Newmarket Racecourses presents the Moët & Chandon July Festival 2019

Moët & Chandon July Festival 11 July – 13 July

Newmarket Racecourses celebrates summer with the Moët & Chandon July Festival – one of the hottest dates in the Racing calendar.  The July Festival is a thrilling 3-day event showcasing world-class horse racing, fashion and musical entertainment.

The highlight on the race track is the prestigious Darley July Cup on Saturday, which is Europe’s leading sprint race; while the fashion highlight is The Style Awards which runs across all three days, starting with Ladies’ Day on Thursday.

Ladies Day – Thursday 11 July

Newmarket Racecourse opens its Gates for Ladies Day attracting visitors from all over the country.  Each beautifully dressed, ready to enjoy a fantastic day at the races and compete in the hotly contested Best Dressed Lady Competition.

Celebrate with family and friends and soak up the racing atmosphere on Feel Good Friday – Friday 12 July

The Style Awards also return on Feel Good Friday. This year the competition is to find the Best Dressed Gentleman and there are some amazing prizes on offer for the best turned out gents who enter.

Half an hour after the last race, the official Après Racing party will begin, hosted by a Heart FM DJ, providing the perfect end to a fantastic day with nothing but “Feel Good”  summer anthems.

Darley Jup Cup Day – Saturday 13 July

Saturday is a great day for families. Under 18s are welcome FREE in all enclosures and as well as live music throughout the course there will be additional free entertainment in the Garden Enclosure, including Rowley’s Kids Club, inflatables, face painting and craft activities to keep everyone entertained during the course of the day.

Contact one of our Whately Lane branches for all our latest properties for dale and rent.







Energy-efficient, sustainable homes in Suffolk

The rise of energy-efficient and sustainable homes

Some 12% of the UK’s carbon emissions come from domestic buildings and the government has declared that by 2020, all homes must be zero carbon.

As the trend for low-cost, Eco-friendly sustainable housing continues to grow we are noticing a step change in the way buyers are searching for property.

Savvy property buyers are looking for properties which have high EPC ratings,  low running costs and integrated with the latest SMART Technology.

Sustainable building materials for new homes

The trend for sustainable homes is driving property developers to  invest in building materials that are more Eco-friendly and cost-effective.  Alternatives to traditional bricks and mortar include Earthbags, sustainable source timber, bamboo and stone.

At Whatley Lane Estate Agent we have some stunning Eco-friendly proprieties for sale in Newmarket.

Eco-Friendly Properties for Sale in Newmarket

Take a look at these fantastic apartments offering highly unique accommodation within The Malt House at The Maltings, Newmarket.

The Malt House apartments have been designed with sustainable, low-cost living in mind. They were built using reclaimed materials and have excellent EPC ratings.  They also come with cycle storage and are within walking distance of Newmarket City Centre.

Sustainable housing in Suffolk

Sustainable homes are on the rise. With the drive to lower carbon emissions and reduce pollution in our towns and cities, property developers are making significant changes to the way in which we design and build new homes. 

By using the natural resources around us such as renewable energy, reclaimed materials and ground source heat pumps, builders have the potential to build 100% sustainable properties. 

Transforming your property into a sustainable, low-cost and energy-efficient home is easier than you think and offers attractive benefits to the future of our planet and to your finances.

If you own a home,  we advise getting an energy performance survey (EPC) done. An EPC can help you identify ways to save money on your energy bills and improve the comfort of your home.

Cost-saving, energy-efficient changes to your home

There are many options available to home owners to convert their property into an Eco-friendly home:

    • Loft insulation helps to prevent warm air escaping
    • Filling cracks and gaps in windows and doors prevents drafts
    • Triple glazing helps to trap warm air. Opt for glazing with a lower U-value, as
      that represents a better thermal performance.
    • Installing A-rated appliances will save you money and reduce emissions
    • Install a SMART Meter to measure energy use for every appliance.
    • Install a thermostat to control internal temperature
    • Increase the amount of natural light – consider installing large windows, sky lights and open-plan living
    • Replace bulbs with low-energy LED’s


Discover the medieval town of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk

The town of Bury St Edmunds is located in the heart of the Suffolk countryside.  It offers residents a rich, vibrant and tranquil place to live and work.

Steeped in medieval history and Bury St Edmunds is famous for its medieval streets,  architecture and stunning parks.  The Abbey Gardens, Cathedral and bustling City Centre are among some of the most visited placed in the UK. As a result, properties for sale in Bury St Edmunds are snapped up quickly.

