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4 bedroom detached house for sale

The Street, Thornham Magna


Property Description

Key features

  • Detached timber framed house
  • 3 First floor rooms
  • 3 Attic rooms
  • 3 Reception rooms
  • Long kitchen with utility
  • Bathroom & en suite

Full description

A period family house of great character providing accommodation across three floors including 3 first floor rooms, 3 attic rooms plus 3 reception rooms. Furthermore, good ancillary space includes well appointed bathroom and en suite, sizeable kitchen space and extensive grounds including an area of woodland.

Location - Thornham Magna lies quietly to the south west of Eye within a most attractive landscape of woods and fields comprising in the main the Thornham Estate, a traditional country estate extending back through many generations. The combination of woods, fields and parkland create a timeless impression and one where the seasons can be easily recognised and enjoyed. The estate contains many footpaths across which access can be enjoyed and extending to neighbouring villages. The two villages, Magna and Parva combine, each with historic Parish Church and at Magna a Village Hall, Visitor Centre, restaurant and cafe at Thornham Hall plus popular dining pub, The Four Horseshoes. Neighbouring Mellis has a well regarded Primary School and nearby Eye provides a host of facilities including various shops, eateries and High School with Sixth Form. Nearby Diss, to the north, has mainline rail station providing a commuter service to London Liverpool Street in around 90 minutes.

Description - Brook House is a substantial period house, timber framed and rendered externally, beneath a slate tile roof. Set back from the village road, beyond and above the brook running through the village, the house is discreet and easily missed as one drives through. To the rear lies a considerable area including parking and turning space, grassed garden and culminating in woodland before meeting with open farmland beyond. Internally, the extensive living space includes three ground floor reception rooms in addition to a long kitchen with utility and stylish bathroom/wet room. The first floor is arranged to provide three bedrooms in addition to an en suite shower room to the master bedroom and above lies three attic rooms of which one is used as a study. The interior is heavily timbered and has been enhanced by the present owners with certain finishing touches including remaking of latch doors in oak complete with pewter door latches. Furthermore, the carpenter has completed many other features throughout the house, also in oak, and setting off for example the master bedroom, and en suite shower room. The present owners have also installed a new oil fired heating boiler supplying domestic hot water and radiators and created the aforementioned bathroom/wet room.

Hall - Whilst not the everyday entrance, a traditional 6 panel outer door sits within a handsome doorcase and has steps and Georgian style iron handrails to either side leading up. Oak latch doors either side lead to lounge and dining room respectively and a newel stairs rises to the first floor.

Lounge - 16'9 x 16' (5.11m x 4.88m) - A sizeable main reception room partially divided by open studwork and featuring a red brick inglenook type fireplace with cast iron fire set on a pamment hearth. Exposed wall and ceiling timbers combine with both a 3-panel Gothic arched window and traditional cottage window to the front elevation. A further cottage casement window opens to the rear. 2 cast iron traditional style radiators. Ceiling height to approximately 2m (6'6).

Family Dining Room - 16'10 x 11'6 (5.13m x 3.51m) - A social space combining well with the kitchen through open studwork and featuring a smart red Aga with drawer stack and cupboard to either side and set within a wide inglenook fireplace. A herringbone pattern brick floor extends throughout along with exposed wall and ceiling timbers giving a height of approximately 1.9m (6'3). Two cast iron radiators. Three panel Gothic arched window to the front elevation. A deep cupboard to the side of the chimneybreast is shelved and is sufficient in size to accommodate a fridge freezer.

Sitting Room - 16'6 x 8'9 (5.03m x 2.67m) - A cosy room with brick fireplace housing a solid fuel burning stove on a a brick hearth. Exposed wall and ceiling timbers giving a headroom of approximately 1.99m (6'6). Three panel Gothic arched window to the front elevation. Cast iron traditional radiator.

Kitchen - 26'6 x 7'4 (8.08m x 2.24m) - A long fitted bank of handbuilt cupboards and drawers extend along the rear wall and wide window openings provide a view up the garden, east. Woodblock worktop extends above cupboard and drawer storage options, all with smart turned knobs and in a coloured finish. Inset stainless steel sink unit, additional Belfast sink, plumbing for washing machine, dishwasher and vent for tumble dryer. Tongue and groove splashback. Electric cooker point. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Pamment floor. Oak stable type doors lead out at both the rear and side elevations. A floor mounted Hounsfield oil fired boiler supplies domestic hot water and radiators.

