5 bedroom detached house for sale

WARBOYS, Cambridgeshire

£1,300,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful Period Residence
  • Excellent access to London & Cambridge
  • Five Double Bedrooms
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Magnificent Dining Room
  • Grand Reception Hall
  • Original Features
  • Detached Converted Barn
  • Self Contained Flat
  • Offices

Full description

A stunning example of a period Manor House within easy reach of Cambridge and London, including a beautiful residence and gardens, listed barn with an annexe and offices (currently rented out producing an income) and an adjoining garaging/store. The property boasts period features throughout and includes a hand carved Jacobean staircase, exposed beams and a magnificent inglenook fireplace in the dining hall. The property and gardens command wonderful views over the village church, open paddocks and fields. The main house comprises five reception rooms, a reception hall, kitchen and five bedrooms served by an en suite and family bathroom. The barn offers a wealth of opportunity and uses, it is currently a one bedroom self contained flat, office space, garaging and stores.

Perfectly framed by the glorious Cambridgeshire countryside is the thriving and award winning village of Warboys, and just next door to the beautiful church is The Manor House, a mid 15th-century house which was originally built for the Abbot of Ramsey. Sir John Leman purchased the property from the Cromwell family in 1622 and he went on to extend it substantially. It has remained essentially unchanged ever since.

Before purchasing their home the owners had led a life associated with the Royal Navy. They then needed to live near Cambridge and be able to travel into London and to Coventry regularly, so good links were of upmost importance. It was also necessary to have a large family home to accommodate themselves and their four children. When they saw The Manor House they immediately fell in love with it. It met all the criteria. It had recently been completely renovated, so all they needed to do was to add a few finishing touches.

The house has large, impressive rooms, but although it is a big house it still has great warmth which is enhanced by the many beautiful period features. One of the most striking of these is the beautiful hand-carved Jacobean staircase, which was installed by Sir John Leman and is reputed to be the oldest in Huntingdon.

The grounds are also stunning, say the owners, and the gardens are split equally between the front and the back of the house. We have four lawns, which we have enjoyed for family sports and games. One lawn was formally a kitchen garden. Last year there was a reception for 400 people when we hosted a full Royal Marine band which performed on the front lawn. There was a marquee at the back of the house; it was a truly memorable day.

Each of the rooms is beautiful and they all have their own attributes, but one of the most dramatic is the formal dining room. The owners anticipated that they would have to host a number of formal events during their time at the Manor House and the dining room with its generous proportions and beautiful features has, over the years, provided the perfect backdrop to many wonderful occasions.

The house is situated on the edge of the village and enjoys wonderful views of the church, neighbouring paddocks and fields. The house is in a convenient location for schools with excellent road and rail links. The area also has excellent essential services.

To the north of the main house is a 16th century brick barn, which has been faithfully restored. The building has been converted to provide a self-contained apartment, and a large open social area with offices. These are able to be let out if preferred.

This is an outward looking house, says the owner, and so I think it is the views that we shall miss the most, but also the space and the ability to entertain the wider family. We have had some wonderful times here and well be sad to go.

Georgian Door With Window Above To: -

Entrance Hall - 6m x 3.7m (19'8" x 12'1" ) - Original quarry tiled floor. Beautiful hand carved 17th century return staircase to first floor landing with arch leaded light window with original window shutters. Exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Two radiators.

Sitting Room - 4.6m x 4.3m (15'1" x 14'1") - Sash windows to front and side aspects with original shutters. Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, brick hearth and timber Bressumer over. Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Two radiators.

Study - 5.2m x 3.3m (17'0" x 10'9") - Sash windows to front and side aspects. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Bespoke fitted furniture including cupboards, bookshelves and wall panelling. Cast iron fireplace with brick hearth and timber mantle surround with inset tiling. Herringbone solid wood floor. Radiator.

Drawing Room - 5.2m x 5m (17'0" x 16'4") - Two sash windows to side aspect with original shutters. Exposed floorboards. Open fireplace with stone hearth and timber mantle surround. Two radiators.

Magnificent Dining Room - 6m x 5m (19'8" x 16'4" ) - French doors with sash windows to side aspect. Solid door to other side aspect. Large inglenook fireplace with timber bressumer, tiled hearth and feature lighting. Original quarry tiled floor. Exposed brickwork. Exposed timbers to walls and ceiling. Two radiators.

Inner Hall - Door to cupboard housing floor mounted boiler. Multi pane window and door to rear aspect. Quarry tiled floor. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.

Laundry Room / Larder - Multi pane window to front aspect. Brick arches, formerly used for dairy products, with tiled work surfaces. Shelving. Original quarry tiled floor. Solid wood work surface with Butler sink and work surface cut drainer. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer.

Shower Room - Window to side aspect. Fully tiled. Fitted with a three piece suite comprising low level WC with hand wash basin and tiled shower cubicle. Recessed ceiling lights.

