5 bedroom detached house for saleHigh Ditch Road, Fen Ditton, Cambridge
This stunning 17th Century Manor House is approached via timber gates, which lead to a large cobbled courtyard providing extensive parking. This in turn leads to the large open bay cart lodge and double garage with large adjoining workshop and 30'7" studio/playroom above.
The house, believed to date back to 1625, is Grade II Listed and has been the subject of sensitive restoration over the years. The spacious and versatile accommodation in some detail comprises: entrance hall with tiled flooring and exposed brick walling, drawing room with original tiled floor and fireplace with hand painted Dutch decorative tiling, the original hand carved staircase leads to the first floor and there is part wood panelling and exposed beams. A small lobby off the drawing room has a door to the cellar, which has an access door from the garden. The garden room has a part-glazed door overlooking the rear garden. The sitting room has full wood panelling to the walls, which is believed to date from around 1730. There is an attractive brick fireplace with inset woodburner, views to three aspects including double doors to the garden, stripped wood flooring and attractive converted gas lamps.
The dining room has an impressive exposed brick Inglenook fireplace and there is a hand carved Dutch dresser believed to date to 1670 with a Victorian top, wall safe, numerous exposed beams and there is a door to the second cellar. The study is a lovely bright room with a bay window to the side aspect overlooking the courtyard, stripped wood flooring, a fitted cupboard and second staircase to the first floor. A further lobby has a door to outside, brick flooring and door to the boot room. The kitchen has brick flooring and is fitted with a range of handcrafted units with Oak and Granite worksurfaces and a Range style cooker. The useful utility area has a Butler sink, Oak worksurfaces and pantry. The breakfast room has a mono pitched ceiling with exposed beams and double doors which lead on to the Yorkstone terrace at the rear of the house. An inner hallway, with cloakroom and WC off, leads to the family room with stable door to the garden, attractive Herringbone flooring and dual aspect windows.
The staircase from the study leads to the master bedroom suite, which is most impressive, with heavily timbered vaulted ceiling, large en suite dressing room with extensive fitted cupboards and en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower over and WC. There are four further bedrooms, accessed via the staircase in the drawing room, bedroom two has the benefit of an adjoining nursery/playroom with vaulted ceiling and bedroom three is L-shaped and accessed via bedroom two, or the master bedroom. Bedroom five has a concealed staircase to two large loft storage rooms.
The gardens, to the front of the house, are enclosed by walling. Gated access leads via the cobbled courtyard to the formal garden, which has been landscaped and is well groomed, with decorative box hedging, shale pathways, two-tier ornamental pond and Yorkstone terrace. The remainder of the gardens are extensive and laid predominantly to lawn, with a variety of mature shrubs, plants and trees, enclosed by fencing. There is an attractive side garden with steps down and door to the cellar, brick log store and shed, gated access to the front of the house.
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