Horham, Nr Eye, Suffolk
Superb 27′ x 15′ kitchen/dining room, sitting room, drawing room, 31′ x 11′ vinery, office, utility room and downstairs shower room. Four first floor bedrooms, en-suite shower room and family bathroom. Ample parking. Lovely grounds of 0.6 acres that include a studio and heated outdoor swimming pool.
Location The Limes is situated within the pretty parish of Horham, which benefits from a well respected store and Post Office (renowned for stocking nearly everything of need), a community centre and Horham Baptist Chapel, which offers a variety of community activities such as Sunday School, Brownies, toddler group, youth club, holiday club, and so on. Within 2.5 miles is the large village of Stradbroke, which offers local shops and services including a bakery, butchers, two dining pubs, a medical centre, village hall, children’s play area, hairdressing salon, library, Church of England VC Primary School and Stradbroke High School. The historical and imposing All Saints Church, with its 15th century tower, is located in the heart of the village and is visible from miles around. There is also a sports centre with a swimming pool, gym and tennis courts, as well as numerous clubs and societies, including a popular cricket club, football clubs, tennis club and bowls club.
The historic market town of Eye is just 6 miles from the property and provides a range of independent local shops, two Co-ops and a newsagent. There are various eateries, including a restaurant, chocolaterie and The Queen’s Head public house. There are also two Chinese takeaways and a fish and chip shop. The town boasts a motte and bailey castle, a library, bakery, hairdresser, art studio, antique shop, fabric shop, pharmacy, delicatessen, butchers, handyman and medical centre, as well as Hartismere Hospital, St Peter & St Paul’s CEVAP Primary School, and Hartismere High School. There is also a community centre, playing field and a network of public footpaths.
The South Norfolk town of Diss, with Morrisons, Tesco and Aldi supermarkets, lies about 11 miles to the north-west and from here there are direct trains to Norwich and London’s Liverpool Street station. Framlingham, with its medieval castle, is 9.5 miles to the south, and the Heritage Coast, with the popular centres of Aldeburgh, Snape Maltings, Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich, is about 20 miles to the east. The county town of Ipswich lies about 21 miles to the south, and Norwich is about 30 miles to the north.
Description The Limes is believed to date from the 17th century with substantial Georgian additions. It offers versatile and spacious accommodation and is presented to a high standard. The kitchen/breakfast room is the hub of the house and this extends to 27′ x 15′. Here there is a four-oven cream Aga, as well as a substantial island unit. The room is ideal for entertaining. In addition on the ground floor is a drawing room and sitting room with wood burning stove. Arguably the most fabulous room in the house is the vinery, which again is ideal for entertaining. In addition is an office, utility room and downstairs shower room. On the first floor are four double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower room. There is also a large family bathroom. The house sits in mature private gardens with studio, which extend to some 0.6 acres. These include a fabulous outdoor heated swimming pool that was installed in 2016. There is a good level of parking and a studio.
Ground Floor A panelled front door provides access to the
Front Hallway Stairs to the first floor landing and doors off to the drawing room and to the
Sitting Room 15´4 x 14´4 (4.67m x 4.37m) A well proportioned dual-aspect room with windows to the north-west and south-west. Brick fireplace, which is home to a cream Jotul wood burning stove with timber surround. Ornate cast iron radiator. Painted floorboards. Gate to understairs storage area. A door opens to the
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 27´5 x 15´4 (8.36m x 4.67m) This superb space has north-west and north-east facing windows overlooking the rear patio and garden. Stable-style door to the exterior. Fitted with high and low level wall units with space and plumbing for an American-style fridge freezer and dishwasher. Woodblock work surface with Butler sink and mixer taps above. Large kitchen island with an assortment of cupboards and drawers. Cream four-oven oil-fired Aga. Tiled flooring. Radiator. Additional fitted cupboards. Secondary staircase to the first floor. Shelved alcove. A door leads to the
Utility Room 9´11 x 7´5 (3.02m x 2.26m) Fitted with high and low level wall units. Butler sink with mixer tap above. Tiled flooring. Space for fridge freezer. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and condenser dryer. Door to the vinery and further door to the
Downstairs Shower Room Comprising tiled shower unit, high level WC and pedestal hand wash basin. North-east facing window overlooking the rear garden. Towel radiator.
