Detached house for sale in Knapwell, Cambridge CB23

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Detached house for sale - 7 bedrooms 7 5 6
Tenure: Freehold Council tax band: Not available

Property description

Upcoming open house: 23rd July 12pm. Take a tour around one of the best properties Cambridge has to offer with free food and sparkling wine. Secure your spot on the guest list today, Email or send a Whatsapp to guide price: £2,500,000 - £2,750,000 Option to purchase the Business park land & Buildings to the rear of the property for an additional £2,500,000

Key Features

Detached Period Home

7 Bedrooms

5 Bathrooms

4 Reception Rooms

Self Contained Annex

Air-conditioned Triple door garage

Detached Leisure Barn/Studio

3.5 Acre Plot

Bespoke conservatory

Well-regarded Village location

Potential revenue stream

No onward chain

Nest Seekers International is proud to present Knapwell Wood Farm, an impressive example of 18th-century architecture.

Situated in the desirable South Cambridgeshire village of Knapwell, just 10 miles from the City of Cambridge, one of the world's most iconic university cities, Knapwell Wood Farm is a beautifully renovated period home, vastly improved by the current owners. The house offers a blend of spacious accommodation, uncompromising quality and restored period features.

With tree-lined grounds of around 3.50 acres, the house enjoys a peaceful rural setting, boasting a stunning brickwork exterior and bespoke sash windows fitted throughout, displaying elegant craftsmanship.

Immediately, as you enter the private driveway, you will notice the air-conditioned triple door garage with separate office, alongside a generously sized self-contained annex and another large office with a high ceiling and exposed beams.

The main house is arranged over three floors of living accommodation, offering just over 4,700 square feet. You are greeted with a huge country-style kitchen including a full size Aga cooker, leading into the bespoke conservatory which looks out onto the rear courtyard-style garden. Adjoining the conservatory, you will find a separate utility room. Next to the rear garden is a detached air-conditioned leisure barn complete with bi-folding doors and a separate wet room.

The main living room offers a stunning fireplace and a beautiful bay window overlooking the grounds. The charming front elevation is south facing meaning you will enjoy sunlight throughout the entire day. Through the entrance hall, you will find the library with bespoke shelving and an exposed brick fireplace. You will also find a large separate dining room with French doors leading to the side patio where you’re met with one of two ponds. This feeds the irrigation system for the rear garden.

The reception rooms boast a plethora of period features and wood burning stoves along with a well-appointed wine cellar. With multiple office spaces and multi-purpose rooms, this home offers a tranquil space for those wanting to work from home.

The first floor has its own sitting area and four very generously sized bedrooms, each with its own en-suite facilities. The principal bedroom includes a freestanding slipper bath. The top floor has a further three bedrooms with original features, views onto the grounds and a separate family bathroom.

The current owners have run a very successful 5* Bed & Breakfast and hosted multiple wedding receptions. It quickly moved up the ranks to become one of the highest-rated Cambridgeshire B&b's on Tripadvisor. There is a separate wing with its own entrance consisting of 3 bedrooms, making this the perfect home for those looking to benefit from an additional income stream. The B&B has welcomed guests from all over the globe; individuals, couples, business executives and families alike, meaning a successful B&B in this area has the opportunity to achieve upwards of £75k per year with plenty of room for uplift.

Seller Insight

“We bought the property in January 2003 but didn’t move in until the following November as we had to carry out a mammoth renovation project. We updated everything from the electrics and plumbing to the kitchen and bathrooms, all the plaster was stripped off the walls, all joists were pulled out and as the stairs had fully collapsed we had them beautifully remade. We’ve enhanced the property further by adding a triple garage and office with air-con and heating, a bespoke hand-made conservatory, a large separate gym building complete with air-con and heating. We also enlarged the kitchen reinstating the old well within the new extension and converted the stable into a beautiful one-bedroom self-contained annex."

“The house really comes alive when it’s filled with family and friends. The grounds have also provided a wonderful backdrop to countless alfresco get-togethers, and a great place to relax, particularly while catching the evening sunsets”.

“The standout room is possibly the kitchen – we have a kitchen table that seats ten and a gorgeous Aga which creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We love to host dinner parties and the kitchen is the perfect place for entertaining.”

“Seventeen years ago, we set up a B&B as the house has a separate front staircase leading to three en-suite bedrooms. We’ve also had five weddings in the garden with marquees and caterers for guests, we’ve held countless big birthday and wedding parties for our families. We also held a charity ball here for over 170 guests to raise vital funds for the Cambridge Children’s Hospice - it’s a property that has endless possibilities.”


Knapwell is a beautiful village just 10 miles from the city of Cambridge and approx. 6 miles from St Ives. Locally, you will discover a variety of retail, well-regarded pubs, restaurants and leisure facilities including a spa and golf club. A short stroll will take you to Knapwell Woods where you will see a display of bluebells in early spring and a fantastic place for family adventures.


For families, Knapwell is a short distance from Elsworth primary school, Swavesey Village College & Cambourne Village College (both Ofsted rated “outstanding”) alongside a number of highly-rated independent schools in Cambridge for all age groups. The Perse School and Hills Road Sixth Form College (one of the top performing state sixth forms in the UK) are just 10 miles away.


With excellent links to London and the North, St Neots train station is just a 15-minute drive, whilst there is easy access to the A1/M11 for direct links to London and Stansted Airport. Madingley Park & Ride is also a short drive away, offering easy access into central Cambridge.

East-West Rail is considering a number of proposals for a rail link between Bedford and Cambridge. They consulted on five route options in 2019. If approved, they aim to begin construction in 2025. One of the options could include a brand new train station in Cambourne, less than a 5 min drive from Knapwell, providing quicker and cheaper connections to science parks, universities and industry.

Additional Information

Planning permission has been granted to convert the neighbouring barns into a small number of high-end commercial offices that will be in keeping with the surroundings (not included within the sale of Knapwell Wood Farm). The existing dutch barn will be demolished, the existing entrance is to be moved and a new line of hedging will be planted, please find a CGI image attached.

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