A fine equestrian property built in 1997, Grafham Paddocks is a five-bedroom detached family home, located in the popular Cambridgeshire village of Buckden. It offers 6.5 acres of paddocks, alongside an 8-stable block, hay barn, tack room and a floodlit all weather manege. There is also a large triple garage block and timber garden office. The house is very well-presented with large rooms throughout, high-specification fixtures and fittings, and an indoor heated Swim Spa pool. The College Equestrian Centre, Keysoe is approximately 10 miles away.
Ideally located on the edge of the thriving village of Buckden is Grafham Paddocks, a fine equestrian property that boasts eight acres of rolling grounds. "We bought the property twenty-one years ago and beforehand we'd been searching for somewhere with a substantial amount of land for quite some time, but it was the house itself that really caught our imagination when we came to view it," say the vendors. "Back then it was just three years old, but it had such a lovely ambiance and from the minute we stepped through the front door we knew it was the house for us."
"It has a very traditional layout and all of the rooms boast generous proportions, so there's a tremendous feeling of space throughout. We have a lovely big lounge, a formal dining room which is a great room to entertain in, a garden room, and a swim spa with lovely views across the paddocks. The kitchen has a huge island with space for another large dining table, so it's the room to which people tend to gravitate."
"Over time we've refurbished the bathrooms and kept the dcor up to date and in good order, and just last year we gave the kitchen a makeover, so it's all in excellent condition. We also built a large summerhouse in the garden last year. However, if the new owners wanted to enhance it further, we have planning permission in place to add two small extensions which would add a shower room next to the swim spa, a study to the rear of the garden room, and also for additional stables."
"The house sits in around eight acres of land, which incorporates excellent equestrian facilities," continue the vendors. "We have a number of paddocks that surround the garden, creating not only a lovely outlook but also a fantastic degree of privacy. There are eight stables, a tack room, a hay barn and a floodlit manege, all of which are in excellent condition."
"Shortly after we moved here, we planted a great many trees and shrubs, which have matured nicely. We also planted two copses to encourage wildlife and give some shade to the paddocks. It's a beautiful environment to live in and we love nothing more than to sit out on a summer's evening watching the huge variety of birds that come to visit, just enjoying the sheer peace and tranquility of it all."
"In our opinion the location really couldn't be better," say the vendors. "Buckden is a lovely village and has so much to offer from high-end ladies' fashion, two hotels, a pub, and fulfilling everyday needs of a chemist, supermarkets, a butcher, hairdresser, doctor's surgery and dentist. We're also just a few minutes' drive from the thriving towns of Huntingdon and St Neots, both of which have railway stations straight into London."
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Entrance Hall - Window to front aspect. Staircase to first floor landing. Dado rail. Recessed LED ceiling lights and wall light. Tiled floor. Radiator.
Cloakroom - Two piece suite comprising a low level WC and pedestal hand wash basin. Tiled floor. Radiator.
Living Room - 6.95m x 4.85m (22'9" x 15'10") - Window to front and side aspects. Sliding patio doors to rear aspect. Ornate cornicing. Fireplace with inset LPG gas fire and marble hearth. Two radiators.
Dining Room - 5.40m x 4.90m (17'8" x 16'0") - Window to front and side aspects. High skirtings. Brick-built open fireplace. Pine wood floor. Radiator.
Kitchen Breakfast Room - 7.50m x 7.25m (24'7" x 23'9") - Window to side aspect. French doors to side aspect. Fitted with a range of country-style base and wall mounted units with complementary worksurfaces and matching central island. One and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, Quooker boiling water tap and drainer. Two built-in eye-level Miele ovens (steam and conventional). 5-ring Miele induction hob with Miele extractor over. Integral Miele fridge. Space for dishwasher. Recessed ceiling lights. Three radiators.
Utility Room - Window to side aspect. Fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units with complementary worksurfaces. One and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Space for washing machine and tumble drier. Viesmann boiler (10-year guarantee from July 2016).
Garden Room - 5.30m x 4.00m (17'4" x 13'1") - Windows and door to side aspect with Thomas Sanderson blinds. Polycarbonate roof. Tiled floor. Two radiators.
Swimming Pool Room - 10.95m x 5.45m (35'11" x 17'10") - Three sets of sliding patio doors to rear aspect with Thomas Sanderson blinds. Sliding patio door to side aspect with Thomas Sanderson blind. Heated Swim Spa pool. Built-in bar-style area. Five radiators.
Pump Room - Viesmann boiler (10-year guarantee from July 2016).
First Floor Landing - Double doors to airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Hatch to part-boarded loft with Youngman loft ladder and lighting. Recessed LED ceiling lights.
Master Bedroom - 4.85m x 3.60m (15'10" x 11'9") - Window to rear elevation. Wall lights. Radiator.
Dressing Room - 3.40m x 2.90m (11'1" x 9'6") - Window to rear elevation. Mirrored three-door wardrobe. Radiator.
En Suite - Window to side elevation. Five piece suite comprising a low level WC, bidet, walk-in Matki shower cubicle, and vanity unit with granite worktop and two inset stone hand wash basins. Tiled floor. Recessed LED ceiling lights. Heated towel rail.
Family Bathroom - Window to side elevation. Four piece suite comprising a low level WC, over-sized wall-mounted hand wash basin, walk-in Matki corner shower cubicle, and a corner Jacuzzi spa-bath. Recessed LED ceiling lights. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom Two - 4.90m x 3.45m (16'0" x 11'3") - Window to side and rear elevations. Radiator.
Bedroom Three - 4.00m x 3.90m (13'1" x 12'9") - Window to front and side elevations. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator.
Bedroom Four - 4.90m x 3.45m (16'0" x 11'3") - Window to front and side elevations. Radiator.
Bedroom Five / Study - 3.50m x 2.55m (11'5" x 8'4") -
Outside - The property is approached through wrought-iron gates, leading to a driveway with access to the triple garage block. To the side of the property, separated by low-level hedging, a five-bar timber gate leads to the floodlit all weather mange, stable block, hay barn and tack room, with gated access to the 6.5 acres of rear and side paddocks (all paddocks with mains water supply).
The rear gardens are mainly laid to lawn, with a patio area and mature trees and hedging. They lead onto the paddocks, with open-field views.
Triple Garage Block - 11.95m x 6.50m (39'2" x 21'3") - Three electric Hormann insulated doors to front aspect (one with pedestrian door). Gardener's WC with large sink (hot and cold water supply). Power and light connected.
Timber Garden Office - Window and French doors. TV and broadband points. Outdoor power points, Wood floor.
Stable Block - 25.90m x 4.30m (84'11" x 14'1") - 8 stables (all with light, and a power point on the yard). There is also a hay barn (6.20m x 3.60m) and a tack room (3.60m x 2.15m) with a low level WC and hand wash basin (hot and cold water supply).
Further Information - Date built: 1994
Mains water & drainage
Two LPG gas-fired boilers - 2016
Timber garden office added 2017
Honeywell Smart 'Evohome' Heating Control System on radiators and towel rails throughout
Total plot size - 7.95 acres / Paddock - 6.58 acres.
All measurements are approximate and quoted for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. Seller Insight: Comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.
- Equestrian Property
- 8 Acre Plot
- Five Bedrooms
- Living, Dining & Garden Room
- Timber Garden Office
- Triple Garage Block
- Floodlit Manege
- 6.5 Acre Paddocks
- 8-Stable Block
- Indoor Heated Swim Spa Pool