7 bedroom country house for saleThe Tye, IP7
Sold STC £739,995
- Drawing Room & Dining Room
- Bungalow with Hall, Sitting room,Kitchen/Breakfast Room,
- Rayburn Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Walk-in Pantry
- and 3 Bedrooms, Separate services.
- Double Garage and Good Parking
- Utility Room, Cloakroom, Larder Room & Cellar
- Mature Gardens & Paddock - In all 1.2 Acres
- 7 Bedrooms over Two Floors
- Some Updating Required
Lindsey is a small and pretty village set in the delightful countryside of the Bret Valley, close to the noted Suffolk village of Kersey. The market towns of Sudbury and Hadleigh are within easy driving distance, together with historic Lavenham and many other villages, which offer lovely buildings, Churches, gastro pubs and fine restaurants. There is good road access through to Ipswich and Colchester, the later providing fast trains through to London's Liverpool Street.
The Old Rectory is a handsome property, the front part of which dates from the early 19th Century in Suffolk white brick with double hung sash windows. The core and rear part of the house are much earlier, built on a timber frame with rendered and plastered elevations and a tiled roof. The interior offers bright and well proportioned accommodation on three floors but does require some updating to bring it up to the high standard that the exterior and location deserve.
To the side is a driveway coming around behind the house giving good parking. There is a large detached annexe bungalow formed form the conversion of 19th Century outbuildings, ideal as a substantial granny annexe or to produce a useful private rental income. There are formal gardens to the front, side and rear and beyond the latter is a large paddock, ideal for equestrian purposes.
THE MAIN HOUSE
ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Canopy Porch A timber canopy porch with slate roof and a heavy six panel timber front door with inset fan lights opening to:
Galleried Reception Hall 22' x 9'3" (6.7m x 2.8m). A fine hall with a good high ceiling, doors to the main reception rooms and an impressive shallow tread staircase with half landing and natural dark oak banisters, handrail and newel posts. Three radiators. Walk in Butlers pantry with shelving.
Drawing Room 16'6" x 14' (5m x 4.25m). Double sash windows to the front, with original shutters. Operational open fireplace with white marble surround and mantelpiece and red tiled inset and hearth. Painted waist rail, high ceiling with central beam, radiator.
Dining Room 16'3" x 13'6" (4.95m x 4.1m). Double sash windows to the front, with original shutters. Operational open fireplace with cast iron insert and black marble surround and mantelpiece with tiled hearth. Radiator, high ceiling with central beam.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 16'6" x 15' (5m x 4.6m) plus inglenook. At the rear of the house, an excellent room with a particularly high ceiling. At the back is a wonderful old red brick inglenook fireplace with 7'6" wide oak bressumer, fitted with a Rayburn Range and with a boiler cupboard alongside housing the oil boiler supplying central heating and hot water. Fitted with a range of cream Shaker style wall and base cupboards with real oak block working surfaces and multi coloured tiled splashbacks. Recess alongside the chimneybreast with a Samsung four ring touch control ceramic hob and shelf above. Glazed door to the conservatory.
Walk-in Pantry 8' x 3'3" (2.35m x 1m) Leading off the kitchen with high ceiling, high level window and shelving.
Conservatory 9'9" x 9'9" (2.95m x 2.95m). A modern uPVC octagonal conservatory with wide gap double glazed windows all around, four opening fan lights and a pair of French doors out to the garden. Vaulted roof with opaque triple skin roof panels.
Rear Hall 12'3" x 3'9" (3.7m x 1.1m). Hardwood panelled and glazed back door out to the garden and doors to the main hall, utility room and boot room. Back stairs leading up, radiator.
Utility Room 12'6" x 10'6" (3.8m x 3.2m) L-shaped. With window overlooking the drive, range of cream Shaker style base cupboards with wood grain laminate working surfaces right across. Stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap and spaces for washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. Radiator and door to downstairs cloakroom.
Downstairs Cloakroom 5'9" x 4'3" (1.8m x 1.3m). With small window, matching grey suite comprising low flush WC with wooden seat and handbasin set into vanity surface with cupboard below.
Larder Room 12'9" x 7'6" (3.9m x 2.3m). With horizontal sash window, various shelves, plenty of space for fridges, freezers etc.
Cellar there is a cellar beneath the utility room and larder room, presently with just external access.
ON THE FIRST FLOOR
Split Level Galleried Landing 12' x 10' (3.65m x 3.05). A bright landing which is galleried on two sides with balustrade to match the banisters and a high level window. On different levels because of the differing levels of the first floor rooms in the front (later) part and the rear. Radiator.
Bedroom 1 17'3 x 14'3" (5.3m x 4.3m). Double sash window to the front, radiator, 19th Century cast iron fireplace with painted timber surround and mantelpiece and original fitted cupboards on either side of the chimneybreast. Connecting door to Bedroom 3.
Bedroom 3 11' x 9'3" (3.35m x 2.8m). Sash window to the front, radiator, doors from bedroom 1 and the landing. (Perhaps ideal as an en suite bathroom).
Bedroom 2 16'6" x 14'3" (5m x 4.35m). With a double sash window to the front, radiator, cast iron 19th Century fireplace with timber surround and mantelpiece and built in double wardrobe cupboard.
Bedroom 4 183" x 16'6" (5.55m x 5m). At the rear of the house with a sash window to the side overlooking the garden. Fine 18th Century cast iron fireplace with painted panelled timber surround and mantelpiece and built in airing cupboard alongside with hot water cylinder. Loft hatch.
Side Landing 18' x 4' (5.5m x 1.2m) plus lobby. With door leading off the landing, rear service stairs leading up from the ground floor and on up to the second floor, doors to the cloakroom, bathroom and bedroom 5.
