A fine Georgian country house set in a peaceful rural location.
Hardwicke Farm is believed to date from 1810 and is a beautiful example of the Georgian period, which is typically renowned for its well-proportioned rooms and high ceilings. The present owners have carried out comprehensive improvements to an exceptionally high standard, with care being taken to retain the period features throughout, including cornicing, ceiling roses, deep skirtings, dado rails and marble fireplaces. The versatile accommodation is immaculately presented and extends to an impressive 7,290 sq ft, to include an independent 2 bedroom annexe and outbuildings extending to a further 4,219 sq ft.Adjacent to the house is a magnificent Grade II listed Barn, dating from circa 1844 with a small kitchen and WCs. To the south of the house there are a variety of beautiful, well-established herbaceous borders and an elegant box parterre infilled with English lavender. Wide expansive terraces and gravelled areas lead to a swimming pool powered by an air source heat pump, hot tub, beautiful central courtyard, dis-used tennis court, vegetable plot, greenhouse, and a variety of trees including horse chestnuts. The annexe was converted from outbuildings in 2012 and offers additional bedrooms for domestic help or family needs.The remaining outbuildings comprise a garage with space for 3 cars and further garage block with space for 4 cars. A spectacular entertainment barn with kitchenette, cloakrooms, store rooms and games room.
Great Gransden is an attractive and popular village situated approximately 13 miles west of Cambridge and 12 miles south east of Huntingdon. Local facilities include a primary school, post office, public house and general store together with bowls and tennis clubs. Nearby Cambridge is not only world renowned for its academic achievements, but has also become a 'high tech' and 'bio tech' hub with the University Research and Development Laboratories, internationally renowned Cambridge Science Park and Addenbrooke's Hospital/Biomedical Campus, which is planned to be one of the largest centres of health, science and medical research in Europe. The city also provides an attractive combination of ancient and modern buildings, colleges, winding lanes, the tree lined River Cam and extensive shopping facilities, together with an excellent choice of independent schools. Road and rail communications are good with the A428 within about 3 miles providing links with the A1 to the west and the M11 to the east and there is a mainline railway station at St Neots with services to London's King Cross in about 40 minutes. (All times and distances are approximate).