New Future for Countryside Courtyard near Huntingdon

In a deal negotiated by Cheffins Commercial, Building Blocks Developments Ltd has taken on the conversion to residential of the beautiful historic courtyard at Hill Farm, Wennington, near Huntingdon. The property was sold for close to the guide price of £650,000.

Constructed in the characteristic pale brick of Huntingdonshire with slate roofs, this range of former agricultural buildings is a mix of single storey and two storey properties. BBD is now on site and conversion works have begun. The final scheme comprises five attractive homes: four with three bedrooms and one with two bedrooms. At the centre of the range is a two-storey house that will make a fantastic traditional family home.

“We were very excited when we first visited the courtyard at Hill Farm as we could immediately see the potential. The buildings are very attractive and they are in a peaceful rural setting close to Abbots Ripton, with views across gardens and farmland. The spaces are light and airy as they have vaulted ceilings, which we will retain, along with exposed roof trusses which add a unique character to the houses. We are using the courtyard area to create some interesting garden spaces at the front and two of the homes will also have generous long rear gardens,” explains Andrew Wright, a director at BBD.

“Hill Farm is in the hamlet of Wennington, near Huntingdon, an idyllic spot with thatched cottages, a village pond and mature trees. There’s plenty of space for parking and all homes will have a dedicated parking space, plus the use of shared parking for guests. I’m not a residential agent, but I think when you look at the overall offer, it’s clear that this scheme is likely to attract a great deal of interest once it’s released to the market this summer,” says Philip Woolner, Director of Cheffins Commercial in Cambridge.

Wennington is five miles north of Huntingdon and close to the A1 and A14. Central London is just 50 minutes by train from Huntingdon station. Cambridge and St Ives are also accessible via the A14, or for those who like to work while they commute, the guided bus from nearby Wyton.

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Hill Farm Wennington Case Study