The Mayfair - Contemporary Cottage near Newmarket, Cambridgeshire
Newmarket 6 miles. Accessed off a main road down a private driveway is The Mayfair, a contemporary, detached property surrounded by countryside in Six Mile Bottom near Newmarket in Cambridgeshire. This six-bedroom property is ideal for a large family or group gathering, or for those wanting to enjoy an outing at the famous Newmarket Racecourse. There is a private parking area for up to eight cars, where you can first get a glimpse of the picturesque fields that surrounding the property, with a wrap-around garden stretching the entire perimeter of the house, with a long patio and seating area, plus three steps up onto a lawn, ideal for spending afternoons out in the sunshine enjoying a glass of wine. Head inside to find a large open-plan living room, with bi-fold doors that open up onto the patio garden and offer views of the surrounding fields. The space is bright and airy, with skylights spanning the length of the stylish and contemporary kitchen, with sleek tiled flooring, a large island with breakfast bar and a range of integrated appliances that will allow you to cook up a storm, while the extendible dining table can seat the group as you enjoy meals together and make pans for the remainder of your stay. The seating area offers two leather sofas to relax onto and admire the views, while an additional sitting room boasts a large corner sofa and armchair, where you can curl up with a good book or a glass of wine beside the woodburning stove. The utility room offers a handy washer/dryer, while a wet room-style shower and separate cloakroom with basin and WC rest on the ground floor, providing easy access for any guests with mobility issues, who can benefit from catching a good night’s rest in the ground floor double bedroom. Make your way upstairs and along the glass gallery landing, which overlooks the kitchen area, to find the remaining spacious and bright bedrooms, which enjoy rural views; two king-size doubles benefit from en-suite shower rooms, while a further double and two twin rooms share use of the family bathroom with a choice of bath and separate shower. The hamlet of Six Mile Bottom offers a supermarket within a short walking distance, perfect for grabbing any last minute essentials, while the town of Newmarket is six miles away, boasting a wider range of shops, as well as lively pubs and independent restaurants serving delicious meals, should you wish to enjoy a night off from cooking. Newmarket is renowned for its horseracing and is home to the largest training centre and breeding centre of racehorses in the UK. Be sure to spend a day at the racecourse, which hosts multiple events throughout the year, including 38 meetings between April to October, and learn more about this long history at the National Horse Racing Museum. Newmarket’s train station provides easy links to the university city of Cambridge, with its botanic garden, classical art museum, Bridge of Sighs attraction and river cruises along the Cam, as well as the cathedral city of Ely, where you can visit Oliver Cromwell’s House and RAF Witchford Collection museum. Walkers can enjoy hikes through Ely Country Park, Beechwoods Nature Reserve or the magnificent Thetford Forest Park, all of which are in easy reach. The Mayfair is a fantastic base for a family or group gathering in Cambridgeshire.