Stunning Victorian property in South Cambridgeshire restored and extended
PUBLISHED: 19:00 17 December 2017
Detached Victorian home is in a semi-rural setting on Barton Road in Comberton.
Boasting beautifully groomed gardens, the residence has been comprehensively restored to an exceptional standard by the present owners and is being marketed by Carter Jonas.
There are many high-quality fixtures and fittings, offered in excellent decorative order throughout, and the property retains numerous original features including moulded cornices and picture rails, as well as fireplaces and large bay windows to the front.
Richard Hatch, of Carter Jonas, told the Cambridge Independent: “It’s a lovely house and it’s been completely restored and remodelled by the current owners.
“They’ve put new flooring in right the way through – bathrooms, kitchen – and the garden’s all beautifully groomed...
“They’ve made it almost like a new house, but done very tastefully in keeping with the period. It’s got a very nice feel about it.”
Richard added: “The big open-plan kitchen/breakfast room/living room is quite an attribute because it’s ideal for what most people seem to want these days.”
An interesting feature of note is the studio in the garden. “It’s a modern, highly-insulated building tucked away, south-facing so you can either use it for leisure activities or have it for an office,” explained Richard, “and I think they use it as a music room as well.”
The house is being used as part of a part-exchange deal. “The people living here are moving out shortly,” noted Richard, “and we’re acting for an agency of developers who’ve sold them another property nearby in Cambridge.
“Their house has been purchased by the developer so there is no onward chain if a buyer needs to move quickly.”
The owners of the property lived in it for about 10 years and did a lot of work to it over the past four or five years. “The house was in a reasonable state when they bought it and what they’ve done is modernise it further,” said Richard.
“I think the decor was nothing like what they’ve done, but the kitchen looked pretty good. I think they bought themselves a decent house but spent a lot of money on it.”
Richard believes that the house was probably built in the late 1800s. “It’s been extended probably within the last 20 or 30 years,” he said.
“It’s been very cleverly done, actually, because you wouldn’t notice it unless you look closely.
“The extension gave the downstairs an extension to the kitchen area, a utility room and cloakroom – and upstairs a big family bathroom and another bedroom.
“It’s substantially enhanced the appearance of the property.”
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