122 High Street, Abbotsley, Cambridgeshire, PE19 6UE
- Barn conversion of approximately 5,658 sq. ft.
- Five bedrooms; five en suite
- Three reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility room and two cloakrooms
- Swimming pool complex including shower room
- Garaging for eight cars
- Landscaped gardens of approximately 0.54 acres
A five bedroom detached barn conversion with an indoor swimming pool complex, garaging for eight cars and established gardens with open countryside views
The property occupies a prominent position set behind automatic sliding gates with a telephone intercom. The front has a courtyard which includes a gravel parking area and a double garage. The sweeping driveway continues to a rear courtyard where there is further parking and garaging for six cars. The house has two principal reception rooms, a family/cinema room, a kitchen/breakfast room, a separate utility room, boiler room, and two cloakrooms on the ground floor. The swimming pool complex has a 32 ft. pool room with adjoining shower room and a plant room. On the first floor the master bedroom suite has a dressing room and en suite bathroom. There are four further bedrooms, all with en suites and a mezzanine library/study area.
Design and Specification
The property dates back over 200 years and retains period features including vaulted ceilings and exposed beams and brickwork. A renovation completed three years ago blended these features with contemporary style modern amenities including an open plan kitchen/breakfast room, contemporary sanitaryware and full height windows allowing optimum natural light. The property has been finished to a high specification with underfloor heating throughout, Cat 6 wiring for a Bose sound system, and a rainwater harvesting system. A ground source heat pump serves the underfloor heating and swimming pool. There are CCTV cameras and an external watering system.
The impressive reception hall/sitting room measures over 44 ft. 11 by 20 ft. 3 and is part double height overlooked by a galleried mezzanine. There is engineered oak flooring and an oak staircase to the first floor with glass and oak balustrades and an understairs storage cupboard. The two cloakrooms are both fitted in a contemporary style, and one houses a built-in linen cupboard with shelved storage. The glass walkway,which connects the two sections, has a part vaulted ceiling detailed with exposed timbers, ceramic tiled flooring and full height double glazed windows and two sets of double doors to the front and rear. The inner hallway has full height windows overlooking the front and rear gardens and connecting doors to garages at either end.
The open plan sitting room has a double height vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and feature lighting extending the full height of the Barn. There are triple aspect double glazed windows and double doors to the side. A feature woodburning multi fuel stove is set on a granite hearth and has an exposed stainless steel flue extending to the ceiling. A second staircase, with a glass balustrade, leads to the first floor landing which overlooks the sitting room. This area is currently used as a study and has a range of bespoke oak fitted study furniture. The dining room has exposed oak flooring and four full height internal windows overlooking the inner hall. The family/cinema room has a feature high vaulted ceiling, engineered oak flooring and four full height windows overlooking the inner hall.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Utility Room
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of custom-built high gloss units, including a central island unit, with granite work surfaces incorporating a breakfast bar and twin sink unit with mixer taps and waste disposal unit. There is a range cooker, an induction hob with a Falcon extractor over, and space for an American style fridge/freezer. Integrated appliances include a Neff microwave, two wine coolers and a dishwasher. The utility room has a base unit with a granite worksurface incorporating a butler sink with mixer taps, and space and plumbing for washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and tall fridge/freezer. There is a ceramic tiled floor allowing a free flow through the space. A cupboard off the rear hall houses the controls for the alarm system.
Swimming Pool Complex
The heated swimming pool is by Endless Pools and incorporates a seating area with Jacuzzi style jets and a current machine. The pool room has exposed brickwork, and a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and Velux skylights. There are six full height windows and two glass brick walls with feature lighting overlooking the inner hallway. A ceramic tiled area surrounding the pool provides space for entertaining or gym equipment. There is access to the plant room which has power and light and houses the pump, filter and filtration system. There is a shower room with a ceramic tiled floor and heated towel rail.
Master Bedroom Suite
The master bedroom suite has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, and double glazed windows overlooking the front courtyard and garden. The dressing room has a range of fitted wardrobes and access to the en suite bathroom which has slate half height tiled walls, a freestanding double ended bath, a shower cubicle, WC, twin washbasins, a shaver point and a towel radiator.
There are four further double bedrooms, three with en suite shower rooms and one with an en suite bathroom.
Gardens and Garaging
The garden wraps around the property and is designed with ease of maintenance in mind. There are lawned areas with flower borders and mature trees, a koi pond, and two terrace areas, one with a covered gazebo and outside lighting. The triple garage and three car garage are interlinked. The triple garage has a spiral staircase leading up to a roof storage area spanning its entire length, the other three car garage has a vaulted ceiling and Velux skylights. There is also a double garage which has a door to the inner hallway. All the garages have remotely controlled up and over doors.
Abbotsley is a quiet village which has a church, village hall, a public house serving food, a golf course and hotel, and a village green. St Neots is 5 miles away and offers comprehensive shopping, entertainment and recreational facilities and provides rail links to Kings Cross in 38 minutes. Cambridge is 12 miles away and has a park and ride facility which takes 20 minutes.