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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Back Lane, Kettlebaston, Ipswich, IP7

Sold STC £695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 bedrooms
  • large attic rooms with potential
  • 2 bath/ shower rooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Aga kitchen/breakfast room
  • summer house, workshop and storage buildings
  • cart lodge
  • gardens and tennis court
  • about 1.1 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold



Kettlebaston is a picturesque small village set in delightful countryside. It contains a wealth of period properties, a beautiful church and the area is gently undulating with various small rivers and brooks feeding down to the River Brett in Chelsworth. Old High House lies under a mile out of the village in farmland owned by the Shadwell Estate Stud. The house was once the farmhouse, and is reached by a private road past the farm buildings. The Shadwell Estate keep their award winning Aberdeen Angus herd here, and the fields around the house are used for their brood mares and yearlings from Newmarket, the herd and their calves, and some sheep. The house is on higher ground with wide ranging views dropping away to spectacular sunsets.

The surrounding area contains many delightful villages, including historic Lavenham, Monks Eleigh, Chelsworth and Bildeston, which provide good local facilities. The market towns of Hadleigh and Sudbury are within easy reach, as is Stowmarket, which provides good rail services through to London's Liverpool Street. Within reasonable driving distance are Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Colchester.


Old High House is Grade II Listed, noted to be of architectural and historical importance. The earliest part is the small cross wing at the kitchen end, believed to date from the 15th Century but the main part of the house dates from the 16th Century. It is built on a massive oak timber frame with rendered
and plastered elevations under a high clay tiled roof. The presence of fireplaces on the first floor always denotes an important house. The rooms inside have high ceilings with magnificent exposed timbers and there are also extensive attics. The house runs almost north to south and so all the main windows look east or west enjoying wonderful sunrises and sunsets. The windows are handmade in oak with leaded lights and include handmade oak secondary glazing casements.

The ground floor accommodation comprises of a large farmhouse kitchen with Aga and three main reception rooms. the first floor offers 5 bedrooms, a family bathroom, shower room with the attics on the second floor running the entire length of the house with potential for further accommodation
subject to the necessary consents being obtained.

The drive sweeps in past the outbuildings, which include a large cart lodge garage with storage room over, good workshop/store and a brick utility building just behind the house, ideal for freezers etc. The grounds are laid out to lawns front and rear, the latter having a delightful brick built summerhouse
halfway down. Across the far end is a hard tennis court with high mesh fencing all around.

Mains water, electricity. Private drainage

Square Footage: 3,429 sq ft
Acreage: 1.1 Acres


Turn down Back Lane (opposite the red telephone box) and go along for 0.6 miles. The red telephone box is just after the Kettlebaston village sign and church. Follow the road along down the hill. Pass a pair of cream cottages on the left, and you then see the sign to High House Farm, turn right into the drive and down through to the far end where the house is.

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Added on Rightmove:
29 June 2016

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