Barn Conversion   8 bedroom(s)   6 bathroom(s)   6 reception room(s)
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This substantial family home offers exceptionally spacious and versatile accommodation in excess of 7000 sq ft. The property benefits from mature grounds with lovely views in a discreet location within this popular Suffolk village.
The property is entered via twin solid oak panel doors leading to an impressive reception hall which is fully glazed on its Southerly aspect and takes in views to the front gardens. The exceptionally wide staircase provides a focal point and rises to the fully vaulted galleried landing.
The principal reception areas can all be accessed from the reception hall with the drawing room located on the Easterly aspect of the property and this has an impressive red brick fireplace with ornate carved lintel above and a brick hearth beneath. This room has a triple aspect and takes in views to the grounds and countryside beyond and has extensive oak framework on display to the walls and ceiling.
The dining room is accessed directly from the reception hall and the kitchen/breakfast room. It is a particularly attractive room with oak flooring and a large window to the front elevation giving views to the front garden and exposed framework to the walls.
The family room/snug is a fantastic room and has a double height ceiling with Minstrels Gallery which gives access to a library on the first floor and there is soft red brickwork to one wall which houses a centrally located wood burner which is flanked by attractive arched brick work on either side. A window to the front elevation overlooks the garden and there is exposed framework to the ceiling on the first floor.
The kitchen/breakfast room is situated to the rear of the property and has views to the formal courtyard and this is extensively fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted units with composite work surfaces and a twin bowl sink. A cream Aga is set within a recess complemented by a conventional 'Bosch' oven and grill with hob above and extractor hood over. The floor is fully tiled and a square arch leads to a large pantry which houses two fridge/freezers and a further panelled door leads to an impressively large storage cupboard which is used for wine.
From the reception room concealed behind the aforementioned staircase is a large cloak/boot room and a further cloak/shower room which is tiled to dado height and has a tiled floor with tiled shower cubicle and matching suite. Adjacent to the family room/snug is a particularly practical study which is situated to the front elevation of the property overlooking the gardens.
To the rear of the property is a magnificent games/party room which has a tiled floor with underfloor heating and bi-fold doors that lead to the formal courtyard and BBQ area. Sliding patio doors access the sun room which is perfect for entertaining and is laid out with this in mind.
Twin doors access a large boiler/utility room which is fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted units, twin bowl sink and tiled floor, beyond which is a panelled door leading to a second fully tiled shower/cloakroom.
The impressive staircase rises to a spectacular galleried landing which has floor to ceiling windows at the rear elevation allowing the occupants to take advantage of the simply stunning views. This area is fully vaulted to the ceiling and has an impressive oak frame on display throughout.
The principal suite is situated to the Eastern elevation of the property and benefits from a triple aspect, an impressive vaulted ceiling and a large red brick chimney breast provides a focal point. An attractive winding staircase which is flanked by cupboards and storage space, leads to an en-suite bath/shower room which has an oversized shower cubicle, oval ended bath and matching white suite. A Velux window to the rear elevation benefits from the stunning views.
The galleried landing runs almost the full width of the property and is a particularly impressive feature and offers accommodation in its own right.
There are four further bedrooms on the first floor which all benefit from views to the front or rear elevation, some of which have attractive exposed oak framework on display to the walls and ceiling. These bedrooms are all served by a lavishly appointed family bath/shower room which has a double oval ended Jacuzzi bath set within a tiled recess and a matching white suite.
The first floor library which can be seen from the family room beneath, can be accessed via a panelled door from the end of the landing and provides a peaceful area and has views to the front garden.
The second floor is accessed directly from the galleried landing and has its own staircase rising to a guest suite which is situated at the Western end of the property and this has a delightful vaulted ceiling with an attractive oak frame on display and has direct access to its own bath/shower room with matching white suite.
There are two further bedrooms on this floor, both of which have part vaulted ceilings and attractive oak framework on display and they all benefit from the stunning views to the rear elevation.
Outside The property is approached via a gravel drive which is flanked by attractive red brick walling with coping stones to one side and a large blue spruce to the other, providing a focal point. Two large brick piers with plastered panels support an electric sliding gate which gives access to the rear of the property.
There is an attractive paved path flanked by the aforementioned half height red brick wall, which leads to a covered entrance porch and the double solid oak front doors.
The front gardens are walled and have mature trees to the front elevation which include birch and evergreen and provide shade and year round colour. The front gardens comprise large expanses of lawn with a small walnut tree and the half height brick wall is flanked by well stocked herbaceous shrub borders. To the Westerly side of the property there are double gates which give access to the rear and once more, the large red brick wall provides screening and privacy.
Beyond the gates and immediately to the rear of the property are beautiful established gardens arranged around a courtyard which is positioned to take advantage of the all day sun. There is a large brick terrace which is interspersed with densely stocked and regularly arranged herbaceous beds which are stocked with a variety of shrubs, perennials and herbs. The aforementioned courtyard can be directly accessed from the party room which makes it ideal for large scale entertaining and directly abuts the sun room which is adjacent to the party room. The Easterly aspect of the property benefits from a range of substantial outbuildings which provide a workshop, storage and garage space with a detached annexe on the first floor and further storage/stabling beyond.
