Dating back to the sixteenth century Blaysworth Manor is a house that retains the charm of original beams, herringbone block floors and fireplaces that seamlessly blend with the sophistication and comforts of modern living. The manor was in a very sad state of repair when the present owner first saw it, but still immediately realised its potential to become an amazing family home of generous proportions. However it was its location, at the end of a bridleway, completely surrounded by the gently undulating Cambridgeshire countryside that made an immediate and overwhelming impact. Blaysworth Manor is a unique house in the most peaceful and idyllic setting.
This is a home with a wide choice of rooms but for relaxed daily living the large open plan kitchen, breakfast and family room is the perfect space for family and friends to gather together. The wood burner in the family room creates a cosy winter retreat and in the summer the French doors in the kitchen can be thrown open onto the old walled garden, which is always sheltered and pleasant to sit in for an al fresco lunch or evening glass of wine. The house is a calm haven for relaxed family life but also has the stylish elegance of the formal dining room where sixteen guests can be seated before retiring to the sitting room, with its triple aspect view across the gardens. The four large bedrooms and master suite with dressing room all enjoy country views and for those who wake early there are stunning sunrises and glorious morning skies.
The key words for the Manor are peace and tranquillity and the ultimate experience of this is in the gardens where children can play on their lawn tennis and football area, dogs can run without a lead and the lawns and wooded areas provide not only places to amble through but a great retreat for badgers, owls, foxes and a myriad of bird life. The detached barn in the grounds is presently a brilliant play area for the children with snooker and table tennis rooms but as it already has a bedroom and shower it is an adaptable area for either office or extra accommodation.
The manor enjoys privacy but is conveniently close to the friendly village of Little Staughton. The district abounds in lovely walks and the historic towns of Cambridge and Bedford are close by. There are excellent state and public schools in the area, easy road links to the A1, A14 and M11 and frequent trains to London from nearby St Neots. Blaysworth Manor is the most perfect place to be.
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Ceiling lights. Slate floor.
199 X 1010 (6.02M X 3.30M)
Window to front aspect. Herringbone block floor. Original fireplace with quarry tile hearth. Exposed timbers. Three wall lights. Storage cupboard. Television point.
200 X 149 (6.09M X 4.49M)
Window to front aspect. Feature inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, raised quarry tile hearth and bressumer over. Door to under stairs storage cupboard. Television point. Exposed timber wall with openings to kitchen area and breakfast area.
200 X 144 (6.09 X 4.36M)
Two windows to front aspect. Slate floor. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Space for American style fridge freezer. Four wall lights. Open to:
164 x 135 (4.97M X 4.08M)
Two windows to rear aspect. Double multi-pane door and window to side aspect. Well appointed bespoke Chalon handmade kitchen with two tone units incorporating electric aga with canopy extractor hood over and tiled splash back. Neff double induction hob. Built in Neff combination microwave oven, Miele dishwasher and Miele fridge. Off white hand made units including drawer units and deep pan drawers with black granite work surfaces. Inset ceramic sink with brushed nickel mixer tap. Central island with contrasting sage painted units, drawers and basket drawers. 50mm oak work surface with inset vegetable preparation sink, waste disposal and brushed chrome mixer tap. Two handmade matching cherry corner cabinets. Half vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and recess ceiling lights. Slate floor.
1310 X 60 (4.21M X 1.82M)
Windows to rear and side aspects. Stable door to rear aspect. Painted base units with work surfaces over and inset ceramic sink with chrome mixer tap. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Gas (lpg) fired boiler serving central heating system (underfloor heating and radiators).
350 X 60 (10.66M X 1.82M)
Three windows to rear aspect. Stairs to first floor landing. Brass wall lights. Storage cupboard.
194 X 113 (5.89M X 3.42M)
Window to front aspect. Feature cast iron fireplace with timber surround. Wall of built in bookcases with cabinets under. Herringbone block floor. Recessed ceiling lights. Cast iron radiator.
204 X 160 narrowing to 1210 (6.19M X 4.87M narrowing to 3.91M)
Windows to front, side and rear aspects. Half glazed door to side aspect. Feature open cast iron fireplace with marble inset and ornate cast iron mantle over. Herringbone floor. Two cast iron radiator.
Exposed timbers. Wall lights. Built in shelved airing cupboard housing hot water tank.
249 X 130 (7.54M X 3.96M)
Windows to front, rear and side elevations. Cast iron fireplace. Exposed timbers. Television point. Two radiators.
Fitted with a three piece suite comprising low level W.C., Oversize shower with glass door and rain shower head and hand wash basin with chrome mixer tap. Two chrome towel rail. Two storage cupboards. Recessed ceiling lights. Ceramic tiled floor with underfloor heating.
129 X 98 (3.88M X 2.94M)
Window to front elevation. Range of built in wardrobes and shelved cupboards. Radiator.
1410 X 104 (4.52M X 3.15M)
Window to front elevation. Exposed timbers. Fireplace recess. Radiator.
Window to rear elevation. Fitted with a four piece suite comprising double end bath with central wall mounted mixer taps, low level W.C., enclosed shower with glass door and rain shower head and hand wash basin. Chrome heated towel rail. Recessed ceiling lights. Ceramic tiled floor with underfloor heating.
220 X 131 (6.70M X 3.98M)
Two windows to front elevation. Built in double wardrobe. Loft access. Radiator.
1310 X 1210 (4.21M X 3.91M)
Window to front elevation. Built in double and single cupboard. Exposed timbers. Radiator.
Window to side elevation. Fitted with a three piece suite comprising double ended bath with rain shower head over, hand wash basin and low level W.C. Tiled foor with underfloor heating. Chrome heated towel rail,
The property is approached via a long drive with electric power remote five bar timber gate and intercom leading to a large parking and turning area with raised lawn areas surrounding. Duloe Brook marks the southern boundary with the remaining boundaries benefitting from mature hedgerows. To the front of the main residence there is a raised terrace with mature herbaceous borders and steps up to the front door.
To the right of the main property there is an:
257 X 134 (7.79M X 4.06M)
Window to side and front aspects. Vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers. Underfloor heating (wet system). Waste, hot and cold water feeds in place for sink if required.
210 X 137 (6.40M X 4.14M)
Window to side aspect. French doors with shutters to front aspect. Vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers. Under floor heating (wet system).
External door to rear aspect. Recessed ceiling lights. Hatch to loft.
1410 X 121 (4.52M X 3.63M)
Window to front aspect. Cupboard housing gas (lpg) fired combination boiler with pressurised system serving heating. Underfloor heating (wet system).
Window to front aspect. Fitted with a three piece suite comprising shower enclosure with glass door, low level W.C. And hand wash basin. Recess ceiling lights.
Two sets of timber doors.
To the side of the main residence there is walled garden offering a sheltered outside space with access from the kitchen making it an ideal herb or kitchen garden. To the rear of the property there is extensive lawn area bordered by mature hedgerows and trees. The garden has an extensive range of productive fruit trees. Levelled lawn area for tennis court.
lpg gas fired boilers.
Treatment plant with ditch discharge.
Grade II listed.
2.3 acre plot.