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13 bedroom manor house for sale

High Street, Linton

Guide Price £2,600,000

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Tenure: Freehold

The well-regarded village of Linton has a pleasing blend of period and modern properties as well as a good range of local amenities including shops, public houses, post office, primary school and village college with its own sports centre. The market town of Saffron Walden is 6 miles distant and the University City of Cambridge is 10 miles away. The mainline station of Audley End offers a commuter service of 50 minutes to London Liverpool Street and Cambridge station has direct service to Tottenham Hale and King's Cross. Access to the M11 motorway is 6 miles away at Duxford (junction 10). 


ENTRANCE PORCH with stone tiled floor, opening through to: 

RECEPTION/DINING HALL an atmospheric central living space with handsome natural parquet floor and dado rail. A notable 17th century carved oak staircase with barley-twist balusters leads to the first floor. Two gracious sash windows and large, central glazed door frame wonderful garden views. Door opens onto wide, shallow, semi-circular stone steps to garden. 

DRAWING ROOMS with handsome raised wood panelling, a natural wood floor and traditional radiators. Dual aspect with two sash windows with panelled shutters to the front aspect and a further window and shutters to garden view. The elegant central fireplace has a marble surround and hearth with a carved decorative mantle and a Clearview woodburning stove. This impressive double drawing room is divided by a large open archway. The further room has an elegant marble and decorative mantlepiece with tiled fireplace, radiator, natural wood floor, cornice and gracious full-length window, giving garden access via stone steps. 

INNER HALL serving main reception rooms: 

DINING/SITTING ROOM with considerable charm, fine wood panelling on all walls, cornices, and original serving hatch. The fireplace has a decorative wood mantle. Two traditional-style radiators. Two large sash windows with original panelled shutters overlook the front, courtyard aspect. 

STUDY/LIBRARY with bookshelves, fine fireplace with carved wood mantle, marble surround and cast-iron grate. Dado rail with panelling below. Large sash window with full-length shutters giving views onto gardens. 

REAR HALL serves the original, working part of the house with doors to kitchens, garden, cellars and utility areas. Original tiled floor, radiator, extensive coat hooks and corner cupboard. Doors to: 

UTILITY ROOM with w/c, butler's sink, full plumbing for laundry/utility facilities, three heated towel rails, tiled floor and window overlooking garden. 

CLOAKROOM with w/c. 

PARLOUR/BACK KITCHEN with tiled floor and two windows to side aspect. Extensive fitted cupboards including a butler's cupboard. Also, a butler's sink and two further stainless-steel inset sink units with cupboards beneath, and plenty of space and plumbing for utilities, dishwasher etc. Central fireplace-style recess with radiator, opens on both sides of fireplace to: 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM a large, handsome, traditional kitchen with a four-door, oil-fired Aga with warming plate and two hobs, which occupies the central original fireplace. Original stone-flagged floor and two windows to side aspect with fitted shutters and one leaded-light window to courtyard. Impressive original fitted dresser with extensive shelves, pine worktop, four drawers below and further recess for storage. Large, fitted dry-goods cupboard with shelving and doors. Door leads to a large, walk-in PANTRY, fully fitted with shelving, sash window with shutters to side aspect and a tiled floor. Also door to ENTRANCE HALL giving access to courtyard. 

STAIRS FROM REAR HALL TO BASEMENT ROOMS AND CELLARAGE These cellars served an earlier Priory on this site and have late medieval origins. Large cellar with glazed window at ground level, central chimney-breast with further area for original hypocaust with grill above, two wall-mounted gas-fired boilers. Further door leads to apple and wine storerooms with original wooden shelving. 


LONG LANDING serving bedrooms, door to attic stairs, with radiator and two tall windows giving fine garden views. 

BEDROOM 1 an impressive master bedroom with original features including wooden panelling on all walls, natural wooden floorboards and two sash windows with panelled shutters overlooking courtyard. Fine fireplace with carved decorative mantle and cast-iron fire-grate, traditional radiators and pedestal sink. 

BEDROOM 7 with dual aspect sash windows overlooking courtyard and outbuildings, with charming view of Linton church tower. Two wardrobes, pedestal wash hand basin and radiator. 

BATHROOM with bath and wall-mounted shower unit, shower screen, low level w/c, bidet and corner wash hand basin with tiled splashbacks and heated towel rail. 

BEDROOM 6 with radiator and sash window overlooking gardens and trees. 

BEDROOM 2 with pedestal wash basin, traditional radiator and sash window with fitted panelled shutters overlooking courtyard. 

BEDROOM 3 with two sash windows and panelled wooden shutters overlooking courtyard, fireplace recess with carved mantle, dado rail, pedestal wash basin and two traditional radiators. 

BEDROOM 5 with pedestal wash basin, traditional radiator and fireplace with decorative surround and cast-iron grate. Sash window with shutters overlooks gardens and evening sunset. 

REAR LANDING with storage including cupboards in recesses and glazed windows terminating each end to garden and to courtyard aspects. Large, walk-in airing cupboard, fully fitted with shelves and housing hot water cylinder. Doors to: 

SHOWER ROOM with large shower cubicle, two heated towel rails and high-level glazed windows. 

CLOAKROOM with w/c and wash hand basin and frosted sash windows to garden aspect. 

BEDROOM 4 with pedestal wash basin, fireplace with cast iron grate and decorative mantle and two windows to side aspect. 

POTENTIAL SELF-CONTAINED ANNEXE with first floor LIVING ROOM with cast-iron fire-grate and decorative mantle, cupboard to side, recess with fitted bookshelves, two tall sash windows and staircase to ATTIC ROOMS on second floor. Door off to: 

KITCHENETTE AND DINER with single-drainer steel sink unit with mixer tap, worktops to either side with space beneath for appliances, sash window to side aspect and two leaded-light windows to front aspect. 

