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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Framlingham, Suffolk

Sold STC £765,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, garden room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloak/utility room. Three bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor. Bedroom four and attic rooms on the second floor. The Barn with function room, offices and additional storage. Workshop and outbuildings. Gardens and grounds extending to approximately 6.8 acres in all. 

Location Highfield is located along the Dennington Road on the outskirts of the popular and historic Market Town of Framlingham. Framlingham is best known locally for its fine medieval castle, and offers a good choice of schooling in both the state and private sectors. The town offers an excellent variety of shops including a Co-operative supermarket, public houses and restaurants. Framlingham also benefits from a doctors' surgery, primary school, Thomas Mills High School and Framlingham College.

The popular coastal town of Aldeburgh and the Snape Maltings Concert Hall, home to the Aldeburgh Festival, are within easy reach, some 12 miles to the east. The A12, which lies just 5 miles to the south, provides a direct link to Woodbridge, the county town of Ipswich, and beyond to London, Cambridge and the Midlands (via the A14). Direct and branch line rail services run to London's Liverpool Street Station, via Ipswich from Campsea Ash, which is situated just beyond Wickham Market. 

Description Highfield comprises a charming four bedroom Grade II Listed house that occupies a delightful rural position on the outskirts of Framlingham. The accommodation of Highfield is relatively modest, extending to nearly 2,500 square feet in all, but impressive ancillary accommodation can be found in The Barn, which offers extremely impressive additional entertaining space, as well as offices and storage facilities. Alternatively, The Barn offers great potential to be further converted as a separate annexe or B&B/holiday let, subject to the necessary consents.

In addition to The Barn, there are three useful outbuildings, comprising a well fitted workshop and two Nissen huts, that have been refurbished in recent years. The gardens and grounds of Highfield are delightful. Theses comprise an area of formal gardens that immediately surround Highfield, beyond which are partly wooded areas, ponds and a paddock. In all, Highfield extends to approximately 6.8 acres.  

The Accommodation  

The House  

Ground Floor A part glazed oak stable type door with part glazed side light opens into the  

Entrance Hall Almost double height and overlooked by the galleried landing. With stairs to the first floor, tiled flooring, door to the cloak cupboard, high level door providing access to roof storage space and door to  

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 17´ x 13´9 (5.18m x 4.19m) A spacious and light room with windows providing views over the surrounding gardens. Fitted with a range of cupboard and drawer units with tiled worksurface over incorporating stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer. The focal point of the room is the large brick fireplace with bressumer beam containing the Tiba wood burning stove with back boiler. Aga Masterchef range cooker with light and extractor hood over and integral Miele dishwasher. Fitted dresser with display cabinets over, recess for upright fridge freezer and recessed spotlighting.

An opening beside the chimney breast leads through to the  

Dining Room 15´ x 13´10 (4.57m x 4.22m) An impressive reception area with fully glazed sliding doors providing wonderful views to the east across the gardens and farmland beyond. Exposed ceiling and wall timbers and exposed brick chimney breast. TV and telephone point, and wide opening through to the  

Sitting Room 15´8 x 13´5 (4.78m x 4.09m) Another twin aspect room with window providing good views over the surrounding gardens. The focal point of the room is the exposed brick chimney breast with raised brick hearth. Exposed ceiling and wall timbers. Wall light points, radiators and TV point. An opening beside the chimney breast provides access to the  

Garden Room 14´ x 12´8 (4.27m x 3.86m) A stunning additional reception area which was constructed in 2011. Extremely light with almost full length glazed windows providing views over the gardens and grounds, together with fully glazed French doors for access. Underfloor heating, exposed brick chimney breast, range of fitted book shelving, tiled floor, telephone point and recessed spotlighting.

A further door from the Entrance Hall provides access to the  

Cloak/Utility Room With mounted butler sink with mixer tap over and storage cupboard under. Worksurface with recess and plumbing under for washing machine, plumbing for water softener, WC and radiator.

Stairs from the Entrance Hall rise to the  

First Floor  

Landing Partially galleried and with stairs leading to the Attic Rooms. Velux window lights, spotlighting, built-in airing cupboard with storage over, radiator and doors off to 

Bedroom One 15´ x 13´3 (4.57m x 4.04m) A large double bedroom with impressive views over the gardens and farmland beyond. Exposed brick chimney with raised brick hearth, together with exposed ceiling and wall timbers. Door to built-in wardrobe cupboard, radiator, telephone point and wall lights.  

