Lower End, Swaffham Prior, Cambridge CB25

Guide Price £795,000

A beautiful and spacious 16th century Grade II listed tithe barn backing onto open countryside.

  • Freehold
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • 3 Baths
  • House
  • Semi Detached
  • Garden
  • 2,956 Approx Sq ft

Description

A beautiful and spacious 16th century Grade II listed tithe barn backing onto open countryside.

• 6 bedrooms,

• 3 reception room,

• Music room,

• Kitchen/breakfast room,

• Cloakroom,

• 3 bathrooms,

• Utility,

• Double garage,

• Beautiful mature gardens,

• Gravelled parking.

Swaffham Prior is an attractive conservation village located approximately 8 miles north east of Cambridge and 6 miles west of Newmarket. The area benefits from easy access to the A14 Cambridge northern bypass and the improved A11 which provides links to the M11 and A1/M1 links. This pretty and historic village contains many period buildings and has the rare distinction of having two churches on the same site. The village has limited local facilities including a primary school and public house although excellent schooling and shopping is available in either nearby Newmarket and Cambridge.

Stocks Barn is one of two timber framed barns that were converted in the 1980s, believing to date back to the mid 16th century, with a later extension added to create additional accommodation. The property offers approximately 3000sqft of spacious living space with two striking reception rooms on the first floor and 6 bedrooms. There is also an unusual galleried first floor music room and of particular note are the stunning large gardens which adjoin the adjacent farmland and the wealth of exposed timbers and studwork. The property offers the opportunity to purchase a truly special barn conversion with possible annexe accommodation set in an idyllic location.

Ground Floor:

Accommodation comprising: entrance hall, sitting room with vaulted ceiling and multi fuel burner, kitchen with range of antique pine wall and base units and island with granite worktops, cloakroom / wc, bathroom, 3 bedrooms, utility room and garage.

First Floor:

Landing with airing cupboard with slatted shelving housing hot water tank, 3 bedrooms, bathroom with panel bath, wc and wash basin, stunning vaulted and galleried landing with adjoining music room. Dining room with large velux windows to rear with views across the garden to the fields beyond. Drawing room with windows to side and range of built in wardrobes and cupboards. En-suite bathroom with panelled bath, shower over, low level wc, pedestal wash basin.

Outside:

The property is approached down a shared gravel driveway leading through an arch to gravelled parking for several vehicles giving access to double garage with up and over doors.

The beautiful and landscaped rear west facing garden has to be seen to be fully appreciated. The current owners have created a delightfully secluded and interesting outside space with a variety of mature trees and abundance of shrubs and flowering plants with a lawn and gravelled paths curving between them. There is a paved terrace to the rear of the barn and an ornamental garden with box hedging and water feature. To the far end of the garden is a “cottage garden” and a summer house with far reaching, uninterrupted views over the adjoining fields. There is another fish pond, a potting shed and a timber garden shed.

Additional Information:

Tenure: Freehold

Services: Oil fired central heating, electricity, water

Council Tax: Band G

Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the selling agents Carter Jonas 01223 403330

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