Impressive Manor House with Chelsea-designed garden for sale in Cambridgeshire
Published June 14th, 2016
A significant Grade II Manor House that has been sympathetically modernised and renovated is on the market in Cambridgeshire with Berrys in a joint instruction with Woodford & Co.
Set in approximately 1.7 acres, The Manor House, Loop Road, Keyston has six bedrooms and seven new bathrooms and has a guide price of £1.600,000. The property is easily commutable from London being just 13 miles from Huntingdon which is 50 mins from Kings Cross Station.
“The original Manor House, owned by the Duke of Manchester, was burnt down and rebuilt on the current site using stone and brick which now forms part of the Manor,” said Pierre Farnsworth who is handling the sale for Berrys
“It is believed that the Manor was renovated and altered in 1916 in the Queen Anne revival style. The current owners have recently completed extensive remodelling and modernisation of the property which has been sympathetically done and the house overlooks a Chelsea award winning garden which was recreated in the grounds.”
Keyston is a sought after rural village set on the Northamptonshire/Cambridgeshire borders a number of Listed buildings and the highly regarded, Pheasant Public House and Restaurant.
The house is entered through a striking hall with ornate ceiling which leads to the two principle reception rooms overlooking the formal front gardens. A rear hall links the side entrance, the cloakrooms and the reception rooms, giving a degree of flexibility and privacy. Back stairs lead to a staff or guest flat. A sitting room is set close to the kitchen and could serve as a dining room.
The kitchen has been fitted with a hand crafted units and furniture by Wychwood and contains a four oven Aga and “companion”. There’s a fixed breakfast table ideal for every day and a large dining area for formal functions. Steps lead up to the family room with ample storage. The utility room is fitted with a range of units and leads off to downstairs cloakroom and a pantry.
The first floor has a master bedroom suite and two further double bedrooms with a Jack and Jill bathroom. A guest or staff flat is accessed off the rear landing with a sitting room, bedroom and bathroom, set adjacent to the back stairs. Above is the cinema room with en suite WC accessed via a new solid oak staircase. A second set of stairs rises from the main landing to a large attic room, which could serve as sitting room or playroom. At either end there is a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
The walled courtyard garden has parking, four garages, children’s play area and terrace. Across the courtyard is a barn conversion currently providing four offices with opportunity, subject to consents, to convert loft space in the first floor.
Formal gardens in front of The Manor are quite spectacular. The Rock Garden, as seen at the Chelsea Flower Show, was recreated by the original designer with various mature trees, herbaceous borders and a feature pond with waterfall.
A walled garden lies behind a red brick wall which conceals formal rose gardens with gravelled paths leading to pergola with rose beds to either-side and lawned areas stretching beyond.