Bridge Street, Long Melford, Sudbury, CO10
Guide Price £1,500,000 Freehold
Guide Price £600,000 Freehold
An exceptional village house with 4 double bedrooms offering versatile accommodation of considerable character over three floors in one of the area's most favoured villages. Gardens, garage and off-road parking.
An exceptional village house offering versatile accommodation of considerable elegance and character in one of the area's most favoured villages overlooking the Village Church and surrounded by some of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside Suffolk has to offer. An outstanding example of its type, this light and airy period property boasts four double bedrooms and a charming south-facing garden.
Orchard House was originally built in 1913 and has been developed and enhanced by the present owners. The property is beautifully presented to take full advantage of the well-proportioned rooms with their high ceilings and sash windows, giving a light and airy feel. The superb kitchen/breakfast room is the central hub of the home offering a wonderful family or entertaining space.
The property is approached by a private drive leading from The Street in the centre of the picturesque village of Foxearth.
The tastefully decorated accommodation comprises recessed entrance porch with part-glazed door to elegant ENTRANCE HALL with parquet flooring and doors leading to:
SITTING ROOM: An elegant, light, double-aspect room, with deep skirting, wood flooring and triple sash bay windows overlooking the front garden and side patio terrace. Fireplace with multi-fuel burning stove, ornate columned surround, tiled hearth and brick recess.
STUDY/OFFICE: With built in cupboards and window over looking the rear garden.
PANTRY/BOILER ROOM: With shelving and space for fridge-freezer.
UTILITY ROOM: A light room with a professionally fitted range of handmade bespoke Shaker style units, under wooden worktops with sink inset. Tiled splash-backs. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Terracotta tiled flooring.
GARDEN ATRIUM: A bright and welcoming space beautifully linking the house together and providing access from the front courtyard to the secure walled garden at the rear. Terracotta tiled flooring.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: A truly wonderful country style kitchen with Aga and high ceilings - very much the heart of the home. A bright space with a professionally fitted range of handmade bespoke Shaker style units, under wooden worktops with Belfast sink inset. Bespoke island unit with marble worktop. Integrated oven and hob. Space for fridge-freezer and dishwasher. French doors opening out to rear walled garden terrace. Tiled flooring.
DINING ROOM: Another elegant room with wood flooring and two two-metre high feature sash windows.
STORE: Fitted with a range of bespoke storage units.
INNER LOBBY: With useful bespoke storage and built-in cupboards. Exposed beams. Wooden flooring.
BATHROOM: A lovely bathroom with panelled bath, wash basin and low-level wc, heated towel rail. Brick flooring.
STUDY/BEDROOM 4: The most charming of rooms. Triple-aspect with two doors opening out into the courtyard garden. Built-in bookshelves. Exposed beams. Wooden flooring
LANDING AREA: Bright galleried landing with delightful staircase featuring oak handrail and carved wooden spindles. Exposed wooden floorboards.
BEDROOM 1: A light and airy double bedroom with views over the front courtyard garden. Built-in wardrobes. Exposed wooden floorboards.
BEDROOM 2: A lovely bright and homely double bedroom with views over the rear to open countryside. Built-in wardrobes. Exposed wooden floorboards.
FAMILY BATHROOM: A beautiful bathroom with panelled bath, floor-standing vanity unit with wash basin, low-level wc, heated towel rail. Part-panelled walls. Exposed wooden floorboards. Airing cupboard
BEDROOM 3: A wonderful and bright double bedroom with eaves storage cupboard and three Velux windows giving extensive views over the surrounding countryside. Exposed wooden floorboards.
ENSUITE: A lovely large and bright en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath, wash basin and low-level wc. Exposed wooden floorboards.
OUTSIDE: The property is situated in an idyllic country village location, enjoying an enviable private setting, with open fields to the rear.
Immediately to the front of the house is a delightful paved courtyard and a large, south-facing garden (presently gravelled) leading from a further large gravelled area for off-road parking.
The delightful walled rear garden is one of the properties most attractive features and incorporates a delightful terrace for alfresco dining and entertaining.
GARAGE/STORE: The garage area to the ground floor is approximately 16' x 8'. Access to second floor. Double doors to the front.
LOCATION: The ancient settlement of Foxearth is a much sought after Suffolk parish hamlet characterised by a variety of period buildings and a fine parish church, St Peter and St Pauls.
The surrounding countryside is untouched: gently sloping, quintessential rural Suffolk, as immortalised by the paintings of Constable and Gainsborough. Country walks and the numerous country pursuits available are on your doorstep.
Located in the heart of Suffolks rural countryside, Foxearth is close to the ancient Suffolk Wool Towns of Clare, Lavenham, Long Melford and the popular and thriving Sudbury (under 4 miles) which dates back to Saxon times and has a heritage in the weaving and silk industries. The town boasts a twice-weekly farmers market, supermarkets (Aldi, Sainsburys, Tesco & Waitrose), shops and excellent medical facilities. Sudbury also provides excellent recreational facilities with many clubs and associations, including rugby, football, cricket, tennis, bowls and rowing. There is also a theatre and a modern swimming pool/leisure complex. The town railway station provides a branch link to the main London and Colchester line, with fast services on to Liverpool Street and there are good bus and road connections to the surrounding area, towards the A12, M11 and Stansted Airport.
Long Melford (2 miles) is vibrant and much-loved with an excellent range of amenities including nursery, primary school, GP practice, pharmacy, grocery stores, antique markets, independent shops, library, pubs, restaurants, monthly farmers market and two Tudor mansions - Melford Hall and Kentwell Hall - both of which are open to the public.
The beautiful historic market town and cultural centre of Bury St Edmunds with its historic Cathedral, Abbey Gardens and 21st century Apex Auditorium, as well as the National Trusts Theatre Royal and nearby Ickworth Park is just 16 miles to the north.
Cambridge and Newmarket are within easy driving distance.
SERVICES: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil-fired central heating. Note: None of the services have been tested by the agent.
AGENT'S NOTE: The property is located in a conservation area.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Braintree District Council. Council Tax Band D.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: G
VIEWING: Strictly by appointment only through Winkworth Long Melford, telephone 01787 326740 and by VIRTUAL TOUR available on request.
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