3 bedroom detached house for saleShop Street, Worlingworth, Suffolk
Guide Price £550,000
- 3 Reception rooms
- Social kitchen
- Laundry & shower rooms
- 3 bedrooms plus attic
- Outbuilding workshops/stores
- Approx. 1.04 acres (0.42 hectares)
An historic village house of considerable character providing accommodation over three floors. The interior provides up to 5 bedrooms along with 3 reception rooms, study and good ancillary space. Maturing gardens include a parterre kitchen garden and orchard with grounds extending to just over 1 acre (0.42 hectare).
Location - Worlingworth lies conveniently between the historic towns of Eye and Framlingham in the heart of Suffolk. With Primary School, VIllage Pub, Parish Church and Community Centre, the village attracts a wide range of people forming an active community. The surrounding countryside provides excellent access for the walker and dog owner and the quiet country lanes enable access to the main towns in the area as well as neighbouring village facilities. Nearby Horham has a well stocked Village Stores/Post Office in addition to Stradbroke, Framlingham and of course Eye. Currently 'High' schooling is catered for at Stradbroke with Hartismere and Thomas Mills (Eye and Framlingham) both with Sixth Form. Access to the surrounding area is easy with road links to the A12, A14 and A140 allowing commuting to the principal towns in the region.
Description - The Grove is a fascinating period property that for many years, up until around 2005, was overgrown and for many a forgotten house. Having been uncovered by the previous owners an extensive programme of renovations ensued creating the impressive house seen today. Set nicely back from the village road and within grounds of just over an acre the house stands extremely well and provides extensive accommodation. Interestingly the property is not Listed yet the works carried out to date have been very much in tune with a conservation approach. This has included re lathing and lime rendering of the exterior, renewal and repair of external joinery and woodwork along with sensitive exposing and modernising of the interior making good use of the many original features. The present owner, having acquired the property via Harrison Edge in 2011 completed the renovations including the re roofing of the house with an attractive peg tile, replacing a thatch in need of renewal. The house is believed to date from around 1420 due to a limed ash floor found in the roof and smoke blackened timbers indicating an open floored Hall house. Found at the property was a book belonging to a previous owner, one Henry Preston and this was signed and dated 1794.
The lime plastered exterior is set beneath the peg tile roof, the main roof having been replaced since 2011 and conceals an elm frame that is now exposed internally along with fireplaces etc exposed. The previous owners have rewired the property along with plumbing and installed an oil fired heating system fired by a Rayburn range cooker taking pride of place within the kitchen. Much detail has been applied to style and finish and special attention must be paid to the quality of the work done and the owners choice of materials and style especially decoration including heritage colours, Lewis & Wood wallpaper, bathroom fittings and the like. The layout of the interior allows for flexibility with three principal reception rooms plus study and kitchen plus good ancillary space, wet room and cloakroom, all to the ground floor. The first floor, approached from either of two staircases currently has three bedrooms, bathroom and an attic stairs that rises to yet further space and two additional bedroom areas and perhaps scope to create a further bathroom.
Hallway & Approach - The Grove faces south, away from the road and sits almost, but not quite, centrally within the grounds. As one stands back to admire the building from this elevation an entrance porch will be seen complete with bespoke oak frame and door with hand forged fittings, leading into the house. Once inside the original newel stairs can be seen around the chimney breast and stripped period doors lead off to either side. A classic reclaimed woodblock floor, in a herringbone pattern, has been laid throughout.
Drawing Room - One of two timbered reception rooms featuring an inglenook fireplace with canopy hood and cupboard to one side. Windows provide an outlook to both front and rear elevations, the rear elevation having a bay window. Double radiator. Four wall light points.
Sitting Room - A splendid room with wide inglenook fireplace and pamment hearth and canopy hood and woodburning stove. Extensive exposed timber framing complemented by a section of exposed red brickwork and Lewis & Wood wallpaper. A further bay window provides an outlook south across the gardens. Two double radiators. Television and two telephone points.
Study - The study is believed to have been the Farm Office from where the farmer of the day would pay his workers through the still in place Georgian french windows, avoiding the need to bring them into the house. A further window opens to the side. Further reclaimed woodblock flooring is laid, again in a classic herringbone pattern. Single radiator.
Inner Hall - The inner hallway leads through from the sitting room to the kitchen and dining room areas in addition to the laundry & wet rooms to the north side.
Dining Room - A social space perfectly situated between the kitchen and reception rooms and again with much character from exposed timbers and exposed red brickwork. Double radiator.
Kitchen - Light, airy and spacious having tall vaulted ceiling and feature tall glazed section to the south elevation. A fireplace houses a modern Rayburn range cooker supplying domestic hot water and radiators throughout the house and sits amidst fitted units including a substantial island unit and sink area with dishwasher, all set beneath polished granite worktop incorporating a breakfast bar rounded end. Cupboards and drawers all on soft close mechanisms with drawers being lined in a smart brushed steel finish. Two double radiators. French windows lead outside and a second staircase rises to the first floor being designed in the style of a traditional Tudor staircase with steps formed from triangular section solid timber. To contrast a high section of red brickwork adds further character, above tongue and groove panelling.
