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5 bedroom detached house for sale

West Wickham, Cambridge, CB21

Withdrawn from Market £1,100,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Individual 'upside down' design with equestrian facilites
  • Planning permission granted for a single storey detached dwelling
  • Main residence providing accommodation of 2900 square feet
  • Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Four further double bedrooms
  • Most spacious semi - open plan living accommodation
  • Expansive kitchen / breakfast room
  • Gardens and grounds extending to five acres
  • Outbuildings / Stabling and tennis court
  • Beautiful farmland views

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Topfield House is a lovely family home that lies in the peaceful Cambridgeshire village of West Wickham. The house is set in five acres of beautiful grounds that overlook the rolling countryside beyond, and yet it is a mere ten miles outside the historic city centre of Cambridge, making it a location where one can truly enjoy the very best of both worlds.

The house was constructed in the late 1970s and designed in a way that makes the most of its outstanding setting. The large bedrooms are situated on the ground floor, while the first floor comprises a huge, open-plan living and dining area, as well as an extremely spacious kitchen and breakfast area. On this level, floor-to-ceiling windows bring the magnificent views right into the house, and during the summer months French doors can be pushed back to allow everyday life to flow out onto the spacious balcony beyond. The owners say that having so much space has been ideal, and that even when the house is full of friends and family they never get the feeling of being on top of one another.

Stretching the length of the house is a large patio, beyond which a vast proportion of the land has been left unfenced, providing the ideal natural playground for children. The area also incorporates a tennis court, which the owners say has been a much-loved feature, as well as a large ornamental pond. With the rest of the acreage being divided into paddocks and having stabling adjacent to the triple garage, also makes this the perfect property on which to keep horses.

An excellent opportunity to acquire a most individual five bedroom 'upside down' detached residence, offering expansive accommodation of 2,900 square feet requiring cosmetic improvement and set within grounds of approximately five acres, with the added benefit of planning permission being granted for a detached single storey dwelling.

This fine residence occupies an elevated position within this popular Cambridgeshire village and is ideally suited to those requiring a project or for an extended family.


A glazed front door with full height glazed windows either side leads in to the RECEPTION HALL which is a spacious and inviting area with a staircase leading to the first floor and doors leading to all rooms. This area fully open to the first floor ceiling, creating a wonderful sense of space and this sets the scale, which continues throughout the whole property.

The MASTER BEDROOM is a superb room, flooded with natural light from the windows to the side elevation and large patio doors leading to the terrace. A door leads to the EN-SUITE BATHROOM which is fitted with a three piece suite to include a corner bath, wash basin and WC. There is a window to the rear aspect and heated towel rail.

BEDROOM TWO is an impressive space with windows to the front and side aspects. There is ample space within this room to create a sizeable en-suite, if necessary.

BEDROOM THREE and BEDROOM FOUR are both good double bedrooms with windows to the front aspect.

BEDROOM FIVE is a double bedroom with a window to the rear aspect, overlooking the gardens and paddocks beyond.

The FAMILY BATHROOM is fitted with a four piece suite to include a panel enclosed bath, double shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. There is a window to the rear aspect and a heated towel rail.

The LAUNDRY ROOM is located at the far end of the ground floor accommodation. There is a glazed door leading to the rear garden, wall units, space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Further cupboards house the oil fired central heating boiler, immersion and there is also an airing cupboard.


Stairs from the ground floor lead up the first floor accommodation which is an amazing, predominantly open plan space, flooded with natural light from the full height windows to the front aspect and further windows to the side and rear aspects, providing stunning views across the gardens, paddocks and neighbouring farmland. The is a central gallery and this opens up to the SITTING ROOM which has a feature fireplace suitable for an electric insert and patio doors leading out to the large balcony, which is perfect for relaxing on, during the warmer months to fully appreciate the location.

From the gallery, there is a wide archway which opens in to the DINING ROOM with windows to the rear aspect.

The CLOAKROOM has a window to the rear aspect, WC and wash basin.

Doors from each side of the gallery lead in to the KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM which spans the depth of the building. It is a magnificent size and fitted with an extensive range of wall and base units with work surfaces and complementary tiling. There is a range of built in appliances which include a fridge, freezer, double electric oven and dishwasher. There is a central island unit with integrated electric hob and extractor hood above. There is ample space in the breakfast area to accommodate a family size table and further soft seating if necessary.


The property is approached via a tarmacadam driveway, running alongside a lawn front garden with established tree and hedgerow. This leads to a front parking and turning area for numerous vehicles and in turn leads to the rear of the property and the OUTBUILDINGS which includes GARAGING, OFFICE, STABLES, STORE ROOM and further parking.

To the side of the building there is an enclosed, full size TENNIS COURT.

The rear garden commences with a large paved terrace and this adjoins an expanse of lawn with feature pond and water feature. There is an array of established flowering shrubs and trees which complement the grounds beautifully. The garden then leads directly in to one smaller paddock and three larger paddocks, all enclosed by post and rail fencing.

The site in total, extends to approximately 5 acres.

AGENTS NOTE: We have been advised by our clients that planning permission has been obtained, for the demolition of the outbuildings and erection of a three bedroom detached single storey dwelling.
Full details can be found on the South Cambridgeshire Council website, under reference S/1160/15/OL.


West Wickham is a rural yet accessible village in south east Cambridgeshire small village close to the Suffolk and Essex borders; although, we understand that the parish covers some 2,931 acres. Its straight southern border follows the ancient track of Wool Street that divides it from the parishes of Linton and Horseheath. At the time of the Domesday Book, the parish contained three settlements: Wickham at the centre, plus the hamlets of Enhale, now Yen Hall, and Streetly which is now Streetly End.

About twelve miles from the historic university city of Cambridge and also with convenient access to the market towns of Newmarket and Saffron Walden. West Wickham is an ideal location from which to enjoy access to a rural environment without feeling isolated. The location is also convenient for the access to the A11, M11 and Whittlesford Parkway station. Cambridge is a shopping, cultural and recreational centre in its own right with a commute from the city's station taking from 45 minutes to London's Kings Cross. 

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11 January 2016


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