Leicester Road, Thornhaugh, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6NL | Property for sale | Savills
2,301 sq ft(213.77 sq m)
Guide price £635,000(€749,898)

Leicester RoadThornhaugh, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6NL


    Key features

    • A period stone house in an attractive hamlet
    • Forming a wing of a larger listed property
    • With nicely proportioned principal rooms over three floors
    • Lawned garden and graveled driveway and parking
    • Wansford 2 miles; Stamford 6 miles; Oundle 9 miles

    A three storey wing of a listed house, with five bedrooms and two reception rooms, off road parking and lawned garden, in a hamlet to the west of Wansford

    About this property

    • The East Wing of Home Farm House, an impressive and beautiful grade II listed building that is mentioned in Pevsner's influential Architectural guide, The Buildings of England, Pevsner writes of Bedford Lodge, “…the three bay east wing (now a separate house) was built in matching style (in) 1911”.

      Whilst this wing dates from 1911, the listing text states that the adjoining farmhouse was rebuilt by the Duke of Bedford on the site of the former hunting lodge of the 1st Lord Russell Baron of Thornhaugh, which explains this property's name.

      In a small rural hamlet, a short distance from the village of Thornaugh itself, and approached along a no-through lane, this property is one of the last houses accessed. Ideal for keen walkers and runners, a number of public footpaths emanate from the hamlet, whilst views are generally over landscaped gardens, pasture and woodland.

      With accommodation over the three floors, the gravelled driveway allows parking within the garden, which are laid to lawn, with mature hedgerow and tree lined boundaries and lie to the east and south of the house.

      The house is entered either steps up to the kitchen, or through the lower ground floor front door, which opens into an entrance lobby, with a utility/boot room alongside and a staircase that rises to the ground floor hallway.

      The hallway transitions past the dining room to the delightful sitting room, with attractive westerly views through tall sash windows.

      The dual-aspect sitting room offers symmetry and height, with easterly and westerly windows for morning and afternoon sunshine. at lower ground floor step up to there are , with fabulous walks along numerous public footpaths that converge on the left hand side.

      The dining room is a lovely second reception room, ideally positioned alongside the kitchen for formal and informal family meals. The triple aspect kitchen has a secondary entrance and is fitted with a suite that incorporates an integrated hob, oven and fridge.

      At first floor level, rising from a particularly pleasing 'barley twist' staircase, there are three double bedrooms, served by a family bathroom. Bedroom one, above the sitting room, is an impressive triple aspect room.

      The staircase rises again to second floor, where there is a suite of three rooms, offering two further double bedrooms and a central play room, or games room.

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    This is a deceptively elegant home - I love the setting and really like the accessibility to countryside for walks and runs, as well as for Stamford and Oundle, along with Peterborough, for its trains to London and Cambridge.

    James AbbottProperty agent

    Local information

    • The property is positioned on the western edge of the hamlet of Thornaugh, between the attractive Georgian market towns of Stamford (6 miles north) and Oundle (9 miles south).
    • Wansford, an attractive village with largely stone period houses, which is bypassed by the A1, is 2 miles west. The 16th century Haycock Inn is a well renowned hotel restaurant, whilst the village also supports two further public houses, a village shop, post office and doctor's surgery with pharmacy.
    • The Cathedral City of Peterborough (11 miles east) provides a comprehensive range of retail and sports facilities, and mainline commuter links to London and Cambridge (from 50 mins).

    Additional information

    • Services: Main water & electricity. Shared private drainage. Oil fired central heating (2022). Fibre optic broadband.
    • Grade II Listed
    • Fixtures & Fittings: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as curtains, light fitting and garden ornaments are specifically excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.
    • The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights, including: rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and any other rights and obligations, easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves, whether referred to in these particulars or not.
    • All journey times and distances are approximate.
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: F