From the front hall, a door leads to the
Drawing Room 14´11 x 14´2 (4.55m x 4.32m) Another spacious and particularly well-proportioned room which the vendor uses as a library/study. South-west facing sash window to the front of the property and an internal window with shutters to the vinery. Attractive fireplace with tiled and timber surround. Ornate cast iron radiators. Wall light points. Fitted bookshelves. Painted floorboards. An attractive door with stained glass windows leads to the
Vinery 31´ x 11´6 (9.45m x 3.51m) Of timber-frame construction on a brick plinth, this room is ideal for everyday living or high days and holidays. The south-eastern window is fully taken up by a productive grapevine. At one end is a wood burning stove and, at the other, a door leading out to the garden. A glazed door leads back to the utility room and a further door leads to the
Office 15´ x 10´4 (4.57m x 3.15m) An ideal space for anyone working from home, this room has windows overlooking the driveway and garden to the north-east and south-east. Cast iron fireplace. Radiator. Water softener. Hatch to roof space.
From the ground floor front hallway, stairs lead up to the
Landing This has a south-west facing sash window overlooking the front garden and could be home to a couple of reading chairs. Ornate cast iron radiator. Doors lead off to bedrooms one and two, and steps lead down to a
Second Landing Hatch to roof space. Built-in cupboard with shelving and pump for the shower. Doors lead off to bedrooms three and four and the family bathroom. Secondary staircase leading to the ground floor kitchen/breakfast room. Ornate cast iron radiator.
Bedroom One 14´5 x 13´10 (4.39m x 4.22m) A spacious double bedroom with south-west facing sash window to the front of the property. Ornate cast iron radiator. Wardrobes.
Bedroom Two 14´2 x 13´11 (4.32m x 4.24m) A good-sized double bedroom with south-west facing sash window to the front of the property. Wardrobes. Ornate cast iron radiator. Hand wash basin with tiled splashback.
Bedroom Three 12´5 x 10´4 (3.78m x 3.15m) A dual-aspect double bedroom with north-west and north-east facing windows overlooking the garden. Fitted wardrobe. Ornate cast iron radiator. Built-in airing cupboard with lagged hot water cylinder, immersion heater and slatted shelving. A door leads off to an
En-Suite Shower Room Comprising shower unit, close coupled WC and hand wash basin. Window with obscured glazing. Ladder-style towel radiator.
Bedroom Four 15´3 x 7´8 (4.65m x 2.34m) A dual-aspect small double bedroom or large single room with internal window to the vinery and further window overlooking the garden. Built-in wardrobe. Ornate cast iron radiator.
Bathroom A spacious room with cast iron rolltop bath, shower unit, pedestal hand wash basin, bidet and close-coupled WC. North-east facing window overlooking the rear patio and garden. Ornate cast iron radiator. Towel radiator.
Outside The property is approached off a small lane via a shingle driveway which leads to a parking area for a number of vehicles. Adjacent to this is a pond, which is enclosed by a picket fence. The driveway is also bordered by mature hedging meaning that it is well screened from the road. In addition is an attractive magnolia tree. Adjacent to the driveway is a substantial brick wall which has gates leading though to a further parking area if required. Next to this is the studio, which is a former double cart lodge. This is of timber-frame construction with weather boarded elevations under a pantile roof. This measures approximately 18’8 x 15’2 (5.6m x 4.6m) and is insulated. It makes an ideal artist’s studio, gym or home office. The mature rear garden is predominantly laid to lawn but contains trees and beds. It is bordered by hedging and fencing. Adjacent to the rear of the house is a substantial patio area, which includes a Butler sink with tap.
Within the garden is the swimming pool. This is heated by an air source heat pump and measures approximately 29′ x 15′ (10m x 5m). It has an inset electric safety cover and is surrounded by sandstone slabs and decking. Adjacent is a timber summer house which is home to the pump/filters.
Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent.
Services Mains water and electricity. Modern private drainage system. Oil fired central heating system for the house and Aga, with an air source heat pump for the swimming pool.
Council Tax Band F; £2,444.09 payable per annum 2019/2020.
Local Authority Mid Suffolk District Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Rd, Ipswich IP1 2BX; Tel: 0345 6066067.
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