A charming Grade II Listed former Magistrates Court which has been transformed into a family home offering extremely versatile accommodation, set in gardens and grounds of approaching three quarters of an acre. Read more
A charming Grade II Listed former Magistrates Court which has been transformed into a family home offering extremely versatile accommodation, set in gardens and grounds of approaching three quarters of an acre.
LOCATION Caxton is a pretty South Cambridgeshire village situated approximately 10 miles west of the City of Cambridge amidst gently rolling countryside. The village enjoys good access to Cambridge, Royston and St. Neots and retains much of its original rural charm. Local facilities are available at the nearby village of Cambourne and include a variety of shops, sports facilities, primary and secondary education.
DESCRIPTION Caxton Court House is Grade II listed being of architectural and historical interest and was built in 1859. Formerly a Magistrates Court, Police Station and Prison, it was converted in the 1970s with the present owners being in residence since 1976 and has been a wonderful family home which features well proportioned and versatile accommodation with high ceilings, retaining many of its original period features. The accommodation is arranged over 2 floors, the interior of the property offers a tremendously versatile layout and is flooded with light from large windows. There is scope for further updating and improvement, subject to the necessary consents being obtained, and presents an exciting and interesting proposition to a prospective purchasers.
GROUNDFLOORACCOMMODATION Entrance Porch with stone flag floor and glazed door to:- Reception Hall with arched window to side aspect. Stairs leading to the first floor with storage cupboard under. Inner Hallway leading to:- Drawing Room with arched windows to front and side aspect. Adams style fireplace with gas living flame. High ceilings. French doors to:- Cabinet Room with arched windows to front and side aspect. Built in display case. Former Prison Cell affectionally known as the Library Annex which links from the inner hallway to:- Shower Room comprising of a close coupled W.C. Pedestal wash hand basin. Shower cubicle. Cupboard housing the oil boiler. Library which form part of an extension with windows to rear and side aspects. Built in book cases. Doors to:- Study with window to side aspect. Bow window to rear aspect enjoying views over the garden. Conservatory which effectively infills between the Study and Dining Room which is an impressive space enjoying access out to the garden and French doors to:- Dining Room with two windows to side aspect. Door leading to the kitchen. Door to:- Butlers Pantry with window to side aspect. Kitchen/Breakfast which is a good size with an AGA as well as an electric oven and hob. A basic range of top and base units with roll top work surfaces over. Plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Door leading to the back staircase. Window to side aspect. Pantry with window to side aspect. Door to:- Inner lobby which accesses back through to the "Library Annex" . Cupboard leading under the stairs. Door to:- Bedroom 5 with window to side aspect. Built in cupboard. Dressing Area with arched window to front aspect.
FIRSTFLOOR Landing area with skylight. Doors to:- Master Bedroom with window to side aspect and walkway through to En-Suite Bathroom which comprises of a close coupled W.C. Pedestal wash hand basin. Bidet. Panelled bath. Window to side aspect. Family Bathroom comprising of a close coupled corner W.C. Pedestal wash hand basin. Panelled bath with power shower over. Built in cupboard. Opaque window to side aspect. Inner Corridor with window to rear aspect. Doors to Bedrooms 3 and 4. Second Landing with window to rear aspect. Stairs leading down to the kitchen. Door to:- Bedroom 2 with window to side aspect. Door to:- En-Suite comprising of a close coupled W.C and pedestal wash hand basin.
OUTSIDE The property is set well back from the road and is accessed via double 5 bar gates leading to a large gravel driveway which provides ample off street parking space and in turn leads to a detached double Garage with up and over doors, power and lighting. The property is set towards the front plot which extends to approximately 3/4 of an acre. To the front there are two areas of shaped lawn areas enclosed by mature hedging shrubs and borders with access to both sides of the property leading to the magnificent rear garden. A particularly fine feature of the property, the rear garden is enclosed by a mix of post and rail fencing and mature trees. Backing onto a paddock and enjoying delightful views over the open countryside beyond, it features a large expanse of lawn and a pretty Pond area. A paved terrace with pergola adjoins the rear elevation and provides a wonderful area for al fresco dining during the warmer months.
SERVICES Mains Electric. Mains Water. Oil Fired Central Heating. Calour Gas for the fires in the Drawing Room and Library.
TENURE Grade II Listed. FREEHOLD
AGENTSNOTES The owners of this property are related to a Director of Tylers Property Partnership Ltd.