Detached house in sought after location with mature gardens and woodland
Beech Lodge is a spacious and desirable detached house situated towards the far end of the ever popular Duchess Drive on the outskirts of Newmarket. Of rendered elevations on an exposed brick plinth beneath a tiled roof, this unique house offers versatile accommodation over two floors and is very well-presented throughout. The vendors have made alterations during their tenure including the conversion of the triple garage to a second kitchen (or utility/laundry room) and an independent annexe, all of which could potentially be incorporated to make a larger annexe. This end of the house also has a second staircase to one of the bedroom suites. The property has been fitted to a high standard and incorporates panelled doors, coving, wooden flooring and staircase, double glazing with leaded lights and there are pleasing views over the gardens and woodland beyond.
Approaching from the drive, there is a covered porch to an entrance lobby with tiled flooring and half glazed doors to the entrance hall. This is a spacious area on two levels with a cloakroom and access to the principal reception rooms. To the right is the triple aspect drawing room with an Inglenook style fireplace, woodburner and two sets of French doors to the terrace. The dining room is understood to have previously been two rooms and leads back to the rear hall and kitchen/breakfast room, which also has a triple aspect and is fitted with an extensive range of cupboards and drawers, a central island, granite worktops, fridge/freezer, microwave, Cookcentre Evolution range style cooker with six ring hob and warming zone, sink unit with mixer taps, tiled flooring and two sets of French doors to the garden. In addition there is a snug sitting room, study and second lower level cloakroom which is approached from the rear hall, also giving secondary front access with a second staircase, utility room and the second kitchen or potential laundry/boot room beyond.
On the first floor, the galleried landing leads to all five bedrooms and the family bathroom. Two of the guest bedrooms have en suite shower rooms and the impressive principal suite to the rear incorporates a dressing area and bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle. All of the bedrooms incorporate fitted wardrobes. As previously mentioned, there is an additional bedroom suite from the second staircase.
There is a sweeping gated gravel drive which allows for considerable parking and turning space. The frontage provides a wooded setting with a number of mature trees. Clipped hedging and fencing skirt the lawns and the sunken area beside the house provides planting space and access to the side terrace with steps back up to the lawn. The terrace continues to the rear of the property and the lawns sweep around to with mature hedging and post and rail fencing dividing the garden from the delightful gated woodland area beyond, please refer to the site plan.
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I love the feel of this fantastically spacious and unique property. With its wonderful, wide sweeping drive, extensive terracing and mature trees, it feels as though its in the country whilst having all the convenience of being on the outskirts of NewmarketLucy BanksProperty agent