Tiptofts House is a detached brick and tiled late 1930's residence, the original footprint of which is largely unchanged. It retains many features of its period whilst incorporating later additions and alterations by the vendors which include the addition of a garden room, a re-fitted kitchen, bathroom and replacement windows. Set well back from the road and overlooking fields to the side and rear, the property enjoys the benefit of a country aspect and outlook whilst still being in the village and close to Cambridge and all that it has to offer.
The oak panelled front door leads to the entrance hall with wide herringbone design flooring and turning stairs - all benefitting from the deep front window typical of the period. The principal reception rooms are at the rear of the house enjoying views of the garden and are interconnected by wide double doors. The light and spacious sitting room with double aspect French doors has a fireplace with stone surround housing a multi fuel burner. The dining room also leads to the garden room - a more recent addition to the property, this is a great multi-purpose vaulted room with ample space for sitting and dining and two sets of French doors (one each side) to the garden. The former maid's room with a corner fireplace (unused) provides the connection between here and the kitchen which is fitted with a good range of painted cupboards and drawers, curved at one end and fitted with a range of appliances including a Neff electric oven, 4 ring ceramic hob, extractor, dishwasher and fridge and there is a central island with drawers and a breakfast area to one side. Beyond is a utility room with oil fired boiler, sink unit, space for washing machine and tumble dryer, part glazed back door and access to the former garage or hobbies room with internal staircase to loft room/potential play room above. In addition there is a study and cloakroom on the ground floor both of which are also accessed from the hall.
On the first floor, there are 5 bedrooms, some with fitted wardrobes and all enjoying views over the gardens and grounds together with a family bath/shower room and separate shower room.
The gardens are a delightful feature of the property extending to approximately 1.76 acres in total and surround the house. Skirting the long shingle drive, there is a wild garden to one side and lawn to the other and there are a wide variety of mature trees throughout the garden Horse Chestnut, Weeping Willow, Silver Birch, Walnut, Catalpa, flowering cherry and Copper Beech. There is an extensive area of parking both to the front and side of the house and the drive leads to a weatherboard detached double garage with timber doors and a hipped roof. Beside the garage is a circular pergola with orchard beyond of pear, apple and plum trees. There is a decked terrace area beside and to the rear of the house with wisteria leading to herbaceous flower and shrub beds with rose covered arches interspersed with lawns, a greenhouse and garden shed.
The whole extends to approximately 1.76 acres.
Agent's Note There are 16 solar panels on the roof of the property. These produce approximately 3.84kw of electricity entirely offsetting the cost of the vendor's electricity provided by the current provider.View payable Stamp Duty for this property