For Sale
£1,100,000 Offers Over

High Street, Orwell, SG8

Ensum Brown are delighted to offer for sale this stunning & rarely available 16th Century home in the village of Orwell. This beautiful 5 bedroom house is spread over 3000sq ft & boasts 4 reception rooms, 3 bathrooms, garage/workshop, countryside surroundings & a plot approaching 1/3 of an acre.
5 Bedrooms
4 Receptions
3 Bathrooms
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Ensum Brown are delighted to offer for sale this stunning example of a period family home, dating back to around the 16th Century, in prime position in the picturesque village of Orwell. This beautiful, grade II listed, 5 bedroom house was a former village bakery, post office and piggery and is believed to be one of the oldest buildings in the village. Now, this home enjoys accommodation spread over 3000sq ft, including 4 striking reception rooms, 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It boasts an endless list of benefits, such as decor combining period features with a contemporary finish, no upward chain, a large garage/workshop, glorious countryside surroundings, and a plot approaching a third of an acre and also with fibre optic broadband ran to the property.

With a truly lovely approach, this house is one of a kind, offering masses of kerb appeal and historical value. It enjoys a gravel drive with space for two vehicles, leading down to a 36ft garage/workshop with an up and over door and two side door access points.

Upon stepping through the rear access door into the kitchen/breakfast room, you’re immediately wowed by striking exposed beams, red quarry tiled flooring and the sheer amount of detail that has gone in to make this home beautiful. The kitchen is a lovely size, enhanced by the vaulted ceilings and open plan accommodation, with wonderful country-style base units, oak wood worktops, an integrated hob, and space for an Aga with a gorgeous bressummer beam overhead. There is access to a utility area with further kitchen units, a pantry, and space for larger appliances, including an American-style fridge/freezer.

Towards the front of the house, the dining room is an incredibly large and welcoming space, with gorgeous exposed beams crisscrossing the walls and ceilings, a large inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove, exposed brickwork, red quarry tiles, and space for a large dining table set. From here, there are stairs to the first floor and an opening through to a raised study area with dual aspect and the sitting room, having hyperfast fibre broadband available to the property is a great bonus, especially if you work from home and want to best utilise the study.

While each room of this incredible home boasts unique and remarkable features, the sitting room is particularly attractive with its vast inglenook fireplace with exposed beams and brickwork, heavy timber bressummer, hearth and display niches. With wood flooring, and an open plan layout separating it from the piano room with open beams, the sitting room is a delightful space to relax in after a long day or cosy up in the wintertime. The piano room equally is incredibly visually attractive, with the same wood flooring, double bay windows to a front aspect, a wall of integrated bookshelves, and access through to a cloakroom with WC, hand wash basin, vanity unit and storage cupboard. Of course, the rooms are very flexible in their use.

On the other side of the property, beyond the kitchen, there is a corridor through to the fourth bedroom, as well as a large playroom and shower room, comprising an integrated shower cubicle, WC and hand washbasin. There is also access to the side of the property, meaning this whole wing of the house could be used as a self-contained annexe if required.

Upstairs to the first floor, this wonderful home continues to offer stunning accommodation, including a family room with stairs to the second floor, 2 large bedrooms, a WC, and a family bathroom, comprising a double shower, bath, hand washbasin, heated towel rail and vanity unit. The master suite is particularly large and enjoys a wall of integrated wardrobes and an en-suite, comprising a shower, WC, hand washbasin and heated towel rail. Upstairs to the second floor, there are two further bedrooms with integrated storage.

This stunning home continues to impress outside in the rear garden with pretty paved patios, providing space for garden furniture, and a long stretch of beautiful lawn. It’s clear the current owners have put a great deal of care and attention into this garden, and it’s shown by the myriad of plants, shrubs, planters, flower borders, mature trees, and landscaped areas.

New purchasers would truly be buying a slice of history with this home as it enjoys a rich heritage dating back to the 16th Century, the size of the beams within the property are a sign of the importance of the building within the village. Although for many years now a home, the building it was a former village bakery, then a post office in the late 1800s to early 1900s a post office and at some point at the rear of the grounds.

Contact Ensum Brown to arrange your private viewing appointment, we assure you will not leave disappointed.

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Location - Orwell
Orwell is a highly sought-after rural village in South Cambridgeshire, situated just 9 miles from the city of Cambridge, 7 miles from the town of Royston, and a stone’s throw from the locally renowned National Trust property, Wimpole Hall. The grounds and surrounding area offer locals idyllic walks, wildlife spotting, and further means of escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Interestingly, the Prime Meridian line passes the eastern edge of Orwell and is one of many features of this village’s rich history. Orwell’s St. Andrew’s Church, for example, was founded around 1150AD and has been sympathetically restored over the years. The church still offers regular services and activities, and is very much a focal point for visitors and residents passing through the village.

Orwell has a very active community, encouraging neighbouring villages to join in on activities also. The village hall often hosts farmers markets, and there are a wide range of clubs and groups to join, such as Art, Bowls, Film, Football, Gardening, Local History, Singing, and Tennis. There is a very regular bus service, a mobile library, a village shop, a post office and a primary school. The Chequers gastropub is also known as being a local gem, offering classic British and Oriental dishes, using locally grown ingredients, and providing a great service in a relaxed country environment.

The village’s proximity to Royston means that residents have access to the town’s many other amenities, such as the mainline train station offering regular fast services to both Cambridge and London Kings Cross. There is also a leisure centre, sports clubs, dentist’s surgeries, and highly-regarded schools for all ages. The A1M and M11 are within a 20-minute drive via the A10/A505, and London Stansted and Luton Airports are both 30-minutes away.

If you’re looking to purchase in the area, we highly recommend giving this lovely village a visit!

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