Detached house for sale in High Street, Great Abington, Cambridge CB21

Guide price £3,250,000
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Detached house for sale - 8 bedrooms 8 4 4
Tenure: Not available Council tax band: Not available

Property features

  • Period Property
  • Fine Character Features
  • Restored Coach House
  • Swimming Pool
  • Self Contained Apartments
  • Land

Property description

Abington Lodge occupies a most attractive discreet setting close to the centre of this award winning thriving village with hedge lined private driveway from the high street opposite the village cricket ground. The well stocked grounds extend to about 19.05 acres incorporating landscaped formal gardens as well as fenced paddocks and woodland. A particular feature is the River Granta adjoining the northern boundary.

The main house

entrance portico with six panelled timber entrance door with glazed fanlight above into:

Reception hallway tall ceilings with moulded cornicing, feature open fireplace with marble mantel and surround, logburning stove, wall lights, scroll topped pillars, period radiators, twin glazed French doors to the side, a pair of sash windows to the front, cupboard to chimney breast recess.

Inner hallway staircase rising to the upper floors, natural timber handrail, painted newel post and spindles, oak flooring, galleried landing, moulded cornicing, radiators, panelled and glazed door with rear hall with panelled and double glazed door leading to outside, coat hooks and tiled floor.

Cloakroom fitted with white suite comprising low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, extractor fan, dado rail, oak flooring.

Drawing room feature fireplace, marble mantel and surround, tall ceilings with moulded cornicing, period radiators, floor to ceiling sash windows to the side and rear and a panelled and glazed door leading out to the rear garden.

Living room tall ceilings, moulded cornicing, feature open fireplace, stone mantel and surround, tiled hearth, exposed floorboards, panelled and glazed door leading to outside, floor to ceiling sash window.

Dining/family room large feature Inglenook fireplace, wooden bressumer, natural red brick raised stone tiled hearth with logburning stove, oak flooring, painted timber panelling, double glazed roof lantern, panelled and double glazed doors to the rear.

Kitchen/breakfast room fitted with a generous range of cupboards and drawers to base and eye level with stone working surfaces, three oven electric Aga, plumbed in American style fridge/freezer, larder cupboard, period radiators, three sash windows with shutters, tall ceilings.

Inner hallway panelled and glazed door to the front, picture light above, panelled door, staircase access to first floor flat.

Utility/boot room cast iron fireplace, stone hearth, plumbing and space for automatic washing machines, space for tumble dryers, a pair of wall mounted Vaillant gas fired boilers, double panelled radiator, painted timber panelling, sash windows to the front.

Scullery tall ceilings, tiled floor, range of fitted storage cupboards.

Cellar timber latch door with steps leading down to Cellar, painted brick floor, stone paved floor, into room with shelving, power and light.

On the first floor

landing with moulded cornicing, exposed handrail and painted spindles, part exposed and sealed floorboards.

Principal bedroom suite

bedroom moulded cornicing, covered radiators, double panelled radiator, large sash bay window to the rear.

Dressing room range of fitted wardrobe cupboards, double panelled radiators, sash window to the rear.

Ensuite bathroom with white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer/shower tap, low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, tiling to splashbacks, tiled shower cubicle, moulded cornicing, inset downlighters, extractor, casement window, storage cupboard, radiator/towel rail.

Bedroom 2 tall ceilings, moulded cornicing, double panelled radiators, radiator, feature open fireplace with marble hearth and surround, tiled slips, pedestal wash hand basin, wardrobe cupboard, sash window to the side.

Ensuite shower room cast iron fireplace, wooden mantel, marble slips, tiled hearth, fitted with white suite comprising wash hand basin with mixer tap with marble surround and storage cupboard below, low level w.c., shower cubicle, window seat, sash windows with shutters, storage cupboard, tiled floor.

Family bathroom white four piece suite, low level dual flush w.c., pedestal wash hand basin with tiling to splashbacks, panelled bath with mixer tap and tiled shower cubicle, double panelled radiator, cornicing, sash window with shutters, storage cupboard housing insulated hot water tank and slatted shelving.

Bedroom 3 moulded cornicing, exposed timbers, radiator, sash window to the front.

Bedroom 4 feature cast iron fireplace, tiled slips, wooden mantel and surround, pedestal wash hand basin, painted timber panelling, double panelled radiators, wardrobe cupboard and a pair of sash windows to the front.

Bedroom 5 cast iron fireplace, painted panelling, dado rail, double panelled radiator, wardrobe.

Shower room with wash hand basin, mixer tap, towel rail, tiled shower cubicle, towel rail/radiator, storage cupboard.

