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5 bedroom detached bungalow for sale

Mellis Suffolk

Sold STC £479,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Overlooking The Common
  • Substantial Single Storey Residence
  • 2 Bedroom Annexe
  • 6 Reception Rooms
  • 2 Kitchens & Utility Room
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Double Garage
  • Useful Outbuildings
  • 1 Acre (sts)

Full description

Country Living is the true definition for this large detached bungalow situated on the edge of The Common. Mellis has the largest area of unfenced common land in England with Oliver Cromwell reputed to have exercised his troops here in summer; rare plants such as the green-winged orchid and sulphur clover have been noted.

The renowned Mellis CEVCP School was recently graded as being an 'outstanding school in every one of 33 categories' putting it among the very top schools in the country.

This lovely home enjoys a great degree of privacy standing near to the front of its grounds, approaching 1 acre (sts). The south facing lawned gardens are an absolute delight with more formal gardens situated immediately to the rear of the property enjoyed by the main reception rooms. The property backs onto farmland.

The property, in more recent times, has been extended to the side to comprise a large 2 bedroom annexe which can be either utilitised within the main part of the property or indeed be completely separate. Subject to Local Authority Regulations, this could be used in addition to an annexe as self-catering holiday or long let accommodation, offices or studio. The main part of Willow Lodge has various reception rooms together with 3 en-suite bedrooms, superb kitchen and utility room.

Outside there are a range of useful outbuildings including stable and tack room, workshop, large store and double garage.  

LOCATION The property is situated on the edge of The Common with Diss 5 miles away, Eye 3 miles, Bury St Edmunds 20 miles and Norwich 26 miles and Ipswich 18 miles. 



ENTRANCE HALL With built in cupboard and airing cupboard. 

CLOAKROOM With corner hand vanity wash basin, low level wc.  

SITTING ROOM 12' 11" x 11' 4" (3.94m x 3.45m) With open brick fireplace, pamment hearth and hardwood mantelpiece, fitted glazed cupboard. 

BEDROOM OFF 11' 8" x 11' 1" (3.56m x 3.38m) Double French doors to the rear garden. 

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Having large shower cubicle, vanity hand wash basin with cupboard below, low level wc, pine ceiling, tiled walls, Indian slate tiled floor.  

FAMILY ROOM 20' 10" x 11' 11" (6.35m x 3.63m) This room has flexible use including a dining room, garden room or general lounging room. There is a tiled floor with large windows to all sides overlooking the rear garden and in addition there are double doors leading to the garden. 

LIVING ROOM 14' 11" x 10' 11" (4.55m x 3.33m) Open brick fireplace having tiled hearth with hardwood mantel, woodburner stove. 

STUDY 11' 7" x 9' 5" (3.53m x 2.87m)  

DINING ROOM 11' 2" x 8' 6" (3.4m x 2.59m) This room has double doors leading to Living Room and opens to... 

KITCHEN 14' 0" x 10' 8" (4.27m x 3.25m) Fitted with range of round edge work surfaces having inset sink unit with mixer tap, fitted cupboards, drawers and appliance space below, matching fitted wall cupboards. There are part tiled walls, plumbing for dishwasher, built in ceiling dowlighters, tiled floor, built in pantry cupboard with automatic light.  

BEDROOM 11' 1" x 10' 8" (3.38m x 3.25m) With built in wardrobe cupboards. 

EN-SUITE BATHROOM With suite comprising panelled bath with shower over, vanity hand wash basin with tiled surround, low level wc. Half tiled walls.  

UTILITY ROOM 12' 2" x 9' 8" (3.71m x 2.95m) With work surfaces having inset sink unit with mixer tap, matching fitted wall cupboards, range of built in cupboards including airing cupboard.  

REAR HALL Central heating boiler, access to the outside and garage. 

MASTER BEDROOM 13' 0" x 12' 2" (3.96m x 3.71m) Two built in double wardrobe cupboards. Double French doors lead to the rear garden. 

EN-SUITE BATHROOM With suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment over, pedestal hand wash basin, low level wc. Tiled floor, ceiling downlighters, towel radiator. 


ENTRANCE HALL With built in cupboard, access to loft. 

SITTING/DINING ROOM 17' 6" x 13' 6" (5.33m x 4.11m) With double French doors leading to the rear garden, open to.. 

KITCHEN 9' 6" x 7' 3" (2.9m x 2.21m) Fitted with work surfaces having inset sink unit with swan neck mixer tap, range of Shaker style cupboards and drawers with matching fitted wall cupboards. Integrated refrigerator and dishwasher. 

BEDROOM 1 18' 0" x 9' 8" (5.49m x 2.95m)  

DRESSING ROOM OFF 7' 11" x 6' 9" (2.41m x 2.06m) With two built in wardrobe cupboards. Access door to main bungalow.  

BEDROOM 2 11' 3" x 7' 5" (3.43m x 2.26m)  

BATHROOM 10' 9" x 5' 9" (3.28m x 1.75m) Stylishly fitted with suite comprising moulded panelled bath with shower and screen over, pedestal hand wash basin, low level wc. Towel radiator, panelled walls. 

OUTSIDE Approached over The Common, the property is set within gardens of approximately 1 acre (sts), mainly laid to lawn with various shrubs and specimen trees including cherry, birch and evergreens. There is a formal garden immediately to the rear of the property with paved patio and flower garden. There is a shingled area providing ample parking and turning to the front of the property. Outbuildings including DOUBLE GARAGE 17'11" x 16'11", STORE 13'8" x 13'8", STABLES 12'9" x 10'9" TACK ROOM 12'9" x 10'9" WORKSHOP with electricity supply 19'6" x 11'5". 

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15 May 2012


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