Kitchen, breakfast room, cloakroom, sitting room and dining room. Three first floor double bedrooms and shower room. External utility room. Garage. Small Suffolk barn and numerous further outbuildings.
Ample parking. Formal gardens and grounds extending, in all, to approximately 4.6 acres.
Location The property stands in a lovely position along a no-through road, Mill Lane, within the parish of Stradbroke, but approximately three quarters of a mile from the village itself. Stradbroke offers local shops and services including a bakery, butchers, two dining pubs, a medical centre, village hall, antiques centre, 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 7½ miles from the property and provides a range of independent local shops, as well as two Co-ops and a newsagent. There are various eateries, including Caféye, a 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 & Paul’s CEVA 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, Aldi and Tesco supermarkets, lies about 10 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 Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich, is about 20 miles to the east. The county town of Ipswich lies about 23 miles to the south, and Norwich is about 29 miles to the north.
Description Marsh Farm is a most attractive period house, which is believed to date back some three hundred years. It has the advantage of not being listed. It is of timber-framed construction with part-rendered elevations and a brick façade to the front under a pantile roof. The house has been improved in recent years, which has included new timber-framed hand-built double-glazed windows being installed throughout.
Marsh Farm offers well laid out accommodation and includes a kitchen with Aga, breakfast room, sitting room and dining room. There is also a cloakroom. On the first floor are three double bedrooms and a bathroom. Adjacent to the house is an external utility room and adjoining garage. The property benefits from a number of other outbuildings, including a small Suffolk barn.
The house sits well back from the small lane and has formal gardens to the front and rear, as well as meadows that are cut for hay. This is enclosed by mature trees and, in total, extends to approximately 4.6 acres.
Ground Floor An oak porch under a pantile roof leads to the oak front door that opens to the
Hallway Tiled flooring. Stairs to the first floor landing with understairs shelved cupboard. Radiator. Doors lead off to the sitting room and
Dining Room 16´6 x 10´6 (5.03m x 3.20m) A heavily timbered room with large inglenook fireplace with bressummer beam above, which is home to a wood burning stove on a brick hearth. Bar with shelving. North-west facing window overlooking the front garden. South-east facing French doors opening out to the rear patio and garden. Wall light points.
Sitting Room 16´6 x 15´4 (5.03m x 4.67m) A good-sized dual-aspect room with inglenook fireplace which is home to a wood burning stove on a brick hearth. North-west and south-east facing windows to the front and rear of the property. Built-in cupboards. Radiator. Wall light points. Door to the kitchen and further door opening to the
Conservatory 15´8 x 10´7 (4.78m x 3.23m) Of UPVC construction on a brick and block plinth. Wall-to-wall north-east, south-east and south-west facing windows overlooking the garden. Doors to the garden. Tiled flooring. Wall light point.
Kitchen 16´6 x 12´ (5.03m x 3.66m) Fitted with a modern range of high and low level timber wall units with integrated fridge and dishwasher. Racing green oil-fired Aga with electric companion module. Roll edge work surface with one and a half bowl ceramic sink with drainer and mixer taps above. Kitchen island. Tiled flooring. Radiator. North-west and south-east facing windows overlooking the grounds. A large opening leads to the
Breakfast Room 10´ x 9´5 (3.05m x 2.87m) North-west facing window to the front of the property. Tiled flooring. Radiator. Partially glazed door to the exterior. A further door opens to a
Lobby South-east facing window. Radiator. Built-in cloak cupboard and door to the
Cloakroom South-east facing window. WC, hand wash basin and ladder-style chrome towel radiator. Tiled flooring.
From the ground floor hallway, stairs lead up to the
Landing Wall light points. North-west facing window overlooking the front garden and driveway. Radiator. Doors lead off to the three bedrooms and shower room.
Bedroom One 16´3 x 11´11 (4.95m x 3.63m) A dual-aspect double bedroom with north-west and south-east facing windows to the front and rear. Radiator.
Shower Room Comprising shower, WC and hand wash basin. Recessed spotlighting. Tiled flooring and part-tiled walls. Towel radiator. South-east facing window with lovely views over the rear garden. Door to
Bedroom Two 12´2 x 9´3 (3.71m x 2.82m) Double bedroom with south-east facing window to the rear of the property. Radiator. Door returning to the landing.
Bedroom Three 16´6 x 10´2 (5.03m x 3.10m) A third good-sized dual-aspect double bedroom, again with windows to the north-west and south-east with fine views over the garden. Radiators. Brick fireplace. Built-in cupboard with slatted shelving and hatch to roof space.
Outside The property is approached from the no-through road via a double five-bar gate leading to a shingle drive and on to an extensive parking area to the front of the house. Adjacent to the drive is a lawn with mature trees and shrubs. From the parking area is access to the large open-fronted garage which is of block construction with weather boarded elevations under a tiled roof. This measures 17′ x 17′ and has a personnel door to one side. Adjoining it to the rear is a spacious utility room (16’2 x 11′) that has high and low level wall units. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Butler sink. Oil-fired combination boiler. Accumulator tank and water softener. There is also space for fridge freezers. There are windows to the sides and rear, a radiator and, in one corner, a door to a cloakroom housing a WC.
As well as the formal gardens to the front of the house is a meadow to the north-east which is cut for hay and enclosed by mature trees. Here there are also store sheds.
There are delightful gardens to the rear of the house which face the south-east. Abutting the house and conservatory is the patio and, beyond this, is the lawn and feature pond. Here there are a number of outbuildings, including a Nissen hut used as a workshop, large garage and timber-framed Suffolk barn. It is envisaged that the local planning authority would look favourably upon converting some of the outbuildings to annexe accommodation.
Beyond the rear garden is a further meadow that links back round to the front. In all, the grounds extend to 4.6 acres.
Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent.
Services Mains water and electricity. Modern private drainage system. Oil-fired central heating system.
Council Tax Band F; £2,499.35 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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