Separate toilet with low level dual flush w.c., rail, painted panelling, window to the rear.

On the second floor accessed via staircase from first floor with understairs storage cupboard, exposed and sealed floorboards, sash window to the side.

Landing

bedroom 6 cast iron fireplace, fitted double cupboard, dormer window to the side.

Toilet low level dual flush w.c., a pair of wash hand basins, storage cupboards, dormer window to the side.

Bedroom 7 access to eaves storage cupboard, exposed and sealed floorboards, storage cupboard, dormer window.

Bedroom 8 eaves storage cupboard, exposed and sealed floorboards, cast iron fireplace, natural red brick chimney breast, casement window.

Ground floor flat

timber and glazed entrance door with glazed picture light above leading into:

Reception hallway tiled floor, period style radiator.

Living room tall ceilings, open fireplace, brick surround and chimney breast, wooden mantel and hearth, exposed timber, period radiator, tiled floor, a pair of windows.

Inner hallway tiled floor, understairs storage cupboard, radiator, window and secondary access door.

Kitchen range of storage cupboards and drawers, rolled topped working surfaces, inset single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, period radiator, exposed brick ceiling with barrelled roof, fitted oven and hob, extractor fan, windows to two aspects, twin glazed French doors leading out to garden and courtyard.

Bedroom 1 with tall ceilings, windows to front and rear.

Bathroom panelled Whirlpool bath, walk-in shower cubicle with glazed door, low level w.c. And wash hand basin with mixer tap, range of fitted storage cupboards, extractor fan, heated towel rail/radiator, window.

Bedroom 2 period radiator, fireplace surround (presently sealed), fitted wardrobe cupboard, a pair of windows to the side.

On the first floor

dressing room wash window, period style radiator.

First floor flat

communal entrance accessed via panelled and glazed entrance door, glazed picture light above, into:

Rear hall with panelled door and staircase rising to the first floor.

On the first floor

landing tall ceiling, period radiators, cupboard housing insulated hot water tank, window to the side.

Living room feature open fireplace, natural brick surround, tiled hearth, wooden mantel and surround, fitted storage cupboard to chimney breast recess, exposed timbers, tall ceilings, period radiators, a pair of sash windows.

Kitchen/dining room range of fitted storage cupboards and drawers with rolled topped working surfaces with inset single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, fitted oven and hob, extractor fan, space for fridge/freezer, built-in and concealed dishwasher, period style radiator, exposed timbers, and a pair of sash windows.

Bedroom 1 double panelled radiator, sash windows to two aspects.

Ensuite shower room fireplace with tiled hearth, tiled shower cubicle, low level dual flush w.c., and wash hand basin, storage cupboard below, tiled floor, heated towel rail/radiator, shelving, sash window.

Bedroom 2 fireplace with tiled hearth, period radiator, sash window.

Bathroom fitted with white three piece suite comprising panelled bath with mixer/shower tap, dual flush w.c., and wash hand basin, storage cupboard, heated towel rail/radiator, tiled floor, sash window.

Walk-in storage cupboard

the coach house

timber entrance door leading into:

Reception hallway with tiled floor with underfloor heating, staircase rising to the first floor with natural timber handrail, painted newel post and spindles and understairs storage cupboards, double glazed window to the front and double glazed fanlight.

Kitchen/dining room with tall ceilings. The kitchen is fitted with a generous range of storage cupboards and drawers to base and eye level, working surfaces with tiling to splashbacks, inset one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit, cooking range with extractor hood above, fitted and concealed dishwasher, space for fridge/freezer, double glazed window to the side, leaded windows to the front and door leading to outside with frosted glazed panes.

Living room tiled floor with underfloor heating, log burning stove, double glazed windows to two aspects.

Cloakroom with white suite, dual flush w.c., wash hand basin with mixer tap, storage cupboard below, further storage cupboard with Megaflow hot water cylinder, underfloor heating controls.

On the first floor

study/landing double panelled radiators, exposed timbers, double glazed windows to the front and rear.

Bedroom 1 feature part vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers, double glazed windows, fitted storage cupboard and desk area, double panelled radiator.

Ensuite shower room tiled shower, drencher shower head, hand held rose, glazed sliding doors, range of fitted storage cupboards, dual flush w.c. And wash hand basin with mixer tap, tiling to splashbacks, part vaulted ceiling, inset downlighters, extractor fan, double glazed Velux rooflight.

Bedroom 2 wardrobe cupboards, shelving, vaulted ceiling, double glazed Velux rooflight.

Bathroom fitted with white three piece suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap, low level dual flush w.c., wash hand basin with mixer tap, range of fitted storage cupboards, heated towel rail/radiator, part vaulted ceiling with inset downlighters, extractor fan, double glazed window.

