A truly stunning circa 17th Century Grade II listed property, although records date back to at least 1417c when the notable architect / mason John Mepsale lived here and, although the majority of the building now is 17th century, there are probably still a few fragments of his tenure left in the structure. Versatile accommodation, currently residential but with a rich history of other uses including three apartments, a gallery and office which lies in a central position opposite St. Mary's Church & Oliver Cromwell House on the corner of Downham Road in this highly sought after location.
ELY Home to a world famous 900 year old Cathedral, the historic city of ELY lies on the river Great Ouse probably no more than 15 miles from the City of Cambridge. There are a very good range of shopping facilities within the centre itself including a market which takes place on both Thursdays and Saturdays. A comprehensive range of local schooling is available. The area boasts a number of sporting facilities including an 18 hole golf course, indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and squash club whilst socially there are an excellent variety of pubs and restaurants, including the new Ely Leisure Village anchored by a 6 screen Cineworld with family restaurants and take-aways. There are also the most wonderful countryside walks the Fen has to offer. Ely is unsurprisingly very popular with commuters due to its excellent road and rail links. The A10 links the two cities from which links to the A14 and M11 provide routes to London (70 miles) and the rest of the country. From Ely's mainline rail station Cambridge can be reached in approximately 17 minutes with London beyond (Kings Cross / Liverpool Street) which can be accessed within 1 hour 15 minutes.
GROUND FLOOR Curved double entrance door through to:-
ENTRANCE VESTIBULE with quarry tiled hearth and double doors through to:-
THE GALLERY / PRINCIPLE RECEPTION ROOM 28' 8" x 14' 8" (8.75m x 4.49m) Dual aspect room with window to side and two windows to front. Stripped floorboards, downlighters, exposed timbers, storage cupboards door to Inner Hall, opening and exposed brick steps to:-
RECEPTION ROOM TWO/UPPER GALLERY AREA 21' 11" x 8' 2" (6.7m x 2.5m) with double doors to the Courtyard, stripped floorboards, roof lights. Designer made and hand crafted steel gates to give added security.
INNER HALL with door to Courtyard, staircase rising to first floor. Door to Ground Floor Apartment.
GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT
ENTRANCE HALL with entrance door to Downham Road.
BED/SITTING ROOM 14' 9" x 13' 10" (4.5m x 4.22m) Dual aspect room with two windows towards Downham Road and one towards the Courtyard, wood effect flooring, door to Inner Hall, storage cupboard, attractive inglenook fireplace with exposed brick, raised stone hearth and exposed timber mantle, through to:-
KITCHEN 15' 10" x 11' 5" (4.84m x 3.5m) with double doors to the Courtyard, wood effect flooring, radiator, a range of matching wall and base units, inset stainless steel single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, plumbing for washing machine, door to:-
CLOAKROOM with full tiling to three walls, white suite comprising wash hand basin, WC and plumbing for shower unit.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING with door to Apartment B.
STUDY/BEDROOM 13' 4" x 11' 1" (4.08m x 3.38m)
BEDROOM 13' 1" to chimney breast x 10' 2" (4.00m x 3.12m) with sash window to front having wonderful views towards St Mary's Church & the Cathedral, radiator, attractive feature cast iron fireplace.
BATHROOM with two windows. Suite in white comprising roll top bath sat on claw and ball feet with mixer tap and shower attachment, separate enclosed shower, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator/towel rail, extractor fan.
FIRST FLOOR SITTING ROOM 16' 4" x 15' 7" (5.00m x 4.77m) Dual aspect room with attractive fireplace and inset electric stove effect fire sat on a tiled hearth, exposed brick edges and timber mantle. Radiator. Door and step up to:
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 13' 3" x 9' 10" (4.04m x 3.00m) with two windows to side. Range of matching wall and base units, inset stainless steel single drainer sink unit with tiled splashbacks, cooker recess with stainless steel extractor hood over, plumbing for dishwasher, wall mounted gas boiler serving the central heating and hot water systems. Radiator. Door to:-
REAR LANDING with steps down to the private access and entrance door from Downham Road.
SECOND FLOOR LANDING leading to Apartment C.
BED/SITTING ROOM 21' 8" x 10' 1" (6.62m x 3.08m) with two roof light windows, built-in storage area and cupboard.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 7' 8" extending to 13'7" x 8' 7" (2.36m extending to 4.15 x 2.64m) with base units, inset stainless steel single drainer sink unit, recess for larder fridge and cooker. Breakfast bar / desk, radiator, wood effect flooring, door to:-
SHOWER ROOM with tiled shower cubicle, WC and corner wash hand basin with tiled splashbacks. Exposed timber and brickwork features.
EXTERIOR To the rear of the property is a delightful Courtyard Garden with a gate leading to a parking space, approximately 16' 9" x 9' 7" (5.11m x 2.93m), with door and double gates onto Downham Road.
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