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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Yelling, Cambridgeshire, PE19

Sold STC £2,150,000

Property Description

Key features

  • An extremely handsome Grade II listed family residence
  • offering a wealth of character and charm throughout
  • Set in the heart of the village in a secluded location
  • Welcoming reception hall with delightful staircase
  • 5475 sqft of accommodation set out over three floors to include
  • Open plan fitted breakfast kitchen with family area
  • Four principal reception rooms
  • Eight bedrooms with three en-suite
  • Possible detached annexe / home office
  • Well stocked grounds of 2.6 acres plus tennis court.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Old Rectory is an extremely handsome Grade II Listed period property of two principal styles. The original house dates from the early part of the 18th Century and there is a later mellow yellow brick Victorian addition which internally connects seamlessly with the original dwelling.

There are a wide variety of period features throughout the property - cornicing, deep architraves and skirting, panelled doors, open fireplaces, sash windows - and the high ceilinged principal rooms are light, spacious and well-proportioned.

As you step out of the car you are immediately taken aback at just how quiet it is. Walking across the gravel driveway towards the large wooden door, there is little indication as to what lies beyond. 

GROUND FLOOR As you enter the property, the impressive front door, with moulded stone architrave and rounded head fanlight, leads you into the stunning RECEPTION HALL with high ceiling, original oak flooring and a grand sweeping staircase with ornate cast iron balustrade, all of which helps accentuate a warm homely feel.

The DRAWING ROOM is an elegant living space with a magnificent high ceiling, which is enhanced by the detailed mouldings. An imposing fireplace, complete with the original servant's bell pulls on either side, creates a perfect focal point in this splendid room. The three handsome sash windows, each with original shutters, transform the room into a light filled oasis of peace and tranquility. The oak flooring continues through from the reception hall creating a natural flow.

The DINING ROOM provides a large entertaining space with three deep window seats creating a relaxed feel to the room. Original features include window shutters, deep architraves and skirting and granite fireplace.

The spacious KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM - the hub of the home - provides a wonderful central living area. A comprehensive range of painted solid wood base and eye level storage units with matching drawers and extensive work surfaces, together with a built-in double oven, hob and 4 oven Aga provides all the necessary components for a large family kitchen. A built-in corner seating area provides an ideal space for relaxed family meals.

The FAMILY ROOM / SNUG is conveniently located close to the kitchen. Deep sash windows, again with original shutters, provide lovely views of the garden. The stunning fireplace, complete with the original servant's bell pull, creates a wonderful focal point.

An INNER HALLWAY with a maid's staircase to the first floor provides access to a walk-in pantry / utility room with Belfast sink and built-in cupboard. The original servant's bells are mounted on the wall in the inner hallway.

Access to the property via the courtyard and back door leads straight into the BOOT ROOM. This provides an excellent space to store shoes, boots and coats and also provides access to the downstairs CLOAKROOM.

The HOME OFFICE / STUDY is a good-sized room leading off the reception hall. It has a dual aspect with lovely views of the garden and an external door leading into the courtyard. 

FIRST FLOOR Walking up the sweeping staircase, the split-level landing gives access to all rooms.

The top tier landing is an excellent size and is currently being used as a charming LIBRARY with a range of fitted book shelving. The area is framed with a large sash window overlooking the front garden with a door leading through to the master bedroom suite.

The magnificent MASTER BEDROOM SUITE enjoys a dual aspect, commanding wonderful views of the garden. An extensive range of fitted wardrobes provides all the storage space you would expect to find in the master suite. The EN-SUITE BATHROOM is 'Jack and Jill' to the landing which allows it to be used as a second family bathroom. It is fitted with a Whirlpool bath, double wash basins with granite surround, stone flooring with under floor heating, large shower and WC.

The GUEST BEDROOM SUITE provides a wonderfully tranquil space for visitors with a dual aspect, large fitted wardrobes and EN-SUITE BATHROOM.

There are three further BEDROOMS all with fitted wardrobes and a FAMILY BATHROOM. 

SECOND FLOOR From the first floor landing a staircase leads up to the converted attic space which provides an excellent additional living area. This area could be used as a separate annexe consisting of three rooms (two of which are interconnecting) and a 'Jack and Jill' bathroom.  


