7 bedroom farm house for saleBramford, outskirts Ipswich
Reception hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, study, kitchen/dining room, boot room, utility/cloakroom. Five first floor bedrooms, en-suite shower room, en-suite bathroom, shower room & bathroom. Two bedroom cottage annexe. Extensive outbuildings. Mature gardens. In all site extends to 9.29 acres. ( A further 25 acres of adjoining grassland is also available if required)
Location Sycamore Farm enjoys a quiet rural setting, just outside the village of Bramford and only four miles from the County Town of Ipswich, with its fast Inter City rail services to London's Liverpool Street Station taking just over the hour. There is easy access by road to both the A12 (four miles) and A14 (two miles) providing dual carriageway driving to London to the south and Cambridge and the Midlands to the north-west.
Description Sycamore Farm is believed to date originally from the 15th Century and is Listed as being of architectural and historic interest Grade II. It is of traditional heavy oak timber frame construction under a plain tiled roof. As with many houses of its type, the property has been altered and/or extended in the 17th and 18th Centuries to provide the present accommodation which incorporates at the western end a self-contained cottage wing which is separately serviced, but could be easily used in connection with the house is required.
Mature well timbered gardens and grounds surround the house with a large railed meadow behind which is ideal for those with equestrian interests. The house is approached via a private drive which has recently been improved and which also serves the nearby buildings. A wrought iron gate through an old brick and flint wall provides access to a shingled drive area in front of the house. In all the grounds extend to 9.29 acres (3.76 hectares) and this is shown edged red on the enclosed plan.
There is a superb and extensive range of farm buildings which lie to the north-west of the farmhouse and which are detailed later within these particulars.
Sycamore Farm lies adjacent to a tributary of the River Gipping and there is a wealth of flora and fauna across the farm adding to its amenity appeal.
A further 25 acres of grassland is also available and as detailed as Lot 2 on the plan enclosed.
Ground Floor A four panelled front door provides access to a
Reception Hall 1310 x 10 (4.22m x 3.05m) With stairs to first floor with shelved cupboard under and doors off to
Dining Room 167 x 15 (5.05m x 4.57m) North. With Adam style fireplace with ornamental iron hob with inset marble and raised marble hearth. Georgian style window providing a pleasant outlook over the front garden.
Study 15 x 92 (4.57m x 2.79m) East. With small iron hob fireplace (presently sealed), flanking built in cupboard with shelf over. Twin doors opening to the garden and door leading off to
Sitting Room 155 x 102 (4.7m x 3.1m) South and East. A delightful room with high ceiling with exposed timbers, fine deep inglenook fireplace with massive bressumer beam with original candle scorchers, raised brick hearth and remains of old bread oven. Leaded light windows. Exposed beams and door leading off to garden.
From the Reception Hall another door leads to the
Drawing Room 195 x 17 (5.92m x 5.18m) South and North. An impressive room with exposed wall timbers, inglenook style fireplace with raised brick hearth and fitted woodburning stove. Exposed ceiling beams. Pleasant views over the front and rear garden. Built-in cupboard and door leading off to
Kitchen/Dining Room Kitchen area147 x 116 (4.45m x 3.51m),Breakfast room area - 195 x 1410 (5.92m x 4.52m) South and North A most impressive room with pamment style flooring throughout. Extensive range of Pippy oak fronted cupboards and drawer units under a mottled granite worksurface. Four oven oil fired Aga cooking range with two small built-in cupboards. Stairs off to first floor. Open studwork leads through to the main kitchen area, again beautifully fitted and finished in Pippy oak fronted cupboards and drawers incorporating a Bosch fan assisted electric oven with matching microwave/oven above. Extensive granite worksurface incorporating a four ring ceramic electric hob with extractor hood above. Fitted Bosch dishwasher with matching Pippy oak front. Large built-in larder cupboard with double doors, shelves and lighting. Recess for large American style fridge freezer with wine storage racks over. Recess ceiling spotlighting. Fine exposed ceiling timbers and pleasant views over both front and rear gardens. Part glazed stable door to the patio and garden. A door leads through to
Boot Room 1810 x 9 (5.74m x 2.74m) South. A large boot/saddle room with part glazed stable type door leading off the garden. Wide pamment flooring. Exposed ceiling timbers. Door to the outbuildings and front garden. Large built-in cupboard housing the Perrymatic oil fired boiler for domestic hot water and central heating. Separate door leading to the
Utility Area/Cloakroom With worksurface with recess and plumbing for tumble dryer and washing machine. Wash basin and separate WC.
First Floor Approached by the stairs from the main hall is the large
Landing With exposed studwork, wide oak floorboarding and high ceiling. Doors lead off to
Bedroom One 156 x 149 (4.72m x 4.5m) North. With pretty Victorian iron hob fireplace with inset tiles and mantelpiece over. Good views over the front garden and countryside beyond. Door to
En-suite Shower Room Recently re-fitted with a French style range of vanity wash basin with grass mixer tap within a marble surround and cupboards and drawers under. Shower cubicle with jacuzzi water jets. Close coupled WC. Vertical towel radiator. Ceramic tiled floor and walls. Ceiling spotlighting.
Bedroom Two 155 x 14 (4.7m x 4.27m) South and West. An attractive room with jetted balustrading above a mullion style window, curtained front, high ceiling, exposed studwork. Pleasant views over the rear garden.
Shower Room Two (Could be used en-suite if required) Again recently re-fitted with circular bowl wash basin with mixer tap fitted on a marble top with cupboards and drawers under and.WC. Ceramic tiling to floor and walls. Ceiling mounted spotlighting. Matching mirror with spotlighting. Vertical towel radiator. Tiled shower cubicle with Victorian style fittings. Door to Airing Cupboard with lagged hot water cylinder and immersion heater.
