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7 bedroom farm house for sale

Woodbridge, Suffolk

Withdrawn from Market £1,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Detached Seven Bedroom Farmhouse
  • Separate Two Bedroom Annexe
  • 10 Acres (sts)
  • Abundant Range of Wildlife
  • Range of Outbuildings
  • 7 En-Suite Bathrooms
  • Refurbished in 2011
  • Double Glazed Argon Filled Glass Windows
  • Unique Setting.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Vale Farm is a beautifully presented seven bedroom farmhouse set in approximately 10 acres of land (sts). The property has a range of useful outbuildings benefiting from annexe accommodation above enjoying a unique setting with stunning grounds that have been laid out to encourage and appreciate a wide variety of wildlife. This stunning character home was refurbished in 2011 boasting a 'B' EPC rating. The main residence and annexe overlook a large pond with footbridge and waterfall providing a natural habitat for many birds and animals to include kingfishers and otters. There is a further wildlife pond that is visited by deer, frogs, ducks and geese. The property is set back from the main road and accessed via an unmade road with a cattle grate as you approach Vale Farm. Arranged over two floors, the main house comprises glazed oak front door opening to the entrance hall with cloakroom and shelved North facing pantry. A set of shallow steps lead to an arched topped oak glazed door opening to the dual aspect drawing room that has a wood burning stove with back boiler, canted bay window with window seat and doors leading to the sitting room and conservatory. The conservatory offers panoramic views across the pond and grounds benefitting from underfloor heating, bi fold doors opening to the garden and electrically controlled windows. The sitting room has an open fire, bi fold doors opening to the conservatory and casement doors to the garden overlooking the pond. A set of steps lead to the dining room featuring an open fireplace, underfloor heating and views over the pond and grounds beyond. The dual aspect open plan kitchen/breakfast room has under floor heating, a range of fitted kitchen units with granite work surfaces, complementary island unit with utility sink with boiling water supply and a range of Smeg and Miele appliances to include seven induction hobs, two electric ovens with warming drawers beneath a steam oven, microwave and Bosch American style fridge/freezer. A rear lobby leads to the side door with oak canopy porch, the dual aspect study and utility room with three phase electricity supply. A staircase rises from the main hall to the first floor landing providing access to the seven first floor bedrooms that all enjoy en-suite facilities. The triple aspect master bedroom has a balcony and an en-suite bathroom with separate walk in shower and marble wall and floor tiles.

Outside there are a range of useful outbuildings to include a double garage, feed store, plant room housing the PV unit, water softener, water filtration system and two boilers, a double bay cart lodge with loft above and a wood store to the rear. There is an annexe above the garages and feed store comprising sitting room with picture window overlooking the pond and grounds, two bedrooms, a kitchen and bathroom with shower over the bath. The property has a private water supply, a treatment plant and two air source heat pumps. There are two large ponds within the grounds, a walled rose garden with lavender beds and fountain, 4 greenhouses, an orchard with a variety of fruit trees, an enclosed vegetable plot planted with seasonal vegetables and soft fruits and chicken runs with bantams. The whole garden has been run on organic principles for 23 years. Viewing is essential to appreciate this unique setting, the wide range of wildlife and the flexible family accommodation that may offer further potential subject to the necessary consents.

About the Area
Hollesley is situated close to the Heritage Coast within The Sandlings, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a thriving village community with a well supported primary school and playgroup, church, village shop and post office, a public house, village hall where numerous activities take place including a satellite GP surgery, and a large recreation ground. There are excellent equestrian facilities ranging from hacking in the woods and heathlands to the nearby Poplar Park Equestrian Centre which offers a cross country course and indoor and outdoor schools and hosts a number of events throughout the year. This part of Suffolk is ideal for walkers. Shingle Street and the rest of the section of the coastline between Orford and Bawdsey are a short distance away, as is the remarkable site of the Anglo Saxon Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo overlooking the river Deben. Wonderful views and plentiful birdwatching and wildlife can be enjoyed throughout this part of Suffolk. Hollesley has a community bus service and the village of Melton, just over 6 miles away, provides free parking at its rail station together with a rail link to Ipswich, where services to London take just over the hour, as well as a good butcher, wholefoods shop, laundry, vet and petrol station. Woodbridge is a well served market town just 8 miles away, steeped in history with a fine selection of shops and restaurants; it has its own theatres, swimming pool, doctors, dentists and railway station on the Ipswich-Lowestoft East Suffolk Line. Woodbridge lies on the River Deben and is renowned for its sailing facilities.

Directions to the Property
From the Woods Lane roundabout on the A12, head into Melton. Go straight over the traffic lights, the railway crossing and then turn right at the small roundabout onto the B1083 signposted to Bawdsey and Hollesley. Pass Sutton Hoo and take the turning on the left for Hollesley. Stay on this road until reaching the village. Drive past the entrances to Poplar Park and the village hall and when you reach the crossroads turn right. Drive past the village shop on the right side and then turn right up Tower Hill. At the top of Tower Hill the road bears to the right and then bears almost immediately left into Stebbings Close. Drive to the end of the houses in Stebbings Close and continue onto the unmade farm track which is Stebbings Lane. Vale Farm is located on the left hand side at the bottom of the lane.

We are advised by our vendor that there is a private drainage system. The property benefits from a bore hole with water treatment plant, under floor heating, double glazed Argon filled windows and two air source heat pumps.

Council Tax - Band G - £2513.12

Internal viewing is absolutely essential to appreciate the true quality and style this property has to offer.

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Added on Rightmove:
30 July 2015

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