Impressive house with spectacular views over Newmarket heath.
Mesnil Warren was originally the home of Champion Racehorse Trainer, The Hon. George Lambton. He trained horses for Lord Derby from the turn of the century until 1933. In 1925, Sir Edwyn Lutyens was commissioned to design a large extension to the house to provide extra guest bedrooms and further staff accommodation, which perfectly compliments the late Victorian original.
The current owners acquired Mesnil Warren in 2018 and completed significant renovations to the property. The house is being sold with vacant possession and no upward chain.
Mesnil Warren is a substantial house dating from the latter part of the nineteenth century.
Set back from the Bury Road behind a tall wall and with commanding views over Newmarket Heath and the Warren Hill gallops. Constructed of brick under a tiled roof the house has extensive accommodation laid out over three floors. In common with many substantial properties on the Bury Road, Mesnil Warren was once a racing lodge, originally with a stable yard to one side.
The current property offers spacious, flexible accommodation which is particularly suitable for family occupation together with space for guests including a large self contained flat on the second floor of the original house featuring a sitting/dining room with a balcony giving distant views over the gardens and gallops.
The current owners have carried out extensive redecoration works and altered the layout to the kitchen which has been combined with an adjacent room to form a large kitchen/ breakfast/dining room with direct access to the garden. Of particular note is the fine main drawing room which has a tall, panelled ceiling, open fireplace and wide bays to front and rear, which, together with the well proportioned sitting room and family room, all radiate from the reception hall.
The Lutyens wing was added to the north of the original house and is built of a mellow red brick with a characteristic plastered cornice beneath the tiled roof which incorporates integral lead lined guttering. Much of the ground floor in this part of the property has wood block parquet flooring including the kitchen which also has a full width glazed roof light, original built-in dresser and two interconnecting larders.
At first floor level within the Lutyens wing is a large reception room facing the garden which is currently used as a gym but has previously functioned as a billiard room and a music room. It has an open fireplace and also has access to the gardens via French doors and a flight of brick steps. The main bedroom within the original house has fine outlooks, a recently created fully fitted dressing room a refitted en suite bathroom and a connected bedroom or dressing room. On this floor there are two further bedrooms and a bathroom with roll top bath.
The remaining bedrooms are within the Lutyens wing and spread over two floors accessible from a second staircase.
The accommodation is shown in full detail in the attached floor plans.
The property is approached through tall brick piers with a pair of remotely controlled electronic gates on the Bury Road. The shingled driveway winds through mature trees up to the front of the house where there is a large shingled parking area.
The gardens to the front of the house include a rose pergola, topiaried box hedging, level lawns and a number of fine mature trees, most notably a majestic Wellingtonia. Passing through a further pair of brick piers one is lead around to the garaging and workshop/machinery store with further parking. The floodlit hard tennis court is situated in front of the outbuildings.
The gardens to the rear of the house are beautifully landscaped, laid mainly to lawn and feature a garden room with glazed doors facing south. Along the northern boundary is a small orchard and attached to the southern elevation of the house is an original lean-to greenhouse.
In all 2.47 acres
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This is a superb house in a great setting with far reaching views over the Heath Although it's a large house I particularly liked the main rooms on the ground floor which have grand proportions but retain the feel of a lovely family homeEd Meyer