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Design Directory - Georgian elegance

Design Directory - Georgian elegance
A beautiful & superbly presented Georgian house situated in a village location. 

If you're looking for a home with the wow factor, then Grove House might be the one for you. Built in 1780 and with an almost stately home appearance, this imposing and extremely spacious Georgian property has fantastic curb appeal and is bursting with charm and character. 

This magnificent home offers superb and extremely versatile accommodation. Seven double bedrooms, five bathrooms and four generous reception rooms, all finished to a very high standard. This impressive property is available for sale for offers in excess of £1,250,000.

It is located on the edge of the pretty Cambridgeshire village of Little Paxton and within easy walking distance of amenities.

The blend of period charm with modern-day comforts here is exceptional. On the one hand, features such as high ceilings, big bay windows, fireplaces, picture rails and cornices, and exposed brickwork all pay a loving homage to days gone by. On the other hand, the beautiful modern fitted kitchen, luxurious bathrooms and the standard of décor bring this property up to date, making it a very warm, welcoming and comfortable home.

Built in 1780, the property was owned by the Rampley family and was then known as Park Farm. It became Grove Farm and was awarded a grade II listing for architectural importance in 1951. Once used as commercial offices, it was restored lovingly a few years ago into the beautiful home it is today.

Grove House is clearly a substantial property, but the rooms are so well proportioned, and the layout provides such an excellent flow to the accommodation that, whilst very grand indeed, it does feel very homely. The large windows, typical of the Georgian period, flood the rooms with natural light, and the later additions of Velux windows and glazed roofs enhance the house's lightness further.

Ornate automatic gates open to access the private driveway, which leads to the parking area. You will also find an oak cart lodge for covered parking, and the workshop, garage and storage shed. Make your way along the path to the steps up to the front door.

The hallway sets the tone beautifully for the rest of the house, with its high ceilings, cornice, and old English Victorian tiled floor. Upon entry, you are greeted with a great view right through to the back of the house, and doors lead to the lounge, dining room, kitchen and family room.

There are three elegant reception rooms with beautiful high ceilings and filled with original period features.

The kitchen is large and exceptionally well-appointed, fitted with a generous range of base-level cabinets, white Corian work surfaces and beautiful natural stone tiled flooring. Integrated appliances include a John Lewis cooking range with a five-ring gas hob, a Fischer & Paykel Dishwasher and a one and a half bowl sink with mixer taps. In the corner of the room is a substantial walk-in larder/pantry and natural light from a large, side aspect box bay window, whilst a door gives access to the outside of the property.

From the hall, steps lead down to a lovely, light garden room with a tiled floor and exposed brickwork walls. Currently used as a games room with a pool table, this is a great entertainment space with bi-folding doors opening onto the rear courtyard patio. From here, there are doors to a downstairs cloakroom, boot room and utility room.

The basement is a stunning space, bursting with character with the beautiful exposed brickwork arches, reminiscent of catacombs, being the dominant feature. The extremely generous area is split into two halves, with a gym at one end and a home cinema at the other.

Upstairs we have seven bedrooms, 2 of which have en suite bathrooms and a house bathroom. 

Outside we have private grounds, laid mainly to lawn with mature trees, shrubs and hedging, creating a screen from the driveway, enhancing the privacy. A pathway to the side gives access to a large paved patio leading to a pretty paved courtyard, providing lots of options for choosing sun or shade and is perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining.

Little Paxton boasts many village amenities, including a doctor's surgery, a pharmacy, convenience stores, a pub and takeaway food outlets. For lovers of the outdoors, the Paxton Pits Nature Reserve is very close by, and there are several countryside routes for dog walkers, joggers and ramblers alike.

For Families with school-aged children, Little Paxton Primary School is less than a mile away, whilst for older children, Longsands Academy in St. Neots is just two miles away. The village is also very well located for the renowned and highly regarded Kimbolton School, which is just an eight-mile drive away.

The market town of St Neots is two miles away and offers many amenities, including supermarkets, pubs, eateries and a multiplex cinema. St Neots train station provides a commute to London in just forty-five minutes, whilst Cambridge Science Park is just a 20-minute drive.