4 bedroom detached house for sale

Tan Office, Suffolk

Guide Price £585,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning character family home boasting many period features
  • Superbly presented throughout
  • Beautiful inglenook fireplaces
  • Luxury fitted kitchen
  • Re-styled modern bathroom suites
  • En-suite to master bedroom
  • Conservatory opening to beautiful gardens
  • No Onward Chain
  • Converted timber stable block providing workshop, double garaging & stores
  • Two access driveways providing ample parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description Tan Office is an unusual name given to this small hamlet just outside Mendlesham Green which is thought to have been a former Quaker settlement where there was also a tannery. In the middle ages a place of work was referred to as an office where it is believed the rather unusual shortened name Tan Office has arisen.

Perkins Farm is an historic Grade II Listed family home enjoying this peaceful rural location situated at the end of a beautiful country lane being largely surrounded by arable fields. The listing dates the property as early circa 17th Century being a timber framed property specifically noting the newel staircase, ovolo mullioned window above the doorway and the widely spaced chamfered floor beams.

Over the years the property has been sympathetically modernised and improved to provide comfortable beamed characterful living accommodation of great distinction. These improvements include tastefully presented décor which retains the authenticity of this charming residence, luxury fitted kitchen, oil central heating, re-styled modern bathroom suites and has had the thatched re-ridged in 2016.

The accommodation comprises: inviting front door to entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor, doors to drawing room boasting brick flooring and beautiful inglenook fireplace with inset log burner, atmospheric dining room again with feature red brick inglenook fireplace, luxury modern fitted kitchen/breakfast room, boot room, cloakroom, utility room and conservatory looking out over the natural pond to the eastern side.

On the first floor is a landing with the mullioned window and doors to the modern family bathroom and two stunning bedrooms, both with wide boarded original flooring. The main bedroom is L-shaped and has its own stylishly appointed en-suite which includes a roll-top claw foot bath.

On the top floor are two further bedrooms (note the slightly unconventional access which adds to the endless character).

Outside the grounds and gardens extend to approximately just over four acres * (subject to survey) a large proportion of which includes the Green Lane footpath which runs along the outside of the eastern garden boundary.

The gardens are beautifully presented and maintained providing the perfect backdrop to this 'chocolate box' cottage. There are two access driveways, one of which leads to a gravelled yard. From this is a converted timber clad stable block which provides various stores, workshop and double garaging.

The gardens are divided into various themed sections. There is a colourful flower, shrub and herbaceous cottage front garden and to the side a yard and vegetable garden. To the rear is an extensive lawn with inset trees and natural woodland area. Within the gardens are two natural ponds, two storage sheds and various private sitting areas. 

Vendor Statement "We have lived at Perkins Farm for twenty one happy years. Before purchasing we had been looking for such a long while to find our perfect home offering character, space, land and above all peace and tranquillity. We could not believe our luck when we arrived at the end of the long country lane and saw this beautiful thatched farmhouse. As we explored we immediately knew that we had found our dream home offering the character, tranquillity and acreage we had been looking for. The location was perfect, a beautiful country setting yet only ten minutes from the A14 which gave easy access to my husband's workplace in Bury St Edmunds. We have enjoyed the many walks on offer through the network of footpaths and cycling along the country lanes. We often cycle to Mendlesham where there is a village store, pub and post office. Other local amenities including schooling can be found in Stowupland, whilst Stowmarket is approximately five miles where there is a convenient Tesco and rail station providing a mainline service to London's Liverpool Street Station.

The garden has been our passion and has provided so much enjoyment being the perfect place to sit and relax and appreciate the fruits 'literally of our labours' and the array of wildlife on offer including birds, butterflies, ducks, pheasants and the occasional deer.

In all seasons the conservatory is probably our favourite room offering the perfect spot to read and watch the wildlife. In the winter we light the log burning stove which warms the whole house with a homely inviting glow. It is with a very heavy heart we downsize and leave Perkins Farm. 

About the Area Mendlesham Green is a peaceful hamlet situated approximately one and a half miles from Mendlesham village and approximately seven miles from the market town of Stowmarket where mainline rail services run regularly to London's Liverpool Street Station. The A14 which bypasses the town provides a direct link to Ipswich (eleven miles), as well as Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and the Midlands, as well as to London and Stansted Airports via the M11. Stowmarket provides a wide range of local shopping, educational and commercial facilities.

Mendlesham itself has a thriving community and is considered well served having amenities which include; primary and pre-schools, a health centre, village store, pub, a fish and chip shop, hairdresser, parish church, community centre and playing field. 

