SPALDWICK, Cambridgeshire 4 bedrooms, £700,000

  • Beautiful 19th Century Family Home
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Office and Garden Room
  • Master Suite with Dressing Room
  • Three Further Double Bedrooms
  • Mature Rear Garden
  • Ample Off-Street Parking & Garage
  • Excellent Local Amenities
  • Not Listed
  • No Chain

Stanwell House is an elegant Georgian family home located in the heart of the village of Thrapston and dates back to circa 1800. The property boasts lots of period features with large sash windows and beautiful ornate fireplaces which have been tastefully blended with more modern additions such as a full width kitchen/breakfast room, large family bathroom, two en-suite bathrooms and a side…

Stanwell House is an elegant Georgian family home located in the heart of the village of Thrapston and dates back to circa 1800. The property boasts lots of period features with large sash windows and beautiful ornate fireplaces which have been tastefully blended with more modern additions such as a full width kitchen/breakfast room, large family bathroom, two en-suite bathrooms and a side addition to create a large home office and snug/playroom.
As you enter through the front door with its original stained glass fanlight you are greeted by high ceilings with ornate cornicing, original tessalated floor and delightful oak staircase. The formal dining room and sitting room are mirror images across the double frontage and each boast ornate working fireplaces, large sash windows, high ceilings and ornate plaster work.
At the rear of the reception hall is access to a full width kitchen breakfast room with windows and doors looking out onto the beautifully presented rear garden. The kitchen has a range of oak wall mounted and base units complemeted by granite work surfaces. The breakfast area also has an open fireplace with exposed brick surround. There is a well appointed utility room with plumbing for washing machine and drier, as well as extra base and wall units for storage.
The snug/playroom is a generous size with windows overlooking the garden and access to the downstairs WC. The home office has its own entrance to the front and large window to allow lots of natural light.
On the first floor are the master suite with windows to front and rear aspects, large dressing area and fully equipped en-suite bathroom.
The guest bedroom is also generously proportioned with a fully equipped en suite.
The rear two bedrooms are both very well appointed and share a modern four piece family bathroom.
The rear garden is delightfully presented with large patio area, manicured lawns and mature shrub and flower borders and is private and secure.

"When we first saw the property, it instantly struck us as a lovely, welcoming home," says Kevin. "As we entered the front door and saw the beautiful old-style tiled hallway, we realised that we were walking into a house with many years of history. We were taken by the size and the many interesting features including the three open fireplaces, and we thought, 'wow, this is really lovely.'"

"We've lived here for 11 years and we've spent some time investigating the history of the property. We believe it was built in the early 1800s and it has previously served as a Register Office, a Post Office and a bakery, so it really was right at the heart of village life!" says Kevin.

"The village itself is lively and welcoming. There's a strong sense of community spirit and we enjoy the annual village fete and celebrations at the historic church, which dates back to the 12th century. The village is particularly lovely at Christmas time when events are held around the village green and the George pub as Santa delivers presents to local children."

"Although we're in the heart of the countryside with lovely walks and public footpaths, we're only four miles from Kimbolton with its pubs, restaurants and shops. We're also close to the A14 with excellent transport links to London, Cambridge, Peterborough and Milton Keynes," says Kevin. "The village school has a good reputation and we're in the catchment area for Hinchingbrooke School and Kimbolton School."

"Grafham Water is only a few miles away and it's a lovely walk or cycle around the reservoir and, although we are in the countryside, my wife will say that we're close to the cultural centres of Cambridge and Peterborough where we often spend time at the theatre."

"I think the rooms at the back of the house are particularly lovely as they look out onto the garden," says Kevin. "Our small grandchildren love the rooms at the front of the house as they can look out of the window and see the passing tractors and wave at the schoolchildren on their way to school."

"I enjoy spending time in the garden and one of my favourite pastimes is cutting the grass, I find it very relaxing," says Kevin. "The garden is large, enclosed and very private with masses of colour from the daffodils, hyacinths and later, lupins. Our grandchildren can play safely here and we've had lots of barbecues and parties on the large patio area."

"The house is well suited for entertaining and we have hosted several events which are well attended by our friends in the village."

"We're downsizing, it's as simple as that. We are staying in the village though, as we don't want to leave: we have been so happy here."

