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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Rattlesden, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Withdrawn from Market £900,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning early 17th Century Grade II listed farmhouse.
  • Located in the desirable village of Rattlesden.
  • Conveniently situated close to amenities & train station.
  • Beautiful moated grounds approaching one acre (sts).
  • Bordering fields offering far reaching views.
  • Double garage & workshops with power connected.
  • Beautiful period features including exposed timber framing and mullion windows.
  • Much space & charm with a flexible layout.
  • Large unconverted attic room, offering scope.
  • Miles of country walks available on your own doorstep.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description A stunning detached early 17th Century Grade II Listed timber framed country residence wonderfully positioned to the outskirts of this desirable village bordering fields at the front and rear offering far reaching views and country walking off the door step.

The current owners have over the years, carried out a sympathetic restoration programme to the accommodation, finished to a high standard enhancing the original characteristics alongside the exquisite modernisation to the bathroom suites and kitchen/breakfast room and utility. The accommodation perfectly combines modern day living with classical aesthetics emphasised by the history and proportions. Period features include magnificent timber framing, mullion and leaded light windows, inglenook fireplaces, high ceilings and the original brick floors, which have since been re-installed with underfloor heating.

The accommodation briefly comprises; front entrance hall, dining room, sitting room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, pantry, utility room, cloakroom, rear entrance porch and hall, two separate staircases to the first floor and a galleried landing. The first floor leads you to the master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. An oak staircase leads you to the second floor where you will find two attic rooms, currently used as bedrooms five and six.

Centrally set in grounds approaching one acre (sts) in total, the property enjoys a most desirable rural village setting, yet amenities are within a striking distance. The partly-moated grounds surround the property on two sides with open fields to the rear and front providing splendid views, walks and a pleasant degree of privacy. A five bar gated entrance to the front leads onto the gravelled driveway providing ample off road parking and turning space. Beside stands the former stables now used as a double garage with two sets of double timbers doors to front and power connected. Access from the garages leads into the neighbouring workshop and store, also with power connected.

The formal lawns are set to the front and rear, neatly laid to lawn with wonderfully stocked beds and borders, a range of hedging and mature trees and fruit trees including apple, greengage and plum. Also within the grounds is a large vegetable garden, garden store with neighbouring log stores, various seating areas, patio, greenhouse and the moat. 

About the Area Rattlesden village lies in a valley set between the market towns of Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket. The village is lined with beautiful period properties and village shop, post office, church, primary school numerous clubs/organisations and two public houses. The River Rat runs through the village feeding into the connecting river Gipping.

Rattlesden is set in a particularly attractive area of rural Suffolk countryside yet conveniently positioned for commuting, the cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds is nearby and provides a wide range of educational and recreational facilities, the Arc shopping centre and stunning Abbey Gardens and cathedral.

For the commuter a railway service is available at Stowmarket (approximately 4.5 miles distant) with a mainline link to London's Liverpool Street station. 

Directions On the A14 heading towards Bury St Edmunds/Norwich leave at junction 50 taking the A1120 exit to B1113/Stowmarket/Needham Mkt/Bacton. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto A1120 and at the next take the 1st exit and stay on A1120, bear slightly right to stay on A1120 and at the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto Needham Road/A1308. Take the second exit at the following roundabout onto Needham Road and straight across the next continuing along Needham Road. Turn left onto Poplar Hill and at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Combs Lane and at the junction turn left onto Finborough Road/B1115 into the village of Great Finborough. Bear right at High Road, turn left onto Louse Lane and turn right at the junction where signposted Old Rattlesden Airfield being straight ahead. Pass the war memorial on your left and take the next left hand turn, continue along this lane for approximately half a mile where the entrance can be found on the right hand side shortly after passing the pond on the left.  

Vendor Statement "This house makes 'Escape to the Country' a reality!….."