Bury St Edmunds is a popular place to live

Bury St Edmunds is very popular with people looking for characterful properties. And was recently voted one of the best places to live in the East of England. (Source: Cambridge Live, survey April 2019).

Bury has fantastic links to London, Cambridge and Newmarket and its Georgian squares, independent boutiques and Artisan cafes make it very popular with residents and visitors.

Discover the History of Bury St Edmunds

St Edmunds Abbey was one of the richest and largest Benedictine monasteries in England. ThAbbey Ruins in the centre of Bury St Edmunds is one of the most important medieval monasteries in Europe.

Properties to buy in Bury St Edmunds

At Whatley Lane Estate Agents we’ve noticed a rise in the number of home buyers looking for properties in Bury St Edmunds.

If you are looking for a unique property in Bury St Edmunds, Whatley Lane Estate Agents highly recommend this stunning medieval, detached townhouse nestled in Bury’s Historic medieval grid.

This fantastic 4-storey property is one of only a few detached properties located in the medieval grid. But is within a 5-minute walking distance of Bury St Edmunds City Centre.

Explore Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding countryside

If you like open spaces and being outdoors then the Suffolk countryside is the perfect place to relax. Discover Stately homes (Ickworth House, Park and Gardens), cycle through peaceful woodland trails or enjoy picnics with family.

Bury St Edmunds is a great base for exploring the rest of the East of England. The famous horse racing town of Newmarket is just 20 minutes away, Cambridge 35 minutes and Ipswich is 35 minutes. The beautiful Suffolk coast and London are less than two hours drive from Bury St Edmunds.

What’s on in Bury St Edmunds?

Throughout the summer there are plenty of local and regional events and festivals taking place, including the Bury St Edmunds Festival which runs from now until 26th May 2019.

For one weekend in December Bury St Edmunds attracts literally thousands of visitors and locals alike with its popular and traditional German Christmas Market.

If you are looking for a property to buy or rent in Bury St Edmunds, please contact our sales and lettings team at the Bury St Edmunds office on 01284 765 256 for friendly, local property advice.

Discover the historic town of Newmarket in Suffolk

Discover the historic town of Newmarket in Suffolk

Whether you simply love British Horse Racing or you’re looking for a new home in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, the team at Whately Lane Estate Agents will show you everything Newmarket has to offer.

Property for sale in Newmarket

Beautifully presented two bedroom first-floor apartment in Newmarket
For Sale. First-Floor Apartment. 9 The Gallops, Newmarket

Newmarket is steeped in racing history and examples of its heritage can be seen everywhere you look.

The architecture in Newmarket is predominately late 19th and early 20th century and many of the properties we sell retain the original period features.

If you are looking for a property in Newmarket, we highly recommend this beautifully presented two bedroom, first-floor apartment, with fantastic views over Newmarket’s famous Warren Hill, also known as The Gallops.

Places to visit in Newmarket

At Whatley Lane Estate Agents, we highly recommend a tour of The Jockey Club Rooms, Tattersalls, The National Stud and the famed gallops. The National Stud is the only thoroughbred stud farm in the UK to allow members of the public behind the scenes, so well worth a visit.

The Gallops

If you are up early enough, you might see the thoroughbred’s emerging through town towards the training grounds along the heath, near Warren Hill.

Visitors to Newmarket

Newmarket attracts an array of visitors throughout the year.  We are especially busy during  in July when The Newmarket Racecourse  hosts live gigs for a variety of famous bands and musicians. The line up for The Newmarket Nights 2019 promises live performances from Madness, Rudimental and the Kaiser Chefs.

Her Majesty The Queen is often spotted on unofficial visits to Newmarket

Our historic market town has a lot to offer residents and visitors. Newmarket town centre offers a thriving array of fast-food, fine-dining restaurants, shops and independent cafes.

Newmarket and the surrounding area

If you venture further afield, the surrounding towns and villages offer a variety of activities, attractions and places to visit. Activities include, cycling in Thetford Forest, walks through National Trust Estates and trips to the Norfolk Coast.

Also, you’re only a 20-minute drive from Cambridge, Thetford and Bury St Edmonds, and a 50-minute train journey into London from Newmarket.

If you are looking for a property to buy or rent in Newmarket, contact Whatley Lane Estate Agents on 01638 561 187