Montreal Du Gers, Le Gers, Gascogne, Armagnac, CO10
Guide Price £1,000,000 Freehold
Guide Price £760,000 Freehold
A splendid Grade II Listed village farmhouse with versatile accommodation comprising 5/6 bedrooms, 4/5 reception rooms, off-road parking and a generous south-facing garden.
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 flooring, high ceilings and is further complemented by ample off-road parking and a large, private south facing garden. In all about 0.25 acres.
High Street Farmhouse is a substantial detached period property built with rendered elevations under a double gabled hand-cut clay tiled roof. The house probably began its life as an earlier timbered farmhouse and there is a fine triple diagonal shaft chimney stack at the rear. The front gable with big sash windows was most likely added in the 18th/19th Century giving the Georgian appearance.
The house provides extensive and flexible accommodation and the interior retains a wealth of good period features including old doors and fireplaces, further complemented by some attractive floorboards and a traditional oak farmhouse kitchen. At the rear is a modern painted timber conservatory. To the side is a large driveway providing parking for a number of cars. There is a pleasant landscaped garden to the front, shingled courtyard garden to the rear, but the main garden is to the side which is the southern aspect. In all around 0.25 acres.
MAIN RECEPTION HALL:
A welcoming and impressive entrance hall with an oak panelled front door with windows on either side. Wide straight staircase up to the galleried landing with lovely Georgian painted banisters and pine handrail. Door to second staircase. Engineered oak floorboards. Two boxed radiators.
A double aspect room with a triple sash window to the front and a pair of three-quarter glazed doors to the side looking down the garden. A red brick lined fireplace with heavy oak bressummer and fitted cast iron wood-burning stove with glazed doors, oak floorboards, picture rail, four ornate wall lights and matching quintuple ceiling pendant light. Radiator. Deep cupboard alongside the fireplace with panelled door and shelving.
With triple sash window to the front, fine brick lined fireplace with painted Adam style surround and mantelpiece, marble inset and hearth. Engineered oak floorboards, picture rail, double wall light and ceiling pendant light. Radiator. Doors from the hall and cloakroom.
With doors from the dining room and hall, corner shower tray with glazed panel and electric shower assembly. White low-flush WC and pedestal handbasin. All walls fully tiled in white with limestone mosaic waistband. Mirror with light above. Ceramic floor tiles. Under-floor heating.
A double aspect room with a sash window to the rear overlooking the courtyard garden, and a casement window and French door to the side looking down the main garden. Delightful unusual curved red brick Inglenook fireplace with oak bressummer and fitted cast iron wood-burning stove, with a useful cupboard alongside the chimney breast. Fine exposed wall and ceiling timbers, engineered oak floorboards. Radiator. Four wall lights.
A large traditional farmhouse kitchen featuring stunning brick flooring with a window above the sink to one side overlooking the drive and a pair of French doors with full-length glazed panels at the rear looking through the conservatory out to the garden, and a further casement window looking down the main garden. Horizontal sliding sash window providing light to the entrance hall. Kitchen area fitted with a good range of solid oak-fronted wall and base cupboards with real hardwood woodblock working surfaces. Includes a dresser style unit with wine rack and display cupboard above. Comprehensively equipped with a red brick Inglenook style fireplace with high oak bressummer, fitted with a stainless steel range cooker with filter hood above. A twin bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer, and space for dishwasher. Central island unit with butchers block. Space for a full-height fridge/freezer. Boxed radiator. Vaulted ceiling above the breakfast area with downlights and various tracked downlights.
An excellent conservatory built with painted timber with sealed double glazed windows all around. French doors out to the garden and glass double-glazed roof panels. Brick floor to match the kitchen. Boxed radiator.
With half glazed timber door opening in from the drive, window to the rear. Tiled floor, radiator, downlights. Half-glazed timber door to the kitchen and doors to the downstairs cloakroom and family room. Radiator.
With white traditional style suite comprising low-flush WC and corner handbasin. Ceramic tiled floor, boxed radiator. Window.
FAMILY ROOM / HOME OFFICE:
Two windows to the front looking up the drive and a pair of French doors to the side opening onto the courtyard garden with the main garden beyond. Exposed natural brickwork on one wall. Radiator. Downlights.
Connecting the kitchen and utility room, with a steep staircase up to the mezzanine bedroom.
