8 bedroom detached house for saleDrinkstone, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Under Offer £1,950,000
- Substantial Family Home
- 8 Bedrooms
- Swimming Pool
- 2 Bedroom Cottage
- Set in 11.36 Acres of Gardens and Grounds
- 8273 sqft of accomodation
Constructed of pale brick under a slate roof with a parapet, Drinkstone House has the classical proportions of the Georgian era. This is the first time Drinkstone House is coming to the open market. The east wing is a remarkable reconstruction of the original house which was previously lost in a fire.
Internally the house combines light and spacious reception rooms with comfortable bedrooms on the ground and first floors. The second floor offers potential for additional bedrooms if required. Drinkstone House has been immaculately refurbished with enormous attention to detail. Of particular note is the magnificent entrance and reception hall with a fine carved wood staircase leading to the first floor. The drawing room, currently used as a games room, is 33 feet in length, with French doors opening onto the south facing gardens.
Outside is a two-bedroom cottage, ideal for a dependent relative or staff. There are well built stables and two large barns.
The gardens and grounds provide a wonderful tranquil setting, studded with a selection of mature trees and borders. A heating swimming pool lies to one side, in a paved surround with a substantial open fronted entertaining area incorporating changing rooms.
Beyond the gardens are four well fenced paddocks with separate road access.
Drinkstone House lies within the attractive rural village of Drinkstone, surrounded by well-maintained agricultural land and between the market towns of Bury St. Edmunds and Stowmarket. The neighbouring villages of Rattlesden and Woolpit provide a selection of shops, schools and public houses. Bury St. Edmunds provides a more extensive range of amenities.
Communications are excellent with fast and frequent trains leaving Stowmarket, reaching London Liverpool Street in 75 minutes. There is easy access to the A14 linking with Ipswich, the A12 to the east and Cambridge and London via M11 to the west.
There is a wide selection of both public and private schools in the district, including primary schools in Rattlesden, Great Welnetham and Cockfield. Moreton Hall, Old Buckenham Hall, South Lee, Finborough Hall and Culford Hall Schools are also easily accessible for daily attendance.
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