Denham, Nr Eye, Suffolk

Guide Price £740,000 Sold STC Detached farmhouse in over 5 acres with outbuildin 4 Bedrooms
A delightful Grade II Listed former farmhouse, with good range of outbuildings, in gardens and grounds extending to over 5 acres, in the rural village of Denham.
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Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, rear hall/utility room, shower room, cloakroom and boiler room. Four double bedrooms, single bedroom/study and family bathroom. Range of outbuildings comprising traditional Suffolk barn with potential for conversion, stabling and a Dutch barn. Formal gardens and grounds including paddocks, extending to approximately 5.2 acres.

Location Vicarage Farm will be found in the small, rural village of Denham in North Suffolk between Hoxne and Horham. Hoxne is a thriving village with a post office with general stores and cafe, primary school, kindergarten and various clubs and societies, as well as a public house, The Swan. Horham also benefits from a post office with shop, and a village hall which hosts a social club and a variety of events. The Second World War museum to the 95th Bomb Group, the Red Feather Club, is located in Denham and hosts a variety of open days and social events throughout the year.

The delightful small town of Eye is approximately 4½ miles away and offers a good selection of day-to-day shopping facilities, a medical centre, public house and restaurants, as well as further schooling including Hartismere High School. It is well known for its motte and bailey castle and its varied cultural activities throughout the year, which include theatre productions, classical music concerts and an annual art exhibition. For commuters, the main railway station at Diss provides direct services to London’s Liverpool Street station, Ipswich and Norwich. Located approximately 7 miles from the property, Diss also offers an eighteen hole golf course, tennis and squash clubs, an indoor swimming pool and gym, as well as Tesco, Morrisons and Aldi supermarkets. Denham is located approximately 4 miles from the A140, which links Ipswich and Norwich and provides access to the A14 and A12. Air travel is from Norwich Airport (27 miles) and Stansted International Airport (74 miles).

Directions Heading south on the A140, turn left onto the B1077 opposite the Brome Grange Hotel and head into the town of Eye. Head through the centre of Eye and turn left onto Castle Street (B1117). Continue out of Eye, passing the church on your left hand side. After a little over 2 miles, pass the turning on the right to Denham Street. Do not turn off here, but continue along the B1117, heading down the hill (Shingle Hill) and passing the row of redbrick houses on the right hand side. At the bottom of the hill, follow the road round the sharp right hand bend and continue for quarter of a mile before taking the next left hand turning, signposted Denham and Airfield Museum. After half a mile, turn left onto Hoxne Road, entering the main part of the village of Denham. Vicarage Farm will be found after a short way along on the left hand side.

Description Vicarage Farm is a charming, Grade II Listed former farmhouse in a delightful rural location in the North Suffolk village of Denham. According to the Listing Schedule, Vicarage Farm originally dates from the 16th Century, but was substantially extended in the 18th Century. Vicarage Farm also benefits from an extensive range of outbuildings comprising a traditional Suffolk barn, ranges of brick and block built stabling, as well as a more modern steel portal frame Dutch Barn.

Formal gardens immediately surround the property, and these are predominantly laid to grass for ease of maintenance, beyond which are three former paddocks, that have a combined area of approximately 4 acres. In all, Vicarage Farm extends to approximately 5.2 acres.

Planning In 2017 planning permission was granted to convert the traditional Suffolk barn in conjunction with some of the adjoining stables to create a four bedroom independent dwelling, although this planning permission has now lapsed. We would hope that this planning permission could be renewed without too much difficulty, but interested parties should make their own enquiries of the local planning authority, Mid Suffolk District Council. The planning permission reference is 4276/16 and copies of the planning permission and consented drawings are available on request. In addition, these buildings could also be converted to create holiday let/B&B facilities, a work from home facility or as an annexe for dependent relatives, subject to the necessary consents.

The Accommodation

The House

Ground Floor A wooden panelled front door opens into the

Entrance Lobby/Hall 7’6 x 7′ (2.29m x 2.13m) & 9’2 x 8’2 (2.79m x 2.49m) With window overlooking the pond and front garden, staircase rising to the first floor with understairs storage cupboard, radiator, exposed ceiling and wall timbers and doors off to

Sitting Room 16’2 x 16’2 (4.93m x 4.93m) An impressive, twin aspect reception room with windows overlooking the front and rear gardens. The focal point of the room is the substantial open brick fireplace with oak bressumer beam housing the Villager log burning stove set on a raised brick and pamment hearth. Exposed ceiling and wall timbers, useful storage area beside the fireplace, TV point, radiator and door through to the

Inner Lobby With what we believe to be the original front door to the house with central leaded light window, tiled flooring and door through to the

Dining Room 16′ x 14′ (4.88m x 4.27m) A light, triple aspect reception room with windows overlooking the surrounding gardens and grounds. This reception room also benefits from an impressive open brick fireplace with raised brick and pamment hearth and storage feature to the side. Exposed ceiling and wall timbers, pamment tiled flooring and radiators.

Returning to the Entrance Hall, a door provides access to the

Shower Room Refitted in recent years and comprising a fully tiled walk-in shower cubicle, WC and circular wash basin mounted on a storage cupboard with offset mixer tap. High level window overlooking the garden and driveway, tiled floor with underfloor heating, heated towel rail and extractor fan.