Outside This fine home stands comfortably within its own established grounds in all extending to about 19.05 acres. The main access is from the high street opposite the village cricket ground. Approached via a sweeping hedge lined driveway leads to a circular turning circle and hardstanding area with central carriage lamp, formal gardens to the front, side and rear are principally laid to lawn with well stocked borders and a number of fine trees and shrubs. The River Granta adjoining the northern boundary, fenced paddocks and private woodland and secondary vehicular access onto the A1307 with electric gates.

Range of outbuildings triple bay garage with power and light connected, storage mezzanine and each bay with its own panelled and glazed doors.

Garaging and stables around an enclosed courtyard

stable 1 cobbled floor, window.

Stable 2 cobbled floor, window.

Stable 3 cobbled floor, window.

Tack room a pair of panelled and glazed doors to the front.

Studio A pair of entrance doors, frosted windows.

Garage 4 with twin timber doors, brick floor, window to the side.

Garage 5 brick flooring, twin timber doors to the front.

Tool store Garden has toilet and wash hand basin.

Garage 6/7 Double width garage with power and light and a pair of twin timber doors to the front.

Storage barn/machinery store timber elevations.

The grounds The grounds in all extend to approximately 19.05 acres and incorporate a deep front garden with mature trees and shrubs, formal gardens principally laid to lawn together with mature trees and shrubs, enclosed by fencing with seating areas adjoining the River Granta, Fenced paddocks with again a number of fine specimen trees. Additional vehicular gated access from the Linton Road and woodland.

Services Mains water and well (not for drinking water). Mains electricity, gas and mains drains.

Pool house Part glazed pitched roof, indoor pool with tiled surround, toilet with wash hand basin and shower, steam room, air conditioning, doors and windows to three sides.

House listing tl 5248,11/1GREAT abington, high street (East Side), No. 63 (Abington Lodge) and Nos. 65 and 67G.V.II

House and two flats. C.1660 built for Thos. Cobb, rebuilt by Capt. Roger Sizer (d.1724), enlarged c.1730 by Col. Vachell, and altered by John Mortlock, the banker, c.1815, enlarged and altered possibly by E. J. Mortlock (d. 1902) in mid C19.Timber-framed and plastered, painted red brick with low-pitched, hipped, slated roofs. Rebuilt ridge stack and two rear stacks. Two storeys and cellars. Early C18 square plan with service wing to north-east incorporates the hall and wing of the C17 house. Early C19 alterations include the defenestration of the west facade, blocking of the central doorway and resisting the main entrance to the north in a single storey closed porch with an oval planned lobby, (this entrance was blocked c.1960 and the west entrance restored). Mid C19 drawing room and conservatory added to east facade and service wing doubled, the whole building reroofed and unified by deep boarded modillioned eaves. Conservatory demolished c.1960.West facade: Symmetrical five 'bays' with mid C20 restored pedimented door case and six-panelled door approached by stone steps. Four ground-floor early C19 twelve-paned hung sash windows recessed in slightly enlarged openings with wooden lintels below gauged-brick arches, five smaller first-floor windows. North facade: With C19 entrance blocked with inserted window below wide fanlight with glazing bars. Two late C17 (and one in service wing) twelve-paned hung sash windows with ovolo-moulded glazing bars in segmental arches, C18 panelled pargetting.

Interior: C17 details include some two-panelled doors, boxed ceiling beams, large C17 hearth to north-East Room with mantel beam; early C18 panelling and moulded cornices to north-east room and two first floor rooms; some six-panelled late C18doors; early C19 open string staircase with finely fluted balusters, south-west room with recess and pair of Ionic columns, cornice and ceiling lightly decorated with guilloche patterns, six-panelled doors and shutters to garden door and windows; mid C19 panelled doors, skirting boards and ceiling cornices, round arched openings to marble chimney pieces. The house was rented to Lord Grosvenor from 1775 to 1780 as a shooting box, the north-west room was used as the gun room. The grounds are said to have been laid out by Humphry Repton.

R.C.H.M. Report 1951V.C.H. Vol. VI, p6 Sale bill, Cambridge Chronicle 5 September 1795
Listing ngr: Tl coach house listing tl 5248 great abington high street(East Side)

11/2 Coach house to north of Abington Lodge


Gv II


Coach house. C18. Red brick, plain tiled roof. Sawtooth brick eaves cornice. Central archway now blocked with C20entrance, four transomed casement windows in segmental arches, two with original leaded lights. Included for group value.

Listing ngr: Tl material information • Tenure - Freehold
• Council tax band - H

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