Grange is exceptional

Stapleford ANL-140828-150602001
Stapleford ANL-140828-150602001

Stapleford Grange standing in just over four acres of grounds is an fineexample of an impressive Edwardian period country house.

Originally built in 1921 for the Whiterod family who farmed extensively in the immediate area the site for building was specifically chosen due to its commanding elevated position with breathtaking panoramic views of the River Granta on the edge of the Gog Magog Hills and an area of beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside.

During the ownership of the current vendor, comprehensive refurbishment and restoration has been carefully undertaken to retain and enhance the architectural integrity of the house, including the construction of a large

mahogany conservatory. The house was also completely rewired and re-plumbed in 1991 and benefits from gas central heating to all rooms.

The principal rooms enjoy fine, period architectural features, including an impressive Carrera marble fireplace in the drawing room, high ceilings and excellent natural light with exceptional far reaching views over the gardens to the countryside beyond.

The kitchen has an extensive range of units, Miele appliances and an impressive marble floor, which is well positioned for the dining room. Overall, the accommodation has an attractive spacious quality, ideal for entertaining in the well appointed reception rooms.

There is a burglar alarm and fire alarm system along with a purpose converted alarmed strong room.

Stapleford Grange is constructed of red brick elevations under a slate roof with the front elevations under a slate roof, with the front elevation boasting finely balanced proportions and faces south-west. The exceptional oak double doors with an intricate display of beautiful stained glass panes, which the current owner has had expertly copied for the conservatory’s 24 fanlights, creating and enhancing the attractive and original features of the house.

It is approached through wrought iron gates with large ornamental brick pillars, leading to a delightful carriage drive to the front of the house, which continues round to the rear.

The property stands in attractive mature gardens. To the rear of the house is a York stone terrace and beyond is a fine substantial detached outbuilding in matching red brick and slate construction with a double garage, single garage, workshop, log store and machinery store, formally a loose box with stable door and brick floor. Within the grounds is a separate wine cellar with power connected and a greenhouse with power and water supply.