A Much Improved Detached Cottage With Kennels, Outbuildings, Orchards & Paddocks
11.1 ACRES (stms) - Situated in a rural location on the outskirts of the very popular Georgian market town of Wisbesch, which has an extensive range of facilities associated with a town of this size, including a well respected Grammar School. This detached three bedroom cottage has undergone many improvements by the current owners with just the kitchen and ground floor wetroom to be upgraded by the new owner if desired. The adjoining land was previously used as a productive Bramley Apple orchard and has over the years been slowly cleared to provide pasture with the wood serving the properties log burners, however there is still around 5.5 acres of orchard remaining that could be cleared by the new owners to provide more grazing if required.
Approached off the private driveway the front entrance door opens to a porch which in turn leads to the inner hall having stairs rising to the first floor and doors either side, one to the sitting room having feature inset fireplace with log burner and timber Bressumer beam over, window to front and a door to the kitchen. The other door off the hall leads to a day lounge with feature standalone log burner and is open plan to the dining room which has French doors opening to a rear patio which in the agent’s opinion could easily provide scope for an extension subject to obtaining any necessary permissions. The fitted kitchen is open plan from the dining room and has a useful understairs cupboard, door to the rear lobby and door to the rear hallway having a small study off and a large wet room to the rear. The lobby provides access to the attached larger than average single garage with powered up and over door and a sink unit. To the right of the kitchen and rear of the garage is another space ideal for an extension perhaps to extend the kitchen, subject again to obtaining any necessary permissions. On the first floor are three double bedrooms and a large family bathroom, plus there is a walk in storage cupboard which previously housed a shower, most of which is still in place.
The property is set back off the road and approached via twin farmgates opening to an long gravelled private driveway with parking and turning space in front of the garage and then continues along the side of the property to the rear where there is further parking for numerous vehicles and access to the gated rear paddocks. There are gardens to the front and rear both laid to lawns with mature planted borders. To the side of the house are three large kennels with runs and a smaller kennels with run. To the rear of the garden are two large fenced compounds for exercising dogs, but they could be used for ponies or cleared to provide more gardens or storage.
Potential Equestrian Facilities & Land
Located within the first paddock which has dog proof fencing are two, six bay pole barns with hard floors, plus a third steel framed hay or tractor store (open sided). The pole barns could provide stabling once sides and a concrete floor are laid. The yard area has the benefit of an additional separate access from the road making it ideal should you wish to have any liveries. The land is split to provide one paddock/yard area and one much larger fenced paddock with some fruit trees to the furthest point. A gate form the main paddock leads to the Bramley Apple orchard. In all the land is approximately 11.1 acres in total, subject to a measured survey.
Services & Local Authority
The property is freehold, oil fired central heating, recently double glazed, mains water and electric with private drainage. Local authority is Fenland District Council (tel: 0354 654321), council tax band ‘B’.
The property is approx. 2.5 miles from Wisbech town centre, which has all main facilities including a private Grammar school. The city of Peterborough is just over 20 miles distant and has a regular train service to London and access to the A1 north and south. Cambridge is approximately 42 miles away.
Please Note: The land has an uplift clause remaining for 14 years and equiates to 50% of the uplift in value of the land should planning permission be granted for the erection of any buildings. (residential or commercial)
For more information or to arrange a viewing:
Terrington St. John
Tel: 01553 618834