Detached House   4 bedroom(s)   2 bathroom(s)   3 reception room(s)
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PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Enjoying a discrete yet accessible location with no immediate neighbours, set in approximately 7.5 acres is this sympathetically restored Grade II listed farmhouse, situated between the picturesque South Suffolk villages of Polstead and Kersey. Boasting an array of versatile outbuildings, the farmhouse has been subject to a comprehensive programme of adaption and enhancement by the current owners retaining a wealth of individual period features throughout including an array of exposed timbers and studwork, exposed fireplaces, timber framed conservation style windows, picture rails, a walnut topped farmhouse kitchen, mullion windows and doors complete with Suffolk hinges and latches. Arranged via three versatile reception rooms, the property is understood to have been previously granted planning permission (now lapsed) for a two-storey rear extension. Offering an accommodation schedule of approximately 2,250 sq ft, four first-floor double bedrooms are complemented by en-suite facilities to the principal bedroom and substantial loft space offering scope for conversion if so required (subject to the necessary planning and listed consents). Further benefits to the property include an extensive range of outbuildings offering scope for conversion into annexe/ancillary accommodation, stabling or further external stores in addition to post-and-rail bordered paddocks.
Heavy timbered door with Suffolk hinges and glass viewing screen opening to:
ENTRANCE HALL: 6' 4" x 4' 4" (1.94m x 1.33m) With stripped timber flooring, staircase rising to first-floor and panelled door to:
SITTING ROOM: 18' 10" x 16' 0" (5.75m x 4.89m) A traditionally styled reception room with timber framed casement window range to front, picture rails, wall lighting and central Victorian style fireplace with tiled hearth, wooden surround and mantle over.
DINING ROOM: 17' 4" x 15' 4" (5.29m x 4.68m) Afforded a dual aspect with timber framed casement window range to front, further viewing screen to rear and wealth of exposed timbers and studwork with central ceiling beam, stripped wooden flooring and skirting. Door to:
INNER HALL: Currently utilised as a useful cloaks storage with recessed fitted storage and door with Suffolk latch opening to secondary staircase rising to first-floor. Further door with Suffolk latch opening to:
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 15' 9" x 12' 4" (4.81m x 3.77m) Fitted with a matching range of bespoke, farmhouse style base units with walnut preparation surfaces over. Ceramic double butler sink unit with mixer tap above, window to side and a four-door Thornhill oil-fired stove. Terracotta tiled flooring, eight-foot ceiling heights and range of Jim Lawrence lighting. Further window range to rear, hatch to loft and stable door to outside. Door with Suffolk latch opening to:
UTILITY ROOM: 11' 5" x 5' 2" (3.50m x 1.58m) With terracotta tiled flooring, three windows to rear and providing space and plumbing for washing machine/dryer and fridge/freezer. Also housing pressurised water cylinder, oil-fired boiler and door with Suffolk latch to pantry store with useful fitted shelving.
SNUG: 16' 11" x 17' 7" narrowing to 13' 7" (5.17m x 5.38m narrowing to 4.15m) (Accessed via both the dining room and kitchen) With three-window range to side affording views across the gardens and gently undulating farmland beyond. Extensive range of timberwork with crossbeam, inglenook fireplace with tiled hearth, oak bressummer beam over and newly installed Charnwood multi-fuel burning stove (with newly installed flue). Stripped wood-effect flooring, door to useful under stair storage recess and door to front (presently sealed).
ANTE-ROOM: 7' 4" x 5' 1" (2.24m x 1.57m) Linking the dining room to bathroom, useful under stair storage recess.
BATHROOM: 7' 7" x 6' 2" (2.32m x 1.89m) Fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash handbasin and bath with shower attachment over.
LANDING: 36' 2" x 3' 10" (11.03m x 1.18m) Spanning the width of the property providing access to all bedrooms with window to rear, mullion window and further recess to front with hatch to loft and exposed panelling.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM: 16' 11" x 11' 3" (5.18m x 3.43m) Afforded a dual aspect with windows to front and side, hatch to loft and wealth of exposed timberwork with central crossbeam. Exposed timber flooring and door with Suffolk latch to:
EN-SUITE BATHROOM: 10' 3" x 7' 8" narrowing to 5' 2" (3.13m x 2.35m narrowing to 1.60m) Fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash handbasin, bidet and bath with tiling above. Substantial timber flooring, window to front and exposed chimney breast.
BEDROOM 2: 11' 6" x 11' 2" (3.53m x 3.41m) With window to front, fitted wardrobe with shelving above. Exposed timber flooring.
BEDROOM 3: 12' 6" x 9' 10" (3.82m x 3.02m) With windows to front affording views across the paddocks and stripped wooden flooring.
BEDROOM 4: 12' 2" narrowing to 7' 8" x 10' 8" (3.73m narrowing to 2.35m x 3.27m) With window to front affording views across paddocks, picture rail and distinctive curved wall with stained glass window.
SHOWER ROOM: 9' 4" x 4' 5" (2.86m x 1.36m) Fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash handbasin and separately screened shower with mounted chrome shower attachment. Stripped timber flooring and window to rear.
Outside The property enjoys a discrete position on a private driveway with no immediate neighbours offering a treeline approach with extensive area of private parking.
Complementing the principal residence is an array of outbuildings including an old dairy 46' 0" x 15' 11" (14.04m x 4.86m), dilapidated barn/stable block 38' 0" x 29' 3" (11.60m x 8.92m), tractor store 37' 0" x 18' 1" (11.29m x 5.53m), current stable block with loose box 11' 7" x 10' 2" (3.54m x 3.11m) and tack room 11' 10" x 9' 4" (3.63m x 2.86m), wood store 46' 11" x 8' 7" narrowing to 4' 5" (14.31m x 2.64m narrowing to 1.37m) and workshop 37' 10" x 15' 6" (11.55m x 4.74m). Offering considerable scope for further development to incorporate annexe/ancillary accommodation, holiday cottage accommodation or independent storage units (subject to the necessary planning and listed consents).
Ideally suited for the equestrian enthusiast, the 7.5-acre grounds are currently divided into three post-and-rail bordered paddocks with a two-bay field shelter, treeline border to the front and side of the property with low level border to rear affording views across gently undulating farmland. A fledgling orchard is set to the rear of the designated paddocks with scope for further subdivision of the land if so required.
SERVICES: Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage. Oil-fired heating. NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.
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