Features

  • Willingham House with 3 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, office, utility room and garage.
  • Terrace and immaculate garden.
  • Stud Buildings including 42 boxes in 3 yards, barns, horse walker, lunge ring and extensive railed paddocks.
  • Cottage with 2 bedrooms.
  • In all 100.49 acres (40.68 hectares)

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Tenure: Freehold

 

Introduction

Willingham House Stud is superbly placed to take advantage of Newmarket's prominent position in the bloodstock world. For many years Willingham has been used for the boarding of broodmares and the preparation of their progeny for the sales. Immaculately presented, the stud is a real centre of excellence which a buyer can further develop due to the recent expansion of the paddock area.

Location

7 miles from Newmarket, Willingham House Stud is close to Brinkley, a popular village, and is in easy reach of Cambridge 14 miles away. Nearby Burrough Green has a pub, church and primary school. Willingham House Stud is situated on Willingham Green Lane, just south of the village.

Willingham House

Originally built in the 1970's, Willingham House is behind a high hedge well set back from Willingham Green Road. In superb condition, the house has been fastidiously maintained. Built of brick under a tiled roof, it is an excellent family house with flexible accommodation with up to seven bedrooms including the annex, which is currently incorporated into the main house. High ceilings throughout give the house a light and airy feel. The hall, kitchen and utility have stone floors. The well fitted kitchen has an oil-fired Aga and electric hob and oven.

On the first floor are six bedrooms, two of which are ensuite, and two family bathrooms. Some of the bedrooms are dual aspect with views over the stud. A large office overlooking the stud could be converted to a seventh bedroom.

The house has a gravel driveway, with a separate entrance to the rest of the stud. There are excellent gardens surrounding the house, with a terrace accessed from the breakfast room and the side hall.

The Stud Farm

The Paddocks

Around 50 acres have been in paddocks for many years, a further 35 acres were acquired more recently and have been fenced and put down to grass in the last year. The stud now occupies most of the southern side of the village of Brinkley

The main block is 98 acres in total, with a further 2 acres to the south, on the other side of Willingham Green Road.

The Land

Flat and gently sloping, the land has been meticulously maintained to create the perfect environment for the rearing of young horses. Classed as Grade 2 on the Agricultural Land Classification map, the soil is a highly fertile, lime rich loamy and clayey soil.

With a separate entrance, the stud farm buildings are in three main areas:

The Main Yard (22 boxes including 4 foaling boxes)

Approached by a tree-lined avenue going past the main house, this comprises 26 boxes and a 2 bedroom cottage. In the middle is a forage/feed barn, a vet area with stocks, a tack room and mezzanine rug store. At one end is a 6-bay horse walker and nursery paddocks, at the other a lunge ring, all weather turnout pen and small paddock.

At the western end are four foaling boxes with a well equipped sitting up room in the middle that opens directly into two of the boxes.

At eastern end of the main yard is a staff cottage of 792 sq. ft. This has 2 bedrooms and a shower room, sitting room, kitchen. In addition is a store which could be a third bedroom by adding a window.

The Sand Yard (12 boxes)

By the stud entrance, this consists of 2 barns and a lean to. Fronting the drive is a 5-bay barn for forage and machinery with 6 boxes in a lean-to behind. Facing the entrance is a 4 bay steel clad barn with 6 Loddon boxes. In addition there is a turnout pen and a loading ramp.

The Isolation Yard (8 boxes)

At the western end of the stud farm with a separate entrance. A range of 8 loose boxes, a store with veterinary treatment area, turnout pen and muck heap.

General Remarks

Method of sale: Willingham House Stud is offered for sale as a whole by private treaty

Tenure and possession: The freehold is available with vacant possession upon completion.

Council Tax

Willingham House - Band G

Willingham Stud Cottage - Band B

Energy Performance Certificates

Willingham House - D

Willingham Cottage - F

Utilities: Willingham House: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired underfloor central heating and Aga.

Planning: An application has been submitted for change of use of the recently acquired agricultural land.

Local Authorities:

Willingham House stud is in two separate authorities:

South Cambridge District Council www.scambs.gov.uk

East Cambridgeshire District Council www.eastcambs.co.uk

Business Rates: The current rateable value is £4,200. This is below the current threshold for the payment of rates.

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 on the interpretation of any of them, such questions shall be referred to the selling agents whose decisions acting as an expert 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. Some footpaths pass through the stud farm, however these are away from the stud buildings.

Land Based Schemes and Designations: The land is not entered into BPS, ELMs or similar. The land is in a nitrate vulnerable zone.

VAT: An option to tax has been made in respect of 34.39 acres, part of the title number CB242137. For further details contact the agents.

Overage: Approximately 34 acres are subject to an overage provision. For further details contact the agents.

Fixtures and fittings: The fixtures, fittings and equipment may be available to purchase at a reasonable valuation; however, they are not necessarily included in the sale of the property.

Viewing

Strictly by appointment with the joint agents Windsor Clive International and Savills.

Tel: 01672 521155, 0207 4098871.

Directions

From London and the M11: Take the A11 and filter left signed A1304 towards Newmarket. After the level crossing at 6 Mile Bottom turn right to Brinkley, and in Brinkley turn right on the B1052 towards Weston Colville. After half a mile turn left into Willingham Green. The entrance is ¼ mile on the left.

From Newmarket: Take the Dullingham Road, B1061, through Dullingham and Burrough Green and Brinkley, then after half a mile turn left onto Willingham Green. The entrance to Willingham House Stud is ¼ mile on the left.

Postcode

CB8 0SW

Particulars prepared June 2022. Photographs taken June 2022.

 

Last Modified 17/08/2022

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