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Shaftenhoe End, Barley, Royston, SG8 8LE

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Guide Price £2,850,000

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Property specification

  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 5 Reception rooms


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Outstanding Grade II listed country house set in delightful grounds. Accommodation is arranged over 3 floors and comprises 6 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms and a 2 bedroom cottage. Grounds extend to 4.9 acres and include a gym and a double carport.

Royston Station 4.8 miles (London Kings Cross 37 mins), M11 (J10) 8 Miles, Cambridge 13.9 miles, Stansted airport 29 miles.

Formally known as Big House or Freemans and said to have been the Manor House of Burnells, Old Manor House is of Elizabethan origins, and has been sympathetically extended and restored by the present owners. The property offers accommodation arranged over three floors plus a cellar. . The ground floor is approached from a reception area and inner lobby where the eastern wing comprises a magnificent dining room with original recessed fireplace and log burner. Of particular note is the stop chamfered lintel and mantel with carved brackets and scroll work and original plank door. This leads through to the kitchen/breakfast room. Divided into two parts, the kitchen area has a superb range of bespoke cabinets with Corian surfaces, gas Aga, built in appliances including a wine cooler, a charming window seat overlooking the gardens and has a tiled floor throughout. Patio doors to the opposite wall lead directly onto the rear terrace. Access from the kitchen via a door leads to a second staircase to the first floor. The dining area has a glass wall and fitted bookshelves and leads through to the utility room. The western wing comprises a drawing room with fireplace, corner cabinet a window to the front aspect and a mullioned window previously hidden, but discovered by the owners during the renovation. Beyond is a splendid contemporary oak framed garden room with vaulted ceiling, and study with cloakroom and storage. This has superb views across the rear gardens.

From the dining room, a modern staircase with carved balustrades and newel posts leads to the first floor landing with rediscovered mullioned window. This floor comprises the principal bedroom with fitted wardrobes, dressing room and spacious en suite, a second bedroom with en suite, a bathroom with separate w.c and a third bedroom on a lower level. Two staircases lead from the landing to the second floor. The

first provides access to a mezzanine floor and bedroom six and onwards to the top floor. This has two further connected bedrooms one of which has the exposed brick chimney stack. The second staircase leads directly into this room. A dry cellar is approached from the dining room and houses the boiler and laundry equipment. The property benefits from a recent full planning permission for a contemporary glass extension infilling the south courtyard to create a spectacular new entertaining space. For full details please visit the North Hertfordshire Planning Portal using the reference 22/03038/LBC.

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Location

Location

Train Stations
  • Royston 6.40km
  • Meldreth 8.27km
  • Shepreth 10.48km
  • Great Chesterford 10.70km
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