Under Offer
Asking Price £750,000

Rookery Road, Wyboston, MK4 (ref: 247875)

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Key Features

  • BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED FIVE-BEDROOM HOME
  • EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY
  • INDIVIDUALLY BUILT
  • PLOT IN EXCESS OF 2 ACRES
  • OPEN-PLAN KITCHEN/DINING/FAMILY ROOM
  • VILLAGE LOCATION JUST ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE MARKET TOWN OF ST NEOTS
  • SHORT DRIVE TO ST NEOTS MAINLINE STATION (LESS THAN 45 MINS TO LONDON)
  • ANNEXE POTENTIAL
  • EXCELLENT A1 ACCESS
  • PADDOCK, RIDING ARENA, BARNS AND STABLING, WITH SEPARATE DRIVE ACCESS
  • 30 FT BARN/WORKSHOP
  • WOODLAND
It’s difficult to quickly sum up Little Gables and do it justice. It’s a great family home, an organised equestrian property, and an adventure just waiting to happen. It’s filled with potential, especially if you need to work from home, and is calling out for an owner who just loves the outdoor life.

There’s a secret garden, a private piece of woodland, purpose-built stables and fast-track arena, a huge workshop, two barns… even the prospect of an annexe or business/studio space.

Family life, creativity and horses; Little Gables is ready to support the best of these worlds.

Close to the popular market town of St Neots and a short drive to the railway station where trains take less than 45 minutes to reach central London, the house itself is lovely and private, set away from the road and settled into the landscape, surrounded by mature shrubs and trees.

The comfortable kitchen/family room is at the heart of the home and overlooks the pretty private garden that lies closest to it. The Indian fossil sandstone floor in here is beautiful and practical, and can be warmed with underfloor heating when needed. There are bespoke storage units topped with solid wood, and an island unit with a granite worktop. The dining area looks out through French doors to the garden and ‘The Old Piggery’, which dates back to when the surrounding land was used as small-holdings during and just after World War II.

Perfect for muddy wellies and field-weary dogs the utility area, just off the kitchen, is equipped with bespoke storage units and a very practical stainless-steel sink. Its external door opens directly onto the second driveway built specifically for access to the paddocks and stable area.

A set of French doors also open out from the cosy family room area into the bespoke conservatory, where you can rest and take in views up the garden towards the paddocks, maybe catching a glimpse of some local wildlife and listening to the sound of water trickling into the pond just outside.

Great for parties and entertaining, you can open up all the doors from the family/kitchen area into the conservatory and garden so it becomes one big sociable space.

A second sitting-room/snug, along the main hallway from the family room, which is slightly more formal but no less comfortable, gives an alternative place to escape to and relax in peace. Its open fireplace is ready to warm you on colder days and you can again enjoy views down the garden towards the paddocks through patio doors that lead into the conservatory.

The sitting-room/snug and main hallway both have engineered oak flooring, providing a beautiful real wood floor but with the practicality of low maintenance and extra toughness. From the hallway you can also access the downstairs cloakroom, and an office space with fantastic floor-to-ceiling built-in storage. Cleverly disguised as part of this storage unit is a doorway to a separate guest suite. This area consists of a large double room, en-suite shower room and its own external door to the front of the property. It could remain as a guest suite but would also make a great small business space or, combined with the office (and subject to appropriate planning consent), be converted into a separate annexe.

Upstairs at Little Gables there is a peaceful master bedroom that has views over the Old Piggery building to the paddocks and woodland beyond, its own en-suite shower room, and lots of built in wardrobe space. There’s a second large double bedroom with views over the garden to the rear and two spacious single rooms. The family bathroom is prettily clad in wooden matchboard to half-height and tiled along the bath wall.

Outside is where Little Gables really grabs your imagination. To the front is a gated driveway area big enough for at least three cars, and a second driveway specifically for horse and maintenance vehicles. The gardens close to the rear of the house are private and mature, and two ponds trickle gently away. A further ‘secret garden’ lies to one side, where children can safely play or you can rest in the arbour among the trees. A brilliant, double-height play house sits just behind the Old Piggery (currently in use as a workshop and mower/tractor store), and next to the gated vegetable garden with its raised beds.

The Old Piggery itself presents a great opportunity for anyone wanting to run a small mechanical business or keen hobbyist, and the second driveway runs through it (due to the special addition of extra-height doors) so that horses can be loaded into their boxes without unnecessary stress, and driven straight out to the road that way.

The stable block consists of three purpose-built, well-maintained stables and is on mains water and electricity. There’s a generous concrete yard in front of the stables. The first paddock contains a barn where the horsebox can be stored, and a separate field shelter. There’s a superb fenced arena with fast-track rubber and silica sand surface, and a strip of field to the side leading to the second paddock beyond. A combination of fences and horse-safe hedgerow make the paddocks secure.

Right at the end of the garden is a piece of deciduous woodland ready to light the imaginations of young and old alike. A summer house and an old wooden playhouse sit invitingly among the trunks of the young trees, and you can picture fairy lights, camping adventures – even mini-festivals.

There’s so much scope for creativity at Little Gables, and so much hidden behind its very relaxed frontage. The best way to appreciate it really is to visit and experience it for yourself.

Stamp Duty Due

Based on a sale price of £750,000 the total amount of stamp duty payable will be:

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Last updated: The calculators have been updated following the introduction of a stamp duty holiday until 31st March 2021.

* This value is based on the standard rate and not applicable to first-time buyers or buy-to-let / second home buyers.

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Further Details

  • Status: Under Offer
  • Reference: 247875

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