Bedroom Three 198 x 162 (5.99m x 4.93m) (The Master Bedroom) North. A fine room with high ceiling, pretty Victorian iron hob fireplace within inset tiles and mantelpiece over. Exposed studwork and roof joists and door to a large
En-suite Bathroom (Also approached from the main landing) Comprising white suite of Jacuzzi bath with mixer tap and shower fitting. French style vanity wash basin in a marble surround with brass mixer tap and drawers and storage area beneath. Ceramic tiling to floor and three walls. Pleasant outlook over the front garden.
A door from the Master Bedroom leads to a
Side Landing Also independently approached by the secondary stairs from the kitchen and this provides access to
Bedroom Four 162 x 142 (4.93m x 4.32m) North. With built-in wardrobe cupboard.
Bathroom Two A delightful room finished in Victorian style with roll top bath with mixer tap and shower fitting. Ornate pedestal wash basin and matching high flush WC. Jacuzzi shower cubicle. Views over the rear garden.
Bedroom Five 196 x 147 (5.94m x 4.45m) South and North. Another impressive room with heavy exposed studwork and roof joists. Pleasant outlook. Hanging wardrobe recess and interconnecting door to the Cottage Wing if required.
The Cottage Annexe Situated at the western end of the house and served by separate boiler and services, this wing is easily left as a self-contained annexe if required.
Ground Floor A door leads to
Kitchen/Dining Room 183 x 138 (5.56m x 4.17m) Well fitted with range of oak fronted cupboard and drawer units under a worksurface with fitted and plumbed in dishwasher with matching panel. Free standing Beko electric oven with four ring hob and extractor hood over. Creda plumbed in washing machine. Potterton oil fired boiler for domestic hot water and central heating. Pamment style floor. Part glazed stable type door to the small enclosed garden area. Staircase with carved balustrading and newall post to first floor and door leading off to
Bedroom One 15 x 125 (4.57m x 3.78m) South. With mullion window providing good access over the garden. Exposed ceiling beams and panelled door to
En-suite Bathroom With white suite of panelled bath with Victorian style mixer tap and shower fitting, wash basin with cupboard under, WC, electrically heated towel rail, strip light/shaver socket.
First Floor Stairs lead up to a
Sitting Room 196 x 153 (5.94m x 4.65m) (With connecting door to the house if required) Heavily timbered and with both north and south aspsects, this room enjoys a pleasant outlook over the rear garden through a large mullioned window. Wall light points. High ceiling.
Another door from the landing leads to
Bedroom Two 1410 x 111 (4.52m x 3.38m) West. With exposed ceiling timbers and panelled door to
En-suite Bathroom With panelled bath in tiled surround with brass Victorian style mixer tap and shower fitting, WC, pedestal wash basin, strip light/shavers socket and Airing Cupboard with lagged hot water cylinder and immersion heater.
Outside Besides the small fenced garden area with the cottage wing, there is a large lawned area to the rear of the property with a bank of mature trees and shrubs to the south forming a very pleasant outlook and the boundary with the railed paddock area beyond. Close to the rear boundary is the Owl House, being a former triple seater earth closet! Lying just to the west of the house is a brick garden shed/store. This houses the modern pressure water pumping system feeding the house and buildings from a private bore hole. On the south-western corner of the gardens is a large detached concrete block workshop/garage.
The Farm Buildings & Equestrian Facilities There is a useful and impressive range lying just to the north-west of the house. Approached by the same driveway, but branching off on to an additional drive to gain access to the buildings at the rear, the detail is as follows, referring to the annotations on the site plan enclosed. Three phase electricity and water are connected to the range of buildings.
1. Brick Store/Workshop, 49'6 x 17'6;
2. Adjoining former Granary, 28' x 16' with a Granary Loft over with reinforced floor;
3. Two stables and WC facilities;
4. Brick garage, 17'6 x 9'6;
5. Range of three stables, each 12'7 x 11'8;
6 & 7. Former bull pen, now enclosed to provide useful storage and carriage house, 36'6 x 18'10;
8. Large steel framed open span building,the vendor reserves the right to remove this building if required;
9. Two concrete framed former cattle yards, each 60' x 30' with concrete floors and roller shutter doors providing excellent storage facilities;
10 & 11. Old cow shed and calf shed - two old buildings of block construction;
12. Former threshing shed, now used as a horse box garage, 29'6 x 15'7, with excellent height. Two greenhouses adjoin on the southern side;
13. Open fronted concrete framed four bay implement store, 60' x 20';
14. A superb range of recently improved stables (8 in total), each with double doors and rammed hardcore floors, each 20' x 10', plus two bay hay store;
The buildings are all well served with concrete aprons and adjoining on the southern side is a paddock (16) extending to approximately 2.50 acres with post and rail fence and horse shelter. To the north-west of the buildings is a schooling area (17) on sand, useable throughout the year, with post and rail fencing and partial lighting. Adjoining this area is a further paddock (18) which abuts the stream. It is bordered by post and rail fencing and totals approximately 2.40 acres. All of the paddocks have water connected.
Viewing Strictly by appointment with the selling agents.
Services Modern private bore water supply with the right to connect to the main if required. Electricity and drainage connected. Oil-fired central heating.
Council Tax House: Band G; £2,520.07 per annum payable 2012/2013;
Annexe: Band A; £1,008.03 per annum payable 2012/2013.
Local Authority Mid Suffolk District Council, Council Offices, High Street, Needham Market, Suffolk IP6 8DL; Tel 01449 724500.
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.
UPDATED APRIL 2012
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