5 bedroom detached house for saleFramlingham, Nr Woodbridge, Suffolk
- Substantial 4,000 sq ft period farmhouse
- 3 reception rooms, farmhouse kitchen & service rooms,
- 5 bedrooms & 3 further attic rooms
- Games room/at home office
- Potential for the creation of stables & yard
- Rural setting at the end of a long private driveway
- Gardens, grounds & woodland
- In all about 5 acres
- Extensive 6,000 sq ft range of multi-purpose former farm buildings + garaging
- Set conveniently close to the historic market town of Framlingham
A 16th Century farmhouse, extending to over 4,000 sq ft and offering an extensive range of multi-purpose barns, set in about 5 acres with far reaching rural views.
Approached over a right of way over a third of a mile long private drive and sat next to a modern arable farmyard, The Rookery enjoys a rural setting on the edge of the historic market town of Framlingham. Listed Grade II and understood to date from the late 16th Century the original timber framed farmhouse was extended during later times and presents accommodation extending to some 4,000 sq ft. Benefitting from an oil-fired central heating system, the house features a centrally positioned farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room, complete with AGA, beyond which is a dining room open plan to a sitting area to one end and an adjoining well-proportioned drawing room, with south-facing French doors, opening to the garden. Set off the other end of the kitchen is an everyday snug/sitting room with full height sliding French windows to a suntrap south facing terrace. Beyond, is a shower room/cloakroom and a large scullery/summer kitchen with return doors onto the terrace, whilst set off the front entrance hall is a good sized study.
On the first floor, the triple aspect master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and enjoys rural views. There is a dressing room and en suite bathroom, 4 further bedrooms, a family bathroom and 3 attic rooms above.
Outside The Buildings
Adjoined to the farmhouse is a large, open-fronted double garage, above which is an independently accessed (via an external staircase) multi-purpose games room/office.
The driveway continues beyond the front parking area to a wide yard, fronting onto which is an extensive range of flexible use former farm buildings, which include a workshop barn (30 x 28) with a sealed floor and adjacent storerooms, an open bay steel frame barn (40 x 20), ideal for the inclusion of stables, a former grain store barn (43 x 26) with adjoining cart lodge and the old granary barn, a traditional timber frame barn providing utility storage and having the potential for conversion for annexe purposes. All have electricity connected. In addition there are two further lower height former poultry barns, which provide useful storage.
Gardens & Grounds
The Rookery stands amidst mature gardens which are sheltered to the east by a line of evergreen hedging. They are laid mainly to lawn and to the rear run down to a large pond, beyond which and lying to the south of the house is an open 1½ acre of meadow, ideal for a wide variety of recreational uses including the creation of paddocks.
To the east, beyond a second pond and woodland copse, are further meadows which abut the surrounding farmland and which are enclosed by maturing hedgerow. One of which has been planted with cricket bat willows.
In all the property extends to some 5 acres.
The Rookery enjoys a rural setting within the parish of Framlingham, just a mile from the historic market town. Famous for its magnificent Norman castle and picturesque square it provides an excellent range of local shopping and commercial facilities, as well as schools for all age groups in both the private and state sector. Saxmundham, with its new Waitrose store, is just six miles to the east and offers the benefit of a rail station with regular services to Londons Liverpool Street station via Ipswich. The A12 dual carriageway by-passes Saxmundham and provides a link to Woodbridge (12 miles) and Ipswich (19 miles).
Aldeburgh and Suffolk Heritage Coasts lie some 14 miles to the east whilst the Alde, Orwell and Deben estuaries provide a wide choice of water sport opportunities.
? Framlingham 1 mile
? Saxmundham Station 6½ miles
? Woodbridge 12 miles
? Aldeburgh & Suffolk Coast 14 miles
Directions (Postcode IP13 9PH)
From Ipswich travel in a north easterly direction on the A12. After bypassing Woodbridge and Wickham Market turn off onto the B1116 signed to Framlingham. Proceed through the villages of Hacheston and Parham continuing into Framlingham. After passing The Station and Railway public houses turn right into Fore Street, procced up the hill and around the 90 degree right hand bend, past the petrol station and out into open countryside (still on the B1119 signed to Saxmundham). Shortly after passing the large water tower on the right-hand side turn right into a wide farm entrance and follow the private road for approximately a third of a mile, where the entrance to The Rookery will be found at the end of the driveway.
Services Mains electricity and water are connected. Modern private drainage system.
Fixtures and fittings Fitted carpets within the property are included within the sale, items regarded as fixtures and fittings, together with curtains, are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation.
Viewing By appointment with Jackson-Stops & Staff. Tel. 01473 218218.
Tenure Freehold and vacant possession upon completion.
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