is full of natural light. It is the most perfect village family home and viewing is highly recommended.

OUTSIDE The property is attractively set behind a low-maintenance gravelled front garden bordered by wrought iron fencing with a pedestrian gate opening to a path to the front door. There is adequate parking for 2/3 cars with gates leading through to the rear gardens.

The rear gardens are very pleasantly secluded with open aspects. They are mainly laid to lawn with a recently laid terrace running across the back of the house. To one side of the garden is a large brick built outbuilding with power and (hot) water, ideal for entertaining and storage, but could also lend itself to a studio/home office/gym.

There is also a brick built covered barbeque/bar area with light and power, room for a gas and charcoal barbeque and work surface for food preparation, providing the most perfect space for al-fresco entertaining.

The outside space works perfectly with the house making it ideal for family parties etc.

LOCATION Willingham is a very well served village situated just 9 miles from Cambridge with an extensive range of local amenities including convenience stores, post office, public houses, butchers, bakers, doctors and local farm shops. There is a nursery and a primary school in the village with secondary education available at the highly regarded Cottenham Village College. Willingham is also within a short distance of Bar Hill which has a Tesco superstore, dry cleaners and coffee shops. For the commuter, there is the guided bus station on the edge of the village, linking through to Cambridge North railway station and the city centre and there is also a mainline rail station in nearby Waterbeach offering a fast and direct rail service into London Kings Cross. Willingham also offers excellent road links via the A14 to the M11, A1 and Stansted Airport.

GENERAL Services - Mains water, electricity and drainage. Gas fired central heating.

Local Authority - South Cambridgeshire District Council

Council Tax Band - D

Directions - From Cambridge take the A14 towards Huntingdon. Leave the A14 at the Bar Hill turning and follow the signs to Longstanton. At the second roundabout turn right towards Willingham, then left at the next roundabout. Follow the road into the village and then at the traffic lights turn left onto Over Road. The house can be found on the right hand side.