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GLEBE HOUSE

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A jewel of a Georgian house

Grade II Listed House with grand reception rooms, large master suite and 7 further bedrooms

Gardens and ground including tennis court and outdoor swimming pool

Office/annexe, garages/workshop, games room, garden store and tack room

Three bedroom cottage

About 12 acres

An 8 bedroom Listed house with grand reception rooms

Lovely gardens

Staff cottage

Railed paddocks

In all 12 acres

Guide Price: £2,500,000

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SUMMARY

Perhaps the finest Grade II listed Georgian house in the popular village of Cheveley, to the south of Newmarket.  Glebe House is an impressive house surrounded by elegant gardens with a swimming pool,  tennis court, and a converted coach house.

Total 12.07 acres (4.89 hectares)


SITUATION

Newmarket and its surrounding area including Cheveley has long been recognised as the international headquarters of the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry, home to some of the oldest and most successful racing and breeding empires. Glebe House is located in the village of Cheveley which includes a village shop and primary school. The City of Cambridge, which is well known for its educational excellence,cultural heritage and scientific advances lies 16 miles west and offers a wide range of shops and restaurants.There are main line stations at Cambridge (Kings Cross 50 minutes) and Whittlesford (Liverpool Street 1 hour). Trains from Newmarket to Cambridge take 20 minutes.

HISTORY

Glebe House was formerly the Rectory for the village, constructed by the Church for Reverend J T Hand in the mid to late eighteenth century with alterations in circa 1831. Between 1778 and 1946 the house was lived in by rectors and curates. In 1946 the house was sold into private ownership. The village of Cheveley has a longstanding connection with bloodstock with records tracing back to the Duke of Somerset's stud in the early 18th century.

GLEBE HOUSE Coloured red on the plan and extending to 12.07 acres (4.89 hectacres)

Main House 

Glebe House is an imposing Georgian house set back from the high street in the village of Cheveley. Built in around 1776, the house is approached through large eighteenth century wrought iron gates which lead to a gravel turning circle and circular central lawn. The ornate gates were made in 1666 by Edward Pierce and originally stood at Horseheath Hall before it was demolished in 1777; a similar pair can be found at St John's and Trinity Colleges, Cambridge. 

Stone steps lead up to the front door of this beautiful and largely symmetrical period house which provides for a wonderful home. Inside there are well-proportioned reception rooms in keeping with the much admired Georgian style; high ceilings, decorative plasterwork, ornate marble fireplaces and open fires create a grand but welcoming feel.

The accommodation is arranged over three floors and includes an impressive entrance hall, a large dual aspect drawing room with a marble fireplace and a charming bay window. This leads on to an exquisite dining room with high ceilings, which overlooks the garden and paddocks beyond. To the front of the house is a well appointed sitting room which is filled with light from its many large windows, it has a wood burning stove and doors onto a terrace in the garden. There is a spacious kitchen with an AGA and breakfast table, which overlooks the kitchen garden and parking area. Beyond the kitchen are a number of useful utility and laundry rooms, a bathroom and two offices which used to be a self-contained two bedroomed annexe with outside patio.

There is a central cantilevered staircase to the first floor which includes a large master bedroom suite overlooking the garden with a magnificent bay window. In addition it has an en suite bathroom with twin wash basins, bath, separate shower and a dressing room. There are two further double bedrooms on this floor, one with an en-suite bathroom, a smaller single bedroom and a good sized family bathroom. On the second floor there are four double bedrooms, a family bathroom, a small newly fitted kitchen and a sitting room. This floor has recently been redecorated and provides additional flexible accommodation well suited to family, staff or guests.The house has an extensive cellar which is divided into nine rooms.

Gardens and Grounds

In front of the house is a gravelled parking area bordered by a number of mature shrubs and specimen trees with a red brick perimeter garden wall. Behind the house is a large flat lawn edged with a number of flower beds and many wonderful specimen trees, notably an oak, cedar and weeping willow.

A secondary access with an electronic gate leads from the High Street into a spacious gravelled parking area, passing an immaculate walled garden with vegetable beds, rose garden and large greenhouse. The gardens also include a tennis court with an Astroturf surface and a heated outdoor swimming pool with a changing room.

