16th Century Grade II Listed Manor House set in grounds of 0.6 acre, in the heart of Bury, opposite the Church. It offers three reception rooms and a kitchen breakfast room with pantry and utility. Upstairs are four double bedrooms, served by two family bathrooms. There is three-car garaging with extensive parking and turning. There are private south gardens, overlooking open fields, and …
16th Century Grade II Listed Manor House set in grounds of 0.6 acre, in the heart of Bury, opposite the Church. It offers three reception rooms and a kitchen breakfast room with pantry and utility. Upstairs are four double bedrooms, served by two family bathrooms. There is three-car garaging with extensive parking and turning. There are private south gardens, overlooking open fields, and westerly gardens with elevated views of the golf course. It is steeped in history, known to be once owned by the Cromwell family, the Duke of Manchester and the Archbishop of York. The village shop and primary school are moments away, and it is a short walk into the market town of Ramsey, with excellent amenities. Huntingdon town is 20 minutes away, offering trains into London Kings Cross from 50 minutes, whilst Cambridge is accessible by car in 45 minutes.
The Manor House is a stunning example of a Sixteenth Century property that sits in the heart of the pretty village of Bury. It is a house that is steeped in history, and is known to have once been owned by Oliver Cromwell.
"We moved to Bury from London," says Ania, "primarily because we wanted more space, but at the same time still have an easy commute for my husband who worked in the city. We were initially interested in another house on the High Street but unfortunately the sale fell through. I had seen the details for The Manor House, but for some reason had never viewed it. When we lost out on the first house we decided it wouldn't hurt to have a look, so we did and as soon as I walked through the front door I said 'this is my house'."
It is believed that originally The Manor House would have been a black-and-white timber-framed property, but at some point in its history it was clad using stone from Ramsey Abbey. "The walls are up to three feet thick," says Ania, "which keeps the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. When we moved here we fitted a new heating system and then we redecorated throughout, but we did nothing with the layout because it was absolutely perfect." "During the winter we spent a lot of time in the living room," says James, "it's lovely and big with a huge inglenook fireplace. It's the perfect Christmas room, all you need is snow to be falling outside." "I would say that the kitchen and dining area is the real hub of the home," says Ania. "Again it's a big space and it has a lovely vaulted ceiling with the original meat hooks still hanging from the beams. There is also a wood burner which makes the room very cosy."
"The property is set well back from the road," says Ania, "and we felt incredibly lucky to be right in the village but also to have a really good size garden and the most amazing views of the surrounding countryside." "The house crowns the hill in Bury," adds James, "so to the front it looks onto the church, from the side there is a great view over the golf course, and at the back there is nothing but rolling fields, it's stunning."
The Manor House sits in the most wonderful location right in the heart of the village and just a short stroll from the market town of Ramsey, which has a fabulous array of shops and amenities. The house is also just a short distance from St Ives, Huntingdon and Cambridge, and benefits from really good transport links.
ENTRANCE HALL 8.13m x 2.08m
Solid wood door with fanlight over to:
Window to rear aspect. Exposed ornate timber staircase with banister to first floor landing. Tiled floor.
Fitted with a two piece suite in white comprising low level WC and hand wash basin. Tiled walls. Inset spotlights. Consumer fuse box.
SITTING ROOM 5.23m x 4.90m
Feature sash bay window to front aspect and sash window to side aspect. Inglenook open fireplace with bressumer over and brick hearth. Television point. Radiator.
FAMILY ROOM 5.23m x 5.18m
Sash bay windows with window seats to side and rear aspects. Fireplace currently used as bookshelves with bressumer over. Wall lights. Two radiators. Door to:
Window to side aspect. Door to rear garden. Terracotta tiled floor.
DINING ROOM 6.73m x 5.21m
Full height sash bay window to front aspect. Recessed television area. Fitted full height dresser units with multi drawers and glazed wall cupboards. Inset ceiling lights. Under floor heating. Door to rear lobby/boot room which gives access to outside.
KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM 6.86m x 2.44m
Two windows with feature stone surround to rear aspect. Fitted with a range of bespoke cream units with French double bowl ceramic sink with mixer tap over and hardwood cut drainer. Deep pine work surface over base cabinets. Range cooker with extractor canopy over. Space for concealed dishwasher. Half vaulted ceiling. Horseshoe shaped pew seating. Tiled floor. Two radiators.
PANTRY 2.08m x 1.85m
Window to rear aspect. Tiled floor. Space for large fridge freezer and larder.
UTILITY 3.78m x 1.93m
Deep set window to side aspect. Base cabinets with wood block work surfaces over. Space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. Extensive range of cabinets. Tiled floor. Towel rail. Radiator. Door to:
Recently installed gas fired boiler serving radiator central heating pressurised system.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Exposed timbers. Radiator, door to second area with built in storage cupboards.
BEDROOM ONE 5.26m x 5.21m
Windows with window seats to rear and side elevations giving elevated country views. Exposed timbers to ceiling. Three fitted double wardrobes. Wall mounted bedside lights. Two radiators. Door to additional wardrobe.
BEDROOM TWO 5.18m x 4.52m
Sash windows with window seats to side and front elevations. Door to wardrobe. Radiator.
FAMILY BATHROOM 4.17m x 3.99m
Deep set sash window with window seat to front elevation with radiator under. Six piece suite in white comprising double ended bath with mixer taps, shower attachment over, wall mounted mirror and tiling low level WC, bidet, hand painted double vanity unit with marble top and two inset hand wash basins with chrome mixer taps, with down lighting and mirrors. Separate walk in double shower with glass door and rain shower head. Inset ceiling lights. Airing cupboard with shelving and radiator.
BEDROOM THREE 4.93m x 4.14m
Deep set sash window to front elevation giving a view of the church. Feature fireplace recess and side display shelf. Radiator.
BATHROOM 4.60m x 2.82m
Window to front elevation. Three piece suite in white comprising panelled bath with chrome mixer taps and shower attachment over, low level WC and vanity unit with inset hand wash basin with mirror and light over. Extractor fan. Heated towel radiator.
SECOND FLOOR LANDING
Window to side elevation.
BEDROOM FOUR 5.44m x 4.22m
Window to rear elevation. Built in storage cupboard. Hatch to loft space. Radiator.
The property enjoys an elevated position opposite the church with a large tarmac drive and walled frontage, which leads to a large gravel drive which is bordered by lawn areas and mature trees. Both front and rear gardens are screened by hawthorn hedges and offer a variety of shrubs and trees with well stocked borders.
An extensive rear gravel courtyard offering plenty of parking and turning with access to garages. The rear sun trap walled gravel courtyard offers southerly views over pasture land, and there is a range of original brick and timber useful store outbuildings with peg tiled roofs. A gate leads to a formal west facing elevated garden, which has an elevated flagstone terrace at the rear of the house and a large lawn garden. There is hawthorn hedge screening and elevated views over Ramsey golf course and brook. The gardens are well stocked with young trees, a rose garden and mature flower beds. Further side access gate leading to the front areas. Exterior lighting.
Light and power connected.
OVERSIZE SINGLE GARAGE
Brick and timber construction. Light, power and water connected.
Grade ll Listed
Gas fired radiator heating.
Council Tax Band: G
Catchment for Bury Primary school, which is a short walk.