Stunning mansion with cottages for sale near Newmarket
Chippenham Lodge Stud is a breathtaking property which includes a 10-bedroom mansion, a six-bedroom house, two four-bedroom cottages, two three-bedroom cottages, ancillary buildings and equestrian buildings, including 50 boxes, fenced paddocks and woodland.
The total area covers a staggering 108.72 acres, and the village of Chippenham is approximately five miles to the north of Newmarket, 14 miles to the west of Bury St Edmunds and 18 miles to the east of Cambridge.
Jock Lloyd-Jones, partner at selling agents Jackson-Stops, said: “It’s a fascinating property because you’ve got masses of land there – over 100 acres – and it’s completely private.
It’s all set within a ring fence and there are no public footpaths, bridleways or rights of way – and that’s very unusual in East Anglia.
"Normally these large estates suffer from such infringements, but this one doesn’t.
“In this day and age, when security and privacy are important, I think that’s a key feature. The other point, of course, is that it’s got a great variety of houses.
"The main mansion is a very striking property, comprising 12,000 sq ft of well-appointed accommodation.”
Jock continued: “It’s very much in the contemporary style, so I think this will appeal to modernisers who like up-to-date architecture.
"And then there are traditional farm cottages which have been extended and double glazed, with new kitchens and bathrooms and very pretty gardens.
“Another strong selling point is the parkland setting, with many fine trees, including a separate arboretum, and a beautiful rose garden.”
For horse lovers, the site boasts excellent equestrian facilities, although these could of course be altered should the new owners not wish to keep the stud farm going.
“Sheltered paddocks with post and rail fencing and so forth,” observed Jock, “and within the equestrian complex can be found stud farm offices, boardrooms and everything for running a stud farm business.”
Modern touches can be found throughout the main mansion – which was built by the current owners after they’d demolished the previous house on the site – but are not limited to that particular building.
“Even the cottages have got air-conditioning,” said Jock, adding that the second property – the six-bedroom house – also has underfloor heating.
“You could move in with a toothbrush, it’s all ready to go.”
The largest of the homes was only finished around two years ago.
“The approach to the property is particularly useful,” noted Jock, “in that there is one private entrance for the mansion house and an entirely separate entrance for the stud farm.”
The surrounding land offers plenty of charming walks, and Jock notes that there’s a track that goes right the way around the perimeter of the property.
“That in itself would be a lovely walk, or a nice ride on a horse,” he said.
“Prospective buyers may well consider that the property lends itself to alternative uses, such as prestigious company headquarters, a school or a boutique hotel – all of course subject to planning.”
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