Formerly the village school, the current owners have renovated this period property since they purchased it in 2014. Offering a mixture of period features and modern living, this substantial home with a plot measuring just over a third of an acre, is located centrally within a highly regarded village just a short walk from the train station with mainline links into Cambridge and London.
SUMMARY Formerly the village school, the current owners have renovated this substantial period property since they purchased it in 2014.
'The Victorian School' is a substantial and versatile property that offers a mixture of period features and modern living, set within a plot measuring just over a third of an acre, and is located centrally within a highly regarded village just a short walk to the train station with mainline links into Cambridge and London.
In May 2017 planning permission was granted for demolition of the existing garage with a replacement four bay garage with storage above and a new conservatory added to the existing main dwelling. For further information please refer to the South Cambs planning website under reference S/1727/17/FL.
ACCOMMODATION Wrought iron gates lead into the front garden with box hedging and trees leading to an enclosed garden terrace and side garden. Feature glazed door opens into the entrance hallway with an impressive stone floor and vaulted ceiling with wood panelling. The downstairs cloakoom is located just off the hallway with a high level Victorian style W.C and vanity unit wash basin. Double doors open into the spacious and light open plan living/dining/kitchen area with a centrally located Oak staircase.
The open plan living room has partially exposed brick walls, vaulted ceilings, stone flooring and exposed timbers with beautiful tall feature windows that help maintain character of the old school and overlooks the front garden.
Stone flooring continues from the living area into the spacious dining area where the boiler room and rear lobby are located just off. Oak double doors lead into an additional two reception rooms and the annexe.
There is a comprehensive range of units with granite units and a Belfast sink in addition to an island providing further storage space and additional food preparation area with an inset butler sink. The kitchen mirrors the living space in relation to the tall feature windows, exposed brick, exposed beams and vaulted ceiling. There is large feature inglenook style fireplace that houses the range cooker.
The first reception room has a continuation of stone flooring and showcases the stone fireplace with impressive log burner with folding doors. Doors lead into the annexe and the sitting room which enjoys views over the terrace and landscaped gardens with a large open fireplace and stone surround.
Following the oak staircase to the first floor onto the galleried landing that has views over the living room and vaulted ceiling and leads to the bedrooms and family bathroom.
The master bedroom has two roof lights, oak flooring and feature internal windows that overlook the kitchen and makes the bedroom feel very light and airy. An open plan en suite bathroom is complimented with a copper bateau bath tub.
Two further double bedrooms follow with Victorian style fireplaces in addition to a family bathroom that offers a marble tiled floor with both a walk in shower and cast iron rolled edge bath. There is a further master bedroom which has a dual aspect, with en-suite shower room and walk in shower.
ANNEXE The annexe offers a good degree of versatility and currently is set up for use with one bedroom, large walk in wet room and an open plan kitchen/living area with two sets of bi-fold doors leading onto the rear of the property.
GARDEN The plot is of an 'L'shape with a rear garden that is accessed by the side and provides hard standing and a vast amount of parking, leading onto the detached double garage and lawn with established trees.
LOCATION Waterbeach is located to the north of the city, approximately 6 miles from Cambridge and 11 miles from Ely with the closest train station being Waterbeach Railway Station and takes approximately just over one hour to Kings Cross station.
The village has expanded considerably in recent years due to the economic growth in the region and has become increasingly a dormitory for Cambridge and, to some extent, London. Waterbeach has several shops, businesses and a primary school.