Savills | Eltisley Road, Great Gransden, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 3AS | Property for sale
6,162 sq ft(572.47 sq m)
Guide price £1,650,000

Eltisley RoadGreat Gransden, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 3AS

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Extensive accommodation including self-contained annexe
  • Superb dual aspect drawing room and elegant library
  • Sitting room overlooking delightful rose garden
  • Impressive studio/party room
  • Five double bedrooms
  • Tennis court & Grade II listed barn
  • Stables, tack room, workshop and garage

A wonderful village house of considerable charm and character, with extensive accommodation, a range of outbuildings, tennis court and wonderful established gardens.

About this property

  • Dating from approximately 1860, Leycourt is a charming period farmhouse constructed from attractive red brick elevations under slate and pantile roofs. In 1984 the current vendor added a two storey extension to the front of the property to create a drawing room and superb principal bedroom. The work was carried out to an extremely high standard with materials sourced to ensure the extension blends seamlessly with the original building.

    The well-proportioned accommodation extends to an impressive 6,162 sq ft (572.5 sq m approximately) and offers tremendous versatility, suitable for a variety of uses and is flooded with light from large sash windows. Although the property has been beautifully maintained over the years, it provides prospective purchasers with a wonderful opportunity to acquire a substantial family home which can be reconfigured to their own particular taste and standard

    Historical Note
    Constructed with red brick foundations, timber frame and weatherboard clad elevations under a pantile roof, the barn at Leycourt is Grade II listed being of architectural or historical interest and dating from the late 18th century or early 19th century.

    Leycourt, which is set well back from the road is approached via a long, tree lined gravel driveway and through an electronically operated gate leading to the charming courtyard which is surrounded by the house and outbuildings.

    Ample parking space is available within the courtyard along with a double Car Port with 2 electric charging points and garage 15'8 x 15'7 sq ft (4.78m x 4.76m) with double timber doors, power and light, currently used as a store room. The courtyard features a variety of shrub and flower beds which include an olive tree and delightful raised rose garden.

    The remaining outbuildings comprise a workshop 20'8 x 15'2 (6.31m x 4.63m) with electric up and over door, power and light, tack room 15'5 x 8'0 (4.70m x 2.43m), four stables and Grade II listed barn 43'2 x 18'3 (13.16m x 5.56m).

    The beautifully maintained gardens and grounds are a particularly fine feature of the property. Mature trees and bushes provide a high level of privacy and there is a large area of well-maintained lawn, interspersed with a wide variety of shrubs, flower beds, bushes and trees, including small orchard. A charming paved terrace adjoins the westerly elevation and provides a delightful area for al fresco dining or relaxation while enjoying views over the gardens. To the south of the stables lies an informal area of garden containing a large shrub bed with a wide variety of flowers and plants including a plum tree. There is also a vegetable garden and greenhouse, and access to a fenced, hard surface tennis court and paddock, which enjoys un-spoilt views over open countryside

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Local information

  • • Great Gransden is an attractive and popular village situated approximately 13 miles west of Cambridge and 12 miles south east of Huntingdon.
  • • Local facilities include a primary school, post office, public house and general store together with bowls and tennis clubs. Nearby Cambridge is not only world renowned for its academic achievements, but has also become a ‘high tech' and ‘bio tech' hub with the University Research and Development Laboratories, internationally renowned Cambridge Science Park and Addenbrooke's Hospital/Biomedical Campus, which is planned to be one of the largest centres of health, science and medical research in Europe. The city also provides an attractive combination of ancient and modern buildings, colleges, winding lanes, the tree lined river Cam and extensive shopping facilities, together with an excellent choice of independent schools.
  • • Road and rail communications are good with the A428 within about 3 miles providing links with the A1 to the west and the M11 to the east and there is a mainline railway station at St Neots with services to London's King's Cross in about 40 minutes.

Additional information

  • Property Highlights
  • • Extensive accommodation extending to 6,162 sq ft (572.5 sq m) including self-contained annexe and the potential to reconfigure for a variety of uses.
  • • Superb dual aspect Drawing Room 20'3 x 14'8 (6.17m x 4.46m) accessed via double French doors, with Jetmaster wood burning open fire with decorative timber mantle, and bay window with doors leading to the terrace.
  • • Sitting Room with Italian ceramic tile flooring, wood burning stove and sash window overlooking a delightful rose garden.
  • • Elegant Library 15'9 x 14'10 (4.80m x 4.51m) with decorative cornicing, fireplace with attractive marble surround and timber mantle, shelving and window seat to one wall and full height bay window with French doors providing wonderful views of the gardens.
  • • Generous Dining Room 15'1 x 14'9 (4.60m x 4.50m) which is currently configured as a home Office.
  • • Kitchen with four oven Aga, wide range of matching wall and base cabinets, dresser, Corian work surfaces, integrated electric oven, hob, dishwasher and fridge, and central island with marble work top.
  • • Large Utility Room with wide range of storage cupboards, wine racks and spaces for free standing washing machine and tumble-dryer.
  • • Five excellent double bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms (two en suite) arranged over the first floor including a spacious dual aspect principal bedroom with built in wardrobes and en suite bath/shower room with ‘Jack and Jill' sinks, WC, bidet, bath and separate walk in shower.
  • • Impressive Studio/Party Room 34'6 x 14'7 (10.52m x 4.45m) featuring a pitched roof with exposed beams and skylights and Karndean flooring; ideal for a variety of uses including parties, exercise studio/gym, home working or additional dining space suitable for entertaining on a grand scale.
  • • Self-contained Annexe comprising Sitting Room/Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom and Utility/Boot Room which would be ideal for a dependent relative, au pair or letting opportunity
  • • Beautiful gardens and grounds comprising formal gardens, paddock and fenced hard surface tennis court
  • • Substantial Grade II listed Barn of 43'2 x 18'3 (13.16m x 5.56m) which is suitable for a variety of uses or ideal for conversion, subject to the necessary consents being obtained
  • • Excellent range of outbuildings including four Stables, Tack Room, Workshop and Garage
  • • Solar tracking system comprising two rotating photovoltaic panels to maximise electricity generation which can be stored in 4 batteries located in the workshop. A Renewable Heat Incentive is also installed at the property. Together these generate a combined tax free and index-linked income of approximately £8,500 per annum. Further information is available upon request.
  • • Two-stage air source heat pump providing heating and hot water
  • • Remotely monitored security alarm system fitted
  • • 18 beautifully restored sash windows provide a light and airy feel throughout
  • EPC Rating = E