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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Whatfield, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7

Guide Price £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 bath/shower rooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • kitchen/breakfast room
  • utility, cloakroom
  • double garage
  • outbuildings/stores
  • Part walled garden
  • About 0.5 acre
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Fine period farm house positioned on the edge of the village.


Church Farm House is positioned on the edge of the village of Whatfield which is situated in attractive undulating countryside. The village, which has a church and primary school, is within easy reach of the popular market town of Hadleigh and is ideally positioned to take advantage of the excellent local shopping and other facilities that are provided. The county towns of Essex & Suffolk, Colchester and Ipswich respectively are no more than 25 minutes away and offer a much wider range of amenities. Both have excellent train services to London's Liverpool Street with the journeys taking 50 and 65 minutes respectively. The A12 which is the main eastern trunk road is also within easy reach.


Believed to date originally from the 13th century Church Farm House was extended in the 15th century and then also alterations were made in the Georgian and Victorian periods. The house is built on a timber frame with red brick exterior cladding under a predominantly peg tile roof. Of particular note are the drawing and sitting rooms which although are from different periods are well proportioned and attractive rooms. The central front hall has an elegant staircase which leads onto a spacious landing. There is a secondary staircase accessed from the rear hall onto a further landing/snug to the far bedroom. The sitting room has magnificent flute beamed ceiling and a massive inglenook fireplace flanked by two deep storage cupboards. The drawing room is more Georgian in style with cornice work and an open fireplace with mantelpiece and door to the garden. Beyond the hall is a farmhouse kitchen with an oil fired Aga and connects into the rear hall and dining room. There is a cloakroom off the rear hall and a porch off the kitchen, which is also used as a utility. The first floor landing leads to some well proportioned bedrooms which have various features including an attractive Victorian fireplace in one of the front rooms, an en suite shower and exposed open beams in a further bedroom. The family bathroom has original wide oak floor boards.


The property is approached by a double gate set in a red brick wall which opens onto a very wide gravel sweep which fronts the double garage. To one side of the house is a red brick outbuilding comprising, a workshop/store room and a boiler/storage room with oil fired central heating boiler.

The majority of the gardens are to the south and west of the house and are principally laid to lawn with surrounding and exceptionally well stocked flowerbeds, herbaceous borders and shrubberies. There are a number of mature conifers interspersed across the lawns and the gardens are totally enclosed by hedged, walled and fenced gardens. There are several ornamental tees including scots pine, wellingtonia and some fruit trees.


Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Square Footage: 2,630 sq ft
Acreage: 0.5 Acres


From Ipswich take the A1071 to Hadleigh. On the Hadleigh by-pass turn second right clearly marked to Whatfield. Follow the road into the village of Whatfield and proceed pass the church. On the edge of the village there is a right hand turning ignore this and after about a 100 yards the entrance into Church Farm House will be seen to the rear of the property. The front elevation will be seen before this.

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Added on Rightmove:
19 September 2014

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