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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Battisford, Suffolk

Withdrawn from Market £675,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Grade II Listed farmhouse
  • Beautiful semi-rural location
  • Impressive grounds of approximately one acre (sts)
  • Superbly well-presented spacious accommodation
  • Magnificent live-in 'Aga' kitchen
  • Some fine period features & fireplaces
  • Oil central heating
  • 2 Log burning stoves
  • Stylishly appointed bathroom suites
  • Private gardens, pond, stable block & small paddock

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description Hascot Hill Farm is a stunning Grade II Listed six bedroom farmhouse circa 1650 with Victorian extensions. The property enjoys a beautiful semi-rural location within the parish of Battisford approximately three to four miles west of Needham Market and stands proudly in its impressive grounds of approximately one acre (subject to survey) offering private gardens, pond, stable block and small paddock.

The heavily beamed character accommodation comprises: two front entrances, drawing room, living room, cloakroom, live-in kitchen (with dining area and sitting area), study, utility, bathroom, three first floor bedrooms, family bathroom and three further attic bedrooms.

The property further benefits from oil central heating, two fine fireplaces with inset log burning stoves, Aga kitchen and superbly well-presented spacious accommodation which radiates a homely inviting ambience.

Outside a gravelled driveway leads round to the front of the house which stands in beautiful well-tended private gardens. Within the grounds are a former garage, stable block with tack room, hay store and two loose boxes and focal pond over which weeping willows trail.

Beyond the formal gardens is a small meadow area with the total grounds extending to approximately just over an acre (subject to survey). 

About the Area Battisford is located approximately four miles from both Stowmarket and Needham Market, both of which offer a wide range of facilities including shops, schooling, health centres, places of worship and public libraries. At Stowmarket there is the Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre and a mainline rail link to London's Liverpool Street Station. The A14 trunk road offers access in the easterly direction to the A12 Ipswich and Felixstowe and in a westerly direction to Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and the Midlands beyond. 

Directions Leave the A14 at junction 51 and follow Kettle Lane off the roundabout along the B1078 onto the High Street in Needham Market. Turn sharp left along the B1113 turning almost immediately right onto Barking Road. Continue past the doctor's surgery turning right opposite the 'Barking Forge' onto Hascot Hill where the property will be found on the left hand side just after 'Highflyers'. 

Vendors Statement "Hascot Hill Farm has been a lovely happy family home which has been a privilege to have owned over the last few years. It has so much character and a really welcoming ambience offering many period features, beams, ceiling height and light and airy rooms.

Our grandchildren have so enjoyed the private gardens particularly climbing the trees and swinging on the rope swing over the old pond. There are three attic rooms which again our grandchildren have claimed as their own for their regular overnight stays. It has also been the perfect house for entertaining with our favourite room being the magnificent live-in kitchen which is where everybody seems to congregate drawn by the Aga warmth and space this magical room seems to create. At Christmas we have sat 20 people around the large dining room table.

We will also miss watching the garden change over the seasons and all the tranquillity it provides. We have planted so many plants and shrubs to try and create something that always provides colour and interest. We hope the new owners of Hascot Hill Farm will be similarly encapsulated by its ambience and all that it has to offer."  

The accommodation comprises:  

Main Canopy Entrance  

Front door to:  

Entrance Hall Stairs to first floor, understair storage cupboard, radiator and doors to: 

Drawing Room Approx 16´6 x 15´ (5.03m x 4.57m) A light and airy room, window to front elevation, French doors opening to rear garden, feature red brick fireplace, inset log burner, picture rail, radiator and dado rail.  

Cloakroom White patterned suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin, low level flushing w.c, tiled floor and frosted window to rear elevation. 

Sitting Room Approx 17´8 x 13´7 (5.38m x 4.14m) A really atmospheric room with exposed timbers, red brick inglenook fireplace with wooden bressemer over, inset log burner stove, radiator and window to front elevation. 

Second Front Entrance Canopy porch over, tiled floor, second staircase to first floor, understair storage cupboard and door to: 

Kitchen/Diner Approx 18' max decreasing to 23'10 x 11'8 (7.26m x 3.56m) This room is pretty much where everybody tends to congregate offering cooking, dining and lounge area comprising oil two plate, two oven Aga set in illuminated red brick recess behind which is a bespoke tiled splashback along with a wooden bressemer over, secondary Range Master cooker with extractor over, block wood work surfaces with inset butler sink unit, mixer tap, integrated dishwasher, slide-out bin cupboard, built-in fridge, eye level units, wall mounted plate rack, large shelved walk-in larder cupboard, large walk-in cleaning cupboard, two windows to front elevation, window to side elevation, two radiators, exposed timbers, tiled floor, wall mounted lights and door to: 

Study/Boot Room Approx 11´ x 8´7 (3.35m x 2.62m) Window to side elevation, stable door opening to rear garden, wall mounted electric heater, tiled floor and picture rail. 

