This is an exceptional and rare opportunity, the property has been in the current family since 1920 and offers plenty of potential for development (subject to the relevant consents), business or as a fantastic family residence with the detached three bedroom house already on the land. The home is located on the edges of Shepreth and Melbourn which both offer good local amenities within a short distance and have good transport links to Cambridge and London.
The property itself was built in 2002 by Scandia Hus and is set over two floors under a pitch tiled roof. Steps lead to the front door and on into the entrance hallway which opens up in to the kitchen/dining room with the kitchen comprising of wall and floor units, sink with mixer tap, integrated double oven, inset five-ring gas hob and integrated dishwasher, the dining area is surrounded by windows overlooking the gardens and lake with double patio doors leading to the covered decking area. The utility room offers plumbing for both a washing machine and dryer with a door leading to the rear garden. The warm and cosy dual-aspect lounge is set around a feature fireplace with views across the rear garden. There is a generously sized office which overlooks the front of the property.
There are two double bedrooms on the ground floor. The guest bedroom benefits from double built-in wardrobes and a jack-and-jill door to the family bathroom which comprises of walk-in shower, panelled bath and full suite. The master bedroom benefits from a dressing room and an en suite comprising of a double walk-in shower, low-level WC and wash basin. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a handy cloakroom.
On the first floor is an extensive bedroom which can be accessed via two separate spiral staircases, this room could be split to create two bedrooms.
Outside the property has plenty to offer with the land. For the current house the property has a private driveway with ample parking and a double carport. The enclosed rear garden for the house benefits from a large decked area covered with a pergola, there is a further paved patio area, large storage shed, mature trees and lawned area. The land itself extends just over 3 acres and has been used as a caravan park and trout farm. The open land is bordered by the River Shep on two sides which offers a great back drop, along with a number of mature trees, there is a good sized lake which sits to the side of the house. There is a substantial storage building at the entrance to the land which is currently used for business purposes, a shower and toilet block which is in place for the caravan park and at the far end of the land is an extensive outbuilding which has had a 'first fix' carried out to create a further dwelling.
Shepreth is one of South Cambridgeshire's most picturesque spots surrounded by undulating countryside, tucked away just off the A10 and comparatively unspoilt in recent years by any major development schemes. Cambridge is 8 miles and Royston is about 5 miles distant and there is a bus service that runs to both from the village. The mainline train station offers fast access to Cambridge and London Kings Cross and road communications are excellent with the M11 just a short drive away. Educational facilities are available at nearby Barrington and Melbourn. Shepreth Wildlife Park is a great attraction for families and there are also two public houses; The Green Man at Frog End and The Plough on the High Street. There is also a tea shop 'Teacake' on Meldreth Road and The Cambridge Motel on the A10 which provides bar and restaurant facilities as well as a motel.
• Potential for development, subject to the relevant consents • 3.058 acres approx. • Good transport links • Out-buildings • Secluded location • Detached house
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