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The Manor at Herringswell is a sympathetic conversion of a historic manor house and the estate buildings surrounding it into a selection of unique apartments and houses set in 8 acres of landscape grounds. Located close to the hamlet of Herringswell near Newmarket, Suffolk, The Manor offers a secluded country setting, with all the comforts of modern living.
Walk through the house and landscaped grounds and you walk into history.
There has been a manor house on the current site at least since Saxon times, when it is recorded that the landowner Ulfric gave The Manor to the Abbot of Bury St Edmunds. Over the centuries the surrounding area has played host to a succession of great kings: the region was once under the protection of Earl (later King) Harold, while Alfred the Great is thought to have had a manor house at nearby Freckenham – and both Henry III and James I are known to have hunted deer and boar in the local woodland.
The current manor house – a Grade II listed mock Tudor residence – was built as a private home with a large stable block on the site of the original manor around 1906, and has subsequently served as home to a Japanese school (hence the presence of an oriental temple and garden features), which saw further expansion of the estate buildings. With the closure of the school, the property became available for sympathetic conversion and refurbishment.
Where else could you enjoy acres of landscaped grounds, managed and maintained exclusively for you? The Manor’s idyllic natural setting surrounds you with lush lawns, ancient woodland and open space to breathe, to grow and enjoy life to the full, on long summer days or winter walks. Think of it as your new back garden, the perfect place to relax, explore, enjoy the rich wildlife or simply soak up its uniquely tranquil atmosphere and you don't even have to lift a finger.
Just six miles from The Manor, Newmarket is an attractive, bustling market town offering a wonderful range of shops, pubs, restaurants and local services. But it’s the town’s association with horses – dating as far back as 1174 – that has set it apart, making it famous the world over. Racing as we know it today began in Newmarket over three centuries ago where Charles II rode to victory on the original course. Racing’s influence on the development of the town is evident at every turn, with thousands of horses in training and the UK thoroughbred breeding industry centred here.
The original home of the Jockey Club, Newmarket actually boasts two racecourses – the Rowley Mile and the July Course – where you can experience the thrill of racing first hand, revelling in the glamour of Ladies' Day or enjoying the unique mix of racing and live music offered by Newmarket Nights. Newmarket is also the location for The National Horseracing Museum, which covers the history of British horse racing from its royal origins to the present day and offers visitors the chance to ride a racehorse simulator. The nearby National Stud is the only thoroughbred stud in the country to open its doors to the public, offering a rare insight into the British horse racing industry and its future stars.
A truly unique place, putting all the excitement of the races just minutes from your door.
Nearby Cambridge is a city of great contrasts – a place where centuries of history are preserved in stone and brick, but which inspires ideas that continue to change the world. The city of Newton, Darwin, A A Milne and Wordsworth.
Cambridge's cultural heritage is understandably rich, but the intimate scale of the city's medieval centre ensures that everything – from stylish bars to the idyllic calm of The Backs – is always close at hand. Here, picturesque colleges and ancient traditions rub shoulders with leading high street stores, street markets and independent shops, offering everything from designer clothes to rare books.
Explore the traditional collections in the Fitzwilliam Museum, or cutting-edge contemporary art at Kettle’s Yard Gallery. Enjoy a concert or show at the Corn Exchange, drama at the Arts Theatre, or comedy, gigs and clubs at The Junction. Immerse yourself in the city’s big events, such as the world-renowned Cambridge Film Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival or May Bumps rowing races. And
when it comes to eating out, there’s a huge choice on the menu – from Thai, Tapas or traditional sausage and mash to fine dining at Michelin-starred Midsummer House.
Look further afield and you'll find stately homes such as Anglesey Abbey or Wimpole Hall, the famed cathedral at Ely, and the unrivalled collection of military aircraft at Duxford – all set in countryside dotted with traditional market towns, village inns and gastro-pubs.
A lifetime of possibilities.
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