Bedroom Two 15´ x 13´3 (4.57m x 4.04m) A good sized double bedroom with view in a southerly direction towards Framlingham, with glimpses of the Castle. Exposed ceiling and wall timbers, door to built-in wardrobe cupboard and radiator.  

Bedroom Three 14´ x 8´7 (4.27m x 2.62m) A light twin aspect bedroom with sink unit, built-in storage cupboard and radiator.  

Bathroom With panelled bath, large walk-in shower enclosure, WC and mounted wash basin with storage under. Heated towel rail and strip light with shaver socket.

Stairs from the Landing rise to the  

Second Floor With doors off to  

Bedroom Four 13´6 x 13´5 (4.11m x 4.09m) An extremely pretty bedroom with exposed roof truss elements. Low level windows. Velux window light, fitted book shelving and radiator. 

Attic Room One 13´6 x 10´2 (4.11m x 3.1m) With window providing views in a southerly direction. Exposed roof truss elements, radiator and door to  

Attic Room Two 15´7 x 11´ (4.75m x 3.35m) With Velux window light providing good views of the gardens, grounds and countryside beyond. Door to cupboard housing the water tank, door to storage cupboard and radiator. 

The Barn Converted in 1997, The Barn provides useful ancillary accommodation to the main house, together with office and storage facilities. The main range can be accessed directly from the driveway and comprises an entrance area, that is tiled with underfloor heating, from which steps lead up to the principal entertaining area. This is open plan and double height with a vaulted ceiling. At either end are the mezzanine areas with separate staircases. There is also a working fireplace containing the woodburning stove set on a raised brick hearth. The remainder of the floor is laid to Oak floor boards whilst ancillary heating is via night storage heaters.

Adjoining the barn are the offices and storage areas that benefit from water and plumbing connections. Heating is also via night storage heaters. The Barn currently provides useful ancillary entertaining space, together with offices for the vendors former business. However, The Barn could also be utilised as an annexe or as a B&B/holiday let, subject to the necessary consents.

Given The Barn's potential for conversion, an overage provision will be included within the sale contract stating that if planning permission is granted to convert The Barn to a separate dwelling during the next 30 years, then the current vendors will benefit from 30% of the uplift in value.  

Outside Highfield is approached via a gravel driveway that runs parallel with the paddock area, continuing past the vegetable patch, The Barn, the outbuildings, and leading to the parking and turning area set between the house and The Barn. Immediately surrounding Highfield and The Barn are the formal gardens. There comprise areas of lawn and well stocked borders containing a variety of established flowers and shrubs.

The gardens continue to the east, past the ponds, into a wooded glade. Here there is an area of established trees comprising sycamore, willow, oak and hazelnut, beyond which are further open areas of garden that contain a huge amount of spring bulbs, including daffodil and bluebell, and a second pond. Beyond these gardens to the north and the east is open agricultural land.

Standing beside the driveway are the three outbuildings. These comprise a steel portal framed workshop, approximately 41' x 40' with three-phase electricity, a warm air heating system and PV installation. Beside the workshop are two Nissen Huts, each approximately 47' x 15'. One of the buildings is secure, with up and over door, insulated and with power and light connected. The other is open fronted with a hardcore base currently used for garaging. Beyond the outbuildings, within the wooded glade area is also a useful wood store.

The gardens to the west are predominantly laid to grass, but with a large vegetable patch and useful poly tunnel. In all, this area extends to approximately 2.75 acres, and could be utilised as paddocks or grazing.

On the other side of the road from Highfield is an additional area of land. This too is currently laid to grass and extends to just over 1.5 acres. This land benefits from its own independent access from the road, and although currently unfenced, can provide additional paddock or grazing land if required.

In all, Highfield extends to approximately 6.8 acres.  

Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent. 

Services Mains water and electricity. Private drainage system. Oil fired central heating, supplemented by a wood-burning stove with back boiler. Night storage heating to The Barn. Three-phase electricity to the workshop. PV Panel Installation to supplement the electricity. 

Council Tax Band E; £1,922.05 payable per annum 2016/2017. 

Local Authority Suffolk Coastal District Council; Melton Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1AU; Tel: 01394 383789. 

NOTE These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by intending purchasers or lessees in inspecting properties which have been sold, let or withdrawn. No warranty can be given for any of the services or equipment at the property and no tests have been carried out to ensure that heating, electrical or plumbing systems and equipment are fully operational. Any distances, room aspects and measurements which are given are approximate only. No guarantee can be given that any planning permissions or building regulations have been applied for or approved.

September 2016 

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