The Old Vicarage is a most impressive detached Victorian residence of significant charm and character, extending in all to about 5,575 sq. ft., incorporating leisure suite with indoor pool, sauna and gym, as well as self-contained annexe.
This fine home is located at the end of a private driveway next to the church and stands within its own generous landscaped grounds in all extending to around 1.1 acres, with detached cart lodge/workshop.
Lode is picturesque village situated some 5 miles to the north east of Cambridge and offers a range of local amenities including pub, post office and the National Trust's Anglesey Abbey. The nearby village of Bottisham offers a wider range of facilities including several shops, Village College and sports centre with swimming pool. The village is also well-placed for access to major routes providing access to regarded towns and the city of Cambridge itself. TIMBER PANELLED ENTRANCE DOOR
with fanlight above, entrance porch with carriage lamp and tiled floor. RECEPTION HALLWAY
staircase rising to the upper floors with natural timber handrail and newel post and painted spindles, access to cellar below, tiled floor and exposed timber floorboards, panelled and glazed door leading to outside. CLOAKROOM
fitted with two piece white suite, part tiled walls, coat hooks, radiator, part frosted casement window. LIVING ROOM
feature open fireplace with stone mantel surround and hearth, moulded cornicing, double panelled radiators, casement windows with shutters and twin glazed French doors with shutters leading out to the garden. DINING ROOM
feature fireplace fitted with log burning stove, stone mantel surround and hearth, tiled inserts, exposed and sealed floorboards, double panelled radiators, casement window with shutters and twin glazed French doors with shutters leading to outside. FAMILY ROOM
fireplace surround, fitted cupboards and shelving to chimney breast recesses, casement windows with shutters, exposed and sealed floorboards, radiator. KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
with bespoke oak cabinetry, brass sink with mixer tap, granite surround, chimney breast with Lacanche dual fuel cooking range with extractor, architectural radiators, tiled floor, casement windows to two aspect, panelled and glazed door leading to front courtyard and full height double glazed windows and doors to the rear leading out to the garden and hallway leading to Leisure Suite. CELLAR
tiled steps leading down to the cellar with storage cupboard, barrelled ceiling wine store with safe. UTILITY ROOM
with Potterton gas fired boiler, insulated hot water tank and slatted shelving, plumbing and space for automatic washing machine, butler style sink unit, storage cupboards and drawers, tiled walls and floor, casement window to the side. ON THE FIRST FLOOR LANDING
double panelled radiator, staircase to second floor, a pair of casement windows. BEDROOM 1
exposed and sealed floorboards, cast iron fireplace with decorative tiled slips, a pair of double panelled radiators, three casement windows, walk-in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving, exposed and sealed floorboards, casement window. ENSUITE BATHROOM
rolltop bath on ball and claw feet, low level w.c. and a pair of pedestal wash hand basins, part tiled walls, tiled floor, radiator, arch shaped casement window. BEDROOM 2
open fireplace with cast iron surround, wooden mantel, exposed and sealed floorboards, fitted wardrobe cupboard, double panelled radiator, casement windows to side and rear. ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
tiled shower cubicle with glazed sliding door, low level w.c. and wash hand basin, tiled floor, extractor fan. BEDROOM 3
fitted wardrobe cupboard to chimney breast recess, exposed and sealed floorboards, radiator, casement window. BEDROOM 4
fitted wardrobe to chimney breast recess, exposed and sealed floorboards, double panelled radiator, casement window. FAMILY BATHROOM
rolltop bath, tiled shower cubicle with glazed door, low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, heated towel rail/radiator, tiled floor and part walls, casement window. ON THE SECOND FLOOR LANDING
arch shaped casement window. BEDROOM 5
fitted shelving, double panelled radiator, arch shaped casement window. BEDROOM 6
fitted cupboard, radiator, arch shaped casement window. LEISURE SUITE COMPRISING POOL HOUSE
Gothic inspired pool house with exposed oak frame, indoor pool with motorised cover, tiled floor and surround with underfloor heating, vaulted ceiling with double glazed rooflights, leaded window with stone mullions, double glazed windows and doors, opening to garden, cupboard housing pool filtration system, gas fired boiler and irrigation system controls. Sauna, changing rooms with walk-in shower, low level w.c., tiled walls, wash hand basin and lighting, cast iron spiral staircase leading to: HOME GYM
galleried above the pool, lighting and double glazed casement windows. ORANGERY
tiled floor with underfloor heating, irrigation system, panelled and double glazed doors leading out to garden. SELF-CONTAINED ANNEXE LIVING ROOM
with fireplace, wooden mantel and surround. KITCHENETTE
with working surfaces, sink unit, oven, hob and extractor, range of fitted cupboards and drawers, radiators, wall lights, ceiling with inset downlighters, double glazed sliding door leading to outside and three sash windows to the side, cast iron spiral staircase rising to the first floor. BEDROOM/STUDY AREA
fitted cupboard with hanging rail, vaulted ceiling with inset downlighters, double glazed casement window, window and double glazed Velux rooflight. ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level dual flush w.c., tiled walls and floor, extractor fan. ADJOINING STORE
wall mounted gas fired boiler, range of storage cupboards, inter-connecting doors to pool house and annexe with twin timber doors leading out to courtyard. OUTSIDE
The property sits in its own delightful established grounds in all extending to about1.1 acres. The property is accessed at the end of its long private hedge lined driveway leading to courtyard with central garden with box hedging, timber framed cartlodge with weatherboarded elevations underneath a pitched tiled roof, parking for two vehicles as well as gardeners toilet, tool store and first floor storage space.
The gardens are a particular feature of this fine home with walled garden connecting pool house and main residence, well stocked flowering and shrub beds, box hedging and paving, outside lighting ideal for al fresco dining. The remainder of the grounds are well stocked with individual sections, enclosed by mature hedging offering a huge degree of seclusion and privacy with folly and views of the village church.