House for saleHillrow, Haddenham, Ely, Cambridgeshire
Offers Over £785,000
- 4 reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Sun room
- 6 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
- Separate WC and cloakroom
- 3 garages and ample parking
- Detached outbuildings comprising stables, tack room and store rooms
- Gardens and paddock - in all approximately 2 acres.
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The Limes is a beautiful and elegant period house dating back to the 1700s. It is full of appeal and charm and offers over 3,000sqft of characterful accommodation, laid out over three floors. The current owners have lived in it for a good many years and the love and care they have for the property is very evident. Although the house would benefit from a programme of refurbishment, it offers the opportunity to purchase a very special family home with enormous potential. The ground floor reception rooms offer superb entertaining space with feature fireplaces and French windows opening from the dining room and drawing room to the terrace and garden. Beautiful bay sash windows look out from the drawing room and the sitting room to the front lawns and there is also a charming garden room to the back opening to the driveway and outbuildings. The kitchen is well-fitted with ample space for a breakfast table; this could be opened up through the dining room to make a wonderful everyday family room and kitchen. Four of the bedrooms are on the first floor and are all doubles, served by two bathrooms and a separate WC. The bedrooms on the second floor would work perfectly for older children needing their own space and/or a possible study.
The Limes is located on the outskirts of the popular village of Haddenham, situated approximately 6 miles from Ely and 11 miles from Cambridge. The village has an extensive range of local amenities including a post office, a butcher and a general store. There is also a health centre, a chemist, two public houses, a bowls club and a recreation ground and a library. Haddenham has a wonderful community feel with a number of clubs and societies and an art/gallery studio. The lovely cathedral city of Ely is a short drive away with more varied facilities together with a railway station offering a fast rail service to Cambridge and on to London. It is also within easy reach of the pretty market town of St Ives with plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants and a further rail station into London Kings Cross. For the road commuter, Haddenham is well placed for access to the A10, leading to the A14, A11 and M11. Schooling for all age groups is well provided for with a primary school in the village and further schooling in Ely, including the highly-regarded Kings Ely and Cambridge.
The property is set well back from the road with lovely, sweeping lawns to the front and an in-and-out driveway with wrought iron fencing and gates (currently not used). A further driveway leads up the left of the house opening to an extensive parking area and giving access to the garages and stables. The Limes sits centrally in its plot, surrounded by the well-balanced gardens and grounds and backing onto open fields.
The lawned gardens wrap around the side and the back of the house and sheltered terrace to the rear provides the perfect place for secluded al-fresco dining. The formal gardens are beautifully tended with mature planting and trees and well-stocked beds and borders. Set back behind the gardens is a paddock (approximately 1.5 acres) which is fully enclosed with hedging to the back and post and rail fencing to the front.
The outside space at The Limes is perfect for a growing family and also offers very good equestrian facilities for those wishing to have a pony or two. The outbuildings comprise 3 stables and a tack room along with good storage space which could easily be converted into ancillary accommodation, a home office/gym etc, subject to the necessary consents.
There is also more than adequate garaging and parking, a kennel and a dog run.
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