High Ditch Road, Fen Ditton

£1,600,000 Sold STC

A substantial, detached, C17, Grade II Listed, former farmhouse, set within lovely grounds extending to about 0.65 of an acre, with a garage / workshop, games room and a separate cottage ideal for letting. The property has many fine character features including a magnificent inglenook fireplace, C18 panelling and an impressive, heavily timbered, galleried landing.

A substantial, detached, C17, Grade II Listed, former farmhouse, set within lovely grounds extending to about 0.65 of an acre, with a garage / workshop, games room and a separate cottage ideal for letting. The property has many fine character features including a magnificent inglenook fireplace, C18 panelling and an impressive, heavily timbered, galleried landing

Manor House, formerly known as Fisons House or Manor Farmhouse is a unique and picturesque 17th Century former farmhouse. The property effortlessly blends character features and modern comforts to provide an impressive yet hugely comfortable, practical home and has two cellars a generous loft and so many historic features that it would be difficult to document them all.

The property boasts six reception rooms including an impressive formal dining room with extensive wood panelling, a C18 staircase, exposed timbers and aged quarry tile flooring. The adjacent living room is dominated by large inglenook fireplace and there is a safe and what is believed to be an early fitted dresser. The kitchen breakfast room is set over two levels; the kitchen is fitted with high quality cabinetry set beneath granite working surfaces and there is an electric Aga and space for a dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer; at the far end there is a breakfast area with French doors leading out to the terrace. On the ground floor there is also a triple aspect sitting room with wood panelling, a brick fireplace and a log burner, as well as a garden room with lovely views, a snug, and a bright study overlooking the cobbled courtyard.

On the first floor the impressive master bedroom has ornate panelling and a notable, separately listed, Dutch cast iron and brass fireplace with Delft tiles; a useful storage room is accessed through what appears to be a wardrobe door. The four further bedrooms are all a good size and there is a luxurious bathroom and a recently refitted shower room. There is also a superb galleried landing which has a vaulted ceiling and is heavily timbered.

The property is set within 0.65 acres (2700 sqm) of grounds; there is a raised ornamental pond and terrace adjacent to the property, beyond which formal gardens are set around a circular Box hedge; a brick path leads through an archway to a large area of lawn which is interspersed with mature trees.

The workshop / garage is approached over the cobbled courtyard and there is a large games room above. The building may offer conversion opportunities subject to obtaining the necessary consents. The property also benefits from a self-contained, one bedroom cottage, ideal as au-pair accommodation, a home office or alternatively this could be let to bring in an additional income.

Please note the cottage is separately liable for council tax and is rated band B.

Fen Ditton lies on the north east of Cambridge, with the city centre being just over 3 miles and a 15 minute cycle away and both the train stations around 20 minutes by bike. The new Chisholm Trail cycleway, which is currently under construction will allow fast access to Cambridge North Station, which offers services into Kings Cross in 54 minutes.

The position of the village along the River Cam also allows wonderful walks to both to City of Cambridge and Ely.

Within the village there is a doctors surgery, award winning butchers, a primary school which feeds onto Bottisham Village college and a church. There are three public houses, including two gastro pubs, with The Plough having lovely views over the river Cam.

For the commuter there are excellent links to the M11, A14 and A11.

  • 342 sqm / 3681
  • 0.65 acre / 2700 sqm
  • Detached house
  • 5 bed, 6 recep, 2.5 bath
  • Garage & parking
  • C.17 Grade II Listed
  • EPC exempt
  • Council tax band - G

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