Outbuildings

To the north of the main house is a range of brick built outbuildings with a slate roof which include a tack room, garden store, games room, double garage, single garage, w.c, and two traditional stables. Part of the run of buildings is converted to provide:

Glebe House Cottage which is an attractive single storey cottage extending to 977 sq ft with a kitchen, study, sitting room, three bedrooms and a family bathroom. It is occupied by a member of staff and in very good condition.

GENERAL REMARKS AND STIPULATIONS

Method of Sale

The property is offered for sale by private treaty. Note that Glebe House is Lot 1 of a larger property, the remainder being under offer.

Tenure & Possession

The freehold is available with vacant possession on completion subject to the occupancies described below.

Sporting, Minerals and Timber Rights

The sporting, minerals and timber, in so far as they are owned will be included in the sale. 

Energy Performance Certificates

Full copies of the EPCs can be found in the data room.

Services

All residential properties have mains electricity (single phase), mains water, private drainage and oil fired central heating. 

Planning

The property is offered for sale subject to any current or past development plans, tree preservation orders, town planning schedule, applications, permissions and resolutions which may or may not come into force. Glebe House and the Gates and Gate Piers are Grade II Listed with the Gates and Gates Piers being a separate listing to the main house.

Residential Properties

The residential properties included within the sale will be subject to Council Tax. From our informal enquiries, we understand the residential properties are subject to the following EPC ratings and Council Tax bands:-

Glebe House: EPC N/A, Band H                                    Glebe House Cottage: EPC 10, Band B, Service Occupancy    

Boundaries, Plans, Areas, Schedules and Disputes

The boundaries are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. The Purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and any error or mistake shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation thereof. Should any dispute arise as to the boundaries or any points arise on the general remarks and stipulations, particulars, schedules, plan or the interpretation of any of them, such questions shall be referred to the selling agents whose decisions acting as an experts shall be final.

Easements, Covenants, Rights of Way and Restrictions

The property is sold subject to, or with the benefit of, all existing wayleaves, easements, quasi-easements, rights of way, covenants and restrictions, whether mentioned in the particulars or not.

Employees

Where appropriate, the Purchaser will be responsible for complying with the statutory provision of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) in relation to employees at the property. 

Overage

There will be a reservation in favour of the current owner to share from any uplift in value resulting from future development of any part of the Property. The proposed uplift being 25% of the net increase in value on grant of planning permission at any time within 50 years from the date of completion. Development is to include any residential housing (other than accommodation for stud staff which is the subject of a planning condition to that effect) or any change of use for which Planning Permission is required and which is not connected to the horse breeding or racing industry.

VAT

Any guide price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that the sale of the property or any part thereof or any right attached to it becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition.

Solicitors

Edmondson Hall, 25 Exeter Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8AR

Contact: Anna Hall, Tel: 01638 560556

Local Authority

East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4EE Tel. 01353 665555

Postcode CB8 9DG

Directions

From London and the south proceed north on the M11 as far as Junction 9. Take the A11 dual carriageway continuing north before turning off at Six Mile Bottom along the A1304 towards Newmarket. Continue into the centre of Newmarket before taking the B1063 towards Cheveley. After 3 miles and at the crossroads, take a right hand turn and continue for 0.6 miles and Glebe House is located opposite the church.

Fixtures and Fittings

All fixtures and fittings, light fittings, curtains and carpets, garden statuary, and garden machinery as well as other removable fittings are specifically excluded from the sale. These items may be available by separate negotiation. All tenants' fixtures and fittings, curtains, carpets, ornamental and wall lights, garden ornaments, garden furniture are also specifically excluded from the sale of the freehold property.

Viewing

Viewing is strictly by appointment with either Savills(01223 347274) or Windsor Clive International (01672 521155).

Important Notice

Savills and Windsor Clive International together with their clients give notice that:

1: They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. These particulars do not  form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

2: Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and neither Savills nor Windsor Clive International has not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

3: The reference to any mechanical or electrical equipment or other facilities at the property shall not constitute are presentation (unless otherwise stated) as to its state or condition or that it is capable of fulfilling its intended function and prospective Purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the fitness of such equipment for their requirements.

4: We have not made any investigations into the existence or otherwise of any issues concerning pollution of land, air or water contamination and any Purchasers are responsible for making their own enquiries in this regard. We wish to inform prospective buyers of this property that the seller is related to an employee of Savills

Particulars of sale prepared February 2018. 

Photographs taken June 2017.18/02/06 OC