Door with decorative glazed inserts to:
ENTRANCE HALL
Stairs to first floor landing with understairs storage cupboard. Tessellated floor. Radiator.

DINING ROOM 4.99m x 4.24m (16'4" x 13'10")
Secondary-glazed bay sash window with shutters to front aspect. Window to kitchen. Cornicing and ceiling rose. Cast-iron fireplace with timber hearth and surround. Radiator.

LIVING ROOM 5.61m x 5.03m (18'4" x 16'6")
Secondary-glazed bay sash window with shutters to front aspect. Cornicing and ceiling rose. Feature cast-iron fireplace with tiled hearth, timber mantle and tiled inserts. Two radiators.

GARDEN ROOM 6.08m x 2.82m (19'11" x 9'3")
Double-glazed window and walk-in bay French doors to rear garden. Brick-built open fireplace. Ceramic tiled floor. Radiator. Open to:

KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM 6.17m x 3.37m (20'2" x 11'0")
Double-glazed window and stable door to rear garden. Two windows to side aspect. Fitted with a range of bespoke pine base and wall units with granite worksurfaces. Display shelving. Tiled splashbacks. Inset Belfast sink. Recessed space for Rangemaster with extractor over. Integral dishwasher. Ceramic tiled floor. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.

UTILITY ROOM 4.71m x 1.67m (15'5" x 5'5")
Double-glazed window to front aspect. Range of base and wall units with complementary worksurfaces. Space for washing machine, tumble drier and fridge freezer. Ceramic tiled floor. Radiator.

INNER HALL
Access to:

CLOAKROOM
Double-glazed window to side aspect. Two piece suite comprising a low level WC and pedestal hand wash basin. Ceramic tiled floor. Radiator.

FAMILY ROOM 5.90m x 3.64m (19'4" x 11'11")
Double-glazed window to rear aspect. Feature fireplace with inset electric stove and mantle. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.

OFFICE 4.40m x 4.20m (14'5" x 13'9")
Double-glazed window to front aspect. Vestibule/lobby to half-glazed external door to front aspect. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Double-glazed window to front elevation. Radiator.

MASTER BEDROOM 5.02m x 4.14m (16'5" x 13'6")
Double-glazed window to front elevation. Radiator.

DRESSING ROOM 5.10m (max) x 4.50m (max) (16'8" (max) x 14'9" (ma
Double-glazed window to rear elevation. Vaulted ceiling. Range of fitted wardrobes. Door to linen cupboard and door to walk-in storage cupboard (2.77m x 2.50m) housing water tanks. Radiator.

EN SUITE
Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin and walk-in corner shower cubicle. Fully tiled. Heated towel rail. Extractor.

BEDROOM TWO / GUEST SUITE 4.97m x 4.42m (16'3" x 14'6")
Double-glazed window to front elevation. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator.

EN SUITE
Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin and walk-in corner shower cubicle. Fully tiled. Heated towel rail. Extractor.

REAR LANDING
Door to storage cupboard with double-glazed window to rear elevation. Radiator.

FAMILY BATHROOM
Double-glazed window to rear elevation. Four piece suite comprising a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin, walk-in corner shower cubicle, and freestanding claw-foot bath with vintage-style mixer tap and hand held shower attachment. Fully tiled. Heated towel rail. Extractor.

BEDROOM THREE 4.49m x 4.26m (14'8" x 13'11")
Double-glazed window to front and rear elevations. Hatch to loft. Radiator.

BEDROOM FOUR 6.30m x 1.60m (20'8" x 5'2")
Double-glazed window to rear elevation. Radiator.

OUTSIDE
To the front, the property is set back from the road. Wrought-iron gates lead to a driveway offering ample off-street parking and access to storage room and garage. To the rear is an L-shaped garden featuring a patio area and fully stocked borders, mainly laid to lawn. This leads to a further large area of lawn with mature trees and shrubs. Greenhouse.

GARAGE 6.11m x 3.40m (20'0" x 11'1")
Up and over door to front aspect.

STORAGE ROOM 4.69m x 3.33m (15'4" x 10'11")
Door to rear aspect. Housing oil-fired boiler and tank.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Date Built: 1800s
Oil-fired boiler

All measurements are approximate and quoted for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. Seller Insight: Comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.

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