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Wickhambrook, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8

Guide price £1,200,000

5 Beds 3 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: NEW180158


  • Quiet Rural Location with Lovely Countryside Views
  • 2,977 sq ft of Versatile Accommodation
  • 2 Reception Rooms and Superb Kitchen/Dining Room with Aga
  • Utility Room and Cloakroom
  • Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and En-Suite Shower Room
  • Guest Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom
  • 3 Further Bedrooms and Shower Room
  • Gated Driveway with Parking, Detached Double Garage and Store
  • Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool with Changing Facilities and Pool Room
  • Wonderful Mature Grounds In all about 2.5 acres (sts)


A superb Grade II Listed house enjoying countryside views with a paddock, heated outdoor swimming pool and attractive established grounds approaching 2.5 acres (sts). Reception Hall, Sitting Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, Family Room, Utility Room and Cloakroom. Landing, Master Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room, Guest Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom, Three Further Bedrooms and Shower Room. Gated Driveway and Parking, Detached Double Garage, Extensive Mature Grounds with Terrace, Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool with Changing Facilities, Pool Room and Summer House. THE PROPERTY Believed to date back to 1530, Park Gate House was rebuilt and substantially extended in 1971, with the addition of two wings, overseen by the architect R W Mills and subsequently receiving the Craftsmanship Award by the Suffolk Association of Architects, as an example of outstanding merit. This stunning country house has rendered elevation with pargetting under a peg tiled roof with original features including leaded windows, exposed timbers and inglenook fireplaces, whilst offering 2,977 sq ft versatile and spacious accommodation. The superb triple aspect kitchen/dining room has a central island with granite worktops, inglenook fireplace, fitted base units with deep drawers for easy access, wood worktops with tiled splashbacks, Belfast sink, two door electric Aga, four ring hob and oven with extractor hood, space for a dishwasher and American style fridge/freezer, exposed timbers and tiled floor with underfloor heating. The generously sized double aspect sitting room has French doors to the terrace, exposed timbers and an inglenook fireplace housing a ''Clear View' wood burning stove. The further double aspect family room is located off the sitting room with French doors to outside, inglenook fireplace and exposed timbers. The well fitted utility room, with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, and useful cloakroom are located off the reception hall, which has stairs to the first floor and two doors to outside. The landing enjoys superb countryside views to the front, with a large built-in linen cupboard. The superb double aspect master bedroom enjoys views to the front with a dressing room and beautifully finished en-suite shower room with walk in rain shower. The guest bedroom enjoys views to the side and has an impressive newly fitted en-suite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms and a well finished refurbished shower room. OUTSIDE Park Gate House is approached through a pair of five bar gates leading to a gravel driveway providing parking and turning for multiple cars and access to the detached double garage, garden and heated outdoor swimming pool. The double garage has two pairs of doors to the front, a boarded loft space, power, light, water tap and store room to the rear. The inviting gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the property, extending to 2.5 acres (sts) in all. A partly covered paved terrace to the rear is ideal for entertaining with outside lighting and steps leading down to a formal lawn enclosed by well stocked flower beds and hedging. A further hedged garden with decking and a lime tree is located to the side. A pair of cast iron gates lead to the remaining grounds, pond, summer house, raised garden pod (available by separate negotiation) fenced paddock and stabling. The heated outdoor swimming pool is fully enclosed by brick pillars and fencing with a paved surround and two wooden sheds housing pool equipment and changing facilities. LOCATION Park Gate House occupies a sought after rural position, enjoying good countryside views on the edge of Wickhambrook and not far from the village of Ousden. The house is surrounded by footpaths and bridleways making it ideal for dog walkers. Wickhambrook is served by a good range of local amenities including a primary school (recently classified as outstanding by Ofsted), village stores/Post Office, garage, public house, community centre and sports field as well as a health centre/surgery. The nearby towns of Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds offer a wide range of local facilities including shopping, hotels, restaurants, schools and leisure facilities with health clubs, swimming pools and golf clubs. Cambridge is approximately twenty three miles away and has excellent schools, shopping and other facilities. There is easy access to the A14 and A11 (M11) and via these to the national road network. There is a branch line connection from Newmarket 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 forty minutes' drive.