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4 Bed Detached House  For Sale  High Street Spaldwick Huntingdon PE28  Cambridgeshire  SPALDWICK  Cambridgeshire  PE28  - £850,000

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The Old Chapel is a stunning four bedroom converted Baptist Chapel, located in a prominent position within the village of Spaldwick. Entry is through electric gates onto a sweeping gravel drive, which leads up to the house with a stunning hand-carved folly with stone water feature, centrally positioned in a plot of approximately 0.4 of an acre. Upon entry of this unique home, you step into an expansive living dining room with large arch windows to three aspects and a grand sweeping American Oak staircase with stunning galleried landing. To the rear of the living area, is the kitchen breakfast room, utility, and ground floor shower room. On the first floor are four double bedrooms and a well-appointed bathroom and shower room. The wrap around garden is mainly laid to lawn, and includes a charming summer house, decked seating area and patio areas.

Seller Insight

The Old Chapel is a stunning 1845 four double bedroom converted Church, located in a prominent position within the village of Spaldwick. “The Chapel had been derelict for over 20 years when we bought it 23 years ago,” says the current owner, “so we put our hearts and souls into the project of rescuing it. It was an interesting old building crying out for someone to save it!” Lovingly restored and uniquely designed to bespoke perfection, this one of a kind family home is truly impressive, from the sweeping gated driveway, right through the expansive living accommodation, and up the grand central American Oak staircase to the galleried landing and four generous bedrooms. “We have kept the character of the Old Chapel with its curved walls and arched doorways,” says the owner, “but it is now more than anything a home.”

“The house has seen various improvements during our time here,” says the owner. “It started out as an entirely open plan building, then as our four children arrived one by one, we built the ornate galleries to create the four bedroom, three bathroom home which stands today, but still retaining a feeling of openness.” Large arched windows to three aspects create a stunning impression of space and light in the vast living room, with features such as the original font, exposed arched brickwork to the walls, and tiled flooring to the dining area below the recessed planetarium in the ceiling, maintaining the feeling of grandeur and historic architectural character.

The kitchen/dining area with separate larder, houses a beautiful stone open fireplace with exposed brick built chimney, and a range of bespoke handmade cupboards and drawers with granite work tops, and a feature island with butchers block below. The open plan layout of the unique living accommodation allows both the intimacy of family life and the ease of relaxed entertaining. The lighting to the main room is remote-controlled and can be programmed to create different moods.

The superb Old Chapel building is nestled in 0.4 acres of wrap around gardens, mostly laid to lawn and complete with dedicated three patio decking and seating areas, a hand carved stone folly with cascading water feature, charming summerhouse, and parking for 10 vehicles. “We are rather proud of our 27 hanging baskets,” says the owner, “full of flowers kept vibrant by an automatic watering system. Roses and grapevines complete the cottage garden feel, edged with railway sleeper vegetable patches.” To the west and rear of the property are fabulous views over open countryside, beyond a variety of colourful mature trees and shrubs and assorted gravestones and stone walls. “The garden stretches all the way around the Chapel, so there is always somewhere to sit and enjoy the sun whatever the time of day.”

“Spaldwick itself is a vibrant village,” the owner says of the property’s location, “with the highly-regarded George pub always busy and serving good food. Local amenities such as shops and boutiques are easily accessible 4 miles away in Kimbolton, while historic Cambridge is just 30 minutes’ drive away via the A14. Huntingdon Station, only 10 minutes distant, offers regular train services to Kings Cross in just 50 minutes, meaning one can commute from the village to central London in around an hour.”

“The bespoke solid oak staircase is truly breath-taking, following an S-curve as it fans out at the bottom. Visitors are always astounded by how fantastic it is, amidst the general impression of awe the Old Chapel incites.”

“The huge main room, spanning 60 x 30 feet, is wonderfully open plan thus fantastic for entertaining.”

“The grand sweeping driveways have been resurfaced to the same specification as National Trust properties, so provide an impressive welcome to the Old Chapel and grounds.”

“We have hosted many family occasions here, clearing out the main room to use as a ballroom with 150 people dancing to a Big Band, or bringing in a 21 foot Christmas tree which just tickles the ceiling. We also had a huge marquee attached to the front of the Chapel for a 40th Birthday Party, hung with chandeliers. It was magical!”

Agent Information:

Spaldwick profits from excellent amenities, including a primary school, playgroup, service station, village green, pub with restaurant and a Church. Kimbolton is around 4 miles away, offering further amenities and the exceptional Kimbolton School. Huntingdon town is 12 minutes away, offering trains into London Kings Cross from 50 minutes, whilst Cambridge is 35 minutes away by car.

Further Information:

EPC: Exempt
Council Tax Band: F
Built: 1845
Conversion Completed: 1996

We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements have been taken as a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Please be advised that some of the particulars may be awaiting vendor approval. If you require clarification or further information on any points, please contact us, especially if you are traveling some distance to view. Fixtures and fittings other than those mentioned are to be agreed with the seller.

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