Bridge Street, Long Melford, Sudbury, CO10
Guide Price £1,500,000 Freehold
Guide Price £875,000 Freehold
A beautifully restored Grade II Listed Suffolk farmhouse with 4 bedrooms, beautiful gardens and orchard/paddock. Complete with a wealth of period features including exposed timbers, inglenook fireplaces and brick flooring.
An exceptional 16th Century Grade II-Listed country village house situated in a distinctive picturesque setting, an idyllic rural Conservation area, close to The Green in Naughton and surrounded by some of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside Suffolk has to offer. An outstanding example of its type, this substantial period property retains enormous character and is superbly maintained and beautifully presented throughout.
Meticulously renovated to create a truly unique country property blending original period features with high-quality modern finishes, all set within mature country-cottage gardens with orchard/paddock, in all just under 1 acre (sts).
This archetypal Grade II-Listed 16th Century house is situated in a quintessential English country setting overlooking magnificent open countryside. The main body of the property has remained almost unchanged since the house was built and a great deal of the timber framing remains in position and is extensively exposed to view.
Solid wooden front door opening into the:
Dining Room: A magnificent double-aspect room with inglenook fireplace with bressumer over and open fire grate inset on pamment hearth, exposed timbers, brick flooring. Open to:
Sitting Room: A stunning triple-aspect room with inglenook fireplace with bressumer over inset with a wood burning stove, a wealth of exposed timbers to the walls and ceiling, brick flooring, French doors open out to the rear garden.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: A farmhouse Aga kitchen. Light and professionally fitted with a range of handmade bespoke Shaker style units, under Corian worktops with Belfast sink inset. Integrated hob, oven, space and plumbing for dishwasher and space for two fridges. A cream two oven oil fired Aga inset in a brick fireplace with a bressumer over and a feature original copper. Many exposed timbers to walls and ceiling, two windows to the front aspect, one to the side aspect, terracotta flooring.
Utility Room: Exposed timbers, window to side, boiler, space and plumbing for washing machine, tiled floor, door to the rear garden and door to:
Cloakroom: Exposed timbers, white suite comprising of low level w.c., a wall mounted hand wash basin, window to rear aspect, tiled floor.
First Floor Accommodation Galleried Landing: With exposed timbers and exposed brickwork, evidence of mullion windows, door to airing cupboard and to storage cupboard, window to front aspect.
Master Bedroom: A breath-taking master bedroom, light and airy with a window overlooking the garden and surrounding countryside. Dressing area, extensive built-in storage and wardrobes. Exposed chimney breast, exposed timbers to walls and ceiling.
Bedroom Two: A light and airy triple-aspect bedroom, exposed timbers to a vaulted ceiling, wall lights.
Bedroom Three: A lovely homely bedroom with exposed timbers, exposed brickwork on the chimney breast, window to rear aspect overlooking the garden.
Family Bathroom: A magnificently luxurious bathroom with double-ended bath, hand wash basin and w.c., partly tiled walls, tiled floor, exposed timbers to walls and vaulted ceiling, exposed brickwork on the chimney breast, window to rear aspect overlooking the garden.
Shower Room: Large shower cubicle, hand wash basin set in a reclaimed pine storage unit, low level w.c., partly tiled walls, wooden floor, window to rear aspect overlooking the garden.
Oak Stairs to the second floor:
Bedroom Four: Another light and airy, double-aspect room with views over the rear garden and orchard to the front. Vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers. Wooden floor.
Outside: A gated path leads to the front door alongside the walled kitchen garden. The remainder of the front garden is laid to lawn and wraps around the property on one side leading to the landscaped rear garden - a beautiful and secure space with areas of lawn dissected by a brick path and attractive beds full of colour and texture. Vegetable garden, fruit cage, decking and gravelled areas for outside seating.
Two former garages have been transformed into a superb barn/workshop with power and light and are presently used as a gym but could be converted to create a superb home office (stp).
At the eastern side of the property a gate leads to a gravelled area providing off-road parking.
Adjacent to the farmhouse is a sublime orchard/paddock accessed via a five bar gate with two ponds, numerous fruit trees and three fenced chicken areas. This secure family area is an absolutely adorable space be it for stealing a nap in a hammock, camping, garden parties or simply to reconnect with nature. Welcome to the good life!
Naughton itself, now in the civil parish of Nedging-with-Naughton, is a small, peaceful and friendly Suffolk hamlet home to The Wheelhouse public house, St Marys Church, Village Hall and a delightful Village Green. There is a broad choice of primary schools locally, in addition, Coopers Farm is within easy range of well recognised independent schools including Finborough, Old Buckenham Hall, Ipswich School and Woodbridge School. Naughton is located under five miles from the popular and historic Suffolk Wool Town of Hadleigh providing an excellent range of day-to-day amenities.
The thriving county town of Ipswich, 10 miles to the east, is set on the River Orwell and has undergone an extensive gentrification programme in recent years, mainly around the waterfront, and has become popular with rail commuters to London (journey time from 57 minutes). There are a wide range of shopping, commercial and leisure facilities including a full range of sports clubs, restaurants and shopping.
Nearby Colchester (journey time from 47 minutes) and Manningtree (journey time from 58 minutes) also offer mainline rail services to London.
The surrounding countryside is absolutely delightful - gently sloping, quintessential rural Suffolk. Country walks and numerous country pursuits are quite literally on your doorstep. The whole wider area of the Dedham Vale and Stour Valley having been immortalised by the paintings of Constable and Gainsborough and with the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB just beyond Ipswich to the east.
Babergh Mid Suffolk - Council Tax Band E
SERVICES: Mains water and electricity. Oil-fired central heating. Private drainage. Note: None of the services have been tested by the agent.
AGENTS'S NOTE: In some rooms carpets have been 'float-fittted' to allow for easy removal and to avoid damage to wooden boards.
VIEWING: Strictly by appointment only through Winkworth Long Melford and VIRTUAL TOUR available on request.
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