The Grove, Shingay Cum Wendy, Royston

£900,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Reception hall, sitting room, dining room, study

Kitchen/breakfast room, pantry, utility room, cloakroom

Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing area

Three further bedrooms, family bathroom, shower room

Garage, office, garden store

Mature gardens to front and rear, orchard

The property

The Grove is a most attractive Grade II Listed building, being of architectural and historic importance. Originally a row of cottages; the oldest parts of the property date back to the early 18th Century. The house, which is presented in excellent decorative order, boasts many fine period features, including exposed beams, open fireplaces, brick and stone flooring and the original bread oven. Of particular note is the 33' sitting room with inglenook fireplaces at either end, and views of the front and rear gardens. The Smallbone kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an AGA and adjoins the walk-in pantry and utility room. The rest of the ground floor accommodation comprises dining room with a small range, cloakroom, large reception

hallway, study with windows on three sides and inglenook with wood-burning stove. All bedrooms have a southerly aspect overlooking the large private garden. The master bedroom

benefits from a fully-fitted dressing area and spacious en-suite bathroom; whilst the rest of the first floor accommodation comprises three bedrooms, family bathroom and a shower room.

Situation

Overlooking open meadowland on two sides, The Grove is located in the quiet rural hamlet of Wendy on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border. Footpaths and bridleways provide ample opportunity for walking and riding. The nearby villages of Steeple Morden and Ashwell offer a range of local facilities which include a village hall, primary school, church and public house.

The neighbouring towns of Royston and Cambridge are within a short driving distance and provide comprehensive amenities including excellent shopping centres and recreational facilities. Wendy is conveniently located for access to schooling for all age groups in particular Petersfield Church of England Primary

School, the renowned St Christopher School for boys and girls at Letchworth and the Perse and Leys schools in Cambridge. Both towns have a mainline station with services to London, (Royston – Kings Cross approximately 45 minutes). The A1(M) and M11 provide good accessibility to the motorway network and international airports.

Outside

Beautifully landscaped and forming a perfect tranquil setting for the house, the gardens are arranged for ease of maintenance and laid principally to lawn, studded with mature trees, with hedge borders, raised beds and orchard. To the rear of the property there is a large paved terrace with views over the adjoining meadowland.

To the front of the house a carriage driveway provides parking space for several cars, whilst the garage block accessed around the side of the house offers ample space for two cars and the benefit of a fully fitted office at first floor level.

To the south-east of the property and screened from the garden by hedging there is a single-storey outbuilding of brick elevations under a tiled roof. Divided into three parts this

currently comprises storage room, garden store and garaging for the garden mower.

In all about 1.5 acres.

Directions

From the A1198 Royston/Huntingdon Road take the road signposted to Shingay-cum-Wendy. After approximately 700 meters the road enters the village of Wendy, The Grove is the first house on the left-hand side.

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