5 bedroom detached house for sale

Willingham, Cambridge, CB24

Under Offer £1,600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Previously a thriving equestrian centre
  • Situated on the fringe of the village with all round field views
  • Set in its own gardens and grounds totaling approximately 38 acres
  • A deceptively spacious five bed detached house with secure gated entry
  • Offering an in-door arena, gallops, court-yard stabling and various outbuildings
  • Grounds split into various paddocks with water supplies
  • The equestrian side is independent to the main house
  • Further two bed detached bungalow within the grounds
  • Double garage with either grooms or home-office accommodation over
  • Offered for sale with no chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of everyday family life a fantastic and rare opportunity has arisen to acquire a purpose built Equestrian Centre in a delightful setting on the fringe of his popular Cambridgeshire village just 10 miles to the North of Cambridge and a few miles off the A14.

Now offered for sale with no chain this fantastic venue awaits a new lease of life either for a keen equestrian orientated family or for business purposes. The sale includes a substantial five bedroom detached family home set within its own gardens and set independently away from the main equestrian facilities. There is also a double garage with either grooms or home-office accommodation over and a further separate and independent two bedroom manager's bungalow.

The equestrian facilities includes two stable yards, one comprising of 14 stables, offices, tackroom, and workshop set around an enclosed courtyard and positioned to enable easy access for lorries and delivery vehicles. The second stable yard used to be focused around two further equestrian buildings, one which used to accommodate 42 loose boxes is now mainly empty, the second offers six stables plus walk-in storage / tackroom. Both yards offer access to a substantial indoor riding school, one large agricultural building, an open hay barn, a five furlong oval gallop and extensive paddocks.

An attractive feature of this outstanding opportunity, are the 38 acres of paddocks, all with their own water supply.

MAIN HOUSE

Approaching Queenholme down a long road narrow road, you sweep through the double wrought iron gates into a large driveway and parking area, ideal for visiting family and friends. As you as you step out of your car you realise just how quiet it is and how private and secluded you are.

The spacious RECEPTION HALL is welcoming as soon as you step inside. A large dog-leg staircase rises to the first floor and doors lead to the CLOAKROOM with washbasin and low level flush WC, drawing room and sitting room.

The DRAWING ROOM is of good size and has large windows to the front and side ensuring the room is swamped with natural light which is a theme that runs throughout the house. Many evenings have been spent sat in front of the feature fireplace with carved Marble surround.

A door leads to the DINING AREA which enjoys a dual aspect with windows overlooking the gardens, there is a corner BAR and this room adjoins a spacious open plan KITCHEN / BREAKFAST / FAMILY ROOM which has a dual aspect, overlooking the rear garden and paddocks beyond. The kitchen space is fitted with an excellent range of units with solid wood work surfaces. There is a brick built fireplace housing the oil fired AGA and there is also an integrated double oven. It is obvious to see why this room is the "hub" of the house.

A door leads to a generous walk-in shelved pantry and a door leads to the UTILITY ROOM. A door from the kitchen leads through to the sitting room with two windows to the front aspect.

FIRST FLOOR

A dog leg staircase leads to a balustrade LANDING with a large window overlooking the rear garden and access to the loft space. Doors lead to all rooms.

There are FIVE BEDROOMS, four of which are generous double bedrooms and all benefit from being dual aspect which offers views over the whole surroundings.

BEDROOM FIVE is a single bedroom but still of good proportions.

There are TWO BATHROOMS, both of which are fully fitted. The family bathroom has a four piece suite to include a panel enclosed bath, fully tiled shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. The second bathroom has a three piece suite.

OUTSIDE

To the front, double gates lead to a sweeping shingle driveway opening to vast area providing ample parking and leads to the DOUBLE GARAGE, with twin timber doors. The remainder of the front garden is laid to an expanse of lawn full enclosed by mature hedging. Two wrought iron gates lead to the rear garden that opens on to a vast terrace, ideal for al-fresco entertaining. This space is surrounded by the remainder of the garden which is laid to lawn. The grounds to the house extend to approximately 3 acres.

GROOMS / HOME-OFFICE ACCOMMODATION above the detached double garage.

A door to the side of the double garage leads to ENTRANCE HALL with stairs leading to the open plan SITTING ROOM / KITCHEN / BEDROOM which has a window to the front aspect. An opening leads to the SHOWER ROOM with a fully tiled shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

To the side of the property, a long driveway leads down to the EQUESTRIAN CENTRE.

Immediately to the left hand side there is a five bar gate which leads to the

MANAGER'S BUNGALOW

A timber door leads to the ENTRANCE HALL which is a spacious area with a tiled floor and doors lead to an excellent sized dual aspect SITTING ROOM that has tiled flooring, a feature fireplace with timber surround and decorative tiled inserts.

The KITCHEN / DINING ROOM is again generous in size and opens up to a CONSERVATORY / FAMILY ROOM and offers excellent views over the gardens and adjoining paddocks.

There are TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS and a BATHROOM.

To the front there is a large shingled driveway providing ample parking and a shaped lawn with mature hedging and planting. The rear garden is laid to lawn.

EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

Adjoining the manger's bungalow is a large parking area and through an archway lies

THE STABLE YARD

Built around a courtyard and comprises an OFFICE which has a doors leading to KITCHEN AREA, UTILITY ROOM, BOILER ROOM, CLOAKROOM, RUG ROOM AND TACK ROOM.

There are FOURTEEN STABLES each measuring 12' x 12' and one stable measuring 15' x 15' with Hancox doors, auto drinkers and automatic lighting, surrounding a concrete apron.

The yard has outside water facilities.

Within the yard is a KENNEL BLOCK providing 10 dog runs with auto drinkers, a FIVE BAY HAY STORAGE AREA. These areas could be utilised as further stabling.

Beyond the stable yard lies

YARD TWO

This area comprises a range of outbuildings to include two steel framed barns with WORKSHOP and WC.

There is a large STORAGE BARN which is steel framed and metal clad with roller doors as well as a GENERAL PURPOSE BARN measuring 30m x 24m, which is again steel framed with open side and is currently used as a HAY STORE.

INDOOR SCHOOL

An excellent steel framed building measuring 48m x 20m with Dutch barn venting. The surface is a mixture of sand and plastic chip. There are kick boards all around.

The former MANÈGE measures 65m x 22m and is enclosed by post and rail fencing.

PADDOCKS

The paddocks extend to approximately 35 ACRES and are currently divided as 10 LEVEL PADDOCKS, all having their own water supply. There is a mixture of mature hedging and fencing, defining the boundaries.

Surrounding the paddocks is an enclosed FIVE FURLONG GALLOP which previously had a bark and peat mix surface and was an ideal training area.

ABOUT THE AREA

The property is situated on the outskirts of the village. Willingham has a fascinating history with early connections with the Bishops of Ely, the Norman era and Cromwellian times and has always been one of the largest villages in the county, in fact this flourishing village now has a population of between 3500 and 4000.

Willingham can be described as a 'real village' with a proper village atmosphere and whilst some villages have gone backwards in terms of amenities, Willingham has flourished. With such a significant settlement comes an abundance of local facilities and services including a primary school, a library, various shops, a bank, a medical centre, a selection of pubs and restaurants / take-aways and a social club.

There are also various clubs and associations including sports and specialist interests as well as good communications with the rest of the local area including the guided bus route between Huntingdon, St. Ives and Cambridge. There are also plenty of footpaths and bridleways in the surrounding countryside.
 

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