Land for sale in Chapel Road, Weston Colville, Cambridge CB21
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Mines Park offers a rare opportunity to acquire an incredible plot of approximately 100 acres, with planning permission for an outstanding contemporary manor house and staff cottages, designed by Tom Emerson of 6A Architects. It is located just eight miles south-east of Cambridge in a rural, lake-side location surrounded by rolling arable fields and ancient woodland.
The design proposes a main structure of over 12,000 sq ft, with a further 2,900 sq ft of staff cottages, in a form that echoes and reinterprets the traditional 18th-century timber-framed manor house. Sustainability is at the heart of the project, employing an exposed-oak structure in-filled with hempcrete for a lower carbon footprint.
The main house is set over four levels and surrounded by a terrace at ground level. Internally, the plan is largely open and therefore highly flexible, with a double-height drawing room at one end, and kitchen, pantry and dining areas at the other.
Seven bedrooms are set over the upper levels, including a double-height master bedroom, all cleverly interspersed with terraces on the first floor and external courtyards on the second.
A swimming pool, spa and gym occupy the lower-ground level, along with staff quarters and underground parking for three cars.
The two staff cottages, 1,500 sq ft and 1,400 sq ft, will offer a low profile next to a wooded area, capped by the contemporary aesthetic of a concrete roof. They are arranged across a central courtyard and linked by sheltered parking bays.
A natural meadow falls to the lake where there will be an orchard and a walled growing garden containing a greenhouse and a family garden. A new woodland is intended to provide around 50 acres of sustainable fuel for the house and a system has been devised for water re-use. Involving reed-bed filtration into a clean-water lake.
Mines Park is set in beautiful rural seclusion between Weston Green and West Wratting. The city of Cambridge and its broad selection of shops and restaurants is easily reachable. Cambridge train station is approximately 20 minutes by car, with direct routes to London King’s Cross in a journey time of around 50 minutes.
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