301.5 sq m / 3,245 sq ft
Cambridgeshire, CB8 9PD
Demonstrating contemporary and traditional living at its finest
4 Reception Rooms
2 Bath/Shower Rooms
Mains water, electricity and drainage
Oil fired central heating
Please note: The owner of this property is related to a Director of The Country House Department Limited
The AreaKirtling and Upend
The villages of Kirtling and Upend lie in Cambridgeshire on the eastern edge, close to the Suffolk border and situated 5 miles south east of Newmarket. It is a quiet rural community surrounded by rolling countryside and mixed woodland. The villages contain many historic buildings.
The parish benefits from a superb Village Hall and also the Red Lion pub. The Red Lion is a traditional village pub in a stunning location. If it’s a pint and a chat you’re after you’ll find good ale and a warm welcome at the Red Lion.
Just over the boarder into Suffolk and only 5.8 miles away is Newmarket. Widley known as the home of horseracing, it was once the sporting playground for royalty and is now home to over 3000 horses and has two of the most prestigious racecourses in the country, if not the world. The racecourses host two of the five British Classic Races plus countless race days and the July Festival, one of the most glamourous events in the racing calendar.
Some of Newmarket’s attractions are best experienced in the mornings – watch the town come to life as the riders put their equine colleagues through their paces on the Training Grounds or go behind-the-scenes in the historic stable yards.
There’s also plenty to do in Newmarket after dark, including excellent bars and restaurants, après racing parties at Newmarket Racecourses, and Newmarket Nights, a series of concerts after racing in the summer.
There are a number of shops which includes a Waitrose supermarket.
The vibrant city of Cambridge is only 17 mile to the west and is home to the world renowned university. As well as having a good range of shops and cultural attractions, Cambridge is at the heart of the high-technology Silicon Fen with industries such as software and bioscience as well as many start-up companies born out of the university.
There are a number of state and private schools in the area. Road communications are fantastic to the A14 which in turn provides access to the M11 to London, with the A14 continuing to the west.
The ForgeAbout this home
The Forge not only offers light, space and height in abundance; it has been beautifully designed demonstrating contemporary and traditional living at its finest. The result is a superb family house that has been finished with remarkable attention to detail and designed perfectly for modern day living.
Located in the ever popular village of Kirtling, the property was significantly extended in the early part of the millenium and ongoing works have continued in recent years. On arrival, there is immediately a sense of the quality of craftsmanship. The accommodation throughout is generous and allows a real flexibility as to how it could be used.
A beautifully appointed kitchen/breakfast room is not only a superb space for those who are keen on cooking but it offers a perfect space to dine and entertain.
Since the property was purchased by the owner in 2017, it has undergone a great deal of work including; an entirely new thatch roof, a new 2 bay carport, the renovation of an existing barn, a porch, repainting internally and externally and the levelling and gravelling of the driveway to name just a few.
The owner has a real design flair and an eye for detail, the result being a home that very much has a compelling mix of light, modern spaces yet cleverly retains much of the period charm and character.
The four bedroom, two bath/shower rooms, arranged over the first floor, make for comfortable family living.
The main bedroom is particularly impressive, having wonderful views across the garden and newly fitted bespoke wardrobes.
The gardens are simply beautiful, with a huge amount of time and effort being made to create the most spectacular spaces which are separated by established box hedges, intricate pathways and well stocked flower beds. Parts are laid to lawn and interspersed with a variety of trees and shrubs.
A large gravel driveway provides parking for a number of cars as does a two bay carport. There is an incredibly useful barn providing a great deal of storage as well as a gatehouse with washing facilities and loo.
301.5 sq m / 3,245 sq ft