Bathroom/Wet Room - Stylishly appointed with stand alone roll-top bath, low level wc and walk-in shower enclosure complete with drainage within a pamment tiled floor. Pedestal wash basin. Traditional style cast iron radiator. Oak latch doors lead from two directions. Window to the rear with coloured glass detail.

First Floor Landing - Approached via a newel stairs with oak treads to a landing leading across the central section of the house and linking all three rooms.

Bedroom 1 - 14'1 x 8'6 (4.29m x 2.59m) - Featuring leaded internal windows and three smaller casement windows to the rear along with a bespoke oak recessed headboard. Exposed timbers. Two wall light points. Cupboard to side of chimneybreast.

En Suite Shower Room - Styled with bespoke oak panelling and cabinet work to low level wc with concealed cistern, wash basin and shower cubicle with Mira shower fitted.

Bedroom 2 - 16'8 x 8'4 (5.08m x 2.54m) - With brick chimneybreast and fireplace with hearth, exposed timbers and cast iron radiator. Exposed wall and ceiling timbers. A door to one side opens to attic stairs and the current study.

Bedroom 3 - 16'4 x 8'6 (4.98m x 2.59m) - A third timbered bedroom with cottage casement window to the front elevation. Bespoke oak wardrobe cupboard fitted to one corner and cupboard door. An early latch door opens to further attic stairs and two attic areas. Cast iron radiator.

Attic Room 1 - 8'10 x 5'3 purlin - purlin (2.69m x 1.60m purlin - - With gable window and cast iron radiator and currently used as a study. Limited headroom.

Attic Room 2 - 10'3 x 8'4 purlin - purlin (3.12m x 2.54m purlin - - With gable window, Velux window and three eaves cupboard areas. A doorway leads through to a further room. Limited headroom.

Attic Room 3 - 11'4 x 8'4 purlin - purlin (3.45m x 2.54m purlin - - With dormer casement window rear. Cast iron radiator. Limited headroom.

Outside - A considerable area of garden and grounds lie to the rear of Brook House culminating in an area of woodland before meeting open farmland beyond. Vehicular access leads off the road, initially via a village track before turning alongside the house to a parking and turning area sufficient for several cars. A decked terrace has been laid across the rear of the house before grass leads up through the remainder of the site with tree lined boundaries.

Services - The vendor has confirmed that the property benefits from mains water, electricity & private drainage.

Wayleaves & Easements - The property is sold subject to and with all the benefit of all wayleaves, covenants, easements and rights of way whether or not disclosed in these particulars.

Important Notice - These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and should not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. Harrison Edge has no authority to make or give in writing or verbally any representations or warranties in relation to the property. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. No assumptions should be made that the property has all the necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. Harrison Edge have not carried out a survey, nor tested the services, appliances or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. In the interest of Health & Safety, please ensure that you take due care when inspecting any property.

Postal Address - Brook House, 200-201 The Street, Thornham Magna, Eye, IP23 8HB

Local Authority - Mid Suffolk District Council, Council Offices, 131 High Street, Needham Market, Suffolk, IP6 8DL T: +44 (0)1449 724500

Council Tax - The property has been placed in Band F.

Tenure & Possession - The property is for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Fixtures & Fittings - All items normally designated as tenants fixtures & fittings are specifically excluded from the sale unless mentioned in these particulars.

Viewing - By prior telephone appointment with the vendors agent Harrison Edge T: +44 (0)1379 871563

Directions - From the A140 follow signs to Thornham Magna. Passing the Parish Church on the right continue into The Street where Brook House will be found, set back behind trees, midway on the left. Look for a low brick bridge and bear right along the track.

Enquiries - Simon Harrison
T: +44 (0)1379 871563
M: 07542 965660

Directions - From the A140 follow signs to Thornham Magna. Passing the Parish Church on the right continue into The Street where Brook House will be found, set back behind trees, midway on the left. Look for a low brick bridge and bear right along the track.

Viewing - By prior appointment with the vendors agent Harrison Edge T: +44 (0) 1379 871563

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