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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Melford Road, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10

Guide Price £925,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Chain free sale
  • superb mature grounds
  • Great family house with excellent scope to develop the grass tennis court (Annexe / Studio etc)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Built in 1926 to a high standard for a local silk mill owner, by local craftsman builders Grimwood, using quality materials, this Tudor styled house is brick built with rendered elevations under a fully renovated clay tiled roof. This family home provides well proportioned accommodation with wonderful character features such as the oak framed leaded windows throughout, brick surround oak mantled fireplace in the sitting room, high quality oak panelling, floorboards and staircase as well as the delightful charm of the Delft tiled surround to the fireplace in the third bedroom. The current owners have lived here for around 14 years, themselves having made improvements such as the beautiful fitted kitchen that was designed and fitted by Andrew Bannister (winner of kitchen designer of the year) to a high standard with a compressive range of units, and integrated Miele electrical appliances whilst still benefitting from the traditional pantry and the fun of the working 'servants' bell system. A cellar below the breakfast room provides good storage with easy access. There are currently four comfortable bedrooms served by two bathrooms and a linen store. There is good further scope should it be required, to extend the accommodation into the spacious loft with minimal inconvenience.

Development Potential

The land to the rear of the property beyond the high brick wall has been developed by Bloor Homes and agreement was made for them to provide services to this property sufficient to cater for 2 new homes on the existing grass tennis court/croquet lawn site. Discussions have been had with the local authority regarding this option and the opinions shared have essentially been favoured pending suitable access. This also opens the opportunity for provision of an annex if required, however there is no nessecity to develop this land at all if not required - the potential will always be there.

The Location

High Bank is superbly set in mature grounds of around 2.25 acres in an elevated positon above Melford Road, benefitting if desired, from views to the front over the Sudbury water meadows that are a protected landscape. The property is conveniently located on the Sudbury/Long Melford border benefitting from the best of both whilst retaining a semi-rural feel next door to the local riding stables. The Sudbury rail link makes access to London/Liverpool Street station very easy with a simple link at Marks Tey. Bury St Edmunds is 16 miles to the north is well regarded café culture traditional, market town with Colchester 15 miles to the east and Cambridge around 34 miles) to the west.

Outside

The property is approached across an impressive sweeping gravelled drive that leads to the front of the house and the parking, garaging and workshop buildings at the side. The gardens are wonderfully mature with fabulous specimen trees and landscaped terraces and paths typical of this era. There is a garden house that could be renovated and improved for use as a home office in the garden. There is a grass tennis court/croquet lawn to the rear with a wonderful herringbone style brick built games pavilion.


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Added on Rightmove:
20 May 2016

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