Christmas is a time for celebration. The giving of presents, gathering of family and the enjoyment of good food and drink.
For many, Christmas Dinner is the highlight of the festivities. Roast turkey, stuffing, gravy, pigs in blankets, Yorkshire puddings, veg and gravy. Maybe a glass of wine or two. Eating Christmas dinner is a tradition that dates back to the 16th century. And one that is still enjoyed today.
To create these feasts an ample kitchen is a must. And how about a well-stocked wine cellar to keep the guests happy ahead of the evening festivities?
This selection of wine cellars and cosy kitchens all taken from recent David Burr listings. If you fancy spending next year’s festive period in one of these beautiful houses, get in contact with the relevant office today and arrange a viewing!
Freckenham is a small picturesque village boasting a thriving community and is serviced by its own village hall, public house with restaurant and a Parish church.
Further town amenities including schools, colleges, shops, restaurants and sports centres can be found in the nearby world famous horse racing town of Newmarket (8 miles), the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds (15 miles) and the University City of Cambridge (20 miles).
Originally dating back to 1540 The Dell was extended throughout successive centuries into the property it now is. This substantial five bedroom detached property occupies a sizable plot within this popular village. Well documented and lovingly brought back to its original glory, creating a truly unique residence displaying a wealth of restored characterful features. Further benefitting from glorious grounds and ample private parking.
Long Melford is a fine village characterised by its wide variety of architecture, shops and famous green dominated by the Holy Trinity Church (once described as the most moving parish church in England). The nearby market towns of Sudbury (3 miles) and the cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds (15 miles) offer a comprehensive range of facilities, the former with a commuter rail link to London Liverpool Street (90 minutes).
This substantial Grade II Listed detached period house occupies a lovely position on the outskirts of the village and offers exceptionally versatile accommodation throughout. The property retains much of its character with exposed beams, fireplaces, Oak floors, high ceilings etc. and is further complemented by ample off-road parking and a large, private South facing garden. In all about 0.26 acres.
Steeple Bumpstead is a popular village which lies on the Essex and Suffolk borders, 20 miles from Cambridge, 10 miles from Saffron Walden and 22 miles from Bury St Edmunds. Rail links to London Liverpool Street are from Audley End Station (approx 12 miles away), the journey time being 50 minutes to an hour and from Sudbury, Suffolk (approximately 16 miles away). Steeple Bumpstead benefits from facilities including post office/off licence/general stores, 2 public houses, primary school and doctor’s surgery, 2 churches and a petrol station.
This exceptional Grade II Listed 17th Century property is situated in the heart of the village convenient for local amenities. Dating back to 1614, the property has retained many original period features including impressive oak timbers, exposed fireplaces and sash windows complemented by a modern kitchen/breakfast room and stylish bathrooms. The property sits within large mature gardens accessed by remote controlled gates, incorporating a detached 2 bedroom annexe and a range of useful outbuildings. In all about 0.5 of an acre.
An outstanding Victorian country house in an elevated position with spectacular views offering versatile and extensive family accommodation appointed to the very highest of standards. Range of outbuildings to include Coach House/annexe, party barn and studio. In all about 3.7 acres(sts).
This charming early 17th Century detached house sits in an elevated semi-rural location enjoying panoramic views over open countryside. The property retains many original features such as exposed beams and inglenook fireplaces whilst offering more modern touches such as stylish bathrooms and an en-suite. Other benefits include a carriage driveway leading to a double garage and delightful gardens offering panoramic views beyond measuring 0.85 of an acre.