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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Pakenham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Tenure: Freehold

Designed to a contemporary, high specification in around one acre with living accommodation at first floor level incorporating a large balcony, perfectly designed to take in the panoramic views over the adjacent Suffolk Wildlife Trust Mickle Mere Reserve and Black Bourn River.

This creative design uses the scale and prominence of the original building and offers outstanding features such as the exposed steel beams, cogs and chains which hark back to the buildings former use.

First built in the early 1950s to a Victorian design, The Pump House provided water to the surrounding villages. After fifty years in service the site was decommissioned, and then stood idle for 10 years prior to Property Developer, Tiverton Homes acquiring it for residential redevelopment.

Today, The Pump House has been carefully and sympathetically re-developed as a luxury contemporary home. It stands prominently overlooking the Black Bourn River and offers magnificent, rural views of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust Mickle Mere Reserve. Here wildlife flourishes including lapwing, kestrel, little egret, reed bunting, otter, water vole and barn owl. There are exclusive fishing rights on this beautiful stretch of water which provide an abundance of chub, roach, pike and perch.

Inspired by the grandeur of this impressive structure craftsman have worked with fine materials, which have been locally sourced wherever possible, to create a unique and elegant dwelling. Many of the original industrial features including the exposed brickwork and steel beams have been retained in the design ensuring much of the character from a former industrial era remains.

The accommodation is arranged over two floors with the living space on the first floor to take advantage of the stunning rural views.
This floor comprises of an open plan living space with a handmade, solid wood kitchen in which there is a large bespoke, handcrafted polished concrete island fitted with an induction hob and sink. Neff kitchen appliances have been installed which include a downdraft extractor fan. The living space has a wood burner which provides an additional heat source and is a focal point in this large open plan area.

There are two sets of French doors leading out onto the decking of the balcony, where you can enjoy the views. An external spiral staircase leads from the balcony down into the garden.

The Shaker style kitchen, manufactured by Blackstone Kitchens located in the nearby village of Tostock, is finished in matt grey and complements the industrial style lighting, glass balustrade and wood-burner. Large aluminum windows in the style of the original Crittall steel windows provide ample daylight into the living area. Oak flooring, manufactured in Newmarket, runs throughout the property. The Honeywell Evohome multi-zone under floor heating system with digital controls, allows accurate room by room temperature settings from a touchscreen programmable controller which can be operated remotely from a smart phone application. A sophisticated security system protects the home and its contents.

The ground floor comprises an entrance hall with doors leading to the master bedroom, bedroom two, bedroom three, bedroom four, utility room and family bathroom. The large master bedroom has two windows to the rear aspect and French doors leading out to the garden. The en suite has been fitted with a 'walk in' shower, WC and twin basins. Bedroom two has two windows to the side aspect and one window to the front aspect. The en suite has been fitted with a 'walk in' shower, WC, twin basins and a storage cupboard. Bedroom three has a window to the side aspect. The en suite has been fitted with a shower, basin and WC. Bedroom four has a window to the front aspect and another to the side aspect. The utility room has been fitted with storage units, appliance space and a sink. The family bathroom has basin, WC and bathtub.

The Pump House is approached by wooden gates to the extensive, gravel driveway with parking for vehicles and access to the garage/workshop.

A handmade bespoke willow fence to the front and side boundaries was woven onsite by local craftsmen. The formal gardens have been landscaped with semi-mature trees supplied by the highly regarded Barcham Tree Nursery of Ely. Including the picturesque water meadows leading to the river, the total area is around one acre.

The Pump House comes with the reassurance of a ten-year new home warranty.

The Pump House stands in open countryside, midway between the villages of Ixworth and Pakenham. Pakenham is a very desirable village with a thriving local community and facilities which include an excellent local shop, post office, village hall and a recently reopened public house. There is a church and the village is best known as "the village of two mills" with its historic water mill and windmill. Pakenham is situated approximately 5 miles to the north east of Bury St Edmunds and 11 miles from the market town of Stowmarket with its main line rail link to London Liverpool Street station. Ixworth is a thriving village offering a superb range of local facilities rarely found in villages of today, including doctor's surgery, shops, restaurant, two public houses, church and free school.

A number of country circular walks are adjacent to the property.

Agents Note
The property adjoins a nature reserve and farmland. There is an agreement in place concerning rotation of livestock. Further details are available from our office.

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09 September 2016


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