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High Street, Chippenham, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 5PR

Guide Price Of £961,000

An important Grade II* Listed house converted from the former school dating from the Queen Anne period, with an attractive established garden, views towards St Margaret's Church and over parkland. OPEN DAY - SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER - 11am - 2pm

Reception Hall, Sitting Room, Dining/Playroom, Study, Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room, Bedroom 5/Office, Utility Room, Boot Room, Two Cloakrooms, Extensive Cellar. Galleried Landing, Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and En-Suite Bathroom, Guest Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room, Two Further Double Bedrooms and Family Bathroom. Impressive Circular Driveway with Parking for Several Cars and Large Established Gardens.

The Property
The School House is an impressive Grade II* Listed house in the sought after Cambridgeshire village of Chippenham with an attractive established garden backing on to parkland. Believed to date back to the late 17th Century, the property was re-built
in 1708 as the village school by Lord Orford, with medieval limestone and clunch foundations and basement walls. Dating from the Queen Anne period, with a symmetrical fa ade the property has local buff and red brick elevations under a hipped
slate and peg tiled roof. Converted to a house in the 1970's the property was sympathetically renovated and extended in 2001. The current owners have also carried out extensive works including re-roofing the main section of the building. The property has oil fired central heating and alarm system. Approaching 3,510 sq ft in all this unique family home retains a wealth of attractive features including notable round headed
and sash windows, high ceilings, decorative cornicing, picture rails and an open fireplace to the sitting room.

Particular features of this fine and well proportioned house are the welcoming reception hall, generously sized reception rooms and wood burning stove to the sitting room, spacious playroom/dining room and wonderful 23ft kitchen/breakfast room with Aga and underfloor heating. The mezzanine floor above the sitting room leads to the large attic space, which provides further
potential. The property has five bedrooms, three bath/shower rooms (two en-suite), two cloakrooms, a useful utility and boot room and extensive cellar with wall inscriptions from the school children. Furthermore the cellar is thought to be the foundations and basement walls to the Knights Hospitallers Perceptory.

Outside
The School House is approached through a pair of cast iron gates leading to a sweeping driveway providing turning and parking for several vehicles, access to the house and garden. A row of pollarded lime trees front the property, which is enclosed by
cast iron railings and a clunch and brick wall. There are well maintained lawns, a circular flower and shrub bed, box hedging and stone steps up to the substantial panelled front door, where there is outside lighting. There are two garden stores to the side of the property and wooden pedestrian gates to both sides of the house lead to the
rear garden. The attractive established garden enjoys views over parkland and is enclosed by a brick wall and post and rail fencing.

Offering a high degree of privacy, the garden is laid to lawn with specimen trees, well stocked flower and shrub beds, gravel paths, greenhouse and garden shed. A large raised paved terrace adjoins the rear of the house with steps down to the lawn and there is outside lighting and water taps.

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01638 662231

newmarket@jackson-stops.co.uk

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