Directions Leave the A14 at junction 51 following the A140 towards Norwich. After approximately five miles turn left towards Middlewood Green. At the junction turn right along Green Road to Mendlesham Green and after about half a mile on the right there will be sign saying 'Tan Office'. Follow this country lane down towards the end and Perkins Farm will be found on the right hand side. 

The accommodation comprises:  

Rose and jasmine clad canopy entrance porch with solid front door opening to: 

Entrance Hall Newel wooden staircase rising to first floor and doors to: 

Drawing Room Approx 17´ x 15´4 (5.18m x 4.67m) Exposed timbers, wall mounted lights, brick inglenook fireplace, wooden bressemer, inset log burning stove, window to front elevation, brick flooring, underfloor heating and door to: 

Kitchen/Breakfast Room Approx 18´10 x 9´3 (5.74m x 2.82m) Luxury fitted with a range of units comprising work surface with inset butler sink unit, mixer tap, base cupboards and drawers under including built-in corner carousel unit, built-in oven, built-in microwave, integrated dishwasher and fridge, four plate ceramic electric hob, stainless steel extractor over, eye level units including glazed display unit, three windows to rear elevation, plinth display shelving, underfloor heating and exposed timbers. 

Utility Room Approx 8'8 max x 7'11 max (2.64m max x 2.41m) Tall upright storage cupboard, plumbing for automatic washing machine, space for freezer and tumble dryer, two windows to rear elevation and walk-in larder cupboard with window to side elevation. 

Cloakroom White suite comprising low level flushing w.c, wall mounted sink unit, radiator, extractor fan and frosted window to side elevation. 

Rear Boot Lobby Approx 9´3 x 7´1 (2.82m x 2.16m) Butler sink unit, large built-in dresser unit, small window to rear elevation, low cut door to rear garden, pamment flooring and coat hanging space. 

Dining Room Approx 17´2 x 15´ (5.23m x 4.57m) An atmospheric room with exposed beams, feature brick inglenook fireplace, wall mounted lights, window to front elevation, door back to front hallway, under stair storage cupboard, underfloor heating and double panelled glazed doors to: 

Conservatory Approx 14´8 x 9´8 (4.47m x 2.95m) Largely sealed unit double glazed on a brick plinth, wall mounted lights, radiator and French doors opening to rear garden. 

Landing Stairs to attic rooms, mullioned window to front elevation, radiator and doors to: 

Family Bathroom White suite comprising large twin ended panelled bath with side mounted tap, shower over, shower screen, low level flushing w.c, vanity sink unit, courtesy mirror and light, boarded floor, feature former fireplace display recess, radiator, extractor fan and exposed timbers. 

Bedroom Two Approx 17´3 x 9´11 (5.26m x 3.02m) Exposed timbers, wide boarded flooring, cupboard leading to airing cupboard, radiator and double aspect windows. 

Master Bedroom Approx 17'1 max x 15'3 max (5.21m max x 4.65m max) L-shaped, exposed timbers, wall mounted reading lights over bed space, feature former brick ornate fireplace, wide boarded flooring, radiator and window to front elevation. 

En-Suite Stylishly appointed with claw foot roll-top bath, mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, low level flushing w.c, vanity sink unit with courtesy mirror and light over, shaving light and point, radiator, window to side elevation, exposed timbers, wide boarded flooring and eaves storage cupboard. 

Second Floor  

Landing  

Giving slightly awkward access to:  

Bedroom Three Approx 13'5 increasing to 15'7 x 10'11 (4.09m increasing to 4.75m x 3.33m) Window to side elevation, built-in double wardrobe, exposed timbers and radiator. 

Bedroom Four Approx 16´2 x 11´3 (4.93m x 3.43m) Window to side elevation, boarded floor, radiator and exposed timbers. 

Outside The property occupies a beautiful tucked away position largely surrounded by fields standing in gardens and grounds extending to approximately four and a quarter acres (subject to survey) which includes the right of way footpath to the right hand boundary. There are two entrances to the front with a gravelled entrance leading round to the gravelled yard providing plenty of parking and access to the detached timber clad former stable block (measuring overall approximately 44' x 23'). This has been converted to provide double garaging with electric doors, workshop and various store rooms.

To the front of the property are very pretty flower, shrub and herbaceous borders along with various walk-ways. To the rear is an orchard stocked with apple, cherry, plum and pear trees, a lawned area with inset mature trees and a natural woodland area. Within the gardens are two store sheds, two natural ponds and various private sitting areas. Along the outside eastern garden boundary is a right of way footpath which we understand the vendors have ownership of. 

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