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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Doddington Road, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, PE16

Guide Price £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Equestrian Facilities
  • Originating in 1955
  • Architect Designed Farmhouse
  • Set on Approximately 18 acres
  • Ten Stable Block Designed by Current Owners
  • Versatile Accommodation
  • Equisand and Equirubber Arena
  • Rural Location
  • Viewing Highly Recommended

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An opportunity to purchase this stunning architect-designed Farmhouse originating in 1955 with sympathetic later additions. The property stands within an impressive plot of approximately 18 acres and benefits from exceptional equine facilities.

Carters Bridge Farmhouse is approached via a tree-lined graveled driveway that leads to the circular driveway and a hedge-lined lawn
taking centre stage. There is ample parking for numerous vehicles and views over the surrounding paddocks.

This handsome double-fronted farmhouse has retained a number of original features including leaded windows. This striking property has a wraparound terrace providing several areas to dine, relax or just take in the beautiful surroundings.

The front entrance door leads to the spacious entrance hall leading through to both sides of the property. The ground floor comprises
of an impressive principal reception room with feature fireplace and archway incorporating the separate lounging area, a formal dining room with open fire, a spacious kitchen/breakfast room with fitted kitchen units, AGA and Rangemaster cooker. There is a large shower room, study and an inner hallway off the kitchen which leads to an additional study, utility room and double garage with workshop. A garden room with extensive glazing is situated off the principal reception room and leads on to the paved terrace enjoying views over the stables and surrounding gardens.

The upper two floors provide spacious landing, five double bedrooms, ample fitted storage and two further bathrooms. All bedrooms benefit from far reaching views over the surrounding gardens and land. The private gardens surround the entire property and a separate section of garden can be reached via any side of the property. A paved pathway leads to the impressive stable block of 10 Scotts of Thrapston stables including 2 foaling boxes, tack room and feed room. There is an original stable block of 2 stables, parking area for lorries and trailers, a 50m x 33m Charles Britten arena, cross country area, and fields with post and rail fencing.

The purpose-built facilities were designed by the present owners who are both veterinary surgeons and no expense has been spared in the construction and maintenance of the buildings and fields.

Main Yard. This comprises of 8 loose boxes 3.6m x 3.6m and 2 foaling boxes 5.4m x 3.6mm. Both the tack room and feed room are 3.6m x 3.6m respectively and each benefit from having hot and cold water.

Water is piped to each stable and has a drop down pipe with a tap to a bowl to avoid having to carry water whilst being able to measure the water consumption of each horse. The 4 boxes on the field side have a half stable door which provides a view of the paddocks. The apron of the yard and the eaves extend further than is usual to provide extra cover when raining.

Original Stable Block This consists of 2 stables with a shared feed and tack room which has a cold water supply and all areas have ighting. There is a hay store next to these stables. There is also an alarm system.

Arena The 50m x 33m Charles Britten arena is sited next to the road so horses can get used to the traffic without having to venture onto the road. The surface is equisand and rubber and particular attention was paid to drainage and as a result the arena has never been waterlogged or deep to ride on. It is low maintenance only requiring harrowing and the width allows plenty of show jumps to be used.
Fields One field has 2 static timber cross country fences, a 2 tier derby bank and 2 ditches. Throughout the property are copses which are used as jumping lanes.

Post and rail fencing is used throughout and there is a piped water trough for 2 of the fields as well as a field shelter. The fields are large enough to be sub divided into paddocks.

Layout Horsebox and trailer access is via a concrete drove to the side of the property which has an electric barrier. Double gates lead to the parking area and for deliveries there is easy access to storage areas. Planning permission was given for the erection of a barn for storage but the present owners have not required the extra storage space.

The main yard, parking area and old stable block are fitted with motion sensors for lights which can also be controlled from the house. The drove at the far end of the property also has a locked barrier. With the kind permission of 2 farms there is extensive hacking out without having to ride on any roads.


 

VENDOR INSIGHT Being devoted equestrian enthusiasts, we have since installed comprehensive equine facilities in the property's grounds," say the owners, "including a 10-stable block purpose-designed by us and built by Scotts of Thrapston, a 50m x 33m Equisand and Equirubber arena installed by Charles Britten, as well as extensive post and rail paddocks." The location of the property permits the most idyllic of country lifestyles.

"The house itself is south facing and the terrace and garden room face west," say the owners, "attracting the evening sunshine. There are several wooded copses which horses and riders can access and it is possible to ride out over miles of open countryside with farmers' permission. There is a private fishing lake to the rear of our land and in December and January numerous ame shoots. An arable farm to the north and west of our land, owned by Lord de Ramsey, provides a pleasant place to take an evening stroll as well as simply amazing views."

"The fact that it lies within easy reach of excellent schools and close to a small town with good amenities is another great advantage of the property," continue the owners. There are high quality schools in Ramsey, Ely and Cambridge and an Aldi supermarket in Chatteris. Rail links to London from Peterborough and Huntingdon are fast and frequent, with a journey time of less than hour. We are close to trunk roads and motorways that give access to all areas of the country, with Stansted airport just an hour away by car."

"The west facing garden room and terrace are our favourite areas for relaxing but we also love the dining room for our large family get togethers and dinner parties."

"The location of Carters Bridge Farmhouse provides the best of both worlds-country living and convenience-allowing us to create an equestrian haven and a comfortable family home within reach of all amenities."
"We have lived happily here for 24 years - our six children have grown up here and left the nest, leaving us with many happy memories."

"We will miss the rural peace, intimacy and privacy of our home and the fantastic equine facilities."* 


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