Bluntisham House
9,432 sq ft(876.26 sq m)
Guide price £2,350,000

Rectory RoadBluntisham, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 3LN


    Key features

    • Georgian architecture
    • Beautiful proportions
    • Indoor swimming pool
    • Triple garage
    • About 1.83 acres of grounds

    A fine Grade II* listed former rectory with interesting historical associations.

    About this property

    • Bluntisham House was formerly the rectory and dates back to around 1720 with later additions added in the 18th and 19th century. The house is Grade II* listed as being of architectural and historical interest and has a fine principle elevation facing south of two storeys plus attics with proportions typical of the early Georgian period. There is a grand central entrance doorcase with an ornate architrave and fluted Corinthian columns which originated from Slepe Hall in nearby St Ives.

      Internally the house displays features typical of the period with tall ceilings, ceiling mouldings, cornicing, working shutters and fine proportions. The current owners acquired the house in the 1980s and carried out a comprehensive programme of renovation and refurbishment to bring the house back into use. At this time a new wing was added which houses an indoor swimming pool which won a Conservation award at the time. The main reception rooms and bedrooms face south and the accommodation which extends to approximately 9,432 sq ft is shown in detail in the attached floor plans.

      Historical Note
      The house has had notable former owners who include the writer and novelist Dorothy L Sayers, famous for her Lord Peter Wimsey novels and, more recently, the jazz musician Chris Barber.

      Outside
      Bluntisham House is set back from the village road behind a brick wall topped with iron railings. Remotely controlled electric gates open onto a sweeping drive which passes alongside the lawned garden to the front of the house. The drive leads around to the left of the house where there is a large paved parking area and a separate access. The detached triple garage block has electric up and over doors and a first floor which has been used as a gym in the past. There is also a workshop area to one end. The main part of the grounds surrounding the house are to the south and east. There is a large paved terrace enclosed by a collonade of classical columns and a Cotswold stone wall with gothic arched openings adjacent to the conservatory and indoor swimming pool. There are many mature parkland trees and a sunken area.

      In all about 1.83 acres.

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    This is a really beautiful example of a large Georgian former rectory with great proportions set in manageable grounds north of Cambridge – with its sweeping staircase, panelled walls and large mainly south facing sash windows all combine into a rare & lovely package.

    James BarnettProperty agent

    Local information

    • • Bluntisham is a small village situated 4.1 miles east of the pretty riverside market town of St Ives which has good local facilities including a Waitrose supermarket and a guided bus service leading to Cambridge city centre via the Science Park on a dedicated line.
    • • Access to the A14 (which is currently undergoing major improvement) is at St Ives which in turn leads to Cambridge and the M11 to the south and the A1, M1 & M6 to the north west. Once completed the journey times to Cambridge and to the north and west are projected to be significantly improved.
    • • Mainline rail services into Kings Cross are available from Huntingdon station 9.6 miles away taking from 54 minutes.
    • • The river Great Ouse flows south of the village and there is a marina at nearby Earith on the stretch leading to Ely and on through the fens to the Wash.
    • • Comprehensive shopping schooling and recreational facilities are available in the high tech University city of Cambridge 19.3 miles to the south.
    • • Other schools are available in the area including The King's School at Ely.
    • (all distances and travel times are approximate)

    Additional information

    • Directions: From the south take the M11 north which turns into the A14 just north of Cambridge. Take the Longstanton exit and continue around the bypass towards Willingham in the direction of Earith (B1050) . At the mini roundabout on the edge of Earith turn left onto the A1123 and proceed through the village and continue towards Bluntisham. Bluntisham House is at the far end on the right hand side. From the North take the St Ives exit off the A14 and follow the signs for Needingworth and Earith (a1123). Bluntisham is after Needingworth and the house is situated on the left as you enter the village.
    • EPC Exempt