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  • ARCHITECTURAL HAVENKirtling | Suffolk | CB8 9WA

    Fine & Country Cambridge

    Tel: +44 (0) 1223 [email protected] Dukes Court, Newmarket RoadCambridge CB5 8DZ

    Fine & Country

    Fine & Country is a global network of estate agencies specialising in the marketing, sale and rental of luxury residential property. With offices in the UK, Ireland, The Channel Islands, France, Spain, Hungary, Portugal, Russia, Dubai, Egypt, South Africa, West Africa and Namibia we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with the local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals.

    Fine & Country appreciates the most exclusive and more expensive properties require a more compelling, sophisticated and intelligent presentation - leading to a common, yet uniquely exercised and successful strategy emphasising the lifestyle qualities of the property. This unique approach to luxury homes marketing delivers high quality, intelligent and creative concepts for property promotion combined with the latest technology and marketing techniques.

    We understand moving home is one of the most important decisions you make; your home is both a financial and emotional investment. With Fine & Country you benefit from the local knowledge, experience, expertise and contacts of a well trained, educated and courteous team of professionals, working to make the sale or purchase of your property as stress free as possible.

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  • ArchitecturalARCHITECTURAL HAVEN The picturesque village of Kirtling enjoys a glorious countryside setting just a few miles from the famous horse racing town of Newmarket. This particular property is a very attractive and quite unique family home that occupies a beautiful location on the fringe of the pretty village.Vicarage Farm COVER.indd 2 30/04/2015 09:11

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  • A most impressive, substantial, unique property built in 1970 for the jockey Frankie Durr, and located on the edge of this most popular village, occupying an elevated position and enjoying far reaching views across stunning undulating farmland.

    The flexible accommodation spans in excess of 4,000 square feet and boasts an indoor swimming pool, heated by an ultra-efficient and economical air heat pump, and a galleried games room, whilst externally the grounds extend to over two acres and include a paddock.

    Lying on the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border, the property provides access to some of the areas top state schools, notably Hills Road, and also lies within the catchment area for the renowned Bottisham Village College.

    The fine home benefits further from triple garaging, ample parking, large windows which flood the property with natural light and there is oil fired central heating, fuelled by a new efficient boiler.overview

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    An entrance door with windows either side leads in to the ENTRANCE HALL which is a generous, inviting space with a clearly defined seating area with full height window to the rear aspect. There is wood laminate flooring, staircase leading to the first floor and doors leading to all rooms including a CLOAKROOM with low level WC and wash basin. The STUDY has an electrically controlled Velux window and is fitted with furniture.

    The formal DRAWING ROOM is a stunning space of grand proportions. The room has interesting design features which include a full height tiered brick built fireplace with a slate hearth, full height ceiling with gallery above and three large windows which absorb views of the grounds and farmland beyond. Double doors lead in to the DINING ROOM which is again a sizeable room with large sliding doors leading to the paved terrace and enjoying a similar view to the drawing room. A further door leads to the kitchen.

    A door from the entrance hall leads in to the KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM which is a very impressive room with windows overlooking the grounds and farmland beyond. Comprehensively fitted with a fine quality range of contemporary wall, base and central island units with granite work surfaces and up-risers. Integrated appliances include Neff dishwasher, double oven, 5 ring induction hob, extractor hood and combination microwave, full height VitaFresh fridge and separate full height freezer, 1 bowl Blanco sink with mixer tap, tiled flooring and further large cupboard housing a water softener. A door leads in to the UTILITY ROOM which is fitted with a range of wall and base units with work surface and complementary tiling. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, tiled flooring, glazed door leading to the rear courtyard area.

    The FAMILY ROOM is located away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and is the perfect area to relax. This room is extremely versatile as it has a door leading in to the swimming pool building, so the space could be used as a gym or a guest bedroom as there is a door leading in to a SHOWER ROOM / CHANGING ROOM, which is fitted with a three piece suite which includes a fully tiled shower cubicle, wash basin and separate WC. step inside

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  • An impressive SWIMMING POOL is fully enclosed with windows and doors leading out to the rear courtyard. The swimming pool is heated and measures approximately 45 feet by 18 feet. There is a diving board and a water slide also. Within the building itself, a staircase leads up to the GALLERY which provides a pleasant sitting space within a deep glazed bay recess. There is a door leading in to the master bedroom suite from this space.


    Stairs lead to the FIRST FLOOR LANDING which has an eye catching circular ceiling window with LED lighting. An archway leads through to the bedroom wing, a further archway leads to the games room/library and sauna room and a door leads to the MASTER BEDROOM SUITE which is an excellent size and comprises a bedroom area with two double wardrobe cupboards and a large window to the side aspect overlooking the grounds and adjoining paddocks. A door leads to the DRESSING ROOM which is fitted with a wall of wardrobe cupboards and has doors leading to the galleried terrace overlooking the swimming pool and the EN SUITE BATHROOM, fitted with a four piece suite to include a panel enclosed bath, fully tiled shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

    The FAMILY BATHROOM is fitted with a three piece to include a panel enclosed bath, fully tiled shower cubicle and wash basin. There is a separate WC.

    From the landing, the BEDROOM WING has a large window to the side aspect and doors leading to all rooms which has stunning views across the grounds and farmland.

    The GUEST BEDROOM / BEDROOM TWO is a generous double room with a window to the rear aspect, fitted double wardrobe cupboard and a door leading to the EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM which is fitted with a three piece suite to include a fully tiled shower cubicle, wash basin and low level WC.

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  • We definitely bought it as a renovation project, though, says Bill. It was built in the 1970s by the jockey Frankie Durr, and

    designed to be a house of the future, but

    nothing had been done to it in years. We

    proceeded to renovate it throughout, really

    bring everything up to date. We replaced the

    bathrooms, put in a new kitchen, built a new

    garage and converted the old one into a lovely

    family room; its now a really comfortable

    family home thats light and bright, and

    incredibly spacious.


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  • This has been a really idyllic place to bring up our children, continues Bill. Theyve learnt to ride horses, enjoyed many hours of fun in the garden and, during the summer

    months in particular, we all spend lots of time in the swimming

    pool, and because it has patio doors which open onto a big

    terrace, its a great place for parties and family BBQs.


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  • The setting is incredibly picturesque, says Alison. To the front, beyond the garden and the paddock, we have views of rolling countryside, and to the side

    we overlook a field that is mostly used for grazing race horses; in fact Id say we

    have 360 of loveliness. Its also a very convenient location.

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  • Theres a small shop in nearby Wickhambrook, which is great for last-minute purchases, and for everything else we head into Newmarket. Its also a great location in terms of transport links; its a good base from which we can get just

    about anywhere.

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  • Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Printed 30.04.2015

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