The Accommodation in greater detail comprises: Solid timber entrance door to: 

Entrance Hall Brick floor with underfloor heating, power points, exposed ceiling timbers, feature brick walls, staircase rising to first floor, mullion window to front overlooking the garden, part-glazed door to rear, smoke alarm, display alcove recess with lighting, understair storage cupboard with light, Chubb alarm, feature brick walls and timbers and door to:


Drawing Room Approx 29' x 15'11 (8.84 x 4.85m) into alcoves Dual aspect room with two mullion windows overlooking the front and rear gardens, television point, power points, brick flooring, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, central red brick fireplace with bressumer beam over, brick hearth and inset log burning stove, display alcoves either side of the fireplace with feature lighting.  

Rear Entrance and Hallway Brick floor with underfloor heating, power points, feature brick wall, exposed ceiling and wall timbers, display shelving, feature window to utility room, open studwork to dining room, alarm control pad, large mullion window to rear overlooking the gardens, feature glass encased display retaining the original timber framing and doors to: 

Dining Room Approx 15´7 x 14´6 (4.75 x 4.42m) A wonderful room with high ceiling, brick floor with underfloor heating, power points, wall and ceiling timbers, two high feature mullion windows, leaded light windows to front overlooking the gardens, open studwork to rear hallway, large dining space and magnificent Inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam over and inset log burning stove. 

Study Approx 7´10 x 6´9 (2.39 x 2.06m) Brick floor, power points, radiator, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, fitted shelving, leaded window overlooking the rear garden, door to rear garden and cupboard housing the hot water system.


Utility Room Approx 12'6 x 5'6 (3.81 x 1.68m) excluding cupboard space Brick flooring, power points, solid wooden work surfaces with inset butler sink, mixer tap and hose tap, under counter space for washing machine and tumble dryer, smoke alarm, leaded window to rear overlooking the gardens, exposed ceiling timbers and four oak latched doors to a range of storage cupboards with shelving, exposed timbers, hanging rails, airing cupboards and housing the Worcester oil fired boiler.  

Kitchen/Breakfast Room Approx 19´10" x 14´5" (6.05 x 4.39m) Handmade country style kitchen with granite work surfaces, soft touch cupboards and doors, ample storage and upright units with inset lpg AGA (available by separate negotiation), set into fireplace with bressumer beam over and brick shelving, under counter dishwasher, two stainless steel sinks with water filter fitted to mixer tap, inset double oven with electric four hob over, central island providing dining and breakfast space with integral freezer, granite worktops over, storage cupboards and microwave oven inset. Brick floor with underfloor heating, skirting, feature brick walls and exposed wall and ceiling timbers, timber panelled window overlooking the rear hallway, two leaded windows to side and further to front, LED spotlighting, television and telephone points, ample power points, latched door to staircase rising to bedroom two, timber door to large pantry with brick flooring, leaded window to side, exposed timbers, shelving, power points and fitted water softener. 

Cloakroom Brick floor, radiator, skirting, oak corner storage cupboard, leaded window to rear overlooking the garden and fitted suite with low level w.c and wash basin set upon an oak pedestal. 

On the First Floor  

Landing Exposed chimney breast and timbers, radiators, fitted bookcase, small understair storage cupboard, window to rear overlooking the gardens, power points, latched door to further shelved storage cupboard and doors to: 

Master Bedroom Approx 16´ x 15´10 (4.88 x 4.83m) Dual aspect room with mullion windows to front and rear overlooking the garden, power points, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, skirting, radiator, television aerial point, curved red brick fireplace (currently not in use) with bressumer beam over, pattered hearth and brick surround, latched door to dressing lobby with shelving, light, storage space, exposed timbers, oak engineered floor boards, hanging rail and pull out wicker storage baskets.  

Bedroom Two Approx 16´2 x 14´5 (4.93 x 4.39m) Dual aspect room with leaded light and panelled windows to front and side elevations overlooking the gardens and inner patio, skirting, power points, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, two radiators, return staircase to kitchen, exposed chimney breast and oak floorboards, fuse box, timber opening offering fantastic views over the dining room and feature cast iron fire with grate (currently not in use). 

Bedroom Three Approx 12´ x 9´3 (3.66 x 2.83m) Exposed wall and ceiling timbers, radiator, power points and mullion window to side overlooking the gardens. 

