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Restored Period House in the English Countryside Boasts Designer Gardens and a Fascinating History

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position: England, Cambridgeshire, Great Abington

price: £3.25 million (US$3.78 million)

Abington Lodge on 19 acres of gardens Cambridgeshire, English countryside mansion with impressive Grade II listed homes.

“The current owners have lived in Abington Lodge since 2010 and have lovingly restored the home piece by piece for the past 12 years. ”

A wooden gate leads to a long hedge lined driveway leading to the estate.

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Doors to the main house lead to a grand foyer with spiral staircase, newly renovated kitchen, large dining room, living room and drawing room. This floor also has a utility/laundry room, dishwasher and cellar. Upstairs he has eight bedrooms.

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“Personally, the grounds are one of my favorite parts of the house,” says Freshwater. “Having 19 acres of parkland and grazing land is a rarity in the area, and with the added charm of the Granta River running through the property, we want to live in a very connected neighborhood close to Cambridge. It’s the perfect home for a person, with plenty of space for complete privacy.”

Freshwater added that the property’s other buildings offer great opportunities for those looking to make a living off the property.With two self-contained apartments and a separate coach house, Abington Lodge rental income is substantial. ”


The property has an 8,600 square foot main house with 8 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms. 1,635 square foot coach house with two bathrooms. His ground floor flat of 1,125 square feet with one bathroom. 1,400 sq ft ground floor flat with 2 bathrooms.

This bedroom has three sets of windows and a fireplace.

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The property has 19 acres of gardens that are primarily parks, plus seven garages, a coach house, a stable block, a tool shed, and storage.

There is also an indoor swimming pool. “The pool is in a dedicated building,” Freshwater said. “There are doors and windows on three sides that can be opened on hot days to a wonderful patio with garden views.”

design cachet

Abington Lodge was built in the 1660s by Thomas Cobb and added around 1724 by the next owner. Around 1815, it was expanded again by banker John Mortlock. Humphrey Repton, the great 18th-century English landscape designer, has an impressive garden.

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“Abbington Lodge has a fascinating past,” says Freshwater. ‘William Pitt the Younger visited the site of the Earl of Grosvenor’s hunting lodge in the late 1700s. They founded the city’s first bank, which has been in operation for over 100 years, and love the story of how Edmund John Mortlock stood up to a mob of rioting students in 1875 The feud between “Town vs. Gown” was pretty intense at that point, and you can imagine Mr. Mortlock seeing the undergraduate off the ground.

Neighborhood Note

This property is located off High Street opposite the Village Cricket Ground in Great Abington, 11 km southeast of Cambridge.

“Great Abington is a popular village with a church, pubs, primary school, post office and shops,” Freshwater said. “About 15 minutes drive from the center of Cambridge, Whittlesford station is a 7 minute drive and links to Liverpool Street in London. There is a vibrant community with groups and clubs in the area, and there is also a bus service into the center of Cambridge.”

Agent: Richard Freshwater, Director of Chefins

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