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3 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

The Coach House, The Manor, Herringswell, IP28

Sold STC £400,000

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Tenure: Freehold

OFFERS OVER £400,000
Located on the Herringswell Manor Estate this charming former coach house offers spacious and well planned accommodation; including a generous sitting room and open plan kitchen/breakfast room. There is also an enclosed rear garden and over 8 acres of communal grounds.

- Newmarket Town Centre approx. 8 miles
- Cambridge City Centre approx. 21.2 miles
- Bury St Edmunds approx. 12.6 miles
- Access to the A11 approx. 1.5 miles

• Easy and fast access to Cambridge
• Spacious reception room
• Open plan kitchen/breakfast room
• Two double bedrooms and bedroom 3/study
• Modern bathroom and en-suite
• Garage and allocated parking
• Private gardens and balcony
• Delightful views over the beautiful Japanese gardens to the rear

Located on the former Herringswell Estate, the properties have a rich history due to having a Manor House on the current site since Saxon times and it is said that it has played host to a succession of great kings, both Henry III and James I are known to have hunted deer and boar in the local woodland. The current manor house a Grade II listed mock Tudor residence was built as a private home with estate buildings, on the site of the original manor around 1906. The estate buildings have recently been converted into contemporary apartments and houses. There are over eight acres of beautifully landscaped communal grounds including a Japanese Garden, formal planting, a wildflower meadow and woodland walks.

The estate is entered via electrically controlled wrought iron gates with a long gravel driveway that leads to The Coach House entrance; there is a pretty cottage garden to the front of the property with mature flower beds, making a most attractive approach to the original front door. The inviting entrance hall is light and spacious, the oak flooring continues into an exceptionally well proportioned reception room and the high ceilings offer an opulent feel whilst the dual aspect of large feature windows allow an abundance of natural light to flood the room, there is a French door to the rear garden and patio area which is perfect for al fresco dining.

The modern kitchen/breakfast room is open plan with a central island, the fitted units have granite worktops and there are integrated Neff appliances including a four ring gas hob with stainless steel extractor hood, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. There is another French window leading to the rear garden, which overlooks the beautiful landscaped Japanese gardens.

The ground floor further benefits from a sizeable office space which could be used as a third bedroom and a modern cloakroom, both of which are accessed from the hallway.
An elegant staircase leads to the first floor where the master suite is located, an impressive and generous double bedroom with exposed oak timbers, two large built in wardrobes and a dressing area, a spacious contemporary en-suite shower room and access via French windows to the balcony, with views over the surrounding communal gardens and woodland, an ideal spot for early morning coffee. There is a further double bedroom which has a striking structural beam, a unique feature to the room. The family bathroom is appointed to a high specification with a modern suite and shower over the bath.

Outside there is an enclosed garden to the rear which has a lawned area with a paved terrace and a gate leading to the communal grounds. The Japanese garden is situated immediately to the rear of the property and includes gravel paths, feature rockeries, an ornamental pond, with traditional species including bamboo, acers, and magnolias, Japanese style benches and stone lanterns. There are 8.4 acres of communal grounds including park and woodland and landscaped mature gardens. The development benefits from being gated which provides security and privacy.

Set in a secluded country estate setting within approximately eight acres of landscaped grounds and woodland on the edge of the village of Herringswell, this small rural village benefits from a village hall and Parish church, with further amenities in the village of Kentford, just two and a half miles away. The nearby town of Newmarket, the home of British horseracing, offers a good range of amenities including schools, shops, supermarkets, restaurants and leisure facilities, including health clubs, a swimming pool and golf club. Cambridge City Centre famed for its beautiful university colleges provides an extensive range of excellent shopping, recreational and business facilities together with some of the finest schools in the country. There is excellent access to the A14 and A11 (M11) and a branch line connection from Kennett, some 2.5 miles from the property, to Cambridge and Ipswich. Cambridge, Audley End and Whittlesford offer direct rail lines into London, with the fastest trains taking under one hour. Stansted International Airport is approximately an hour's drive.

Directions: Travelling on the A11 Northbound take the exit towards Fordham and Kentford, turn right onto the B1085 towards Kentford. Remain on Dane Hill Road, at the cross roads go straight over signed to Herringswell and after 0.7 miles turn left at the War Memorial. Continue approximately 1/2 a mile and the gates to Herringswell Manor can be found on the left hand side.

Additional Information:
Tenure: Freehold. Garage is leasehold at £700 per annum if required.
Service Charge: £1356 per annum includes road maintenance, lighting and a gardener for the communal areas
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage and central heating via Calor gas
Local Authority: Forest Heath District Council
Council Tax Band: F

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