Bedroom Four Approx 11´2 x 9´11 (3.40 x 3.02m) Skirting, power points, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, radiator, mullion window to front overlooking the gardens and oak latched door to storage cupboard with hanging rail and space above. 

Family Bathroom Approx 16´2 x 5´11 (4.93 x 1.80m) Oak floorboards, leaded window to rear overlooking gardens and moat, radiator, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, extractor fan, wall mounted storage cupboard, electric shaver point, towel rail and suite comprising free standing bath with mixer tap and shower, corner shower enclosure, high level flushing w.c and pedestal wash basin.


An oak turn staircase with mullion window overlooking the gardens rises to the second floor and offe  

On the second floor  

Landing Exposed wall and ceiling timbers, shelving, views down to the ground and doors to: 

Bedroom Five Approx 14´11 x 9´8 (4.55 x 2.95m) Exposed wall timbers, vaulted ceiling, two radiators, mullion window to front elevation, skirting and power points. 

Bedroom Six Approx 12´8 x 9´2 (3.86 x 2.79m) Radiator, skirting, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, power points and leaded window to rear overlooking garden and fields beyond. 

Further Attic Room Approx 13´4 x 7´5 (4.06 x 2.26m) Exposed timbers, shelving, smoke alarm, part-boarded and original part-oak floorboards, fitted fuse box, small window to side, power points and exposed chimney breast. This room is currently used for storage but could be converted for use as a further bedroom, dressing room or en-suite to serve the second floor bedrooms, if preferred. 

Outside The property is set back from the road approached by a five bar timber gate leading to the gravelled driveway providing ample off road parking and turning space. There is access to the front lawn, rear gardens and garaging from here.

The former stabling/cart lodge is used as a double garage (approx. 21'2 x 14'1) with two sets of timber double doors to front, there is power and light connected, ample power points, shelving, work bench and window to side. Connecting to the garage is a workshop (approx. 12'8 x 12'6) and store (approx. 12'6 x 6'11) also with power and light, shelving, work benches and window to side.

The partly-moated grounds surround the property on two sides with open fields to the rear providing splendid views, walks and a pleasant degree of privacy. The front garden is laid to lawn and enclosed by mature hedging with central mature trees and borders stocked with roses and poppies to the front. There are sleepers enclosing the planted beds by the entrance, screened oil tank and LPG tank and an inner cobbled terrace offers a pleasant spot to enjoy the garden connecting to the rear entrance with kitchen beyond. You can also access the workshop and store from here and raised beds display pretty planting including roses, lillies and purple salvia with lighting and trellising. There is also a water supply and to the other side of the farmhouse are further areas of lawn connecting to the rear garden with a detached oak garden store with slated roof and log store to side and raised brick border with planters sweeps onto the lawn.

The rear gardens are largely laid to lawn with moat at the rear boundary, stocked borders and beds offering an array of planting and shrubs, hedging and mature walnut and holly trees. There is a productive vegetable garden stocked with strawberries, raspberries, potatoes, garlic, artichokes, runner and broad beans and onions. Beside stands the bore hole (approx. 28m deep) and a small orchard with a range of fruit trees including apple, plum and greengage. Behind the garage is a secondary timber garden store with separate log store to side and greenhouse 

Disclaimer Fine & Country (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property for whom they act, give notice that (I) these particulars are a general outline only for the guidance of prospective purchasers or tenants, and do not constitute the whole or any part of an offer or contract (II) Fine & Country cannot guarantee the accuracy of any description, dimensions, references to conditions, necessary permissions for use and occupancy and other details contained herein and prospective purchasers or tenants must not rely on them as statements of fact or representations and must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy, (III) No employee of Fine & Country (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty or enter into any contract whatever in relation to the property, (IV) Fine & Country (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) will not be liable in negligence or otherwise, for any loss arising from the use of these particulars and Fine & Country (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor, (V) Photographs will only show certain parts of the property and assumptions should not be made in respect of those parts of the property that have not been photographed. (Items or contents shown in the photographs are not included as part of the sale unless specified otherwise. It should not be assumed the property will remain as shown in the photograph. Photographs are taken using a wide-angle lens. 

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08 July 2016


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