Temple Farmhouse is a delightful detached period former farmhouse with spacious and versatile accommodation over two floors. Grade II listed as being of historical and architectural interest, the English Heritage listing suggests late medieval origins, re-built in the late 16th Century and early 17th Century with 18th/19th/20th Century alterations and additions.
Principally of rendered elevations beneath a tiled roof with a variety of fenestrations including sliding sash windows and delightful bay windows at either end of the drawing room, this property really needs to be seen to be appreciated.
Approaching the house from the pretty canopied porch, there is a brick recess beside the part-glazed entrance door leading to the reception hall with exposed timber flooring, charming display alcove, principal staircase to first floor and the rear hall which has a door to the rear garden. To the left is the drawing room, a wonderfully light and spacious room with bay windows to both front and rear, stone fireplace, display alcove and exposed timber flooring. To the right of the hall is a charming study with exposed timbers and ornate timber panelling. The inner hall leads to the cloaks/shower room, a large store and sitting room adjoining the kitchen - this is particularly cosy in the winter with an inglenook fireplace and substantial exposed timbers. The triple aspect kitchen breakfast room has a butler sink, range of base units, shelved pantry and oil fired Rayburn. Beyond is the conservatory enjoying views of the garden. To the far end of the house is a garden/boot room with side access and a spiral staircase to the studio above.
On the first floor there are 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (together with the studio) with second staircase access as previously mentioned.
The grounds are an absolute delight, the property is set well back from the lane and is approached through a gated entrance via a long sweeping driveway. To the front and side of the house is a gravelled area with access to a range of weather-boarded outbuildings comprising double garage, workshop and art studio/games room. In addition there are two former stables and feed store and a second gated entrance to Temple Close.
The gardens are a superb feature of the property with a mix of formal and informal areas combining to create a very special setting. There are a wide variety of mature trees and established hedging to the boundaries providing an unexpected high level of privacy and seclusion. Principally lawned, there are gravelled pathways and deep, well stocked shrub beds, a kitchen garden enclosed by box hedging and large greenhouse. There are a variety of wooded areas and extensive frontage to the River Cam over which there is a bridge leading to a further grass and wooded area.
In all 3.6 acres.
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