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6 bedroom farm house for sale

Mickfield, Nr Debenham, Suffolk

Sold by Us £750,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Entrance porch, entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, annexe with kitchenette and shower room, kitchen/breakfast room, pantry, study, back kitchen, utility room, shower room and cloakroom. Six bedrooms and bathroom. Attic rooms. Workshop and garage. Potting shed.
Gardens and grounds of approximately 1.25 acres. 

Location Elm Farm House is located in the centre of the pretty village of Mickfield, close to the central crossroads. Mickfield benefits from a village hall and playing fields. Its location is extremely convenient to the A140, which in turn provides access onto the A14 and A12. There are mainline rail connections to London's Liverpool Street Station from Stowmarket (6.5 miles), Diss (13.5 miles) and Ipswich (13 miles).

The property is understood to be in the catchment areas for Stonham Aspal Primary School and Debenham High School. Debenham is approximately 3 miles and offers a small Co-op supermarket, doctors surgery, dentist, butchers, paper shop, greengrocers, vets and post office. 

Description Elm Farm House comprises an impressive and substantial period property which has been in the same family for over 100 years. The original core might date from the early 19th Century, but with later additions to the front that were probably constructed during the late 19th or early 20th Century.

Elm Farm House is extensive at over 5,000 square feet and has been maintained very well over the years. However it now warrants modernisation and refurbishment throughout, which will allow an incoming purchaser to renovate, refurbish and reconfigure the property to their own specific styles and tastes.

Outside the established gardens and grounds are delightful, with the rear gardens being extremely private and enclosed within a number of mature trees and established hedging. There are also a number of outbuildings, including the garage and workshop (the former stables), which provide tremendous scope for conversion to ancillary accommodation, B&B/holiday let or work from home facility, subject to the necessary consents. In all, Elm Farm House extends to approximately 1.25 acres. 

The Accommodation  

The House  

Ground Floor An arched front door with glazed side lights opens into the 

Entrance Porch With tiled floor, pretty Gothic style window to the side, vaulted ceiling and impressive part glazed door opening into the 

Entrance Hall With wide staircase leading up to the first floor Galleried Landing with understairs storage cupboard, tessellated tiled floor, radiators, telephone point, shelved storage cupboard and doors off to 

Dining Room 18´ x 14´9 (5.49m x 4.50m) An impressive twin aspect reception room with large windows providing views over the gardens and grounds. The focal point of the room is the open fireplace containing the woodburning stove set on a tiled hearth with flanking recesses incorporating cupboards and shelving. Radiators and excellent ceiling height. 

Sitting Room 21´ x 19´ (6.40m x 5.79m) Another impressive reception room with bay window incorporating fully glazed French doors opening onto the front gardens and providing delightful views of the neighbouring farmland. Fireplace with marble surround with inset tiles and matching tiled hearth. Radiators. Wall light points and door to large walk-in shelved storage cupboard.

A door at the very end of the Entrance Hall opens into the 

Garden Room 19´5 x 16´5 (5.92m x 5.00m) Previously used as a self-contained annexe and subdivided to form a sitting room area, bedroom, kitchen and shower room, although the rooms could quite easily be converted back to an additional reception area. The main part of the room benefits from a large window overlooking the front gardens and agricultural land beyond. There is also a fireplace with tiled surround and hearth. Night storage heaters. Door to the Former Bedroom, door to the Kitchenette, door to Shower Room and door to the rear garden. Further door to the 

Potting Shed 16´5 x 16´5 (5.00m x 5.00m) Providing delightful views of the rear gardens, this room also lends itself to being converted to provide ancillary accommodation to the main house. Predominantly of timber frame construction with a Perspex roof, but with the gable elevation having been replaced with UPVC. Built-in work benches and shelving, and predominantly pamment tiled flooring.

From the Entrance Hall a pair of double doors open into the 

Rear Lobby With matching tessellated tiled floor, door to WC, door to storage cupboard and further door to the rear garden.

Further doors from the Entrance Hall provide access to the  

Pantry 13´ x 9´7 (3.96m x 2.92m) With window overlooking the front drive and gardens, range of fitted cupboards with shelving over, and original brick floor.

An opening from the Entrance Hall provides access to the Inner Hall, with radiator, door to the secondary staircase and doors off to  

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 18´2 x 10´3 (5.54m x 3.12m) Originally the old dairy, this room benefits from large windows that provide lovely views over the rear gardens and grounds. Fitted with range of cupboard and drawer units with worksurface over incorporating a double stainless steel sink with flanking drainer and mixer tap. Four ring electric hob with light and extractor hood over together with high level double oven and grill. Recess and plumbing for dishwasher, radiator and night storage heater.  

Study 13´ x (3.96m x 2.44m) With windows overlooking the front drive and gardens. Wood effect panelling throughout. Fitted shelving and door to shelved storage cupboard.  

