About this property

Key Features

Freehold with vacant possession
Total site area of 1.11 acres
Substantial range of outbuildings
Attractive detached farm house in need of refurbishment and repair


A rare opportunity to purchase an attractive former farmhouse along with a range of substantial outbuildings situated in a rural location just to the east of Ely. Originally serving a surrounding farm, the property was more latterly used as a house and herb nursery, complete with former shop, a range of workshops, stores, office and substantial gardens. The house and buildings are now in need of substantial repair/upgrade but offer unique opportunity to create a wonderful home with flexible outside space so close to Ely city centre. The main house dates from the mid 19th century, and is of brick construction beneath a pitched roof covered with slate tiles. The internal accommodation can summarised as: Ground Floor: Entrance Hall/Porch with oil fired Rayburn; Kitchen with laminate flooring and a range of wood base and wall units with tile worktops and central island; Sitting Room with wood burning stove; Snug with dual aspect double glazed windows and wood flooring; Dining Room with dual aspect windows and door to side and wood flooring; Utility Room with a range of MDF base and wall units and stainless steel sink, along with a pair of double glazed windows; Shower Room with tiled floor, cream wc, brown wash hand basin and shower cubicle with dual aspect double glazed windows; Rear Porch. First Floor: central landing/study area gives access to; Bedroom 1 with fitted carpet, dual aspect double glazed windows and fitted wardrobe; Bedroom 2 with fitted carpet, double glazed window, fitted wardrobe and access to; Dressing Room with fitted carpet, double glazed window, wash hand basin and a range of fitted wardrobes; Family Bathroom with laminate flooring and brown wash hand basin and bath; Cloakroom with brown wc and wash hand basin and double glazed window. The gross internal floor area of the house is approximately 166m² (1784ft²).


Freehold with vacant possession


In addition to the main house, there are a number of substantial outbuildings including: Former Shop/Workshop/Store/Garage: Found to the front of the site, this green painted single storey structure is of predominantly brick wall construction beneath a pitched corrugated sheet roof. The barn has various internal dividing walls creating a former shop area, office areas, wc, workshops and substantial garage. The gross internal floor area of this substantial barn is approximately 137m². To the centre of the plot is a substantial coal shed of timber frame and clad walls under a pitched tiled roof. Finally, there is the "Little House" which is built to the south of the main house, totals 16m², is of brick wall construction beneath a pitched tiled roof. Within the little house is an old bread oven and apparently the building was once home to 4 Italian prisoners of war! The property has a generous total plot of 1.11 acres with access from the public highway. The plot features various vegetable growing areas, herb garden areas, and delightful mature gardens with numerous mature trees, hedges and shrubs, all of which overlook open farm land to the south. The property is now in need of significant updating and repair. There is evidence of structural movement within the main house, whilst the eastern wall of the green barn is also falling away and requires repair. Planning It is understood that the green barn at the property has been used for retail purposes in the past, but we recommend that any purchaser make their own enquiries of East Cambs District Council Location Dairy Farm House is ideally located less than 2 miles to the east of the popular city of Ely. Heading east from Ely, continue through Queen Adelaide crossing 3 railway lines and the river Great Ouse. After crossing the final railway line, Dairy Farm House is then the second property on the right hand side. Auctioneers Note There is an ongoing insurance claim for the movement that has caused the east wall of the green barn to fail. Please note that any settlement figure will be retained by the current owner of the property - see legal pack for details.

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Legal Packs

www.cheffins.co.uk/auctions/property-auctions or Catherine Abbot at Ellison Solicitors, Wherstead Park, The Street, Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2BJ


Cheffins Ely Residential 01353 654900

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