Look inside this £1.4million eco-home with vineyard for sale near Cambridge

The Russetts, complete with a working "hobby" vineyard, lies in East Anglian countryside on the Essex-Cambridgeshire border

The Russetts, complete with a working "hobby" vineyard, lies in East Anglian countryside on the Essex-Cambridgeshire border - Credit: Cheffins

Nestled in the rolling East Anglian countryside is a stylish eco-home and working English vineyard, on the market for £1.4 million.

The "unique and rather special" home boasts six bedrooms and nearly 5,000sqft of accommodation, while its vineyard features more than 500 vines comprising five varieties of grape.

Grapes at The Russetts vineyard, Hempstead

The vineyard boasts more than 500 vines comprising five different grape varieties - Credit: Cheffins

The house, named The Russetts, lies between Hempstead and Steeple Bumpstead in Essex, just 20 miles from Cambridge and a 15 minutes' drive from Saffron Walden.

It is on the market with Cheffins in Saffron Walden for £1,395,000.

The Russetts, Hempstead boasts 2.33 acres of open space, which includes a paddock, south-facing garden and vineyard

The Russetts boasts 2.33 acres of open space, which includes a paddock, south-facing garden and vineyard - Credit: Cheffins

A Cheffins spokesperson said: "This is a unique and rather special eco-concept home set in a stunning, rural location.

"The main residence offers accommodation approaching 5,000sqft and is set in its own stunning grounds of approximately 2.33 acres."

This vineyard is part of a £1.4 million property for sale in Hempstead, Essex

This vineyard is part of the £1.4 million deal - Credit: Cheffins

The home has eco-credentials, according to the estate agent, with 50cm thick triple glazing from Sweden, solar hot water heating and options for rainwater harvesting.

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Its solar PV panels will provide a "generous income" for the future homeowner.

The vaulted lounge is described as a "magnificent reception room" which features a minstrels gallery and a timber staircase to the first floor.

The large living room inside The Russetts, Hempstead

The large living room inside The Russetts, Hempstead - Credit: Cheffins

An orangery features large windows which look out onto the garden.

The kitchen - also vaulted - features Velux skylights, a granite workspace and range cooker.

The kitchen sits next to a modest dining space.

A kitchen to entertain in at The Russetts, Hempstead

A kitchen to entertain in at The Russetts, Hempstead - Credit: Cheffins

There are five ground-floor bedrooms, one of which features an en-suite, and a ground-floor shared bathroom.

Upstairs, the minstrels gallery looks over the living room.

There is also a cinema room, a gym-studio and a master bedroom with en-suite which overlooks the estate.

One of three bathrooms at the £1.4 million property in Hempstead, Essex

One of three bathrooms at the £1.4 million property in Hempstead - Credit: Cheffins

Outside, the main garden is south-facing, decorated with timber posts and large sheets for alfresco entertaining.

Raised timber beds make for an eco-friendly kitchen garden.

The Russetts is a modern "eco-concept" home on the Essex-Cambridgeshire border

The Russetts is a modern "eco-concept" home on the Essex-Cambridgeshire border - Credit: Cheffins

Next to the vineyard lies an allotment area, together with a free-range chicken run.

The home sits back from the B1054 main road, just one mile from Hempstead's Blue Bell Inn - the alleged birthplace of infamous highwayman Dick Turpin.

For more information and pictures, visit the full Cheffins listing at: https://www.cheffins.co.uk/residential/property/6-bed-detached-house-with-vineyard-bumpstead-road-hempstead-cb10-52285