EM&F are delighted to be able to market this exciting opportunity to acquire a caravan and camp site with good sized owners accommodation set in a delightful spot surrounded by wildlife and offering the chance for further expansion to create an ideal holiday sector business. There is potential for many other opportunities as in the past it has been used for horticulture, a dairy business, trout farm, fishery, hatchery and a busy retail/wholesale bottled gas distribution centre which makes it a very versatile proposition . Originally it was a corn mill in the 1920’s - it is even referred to in the Domesday book as a working mill!
Shepreth, to the South of Cambridge, is one of the most picturesque areas in this region, known for it’s Wildlife Park, which holds great appeal for families as well as being only a short distance from the worldwide known attractions of Duxford Air Museum and of course the city of Cambridge itself.
Not many opportunities such as this come onto the market, where you can really make the site your own and create a special place for both your guests and yourself alike and so we do recommend contacting us at your earliest opportunity to arrange a viewing.
THE BUSINESS ITSELF
Whilst already an established caravan and campsite, due to personal circumstances, the business is under developed and could be greatly expanded by someone new who has the vision to see it’s full potential. We are advised that the site currently has consent for 5 caravans and 10 tent pitches but that the local council have indicated to the vendor that they would view positively an application to increase these numbers.
The approx. 3.5 acre site provides ample space to easily create many more pitches with good access throughout as well as electrical hook ups already in place for those existing pitches which can be extended to serve more. With a little clearing there could be a number of pitches with beautiful views across the river and open countryside beyond or set around the stunning wildlife lake, which someone could set for fishing breaks as well if so wished. A second smaller pond to the rear of the site could be filled in and with the surrounding area would also provide further additional pitches.
For the use of guests is a toilet and shower block together with a large timber clad building which would make an ideal camp store and could provide another revenue income for the site. To the rear of the site is a substantial building which has recently been constructed to ‘first fix’ stage and which, subject to planning consent, could be used for a range of purposes, such as a dwelling, lodge home, large games room/multi-purpose room and such like in connection with the business.
ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE AND FOR GUIDANCE ONLY.
The owners property was built in 2002 and comprises a good mix of accommodation to suit modern family life. Set over 2 floors in a private area away from the business part of the site and with its own secluded gardens and parking areas, the property offers a great opportunity for a family to be able to live in an enviable location whilst running an enjoyable lifestyle business from home. The property also benefits from some 20 solar panels generating in the region of 4kw of power - great for the eco conscious.
The entrance hall leads you past the good sized office with dual aspect windows providing a nice outlook from which to work and into the kitchen/diner/breakfast room. The dining area to one end is formed from full height windows offering fabulous views across the lake, the ideal spot from which to take in the resident wildlife. Double doors open out onto the covered decking area giving extra entertaining space especially in the warmer months. The fitted kitchen is further complimented by the adjoining utility area which also has a door to the rear garden. The lounge enjoys a very pleasant aspect looking out on to the rear garden and also benefits from a feature fireplace. There is also a guest cloakroom on this level.
The ground floor inner hallway leads to 2 good sized bedrooms both with en-suites and one with additional dressing room. On the first floor is a substantial room which is served by two staircases and which lends itself to being used for a number of different purposes, it is big enough to form 2 further good sized bedrooms or to be used as additional reception space. All in all a beautiful but practical family home.
An overage clause will be required in respect of the possible future residential development of the site on terms to be agreed between the parties.
The nature of the business means it can be open 24/7 all year or alternatively can be closed as and when required by the owners.
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