- 6 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- 4 receptions
Stunning period property with beautiful gardens
1 Mill Street is an extremely impressive period property with extensive and versatile accommodation set on a surprisingly large plot in the centre of the highly desirable, bustling village of Gamlingay. The property is Grade II* listed and dates back to around 1688 with later Victorian additions. The house is full of period features including panelling, architraving, sash and casement windows, cast iron fireplaces and brick and tiled flooring. Of particular note is a moulded and sculpted plaster ceiling dated 1688 by Matthew Doogood (who worked for Christopher Wren) comparable with the one in Pembroke College Old Library in Cambridge. These add a unique and characterful twist to what is already a wonderfully individual village home. The historic significance of the house and this ceiling are recognised in its inclusion in Pevsners Buildings of England.
The property offers an excellent range of reception rooms including two versatile principal rooms to the front, a lovely snug/library, a homely and comfortable kitchen/breakfast room with hand-made oak units, butler sink and space for a range cooker and a useful studio/office with views down the garden. The kitchen opens to south-facing sun room opening to the garden and there is also a pantry and a large scullery/utility room.
Three of the well-proportioned bedrooms are on the first floor and are served by a modern bathroom with double ended bath and bowl sink unit. There is also a separate WC. On the second floor are three further bedrooms (one currently used as an additional sitting room) and a bathroom. This accommodation offers the perfect space for teenage children/au pair etc. A further contemporary and recently refitted shower room is on the ground floor.
The property has a delightfully homely feel about it and is full of appeal. Its central village location belies its plot size and accommodation which extends to over 4,250sqft in all. It is a hidden and rare gem which has been sympathetically repaired and restored by its present owners. There is still scope, however, for the new owners to contribute to the living history of the house.
To the side of the property there are double doors to the road, providing vehicular access to the rear courtyard space, the parking, and an excellent range of Victorian outbuildings. Offering scope for conversion (subject to planning, these outbuildings which were the former stables and cart lodge, are currently divided into a large workshop, a series of store rooms, a chaff room and a garage. There is also ample gravelled parking. The rear garden is a beautiful retreat and is extremely large and generous for the propertys central village location. Beyond the gravelled courtyard, a lawn extends, surrounded by flowerbeds and scattered with mature trees providing shade and additional character. It is a truly special space to relax and enjoy.
The village of Gamlingay lies approximately seventeen miles west of Cambridge. It is a vibrant and thriving community with plenty of local amenities. The property benefits from a local store directly across the street and superb access to the villages many local amenities which include a post office, pharmacy, several small grocery stores and a number of village pubs and restaurants. The village currently has a primary school, Gamlingay First School, and a middle school, Gamlingay Village College. From September 2017, the First School will convert to a full primary school in the catchment of the high-achieving and popular Comberton Village College (providing secondary and sixth form education). The village is well connected, with easy access to the A1 and M11, while the nearby village of Sandy provides mainline rail services to London Kings Cross. Cambridge, with its excellent shopping, leisure and cultural facilities, is also within easy reach.
Heading west out of Cambridge, follow the A603, crossing over the M11 and continuing for around 7 miles. When you reach a roundabout, take the second exit, following the sign to Sandy, onto the B1042. Continue for a mile and a half before turning right onto Larkins Road. Continue straight ahead for just over four and a half miles, into Gamlingay, and turning right onto Church Lane. Turn left onto Church Street and then take the second left onto Mill Street. The property will be on your left-hand side.
- 3 reception rooms & office/studio
- Kitchen/Breakfast room
- Pantry & Scullery/Utility
- Sun room
- 6 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms & separate WC
- Victorian outbuildings including garage, workshop & store rooms
- Superb walled gardens
This plan is for layout guidance only. Not drawn to scale unless stated. Windows and door openings are approximate. Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of the plan, please check all dimensions, shapes and compass bearings before making any decisions reliant upon them.