Utility Room Approx 16´ x 9´1 (4.88m x 2.74m) Block wood work surfaces, inset butler sink unit, mixer tap, base cupboards and drawers under, plumbing for automatic washing machine, housing for tumble dryer, oil boiler, window to rear elevation, tiled floor and exposed timbers. 

Bathroom Approx 8´7 x 7´9 (2.62m x 2.36m) Roll-top claw foot enamel bath with side mounted taps, pedestal wash hand basin, low level flushing w.c, radiator, window to rear elevation, picture rail, radiator, part-wood painted panelled walls, display shelf over and tiled floor. 

Galleried Main Landing Stairs to attic rooms, window overlooking the rear garden and doors to: 

Bedroom One Approx 16´11 x 13´1 (5.16m x 3.99m) Window to front elevation, built-in Victorian fireplace, two built-in wardrobes, picture rail, dado rail and radiator. 

Bedroom Two Approx 16´11 x 13´10 (5.16m x 4.22m) Exposed timbers, window to front elevation, two built-in storage cupboards, radiator and recessed former fireplace. Door to: 

Second Landing This is also access from the second staircase off the second front entrance, whilst a further staircase leads to the attic bedrooms, window to front elevation and doors to: 

Family Bathroom Stylishly re-appointed with white suite comprising roll-top claw foot bath with side mounted mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, low level flushing w.c, pedestal wash hand basin, shower cubicle, exposed timbers, radiator incorporating heated towel rail, shaver point, part-wood painted panelled walls, chess board black and white tiled floor, window to rear elevation, large built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with slatted shelving and feature stain glazed internal window. 

Bedroom Three Approx 17´5 x 8´11 (5.31m x 2.72m) Window to side elevation with view over the fields, exposed timbers and radiator. 

Attic Bedroom Four Approx 17´3 x 12´7 (5.26m x 3.84m) (Note sloping ceiling)
Accessed via its own flight of stairs from the second landing, vaulted beamed ceiling, gable window overlooking fields and small access door through to middle attic room six. (This is, however best accessed from attic room five) 

Attic Bedroom Five Approx 18´11 x 9´9 (5.77m x 2.97m) (Note sloping ceiling)
Accessed from main landing, two gable windows, built-in storage cupboard and door to: 

Attic Bedroom Six Approx 17´10 x 12´8 (5.44m x 3.86m) (Note sloping ceiling)
Window to front elevation and built-in storage cupboard. 

Outside Hascot Hill Farm stands proudly in its grounds of in excess of one acre (subject to survey). The grounds are beautifully tended and stocked with a variety of trees and shrubs. To the front a five bar gate opens to the gravelled driveway leading round to the gravelled frontage providing vehicle parking. The front is mainly laid to lawn with flower and shrub borders and screened by hedging and ornamental trees. The gardens continue round to the side which is also laid to lawn with flower and shrub borders, various themed garden areas and access to the former garage (now used as storage).

To the rear are gardens which are laid to lawn with colourful herbaceous flower and shrub borders, inset shrubs and mature trees, patio running across the back of the property, focal pond surround by various trees including weeping willows, screened private sitting areas and pergola rose clad walkway leading through to the small meadow which is enclosed by hedging.

Within the grounds is a summerhouse overlooking the pond and a former stable block, which is now used as a workshop/storage comprising tack room, two loose boxes, hay store and wood store. 

Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property for whom they act, give notice that (I) these particulars are a general outline only for the guidance of prospective purchasers or tenants, and do not constitute the whole or any part of an offer or contract (II) Town & Village Properties cannot guarantee the accuracy of any description, dimensions, references to conditions, necessary permissions for use and occupancy and other details contained herein and prospective purchasers or tenants must not rely on them as statements of fact or representations and must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy, (III) No employee of Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty or enter into any contract whatever in relation to the property, (IV) Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) will not be liable in negligence or otherwise, for any loss arising from the use of these particulars and Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor, (V) Photographs will only show certain parts of the property and assumptions should not be made in respect of those parts of the property that have not been photographed. (Items or contents shown in the photographs are not included as part of the sale unless specified otherwise. It should not be assumed the property will remain as shown in the photograph. Photographs are taken using a wide-angle lens. 

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