Bradfield St George, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Dating from the 16th Century, this charming and characterful timber-framed thatched farmhouse contains multiple period features including open fireplaces, exposed timbers, mullion windows and brick floors. Boasting its attractive and archetypal Suffolk pink exterior, the house can be seen set well back from the road on a quiet country lane. It is surrounded by open countryside, and therefore benefits from far reaching rural views. Other notable features include extensive and well maintained grounds, making for delightful formal gardens, as well as two generous outbuildings, one of which is ideal for conversion to residential accommodation, office, studio or other use, subject to the relevant planning permissions.

  • Delightful rural location
  • An abundance of period features
  • Award winning gardens
  • Two detached timber barns
  • In all about 1.7 acres
Dating from the 16th Century, this charming and characterful timber-framed thatched farmhouse contains multiple period features including open fireplaces, exposed timbers, mullion windows and brick floors. Boasting its attractive and archetypal Suffolk pink exterior, the house can be seen set well back from the road on a quiet country lane. It is surrounded by open countryside, and therefore benefits from far reaching rural views. Other notable features include extensive and well maintained grounds, making for delightful formal gardens, as well as two generous outbuildings, one of which is ideal for conversion to residential accommodation, office, studio or other use, subject to the relevant planning permissions.

Entrance into:

RECEPTION HALL 16' 2" x 12' 9" (4.93m x 3.90m) A welcoming entrance with stairs to first floor, exposed timbers, brick flooring, impressive feature fireplace on a tiled hearth with oak bressumer over, door to rear and doors to:

SITTING ROOM 26' 0" x 16' 4" (7.95m x 4.99m) A light and airy room boasting double aspect windows to the front and rear, exposed beams, door to understairs cupboard, feature fireplace with brick hearth and wooden mantle over, built in shelving cabinet. The room also showcases central open stud work, conveniently separating the room into two defined areas.

DINING ROOM 15' 11" x 13' 5" (4.87m x 4.10m) Again with double aspect windows to either side, secondary staircase rising to the first floor, oak flooring, exposed beams, feature fireplace on a brick hearth with oak bressumer over, built in shelving cabinet and door to:

REAR HALL Door to side, two storage cupboards and doors to:

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 16' 0" x 15' 10" (4.88m x 4.85m) Fitted with a matching range of wall and base units with worktops over and inset with sink and drainer. Integrated oven with four ring electric hob, space for dishwasher and fridge.

Exposed timbers, triple aspect windows to both sides as well as the rear, most notably a mullion window to the north side.

UTILITY ROOM 8' 8" x 8' 5" (2.66m x 2.58m) Housing the oil fired boiler and benefiting from window to side aspect, inset with butler sink, space for washing machine and door to:

CLOAKROOM A white suite comprising WC, wash basin and window to side aspect.

STUDY 9' 6" x 5' 6" (2.92m x 1.68m) Conveniently placed just off the Reception Hall and enjoying south facing views of the grounds. This room incorporates a built-in desk unit, built-in shelving and window to side aspect.

First Floor

LANDING Window to front aspect, exposed beams, built-in bookcases and doors to:

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 16' 0" x 11' 10" (4.90m x 3.63m) A magnificent double room with window to front aspect, Tudor fireplace, built-in shelving and storage cupboards. Door to Walk in wardrobe with hanging space and door to En-suite - a white suite comprising WC, wash basin, panelled bath, heated towel rail, built in storage cupboard, access to loft, wood flooring and window to side aspect.

BEDROOM 2 14' 4" x 13' 1" (4.38m x 4.00m) Another double room with exposed beams, window to front aspect and built in wardrobes.

FAMILY BATHROOM 12' 8" x 5' 0" (3.88m x 1.54m) A white suite comprising WC, wash basin set into a vanity unit with storage under, panelled bath, exposed beams and window to rear aspect.

An additional staircase rises from the first floor landing, which in turn leads to the Attic Rooms, in brief comprising:

OFFICE/BEDROOM 13' 5" x 9' 1" (4.09m x 2.79m) Window to front aspect, exposed beams and door to:

BEDROOM 5 12' 11" x 8' 9" (3.95m x 2.67m) A double room boasting vaulted ceiling and exposed red brick chimney breast. Window to side aspect and door to storage cupboard.

The secondary staircase rising from the ground floor leads to a landing at the other end of the house, which in brief comprises:

LANDING 10' 9" x 10' 1" (3.28m x 3.08m) With two windows to side aspect, oak flooring, door to airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder, exposed beams and door to:

BEDROOM 3 18' 8" x 13' 6" (5.71m x 4.14m) A double room with vaulted ceiling, window to rear aspect and built in shelving.

BEDROOM 4 10' 8" x 6' 6" (3.26m x 1.99m) With window to side aspect.

SECOND FAMILY BATHROOM 10' 9" x 4' 8" (3.29m x 1.44m) A white suite comprising WC, wash basin, panelled bath, heated towel rail, exposed brickwork and window to side aspect.

Outside Smallwood Farmhouse is set well back from the road on this quiet country lane and is accessed over a private gravel drive providing off-road parking for several vehicles and giving access to the Detached Timber Storage Barn with vehicular access doors. The main house sits behind the idyllic and attractive natural pond to the front of the plot, behind both of which are charming and well maintained grounds, which are predominately lawned. Other features include a formal herb garden, a kitchen garden, an ancient meadow and an enclosed courtyard. There is also a sun terrace abutting the rear of the property. A stream naturally meanders through the grounds. Smallwood Farmhouse and its gardens have been featured widely in national magazines and other publications. Additionally and of particular note is the Detached Timber Barn, located towards the far north edge of the plot, which would be ideal as a storage barn, as residential accommodation, or as an office or studio, subject to the relevant planning permissions. Consent was granted to convert the barn some years ago by the current owners, further details of which can be found by contacting the agent.

In all about 1.7 acres.

SERVICES Main water, electricity and private drainage (septic tank). Oil fired heating.

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

LOCAL AUTHORITY St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

VIEWING Strictly by prior appointment only through DAVID BURR

NOTICE. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these sales details, they are for guidance purposes only and prospective purchasers or lessees are advised to seek their own professional advice as well as to satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their correctness. No representation or warranty whatever is made in relation to this property by David Burr or its employees nor do such sales details form part of any offer or contract.

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