A further door from the Entrance Hall opens into the

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 17’6 x 15′ (5.33m x 4.57m) A light twin aspect room with large windows on the front and rear elevation overlooking the driveway, gardens and grounds. Well fitted with good range of cupboard and drawer units with oak block worksurface over incorporating a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drinking water connection. Two hob oil fired Aga together with integral appliances including a Neff four ring halogen hob with Neff electric oven and grill under, Neff dishwasher and fridge. Exposed ceiling and wall timbers, spotlighting, quarry tiled flooring and door through to the

2.29m) Rear Hall/Utility Room 11’6 x 7’6 (3.51mx With window overlooking the front garden, stable door providing access to the driveway and gardens, further range of cupboard and drawer units with marble effect worksurface over, pamment tiled flooring, exposed ceiling and wall timbers, spotlighting, radiator and door to

Boiler Room Containing the Grant oil fired boiler, pressurised hot water cylinder, water softener and with plumbing connections for a washing machine. Door to secondary staircase serving the First Floor, pamment tiled flooring and door to

Cloakroom Also recently refitted with contemporary suite comprising WC and pedestal wash basin with mixer tap and tiled splashback. Exposed ceiling and wall timbers, pamment tiled floor, radiator and window overlooking the gardens.

Stairs from the Entrance Hall rise to the

First Floor

Landing With windows providing plenty of light and overlooking the driveway, outbuildings, gardens and grounds. Exposed ceiling and wall timbers, radiator, storage cupboards and doors off to

Bedroom One 15’10 x 13′ (4.83m x 3.96m) An impressive and spacious double bedroom with window on the front elevation overlooking the gardens and grounds. Exposed wall timbers, door to large walk-in Wardrobe, Victorian hob style fireplace with wood surround incorporating tile insets and radiator.

Bedroom Two 15’8 x 12′ (4.78m x 3.66m) Another generous double bedroom with window on the front elevation looking back along the original driveway to the village street. Fitted wardrobe cupboards, exposed ceiling and wall timbers and radiator.

Bedroom Three 15’10 x 8′ (4.83m x 2.44m) A walk-through double bedroom with window overlooking the rear garden and range of fitted wardrobe cupboards. Exposed ceiling and wall timbers, radiator and door to

Bedroom Four 18′ x 15’5 (5.49m x 4.7m) A spacious, twin aspect double bedroom, that was previously the cheese room serving the farm, and would have been located above what was the dairy. Large mullion windows on the front and rear elevation providing plenty of light, partly vaulted ceiling with central tie beam, exposed ceiling and wall timbers and secondary staircase returning to the ground floor.

Further doors from the Landing provide access to

Bedroom Five/Study 8′ x 6′ (2.44m x 1.83m) A modest single bedroom, that has also been utilised as a study and playroom in recent years. Window overlooking the pond and front garden, exposed ceiling and wall timbers, radiator and telephone point.

Bathroom With suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment in half height tiled surround, WC and pedestal wash basin. Heated towel rail and recessed spotlighting.

Outside Vicarage Farm is set well back from the road and approached via a five bar gate that opens onto a driveway that leads to the rear of the property where there is a generous shingled parking and turning area set between Vicarge Farm and its outbuildings.

The front gardens are mainly laid to grass for ease of maintenance, but incorporate a large pond together with the original driveway that is set between established lime trees linking Hoxne Road to the original front door. The gardens continue beside the property, and to the rear, where there are well stocked borders, containing a variety of established flowers and shrubs, together with a second pond. The remainder of the garden is laid to grass for ease of maintenance and facing in a south-westerly direction, this area benefits from the sun for throughout the second part of the day. Steps from the rear garden lead up to a pergola, supporting mature jasmine and rose plants, and through to an additional area of garden at the rear. This is partly enclosed within post and rail fencing and maturing hornbeam hedging, together with a brick built barbecue.

In addition to the formal gardens there are, essentially, three separate paddocks to the side and rear of Vicarage Farm, that extend to approximately 4 acres in all and are partly enclosed within post and rail fencing and mature hedging. The current vendor’s children used to have horses at Vicarage Farm, but more latterly the paddocks have been used for the production of hay. In all, the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 5.2 acres.

The Outbuildings Vicarage Farm benefits from a useful range of outbuildings comprising a pair of brick built stables, approximately 20′ x 16′ overall, with lean-to garage/store at the rear, a traditional Suffolk barn, approximately 40′ x 18′ plus 18′ x 12′ entrance area, a pair of more modern stables, approximately 19’6 x 15’9, together with former tack room, 15’10 x 10’5, a range of former pig pens, approximately 40′ x 14’6 overall, together with the Dutch barn, approximately 60′ x 44′, of steel portal frame construction.

Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent.

Services Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil fired central heating.

Council Tax Band G; £2,851.23 payable per annum 2019/2020.

Local Authority Mid Suffolk District Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Rd, Ipswich IP1 2BX; Tel: 0345 6066067.

NOTE These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by intending purchasers or lessees in inspecting properties which have been sold, let or withdrawn. No warranty can be given for any of the services or equipment at the property and no tests have been carried out to ensure that heating, electrical or plumbing systems and equipment are fully operational. Any distances, room aspects and measurements which are given are approximate only. No guarantee can be given that any planning permissions or building regulations have been applied for or approved.

September 2019