Elsworth, Cambridge

£475,000 Sold STC

A rare opportunity to acquire a characterful and quite unique 4 bedroom period home. The property dates from 1660 and forms a wing of a Grade II listed former Manor House, set in delightful gardens and for sale with no onward chain.

West Wing is one of four dwellings forming part of this striking former Manor House, backing onto a nature reserve and adjacent to Elsworth’s cricket ground. It was originally owned by one of Oliver Cromwell’s generals and has also previously been used as a village school before being converted in the 1980’s into 4 individual residences. The property sits in delightful communal gardens of over half an acre, includes a garage and enjoys a peaceful position, set well back from Smith Street in a conservation area.

The entrance hall is finished with solid wood flooring which continues through the reception rooms. The kitchen has been sympathetically fitted with a range of units and finished with solid oak worktops; integrated appliances include a fridge / freezer, double oven and electric hob with extractor over. The living room has original exposed beams and a multi-fuel burning stove, coupled with westerly aspects and views over the cricket fields.

Upstairs the accommodation is split over two floors, the first of which houses the bathroom and bedrooms one and four, both are doubles. Adjoining the bathroom is a utility room with space / plumbing for various appliances. On the second floor are the final two bedrooms and a stylish shower room accessed off the landing.

Outside the property is set in delightful communal gardens measuring around 0.6 acres. There is a garage and patio terrace allocated to West Wing, well suited to alfresco dining.

The property has a lease of 961 years remaining with a 25% share of the freehold. The service charge is £1200 pa and there is no ground rent.

Elsworth is a small, picturesque village, well known for its sense of community and situated about 10 miles north west of Cambridge.

There is a local community shop with post office facilities, two public houses/restaurants, a well regarded Church of England primary school and a Parish Church. Secondary schooling is available at Swavesey Village College which is Osted rated outstanding.

A superstore and further amenities are available close-by at Bar Hill which is about 6 miles away, or alternatively Cambourne offers a broad range of local facilities and is situated just four miles to the south of the village.

Transport links are excellent with the village being within easy reach of the city and both the A14 and A428. St Neots train station is just over 10 miles away whilst Huntingdon Train Station is just over 7 miles away where London can be reached in 47mins.

  • 152 sqm / 1641 sqft
  • 2452 sqm / 0.60 acre
  • Period property
  • 4 bed, 2 recep, 2 bath
  • Garage
  • Grade II Listed
  • EPC - Exempt
  • Council tax band - E

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