Church Lane, Exning, CB8
Guide Price £600,000

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GUIDE PRICE £600,000 - £650,000.

Believed to date back to the 1880’s, Harraton House is an important Victorian period property retaining many original features. Originally built for Lord Durham as his main residence as part of Harraton House Estate along with neighbouring Harraton Court Stables. The home was the centre of his racing establishment until 1934. It was used by the family when they came racing at Newmarket and guests who stayed there included the late Queen Mother. The house was requisitioned during World War 2 by the Air Ministry and became the headquarters of RAF Bomber Command for the duration of the war.

In 1951 Harraton House was divided into two properties and other parts of the estate into private houses.

5 Harraton House is a deceptively spacious home within the original mansion offering generously proportioned accommodation arranged over three floors. The spacious entrance hall has double doors at either side leading into the elegant living room at the front and kitchen/dining room to the rear, wide stairs rising to first floor with useful storage cupboard below. The beautiful living room has a deep bay window to front aspect with wooden window shutters and window seats with storage below, the fireplace has an inset log burning stove and there is attractive strip wood flooring. The kitchen/dining room has a range of bespoke handmade units with butler sink, space and plumbing for dishwasher, a range cooker with eight ring gas hob, two ovens and warming drawer. Double doors at the rear lead to the garden room with French doors opening onto the rear courtyard garden laid to lawn, borders and vegetable and fruit patch. Also on the ground floor is a pantry storage space and practical utility area and cloakroom housing the wall mounted gas boiler.

The first floor landing leads to bedrooms one and three and the family bathroom with beautiful high level stained glass windows allowing borrowed light onto the landing.. Bedroom One is particularly impressive and well-proportioned with a deep bay window allowing natural light to flood the room and enjoying views towards Harraton Court Stables across the former gardens of Harraton House. Bedroom three is a generous double bedroom with spacious ensuite. On the second floor are two good sized bedrooms. Bedroom two is another bright and spacious room with views towards the village church. It benefits from a dormer window and a built in storage cupboard into the eaves with the added advantage of an ensuite shower room. Bedroom four is another double bedroom with dormer views across the village. The second floor landing has a roof hatch providing access to the loft space with integrated roof ladder to two thirds boarded loft space with standing height space for storage.

OUTSIDE The property is approached via a gated gravel driveway from a private lane access providing off road parking for several vehicles. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn and is encompassed by mature hedges offering a high degree of privacy and features a central mature cherry tree. A large private and protected paved terrace to the front and a gravel walkway leads to the front door.
The garden also has a delightful summerhouse / home office which is insulated and provided with electricity and heating enabling year round use. A garden shed allows for storage of garden games and tools.

There is a separate generous proportioned brick built garage in a block of three with boarded eaves for additional storage in the private lane access with further parking to the front and space to the rear.

Exning is located on the Cambridge/Suffolk border and is just 2 miles away from the historic horse racing town of Newmarket and the thriving village of Burwell. The university city of Cambridge some 13 miles away is easily accessible with excellent access to the A14 which interconnects to the M11 motorway to London and the A11 to the east. The market town of Bury St Edmunds is approximately 15 miles away.

For commuters there is a branch line connection from Newmarket to Cambridge and Ipswich. Cambridge and Whittlesford Parkway offer direct rail lines into London, with Cambridge North Station and the fastest trains taking under one hour. Stansted International Airport is approximately 35 miles away.

Village Information
Being near Newmarket, the headquarters of horse racing in England, there are many equine connections including several Stud Farms and the National Equine Hospital.

A spring at Exning was named St Wendreda's Well, and a local legend had it that the seventh century Saint Wendreda used its water for healing. Newmarket jockeys used to take horses there to drink before a race. Local lore reputes Exning to have been the capital of the Iceni tribe and therefore home of Queen Boadicea (Boudicca) who defeated the Romans. She appears on the village sign.

The village has several beautiful countryside walks, including one which takes you onto Newmarket Racecourse (allowed from 13:30).

The village offers a good range of local amenities including primary school with excellent Ofsted rating, 3 public houses, The White Swann, Wheatsheaf and White Horse offering a range of dining options. There is also a post office, hairdresser's and other shops. Local doctors surgery and many other facilities are in Burwell, just a 2 minute drive away.

The nearby horseracing town of Newmarket provides a good range of amenities including schools, shops, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and leisure facilities, including health clubs, a swimming pool and golf club. Renowned globally for thoroughbred horses and boasting two separate racetracks with quality horses competing throughout the season.



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