Kitchen Breakfast Room - 5.8m x 4.8m (19'0" x 15'8") - Multi pane windows to front and both side aspects. Original quarry tiled floor. Base and wall mounted hand-made units with granite worksurfaces. Solid fuel Aga with extractor and timber bressumer over. Butler sink with work surface cut drainer. Plate rack. Integral larder style fridge/freezer. Double oven and five ring hob. Water softener, two further freezers under work surface, space and plumbing for dishwasher. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Door and stairs to bedroom four. Radiator.

Boot Room - Door to side aspect. Door to rear staircase. Exposed brick wall.

Morning Room - 4.8m x 3.7m (15'8" x 12'1") - Multi pane window to side aspect. French doors and sash windows to side aspect. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Radiator.

First Floor Landing - 6m x 3.7m (19'8" x 12'1") - Extends for almost the whole length of house. Arch sash window to front elevation. Part vaulted ceiling. Two windows to side elevations. Doors to airing cupboard. Three radiators.

Master Bedroom - 5.3m x 5m (17'4" x 16'4") - Two sash windows to side elevation. Feature fireplace with cast iron fireplace and timber surround mantle. Two double fitted wardrobes. Radiator.

Bedroom Two - 4.7m x 4.4m (15'5" x 14'5") - Sash window to front elevation. Exposed timbers to walls. Brick fireplace with timber bressumer. Radiator.

Bedroom Three - 5.2m x 3.3m (17'0" x 10'9") - Sash window to front and side elevations. Door to large store cupboard. Radiator.

Family Bathroom - Windows to side and rear elevation. Four piece suite comprising low level WC, bidet, pedestal hand wash basin and corner Jacuzzi bath. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.

Bedroom Four - 4.9m x 4.4m (16'0" x 14'5") - Two multi pane windows to side elevations. Double fitted wardrobe. One radiator. Door to:-

Jack & Jill En Suite - Multi pane windows to side and rear elevations. Four piece suite comprising low level WC, bidet, bath and pedestal hand wash basin. Tiling to wall. Radiator. Door to bedroom five.

Bedroom Five - 5.8m x 4.8m (19'0" x 15'8") - Multi pane windows to both sides and front elevations. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Rear staircase to kitchen. Two radiators.

Outside - Brick pillared iron gates with lanterns open onto a long gravel drive two-vehicles wide, bordered by lawns and mature fruit trees. Access to a double garage with power and light connected and two gardeners stores with lighting. Parking area in courtyard for over 30 cars and outside water tap. The main garden comprises a large block paved terrace area with outside lighting and second tap. There are three large main lawns, two bordered by mature and well stocked beds leading to a Ha-ha with views of the open paddocks beyond. Pond. Gravel paths. Mature trees. Full floodlighting to external walls of house and barn.

Barn - The barn has been fully converted into superb accommodation and currently produces an income from the leasing of the first floor offices. It offers a wealth of opportunity including further accommodation, business use, recreation/gym space, staff quarters or granny flat. External door to hall, boiler room, two stores and office/gardeners toilet. Solid door to:

Entrance Hall - Full height glazing to rear aspect. Door to self-contained flat. Stairs up to:

Conference/Recreation Area - 10.8m x 5.9m (35'5" x 19'4") - Two windows to rear and front elevations. Window to side elevation. Exposed timbers and vaulted ceiling with flood-lighting. Three radiators. Three recessed floor power points.

Office One - 3.7m x 2.1m (12'1" x 6'10") - Window to rear elevation. Vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers. Radiators.

Office Two - 3.8m x 3.7m (12'5" x 12'1") - Windows to side and front elevations. Vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers. Two radiators.

Ground Floor Self Contained Flat: -

Entrance Hall - Quarry tiled floor. Exposed timbers to walls and ceilings.

Sitting Room - 5.7m x 3.6m (18'8" x 11'9") - Windows to front, rear and both side aspects. Exposed beams to ceiling. Two radiators.

Kitchen - 3.2m x 2.7m (10'5" x 8'10") - Solid door and window to front aspect. Quarry tiled floor. Base and wall mounted units. Stainless steel sink with drainer. Space for fridge freezer and cooker. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Radiator.

Cloakroom - Window to rear aspect. Two piece suite comprising low level WC and hand wash basin. Tiled floor. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator. Coat hooks.

Bedroom - 3.6m x 3.2m (11'9" x 10'5") - Window to front aspect. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Radiator.

Bathroom - Three piece suite comprising low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin and bath with tiled surround and hand held shower attachment. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator.

Agents Notes - Property dates back to 1450.
Main house and Church wall are Grade II* Listed.
Barn is Grade II Listed.
Front garden is protected area
House, barn and adjacent church are in a conservation area
Two oil fired boilers (gas available in area).
Council Tax Bands: Main house: F. Annexe: A.
Huntingdonshire District Council.


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