A beautiful estate has come to the property market in Gedney Hill
This beautiful estate has come up for sale in Gedney Hill.
Situated at a quiet, edge-of-village location, Willow Manor features a five-bedroom house and multiple storage areas.
Two pairs of identical metal gates lead into the house under a row of mature weeping willows, where a huge gravel drive stretches across the front of the house.
Its current owners have lived here for the past 14 years and have contributed substantially to the property.
They say: “The newish house gives a very spacious feel with high ceilings and lovely proportions to the rooms.
“There is a blend of traditional style with timber beams and exposed brickwork that give character, yet it is designed for modern living so provides the best of both worlds.
“It’s been a wonderful place for the children to grow up, great for animals and great for entertaining!
“We can fit probably sixty to seventy cars on the drive, and the rooms are so spacious. There’s always plenty of room.”
The large kitchen area is bespoke with oak-fitted worktops topped with granite, and leads through to a sitting area.
At the back of the entrance hall, with flagstones underfoot, lies the spacious rear entrance where you find the study, the downstairs cloakroom and a large utility room.
A nearly 30 foot-long extension has recently been added; it has a wall of bi-folding doors that lead onto what will be a decked area in the garden.
A paddock lies on the west of the garden from which sunsets can be admired. It also features a sheltered duck pond and around 200 trees.
In addition to the equestrian facilities, a massive 25.45 x 15.60 metre barn is currently used for storage, but could be transformed into whatever the new owner desires.
To the left of the house, an attractive garage block with four pairs of doors and a car charging point is currently partially used as a gym and has an upper floor in the roof space reached by internal stairs.
Back inside, the en-suites and the main bathroom accommodate separate baths and showers and are so large that they could be split to create further en suites if required.
This area has potential (subject to planning) to create an annex. Otherwise, it might provide extensive office space if working from home, or be a games room.
At the back, a refurbished timber stable block has a brand new metal roof with anti-condensation backing. Beyond this, a newly brick-built central clock tower adds an intriguing feature. Six stables flank the courtyard. Paddocks surround the estate with separate access from the road.
The owner said: “It’s a wonderful place to live: the road is so quiet there is barely any traffic. With electric gates, it is secure although we have never had any issues in all the time we’ve been here.”