6 bedroom detached house for saleFinningham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14
Offers Over £550,000
- 6 bedrooms
- 4 bath/shower rooms
- 2 shower/cloakrooms
- 3 reception rooms
- Aga kitchen/breakfast room
- study, utility
- Potential to create an annexe
- Garage & Store
- Fully fenced gardens
GRADE II* 15TH CENTURY VILLAGE HOUSE WITH A WEALTH OF FEATURES AND DELIGHTFUL GARDENS
Church Farmhouse is situated in the heart of Finningham village which has a village green, pub, church and is situated between the market town of Stowmarket and Diss, which offer a wide range of day to day shopping, educational and recreational facilities. The historic town of Bury St Edmunds is close by also offering a further range of amenities. The A140 passes 4 miles to the east and links the county towns of Ipswich and Norwich with their more extensive range of shopping, recreational and educational facilities. Sporting activities in the area include golf courses at Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket and horse racing at Newmarket. T here are main line railway stations at both Stowmarket and Ipswich, the journey times taking approximately 75 and 65 minutes respectively to London's Liverpool Street Station.
Church Farmhouse is constructed from timber frame with rendered elevations enhanced by some attractive windows all under a pitched tiled roof and originates as an open hall house. Grade II* Listed of Special Architectural and or Historical Interest, the property is believed to date back to the 15th Century and displays a wealth of features throughout the house including some fine chamfered beams, inglenook fireplaces, oak panelling and mullion windows. The house is set back from the road with the established gardens surrounding the house and all enclosed by wooden panelled fencing. There is scope to re-create a self contained annexe within the main ground floor accommodation of the house for guest use.
A vine clad porch leads to the front oak door and into a hallway with oak doors to the two main reception rooms. The drawing room features some superb wall panelling, a fireplace with wood burner and leaded casement windows. The dining room is a wonderful room with exposed beams and studwork with a particular feature being a semi octagonal support shaft with decorative capital. There is a fine inglenook fireplace and door to secondary staircase hall. A door leads to a rear lobby to the cloakroom and inner hall with main staircase to the first floor. The kitchen features an extensive range of well fitted shaker style units with wooden work tops incorporating a dishwasher, 4 plate Neff hob and oven and further unit with microwave. There is a 4 oven Aga set in the fireplace. Further matching units to the far wall with recess and plumbing for American style fridge. To one side is a walk through utility/pantry and this continues to the sitting room (formally part of the annexe) with exposed beams and this leads through to the study (former annexe bedroom) and on to the en suite shower room beyond.
On the first floor are 4 double bedrooms and a dressing room/nursery bedroom which all display numerous period features including polished oak floors, mullion windows, open fireplaces and panelled cupboards. There are two well fitted bathrooms with tiled floors and period style and modern fittings and a further en suite shower room. The second floor has two bedrooms with a central shower room and again displaying exposed beams and semi vaulted ceilings.
Church Farmhouse is set back from the road approached through solid timber gates and onto a curving gravelled drive which culminates in a wide parking sweep which fronts the garage which is heated and well insulated. To the rear is a machinery barn. Fronting the house is a terrace for the afternoon sun with several mature shrubs and all enclosed by solid fencing. To the south and eastern side of the property are further areas of lawn with shaped yew hedging, a terrace area, mature trees and which is also enclosed by fencing on all sides. There is a recently built summer house (11'11" x 9'7") which is available by separate negotiation.
Square Footage: 3,307 sq ft
Acreage: 0.5 Acres
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