The remainder of the grounds comprise an ornamental pond which is flanked by a mature cherry and maple tree which provide dappled shade. To the rear of the party room is a covered loggia which further adds to the entertaining aspect of the property where there is a large decked area ideal for BBQ's. Beyond this are large expanses of lawn which are distinctly segregated by evergreen hedges and provide large entertaining areas. To the bottom of the garden is a small orchard with a variety of fruit trees that include apple and cherry.
The rear gardens benefit from absolutely delightful views over the rolling Suffolk countryside with Belchamp Walter church in the distance. The gardens at Suffolk Hall are very impressive and offer the perfect blend of formal and informal spaces with year round privacy. They are particularly well suited to a growing family and their changing requirements.
Immediately beyond the electric gate is an impressive triple cart lodge providing extensive parking and a further large garage providing space for two vehicles. Approached via a five bar gate is a large area of hardstanding and a further range of impressive outbuildings to include a double garage, workshop and a stable block with tack room which is equipped with plumbing and a sink. A large barn/workshop has been used by the family for parties in the past and has staging to one end and adjacent to this is a large lean-to log store.
The first floor annexe above the triple garage provides extensive and well appointed ancillary accommodation which greatly adds to the versatility on offer at the property. There is a spacious sitting room taking in views to the courtyard and gardens beyond and this has a part vaulted ceiling and attractive beech flooring. This annexe is arranged over a split level with oak stairs that come down from the sitting room to a kitchenette which is equipped with an oven, hob and 1 ½ bowl sink and this also has the beech woodblock flooring. A large bedroom has a part vaulted ceiling and two triangular windows which provide a
feature and overlooks the principal property and a laundry area is situated between the bedroom and the kitchenette. Accessed from the kitchenette is a well appointed bathroom with matching white suite and tiled shower cubicle. There is a ground floor cloakroom as you enter the annexe with a tiled floor and matching white suite.
All the showers are high pressure pumped.
RECEPTION HALL 23' 7" x 20' 4" (7.2m x 6.2m)
DRAWING ROOM 22' 7" x 19' 0" (6.90m x 5.8m)
DINING ROOM 22' 9" x 11' 1" (6.95m x 3.4m)
FAMILY ROOM/SNUG 20' 0" x 18' 0" (6.10m x 5.50m)
STUDY 11' 9" x 10' 7" (3.60m x 3.25m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 18' 10" x 11' 1" (5.75m x 3.40m)
SUN ROOM 12' 1" x 10' 2" (3.70m x 3.10m)
LAUNDRY ROOM 14' 9" x 9' 10" (4.5m x 3m)
BOOT ROOM 9' 6" x 6' 10" (2.90m x 2.1m)
PANTRY 8' 2" x 3' 11" (2.5m x 1.2m)
LARDER 6' 6" x 4' 11" (2m x 1.5m)
GYM/PARTY ROOM 32' 9" x 19' 6" (10.0m x 5.95m)
SHOWER ROOM 8' 2" x 3' 3" (2.5m x 1.0m)
CLOAKROOM/SHOWER ROOM 6' 10" x 6' 10" (2.1m x 2.1m)
COVERED BARBEQUE TERRACE 22' 1" x 16' 8" (6.75m x 5.10m)
GALLERIED LANDING 22' 7" x 20' 8" (6.90m x 6.30m)
PRINCIPAL SUITE 22' 7" x 19' 0" (6.90m x 5.80m)
BEDROOM 3 13' 1" x 11' 1" (4.0m x 3.40m)
BEDROOM 4 12' 7" x 11' 1" (3.85m x 3.40m)
BEDROOM 5 11' 5" x 11' 1" (3.50m x 3.40m)
BEDROOM 6 11' 9" x 11' 9" (3.6m x 3.6m)
ENSUITE TO PRINCIPAL SUITE
GUEST BEDROOM 18' 10" x 17' 4" (5.75m x 5.30m)
BEDROOM 7 14' 1" x 8' 10" (4.3m x 2.7m)
BEDROOM 8 13' 5" x 8' 10" (4.1m x 2.7m)
TRIPLE CART LODGE 36' 8" x 21' 3" (11.2m x 6.50m)
GARAGE 30' 10" x 14' 9" (9.4m x 4.5m)
FIRST FLOOR CARTLODGE ANNEXE
SITTING/DINING ROOM 28' 2" x 11' 5" (8.6m x 3.5m)
KITCHEN 12' 1" x 7' 2" (3.7m x 2.2m)
BEDROOM 22' 5" x 13' 5" (6.85m x 4.1m)
BATHROOM 10' 4" x 4' 11" (3.15m x 1.50m)
WORKSHOP/PARTY BARN 29' 6" x 15' 7" (9.0m x 4.75m)
DOUBLE GARAGE 20' 9" x 17' 8" (6.35m x 5.4m)
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