Bedroom 5 10'3" x 9' (3.1m x 2.75m). With casement windows to the side and rear, radiator, some exposed timbers.
Bathroom 9' x 7'3" (2.75m x 2.2m). With pattern glazed window, white Heritage suite comprising modern roll top bath with side mixer tap and shower attachment and shower curtain rail above, low flush WC and pedestal handbasin. Tiled splashbacks, radiator.
Cloakroom 6'6" x 4' (2m x 1.2m). With high level window, white low flush WC and wall mounted handbasin, radiator.
ON THE SECOND FLOOR
Landing 14'6" x 9' (4.4m x 2.7m). With dormer window to the front, loft hatch and doors to bedrooms 6 and 7.
Bedroom 6 18' x 15' (5.5m x 4.6m). With a good ceiling height, dormer window to the front, some exposed beams, 19th Century cast iron fireplace and grate with natural pine surround and mantelpiece, radiator.
Bedroom 7 17' x 15' (5.2m x 4.6m). With dormer window to the front, some exposed timbers, 19th Century cast iron fireplace with natural pine surround and mantelpiece, radiator.
Introduction A substantial detached annexe bungalow, created from the conversion and enlargement of 18th/19th Century outbuildings. Now finished with red brick under double pitched slate roof with traditional wooden windows.
Entrance & Reception Hall 19' x 9'6" (5.8m x 2.9m) max. Double glazed timber front door with matching full length windows, radiator, recess for a desk with telephone point. Walk in cloaks/storage cupboard with shelving and loft hatch.
Sitting Room 19'6" x 11'6" (5.9m x 3.5m). With a pair of double glazed timber French doors with matching windows on either side overlooking the front lawn of the main house. Further light from a velux skylight, red brick fireplace with inset cast iron wood burning stove with fresh air vent, two radiators.
Dining Room/Bedroom 3 12' x 11'6" (3.65m x 3.5m). With double glazed timber window to the side overlooking the drive and doors from the sitting room and kitchen. Radiator.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 13'6" x 11'6" (4.1m x 3.5m). Double glazed timber window to the rear overlooking the drive. Fitted with a range of light oak fronted wall and base cupboards with beige laminate working surfaces and tiled splashbacks. 1½ bowl acrylic sink with spaces for washing machine and dishwasher. Slot in electric cooker, Worcester Heatslave oil boiler supplying central heating and hot water. Extractor fan. Radiator. A lobby leading off with further double glazed window, electricity meter etc and coat hooks.
Bedroom 1 13'6 x 12' (4.1m x 3.65m). With double glazed timber window to the side overlooking the drive. Radiator, wardrobe recess.
Bedroom 2 13'3" x 8'9" (4m x 2.7m). With double glazed timber window overlooking the main house lawn, radiator.
Bathroom 8'6" x 6'6" (2.6m x 2m). With pattern glazed double glazed timber window, matching Champagne coloured bath, low flush WC and pedestal handbasin. Tiled splashbacks, airing cupboard with line shelving and radiator, air exchanger.
The Drive The entrance is at the far right hand end of the site with a wide far bar gate and shingled drive leading down past the annexe to a large parking area and the garage. Plenty of space for parking/turning and to come round behind the house.
The Garage 18'6" long x 17'6" wide (5.65m x 5.35m). Of rendered block construction under a pitched slate roof with double up and over door to the front, personal door and window to the side. Power and light connected.
Gardens & Grounds At the front of the house is a formal lawn 48' (14.5m) deep bordered at the road by a fine brick and flint wall, in the centre of which is the wonderful Georgian cast iron gate with lattice work cast iron side posts. A shingled path leads up to the front door and around alongside to the rear. To the side of the house is a further large lawn with shingled area, an ornamental pond (needing re-lining) and a number of fine specimen trees. At the rear is a mature hawthorn hedge beyond which is the paddock. Timber shed, garden enclosure.
The Paddock With hedgerow boundaries, animal field shelter and meadowland either side and beyond.
New Dwelling To the left of the property and grounds being sold is a further meadow with a separate access from the road, on which the vendors have planning permission to build a modest three bedroomed house in the style of a Suffolk barn.
MOVING ARRANGEMENTS There is no onward chain as the vendors are building a new smaller house for themselves in a separate plot to the left of the property when viewed from the road, with it's own separate access. Planning consent has been granted.
SERVICES We are advised that mains water (unmetered), electricity (separate meters), and telephone are connected. Oil central heating with separate boilers and tanks for house and annexe. Main house drainage to a septic tank. Annexe drainage to a modern treatment plant. Please note we have not carried out a survey, nor tested the plumbing, heating, electrical or drainage systems. House purchasers are always advised to have a survey.
COUNCIL TAX Babergh District Council (Tel: 01473 822801) advise Charge Band "G", amount payable 2016/17 £2496.30 (The House). Charge Band "A", amount payable 2016/17 £998.52 (The Annexe).
TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS AND FIXTURES Freehold. We have not inspected the title deeds. A full list will be agreed and provided with formal contracts.
SALE PARTICULARS AND REPRESENTATIONS Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these sales particulars, they are intended as a guide only and all measurements are approximate. These particulars, together with any advertisements, promotions, internet promotions and representations made by Sworders' staff are for the assistance of interested parties but do not form part of any contract.
VIEWING By appointment please through the Vendor's agent, as above.
DIRECTIONS Travelling on the A1141 Lavenham to Hadleigh Road, look for the brown sign to the Lindsey Rose pub. Turn down here and as you come into the village you will see the property on the right hand side with a five bar gate and the annexe around 100 yards before the Lindsey Rose pub which is on the left.
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