The Manor is truly unique in many ways.
A considered refurbishment, that was not restricted by budget, ensured it retained much of its period splendour, typified by the exquisite geometric stone mullion bay windows extending throughout the ground and first floor. These windows beautifully contrast with the shades of berry coloured bricks.
The property occupies a setting extending to over 9 acres and is privileged with sports facilities and countryside views.
The enhanced Arts and Crafts aspects of the property, with injections of opulence and modern styling, create a prolific family home being the place for peace and party all in one.
The flexible ground floor living space lends itself to fantastic entertaining space with each of its versatile rooms benefitting from wonderful light, beautiful outlooks and a charm of its very own.
Originally constructed in the Victorian era, and with the addition in the 1920s of the Arts and Crafts facade, it provides extensive living space over three floors approaching 7000 sqft in total. Its suite of ground floor rooms provide versatility to suit any required arrangement and can also be easily enhanced by extension if required as the property is not Grade 2 listed.
The approach to The Manor is via a tree-lined driveway and the elegance of the Arts and Crafts period is immediately apparent as the house greets you face on.
Upon entering The Manor you are met with a harmony of wood, stone and metal from the herringbone arranged flooring to the feature fireplaces, exposed beams and plaster cornicing. This is complemented by its sunny and light disposition with many of the rooms enjoying a dual aspect.
The current owner has sympathetically and beautifully renovated this architectural tour de force for modern living, by either retaining the essence of the original design or by adding modern styling elements
“the house is lit up with fires in the winter and bathed in sunshine in the summer.”
The games room is delightful, with the vaulted ceiling, sectional full width glass doors and the Mark Wilkinson bespoke bar. The inside flows to the outside with little effort and this space is perfect for parties and entertaining. The terrace leads to the swimming pool and the tennis court.
The kitchen/breakfast room is the hub of the home and joins the two wings of the house. It is equally impressive with its marble central island breakfast bar and twin sash windows overlooking the terrace.
It is fitted with modern hand-built cabinets which include glazed display cabinets and deep shelved storage cupboards, finished off with granite worksurfaces. Integrated Neff appliances include an induction hob, a conventional electric oven, two grills, a combination oven, a plate warming drawer and a dishwasher.
The Landing is lit by the natural light from the full height window over the stairs which also accentuates the plaster detailing to the ceiling, The bedrooms are arranged over two floors with a stunning master suite occupying the entire front elevation. In the current configuration the Master Suite boasts a dual aspect Master bedroom, a morning room, a dressing room and an ensuite which is fitted with a white Imperial range of sanitaryware with gold taps and fittings, including a slipper bath, a walk-in screened shower area with a fitted power shower and twin washbasins set in gold washstands with marble shelving over.
The third bedroom has a traditional fireplace and a bay window with a seat over looking over the ornamental garden. Bedroom Five has a traditional fireplace and a window overlooking the gardens and paddocks. The family shower room is fitted with a white Imperial suite and has a walk-in screened shower enclosure and a wash basin set into a floating vanity unit.
The second floor has two further bedrooms with bespoke bedroom furniture and a landing area which is also fitted with bespoke bedroom furniture. Both bedrooms have leaded light porthole windows that look over the front drive and orchard.
In addition to the main property, there is an impressive detached fully self-contained, purpose built cottage.
Visiting friends and family will enjoy Manor Cottage’s relationship to the main house as it is close enough to be part of the house but far enough away to be separate.
In the cottage, the ground floor makes good use of space with a sitting room, utility room and kitchen breakfast room all looking across the gardens The first floor accommodates the bathroom and bedroom which has views across the countryside
The Manor is a haven of tranquillity as you are transported away from the business of life into instant calm. The elegant country gardens and paddocks extending to over 9 acres.
Formal lawns juxtapose beautifully well stocked borders and various seating areas are ideal venues to enjoy and to take in both the architecture of the building and the calm of the countryside.
A hard surface tennis court and heated swimming pool provide a sporting essence which is enhanced by the period style tennis pavillion.
The outbuildings provide vehicle storage for at least 8 cars, enough for a small collection, and the dog run and kennels could easily become stabling.
There is enough space for the erection of further outbuildings
Yielden has a church and a village hall used for community activities. Lower schooling is found in the nearby village of Riseley and the village also lies within the catchment area of Sharnbrook Academy. The Harpur Trust schools are in Bedford 12.4 miles away. Other accessible private schools
are Kimbolton 7.1 miles away, Oundle 15.5 miles away, Uppingham 26.3 miles away and Oakham 32.4 miles away. Both the M1 and A1 are easily accessible by the A45 and A14 and there are regular trains from both Bedford and Wellingborough to London. Rushden provides local shopping within the new Rushden Lakes Complex as well as a Waitrose supermarket. There are also extensive shopping facilities in Bedford, Milton Keynes and Northampton.
From Bedford proceed north on the A6 via Clapham, Milton Ernest and Bletsoe. Turn right to Newton Bromswold On reaching
the village continue on to Yielden. In the village take the second left hand turn into Church Lane and the entrance to The Manor is on the right hand side. If travelling from Northampton and the M1 at junction 15 take the A45 west past Wellingborough to Higham Ferrers. Just beyond Higham Ferrers at the junction with the A6, turn right signposted to Bedford. Pass the left hand turn to Kimbolton and then take the next left turn to Newton Bromswold. And then proceed as above.
Rushden: 5.5 miles Northampton: 20 miles London: 68 miles
Wellingborough: London St. Pancras International: (50 mins)
Bedford Station: 12.9 miles Bedford: London St. Pancras International: (47 mins)
Luton Airport: 43 miles Birmingham Airport: 64 miles Heathrow Airport: 73 miles
A6 (Bletsoe): 8 miles
A1 (St. Neots): 15 miles
M1 South (junction 13): 25 miles
Sharnbrook Academy: 7 miles Kimbolton School: 7 miles Wellingborough School: 9 miles Oundle School: 16 Miles
Bedford Harpur Trust Schools: 16 miles Spratton Hall school: 23 miles Uppingham School: 30 miles
The Perse, Cambridge: 32 miles
Oakham Independent School: 36 miles
Grafham Water: 13 Miles
Wrest Park: 25 Miles
Woburn Abbey Safari Park: 24 Miles Woburn Golf Course: 27 miles Newmarket Racecourse: 44 miles
Rushden Lakes 5.3 Miles with Waitrose, M&S Food Hall and a full range of clothing shops and leisure facilities
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