17 bedroom detached house for saleIckleton Road, Duxford, Cambridge
Guide Price £2,000,000
- 806 sqm / 8681 sqft
- 0.9 acre / 0.36 ha
- Detached property
- 17 bed, 17 bath
- Gardens and parking
- EPC - E / 115
- Enormous potential
A handsome, historic detached property with 800sqm / 8600sqft of accommodation and a variety of potential uses, standing in just under an acre right at the village centre.
Duxford Lodge is a very important property, standing right at the centre of the village, apparently at its highest point and was originally a large private house. During the second world war it had operational links with Duxford Airbase and became the residence of the highest ranking Officer at the time. There are various rumours of its use during the war, including visits from prime ministers and even a secret tunnel linking the house with the airfield. Most recently it has been run as a boutique 15 bedroom hotel (2 staff bedrooms) and wedding venue and has previously had a successful restaurant.
It might suit a variety or alternative uses, subject to planning permission, including:
* Conversion to a very large single house.
* Residential development of the existing building and plot.
* Alternative commercial use, for example as a company HQ.
* Further leisure development.
Duxford Lodge occupies a prominent corner position within the village conservation area where Ickleton Road meets St Peter's Street on a plot of about 0.9 acres / 0.36 ha.
The main house is over 4 storeys and provides about 721sqm / 7766sqft GIA of accommodation with a linked single storey annex of about 85sqm / 915sqft.
The house is towards the north end of the plot with tarmac car parking for over 20 cars to the west and neat, lawned gardens to the south and east.
The owner would prefer a straightforward outright sale, but may consider offers conditional on planning permission or a long lease.
Duxford is a traditional village about 7 miles south of Cambridge with excellent access back to the city and to the M11 at junction 10. There is a mainline station about a mile outside the village at Whittlesford Parkway that gets to Cambridge in 15 minutes or less and London Liverpool Street in about 63 minutes.
Local facilities include an Ofsted 'Good' primary school that feeds highly regarded Sawston Village College and has a pre-school, a general shop and store, three pubs, a beauty salon, two churches and various greens and open spaces.
The village is surrounded by open countryside and is neighboured by the famous International War Museum and airfield to which village residents receive free passes.
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