´Back Kitchen´ 16´7 x 12´10 (5.05m x 3.91m) The original kitchen serving the house before the dairy was converted. Large window overlooking the drive and gardens, fireplace housing the Rayburn oven with flanking recess containing the Camray oil fired boiler. Range of fitted cupboards and built-in dresser with shelving above and storage under. Exposed ceiling timbers, door to the Side Lobby with door to the front drive, and door to the 

Utility Room 13´8 x 10´3 (4.17m x 3.12m) With stable door providing access to the covered walkway, gardens and driveway. Further range of cupboard and drawer units with wood effect worksurface over, enamelled sink with drainer and storage under, built-in shelved storage cupboard, plumbing for washing machine and door to 

Shower Room With tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin and door to WC.

Stairs from the Entrance Hall lead up to the 

First Floor  

Galleried Landing With double length window providing delightful views of the rear gardens. Radiator, built-in storage cupboards, stairs to attic rooms and doors providing access to 

Bedroom One 19´8 x 16´8 (5.99m x 5.08m) A substantial double bedroom with large window on the front elevation providing impressive views of the surrounding countryside. Fitted sink unit with cupboard under and radiators.  

Bedroom Two 22´ x 15´ (6.71m x 4.57m) Another large double bedroom with bay window providing delightful views to the south. Victorian iron hob fireplace with marble surround, telephone point, door to walk-in Airing Cupboard with fitted cupboards and shelving. Radiator and interconnecting door to 

Bathroom With fully tiled shower enclosure, bath, mounted wash basin with cupboards under, WC, mirror fronted vanity unit, strip light and shaver socket. Radiator, electric bar heater and door returning to the galleried landing. 

Bedroom Three 15´3 x 13´ (4.65m x 3.96m) A light twin aspect double bedroom with views of the front and side gardens. Fireplace (now boarded), radiators and door to storage cupboard.

Stairs from the Galleried Landing lead to a Lower Landing with doors to 

Bedroom Four 12´5 x 9´7 (3.78m x 2.92m) With large window overlooking the driveway, gardens and providing views across the surrounding agricultural land. Access to roof space and radiator.  

Bedroom Five 17´ x 9´6 (5.18m x 2.90m) Also with large window providing plenty of light and good views. Built-in storage cupboard, range of fitted shelving, radiator, and door to  

Rear Landing With stairs down to the Inner Hall, radiator and door to


Bedroom Six 15'5 x 8'5 (4.70m x 2.57m) and 15'5 x 8'7 (4.70m x 2.62m) A light twin aspect bedroom that is partly sub-divided. Access to roof space. Radiators and TV point.

From the Galleried Landing stairs lead up to  

Attic Room One 12´6 x 12´5 (3.81m x 3.78m) With wooden boarded floor, partly vaulted ceiling and door through to  

Attic Room Two 19´ x 12´6 (5.79m x 3.81m) Also with wooden boarded floors and housing the water tanks. Providing useful ancillary storage accommodation. 

Outside Elm Farm House is set back off a quiet country lane approached via a five bar gate that opens onto the gravelled driveway. This leads past the front door to a parking and turning area immediately in front of the garage and workshop. The drive then continues to the east, via a second five bar gate, where there is a right of way over the neighbouring farmer's access.

The garage measures approximately 16' by 13'6, with power and light connected and electrically operated up and over door. The adjoining workshop, 16' by 14'2 and 16' by 10'11, was originally a stable serving the house and comprises a central brick walkway with flanking storage areas either side. There is also a ladder for access to the hayloft above.

Established gardens flank the front drive, and these are mainly laid to lawn and incorporate some large borders that contain a variety of specimen flowers, shrubs and trees. Standing beside the garage is a further range of outbuildings comprising coal and wood stores, beyond which is a former yard, which was previously used for livestock. This area still contains the remnants of some of these concrete block buildings and has great potential as a kitchen garden serving the main house, or as a garden serving the possible conversion of the garage and workshop, subject to the necessary consents.

The majority of the gardens and grounds are to the rear. Facing in a westerly direction, these enjoy the sun for the majority of the day, and comprise an extremely private area that is not overlooked. Immediately adjoining the house is a more formal garden comprising a paved pathway with a number of established beds that contain a variety of flowers, shrubs and trees. There is also a summerhouse with paved sitting out area. Beyond this is the orchard that is laid to grass and with a number of established apple trees. Further to the west is a wooded area, where there are mature beech, horse chestnut and hazel trees. This area is very much left to its own devices, and provides a great degree of screening and privacy from the road and neighbours.

In all, Elm Farm House extends to approximately 1.25 acres. 

Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent. 

Services Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating supplemented by night storage heaters. 

EPC EPC rating = F 

Council Tax Band G; £2,539.75 payable per annum 2016/2017 

Local Authority Mid Suffolk District Council, Council Offices, High Street, Needham Market, Suffolk IP6 8DL; Tel 01449 724500 

NOTE These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by intending purchasers or lessees in inspecting properties which have been sold, let or withdrawn. No warranty can be given for any of the services or equipment at the property and no tests have been carried out to ensure that heating, electrical or plumbing systems and equipment are fully operational. Any distances, room aspects and measurements which are given are approximate only. No guarantee can be given that any planning permissions or building regulations have been applied for or approved.

June 2016 

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