Windmill Hill, Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7PB | Property for sale | Savills
5,192 sq ft(482.35 sq m)
Guide price £1,575,000

Windmill HillExning, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7PB

  • Under offer

Key features

  • 5192 sq ft over three floors
  • Spacious reception hall with study area, three reception rooms
  • Part vaulted kitchen/breakfast room connecting to the garden
  • Cinema room/bedroom six with adjacent kitchenette
  • Four bedroom suites, family bathroom
  • Fifth bedroom and games room on second floor
  • Integrated Control 4 Home Automation system and Rako lighting
  • Private gated drive
  • • Water harvesting and irrigation system

Substantial detached five/six bedroom family house with triple garage and views over adjoining parkland.

About this property

  • Highfield Lodge is an impressive modern house laid out over two principal floors with an additional bedroom and games room on the upper floor, the whole extending to approximately 5,192 sq ft. Of mainly brick, part rendered elevations beneath a tiled roof, the property enjoys a commanding position at the top of a private gated and brick pillared drive, and has a wide parking and turning area leading to the integral triple garage.

    Completed approximately ten years ago by the vendors to a high specification, the property has been well maintained throughout and incorporates a heat recovery system, underfloor heating over two floors, an integrated Control4 Home Automation system, Rako scene control lighting and many of the curtain fittings are electronically operated. The spacious and versatile accommodation flows from the reception hall and connects directly to the garden from three sets of bi-fold doors at the rear. The reception hall with its impressive principal staircase (and guest cloakroom) incorporates a study area and leads to the principal reception rooms. The drawing room has a central fireplace with a stone surround, woodburner as well as doors to the rear garden, and the double aspect dining room sits to the front.

    The hall leads to the impressive part-vaulted kitchen/breakfast room, with views to the front and rear, and is understood to have been designed (along with the bathrooms) by Max Spencer Morris of Design Republic. The kitchen area is fitted with an extensive range of gloss fronted storage cupboards and there is a large central island with a raised breakfast bar at one end. Appliances include three Siemans ovens (regular, steam and combi), dishwasher, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, wine cooler and a hot water tap. The light filled vaulted breakfast area provides space for a table overlooking the gardens and is tiled throughout. Beyond is a snug/playroom/study (depending on one's needs), a second cloakroom, a utility room and a boot room with dog shower and external side door. There is access beside the second staircase to the INTEGRAL TRIPLE GARAGE with electric doors and the controls for water harvesting and irrigation systems.

    On the first floor there are four impressive bedroom suites, a family bathroom and a CINEMA ROOM (or sixth bedroom) which is situated above the garage and has an adjacent kitchenette. The second floor provides a vaulted bedroom and games room or work from home space with deep Velux windows, and a storage room.

    There is a sweeping resin bonded drive with electric gates and a considerable parking area to the front beside the garaging. There is also a useful electric car charging point at the property. The delightful gardens surround the house with a wide terrace immediately to the rear allowing for alfresco dining together with an additional circular paved area. The gardens are planted with a variety of shrubs and there are a number of mature, protected trees. To the far side of the garden is a useful garden store. Post and rail fencing to the rear boundary allow for spectacular views across the adjoining park-like grounds.

    In all about 0.92 acres

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I was so impressed with the presentation of this stunning family home as soon as I pulled into the private, gated drive. The entire property did not disappoint and I particularly love the distant views to the rear over adjoining park like grounds, seeing some deer in the distance on my first visit was an additional bonus!

Lucy BanksProperty agent

Local information

  • Highfield Lodge is situated to the edge of the picturesque West Suffolk village of Exning.
  • There are local facilities within the village including a village shop, playground, community hall and some public houses. There are a more comprehensive range of shopping facilities in nearby Newmarket - the home of English racing - including a large Waitrose supermarket.
  • Newmarket is just over two miles to the south and good access from the village onto the A14 east coast trunk road (1.3 miles) which leads west to the high tech University City of Cambridge, the M11, A1, M1 & M6 and to the east coast ports in the opposite direction.
  • There is a primary school in the village and there are local schools in Newmarket in both the public and independent sectors, together with renowned independent schools in Cambridge and in the Bury St Edmunds area.
  • For the commuter there are rail services from Newmarket station (3.5 miles) into Cambridge and mainline services from Whittlesford into London's Liverpool Street station. London's Kings Cross services are available from Cambridge taking from 52 minutes. Stansted Airport is 35 miles.
  • All distances and times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Under Section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 (declaration of interest) we have a duty to inform potential purchasers of this property that the vendor is a relative of an employee of Savills.
  • Agents Note: Blanket TPOs.
  • Covenant in favour of the adjoining Exning Estate – please ask the agent for further details.
  • The vendors would potentially be prepared to discuss the sale of many items of furniture by separate negotiation.
  • EPC Rating: B
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G