6 bedroom detached house for saleShingay Cum Wendy, Cambridgeshire
Guide Price £1,750,000
- Gross Internal Floor Area: Main Residence: 5,038 sq ft (468 sq m) plus Integral Leisure Complex: 3,014 sq ft (280 sq m).
- Reception Hall, Drawing/Dining Room, Home Cinema/Family Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room,
- Playroom, Utility Room, 2 Cloakrooms, Master Bedroom with Dressing Room
- and 2 En Suite Bath/Shower Rooms, 3 further Bedrooms, 2 further Bath/Shower Rooms.
- Self-Contained Annexe: Kitchen, Utility Room, 2 Bedrooms, Shower Room.
- Leisure Complex: Indoor Swimming Pool, Changing Room, Pump Room, Hot Tub,
- Sauna/Shower Room, Cloakroom, Gym Area, Games /Snooker Room, Shower Room.
- Outside: Long Sweeping Driveway, Brick and Slate Outbuilding (1,302 sq ft / 121 sq m)
- including Garaging and Store. Detached Barn (3,261 sq ft / 303 sq m) comprising Machine Store,
- Separate WC, 6 Stables and 2 Tack Rooms.
An exceptional country residence occupying a tranquil, secluded position in a wonderful rural setting with 12 acres of gardens and grounds, formerly part of the Wimpole Estate.
Royston (King's Cross 38 minutes) 7 miles or 14 minutes drive, Cambridge and Grantchester 12 miles, Central London 48 miles, Luton Airport 26 miles, Stansted Airport 35 miles, M11 (Junction 12) 10 miles, A1 Biggleswade 10 miles (distances and times are approximate).
Shingay-cum-Wendy is an idyllic, rural hamlet situated amongst gently undulating countryside in south-west Cambridgeshire. The market town of Royston lies about 6 miles south-east, providing a range of facilities including a variety of shops, schooling and sporting activities. The University city of Cambridge is about 12 miles northeast
and is not only world renowned for its academic
achievements, but has also become high-tech and biotech hub with the University Research and Development Laboratories, the internationally renowned Cambridge Science Park and Addenbrooke's Hospital/Biomedical Campus. It offers extensive cultural and shopping facilities
together with an outstanding choice of independent schools for all ages. The National Trust owned Wimpole Estate, which comprises a magnificent country house with 3,000 acres of park and farmland is within close proximity of the
London commuters are well served by road or rail with a fast train service to King's Cross from Royston in about 38 minutes and the M11 (Junction 12) is 10 miles away, giving fast access to Stansted Airport and the M25.
Set well back from the road, Shingay Gate Farm stands in a secluded position on the southern outskirts of the hamlet with delightful views over its own gardens and grounds.
Shingay Gate Farm, which is set well back from the road and approached through an electronically operated entrance gate, has a long sweeping tree lined gravelled driveway. A brick and slate Cart Lodge, provides Garaging for 5 Cars, to the south-east of the house and includes a Store Room. To the north-east is a substantial Detached Barn providing excellent storage together with 6 Stables and 2 Tack Rooms.
The Gardens and Grounds
Private, formal gardens lie predominantly to the west of the property and include large expanses of lawn, extensive paved terracing, an ornamental Pond, variety of established trees, bushes and wildlife pond. There is also a delightful Kitchen Garden with neatly laid out vegetable beds, fruit cages and charming Victorian style Altex Greenhouse with integrated irrigation system. An extensive area of grassland lies to the south-east of the property, ideal for paddock land, if required. In all the property comprises 12.03 acres (4.869 hectares).
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