4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Barn Street, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10

Sold STC £895,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

The Property

The Old Grammar School is described as "The finest Merchant's house in Lavenham" by the acclaimed property historian, Leigh Alston. Dating back to around 1530 it was amongst the last of the great merchants houses to be built before the collapse of the woollen cloth industry upon which Lavenham's wealth was built. The property was used as a grammar school between 1647 and the late 1800s with its most famous pupil having been the artist John Constable. Gradually the house fell into semi-dereliction prior to being restored in 1996 whereupon the beauty and significance of its fine period features could be fully appreciated again as part of this stunning village home. Features of particular note include the massive exposed timber frame with high ceilings, generous room proportions and intricately carved timbers which are of particular note in the drawing room and on the front external elevation. There are 4 fireplaces, some brick floors and exposed floorboards, an elegant Georganised dining room with panelling and a bow window. The old blends perfectly with the modern day as exemplified by the kitchen/breakfast room which has bespoke ash units, mahogany and granite worksurfaces and a blue gas Aga set in a fireplace recess. There are 3 beautiful bedrooms on the first floor as well as 2 bathrooms, whilst the fourth bedroom is on the second floor within the roof space and is currently utilised as an office.

Location

Lavenham is famed as the best preserved medieval town in England with about 340 listed buildings, all of which are centred around a delightful village square which features The Old Guildhall. The village offers an excellent selection of amenities including a post office, butcher, bakery, green-grocer, pharmacy, supermarket and more. In addition there are many popular restaurants, pubs, hotels and galleries.

Outside

The garden forms a further exceptional feature having been superbly landscaped into 4 'rooms' each providing an abundance of colour and structure. A flagstoned terrace adjoins the rear of the house and is ideal for alfresco dining; this incorporates a small covered lily pond. This gives way to an enclosed lawned area infront of the studio/office building with an adjoining store. Plantings include peonies, roses, hellebores, irises, wallflowers, cornflowers, poppies and herbs. Trees include an apple and fig tree. A gate at the end of the garden opens onto the private parking area infront of the double garage.

The beautifully presented accommodation comprises: a reception hall, drawing room, dining room, Aga kitchen/breakfast room, rear hall, cloakroom/utility, cellar, 4 double bedrooms & 2 bathrooms Outside there is a double garage & off-road parking, studio/office, garden store, stunning landscaped garden. Viewing highly recommended.

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Listing History

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22 June 2016

Nearest station

  • Sudbury (5.6 mi)
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Carter Jonas, Long Melford

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

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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 station

  • Sudbury (5.6 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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