Mayfield has stayed in the hands of the same family since it was built back in 1907. Passed from generation to generation, the property has a number of Victorian period features which have been untouched since it was built, including cast iron fireplaces and bay windows. The house has three bedrooms, a conservatory, two bathrooms and is set in mature gardens. There is also an off-lying area of garden land extending to approximately 0.7 acres with a garage, greenhouses and polytunnels which is available by separate negotiation.
Owned by Mr John Harvey, 67, the property was built by his grandparents, Benjamin and Dorothy Ashley. Mr Harvey comments:
"We preserved the majority of the main house and the features which were installed by my grandparents all those years ago. We added a double garage and a veranda and a brick built outhouse with wooden greenhouse. I have trained over 125 winning greyhounds from the purpose-built kennels in the garden which can house up to six greyhounds at a time. We are leaving an original garden seat from 1907 when the property was built, as well as original rockery and mature chestnut and walnut trees.”
Harvey’s son is well-known cricketer, Zak Harvey, who plays for the Northants Saints and who honed his skills on the bowling machine in the garden of Mayfield. Mr Harvey has also installed a series of greenhouses and polytunnels on the adjoining land, from which he grows flowers for hanging baskets which are supplied to local businesses throughout Huntingdon.
Simon Gooderham, Director, Cheffins comments:
“In need of updating, Mayfield is an opportunity to modernise a substantial house set on a no-through road. It has been the most wonderful family home to the Harveys since 1988 and it is hugely rare for a property to have never come to the market since being built over one hundred years ago. As such a substantial house with the offering of the additional land, I would expect us to see a number of bidders on the day.”
Warboys is a large village in Cambridgeshire, lying seven miles from Huntingdon and around 24 miles from Cambridge. The village has a post office, community school, a popular pub, a church and a number of sports and social clubs. Huntingdon station is eight miles away and offers regular services to London Kings Cross in one hour.
The property has a guide price of £400,000 - £425,000 and the adjoining land has a guide price of £80,000 - £100,000, through Cheffins Auctioneers. The sale will take place on 28th September at 2pm at 1-2 Clifton House, Cambridge, CB1 7EA. For more information, please visit www.cheffins.co.uk