Whepstead, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Believed to date from the 16th Century and once thought to have served as the residence of the butler to Plumpton Hall, South West Lodge enjoys a rich history and boasts a wealth of period features. Constructed predominately of a timber frame beneath a thatched roof, the property is a fine example of a Grade II Listed building, the likes of which rarely comes available to the open market. Further complementing the unique style of the property are the extensive, well maintained grounds and idyllic rural surroundings it sits within. Benefits include off road parking for several vehicles, detached timber workshop/storage shed, established formal gardens and an enclosed paddock.

  • Period features
  • Idyllic rural location
  • Ample off road parking
  • Formal gardens and paddock
  • In all about 1.1 acres
Believed to date from the 16th Century and once thought to have served as the residence of the butler to Plumpton Hall, South West Lodge enjoys a rich history and boasts a wealth of period features. Constructed predominately of a timber frame beneath a thatched roof, the property is a fine example of a Grade II Listed building, the likes of which rarely comes available to the open market. Further complementing the unique style of the property are the extensive, well maintained grounds and idyllic rural surroundings it sits within. Benefits include off road parking for several vehicles, detached timber workshop/storage shed, established formal gardens and an enclosed paddock.

Front door to:

ENTRANCE HALL With hanging space and tiled flooring.

SITTING ROOM 16' 7" x 16' 4" (5.08m x 4.98m) An impressive characterful triple aspect room with exposed beams, oak flooring, built in storage cupboard, door to under stairs cupboard, feature cast iron fireplace, door leading to staircase and door to:

DINING ROOM 17' 7" x 8' 11" (5.38m x 2.72m) Enjoying a west facing aspect with French doors opening onto the terrace. Wood burning stove on a brick hearth with wooden mantel surround and built in shelving.

RECEPTION HALL 18' 4" x 8' 11" (5.59m x 2.72m) Located centrally within the ground floor and offering oak flooring, window to side aspect, door to side opening onto the terrace and door to cloaks cupboard.

STUDY 9' 0" x 6' 9" (2.75m x 2.07m) A versatile space with oak flooring and window to rear aspect.

SHOWER ROOM 8' 4" x 3' 6" (2.55m x 1.07m) A white suite comprising WC, tiled shower cubicle, tiled flooring, tongue and groove panelling and extractor.

KITCHEN 19' 2" x 12' 6" (5.86m x 3.83m) Forming part of the most recent addition to the property, this substantial space comprises a matching range of wall and base units with worktops over with butler sink and drainer inset. Integrated appliances include a cooker with four ring induction hob and extractor over, and built in fridge. Space for dishwasher, window to front aspect and tiled flooring. The kitchen also enjoys a delightful view of the rear garden, courtesy of bi-fold doors to the rear.

UTILITY ROOM 12' 6" x 6' 5" (3.82m x 1.96m) Also fitted with wall and base units with worktops over with butler sink inset. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, oil fired boiler, tiled flooring and door to rear.

First Floor

LANDING With access to loft, window to side aspect and doors to:

MASTER BEDROOM 11' 2" x 8' 0" (3.41m x 2.45m) Double room with picture rail and window to front aspect.

BEDROOM 2 11' 0" x 7' 11" (3.37m x 2.42m) Another double room with cast iron feature fire place and window to front aspect.

BATHROOM 13' 5" x 8' 0" (4.09m x 2.45m) A white suite comprising WC, wash basin set into marble vanity sink unit with storage under, panelled bath, tongue and groove panelling and tiled flooring.

ATTIC ROOM 13' 3" x 6' 9" (4.05m x 2.08m) Ideal for a variety of uses and comprising window to side aspect, built in shelving.

WALK IN WARDROBE With hanging space and door to airing cupboard with shelving.

Outside South West Lodge enjoys an enviable position in an idyllic rural location predominately surrounded by farm land and benefits from a private gravel drive providing off road parking for several vehicles. The house itself is situated centrally within the plot amongst extensive predominately lawned formal gardens incorporating a terrace abutting the side of the property as well as a pond and greenhouse. The grounds are interspersed with flower and shrub borders as well as a selection of mature trees. To the rear of the plot is an enclosed PADDOCK which also incorporates a DETACHED TIMBER WORKSHOP with boundaries clearly defined by post and rail fencing.

In all about 1.1 acres.

LOCAL AUTHORITY St Edmundsbury District Council

SERVICES Private drainage (septic tank), main water and electricity, oil fired heating.

NOTE None of the services have been checked by the agent.

VIEWING Strictly by prior appointment only through DAVID BURR.

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