London Property South picks two commuter homes within easy reach of London and the City.
Rock Road, Cambridge, £1.1m, Cheffins
This detached commuter house has recently been refurbished to the highest standard and has four bedrooms, a newly fitted kitchen and bathrooms with off-street parking.
It is located in an attractive and convenient setting on the favoured southern side of the Cambridge with a varied range of local amenities nearby including a delicatessen, pubs/restaurants, coffee shops, take-aways and a post office. Cambridge Leisure offers a multi-screen cinema, a bowling alley as well as more restaurants and numerous supermarkets.
The City Centre is nearby, as is the railway station. There is also a choice of top schools including Morley Primary School as well as a good number of private schools and Hills Road Sixth Form, locally.
The house has a cloakroom on the ground floor, plus a downstairs shower room and utility area. There is also an open-plan living/dining/kitchen room with high gloss floor tiles and zoned underfloor heating throughout.
The master bedroom and two more bedrooms are on the first floor along with the family bathroom. The fourth bedroom, with an en suite shower room, are on the second floor.
Outside a paved pathway leads to the front door with space for one car, bordered with landscaped hedges and cobblestones. A wooden gate at the side leads to the rear garden, which includes a paved patio area and lawn with flower and shrub borders, as well as a raised decking area. At the back of the garden there is a detached garage with access via a private gravelled lane.
Turnhams Gill, Furners Lane, Woodmancote, Henfield, BN5, £2,500,000, King & Chasemore
This outstanding country commuter home comes with an additional two-bedroom apartment and four acres of land. The sprawling residence sits within a highly sought-after location on the outskirts of Henfield in West Sussex with views over the surrounding countryside.
It is approached via secure electric gates, opening onto a sweeping driveway leading towards the large forecourt.
The main house has six bedrooms and has been well designed, but will also allow a buyer to add their own taste and ideas with possible remodelling opportunities. Accommodation is laid over two floors and offers ample living space on the ground floor including a grand living room with feature inglenook fireplace, a dining room, kitchen/breakfast room with separate utility, a study and a family/media room. There are also two downstairs WCs and a large reception hall.
Upstairs is the master suite with a dressing room and a large en suite bathroom. There are five more double bedrooms – two with en suites – as well as a spacious family bathroom.
On the other side of the forecourt, above the four bay garage, there is a two bedroom apartment. The block also houses two shower rooms, sauna, steam room, gym and garden room.
The grounds have been well landscaped with patio areas and a large outside swimming pool as well as a vegetable patch, children’s play area and rolling lawns.