Twinstead, Sudbury, Suffolk

A simply stunning property enjoying a magnificent location within the former grounds of Twinstead Hall and its beautiful Georgian walled garden. Fantastic mature formal gardens, heated swimming pool and detached double garage with office above. In all about 1 acre. NO ONWARD CHAIN.

  • Stunning location within the walled gardens of the Manor House
  • Private drive accessed via wrought iron gates
  • Sumptuously appointed accommodation
  • Impressive split level semi open plan principal reception room
  • Garden room with vaulted ceiling
  • Three en-suite bedrooms
  • Amazing walled gardens with a South & Westerly aspect
  • Detached double garage with office and shower room
An absolutely stunning property enjoying a magnificent location within the former grounds of Twinstead Hall and its Georgian walled garden. The property has been meticulously cared for over the last twenty one years and this is particularly evident upon any visit.

The property affords luxuriously appointed accommodation arranged over two floors with the principal floor area being at ground floor level. An attractive entrance vestibule accessed via a solid oak door with tiled floor leads to an impressive reception hall which has travertine flooring and panelling to dado height and from here all the principal reception rooms and ground floor bedrooms are accessed.

The main reception area is of a split level semi-open plan nature and comprises a warm and welcoming dining room with French doors leading to the stunning South facing walled garden. Attractive open stud work leads to the drawing room which benefits from a large red brick fireplace upon which sits a 'Morso' wood burning stove. This room takes in views to the pool garden and the walled garden.

Beyond here French doors flanked by glazed apertures open to a stunning garden room with a fully vaulted ceiling which has a triple aspect and a range of attractive 'Farrow & Ball' painted units with pine surfaces providing storage. A particularly attractive 'Godin' multi fuel stove provides a focal point and French doors lead to the pool garden with its West facing terrace making it perfect for large scale family entertaining. The kitchen/breakfast room forms the heart of the house and is extensively fitted with a range of bespoke handmade units with granite work surfaces and features integral appliances to include a 'Neff' steam oven, 'Falcon' range cooker, extractor hood and dishwasher. An attractive feature arch gives way to a preparation/storage area again with a range of handmade bespoke fitted units with beech work surfaces beyond which is a practical laundry room with stable door leading to the York stone terrace and walled garden.

The remainder of the ground floor accommodation comprises two lavishly appointed bedrooms one of which has a range of built-in wardrobes and both of them benefit from en-suite bath & shower facilities that have been fitted to the highest of standards. There is a further cloak/wet room which is accessed via the reception hall and the fourth ground floor bedroom doubles as a study and is appropriately fitted with bespoke bookcases with shelving and takes in stunning views of the pool garden.

The setting for the property is absolutely magnificent and it is approached via a private drive leading to a pair of impressive wrought iron gates. The garden is clearly segregated into four compartments and once through the gates there is a large gravel drive providing ample parking and in turn leading to the detached double garage equipped with electric up and over doors which has office/storage space above and an en-suite shower room to the rear.

The drive is flanked by a magnificent formal garden which comprises geometrically laid out box hedges which surround York stone features with various planting, including espalier pear trees and a herb garden. To the right of the front door is an attractive East facing garden with 'Amdega' gazebo which provides perfect formal entertaining space which is directly accessed via French doors from the kitchen/breakfast room.

Beyond the formal gardens is an attractively laid out kitchen garden with raised vegetable beds, climbing roses, clematis and a Gabriel Ash greenhouse. Beyond an iron gate a further working area provides useful storage. The principal garden is truly fantastic and benefits from a twelve foot high Georgian brick wall completely surrounding it providing total privacy and a perfectly flat family entertaining space. This garden can be directly accessed via French doors from the dining room and has a solid oak gazebo with a slate roof providing a central focal point which is surrounded by York stone paths accessing other areas of the garden.

There is a particularly impressive wisteria which covers some 150ft of the wall providing an amazing display of flowers in the spring. Various herbaceous beds surround this walled garden and they are all laid out in a geometric style providing shape and form. To the Westerly aspect is a raised York stone terrace adjacent to which is an octagonal 'Amdega' summerhouse.

On the Westerly aspect of the property can be found the pool garden which comprises a fully tiled heated swimming pool surrounded by Indian sandstone terracing and a decked area which can be directly accessed from the garden room making it ideal for family parties and entertaining. Furthermore there is an attractive brick built pool room with covered dining area adjacent to which is a raised decked entertaining space. Adjacent to the pool are rectangular areas of lawn with brick paths dissecting it flanked by lavender and a variety of shrub roses. A focal point is provided by the 'Gabriel Ash' summerhouse with shingle roof. This area is completed by a log store and storage shed and also directly accesses the detached garage. In all about 1 acre sts.

Agents Notes
The garden wall was constructed in 1783 and is Grade II listed.

The property benefits from both solar panels and photovoltaic units on the garage roof.

The reception hall and kitchen/breakfast room both have underfloor heating.


ENTRANCE VESTIBULE 6' 10" x 6' 6" (2.10m x 2.0m)

RECEPTION HALL 17' 4" x 13' 9" (5.30m x 4.20m)

DRAWING ROOM 22' 3" x 15' 5" (6.80m x 4.70m)

DINING ROOM 14' 7" x 10' 11" (4.45m x 3.35m)

GARDEN ROOM 18' 8" x 14' 7" (5.70m x 4.45m)

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 18' 0" x 14' 7" (5.50m x 4.45m)

UTILITY ROOM 10' 11" x 7' 10" (3.35m x 2.40m)

CLOAK/SHOWER ROOM 9' 4" x 5' 4" (2.85m x 1.65m)

BEDROOM 2 18' 10" x 13' 1" (5.75m x 4.0m)

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 7' 10" x 5' 8" (2.40m x 1.75m)

BEDROOM 3 16' 4" x 9' 10" (5.0m x 3.0m)

EN-SUITE BATHROOM 5' 2" x 5' 1" (1.60m x 1.55m)

BEDROOM 4/STUDY 15' 5" x 14' 5" (4.70m x 4.40m)

FIRST FLOOR

PRINICPAL SUITE 16' 6" x 16' 4" (5.05m x 5.0m)

EN-SUITE BATHROOM 10' 2" x 6' 0" (3.10m x 1.85m)

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