High Street, Brinkley, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 0SF | Property for sale | Savills
5,266 sq ft(489.23 sq m)
Guide price £1,900,000(€2,215,774)

High StreetBrinkley, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 0SF


    Key features

    • Edge of village location convenient for Newmarket
    • Georgian frontage with earlier origins
    • Superb period features including sash windows with shutters
    • Aga kitchen/breakfast room
    • Versatile accommodation
    • Detached two bedroom cottage
    • Range of outbuildings including stabling
    • Mature, private gardens and paddock
    • In all 5.46 acres

    Handsome Grade II Listed late Georgian fronted country house with mature, part walled gardens, detached cottage, outbuildings, stabling and paddock.

    About this property

    • The Grove is a substantial country house situated in a Conservation area on the edge of the village behind mature hedging. Of rendered elevations beneath slate rooves, the property is listed Grade II as being of historic and architectural interest. The handsome front elevation with its hipped roof, sash windows and pedimented doorcase with fluted columns incorporates a delightful patterned fanlight above the impressive panelled door.

      The welcoming and versatile accommodation delightfully comprises two styles, the elegant early 1800's addition with grand rooms and tall ceilings, cornicing, picture rails and deep skirtings to the front whilst the earlier part timber-framed section extends to the rear. The entrance/staircase hall has a delightfully worn flag stone floor and wonderfully tactile curved banister rail to the part galleried landing above. This hall is flanked by the drawing room (right) and dining room with their marble fireplaces , the former having glazed French doors to the side and the latter a discreet and useful serving hatch.

      The rear hall with pamment flooring provides access to the rest of the ground floor including a useful utility/laundry/boot room with cloaks, a cloaks/freezer room, a quarry tiled side hall with part glazed door to the garden and access to the snug sitting room/library which in turn has an open fireplace with wooden surround and mantle, garden access via ornate French doors and extensive shelving to one side. To the right of the rear hall is the part panelled kitchen/breakfast room with oil fired Aga, herringbone patterned brick floor, a range of painted cupboards, twin butler sink, plumbing for a dishwasher, an electric cooker point and space for a table. Immediately across the side passage (with side porch, bench seating and back door) is the morning room with wooden flooring, a fireplace with partially carved mantle and French doors to the rear terrace. In addition there is a half cellar with wine bins and slate shelves.

      The principal staircase leads to the front landing and two double bedrooms, the first with a twin aspect and an adjoining bathroom and the second with fitted cupboards one of which incorporates a wash basin. The half landing leads to the rear of the house and an additional four bedrooms one of which is used as the principal suite with an en suite bathroom, whilst another also overlooks the garden and has been more recently used as a study. There is also a large family bathroom with a roll-topped bath and shower cubicle, an airing cupboard and stairs up to a useful loft room/store.

      SIPSEY COTTAGE - This is approached from the side drive and was formerly the Coach House and now provides useful two bedroomed annexe accommodation over two floors. In addition there are outside stores to one side over two floors incorporating the OLD APPLE STORE (please see floorplans for layout and dimensions).

      NOTE: The Cottage is connected to mains drains and has an oil fired boiler and oil tank in the adjacent garage building

      A brick and flint GARAGE BUILDING beneath a pantiled roof adjoins Sypsey Cottage and divides into two separately accessed areas one with a sliding door and workshop.

      The STABLE BLOCK comprises three stables (the central one being two combined to form a larger one) and a SEPARATE DOUBLE GARAGE used for storage.

      To the rear of the stables are a chicken run, fruit cage and an orchard with numerous apple trees and a plum tree and nearer to the side of the house are a dog kennel, boiler house and outside wash room (former WC)

      There is a sweeping gravel drive to the front of the house and an additional area for further parking to the side. The front gardens are lawned whilst mature trees and hedging provide privacy. To the rear of the house is a terrace which in turn adjoins the delightful gardens with wide lawns, shaped herbaceous beds with mature planting, beech hedges and a curved brick wall and to the far side is a Wysteria clad pergola providing a charming space for alfresco dining on a Summer's evening.

      Beyond the gardens is a paddock (approx. 4.08 acres).

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    What an amazing opportunity for a buyer looking for a rural yet not isolated, accessible country retreat.

    Lucy BanksProperty agent

    Local information

    • Brinkley is a small village in Cambridge situated 15 miles east of Cambridge and 5 miles south of Newmarket, the home of horseracing. There is a church and pub, The Red Lion with further amenities available in nearby villages including a train station and cricket club in Dullingham. For schooling there is a primary school in Burrough Green 1.8 miles away from Brinkley and secondary schools available in Newmarket, as well as a range of independent schools for all ages in Cambridge including The Leys, The Stephen Perse Foundation and St Faiths.
    • Dullingham station is one stop from Cambridge station which provides regular services into London Liverpool Street (75 minutes from Whittlesford station) and Kings Cross with journeys taking from 50 minutes. There are also services from Dullingham to Newmarket with journey times taking from just 5 minutes. Brinkley is well situated for the A11 and A1304 to the M11 towards London and Stansted Airport, as well as to the north leading to the M1 and M1.
    • For further shopping and amenities, Cambridge has a wide arrange of facilities on offer including shopping malls the Grand Arcade and Grafton Centre, and a busy daily market, as well as the Cambridge Botanic Gardens and Fitzwilliam Museum. Newmarket also has a variety of everyday grocery shops including Aldi and Waitrose, and is famous for being the home of English horse racing.
    • 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.
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H