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Brockford Road, Mendlesham, Stowmarket, Suffolk

Guide Price £1,250,000

Property Description

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Reception hall | Drawing room | Sitting room Dining hall | Inner hall | Butler's pantry
Cloakroom/shower room | Kitchen/breakfast room | Pantry | Office | Rear kitchen

Master bedroom with stairs down to Copper bathroom | Second bedroom with adjoining dressing room | Inner and rear landing | 2 further bedrooms | Family bathroom and third bath/shower room

Second floor: Play room / bedroom 5 | Bedroom 6 | Eaves storage space

Manor Barn and stables comprising: Reception room | Kitchen | Wet room | 2 bedrooms | Integral purpose built high quality stabling and yard

Double garage with cloakroom, tack room and storage | Thatched summer house Workshops and garden shed | Paddocks Mature woodland | Duck pond with jetties | Beautiful gardens with Ha-Ha | Terracing
Fountain | Rose gardens and flower borders

About 6 acres


The house dates from the late 16th Century with an early 17th Century front façade and probably a 16th Century wing to the rear. At one time known as Park Farmhouse and subsequently Homerfield Hall, the property is believed to have been owned by a local knight who is buried in Mendlesham Church.

The Property

Mendlesham Manor is a splendid Grade II Listed late 16th Century Manor House set in a delightful rural position surrounded by its own gardens and grounds and a Ha-Ha. Located at the end of a long tree lined driveway, the house has been sensitively restored and refurbished by the current owners.

The wonderful period features have been preserved and enhanced throughout combining them with modern living requirements and creating a perfect atmosphere for family life. The extensive exposed studwork and timbers have been retained with fine door furniture and panelling and individual period fireplaces. The western gable has some fine decorative carving of a trailing vine.

The improvement works have included the upgrading of the heating, plumbing, and drainage systems and insulation of the roof space.

The house is constructed of timber frame under a tiled roof over three storeys. The main facades face south and west with some mullioned original windows ensuring beautiful, light reception rooms particularly in the afternoon and evenings.

There are attractive views from all of the main rooms across the formal and informal gardens and the kitchen is double aspect with delightful morning sunlight.


The timber frame and exposed stud work provides an individual and impressive exterior to Mendlesham Manor which is approached over a recently constructed new driveway leading to a most impressive entrance door in an arched opening with carved spandrals and mullioned overlight. The flagstoned hall opens to the drawing room which has complete early 18th Century panelling with a moulded cornice. The individual moulded fireplace has an over panel and flanking drops of fruit and flowers and there is a corner cupboard with pierced keyed three centre arched head and shelves. The sitting room has a high chamfered-joist ceiling with splendid Inglenook fireplace in original brick surround. From the reception hall an opening leads to the dining hall and through to the recently refurbished kitchen/breakfast room located in the East wing with an oil-fired aga, central breakfast bar and further access to the back kitchen pantry and office with its own rear door.

An impressive oak staircase leads to a split level landing with steps up to a master bedroom with views over the gardens, built in cupboards and steps down to the Copper bathroom with adjoining cloakroom. A second bedroom suite includes a large dressing room and access to a family bathroom. From the lower staircase a tudor arch opens to the inner and rear landing and east wing with two heavily timbered and panelled bedrooms and a family bathroom. Winding stairs lead from the rear landing to the second floor with a large play room/ bedroom 5, bedroom 6 and attic storage.


Manor Barn and Stables

To the north of Mendlesham Manor and approached over a paved walkway or shingled driveway is the Manor Barn and stables. The recently constructed property is part single and part two-storey of brick under a tiled roof with timber cladding. The accommodation is flexible with potential for an annexe for the groom/au-pair or as a party barn/ancillary accommodation with a splendid vaulted main reception room serviced by a fully fitted kitchen and wet room. On the first floor there are two further rooms suitable for sleeping accommodation and adjoining is an American style barn incorporating three purpose built spacious loose boxes and internal yard.


To the east of Manor Barn Stables is a range of workshops, garden sheds and storage.

Adjoining the main house is a double garage with adjoining tack room and cloakroom with access to a first floor storage area.

Mendlesham Manor is situated in a delightful elevated position facing south and east over its own attractive paddocks and woodland. The house is about half a mile from the conservation village of Mendlesham which has village shops, a church and public house. The local towns of Debenham (5 miles) and Eye (7 miles) provide an excellent range of shopping, schooling and leisure facilities. The A140 is easily accessible (about 1 mile) to the east and links with the A14 (9 miles) providing access to Ipswich and Cambridge. There are rail links from Diss and Stowmarket to London Liverpool Street (approx 80 minutes). Air links are available from Norwich (30 miles) to Amsterdam Schiphol and International connections or from Stansted Airport.

The formal gardens surround the house set inside the Ha-Ha. To the east a gravelled new driveway approach leads to the front of the house and large turning and parking area with views over the large duck pond. The formal gardens are mainly laid to lawn with flower and shrub borders and include a delightful thatched summer house, a number of herbaceous borders and rose beds. There has been extensive planting of new bulbs and shrubs. Within the grounds are a variety of soft and hard wood trees including a small orchard and there is access to the fenced paddocks within which there are areas of young woodland plants with indigenous species.

To the rear of the house there is a sheltered courtyard with access to the boiler room and a sun terrace with gravelled surround bordered by rose trellising.

To the north of the house an arched ornate opening with trellising leads to a paved walkway to a large patio area to the south of Manor Barn and stables.

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