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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Raydon, Nr Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7

Sold STC £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 4 bath/shower rooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • open plan kitchen/breakfast room
  • Suffolk barn and traditional outbuildings
  • Hard tennis court
  • Gardens and paddocks
  • About 15 acres (Further adjoining meadow of 15 acres available)
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Wonderfully positioned country house with range of traditional outbuildings and set amongst the undulating countryside of the Brett Valley.


Goodlands Farm occupies a sheltered position tucked away in a small valley setting with fields leading up and away from the property commanding spectacular views across attractive rolling countryside. The market town of Hadleigh lies approximately 2 miles to the north with a wide range of amenities including hotels, restaurants, pubs, doctor's surgery, leisure facilities and schooling. There is easy access onto the A12 to the south and East Bergholt beyond again with good pubs, shops, doctor's surgery and school.

Ipswich to the north and Colchester to the south provide a comprehensive range of services along with schooling in both the state and independent sectors plus mainline rail services direct to London's Liverpool Street station. The A12 also provides easy access to the M25 along with connections to the A14 and into The Midlands.

Property Information
Services Private drainage, borehole water, mains electricity, oil fired central heating.


Goodlands Farm has been developed over the last 20 years by the current owners to provide a very comfortable family home enjoying complete privacy and seclusion. The house presents part painted brick and part painted and rendered elevations under a peg tile and slate roof with tiled porches over the front and back doors. The accommodation is well laid out over two floors with the principle access through the main entrance hall with staircase to the first floor. Steps lead up from the hall to the drawing room with wood burning stove in recessed brick fireplace with heavy beam over, display shelving and cupboards under. back door to the generous rear hall with extensive coat hanging and boot storage space. The kitchen has a range of fitted wall and floor units together with a central island all under granite worktops and incorporating a Neff four ring electric hob and AEG electric oven. Electric fired AGA with tiled recess and cupboard surround, 1½ bowl butler's sink with space and plumbing for dishwasher, glass fronted display cupboard and built in area for fridge/freezer. Open plan to the breakfast area with exposed pine boarded floor and return door to sitting room, glazed double French doors to the adjoining terrace. Part glazed door to the dining room and beyond is the study with built in book shelving. There is a further staircase hall - doubling as further reception space and access to both the sitting room and kitchen/breakfast room. On the first floor are 6 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and 2 en suite shower rooms.

A long private drive leads in from the public highway with mature deciduous hedge to one side, post and rail, and meadow to the other. This sweeps around the front of the property with parking area to the side. Outbuildings with lean to housing oil fired boiler, pressurised water tank, borehole water pump and filtration system. Pretty brick and slate range incorporating games room (20' x 15'), open fronted cart lodge (26' x 15'), double height barn (48' x 16'), office, workshop and useful stores.

A York stone terrace runs across the back of the house with steps up at either end and centrally to the raised garden above with terraced sleeper beds. Pergola and wrought iron gate to orchard area with a variety of fruit trees. Hard tennis court. Area of lawn to the side and to the rear of the house with cherry, apple and maple trees along with enclosed vegetable garden. Backdrop of woodland and the remainder down to grass, meadowland and paddocks. In all about 15 acres.

Further 15 acres of adjoining meadow land is available by separate negotiation.

Square Footage: 3,856 sq ft
Acreage: 15 Acres


Take the B1070 from the A12 towards Hadleigh. Continue through the villages of Holton St Mary and Raydon. Having left Raydon village continue for a further 500 yards taking the right hand turn off the sharp left hand bend into the private drive of Goodlands Farm and New Barn Farm. Turn immediately left into the private drive down to Goodlands Farm itself.

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Added on Rightmove:
28 May 2016

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