Easterwood Farm is an exceptional modern country house, recently completed to the highest standard using a range of traditional and modern materials and methods. The house has the appearance of a traditional timber-framed Suffolk farmhouse, but is predominantly of blockwork construction with a rendered facade under a pantile roof . In addition there is an attractive timber-clad wing, mellow reclaimed brick and oak framed windows and doors.
The oak front door under a bespoke portico opens into the reception hall which has a polished porcelain tiled floor, an impressive stone and brick fireplace and a solid oak staircase leading to the galleried first floor landing. To the right there is a spacious cloaks area with a door leading through to a cloakroom with wash-basin and WC.
Adjacent to the staircase is a dining room with a delightful aspect over the front gardens and accessed via two doors from the reception hall. The hall continues through to a comfortable family room with a range of built-in oak cabinets and a well-proportioned study. At the end of the hallway is the impressive drawing room, which has a triple aspect, two sets of French doors to the garden and a superb bespoke stone fireplace.
To left of the front door double oak doors open from the hallway into the kitchen which is set within the timber wing and has an excellent range of bespoke cabinets under granite worktops and a polished porcelain floor. The appliances are of the highest calibre and include a Falcon range cooker, a Miele steam oven and coffee machine, American fridge-freezer and Belfast sink. There is an exceptional oak-framed breakfast area with floor-to-ceiling windows and three doors out to the surrounding terrace. Adjacent to the kitchen is a back hall with access to outside and adjoining cloakroom, boot room and utility room.
The basement is accessed via an oak staircase which leads down from the reception hall to a lower hallway with an adjoining cloakroom and double doors through to a games room with space for a cinema system or billiard table and a fitted bar area.
On the first floor there is an impressive master bedroom suite with an adjoining dressing room with a range of built in wardrobes and bathroom with Villeroy and Boch fittings to include a walk-in shower, double basin and bath. The bedroom has an attractive double height ceiling, superb views to the front of the house and the benefit of climate-controlled air-conditioning. There are three further double bedrooms to the first floor, two with en suite shower rooms a family bathroom. Each bath/shower room is fitted with Villeroy and Boch fittings.
A secondary staircase leads up from the reception hall, via the first floor to access the second floor accommodation. This currently comprises a substantial playroom, two attic bedrooms and storage. One bedroom has an adjoining WC.
THE LODGE HOUSE
The Lodge House is built in an attractive mix of brick and flint and timber-clad construction and provides superb staff or guest accommodation. The property includes an open-plan kitchen and living room with attractive exposed beams and a well equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, a shower room and an enclosed private courtyard.
STABLES AND EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES
The modern stableyard is constructed in a traditional style of brick under a pantile roof. Part of the block comprises a veterinary room with good lighting and a feed room with sliding doors to two sides.
The remainder is divided into 14 loose boxes, a secure tack room and a mess room with fitted kitchen. Each box has lighting, rubber matting and a water supply and one provides a suitable foaling unit with heat lamp adjacent to the mess room. There is CCTV to the foaling unit and one other box. At present one box has been converted to provide a gymnasium.
To the rear of the yard is a manège measuring approximately 50.5m x 25m as well as an ample secure parking area, ideal for lorries.
Planning permission was granted in 2006 for a large single storey detached swimming pool facility. This permission has since lapsed.
Easterwood Farm is approached through security gates between brick and flint gateposts which lead onto the sweeping driveway. There is a gravel parking and turning area to the rear of the house with access to three garages, one of which is enclosed and two provide open fronted covered parking. Adjoining the garaging are two purpose-built brick kennels.
The house sits well within attractive lawned gardens which provide an open parkland feel. To the front of the house there is an extensive Indian stone terrace and sweeping lawns to the front boundary. To the rear of the property is further lawned parkland with a number of mature trees.
The balance of the land is predominantly divided into post and rail fenced paddocks, split either side of the country lane. There is also a large lake, stocked with carp and an area of woodland enhancing the amenity value of the property.
An impressive country house, set in 44 acres with superb equestrian facilities
Easterwood Farm is situated in delightful west Suffolk countryside 6 miles from the attractive equestrian town of Newmarket. The property is ideally placed for communications to Cambridge (22 miles) via the A14 where there are regular train services to London Kings Cross (trains from 50 minutes).
Stansted International Airport is 41 miles from Easterwood Farm and the M11 motorway, which gives access to East Anglia to the north and London to the south is 23 miles away via Junction 9a. Central London is 75 miles away.
Local amenities are available in the town of Newmarket, which offers an excellent range of shopping and recreational facilities. For a greater selection of educational, amenity and shopping facilities the historic centres of Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge are easily accessible.
The area is renowned for its equestrian facilities and Newmarket is best known as the UK's largest race horse training centre and is home to the headquarters of British racing. There are over 2500 acres of training grounds and two famous racecourses.
In addition there are numerous golf courses nearby including Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Course and Bury St Edmunds Golf Course. The city of Cambridge and town of Bury St Edmunds both also offer a superb range of cultural and retail opportunities.
An excellent range of independent day schools are available in Cambridge including renowned prep schools such as Kings & St John's College Schools, secondary schools include Perse CoEd and Perse School for Girls. There are also boarding schools in Cambridge (The Leys) and others readily accessible such as King's Ely, Oundle and Uppingham.