5 bedroom detached house for sale

Battisford Road, Barking, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6

Guide Price £565,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Wonderful timber framed family home
  • Grounds of around 0.3 acres
  • Delightful semi rural location
  • Set off a quiet country lane
  • Easy access to Ipswich, the A14 and the rail link at Needham Market

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Property

Fairfax House is an impressive property with exceptional period features and an interesting history. Originally known as Spalding Hall the property dates back to around 1550 and the Grade II listing identifies its "good quality timber framing, unusually complete and well exposed throughout". Fine period features include honey coloured timbers, chamfered ceiling joists, mullion windows, significant inglenook fireplaces, exposed brick floors and floorboards as well as high ceilings which create a good feeling of space; the house is also naturally light throughout. There are 2 superb
reception rooms and a vaulted kitchen/breakfast room which is likely to have been part of the original medieval hall house. There are 3 double bedrooms on the first floor including a wonderful master bedroom with far reaching countryside
views, plus a family bathroom and separate shower room. On the second floor there are 2 vaulted bedrooms with a versatility of use.
Fairfax House was once the home of the Rev John Fairfax, Rector of Barking until he was ejected in 1662 for his non-conformist beliefs. His cousin, General Fairfax, sieged Colchester and it is understood that Kate Middleton is a descendant of this Fairfax family. It is also believed that Oliver Cromwell stayed at the house and latterly it has been owned by both the local blacksmith and also the mother of Suzi Burton, one of the wives of the actor Richard Burton.

Location

Barking is centred around an outstanding green (Tye) which amounts to about 50 acres of common land. Three windmills once stood on The Tye, but all have gone now. The village provides facilities such as a Chinese takeaway, a forge, parish church and pre-school, whilst significant further amenities are found in nearby Needham Market. Both Needham Market and Stowmarket have rail links giving access to London Liverpool Street. The nearby A14 trunk road provides easy
access to Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich.

Outside

The established garden is beautifully planted and well maintained. The property is approached from the lane up a gated gravelled drive leading to the double garage. The front garden is laid to lawn and enclosed by white hawthorn hedging and bordered by flower and shrub beds. The principal
garden to the rear is south west facing and has an abundance of typically English country cottage plantings including roses, peonies, alliums, cornflowers, ladies mantle, geraniums and spring bulbs. There is a vegetable garden, greenhouse and a former stables/store. Trees include a walnut, hazelnut, apple, pear and lilac. There is also a sun terrace with a small lily pond and a pergola with climbing clematis.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
15 June 2016

Nearest stations

  • Needham Market (1.6 mi)
  • Stowmarket (3.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Carter Jonas, Long Melford

St Marys Court, Little St. Marys, Long Melford, CO10 9LQ

01787 720003 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Needham Market (1.6 mi)
  • Stowmarket (3.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Carter Jonas, Long Melford

St Marys Court, Little St. Marys, Long Melford, CO10 9LQ

01787 720003 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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