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6 Bed Other  For Sale  Springfields   Hemingford Abbots  Cambridgeshire  PE28  - £1,500,000

For Sale
TENURE: Freehold
London and Cambridge are within easy reach from this fine period home. Set in an enviable location in Hemingford Abbotts the property sits in a handsome plot with well presented formal gardens and river access and mooring. This elegant Queen Ann style family home spans three eras, with parts dating to 1600, 1741 and a more modern self contained annex added in 1974.
Arranged over three floors it offers five comfortably sized bedrooms in the main house, two bathrooms and three reception rooms. There is further accommodation including a kitchen, dining room, lounge, double bedroom and bathroom.
The landscaped gardens wrap around the property and there are a selection of mature trees leading down to the river Great Ouse. There are also a selection of outbuildings which can be used as stables or for storage.
The property is in one of the most desirable villages in Cambridgeshire and is offered with no onward chain.

This elegant Grade II listed period home, which boasts enviable garden and grounds, occupies an idyllic riverside location equidistant between the sought after villages of Hemingford Abbots and Hemingford Grey. "My father bought this house in the mid 1960s and it's one that he had admired from afar for a great many years" says James. "He could see it from the bedroom window of his former home, which is just across the fields from here, and when he noticed that it had come up for sale he jumped at the chance to own it. It's one of the most unique properties in the area, not least because of its exceptional setting. The house is surrounded by extensive and very beautiful grounds that are in turn enveloped by open fields, and it also enjoys a river frontage, something that really sets it apart. It's a real slice of paradise, very peaceful and picturesque and yet we have these two gorgeous little villages within striking distance so you never get the feeling of being isolated."

"The house was originally built at some point in the 1600s and it has evolved over time into this very grand residence. Inside it has an abundance of character and retains a wealth of beautiful original features including wood panelling, exposed beams and some very handsome fireplaces. The rooms are all extremely generously proportioned with lovely high ceilings, and there are lots of tall sash windows that flood the house with light and bring in the stunning views of the grounds. My parents made improvements over the years and the house as a whole is in excellent condition and there's lots of scope for the new owners to come in and really put their mark on the place."

"Each of the rooms has its own unique character and charm and so it's incredibly difficult to pick a favourite room. However, the large and elegant reception hall is one of the most impressive spaces, and it's one that provides the perfect introduction to the rest of this home."

"I think what makes the location of the property so very special is the fact that it offers a wonderful sense of peaceful seclusion without isolation. Both villages have a superb feeling of community and both have lovely pubs within easy walking distance. The local transport links are exceptional - you can hop on a train at Huntingdon and be in central London in under 80 minutes; there are some fantastic schools in the area and the house is just a ten-minute drive from the beautiful town of St Ives so all day-to-day needs are catered for."

Growing up playing tennis on the grass court was a weekend family event.
In the 1970s a large annex was added to the house in a very sympathetic way, so it's quite hard to tell old from new. It has a large bedroom, a good-size bathroom, a generous sitting room, a dining room and an extensive kitchen. It could be ideal for multi-generational living or has rental potential

"For me this house holds so many wonderful memories as it's been a place where we've all been able to gather together with family and friends," says James. "However, what really sets it apart from all the rest is without doubt this spectacular location. I can't imagine there are many places quite like it."

Agents Notes - Freehold
Built in the 1600s
Grade II Listed
Conservation Area
Mains Drainage
Mains Electricity
Gas Boiler

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