Bell, Balsham

Freehold for Sale

Price: Offers in the Region of £360,000 Ex VAT exc VAT

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Rarely available freehold in south Cambridgeshire

Key Points

  • 0.4 Acres - (0 ha)
  • Freehold sale with benefit of vacant possession
  • Superbly positioned freehold close to Cambridge with easy access to Newmarket and Haverhill
  • c. 60 internal covers with outside seating at the front and rear
  • Spacious 4-bed 1st floor flat- all double bedrooms
  • Site area- 0.4 acres (approx)
  • EPC Rating: E (111)


Balsham is an attractive commuter village south west of Cambridge, to the south of the A11, with a population approaching 2,000. The village is also within comfortable driving distance of Newmarket and Haverhill. The Bell is situated in the centre of the village which also boats a Post Office and a second public house, the Black Bull.


The Bell is a detached brick built half rendered 2 storey property under pitched slate roof.

The ground floor is accessed via a central lobby entrance. To the right hand side is a public bar with stripped floorboards, darts board, AWP and wooden bar servery with dedicated male and female WCs. In total this area, including bar stools, caters to 27 covers. To the left hand side is a lounge bar and dining area with 30 covers plus an additional set of WCs. To the rear is a commercial trade kitchen with wash up and storage areas. A cellar and spirit store is located at ground floor level leading in to a service courtyard.

The 1st floor provides a large domestic flat comprising 4 double bedrooms, office and lounge with separate bathroom.

Externally the property provides a large rear grassed trade garden (15 picnic tables) plus rear patio and BBQ area. There is an additional front seating area for a further 8 picnic benches.

To the side is a tarmac car park for around 18 cars. At the rear of the car park is a single storey timber framed and slate roof barn, currently used for storage purposes.


The area of the site, as measured from digital mapping, is approximately 1,650m², or 0.4 acres, with the ground floor footprint (GEA) extending to 190m² (2,045 ft²) and the outbuilding 70m² (753 ft²).


The vendor requires an overage provision to be included in the sale contract, subject to agreement. The overage will be triggered by residential conversion or new-build development on the site. 


We are advised that the property is not Listed but does fall within a Conservation Area. 

Prospective purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries to South Cambridgeshire District Council. 

Fixtures & Fittings

No fixtures and fittings will be warranted with this sale and an inventory cannot be provided. The property is being 'sold as seen' and any items left on the day of completion will be inherited by the purchaser, excluding any third party items such as games machines or beer raising equipment.

Rates & Charges

Business Rates
£0.00 per annum (based on a Rateable Value of £7,300)
The property benefits from 100% small business rate relief
Council Tax
£1279.95 per annum (Council Tax: Band B)

2 West Wickham Road
CB21 4DZ