Located in an enviable plot measuring approximately 1.1 acres, Redwoods is one of the most prominent family homes in the highly sought after Cambridgeshire village of Hilton. Just over 10 miles to the North West of Cambridge, and within easy reach of the bustling market towns of St Ives and Huntingdon this fabulous property offers everything for families or busy commuters who need access to Cambridge, London or the North.
Approaching through large electric gates, the winding driveway is lined with trees and shrubs which abut the manicured lawns and pond.
The house is arranged over four floors and offers very adaptable accommodation throughout.
At ground level is a stunning kitchen/dining room with Gaggenau appliances, Family room with terrace, sunken lounge, dual aspect lounge and front and rear halls.
The lower ground level has the boiler room, huge utility/laundry room and a guest area with double bedroom, lounge area, modern shower room and kitchen which could be accessed from rear lobby to create a completely independent annexe.
The first floor offers two very generous bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and en-suite shower rooms to each, and then on the top floor are two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
From the kitchen door you walk out into a delightful walled terrace which is perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining.
And if that isn't enough there is a very generous triple garage with an office above which has toilet and kitchen facilities.
This incredible property is offered with no ongoing chain and should be viewed early to avoid disappointment
The location was ideal for us as our son was going to Cambridge at the time for his education, so we jumped at the chance when the opportunity arose to build our own home here on the village green, say the owners.
Hilton is a very friendly village where you can get involved with local events as much or as little as you like. Its a lovely spot offering some beautiful walks through the countryside and great access to the surrounding road network. The village green has a turf maze to explore as well as sporting opportunities such as football and cricket. Cambridge is just 10 miles away and its a great place to take our visiting guests punting or sightseeing around the colleges. Its such an easy day out. There are some nice gastropubs in nearby Hemingford, along with a fabulous Indian restaurant in Papworth. We have a pub here in the village, along with a Post Office, shop, and active village hall. The annual summer Feast Week is always well supported with a big marquee on the green playing host to sports days, pet shows, and entertainment in the evening.
The garden is totally private and its perfect for relaxing and entertaining. We hosted a retirement party with drinks at the front upon arrival before heading round to the rear garden for a catered lunch. Food was served from the kitchen island and we just headed out through the bifold doors into the garden. The little courtyard area just off the kitchen has a large patio that is bathed in sunshine later in the day, so its the perfect spot to relax with a glass of wine on a sunny evening.
The kitchen is a great space for day-to-day family life and informal suppers. Theres plenty of room for us all to be together as we chat and cook, so theres no need for the chef to miss out on the conversation. Bifold and French doors lead out to the decking area and offer a lovely view of the pond and garden. The basement apartment has also been another highlight for us. It has access via the back door, so our son was able to use it as a private space where he could come and go as he pleased.
The popular village of Hilton lies approximately 11 miles north-west of Cambridge and has a convenience store with a Post Office, village pub, sports pavilion, village hall and a Grade II Listed 15th Century Church. The spacious green is home to the famous turf maze (one of only eight left in England) which was first cut in 1660. The pretty market town of St Ives is about 5 miles away has a bustling High Street and weekly market together with a variety of pubs, restaurants and leisure facilities.
Hilton is conveniently situated for the A14 with links to the A1(M) and M11 and the national motorway network. Travel into Cambridge via the Guided Bus Service is also available from St Ives town.
Huntingdon is about 7.5 miles away and offers fast trains into London Kings Cross in about 50 minutes and links to the North via Peterborough in about 15 minutes.
There are several well-regarded primary schools within about 3 miles of Hilton. For secondary education, the Ofsted rated Outstanding Cambourne Village College is about 4 miles away and St Ivo Academy in St Ives is Ofsted rated Good.
Year Built: 2004
Council Tax Band: H