High Street, Great Eversden, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 1HW | Property for sale | Savills
6,191 sq ft(575.16 sq m)
Guide price £3,000,000

High StreetGreat Eversden, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 1HW

    Key features

    • Fine period home surrounded by its own landholding
    • Spacious and versatile accommodation including stunning stone-flagged reception hall
    • Aga Kitchen/breakfast room
    • Secondary accommodation
    • Range of outbuildings
    • Former stables/potential home office
    • Mature gardens, outdoor pool
    • Fenced pasture land, small copses
    • In all 29.1 acres

    A beautifully situated Grade II* listed moated Manor House standing in about 29.15 acres

    About this property

    • Manor Farm is delightfully situated on the outskirts of the sought-after village of Gt Eversden. This substantial moated Manor House is surrounded by its own landholding and is a fine yet comfortable period home set away from public roads with a range of interesting outbuildings. It is Grade II* Listed, because it is a particularly important building of more than special interest, and it is understood to have 16th century origins, with 18th century extensions. Of timber framed, plaster rendered elevations beneath tiled roofs (with two substantial ridge stacks, one shafted) the property is in an 'H-plan' design with a symmetrical façade having a modillioned cornice and central entrance door with classical pediment.

      This really special home offers considerable charm with a selection of well-proportioned, elegant rooms, predominantly over two floors. The accommodation extends to approximately 7,027 sq ft and flows from the wonderful stone-flagged reception hall (with black setts at the corners) with a substantial fireplace fitted with a woodburner.

      To the right of the hall as you enter is the elegant, double aspect drawing room with study/snug off to the rear and to the left is the inner hall and formal dining room/additional reception room with fireplace and an adjoining office. The rear hall also gives access to a conservatory/garden room with French doors to the rear and the inner hall, cloakroom, playroom and the Aga kitchen/breakfast room beyond with west-facing views to the rear, access to the garden and an adjacent 'back kitchen'/boot room/utility room. There is also access from the kitchen to an additional reception room (formerly the family dining room) which could alternatively be part of a potential independent suite as it adjoins a rear lobby with external door and incorporates stairs to an already self- contained flat of kitchen/dining/sitting room, shower room and bedroom.

      The principal staircase, to the rear of the reception hall via an elliptical archway is particularly worthy of note, the detail of which is also mentioned within the Listing (see later). On the first floor, there are seven bedrooms, the main bedroom suite having a dressing room and bathroom and two other bedrooms have en suite facilities on this floor. Many of these rooms enjoy wonderful views over the grounds and surrounding countryside. On the second floor (approached from the secondary staircase) are two further bedrooms, one of which has been used as a studio, and a cloakroom.

      The larger of the two weatherborded barns runs parallel to the drive and is a listed Grade II timber framed structure with five bays and has been used for entertaining , and more recently storage. There is a raised stage area at one end with power connected. The second smaller timber framed barn to the rear has split level flooring (likely to have been used for cattle previously) and surrounded by grassed areas with a secondary access point from the road.

      The house is approached via a long, shingled driveway which is flanked by an avenue of lime trees and passes over a bridge crossing the moat to a wide drive with a turning circle and plenty of parking. The gardens surround the house and are mainly lawned with an attractive, well-stocked south-facing border. An arched bridge crosses the moat to the rear leading to a further area of garden and to one side is a walled (and gated) enclosure with outdoor swimming pool. A range of former stables have been converted to office space with cloaks facilities that have not been used for some years. To one end of the house (near the conservatory) is a useful potting shed. The remaining, predominantly paddock, land surrounds the gardens and incorporates three copses. In all 29.15 acres (please see site plan for reference).

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    This is a truly special house in a really stunning spot, nestled within its own land

    Lucy BanksProperty agent

    Local information

    • Great and Little Eversden are adjacent villages situated 7.8 miles west of the historical University city of Cambridge, with a comprehensive range of shopping (including The Grafton Centre and Grand Arcade shopping malls and a busy daily market), cultural and recreational facilities together with a selection of schooling for all age groups including renowned independent schooling (St Johns and Kings College Prep schools, St Faith's, St Mary's, The Perse CoEd, Stephen Perse Foundation and The Leys). Local schooling is available at Comberton (3.4 miles) and Haslingfield (3.2 miles) and senior schooling at Comberton, Bassingbourn and Hills and Long Road sixth form colleges.
    • For the commuter, there is access to the M11 Junction 12 (4 miles), and there are fast and regular train services from Cambridge station into London King's Cross (from 52 minutes) and Liverpool Street station (from 1hr 08 minutes) together with direct services from Royston (9.5 miles) to London King's Cross (from 38 minutes).
    • All distances and times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H