A rare opportunity to acquire a substantial Victorian residence with an excellent range of original outbuildings and stables set in beautiful mature grounds of about 2.7 acres, overlooking parkland and including a paddock.
A rare opportunity to acquire a substantial Victorian residence with an excellent range of original outbuildings and stables set in beautiful mature gardens, overlooking parkland.
• Situated in the heart of the village in grounds extending to about 2.7 acres including the paddock • First time to the market for 99 years! • Many original architectural features • 3 large reception rooms and large garden room • 5 bedrooms and 2 further rooms could be converted into a separate suite • 2 bath/shower rooms, 2 cloakrooms • Office and Billiard room in separate block • Large stable block and adjacent stabling offer potential to convert to another dwelling (subject to the necessary consents) • EPC rating G
Wimblington is a popular and well-served village located about 3 miles south of March and 5 miles to the north of Chatteris. Ely is 17 miles to the southeast and Huntingdon is 18 miles to the south west, both with mainline stations offering fast access to London. The regional centre of Peterborough is 22 miles to the west. March Station Links direct to Stansted and has good access to Norwich and Birmingham; Manea Station 5 miles due east with direct links to Ely and Cambridge.
Schools: Kings Ely/Wisbech Grammer/The Kings (The Cathedral School) School Peterborough
Park House is set in majestic gardens, which stretch out along the south side of the property giving lovely bright aspects from the sitting room, drawing room and orangery. The property retains its original outbuildings and outhouses with two courtyards, one of which is approached through a most impressive archway with loft above.
Whilst the property is physically very much as it was when built in the mid 1800’s, it has been updated to provide a modern kitchen, bathrooms and cloakrooms and with oil fired central hating system. Many original architectural features are retained including tiled floors, stained glass windows in the hall and landing, wide double bay windows, shutters, panelled ceilings, moulded cornices and architraves and the original kitchen range.
An attractive open porch opens into the reception hall with gothic arched door, carved timber archway, lovely stained glass window with dentated-arched tops and shutters, stairs to first floor.
The drawing room is a bright south facing room with lovely views over the gardens from the wide bay window with panelled ceiling and open fireplace. There is a large storage room off.
On the opposite side of the hall is an impressive gothic arched entrance into a further sitting room with a stained glass window depicting Oliver Cromwell and recessed cabinets with mirrors above. A wide bay window overlooks the gardens and the room features a stone fireplace and panelled ceiling.
The inner hall, with door to the inner courtyard, gives access to the dining room, which has an open fireplace and recessed shelving. Adjacent to this is the pantry with shelves and cupboards and space for a freezer.
The cloakroom has been re-fitted with a W.C and wash hand basin and a ceramic tiled floor. The farmhouse style kitchen has a range of handmade pine units and a large dresser. Recess with cupboards below and above. The built-in Miele appliances include a steam oven, main oven with heating drawer below, and Induction hob with extractor hood above. Space for fridge and dishwasher. Quarry tiled floor and secondary stairs to the first floor.
The rear lobby gives access to the inner courtyard and the large scullery/utility room, which has the original range cooker built into a large fireplace (note this is no longer operative), the oil fired central heating boiler, and a double sink with cupboards below and space with plumbing for a washing machine. There is a further storage room to the rear with pament tiled floor.
On the first floor the large landing has a beautiful stained glass window and panelled ceiling with three Gothic arches at the back of the stair well. The bright airy master bedroom suite has a wide bay window overlooking the gardens. There is a separate W.C. with hand basin off to one side and to the other is an impressive large modern bath/shower room with Jacuzzi style bath, Sauna, large fully tiled shower, hand basin set in vanity unit with marble surround, W.C. and ceramic tiled floor. This can also be accessed from the landing. Adjacent to this is another bathroom with panel-enclosed bath and tiled surround, W.C. and hand basin with corner fireplace.
Bedroom 2 has an arched fireplace and wide bay window overlooking the garden and a range of built-in wardrobes. From this is a walk-in dressing room with built in wardrobe, which has the potential to be converted to an en suite shower room.
Bedroom 3 has an arched fireplace with stone surround. Bedrooms 4, 5 and 6 are accessed from the back landing, which has a secondary staircase to the kitchen. There are two further rooms off bedroom 6, which could be converted to a separate suite.
On the south side of the inner courtyard is the large orangery, which has lovely views over the gardens and double doors on the south side. Adjacent to this is the large Victorian greenhouse.
Accessed from the inner courtyard is the impressive and original Billiard room which has a fireplace, moulded cornice and picture rails, dado panelling and wood block flooring. Adjacent to this is the office, which has timber-panelled walls, wood block flooring open fireplace and a walk in file room.
There is a further freezer room leading into a vaulted ground level wine cellar.
The property has two driveways, the main one being accessed through double gates opposite the church and the second off Chapel lane to the Stable Courtyard.
There is a wide gravel driveway across the front of the house with parking space for several vehicles and an impressive gated Victorian archway which opens through to the Stable Courtyard, where there is garaging for several vehicles. The main stable block is 13.6m x 5.2m with 4 loose boxes with original partitioning, a tack room on the ground floor and a large hay loft above; In all about 141 square metres (1,500 square feet). Adjacent to this is a large store and opposite is a range of 3 open fronted garages/cart lodges, a separate long building with 2 arched fronted bays, 2 further stables and 2 stores. The outbuildings link to and are attached to two further large out buildings, which are attached to the house.
In summary this is a unique gracious house and gardens with enormous potential and wonderful opportunities and potential for someone with imagination and vision.
Additional Information Tenure: Freehold Services: Drainage, Electricity and Water. Oil central heating Local Authority: Fenland District Council Council Tax Band: G Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the selling agents
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