ATTIC ROOM 1/BEDROOM 8 with windows to side aspect, door leading to: 

ATTIC ROOM 2/BEDROOM 9 with night storage heater and window to side aspect. 

ATTIC ROOM 3/BEDROOM 10 with sliding casement windows to side aspect and door leading through to: 

SHOWER ROOM with fitted shower cubical, w/c and wash hand basin. 

REAR STAIRCASE leading to floor below, and door to w/c and wash hand basin. 


LOFT ROOM 1 with sliding casement window giving elevated view of gardens, wooden floorboards, wash hand basin, airing cupboard and door to: 

LOFT ROOM 2 with sliding casement window to garden aspect, natural wooden floorboards and door to: 

LOFT ROOM 3 with glazed window to side aspect, natural wooden floorboards and door to: 

LOFT ROOM 4 with sliding casement window overlooking the gardens to rear aspect and natural wooden floorboards. 

LOFT ROOM 5 with natural wooden floorboards, sliding casement window to side aspect with elevated views towards St Mary's parish church and door to: 

LOFT ROOM 6 with sliding casement window to garden aspect. 

OUTSIDE Access from Linton High Street is through an impressive gateway with wooden gates and brick gateposts, topped by stone balls. The first courtyard area provides extensive shingle-stone parking. The imposing East façade of the house is typically Georgian, with a handsome lead-roofed entrance porch. A further gateway leads to the stable courtyard, framing views of St Mary's church. In the stable courtyard, the principal outbuilding is the brick and tiled STABLEBLOCK and COACH-HOUSE, dating to the mid-17th century, with many original features, two loose boxes, tack room and store and a cobblestone area outside. The adjacent building is a CART LODGE with original timbers and tiled roof. An aviary completes this range. On the opposite side of the courtyard a LEAN-TO OUTBUILDING with three tool sheds and a WORKSHOP adjacent. Between the buildings is an attractive grassed area with a small pond, raised vegetable beds, a greenhouse with a well-established and prolific grape vine and a sunny sitting area. Double wooden gates give access to Church Lane.

The beautiful landscaped gardens are a very special feature of this country house within a village. The garden front of the house is Queen Anne with carved heads atop the windows and terminal quoins. A very beautiful 17th century decorative shell-canopy surmounts the west-facing garden door on stone pilasters, above gracious half-circle shallow stone steps to the terrace. Low box hedging gives a formal feel. A very high brick wall ensures privacy and seclusion with climbing shrubs and roses and a beautifully-planted long herbaceous border. An attractive flint wall and shingle-stone pathway is bordered by rose pergolas and a well-stocked border with a wonderful view of the church tower beyond. There are some very fine trees including a truly magnificent London plane giving a central viewpoint, a gingko tree, fine mature yew tree, horse chestnuts, a young cedar of Lebanon and delightful box topiary. An ancient mulberry tree grows in the courtyard. The lawn extends to the River Granta, a very charming feature indeed, with a Chinese style bridge and its own small landing stage. Further ornamental gardens with ponds are surrounded by a high yew hedge and offer stunning views back across the river to the magnificent main house. Beyond, the yew hedge opens to an original grass tennis court, with a wildflower meadow around a weeping silver lime tree, duck ponds and an orchard with apple, pear, plum and fig trees, some espaliered on the warm red brick wall. Five-bar gates and post-and-rail fences divide paddocks. An arboretum includes redwoods, tulip tree, weeping ash, copper beech and monkey puzzle. There is further access into this part of the grounds through wooden gates leading to Horn Lane and gated access to Linton High Street. 


16/155 No. 64 (Linton 22.11.67 House) GV II*

Large house, originally two separate buildings. Late C17 and c.1690 with late C18 and late C19 alterations. Late C17 red brick with stone dressings, C19 red brick and late C18 gault brick, late C18 stucco to west facade. Plain tiled hipped roofs. Main building forming north-south U-plan range of two storeys with attics and cellars, linked in C19 to earlier building converted to a service wing of two storeys and attics with an original lobby entry plan facing the street. West elevation: symmetrical wings with side stacks, rusticated stone quoins, moulded wooden eaves cornice and cast iron gutter with leopard masks. Half-glazed panelled-door approached by semi circular stone steps, doorcase with stone pilasters and shell hood supported on carved brackets. Four ground floor and four first floor eighteen-paned slightly recessed hung sash windows with stone mask keystones (other keystones mark blocked windows). Four flat roofed dormer windows. East elevation; symmetrical five 'bays' faced in gault brick with stucco bands between floors and below parapet. Main entrance in closed pedimented porch with half-glazed panelled door. Four ground floor and four first floor recessed twelve-paned hung sash windows. North elevation of early C17 nouse; seven 'bays' refronted in late C19 retaining the late C17 or early C18 twelve-paned hung sash windows, a central blind window blocks the original entrance; three dormer windows with flat roofs, tall rectangular planned ridge stack. Interior: original late C17 bolection moulded panelling to two rooms. C18 chimney pieces with marble surrounds, staircase rebuilt using C18 turned balusters, barley-twist and flat balusters in attic stair, C19 room partitions. The later house was built by John Lone (d.1700) a whig lawyer. The west doorcase is said to have been introduced from Catley Park (demolished c.1770 by Edmund Keen Bishop of Ely). The house remained empty from 1851 - c.1880.

Palmer, M W The Antiquities of Linton, p13 1913 V.C.H. Vol. VI, p89 Stevens, R L Linton P.C. Pub. p36 1983 Pevsner. Buildings of England, p425 R.C.H.M. Report 1951 Cambridge Chronicle 17 Feb 1781

Listing NGR: TL5618646804 

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