Dunsbridge Turnpike, Shepreth, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8

Guide Price £895,000

A substantial detached family home dating back to the 17th Century with later additions including conversion of the beautiful galleried cider barn. The property offers flexible living accommodation extending to approximately 3,000 sq ft and enjoys mature gardens of 0.5 acres

  • Freehold
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • 4 Baths
  • House
  • Detached
  • Garden
  • 3,000 Approx Sq ft


5 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • 4 reception rooms and study • Recently fitted kitchen / breakfast room • Impressive galleried drawing room • Gardens of approximately 0.5 acre • Outbuildings including 2 garages • EPC rating: D

Dunbridge Turnpike is a small hamlet in the parish of Shepreth, just off the A10. Facilities locally include a public house, a garden centre and railway station and the neighbouring village of Foxton also provides access to the Cambridge to London Kings Cross Train line. Primary schooling is available in Foxton and Barrington, with secondary schooling available at Melbourn Village College. A range of independent schools for all ages are available within Cambridge. This impressive property has been extended and improved in recent years and provides an excellent opportunity to acquire a versatile home of great character in a convenient location.


The entrance hall opens into the large kitchen / breakfast room. This hall also gives access to a cloakroom and a utility room with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier. The kitchen / breakfast room has an extensive range of base units with work surface over and inset sink with mixer tap. There is a large range cooker with 3 ovens and a warming draw with 5 ring induction hob over. There are two integrated fridges, a freezer and a dishwasher. The kitchen has a useful larder cupboard and space for dining table. The lift is accessed off the wide passageway which leads to the bright family room with French doors to the garden and windows to the remaining twoaspects.

The inner lobby, with stairs to the first floor, leads through to the oldest part of the house where the

dining room and sitting room are situated, both with exposed timbers and aspects to the front and rear, separated by duplicate period brick fireplaces. There is also a French window from the dining room to the garden. A further lobby, which has an additional staircase, gives access to the study, which is a dual aspect room at the back of the property. This lobby leads through to the 'cider barn' which contains the stunning drawing room with vaulted ceiling and a wealth of exposed wall and ceiling timbers and central beam. There is an impressive brick fireplace with log burner and door leading to the rear garden. There are stairs from the drawing room leading to a studio / bedroom 5.

There is at this end of the house another entrance hall from the front with kitchenette off. Adjacent to the entrance is a shower room with WC and hand basin.

On the first floor there are 4 bedrooms: The landing with storage cupboards and the airing cupboard along one side leads to the Master suite which is a lovely light room with ample storage cupboards and an en-suite shower room and the lift gives access to the ground floor. The family bathroom is spacious with shower over bath, wc and basin. There is a further cloakroom across the landing. Bedrooms 2 & 3 are positioned in the oldest part of the house with dormer windows to the front aspect and exposed ceiling timbers. From bedroom 3 a further door which leads to bedroom 4 which also has a separate access from the other end via the second stair case.

Outside: The property has a detached garage / outbuilding with workshop and a large second

garage / storage shed. To the rear the property has a delightful mature private garden, mainly laid to lawn with a range of mature shrubs and trees and wide lawn area. The driveway has ample space for parking for several vehicles.

Additional Information:

Tenure: Freehold

Services: Mains Water & Drainage, Electricity, Oil fired central heating.

Local Authority: South Cambridgeshire District Council

Council Tax Band: G

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

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01223 403330

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