Detached House   6 bedroom(s)   4 bathroom(s)   4 reception room(s)
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PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Set amidst gently rolling farmland on high ground with no immediate neighbours, this six-bedroom (two en-suite) detached farmhouse enjoys an idyllic setting whilst retaining strong commuter links within three miles of the village of Bures, located on the Suffolk/Essex border. Located within the picturesque village of Little Cornard, the property enjoys Grade II* listed status, comprising a late 15th Century timber framed hall wing with a 16th Century cross wing and a later timber framed rendered wing at the west end, extending to the south of late 17th Century or early 18th Century. Offering an accommodation schedule of approximately 3,700 sq ft to the principal residence, the property comprises four reception rooms with a wealth of individual period features associated with a property of this ilk and era including exposed timbers and studwork, inglenook fireplaces, mullion windows and pamment brick flooring. Further benefits to this significant country residence include extensive private parking, ample gardens and total plot size of approximately 15 acres comprising meadow land, orchard land, open grassed areas and woodland.
Two-panel glazed door to:
ENTRANCE HALL: With exposed flooring, cloaks rail and two-panel glazed door to outside. Door to:
DRAWING ROOM: 19' 10" x 17' 11" (6.05m x 5.48m) Enjoying a dual aspect with leaded light windows to side and rear, significant inglenook fireplace with brick hearth, surround and mantle over with inset wood burning stove. Exposed timber flooring, wealth of exposed timbers and studwork in addition to 8ft ceiling heights. Original staircase off with door to useful under stair storage recess and walkway through to:
LIVING ROOM: 17' 10" x 17' 8" (5.44m into fireplace x 5.41m) Enjoying a triple aspect with three-range window to front and leaded light windows to both sides. Wealth of exposed timber and studwork including substantial crossbeam, recessed inglenook fireplace with hearth, brick surround and oak bressumer beam over.
DINING ROOM: 15' 3" x 11' 6" (4.65m x 3.51m) With casement window to front, exposed timbers and studwork. A versatile room currently being utilised as an office/study although offering clear potential as a dining room. Door with Suffolk latch opening to:
SITTING ROOM: 19' 6" x 14' 9" (5.95m x 4.50m into fireplace) Forming what is believed to be what is the oldest part of the property. An inviting reception room with two casement windows to front elevation, further window to rear, exposed flagstone flooring, timber work and wood burning stove. Storage recess to rear and step up to door with Suffolk latch opening to:
AGA KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 21' 8" x 15' 1" (6.61m x 4.61m) Fitted with matching range of bespoke wooden base and wall units with curved corner units, larder style units and preparation surfaces with upstands above. Double ceramic butler sink unit with twin brass hot and cold taps over, windows to side overlooking courtyard. Fitted appliances include a five-door bottled gas fuelled AGA, twin Fisher and Paykel dishwasher and space for an American fridge/freezer. Exposed pamment brick flooring, mullion window to front, further window to side, wealth of exposed timber and studwork and two doors to outside. A wood burning stove is set within a recessed brick fireplace with further side unit comprising base level storage and ceramic sink with brass mixer tap over and Yorkshire sash window to side. Door with Suffolk latch and step up to:
UTILITY ROOM: 11' 4" x 10' 4" (3.47m x 3.15m) Fitted with a matching range of solid wood base units with worktops over, space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer. Window to side, door to outside and also housing oil-fired boiler. Door to:
PANTRY: 10' 7" x 3' 10" (3.25m x 1.17m) With window to rear and range of fitted shelving.
CLOAKROOM: Fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash hand basin and window to rear.
MASTER BEDROOM: 18' 1" x 14' 11" (5.52m x 4.55m) With casement windows to front and side, wealth of exposed timber and studwork and views over the surrounding landscape.
BEDROOM 2: 15' 2" x 11' 8" (4.63m x 3.56m) With leaded light windows to front elevation, wealth of exposed timber and studwork, kingpost and door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: 12' 2" x 4' 4" (3.72m maximum x 1.34m) Fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash hand basin, fully tiled shower unit and with leaded light window to rear.
BEDROOM 3: 15' 6" x 15' 0" (4.73m x 4.59m) With leaded light casement window to front, further leaded light windows, exposed timber work and door to:
EN-SUITE BATHROOM: 12' 7" x 4' 7" (3.86m x 1.42m) Principally tiled and fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash hand basin and bath. Wall-mounted heated towel rail and windows to rear.
LANDING: 22' 1" x 7' 5" (6.74m x 2.28m) With leaded light casement window to side, wealth of exposed timber and studwork and hatch to loft. Step down and door to:
BEDROOM 4: 17' 10" x 16' 2" (5.44m x 4.94m maximum) Afforded a triple aspect with casement window to front and leaded light windows on both sides. Wealth of exposed timber and studwork, recessed shelving and door to recessed store.
BEDROOM 5: 10' 4" x 10' 0" (3.17m x 3.05m) With casement window to side, exposed timber work and door with Suffolk latch to:
BEDROOM 6: 10' 3" x 8' 7" (3.13m x 2.64m) With window to side, fireplace and exposed timber work. Stripped timber flooring.
FAMILY BATHROOM: 7' 8" x 7' 4" (2.34m x 2.25m) Fitted with ceramic WC, wash hand basin within a base level unit and fully tiled bath with chrome shower attachment over. Wall-mounted heated towel rail, wealth of exposed timber work and leaded light window to rear.
FAMILY BATHROOM 2: 10' 8" x 10' 1" (3.27m x 3.08m) Fitted with ceramic WC, wash hand basin and bath.
Outside Sawyers Farm enjoys a right of way over a half mile driveway which winds through open countryside and farmland before entering into a canopy of mature trees and grounds. Passing two large weatherboard clad outbuildings both measuring 30' 0" x 15' 0" (9.14m x 4.57m), the drive proceeds to the front of the house before culminating in a wide gravelled and brick edged parking sweep, to one side of which is a small weatherboard barn with parking and a wood store. Two brick paths lead through the partly walled terraced front garden which is laid to brick pathways, dividing shrubberies, herb gardens and areas of lawn. The house is surrounded by undulating lawns interspersed by mature fruit and specimen trees of the old orchard. A separate tropical garden area lies to the north of the yew hedge with a brick paved area with an eight-person hot tub and two further decking and marble leisure areas. To the north lies a small pump house, housing the water supply, filtration plant and pressure tank for the main house.
To the east is a second water supply fed by a high capacity borehole. Also, there is a nearby pond, beyond which lies an open grassed area, surrounded by mature hedges. This leads to an electric fenced pony paddock area with blackthorn, silver birches and mature old oaks, on the south side of which is large pond. Beyond this is a large meadow of grasses and wild flowers bounded to the north by an ancient hedgerow and woodland beyond.
SERVICES: Mains electricity is connected. Private well water, cultivation borehole and drainage. Oil-fired heating. NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.
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