Located just outside this tranquil village and surrounded by open farmland this imposing home has been significantly improved by the current owners and is well presented throughout. Double doors open onto a large entrance hall with galleried landing above. The two principle reception rooms are dual aspect. There are two further reception rooms and large kitchen breakfast room with separate utility. The six double bedrooms are well served by three en-suites and a large family bathroom including the master bedroom suite which also boasts a dressing area and balcony.
Remote gates open onto a large gravel drive with formal lawns each side, turning circle and central ornamental fishpond. The landscaped gardens wrap around the house and face south to the rear. Within the wider grounds are two barns both with planning permission for conversion into separate residential dwellings. One of the barns is currently used as a four-car garage, workshop and store.
Wimblington continues to be a sought-after village with a sense of community and socially active with a number of clubs and groups for all ages. Wimblington won the Cambridgeshire Times “Best Kept Village” award nine times and came second in the “National Village of the Year” competition. The village church of St Peter’s dates from 1874 and the churchyard is home to the beautiful Italian marble war memorial which was fully restored in 2005 following the hard work of the local community to raise the necessary funds for the works. The pubs and village shop are well supported and March and Chatteris are only short drive away. Wimblington also enjoys a network of footpaths, bridleways and byways which give a glimpse into the history of the village and unique views of the Fens.
With excellent transport links to Cambridge, Ely, Peterborough and London, Wimblington is a well serviced village with good sports facilities available nearby including swimming pool, gyms, rugby club and cricket club etc.
“We were looking for somewhere outside of London where we could create an organic smallholding with some livestock. When we saw the property, we knew it would require a massive refurbishment both inside and out, but we were ready for the challenge. It has been a huge undertaking, and we’ve achieved our goal to restore the potential of the house and the land,” say the current owners.
“We’ve enjoyed looking after our animals during our time here which included llamas, sheep, ducks and chickens, as well as our cow and her baby who roamed freely on the land. The sheep mowed and fertilized the land for us which was a win-win situation! We are working to attain organic farming status and we even had volunteers from the Worldwide Organisation for Organic Farming stay with us to help us achieve our goal. We always leave one field fallow as the bees and butterflies have enjoyed it for a long time and the joy of hearing the sound of the bees singing in their field will stay with us forever.”
“There are many opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors here with amazing places to trek with horses and dogs, as well as clay pigeon shooting, kayaking, fishing, flying and even parachuting. We enjoy exploring the little museums and Stonea Camp, as well as days out in Ely and Cambridge, along with supporting the local events closer to home too, such as summer fairs and village galas.”
“The house and land are perfect for entertaining. It’s a very welcoming house and guests naturally gravitate to the kitchen breakfast area. It’s truly the hub of the home. We’ve celebrated holidays here with friends and family, as well as a huge Halloween party where we decorated the woods with twinkling lights and chocolate which was followed by a firework display. Children can safely explore the natural outdoors as they run, play and climb trees.”
“There’s something magic here. It’s not just about the house and the land, there’s an essence to the place that gives us the opportunity to live a different kind of life. There’s no rush and we’re totally engaged with nature. We’ve slowed down, gained perspective, and have learned to be grateful and appreciate what we have in life. Since the beginning of lockdown, Fenessence has provided us with sanctuary and we have felt safe. There’s space for us all to be together and to work and study from home. We’re continuously supported by nature in this amazing space,” conclude the current owners.
March to Peterborough – 21.3 miles (35 mins approx.)
March to Ely – 19.9 miles (approx. 30 mins)
March to Cambridge – 32.1 miles (1hr approx.)
March Railway Station – 3.7 miles. March to London King’s Cross - 1hr 40 mins approx. March to Peterborough – 16 mins approx.
Manea Railway Station – 4.2 miles.
Ely Railway Station – 17.3 miles. Ely to London King’s Cross – 1hr 15 mins approx.
Lionel Walden Primary School (0.9 miles). Ofsted Rating: Good
Cavalry Primary School (2.6 miles). Ofsted Rating: Good
Neale-Wade Academy (2.1 miles) Ofsted Rating: Good
Cromwell Community College (4.1 miles). Ofsted Rating: Good
Year Built: 1993/94
Council Tax Band: G
The main house set in approximately 1.75 acres is available at an asking price of £900,000.
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