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London Property South picks two more family homes within easy reach of London, one steeped in history and one of stunning contemporary design.

Penns Cottage for sale

Penns Cottage, Horsham Road, Steyning, BN44, Price Range £990,000-£1,150,000, King and Chasemore

Dating back to 1540, this stunning Grade II listed property was an original Quaker Meeting House established in 1678. Internally, there are still many unique character features throughout as well as modern and high spec additions.

Reception room Penns Cottage

Reception room of Penns Cottage

For any keen historian, the house is teaming with intrigue and history, while providing an ideal home for families or buyers looking for modern comfort within walking distance to Steyning High Street. Downstairs there is a large, stylish kitchen/breakfast room leading to a Mediterranean inspired outside eating area, a snug and separate dining room – both with original fireplaces – and the vast and impressive family room which formed the original Meeting House and has also been used as a wedding venue. There is also a downstairs bathroom and an internal courtyard.

Upstairs, there are seven bedrooms, offering scope for versatility and reconfiguration, and there is a charming family bathroom. Four of the bedrooms have stunning views over the rear garden and the surrounding area. There is a private driveway to the side of the property with electric gates and ample off-road parking.

The wraparound garden provides unique, separate areas over split levels including a lawn with summer houses, a well-stocked Koi pond with decking, a Mediterranean rock garden surrounding the high end hot tub and other garden areas which link this magnificent space together and provide impressive views of the South Downs.

House for sale Cambridge

Field Way, Cambridge, £1,200,00 Cheffins

In comparison,  this present day six bedroom house is conveniently placed for Addenbrookes Hospital and within 60 minutes of London.

The substantial and extended modern house is detached with versatile accommodation including an open plan kitchen/dining/living room. There are four bathrooms and three reception rooms, with the added benefit of a garage and driveway parking.

Reception room Cambridge house for sale

Reception room of this beautiful family home.

All told the house extends to about 2,700 square feet and is located within a prestigious south Cambridge city location.

Downstairs there is a reception hallway, a boot room and a cloakroom with a shower. The big attraction is the open plan room. The kitchen section is fitted with a generous range of storage cupboards to base and eye level with brushed stainless handles and stone working surfaces with matching upstands, inset one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, island unit with pop-up power, a pair of induction hobs with extractor fan, a range of fitted Neff ovens incorporating fan oven, microwave oven and double oven with warming drawer, plumbing and space for a dishwasher. There is also underfloor heating and bi-fold doors to the rear garden.

Outside there is a double width block paved driveway and pathway leading to front door. The front garden is mainly lawn with a gated to the rear garden, which has a generous timber deck, lawn and mature hedging and flower and shrub bedding.

 

 

 

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