Guide Price £995,000  5 Bed Detached House, Common Road, Weston Colville


A unique opportunity to acquire a substantial detached country house, formerly two Victorian cottages which have been sympathetically converted and extended into one residence, together with a most stylish barn style outbuilding which provides extensive garaging as well as offices above, which are currently used as a rural architects’ practice, all set in delightful mature grounds extending to above 1.385 acres and incorporating a stunning large swimming pond and thatched summerhouse.


Manna Ash House provides versatile accommodation ideally suited to a prospective buyer looking for such outstanding space and flexibility. Furthermore the existing and most attractive outbuilding offers great potential to be converted to a self-contained annexe or developed into a separate residential unit (subject to change of use/planning permission).

The barn has been constructed to a high specification together with its own access plus potential off street parking spaces and already has planning consent for a commercial office/garaging.

The property occupies a delightful and tranquil rural setting, enjoying spectacular and far reaching countryside views and has no close neighbours and the mature grounds are bordered on three sides by farmland. The property is located about 0.5 miles from the picturesque and unspoilt village of Weston Colville which is conveniently located about 8 miles from the historic horseracing town of Newmarket and just 13 miles south east of the university city of Cambridge. The larger villages of Balsham and Linton provide more extensive shopping and schooling facilities are within easy reach.

GLAZED FRONT ENTRANCE DOOR
to:

ENTRANCE LOBBY
with semi-high vaulted ceiling, ceramic tiled floor, matwell and sealed unit double glazed windows to side aspect, moulded arch leading through to:

RECEPTION HALL
with feature ceramic tiled flooring with underfloor heating, staircase leading to first floor, glazed door to paved terrace and garden, opening through to:

PRINCIPAL RECEPTION ROOM
A stunning and atmospheric room with high vaulted ceiling and a central contemporary style circular woodburning stove with cast iron top, exposed beams, magnificent large picture window overlooking the rear gardens with folding wooden shutters, recess with glass shelving, double glazed windows to side aspect with wooden shutters, further recess with glass shelving, two double glazed Velux windows, further double glazed windows to the other side and French doors leading to shinglestone terrace and gardens/entertaining area with barbecue and gardens. Opening to:

INNER RECEPTION HALL
with second set of stairs leading to first floor, ceramic tiled flooring with underfloor heating, two deep built-in storage cupboards understairs, and a pair of glazed doors leading to:

STUDY/FAMILY ROOM
with windows to front aspect, radiator, natural wood style flooring.

SNUG/MUSIC ROOM
with brick fireplace, exposed wooden floorboards, radiator, recess with shelving, windows to front aspect. Door to:

BOILER ROOM
with oil fired floor mounted boiler, ceramic tiled floor, windows to side aspect, recess with fitted storage shelves, inset matwell and door to front.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
A delightful light and spacious farmhouse style kitchen with an inset twin bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps and cupboards beneath, space and plumbing for dishwasher, extensive base units comprising worktops with cupboards and drawers below, integrated double oven with 4 point induction hob and extractor cooker hood above, feature colourful tiled splashback, matching tiled splashbacks, and integrated Bosch gas hob, fitted central island unit with wooden worktops and cupboards and drawers below, pull-out vegetable baskets and fitted bookshelves and cupboards to rear. Window seat with cupboards below, triple aspect windows, radiator. Integrated fridge and freezer.

UTILITY ROOM
with feature high vaulted ceiling with two double glazed Velux windows and a fitted hanging laundry line with pulley, built-in Megaflow water heater and a built-in large fitted airing cupboard with cupboards above, inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps and cupboards below, space and plumbing for washing machine, door to:

CLOAKROOM
with pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and low level w.c., radiator, ceramic tiled floor with underfloor heating.

STAIRCASE LEADING
to:

FIRST FLOOR LANDING
with glazed window to rear aspect overlooking gardens and views towards the pond and window to front aspect with countryside views.

BEDROOM 1
with dual aspect windows overlooking countryside and gardens with fields beyond, radiator, natural wood style flooring.

