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Design Directory: Georgian Charm

If you are looking for a home with character, charm, elegance, and maybe a little touch of grandeur, Marston House has all of that in abundance and much more besides. And it is situated within walking distance of the town centre.
Design Directory: Georgian Charm
A stunning Detached Georgian House with large gardens, within walking distance of the town centre.

If you are looking for a home with character, charm, elegance, and maybe a little touch of grandeur, Marston House has all of that in abundance and much more besides. And it is situated within walking distance of the town centre.

A little bit of history...
Built circa 1815, the property was then a more modest home known as Vine Cottage, thought to be named after the ancient grapevine, which still exists in the rear garden. The earliest recorded owner is John Baker, a miller from Northamptonshire, who subsequently sold the property in 1852 for "the sum of six hundred pounds of the lawful money of the United Kingdom". In 1924 the property was auctioned, and the new owners renamed it Ivy Cottage. Since then, however, this beautiful home has been expertly and lovingly transformed and was renamed Marston House in the 1960s and awarded its grade II listing for architectural importance in 1974. 

The property...
Hidden behind its tall gates, walls and mature native hedging, Marston House is the kind of property that you would not know was even there unless you were specifically looking for it. The levels of privacy and seclusion are spectacular. Feel the tranquillity as soon as you enter the front garden under the beautiful, arch-shaped hedge and through the wrought iron gate. It's almost like you have stepped back in time or into a secret garden from a children's novel, and you cannot help but smile.


The impressive accommodation has a delightful flow and a charming, homely feel. Configured over three floors, all the rooms in the main house are spacious and well-proportioned with high ceilings, synonymous with the period, enhancing the sense of spaciousness still further. Although Marston House offers all the modern amenities required for life today, tasteful period features such as sash windows, fireplaces, glazed fanlights and the occasional beam provide a respectful and loving nod to the history of this remarkable home.


On the ground floor are three generous reception rooms: a dining room, a sitting room and a study. There is a pretty, farmhouse-style kitchen, a wet room and a very large conservatory/family room. The first and second floors both have two double bedrooms served by a bathroom. 

If all that is not enough, within the grounds of the rear garden there is the "old coach house". With rooms over two floors, the coach house is currently used as a mixture of storage, a workshop and a studio. However, you are only limited by your imagination as to what this wonderful space could be used for. For example, with the correct permissions, it would be perfect as additional living accommodation or an annexe. Equally, it is ideal for running a business from home or could simply be converted into a garage if required.

Unusually for properties within such easy reach of the town centre, Marston House occupies an excellent plot with generous gardens to both the front and rear, linked by a gravel path around the side of the house. Both gardens are incredibly peaceful, private spaces, and very safe for children and pets. A large driveway to the rear of the house provides secure parking for numerous vehicles behind large double wooden gates. 

Superbly located on Berkley Street, Marston House is within easy walking distance of local pubs, schools, shops, riverside walks and all the amenities that both Eynesbury and St Neots have to offer, including, of course, the train station that provides a commute to London in around 45 minutes. 

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