Rear Porch - An 'everyday' means of entry with glazed outer door, side window and space for coats and boots etc. Further reclaimed woodblock flooring.
Cloakroom - Stylishly appointed with washbasin, low level wc and vertical heated towel rail. Shaver point and movement detecting light sensors.
Laundry Room - Believed to be an early milking parlour and now forming a good size space fitted around two sides with base storage units and worksurface, stainless steel sink, plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer space, all set on a tiled floor. A second oven makes this practically a second kitchen. Single radiator.
Wet Room - Believed to have been the Game Larder, this now stylish, tiled space has shower cubicle with 'Invincible' shower and drained floor along with low level WC and vertical heated towel rail. Movement detecting light sensors.
First Floor Landing - A long landing connects the two staircases and stretches across the southern elevation with a window to the grounds.
Master Bedroom - An atmospheric room with exposed timber framing, exposed floorboards and windows front and side. The shape of the room allows for a Walk-In Closet providing useful wardrobing.
En Suite Bathroom - Stylishly appointed with suite comprising ball & claw roll top bath with shower attachment over, pedestal wash basin, low level wc exposed timbers and heritage skylight. Towel rail radiator.
Bedroom 2 - Partly timbered and featuring windows to both front and rear elevations and deep cupboard to the side of the main chimneybreast.
Bedroom 3 - The central bedroom of the three first floor rooms, with window to the front and exposed timbering. Exposed floorboards. Singe radiator.
Inner Landing - A versatile area with potential as a Dressing Room to form a second en suite bedroom or just additional landing space connecting bathroom with bedrooms. Features include some exposed timber frame, red brick chimneybreast and exposed floorboards. Single radiator.
Bathroom - Stylishly appointed with suite comprising walk around bath, pedestal wash basin and low level wc. Tongue and groove panelling, exposed floorboards and window to the front elevation and exposed timbering.
Two Attic Rooms - Principally one continuous space partially separated by the chimneybreast to form two further bedrooms spaces each with a gable window. Built in cupboards. Two single radiators.
Outside - The Grove is set well back from Shop Street by an expanse of grass and a mix of trees and shrubs providing interest. The house presents an imposing picture to the road and is approached via a shared concrete driveway before turning into the grounds and the freshly laid gravel 'In & Out' drive. The hard surface extends across the face of the southern elevation leading across to a collection of useful OUTBUILDINGS. These number an open fronted Store 19'9 x 11' (6.02m x 3.35m) plus two further Stores 10' x 8'7 (3.06m x 2.62m) and 8'8 x 8'3 (2.63m x 2.51m) each with window and electricity laid on. Close to the entrance, to complete the outbuildings a block built GARAGE has double doors and measures internally 18'10 x 12'7 (5.75m x 3.84m). A Greenhouse will remain.
The extensive site is mainly laid to lawn but includes areas of interest including a superb, hedged Kitchen Garden laid out in a classic parterre format, landscaped entertaining area and feature planting. The long established site also includes a sizeable pond from where it is believed that clay was drawn to build the house and which now, in summer is surrounded by a delightful mass of cow parsley following on from daffodills and blue bells and screened by a number of mature trees. The site generally could be turned to a number of different styles given that the area extends to around 1.04 acres (0.42 hectares subject to accurate site measurement).
Services - The vendor has confirmed that the property benefits from mains drainage, water & electricity.
Wayleaves & Easements - The property is sold subject to and with all the benefit of all wayleaves, covenants, easements and rights of way whether or not disclosed in these particulars.
Important Notice - These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and should not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. Harrison Edge has no authority to make or give in writing or verbally any representations or warranties in relation to the property. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The test, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. No assumptions should be made that the property has all the necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. Harrison Edge have not carried out a survey, nor tested the services, appliances or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. In the interest of Health & Safety, please ensure that you take due care when inspecting any property.
Postal Address - The Grove, Shop Street, Worlingworth, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 7HX
Local Authority - Mid Suffolk District Council, Council Offices, 131 High Street, Needham Market, Suffolk, IP6 8DL T: +44 (0)1449 724500
Council Tax - The property has been placed in Tax Band F.
Tenure & Possession - The property is for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
Fixtures & Fittings - All items normally designated as tenants fixtures & fittings are specifically excluded from the sale unless mentioned in these particulars.
Viewings - By prior telephone appointment with the vendors agent Harrison Edge T: +44 (0)1379 871563
Enquiries - Simon Harrison
T: +44 (0)1379 871563
M: 07542 965660
Directions - Worlingworth lies midway between Eye & Framlingham. The Grove is set well back from the village through road having passed the village Primary School on the left.
Viewing - By prior appointment with the vendors agent Harrison Edge T: +44 (0) 1379 871563
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