Six-bedroom Cambridgeshire home holds real appeal
PUBLISHED: 11:53 31 October 2018
The spectacular Yew Tree House – on the market with Prestige Property – is a rare find and has been home to its present owners for nearly 40 years.
Set in the heart of the popular village of Witcham, close to Ely, this quintessential country home offers versatile family accommodation over three floors and is surrounded by beautiful mature grounds.
Boasting six bedrooms, four reception rooms, a large gated drive, garaging, fully-enclosed tennis court and paddock, this impressive residence covers around 1.3 acres.
Dating back to the late 16th century, the house stands on a generous corner plot and is entered via a characterful entrance hall with Victorian tiled flooring.
Providing a number of interesting period features, downstairs the accommodation has a shower room, sitting room – with an imposing feature fireplace – study and glazed room to the far end of the house.
The dining room has a wood-burning stove and original Victorian floor tiles. There is a concealed stone staircase, which is being used as a wine cellar, which rises to the master bedroom.
Off the dining room is a well-equipped farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room adorned with a range of matching base and wall units and a stunning Aga.
An attractive bay window seat with leaded windows provides a lovely area with views to the front of the grounds. A rear door provides access to patio, gardens, outbuildings and a side gate.
The first floor comprises a unique master bedroom with an en-suite and segments of wall painting. A further two double bedrooms are on this floor – along with another bedroom currently in use as a games room – and a family bathroom. The second floor houses three double bedrooms.
Anne Anslow is the present owner. “The house has got a nice presence,” she said. “It’s got character and it’s quite serene.
“It’s tranquil when you get into the gardens and the grounds – I’ve used it for ponies and dogs, and the tennis court has been good fun. I think it’s got something for everybody. It feels like a country house, but it’s close to amenities.”
Mark Foreman, co-founder of Prestige Property, said of the house: “Yew Tree House is an exceptional property. Houses of this ilk tend to only come to market every 20 to 40 years. This property has been enjoyed by our client and her family for the last 37 years.
“The home provides generous family accommodation, numerous outbuildings, stunning grounds, tennis court, paddock and a separate entrance that may provide development options for additional dwellings.
“Set in the heart of this pretty village near Ely, this really is a gem and is a credit to its current owners.”