This stunning Georgian house is located outside Cambridge and is three miles from Royston railway station – 40 minutes from Kings Cross. Sitting next to a 14th century church, the grounds could not be more picturesque. The property has seven bedrooms, of which two have en suites. The kitchen is fully-fitted and tiled with underground heating. The house comes with a separate one-bedroom cottage and period outbuildings. Within the extensive grounds are also tennis courts and swimming pool.
Contact: Bidwells on 01223 841842, www.bidwells.co.uk
THORPE AVENUE, PETERBOROUGH
This elegant five-bedroom detached property is situated in one of Peterborough’s most sought-after areas near Thorpe Park and Meadows. It’s within easy reach of Peterborough station – just under an hour to Kings Cross – and the city centre. There is also a self-contained annexe as part of the property, which has one double bedroom. The large gardens have an extensive lawned area with rose garden, vegetable garden and a summerhouse with lighting and power points – ideal for entertaining.
Contact: Cook & Ward on 01733 774444, www.cookandward.com
THE OLD SCHOOL, HIGH STREET, WEST WICKHAM
You may not want to relive your school days, but this old Victorian school is a property worth considering. The large living room has an open fireplace and the original tall arched windows have been retained. The four main double bedrooms are on the first floor and are reached by a spiral staircase. There are two further bedrooms. Gardens are to the front and back and the rear one comes with a small terrace.
Contact: Savills Cambridge on 01223 347147, www.savills.co.uk
1, THE VILLAGE, ORTON LONGUEVILLE, PETERBOROUGH
This Grade-II listed rectory just outside Peterborough is set in almost an acre of private grounds in the centre of this historic village. Set over three floors, it has eight bedrooms, of which two are en suite. The main living room looks out onto the extensive south-facing back garden. There is ample parking space in front of the property and there is also garage space for two cars.
Contact: King West Stamford on 01780 484520, www.kingwest.co.uk