Westfield, Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire

Guide price: £2.25million

Estate agents: Bidwells (01223 559 304)

An outstanding opportunity to purchase one of the finest houses to come to the marketplace in the Cambridge area has arisen.

Best described as a ?mini country estate?, Westfield stands on around 18 acres of land, including paddocks, a field, stables, domestic offices and a separate guest suite.

The property is situated on the outskirts of the South Cambridgeshire village of Little Shelford, just 2 miles from Whittlesford railway station, which serves King?s Cross and Liverpool Street Stations, and 3 miles from the M11 motorway.

Originally the dower house to Little Shelford Manor, the property was previously owned by Thomas Bacon, the British engineer, who developed the first practical hydrogen-oxygen fuel cells. Its present owners have lived there since 1978 and undertook complete refurbishment of the property when they moved in.

On the first floor of the Victorian house is a galleried landing, off which there are five bedrooms and a sauna, as well as a family bathroom and a large main bedroom suite. Outside the gardens and grounds are mature and well-maintained.

Jock Lloyd-Jones, from handling agents Bidwells, said: ?Westfield is an excellent family home and we expect it to attract a good deal of interest as it?s certainly one of the finest in this area.?