Risbygate was built in 1936/37, in a neo Georgian style, originally designed by the Air Ministry architect Mr A Bulloch, in a style heavily influenced by Sir Edwin Lutyens. It is Grade II Listed. Risbygate is a substantial family house of red brick elevations in Flemish bond with substantial chimey stacks and twelve paned sash windows to the main elevation which have recently been re-sprayed.
The property has been heavily updated and improved by the present owners to a very high standard and offers excellent, spacious accommodation including a large kitchen/breakfast room designed and installed by Cambridge Kitchens and Bathrooms which comprises two Bosch ovens, Bosch induction hob with extractor fan, integrated Bosch dishwasher and washing machine, a Capel wine fridge, breakfast bar, underfloor heating and direct access to the large family room with a Chesneys multi-fuel woodburner, and conservatory. There is a spacious dining room and a large living room, both benefitting from an open fireplace. Completing the ground floor accommodation is the cloakroom with WC, wash-hand basin and understair storage cupboard.
On the first floor are four large bedrooms, bedrooms 2 and 3 benefitting from built-in wardrobes. The master bedroom has an en suite with Aqualisa remote controlled shower, Duravit sanitary wear and underfloor heating. There is also a large family bathroom, which has been recently refitted with Porcelanosa tiles, Villeroy & Boch sanitary wear and underfloor heating.
Outside the property is a detached annexe with a large games room to the ground floor and home office/studio to the first floor.
The gardens and grounds extend to approximately 0.3 acres. To the front of the property is a wide gravelled parking area for several cars, mature flower and shrub borders, the annexe and a timber shed, surrounded by fence and hedge boundaries. To the rear there is a magnificent south-facing garden laid mainly to lawn with mature shrubs and plants and a summer house. The property benefits from a large terrace adjacent to the conservatory which leads to a raised patio with swimming pool and raised decked seating area.
Ledo Road is part of the domestic site of the former RAF Duxford, now the Imperial War Museum. Duxford is a picturesque village established around the churches of St Peter's and St John's, set in some of the finest South Cambridgeshire countryside. It has become an important and growing community with the advantage of an excellent range of local facilities. A primary school serves the area and a regular bus route runs to Saffron Walden and the University City of Cambridge. In addition, the nearby village of Sawston includes a highly regarded village college, banks, two supermarkets and recreational facilities. Renowned for the Imperial War Museum, to which residents are eligible for free access, Duxford has become a desirable locality for the commuter with the M11 junction and Whittlesford Parkway railway station both just over a mile away. The latter offers a convenient and regular service to London Liverpool Street. Royston is a short drive away and has a fast rail service to London Kings Cross.