High Street, Melbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 6AL | Property for sale | Savills
5,470 sq ft(508.18 sq m)
Guide price £1,550,000(€1,814,287)

High StreetMelbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 6AL


    Key features

    • Predominantly late 17th Century origins
    • Many interesting period features including staircase dating from 1680
    • Aga Kitchen/breakfast room
    • Spacious receptions rooms with high ceilings
    • Large, mature gardens including walled garden
    • Further potential (subject to Listed Building consent)
    • In all 1.85 acres

    Grade II listed detached village house with part walled gardens.

    About this property

    • The Old Manor House is a detached village house situated close to the heart of this popular well served village. Of partly pargetted, partly timbered and rendered elevations beneath a peg tiled roof with three dormer windows to the front elevation, the property provides immensely versatile and spacious accommodation over three floors. Listed Grade II as being of historic and architectural interest, features of note include the late 17th century staircase, sash windows, panelled doors, cornicing and functional servant's bells. Many of the rooms have higher than expected ceilings and there are additional loft rooms (including the old apple store) together with a ground floor studio which provide further potential subject to the planning and listed building consents.

      The ground floor flows from the panelled reception/dining hall with its flagstone flooring; flanked by the drawing room to the left which is panelled with a gas fireplace, an arched display niche and wooden flooring; and the morning room to the right, a double aspect room with corner storage and door to side lobby. An arch from the reception hall leads to the inner hall with an early turning staircase and a utility with plumbing for a washing machine, store cupboards and a Butler sink. Beyond is the spacious Aga kitchen with a tiled floor, door to the terrace and garden, a range of wooden base units with cupboards and drawers, a fitted dresser, former servant's bells, gas fired boiler and fitted appliances including a Siemens oven, gas hob, oil fired Aga, Butler sink and plumbing for a dishwasher. There is also a useful pantry with N/E facing window and slate shelving. To far side of the hall in the North East wing is the dual aspect library with built in bookshelves and an Inglenook fireplace with woodburner. This leads to a rear lobby with side door and cloaks (unused). A cloakroom on an upper ground floor level completes the ground floor accommodation.

      On the first floor, three double bedrooms span the front elevation and there are two further bedrooms to the rear, one of which has access down to three further interconnecting areas with further potential (STPP and Listed Building Consent) providing storage, the furthest of which is the old apple loft. Two bathrooms, a separate shower room and cloakroom complete this floor and the stairs continue up to three loft rooms.

      There is a distinctive red brick wall along the front boundary with pedestrian gate and a shingle gated drive to one side leading to a parking and turning area.

      A studio adjoins the North East wing and in addition there is a useful BARN outbuilding incorporating garaging and separate storage with carports to one side. The gardens and grounds are a delight with a walled formal garden to the North East incorporates deep flower beds, red and white fig trees, crabapples and lavender. In addition there is an orchard with a variety of apple trees and the wider gardens include many mature trees; a Handkerchief tree, Walnuts, Mulberry and Beech and shrubs, a kitchen garden, fruit cage, greenhouse and tractor shed.

      In all 1.85 acres

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    This is a very special period house, as soon as I arrived, I loved the sense of history here

    Lucy BanksProperty agent

    Additional information

    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H