6 bedroom detached house for sale

Lidgate, Suffolk, CB8

£995,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II* Listed village residence with possible equestrian use
  • Abundance of fascinating character features
  • Three stunning reception rooms with Inglenook fireplaces
  • Re-fitted Kitchen / Breakfast room opening in to the conservatory
  • Six generous bedrooms
  • Three bath / shower rooms (one being en-suite)
  • Ample parking, garaging and outbuildings
  • Beautiful landscaped gardens of approximately two acres
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool and hard tennis court
  • No onward chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A most impressive six bedroom Grade II* Listed village dwelling of significant local importance, proudly displaying an abundance of fascinating character features throughout.

Believed to date back to the late 14th / early 15th Century in parts. The building is mainly 16th Century and built in a timber frame under a pantile roof, with a gable in red brick with crow steps and octagonal chimneys. This building captivates you, internally and externally.

It is said that John Lidgate, a Monk at St Edmundsbury Abbey and reputed to be the most renowned Poet of his time, resided at the property at some point during his life (1370 - 1450).

This beautiful residence benefits from stunning landscaped grounds of approximately 2 acres with leisure facilities including a heated swimming pool and hard tennis court.

GROUND FLOOR

A large oak door leads in to the RECEPTION HALL which is a generous, inviting space with a window to the side aspect, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, walk in cupboard, timber flooring and doors leading to all rooms.

The CLOAKROOM comprises a two piece suite which includes a wash basin and WC. There are two windows to the side aspect.

From the reception hall, a door leads in to the DRAWING ROOM which is truly a stunning room of grand proportions, further enhanced by the ceiling height, yet retaining a warm, cosy feel due to the wall and ceiling timbers and large Inglenook fireplace. This space is flooded with natural light from four windows to three aspects. There are stairs leading to the first floor accommodation and a further few steps leading down to the cellar.

The SITTING ROOM which is of generous proportions and again a beautiful, heavily timbered room, flooded with natural light from the windows and French doors, absorbing views of the rear gardens. There is a stunning Inglenook fireplace with a carved lintel containing a central motif, said to be the pome-granit of Catherine of Aragon.

A door leads in to the DINING ROOM which is the central room in the building and has windows overlooking the front and rear gardens. There is an Inglenook fireplace and a door leading to the reception hall.

A door from the dining room leads in to the KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM which has been re-fitted with a range of quality wall and base units with granite work surfaces and a matching island unit. Integrated appliances include a range style oven with extractor above, microwave, Bosch coffee machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and wine fridge. There is a further cupboard with space and plumbing for a washer / drier. Windows are placed to two aspects overlooking the gardens. French doors open up in to the CONSERVATORY which provides stunning views and access to the gardens. This is the perfect overflow space from the kitchen area, providing a substantial space for everyday family living.

FIRST FLOOR

Stairs from the drawing room lead to the first floor LANDING which is a generous, split level area with two windows to the front aspect. There are exposed timbers and three stained glass inserts. Doors lead to all rooms.

The MASTER BEDROOM is a beautiful room with three windows to the side aspect and a further window to the front aspect. Heavily timbered with a vaulted ceiling, this room does not disappoint. There is an Inglenook fireplace and a range of fitted wardrobe cupboards.

An adjacent BATHROOM has a four piece suite including an air bath, fully tiled shower cubicle, vanity wash basin and WC. There is a window to the front aspect.

BEDROOM SIX is a double bedroom with a range of fitted wardrobe cupboards. This room could be utilised as a dressing room for the master bedroom, thus creating a fabulous master suite wing.

From the landing, steps lead up to remaining bedrooms wing.

BEDROOM TWO is a superb guest room with windows to three aspects overlooking the gardens. A door leads to the EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM which is fitted with a three piece suite to include a shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

BEDROOM THREE, BEDROOM FOUR AND BEDROOM FIVE are all double bedrooms with windows overlooking the grounds.

The FAMILY BATHROOM has a window to the rear aspect and a four piece suite to include a panel enclosed bath, shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.


OUTSIDE

To the front, a five bar gate provides access in to a large shingled driveway providing parking and turning for a number of vehicles. This in turn leads to the DOUBLE CART LODGE and adjoining STORE ROOM. A pedestrian gate leads to the gardens.

To the rear, the gardens are outstanding. The landscaping is simply divine with lawn areas and winding floral walkways towards a pond. There are plenty of spaces to explore as the gardens have been designed as a series of rooms, as such. Terracing and seating areas are meticulously placed to enjoy the view over the building or archways within the landscape, providing you with glimpses of what lies beyond. The planting includes a range of specimen trees such as weeping willow, apple, ash, cob, holly, lilac, pear and plum. There is an outdoor heated SWIMMING POOL and a large area of garden which could be utilised as a pony paddock with TWO STABLES. As this area is used as an over flow garden, there is a TIMBER SUMMER HOUSE and an enclosed HARD TENNIS COURT. The gardens cover an area of approximately 2 acres.

ABOUT THE AREA

Surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside and a large choice of walks, Lidgate sits between Newmarket (7 miles) and Clare (7 miles) with a population of around 250 offering an ancient church and public house.

Close to Lidgate is the village of Wickhambrook which provides amenities which include Primary School, shop and doctors surgery.

Bury St Edmunds is some 13 miles and the University City of Cambridge (approximately 20 miles) both offer a wider range of amenities.

There is excellent access to the A14 and A11 (M11) and a branch line connection from Newmarket to Cambridge and Ipswich. Cambridge, Audley End and Whittlesford offer direct rail lines into London, with the fastest trains taking less than an hour. Stansted International Airport is approximately forty five minutes' drive.


 

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Nearest station

  • Newmarket (5.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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