5 bedroom farm house for saleElmsett, Nr Hadleigh, Suffolk
Location Elmsett is a popular village which lies approximately 7 miles to the west of Ipswich. Elmsett has an attractive village green, Post Office stores, public house, playing field, primary school, village hall, Parish church and Methodist church. More extensive shopping facilities are available within Hadleigh, which is about 4 miles away, and this has a good array of shops, supermarkets, schools, public houses and a veterinary practice. Doctors surgeries are available in Hadleigh and Bildeston. Ipswich has additional shopping and recreational facilities, as well as a good choice of both state and private schooling for all ages. Mainline stations are available at Ipswich, Colchester and Manningtree, providing direct services to London Liverpool Street.
Description Red House Farm House is a Grade II Listed dwelling, believed to date from before 1500, but with 16th, 17th and 18th century extensions. The house is of timber frame construction with rendered elevations under a pegtile roof. In more recent decades, the house has been gentrified with attractive sash windows to the front, and there is a most impressive range of chimneys. The house stands in a mature walled garden and grounds extending to approximately 2.25 acres, which enjoy superb views over the valley. Within the grounds is a dilapidated bungalow with scope to be rebuilt.
The house itself, which extends to some 2,800 sq ft, has spacious rooms including a drawing room, sitting room, dining room, study, kitchen, utility room and boot room. On the first floor are five bedrooms, a small bathroom and shower room, and also a cloakroom. It is anticipated that a buyer would wish to carry out a complete renovation and modernisation programme.
Ground Floor A front door provides access to the
Porch Windows to two sides and glazed door to the
Hallway Tiled flooring. Doors to the sitting room and
Dining Room 15´ x 13´7 (4.57m x 4.14m) South-west facing sash windows to the front of the property with fine views. Modern inglenook fireplace, which is home to a propane gas fired stove on a brick hearth. Night storage heater. Wall light points. A door opens to an
Inner Lobby Stairs to the first floor landing. Door to the kitchen, and further door to the
Study 20´3 x 7´8 (6.17m x 2.34m) North-west and north-east facing windows to the side and rear of the property. Night storage heater.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 17´ x 13´ (5.18m x 3.96m) South-west facing sash window. Fitted with a basic range of low level wall units and shelves. Stainless steel sink with taps above. Propane gas-fired Aga. Secondary staircase to the first floor. Door to a boot room. Further door to the
Utility Room/Walk-In Larder 14´9 x 8´3 (4.50m x 2.51m) North-east facing window to the rear of the property. High and low level wall units. Brick flooring.
Boot Room 10´2 x 9´2 (3.10m x 2.79m) Two doors to the exterior.
From the hallway, a door opens to the
Sitting Room 17´ x 14´4 (5.18m x 4.37m) Curved brick fireplace flanked on one side by a built-in cupboard and shelving. South-west facing sash window to the front of the property. Night storage heater. Wall light points. An open doorway leads to the
Drawing Room 21´8 x 17´ (6.60m x 5.18m) A substantial room with south-west facing sash windows to the front of the property. Brick fireplace. Wall light points.
The primary staircase from the ground floor inner lobby leads up to the
Landing Exposed studwork. North-east facing window to the rear of the property. Doors off to bedrooms and a
Cloakroom Comprising WC and hand wash basin.
Bedroom One 14´4 x 14´4 (4.37m x 4.37m) A double bedroom with south-west facing sash window. Night storage heater.
Bedroom Two 14´6 x 9´ (4.42m x 2.74m) South-west facing sash window to the front of the property with views over the adjacent meadow. Night storage heater. Exposed timbers.
Bedroom Three 14´2 x 12´7 (4.32m x 3.84m) A double bedroom with sash window to the front of the property. Night storage heater. A door opens to inner landings, which could be used as dressing rooms. Doors lead off to the bathroom, shower room and bedroom four.
Bathroom Comprising bath and hand wash basin. South-west facing sash window to the front of the property.
Shower Room Comprising modern shower unit and WC.
Bedroom Four/Dressing Room 11'8 x 8'4 (3.56m x 2.54m) and 8'11 x 8'3 (2.72m x 2.51m) Currently divided into two rooms by a modern stud wall. South-west facing sash window with lovely views. Exposed studwork. Night storage heater. A door opens to an inner landing, where the secondary staircase leads back down to the kitchen, and a door opens to
Bedroom Five 17´3 x 10´9 (5.26m x 3.28m) A dual aspect room with sash windows to the south-west and south-east. Exposed beams and studwork. Built-in cupboards and airing cupboard with hot water cylinder. Hatch to roof space.
Outside The property is approached from a small lane via a concrete drive upon which there is a right of way for all purposes. The drive also accesses the farm itself and the neighbouring barn, which is under conversion. The cost to the farmhouse of maintenance is 25%. The drive leads to a generous concrete parking area. From here access can be gained to the front and rear gardens. These are laid to lawn but contain patio areas. Within the rear garden are the remains of a bungalow. Originally built to accommodate a dependent relative, the bungalow was occupied for many years by an independent residential tenant. It is anticipated that this could be rebuilt as an independent dwelling or annexe. Interested parties should make their own investigations with the planning department at Babergh District Council.
The house enjoys the most fabulous views to the front over its own meadow, which leads down to a brook. The meadow extends to approximately 1 acre and has a field shelter. The property, in total, is approximately 2.25 acres.
Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent.
Services Mains unmetered water. Private drainage system. Mains electricity. Propane gas fired Aga.
Council Tax Band G; £2,504.92 payable per annum 2016/2017.
Local Authority Babergh District Council; Corks Lane, Hadleigh, ipswich , Suffolk IP7 6SJ; Tel: 01473 826622.
NOTE 1. 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.
2. The parking area is home to a redundant underground fuel tank, which was decommissioned some years ago.
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