OUTBUILDINGS Across the courtyard at the rear of the house is a range of outbuildings which include a laundry room / studio, boiler room, gardener's cloakroom and a log store.

The LAUNDRY ROOM / STUDIO is a wonderful space that could be adapted to suit a multitude of purposes. The reclaimed brick floor provides a practical space whilst retaining the character of this unique building. Hand painted, bespoke fitted units and a Belfast sink create stunning facilities for the less glamorous, but essential chores. There is ample space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and other appliances. Glazed double doors, with original shutters lead to the rear garden, stable block and garaging.

The BOILER ROOM houses three modern oil fired boilers. Boilers one and two operate the central heating and hot water for the main house, whilst boiler number three is responsible for the heating and hot water supplied to the outbuildings.

The gardener's cloakroom is an extremely useful feature, complete with running hot water and heating.

There are two store rooms located at either end of this block of outbuildings. One is currently being used to store logs for the open fires in the house and the other provides convenient storage space.

The STABLE BLOCK is a wonderful old building with immense character and stunning views towards Holy Cross Church. It comprises original built-in loose boxes with herringbone brick floors, a hayloft and separate tack room, a double garage with electric up and over door, power and plumbing. Planning and listed building consent was previously granted for the conversion of the former coach house into a two-bedroom cottage, annexe or home office (this has now lapsed).  

GARDENS The property is approached over a pea shingled drive which bifurcates and wraps itself around the whole property. There are delightful, mature sloping gardens adjacent to and beyond the front drive incorporating a large mature Lebanese Cedar tree, a fenced natural pond, rear secluded dining terrace and a wired, full size, hard tennis court.

The Old Rectory and its lovely garden provide a haven of peace and tranquility extending to 2.6 acres. With a variety of mature trees and shrubs, the garden is a wonderfully safe environment for local wild life such as muntjac deer, pheasant, moorhen and woodpeckers. 

ABOUT THE AREA Yelling is a quiet rural village in undulating countryside between the high-tech University City of Cambridge and the riverside market town of St Neots. The Old Rectory commands an enviable position in the heart of the village adjacent to the church. The property is set back from the High Street in a private elevated location with views of the surrounding countryside.

The Village enjoys ready access on the A428, the Cambridge to St Neots road, which in turn connects to the A1 in the west, the A14 to the east and onto the M11, M1 and M6. The mainline station at St Neots (6 miles) provides a regular service to London King's Cross, with trains taking as little as 35 minutes. The A428 provides excellent access into Cambridge in approximately twenty minutes.

Local facilities are available in St Neots, including a variety of everyday supermarkets including Waitrose, Tesco and Marks & Spencer's Simply Food. Other facilities include banks, a weekly market, a mix of cafes, coffee shops, pubs, restaurants, Cineworld cinema and ten pin bowling. The river Great Ouse flows through St Neots town centre with riverside walks and public moorings.

There are renowned schools in the area including a full range of independent schools in both Cambridge and Bedford, together with other local schools including Newton Primary School in nearby Eltisely.

Viewing arrangement is by appointment only. Please contact in the first instance Gavin Human, Director. Telephone or Text to 07809 339329 during or after office hours. Email or Cambridge Office 01223 363700.

Thinking of selling? If you are thinking of selling and have yet to put your house on the market, we would welcome the opportunity to offer you a free, without obligation valuation. With over 25 years of estate agency experience Gavin Human has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with you, ensuring you receive accurate advice on pricing and how best to market your home to the widest possible audience. 


St Neots 4.0 miles  

Huntingdon 5.8 miles  

Sandy 11 miles  


Pendragon Community Primary School 1.5 miles  

The Newton Community Primary School 2.1 miles  

Great Paxton CofE School 3.0 miles  


Cambourne Village College 3.7 miles  

Longsands Academy 4.2 miles  

Emulf Academy 5.3 miles *Distances are approximate and are to be used only as a guide. 


Huntingdon District Council  


Band G  


LPG fired Aga Oil fired central heating to radiators 

Mains water & drainage  

Mains sewage  

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
13 March 2017


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