Boxted, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

This outstanding private country house dating back to 1614 occupies a wonderful position and is offered to the market for only the second time in its history. The main house offers elegant yet practical accommodation with further benefits including a 3 bedroom cottage, tennis court, swimming pool, extensive outbuildings and exceptional grounds of about 8 acres.

  • 6 bedroom country house
  • Tennis court
  • Swimming pool
  • 3 bedroom guest house
  • Extensive outbuildings
  • Exceptional grounds
  • Dating back to 1614
  • Character throughout
Door to:

RECEPTION HALL: 4.31m x 4.26m (14'2" x 14'0") An inviting area with a 14ft high ceiling, wide staircase to first floor and galleried landing above. Pamment tiled floor throughout and opening to:

Inner hall: 3.60m x 2.20m (11'10" x 7'3") With a door opening to the garden, pamment tiled floor and doors to:

DRAWING ROOM: 9.14m x 4.97m (30'0" x 16'4"max) A splendid room, full of character with a 9ft ceiling height and sash windows which provide views over the garden with double doors opening onto a terrace. Exposed floorboards run throughout and complement the heavy Oak ceiling beams and large inglenook fireplace with Oak bressumer and exposed brickwork.

SNUG: 4.14m x 2.81m (13'7" x 9'3") A light room with a triple sash window which in turn provides lovely views over the garden. Useful built in shelved storage cupboard.

STUDY: 4.14m x 2.08m (13'7" x 6'10") Sash window, exposed beams, floorboards and extensive built in storage cupboards.

DINING ROOM: 5.05m x 3.50m (16'7" x 11'6") An elegant room with two sash windows and two useful shelved storage cupboards. Door to kitchen/breakfast room.

SITTING ROOM: 6.50m x 4.87m (21'4" x 16'0") With a staircase off. Two sash windows provide views over the garden towards the tennis court, etc. Fitted storage cupboards.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST/LIVING ROOM: 6.29m x 4.36m (20'8" x 14'4") A light room, divided into two distinct areas and fitted with an extensive range of light Oak fronted units with glass display cabinets, worktops incorporating a twin bowl stainless steel single drainer sink unit with mixer tap over and separate drinking water tap. Integrated appliances include an electric double oven with four ring gas hob and extractor fan over, fridge and combination microwave oven. Plumbing for dishwasher.

Rear vestibule: With a door to the garden, fitted barrier matting, large walk in shelved pantry and arch to:

LAUNDRY/BOOT ROOM: 4.82m x 3.73m (15'10" x 12'3") A useful room with extensive built in storage cupboards and worktops incorporating a stainless steel twin drainer, twin bowl sink unit with mixer tap over. Plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer.

CLOAKROOM: Fitted WC and wash hand basin.

First floor

GALLERIED LANDING: An elegant space with a view over the reception hall, exposed timbers and openings to:

Inner landing: Storage/linen cupboards and doors to:

The bedroom layout and inner landings make for a variety of different layouts/suites if required, but simply they currently consist of the following rooms:

BEDROOM 1: 4.03m x 3.96m (13'3" x 13'0") With an exposed chimney breast, built in "his and hers" wardrobes and a triple sash window which in turn provides lovely views over the grounds. Door to:

EN SUITE BATHROOM: Jacuzzi bath, fully tiled shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin with storage below. Heated towel rail.

BEDROOM 2: 5.23m x 3.14m (17'2" x 10'4" max) A triple sash window provides a view over the garden, built in wardrobe and vanity unit with inset sink and storage below.

BEDROOM 3: 5.08m x 4.90m (16'8" x 16'1" max into recess)

BEDROOM 4: 3.96m x 3.70m (13'0" x 12'2") With a sash window, built in double wardrobe and storage above.

BEDROOM 5: 3.65m x 3.35m (12'0" x 11'0") A light room with two sash windows which in turn provide views over the gardens. Built in wardrobe and vanity unit with inset sink and storage below.

BEDROOM 6: 3.25m x 2.92m (10'8" x 9'7") With a sash window providing a view over the garden and tennis court beyond. Built in wardrobe, storage cupboards and vanity unit with inset sink, mirror and storage below.

BATHROOM: With fitted wash hand basin.


STORE ROOM: 2.61m x 2.56m (8'7" x 8'5" plus deep recess, excluding built in storage cupboards) Currently utilised for storage but offering potential as another bedroom or could be utilised to create a bathroom, shower room, etc.

SHOWER ROOM: Fully tiled shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin with storage below.

Outside Electric five bar gates open to a long tarmacadam drive lined by Silver Birch, Plum and Cherry trees that in turn lead to a large gravel parking area to serve the main house with a further drive providing access to the guest cottage and former poultry units beyond:

COTTAGE: An ideal building for guests, relatives or to provide staff accommodation if required. Consisting of a sitting room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. Garage, parking and enclosed gardens. The cottage is in need of refurbishment/updating.

There are an extensive range of outbuildings, many traditionally associated with a property of this ilk and including:

There are two substantial former POULTRY BUILDINGS, each measure approximately 200ft x 50ft that provide the potential for a variety of uses, storage options, ideal for classic cars etc.

OUTBUILDING: Currently providing extensive garaging and divided into two distinct spaces, the first 25ft x 20ft with large sliding doors, an 11ft ceiling height, exposed beams and concrete floor. A doors opens to a second L shaped room which provides useful storage with the entire building offering potential for further accommodation (subject to any necessary planning consents).

The grounds are one of the property's key features enjoying a parkland like setting with rolling landscaped areas of garden bordered by specimen trees, shrubs, areas of woodland and all abutting open countryside with no near neighbours. There is a spacious full sized TENNIS COURT and ideally positioned between the tennis court and the walled swimming pool area is a large GAMES ROOM 25ft x 14ft that includes a large wall of glass and central sliding doors opening onto a terrace with a kitchenette area that includes a sink, worktop, storage cupboard, fridge and door to the rear.

The enclosed SWIMMING POOL area has been cleverly planned and is ideally positioned to take advantage of the afternoon/evening sun whilst being surrounded on all four sides. There are further useful ancillary buildings and storage sheds that include a particularly impressive glass house/potting shed divided into two distinct spaces.

In all about 8 acres. Further land maybe available by separate negotiation.

AGENTS NOTES There is a diesel generator providing a back up power supply if required.

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