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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Wissett, Suffolk

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Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bath/Showers
  • Kitchen
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Conservatory
  • Summerhouse & Pavilion
  • Workshop
  • Cart Lodge
  • Immaculate Gardens
  • No Onward Chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Millcroft is a very attractive large, mainly thatched, cottage style property sitting in a very rural position with about one acre of well maintained gardens set well back from Mill Road, which is itself a very quiet by-road about a mile outside both Wissett and Halesworth.

The original building, which is Grade II Listed, being of Architectural and Historic importance, is of traditional timber frame construction with mellow red brick elevations under a Norfolk reed thatch, which was replaced about 16 years ago, with the straw ridge renewed last year. The property is believed to have early 17th Century origins retaining many original and varied features, including exposed oak timbers and two large inglenook fireplaces.

A subsequent addition on the south side of the garden room and later an indoor pool behind the garden room extend the property to a ground area of approximately 23m long x 12m wide. Five years ago the indoor pool was floored over to make two large private downstairs bedrooms, one of which enjoys windows facing east, south and west over the garden and sliding doors leading onto its own terrace with delightful views over the garden. There are separate terraced areas to the southwest of the garden room and the pavilion.

The location is truly outstanding with views over the Wissett valley to the east and views to rising farmland to the south. The property is protected by many trees from the neighbouring properties, including a very large walnut tree.

There is a splendid contrast between the old heavily beamed living room which is ideal for evening entertaining and the modern study/garden room with its three full length windows with a southerly aspect and large sliding doors looking west over the garden, which is more likely to be used during the daytime. There are four separate accesses into the property in addition to the front door.

There are two separate staircases, one from the dining room to two bedrooms and a second to the third bedroom. It should be noted that the three upstairs bedrooms have sloping ceilings and the measurements shown on the enclosed floor plan are taken at ground floor level.

The dining room can accommodate 12 people around a table and is very easily served by the immediate adjacent kitchen and if necessary larger parties of guests can be accommodated in the garden room.

There are two recently refurbished downstairs bathrooms, one of which is en-suite to the master bedroom, plus a separate shower room and two separate downstairs W.C.s There is also a W.C. and basin serving the main upstairs bedroom.

In addition to the main house there is a summerhouse in the back garden having W.C., wash handbasin and shower, a pavilion in the garden also served with a W.C., the original garage which is now used as a workshop and storage of garden machinery and a new double bay cart lodge with adjacent storeroom.

Although the summerhouse and pavilion are both insulated and both have their own separate air conditioning/heating units, they are mainly intended to be used for entertaining in the summer months.

There is oil fired central heating in all the rooms of the house, served by a very ample modern boiler which originally also served the indoor pool. There are also four separate air conditioning heating and cooling units in the house, in addition to the two in the annexes. These air conditioning units are in fact heat pumps, installed to provide an alternative economical source of heating, as well as cooling in the summer. The fire in the living room is enjoyed regularly in the winter by a flued chimney, largely rebuilt at the time of re-thatching.

The windmill in the garden originally provided water to the house from a well adjacent to the workshop. Although the windmill remains, water is now automatically pumped up from the well topping up a four cubic metre reservoir intended for watering the garden by a second pump in the workshop.

There are two vehicle accesses to the property via the main gated entrance leading to the cart lodge, a large shingled area adjacent to the house which can accommodate a number of cars and a second gate entrance servicing the workshop.

The gardens which surround the house extend to about one acre (sts) and are truly outstanding and much admired with four separate lawned areas and several flower beds reflecting the passing seasons. An abundance of daffodils, tulips, wall flowers, lupins, roses, peonies, dahlias complimented by various rarer annuals set against a background of evergreen bushes and trees, compliment this very attractive thatched house and are easily maintained by the well watering system.

Proceed out of Halesworth on the Wissett Road and just after the last house on Wissett Road turn left by fishing lakes. Proceed up this road, which is Mill Road, and the property will be found on the right hand side. There is a Flick & Son for sale board at the property.

Mains water and electricity serve the house, annexes, workshop, cart lodge and also a greenhouse. Drainage is via a septic tank at the rear of the garden. Oil fired central heating. None of the services, the heating installation, plumbing, electrical systems nor appliances (if any) have been tested by the Selling Agents.

Council Tax currently Band "F". Further details can be obtained from the Waveney District Council, Town Hall, High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 1HS. Tel: (01502) 562111.

VIEWING Please contact Flick & Son, 8 The Thoroughfare, Halesworth, IP19 8AH for an appointment to view; Tel: 01986 873757. Ref: 18187/MS.

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No fixtures, fittings, furnishings or effects save those that are specifically mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale and any item not so noted is expressly excluded. It should not be assumed that any contents, furnishings or furniture shown in the photographs (if any) are included in the sale. These particulars do not constitute any part of any offer or contract. They are issued in good faith but do not constitute representations of fact and should be independently checked by or on behalf of prospective purchasers or tenants and are furnished on the express understanding that neither the agents nor the vendor are or will become liable in respect of their contents. The vendor does not hereby make or give nor do Messrs Flick & Son nor does any Director or employee of Messrs Flick & Son have any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever, as regards the property or otherwise. 

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