- 4 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 4 receptions
Rare opportunity to purchase substantial period home in 1.25 acres
This impressive period home offers a rare opportunity to purchase a village property in need of renovation and comes with unusually large rear gardens and a charming detached listed cottage. The house is believed to have been in same family since it was built and retains many original features including sash windows, exposed floorboards, deep skirting boards and picture rails and cast iron fireplaces. The two principal reception rooms and bedrooms both have bay windows to the front and the sitting room has been opened through to the dining room which has a secondary staircase to the first floor. The kitchen looks out over the garden and leads through to the rear part of the house which comprises a bathroom and a annexe/reception room with kitchenette. A hallway leads from the front of the house to back with the original staircase with stair rods in situ and steps down to the cellar, perfect for storing wine etc.
The cottage in the grounds dates back to the late 18th century and is a little-altered example of a small cottage cum (cheese) shop of the period. It has two rooms on each level with original fireplaces with moulded surrounds.
The house offers any potential buyer to create a truly wonderful home full of character and history backing onto its own grounds of 1.25 acres with the added bonus of the little cottage that could be converted, subject to planning, for a number of uses including garaging, ancillary accommodation studio, home office or gym.
This property has 1.25 acres of land.
The property is approached through double vehicular gates opening through to the historic driveway and giving access to the back of the house and the cottage. The partly gardens and grounds are exceptional in terms of size and could be landscaped to create stunning outside space on an unrivalled scale for central village house They offer excellent levels of privacy and are west facing, perfect for al-fresco dining and entertaining.
Willingham is a very well served village with an extensive range of local amenities including convenience stores, post office, public houses, butchers, bakers, doctors and dentist and bank. There is a nursery and primary school and the village with secondary education at Swavesey Village College. The village is also within each reach of Bar Hill which has a Tesco Superstore, dry cleaners and coffee shops. For the commuter, there is a guided bus station on the edge of the village, linking through to Cambridge North Station and the city, as well as a mainline rail station in nearby Waterbeach offering a fast rail service into London Kings Cross. There are also excellent road links via the A14 both to the M11, Stansted Airport and London and the A1 to the North.
From Cambridge take the A14 towards Huntingdon. Leave the A14 at the Bar Hill junction and at the roundabout turn right towards Willingham and Longstanton. Cross back over the A14 and then bear left at the roundabout onto the B1050. Follow the road to Willingham. Cross over the traffic lights in the centre of the village onto the High Street. The house can be found on the left hand side just before the right turning into Church Street.
- Reception hall
- Sitting room, family room & dining room
- 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
- Studio with kitchenette
- Detached listed outbuilding
- Gated driveway
- Extensive gardens and grounds
- Over 3000sqft
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