Radcliffe & Rust are delighted to offer for sale, this stunning 5-8 bedroom executive, detached family home. Situated in the highly sought after village of Burwell, Anchor House offers private mooring onto the Burwell Lode river in this picturesque setting. Burwell is approximately 11 miles from the University city of Cambridge, 4.5 miles from the historic racing town of Newmarket and 11.5 miles from the Cathedral city of Ely. The village of Burwell is, in our opinion, one of the best served villages in Cambridgeshire, benefiting from a selection of shops including takeaways, restaurants, a coffee shop, convenience stores, butchers, bakery, three pubs, post office, doctors and a dentists to name but a few. The property itself lies on the north side of the village and is within easy walking distance of lots of the local amenities. Education at primary level is available at the well regarded Burwell Village College Primary School and there are also three pre-school nurseries available to choose from. Burwell lies within the catchment for both Bottisham Village College and Soham village college secondary schools, rated Outstanding and Good respectively, by ofsted.
Anchor House was designed and built by the current owners, around three years ago and comes with many of the high end finishes one would expect when building a home for yourself. The property occupies a generous plot on Anchor Lane and is set back attractively behind a small grass border and mature Horse chestnut tree. There is a gravelled driveway offering ample off road parking that leads to the main entrance, side gate to garden and the detached double garage.
Anchor House is split over three floors and offers very spacious, bright and most importantly highly flexible living accommodation. On the ground floor you will find the bright and open entrance hall which, to the right, leads to a utility room that in turn leads to the garden. The entrance hall also leads into the breathtaking, fully fitted kitchen/dining room that spans over 37 feet. The kitchen itself is fully fitted with white, high gloss finish, matching wall and base units. A plain design that has been accented perfectly with highly detailed granite worktops and copper coloured light fittings. This contrast along with the accented kitchen lighting makes for a rather striking finish. There is a large centre island, containing the double sink, hob and microwave, that doubles as a handy breakfast bar. In the main kitchen units there are two fitted electric ovens and fridge/freezer. Overall the kitchen offers vast worktop space and a large amount of storage in both the main kitchen and the centre island.
Moving towards the rear of the property there is a generous inner hallway with a staircase leading to first floor and access to the downstairs cloakroom. At the very rear of the property there is a big, dual aspect, living room with bi-fold doors that lead directly onto the paved patio area, in the garden. There is also a wood burner with matching stone surround and mantle.
The ground floor heating is controlled by zoned underfloor heating.
On the first floor you will find a landing that leads to the master suite, with dressing room and en-suite bathroom with separate shower and three further double bedrooms, all with en- suite shower rooms. On the second floor you will find another spacious landing, that in turn leads to four further rooms and main bathroom. The second floor is where the property offers strong flexibility for different buyers needs. Potentially these rooms could all be used as bedrooms, making this an 8 bedroom family home, or they can be used as study or hobby rooms. The current owners utilise this floor for a fifth bedroom, home gym, TV room and a very handy storage room.
Heating on the first and second floor is provided by traditional radiators.
Outside, to the front of the property there is a detached double garage with double electric remote doors. Above the garage, accessed via a separate entrance and stairwell, there is a generous room that is currently set up as a home office and a separate fully fitted shower room. This space could easily be used in various ways such as a home office, games room, cinema room, gym etc. There is also the option of fitting a kitchen and turning the space above the garage into a self contained annex.
To the back of the property you will find a stunning, lovingly cared for, south-westerly facing garden that is flooded with sun throughout almost the entire day. The garden encompasses the entire property, giving an overwhelming feeling of space and privacy. It is mainly laid to lawn with large paved patio area, footpath leading to gated side access, mature planted borders with shrubs and specimen plants and a mature tree line to the rear of the plot.
Although the main residence and garage alone would make a stunning family home, undoubtedly the jewel in the crown is that the plot backs onto the Burwell Lode river. The river runs the entire span of the back of the plot and offers the buyer a chance to purchase a property that comes with its own private mooring, with steps down to the river directly from the garden. The curtlidge of this property includes half the width of the river across the entire back of the plot.
This really is a unique opportunity to purchase such a stunning family home, with private river mooring and although we have done everything we can to reflect the property as accurately as possible, an internal inspection is a must to fully appreciate the accommodation and outside space on offer.
Central heating: Gas fired central heating with underfloor heating to ground floor