Wow factor home in wing of Georgian country house for sale for £1.75m

Photograph showing a large brick-built Georgian country house with columned entrance porch and sweeping lawns

Gainsborough Wing, part of Exning House in Newmarket, is Grade II listed - Credit: Savills

Part of a substantial wing of a Georgian country house has come up for sale with Savills at a guide price of £1.75m - and it's even named after a famous Suffolk painter.

Gainsborough Wing is the oldest part of Exning House in Newmarket, which formed the central part of the sprawling 3,000-acre Exning Estate. 

The original house was designed in 1734 and then later added to, after renowned architect Philip Webb was commissioned to extend it.

Photograph showing a large reception room with Georgian style paintwork and a chandelier in the centre

Gainsborough Wing is Grade II listed with stunning Georgian period features and parkland-style grounds - Credit: Savills

Photograph of a grand reception room with feature fireplace, ornate coving and large floor-to-ceiling sash windows

The property offers beautifully proportioned living spaces with sash windows that let in lots of lovely light - Credit: Savills

Photograph of a large double bedroom with Georgian-style paintwork and walls painted in blush pink

Large sash windows bathe the rooms in plenty of natural light, accentuating their period detail - Credit: Savills

The Gainsborough Wing was part of the original house, and is Grade II listed. Over the years, it has been a home, a care home and now, following a comprehensive refurbishment, is the location for 10 individual residential units that are part of a gated site.

"The only way to describe the property is wow!" says Savills' property agent James Barnett. "The proportions from this period of architecture are so beautifully displayed it's a joy to show it and to see people's faces when they walk around.”


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There's no denying that the property is superbly presented, with two impressive reception halls on the ground floor and a grand sweeping staircase that features an original pendant chandelier with two lanterns.

Its principal rooms include a drawing room, dining room and beautifully fitted kitchen with large four-oven Aga, plus a lovely garden room offering spectacular views over the grounds.

Photograph looking up towards the top of a sweeping spiral staircase with a stained glass pendant hanging down

The sweeping grand staircase features an original pendant chandelier with glazed lanterns - Credit: Savills

Photograph looking through a Georgian-style archway with floor-to-ceiling windows revealing rolling parkland lawns

The sun room area offers lovely views over the parkland-style grounds - Credit: Savills

Photograph showing a Georgian reception room with two sofas either side of a coffee table and built-in storage

Gainsborough Wing, part of Exning House in Newmarket, is on the market at a guide price of £1.75m - Credit: Savills

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The lower ground floor features a cinema room, complete with mood lighting and a drop-down screen, plus a games room/gym and the property's original wine cellar.

Back in the entrance hall, a beautiful sweeping staircase leads upstairs. There is a master bedroom with large dressing room and luxurious en suite bathroom on the first floor, alongside a second bedroom suite and a smaller nursery bedroom or study.

Three further bedrooms and two bathrooms, including an en suite, can be found upstairs, while the sixth bedroom has been converted into a convenient dressing room.

Photograph of a large period style bathroom with large mirror, roll-top bath and built-in shelving

The bathrooms are spacious yet contemporary and decorate to retain a period style - Credit: Savills

Photograph of a cinema room with alcoves and pull down screen set into olive-coloured painted cabinets

The lower ground floor is also home to a fully integrated cinema room - Credit: Savills

Photograph showing a 18th century wine cellar with terracotta tiled floor and brick-built storage

Also on the ground floor is the property's original wine cellar - Credit: Savills

Outside, the house is accessed by a drive which the property shares with Rosetti Hall - a Grade II* listed property, constructed in 1895 as part of the extension - and The Lodge House. 

Gainsborough Wing also has access to a double garage, private terrace and the communal gardens, which extend to over eight acres and include a tennis court.

Photograph showing lawned parkland-style gardens with specimen trees under a blue sky

Gainsborough Wing enjoys access to communal grounds which extend to over eight acres - Credit: Savills

Contact Savills for more information.

PROPERTY FACTS
Cotton End Road, Newmarket
Guide price: £1,750,000
Savills, 01223 347241, www.savills.com

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