Savills | Linton, Cambridge, CB21 4HS | Properties for sale
Guide price £1,950,000

LintonCambridge, CB21 4HS

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in November 2020
  • Pretty walled garden
  • Paddocks
  • 7 bedroom main house
  • 1 bedroom annex
  • Stable block with potential subject to planning permission
  • Cart lodge and tool sheds

A fine Queen Anne Grade II* listed village house.

About this property

  • LINTON HOUSE is a fine Queen Anne Grade II* listed mansion house in the Cambridgeshire village of Linton: a country house within a village. The versatile accommodation of around 7,500 sq. ft. is arranged over four floors including cellars and attic rooms.

    This remarkable, historic house is filled with impressive period features. Furthermore, there is a variety of useful outbuildings, including stables and cart lodge situated around a courtyard. The landscaped grounds boast a beautiful and well-stocked garden of 1.08 acres with flowerbeds, lawn and mature trees leading to the river Granta, beyond which is a further 1.61 acres of paddocks, tennis court, orchard and wildflower meadow. The property occupies a most convenient location close to the heart of this thriving and picturesque village.

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Linton House is a handsome Country House in the centre of Linton Village. The walled garden is just magical, and yet in walking distance to the local shops!

Tim PhillipsProperty agent

Local information

  • Linton House sits in the centre of a historical conservation area within the well-regarded village of Linton, 10 miles from the University town of Cambridge. Linton has a good range of local amenities including shops, public houses, a post office, primary school and village college with its own sports centre. The market town of Saffron Walden is 6 miles away, as is the mainline station of Audley End which offers a commuter service of 50 minutes to London Liverpool Street. Cambridge station has direct service to Tottenham Hale and King's Cross. Access to the M11 motorway is 6 miles away at Duxford (junction 10).

Additional information

  • An atmospheric central Hall with handsome natural parquet floor links the classical entry porch to the garden lawn. A notable 17th century carved oak staircase with barley-twist balusters leads to the first floor. Two gracious sash windows and large, central glazed door frame wonderful garden views. The main Drawing Room boasts handsome raised wood paneling and a natural wood floor. Dual aspect with two sash windows with paneled shutters to the front aspect and a further window and shutters to garden view. The elegant central fireplace has a marble surround and hearth with a carved decorative mantle and a wood burning stove. This impressive double drawing room is divided by a large archway leading into an annex with a further elegant fireplace, natural wood floor and gracious full-length window, giving garden access via stone steps.
  • A large Dining Room/additional Living Room also features fine wood paneling on all walls, cornices, and original serving hatch. The fireplace has a decorative wood mantle, and there are two large sash windows with original paneled shutters. Opposite there is a fine square Georgian study with with bookshelves, a marble and carved wood fireplace and a large sash window with full-length shutters giving views onto gardens.
  • The large, handsome, traditional kitchen has a four-door, oil-fired Aga with warming plate and two hobs, which occupies the central original fireplace. Original stone-flagged floor and two windows to side aspect with fitted shutters and one leaded-light window to courtyard. Impressive original fitted dresser with extensive shelves, pine worktop, four drawers below and further recess for storage. Doors lead into a large, walk-in pantry and an additional entrance hall. On the first floor, there is an impressive master bedroom with original features including wooden paneling on all walls, a fine fireplace, natural wooden floorboards and two sash windows with paneled shutters overlooking courtyard. There are twelve additional bedrooms over the first and second floors. An impressive arched corridor runs the full length of the first floor with full length sash windows overlooking the garden.
  • Access from Linton High Street is through an impressive gateway with brick gateposts topped by stone balls, opening into a large gravel courtyard. The imposing Georgian east façade boasts a handsome classical lead roofed entrance porch. A further gateway leads to the stable courtyard, framing views of St Mary's church. The beautiful landscaped gardens are a very special feature of this country house within a village. The garden front of the house is Queen Anne with carved heads atop the windows and terminal quoins. A very beautiful and important 17th century shell-canopy surmounts the west-facing garden door on stone pilasters. A high brick wall ensures privacy and seclusion with climbing shrubs and a beautifully-planted long herbaceous border. A wide gravel walk is bordered by clipped boxwood hedges and rose pergolas with a well-stocked border and a view to the church tower. There are some very fine trees including a truly magnificent London plane giving a central viewpoint. The lawn extends to the River Granta with a Chinese style bridge. Further ornamental gardens and ponds lie over the river, with a grass tennis court, a wildflower meadow, orchard and paddocks.
  • EPC Exempt