Duchess Drive, Newmarket

1 Duchess Drive,Newmarket,CB8 8AQ
Sold STC
  • OIRO
    £499,000
  • BEDROOMS
    3
  • BATHROOMS
    2
  • LIVING ROOMS
    2
  • HOUSE TYPE
    House

KEY FEATURES

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  • Exquisite and sympathetically restored three bedroom 19th century gatehouse
  • Ideally located with the vibrant town centre only one mile away & A14 ease of access to Cambridge/Bury St. Edmunds/Ipswich
  • Separate reception hall leads to the inviting & relaxing sitting room with feature fireplace, in addition to the dining room and studio/(bedroom three)
  • Sumptuous bathroom suite with twin basins, clawfoot bath & separate shower serve the bedrooms - both fitted wardrobes
  • Homely kitchen with crafted solid wood cabinetry in addition to a walk-in pantry, useful utility & attic storage
  • Delightful outdoor fully enclosed pet-friendly garden with large decked terrace & extensive off-street parking
  • *Good news: no onward chain*

PROPERTY SUMMARY

BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN FORMER GATEHOUSE, SYMPATHETICALLY RESTORED WITH ATTRACTIVE GARDEN & EXTENSIVE OFF-SREET PARKING

This attractive three bedroom Victorian former gatehouse is an architectural marvel with many period features including elaborate and carved brickwork, Dutch-style gables and two coats of arms. It is one of pair of lodges commissioned by the 5th Duke of Rutland to mark the entrance to his Cheveley Park Estate at the opening of Duchess Drive, a tree-lined avenue planted in memory of his late wife. Off-particular note is the seamless one-level living accommodation that flows from the reception hall; the kitchen with its walk-in pantry and separate utility area, Sitting room with cossetting feature fireplace, separate dining room, stunning office/studio, sumptuous bathroom suite with clawfoot bath, twin basins and separate shower that serves the two bedrooms with their built-in wardrobes and additional attic space.

The additional asset is the extensive off-street parking with the property. There are gated, fully enclosed pet-friendly gardens that wraparound the property, including a quaint courtyard. Principally laid to lawn, there is a large decked area – ideal for outdoor entertaining – bordered by mature specimen trees.

LOCATION:

‘South Lodge’ is conveniently located just one mile south of Newmarket town centre. Recognised as the world-famous headquarters of British horseracing, the historic town is set in attractive countryside on the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border. The nearby Warren Hill gallops is deal for rambling and dog walking. The bars, restaurants and independent boutique shops in the High Street are a short walk as is Waitrose and other food stores. Excellent A14 access is afforded via the A1303 connecting the University City of Cambridge, Cathedral town of Bury St. Edmunds and the M11/M1 beyond.