With door in from the hall and access via the side lobby to the kitchen. Window overlooking the drive. Floor mounted gas boiler supplying central heating and hot water plus wall mounted Baxi gas boiler. Built-in cupboard housing water softener and a programmer, electricity meter and trip switch panel. Working surface along one side with spaces below for washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer etc.
Mezzanine Playroom. Staircase up from the side lobby. Restricted ceiling height (5 ft). Window to one side. Painted exposed beams and floorboards. Radiator. Ideal as a child's occasional bedroom or playroom.
ON THE FIRST FLOOR
Galleried Landing. Gallery rail on two sides to match the banisters. Casement window to the rear. Door to the walk-in airing cupboard. Radiator. Door to the smaller side staircase which has four steps down to bedroom 3.
With triple sash window to the front. Three double built-in wardrobe cupboards. Radiator. Exposed ceiling beam and door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM:
With matching white modern suite comprising tiled shower cubicle with electric shower and shower curtain. Low flush WC and pedestal handbasin. Walls fully tiled in white with granite mosaic highlights with floor tiling to match. Large mirror. Radiator.
Triple sash window to the front and a casement window to the side looking down the main garden. Built-in double wardrobe cupboard. Radiator. Door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM:
Matching white suite comprising pedestal handbasin, low flush WC and corner shower cubicle with curved glass shower doors and electric shower assembly. Two walls fully tiled in white with large mirror and light above. Radiator. Stained floorboards. Shower cubicle with electric shower and shower curtain. Low flush WC and pedestal handbasin. Radiator.
With casement window to the side overlooking fields and casement window to the rear. Engineered oak floorboards. Radiator.
Matching white suite comprising corner roll-top bath with chromium claw feet and side mixer taps, with shower attachment. Low flush WC and pedestal handbasin. Separate fully tiled shower cubicle with shower assembly. All walls fully tiled in white with matching floor tiles. Dresser style linen cupboard with boxed radiator below.
Vaulted ceiling with exposed wall timbers. Casement window to the rear overlooking the courtyard garden. Stained pine floorboards. Built-in wardrobe cupboard with storage cupboard over, and door to:
Matching pampas coloured suite comprising bath with a shower over and shower curtain. Low flush WC and pedestal handbasin with white tiled splashback and light/shaver point above. One or two exposed timbers. Engineered oak flooring. Radiator.
BEDROOM 5/DRESSING ROOM WITH MEZZANINE:
With sash window to the front, painted floorboards, fitted shelving, radiator and steep ladder staircase up to two mezzanine bunk-bed spaces.
WALK-IN AIRING ROOM:
Walk-in room with hot water cylinder and linen shelving.
Courtyard Garden - 41' x 31' (12.5m x 9.4m) maximum. This is the first part of the garden behind the house which has been landscaped with raised brick and stone edged planters, paved area and larger shingled area with timber pergola, paved seating area, pizza oven and workshop. A trellis arch through to the main garden.
South Facing Main Garden - 85' long x 92' wide (25.5m x 28.1m) maximum. The main garden of the house is to the side and has a large flagstone patio adjoining the front and middle sitting rooms, various well stocked flower and shrub borders all around and three beds in the middle. A large tree providing summer shade and boundaries. Vegetable beds.
The Drive - 66' x 20' (20.1m x 6.1m) A tarmacadam drive leading down from the road providing plenty of off road parking.
Front Garden - 41' wide x 23' deep (12.5m x 7m) Attractively landscaped with a low red brick wall to the front and side with a wrought iron gate and path leading down to the front door and on either side of the house to the rear garden and drive respectively. The main area is shingled with raised flower/shrub borders on either side.
Long Melford is a vibrant, much-loved Suffolk Wool Town with an excellent range of amenities including GP practice, pharmacy, grocery stores, antique markets, independent shops, library, pubs, restaurants and monthly farmers market. The nearby market towns of Sudbury and the cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds are easily accessible and offer a more comprehensive range of facilities, the former with a rail link to London Liverpool Street.
The surrounding Stour Valley countryside is absolutely delightful - gently sloping, quintessential rural Suffolk. Country walks and numerous country pursuits are quite literally on your doorstep. The whole area has been immortalised by the paintings of Constable and Gainsborough.
SERVICES: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Gas-fired central heating. Note: None of the services have been tested by the agent.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Babergh District Council.
VIEWING: Strictly by appointment only through Winkworth Long Melford and VIRTUAL TOUR available on request.
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