A rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful home on it’s own private lake. Maxwell Cottage is located in the most sought-after area of Cambridgeshire
• Approaching 20 Acres, with Private Lake, Park and Woodlands
• Open plan Cook’s Kitchen
• Three-Car Garage with loft/studio over
• 3674 Square Feet (341 Square Meters)
• Stocked six acre Lake with Carp, Perch, Rudd and Pike
• Foxton Station 0.6 mi (Cambridge 11 minutes), Royston Station miles miles (London Kings Cross (38 minutes)
• Cambridge six miles, Royston four miles
• No onwards chain
Maxwell Cottage is a substantial, spacious and bright modern home built in 1997. The current owners have made improvements to the house in recent years to include a wonderful open plan cook’s kitchen with bespoke units, quartz worksurfaces, Smeg appliances, walnut flooring and a reverse osmosis drinking water filter system. The kitchen is open plan to a family living area, ideal for modern living and leads through to a stunning orangery. On the ground floor is also a large sitting room with French doors to the garden, a study with sliding glazed doors to the terrace, a cosy snug/library with fitted bookshelves and a window seat overlooking the lake, a cloakroom and a laundry room with Bosch appliances and a utility with sink, ideal for dogs, boots etc. On the first floor and accessed off a good-size landing are four bedrooms and three bathrooms (two en-suite). The master bedroom has a dressing room and a balcony, perfect for a tranquil evening glass of wine. The house has unrivalled views to the south across the water and the clever design and position of this impressive home has been thoughtfully considered to maximise the location. Its layout is free-flowing and versatile with lots of natural light, plenty of storage, underfloor heating and double glazing throughout. The ground floor can also be heated by two wood-burners, fuelled by wood from the grounds. The home has also been fitted with a whole house ventilation system by Envirovent.
The property is approached via a shared driveway through two sets of remotely controlled gates giving access to extensive private brick paved parking leading to the detached triple garage with up and over doors and ladder to loft space, ideal for a home office/studio. The house occupies delightfully secluded and expansive grounds approaching 20 acres comprised of mature beech woods, orchard of apple, cherry, fig, mulberry and plum, perennial fruit, rhubarb and grape beds, many specimen trees and shrubs and a beautiful fishing lake full of carp, perch, rudd and pike. The estate is a nature lover, angler and gardener’s paradise, abundant with plant and wild life and birds. The house is ideally positioned to maximise the outlook and setting with private paved and decked terraces from which one can enjoy the ever-changing scenery.