Melrose House is a substantial detached Victorian property dating from the latter part of the 19th century of Cambridgeshire brick under a slated roof. This is an attractive house with 2 gables to two elevations each with an unusual lattice detail at the apex beneath the barge boards. There are many delightful features of the period including sash windows two of which are arched a bay window, handsome fireplaces, cornicing, picture rails, panelled doors and some original flooring. The property flows well from the entrance hall, the principal staircase elegantly turning to a superb part-vaulted landing. There are three principal reception rooms, two of which enjoy a double aspect and a study area beside the kitchen/breakfast/family room with 2 oven Aga and range of fitted units. This links to the garden via a garden room/conservatory with french doors to the more formal landscaped gardens and terrace. There is a really useful utility room beside the kitchen with access to one of the two cellars and a door and steps to the enclosed passageway and guest suite.
At first floor level are 4 bedrooms all of which radiate off the part vaulted landing including two large doubles and a single with dual aspects. The master bedroom suite has an en suite dressing room and bathroom. A family bathroom serves the remaining bedrooms. A second staircase leads back to the utility room.
In addition (at ground floor level), separated by an enclosed passageway, there is a fifth bedroom with an adjacent en suite shower room and a cloaks area which adds greater flexibility to the accommodation. The current owners have carried out a program of redecoration internally and the house is well presented throughout in a modern style with rich colours which enhance the period features and give the accommodation a high quality feel.
Outside, the house is approached over a large shingled drive adjacent to which is a double and single garage with two storage rooms, plus large driveway. A five bar gate allows access into the gardens which are particularly attractive and contain mature shrub and herbaceous borders, a level lawned area to the south of the house surrounded by mature hedges, deep well stocked borders and, in one corner, a recently installed fire pit with fixed seating and slate scree beneath. Beyond a mature hedge on the western edge of the formal garden is the well wired hard tennis court. The rest of the land is enclosed within hedged boundaries and there is a small orchard area to the northern boundary with the village road and a cook out area.
In all 3.15 acres.View payable Stamp Duty for this property