Guide price £995,000
A UNIQUE FORMER MILL HOUSE DATING BACK TO THE 16TH CENTURY ENCOMPASSED BY THE MILL RACE AND RIVER SNAIL SET AMIDST SUPERB GARDENS AND GROUNDS IN A DELIGHTFUL VILLAGE LOCATION. THE PROPERTY Originally dating back to the 1600s having been carefully extended and enlarged within the last 40 years, Island House is an intriguing period property, comprising a striking mix of brick elevations under a pantiled roof with a grand central chimney. Island House is not Listed and has been within the same family ownership for at least 80 years and offers an unrivalled opportunity to acquire a unique period property, which has now reached the point of requiring modernisation (subject to obtaining the necessary consents). As the name suggests, the house and adjacent remains of the former mill (now a delightful walled garden) occupy a central position amidst mature gardens and grounds transected by both the River Snail and mill race. The accommodation comprises three well-proportioned reception rooms, charming study with an open fireplace, large kitchen and a laundry/utility room. The first floor has a large landing, master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom, three further bedrooms (one with ensuite) and a family bathroom. Many of the rooms enjoy stunning views of the gardens and river with an abundance of natural light, offering an opportunity to modernise and create exciting interior living spaces. LOCATION Island House is located in the heart of the village of Fordham, which provides a good range of village amenities including a public house, village shop, petrol station/ service garage, a range of restaurants offering Chinese and Indian food, two garden centres, primary school, church and chapel. The nearby horseracing town of Newmarket offers a good range of amenities including schools, shops, supermarkets, restaurants and leisure facilities, including health clubs, a swimming pool and golf club. The Cathedral City of Ely, nine miles away, also offers a wide range of services, with excellent schools. Island House is commutable to Cambridge with its burgeoning hi-tech industries, science parks and reputable schools. There is excellent access to the A14 and A11 (M11). Ely, Cambridge, Audley End and Whittlesford Parkway offer direct rail services into London, with the fastest trains taking under one hour. Stansted International Airport is approximately 39 miles. OUTSIDE Island House is approached through a pillared entrance with wrought iron gates leading to a large driveway with parking and turning for several vehicles and access to the garage / outbuilding and a bridge to the gardens and grounds beyond. The attractive established grounds offer a high degree of privacy with the river and mill race providing a centrepiece to the lawns, mature specimen trees, well stocked flower and shrub beds. and shrub beds. With a large paved terrace, footbridges and water wheel, the gardens provide an idyllic setting for enjoyment and entertaining. PROPERTY INFORMATION Post code: CB7 5NQ Services: Mains water and electricity. Septic tank drainage. Gas fired central heating. Tenure: The property is freehold with vacant possession on completion. Local Authority: East Cambridgeshire District Council - Tel: 01353 665555 Council Tax: Band F - Current annual charge: £2,754.22 Viewing: Only by appointment with sole agents Jackson-Stops - Tel: 01638 662231 Agents Note: The outbuilding and garage will be sold subject to a covenant for garden use only in favour of the current vendors.
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