BATHROOM
bath with shower attachment, separate wall mounted shower unit, glazed shower screen, tiled walls around, wash hand basin and w.c., heated towel rail, extractor fan, glazed windows to rear aspect overlooking gardens.

BEDROOM 2
with radiator, natural wooden floorboards and windows to front aspect with far reaching countryside views.

BEDROOM 3
with radiator, natural wooden floorboards, windows to rear aspect, door leading through to:

BEDROOM 4
with windows to rear aspect, radiator, natural wooden floorboards.

BEDROOM 5
with radiator, fitted wardrobes, windows to front aspect with far reaching countryside views.

BATHROOM
with white suite comprising bath with glazed shower screen, ceramic tiled walls around and wall mounted shower unit, vanity style unit with inset wash hand basin, tiled splashback, cupboards below, low level w.c., access to loft space, double radiator, windows to side aspect.

DETACHED BARN
centrally heated and serviced with toilet facilities, telephone and fast internet connection, plumbing for shower room. Accommodation comprising:

ENTRANCE DOOR
to:

ENTRANCE LOBBY
with spiral style staircase leading to first floor, exposed brickwork, door off leading to:

CLOAKROOM
with low level w.c. and wash hand basin, radiator, ceramic tiled floor.

SPIRAL STAIRCASE TO FIRST FLOOR
leading into:

OPEN PLAN LIVING ROOM/KITCHENETTE
fitted with an inset single drainer sink unit with cupboards below, integrated two point hob, semi-vaulted ceiling with two double glazed Velux windows and at the far end a sitting area with two further double glazed Velux windows and radiator. Exposed wooden floorboards and door leading through to:

OFFICE/STUDY AREA
with exposed wooden floorboards, double glazed Velux windows, windows to rear aspect with views over gardens and countryside beyond.

OFFICE/STUDY 2
with exposed floorboards, double glazed Velux windows to side aspect, windows to front aspect with countryside views and high semi-vaulted ceiling, radiator.

FURTHER SIDE DOOR
to:

MAIN BARN & GARAGING
fully insulated with two large full height oak doors to the front and light and power and further doors set to the rear leading through to a large storage room with windows to rear aspect and two further full height wooden doors leading from the barn.

OUTSIDE
To the front of the property there are five-bar wooden gates leading to an extensive driveway and parking area with hardstanding for several vehicles and immediately to the front of the house there is an attractive garden area laid to lawn with mature hedgerow, well stocked borders, rose bushes and shrubs and a pebblestone pathway and further pair of wooden gates to the other side leading to an additional hardstanding parking area with an adjacent lean-to timber constructed fuel and bin store with pitched roof. Gated access leads into the rear garden.

Immediately to the rear of the house there are the principal gardens which are laid to lawn with a great variety of shrubs, bushes and well stocked borders around. There is also a shinglestone pathway and entertaining area with brick built barbecue immediately adjacent to the house itself and a large paved terrace.

The mature grounds are a very special feature indeed and enjoy total privacy and seclusion and are bordered on three sides by farmland and enjoy breathtaking and far reaching views particularly from the end of the garden over surrounding unspoilt countryside and semi-undulating woodland and farmland. The gardens are principally laid to lawn with a great variety of mature shrubs, bushes and trees around and extend in all to approximately 1.4 acres.

Within the central part of the grounds there is a wonderful natural swimming pond which provides pure, clean water for bathing and a complete haven for relaxing. There is a large timber deck and adjacent to this there is a delightful thatched changing room/summerhouse. Behind the summerhouse and changing room there is an enclosed area bordered by willow fencing and there are also outside water taps and equipment related to the swimming pool.

To the side of the property there are vegetable beds and blackcurrant bushes, rustic greenhouse and there is an enclosed yard immediately behind the barn with a pair of five-bar gates leading to the gardens. There is an extensive shinglestone parking area immediately to the side and rear of the barn with gated access leading into the principal gardens behind the main house.

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