6 bedroom detached house for saleMickfield, Suffolk
Farmhouse with kitchen, dairy, scullery, store room, dining room, cloakroom, sitting room and drawing room. Six first floor bedrooms, dressing room, storeroom and bathroom. Two traditional Suffolk barns, which lend themselves to alternative uses. Relatively modern farm buildings including a Dutch barn, former grain store, tractor shed and Nissen hut. Gardens, grounds and meadows extending, in all, to over 16 acres.
Location Greenwood Farm stands in a wonderful standalone position down its own 250m private drive. The property is located within the rural Parish of Mickfield and is ideally located for access to the A140 (approximately 1 mile) and the large village of Debenham (4 miles). There is a footpath from Greenwood Farm which leads across fields and rural tracks to Debenham. This historic village is considered to be one of East Suffolk's most desirable settlements, benefiting from excellent shops and businesses including a small supermarket with post office, hardware store, newsagents, tea shop, doctors surgery, greengrocers, vets practice, fish and chip shop, Indian takeaway, public house and leisure centre. It is also served by Sir Robert Hitcham CEVAP Primary School and Debenham High School which is currently regarded as one of the best schools in East Anglia. There are also a number of excellent local private schools including, amongst others, Framlingham College, Woodbridge School, Ipswich School and Ipswich Girls School.
The county town of Ipswich is approximately 13 miles to the south and Stowmarket is approximately 7 miles to the west. Both have main line railway stations, with trains to London's Liverpool Street station taking just over the hour. The A14 trunk road provides access in a westerly direction towards Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and the Midlands. The historic City of Norwich is about 34 miles to the north as the crow flies.
Description Greenwood Farm offers an exciting opportunity for a buyer to live in an idyllic location. The farmhouse, which is located at the end of a long private drive, is Grade II Listed and is believed to date from the early 17th century. It has been within the same ownership since 1944 and now requires complete renovation. It should be noted, however, that the peg tile roof was replaced during recent decades. Interested parties will note that a building survey has been commissioned - please see the Survey section below. The house itself extends to approximately 3,400 square feet and, subject to the normal Listing consents, offers great scope for a buyer to stamp their own mark. On the ground floor is a farmhouse kitchen with scullery and dairy, a dining room, cloakroom, store room, sitting room and 20' x 16' drawing room. On the first floor is a bathroom, along with six bedrooms, a dressing room and store room. Subject to consent, there is the opportunity to add further bathrooms. Adjacent to the attractive farmhouse are two traditional timber framed Suffolk barns. The farmyard itself has comparatively modern farm buildings. Surrounding the house and farmyard is a copse and meadows, which, in total, extend to over 16 acres.
Survey The vendors have commissioned a full survey of the property for the benefit of interested parties. An electronic copy of the survey is available from Clarke and Simpson. At the point of completion, the surveyors, James Aldridge, will assign the survey to the new owner. The buyer will be required to pay the vendor for the cost of the survey (£1,020 including VAT).
Ground Floor A partially glazed front door provides access to the
Entrance Hall Stairs to the first floor landing. Exposed timbers. Doors lead off to the drawing room, sitting room and inner hallway.
Drawing Room 20´ x 16´ (6.10m x 4.88m) An impressive and substantial room with brick fireplace and west facing sash window overlooking the front of the property. Exposed floorboards and studwork.
Sitting Room 16´6 x 12´8 (5.03m x 3.86m) Fireplace with Art Deco surround. Exposed beams and floorboards. West facing bay window with sash. Built-in store cupboard.
Inner Hallway Brick flooring. South facing window and door to the exterior. Understairs storage cupboard. Internal window and door to the dining room. Further door to the
Store Room 19´9 x 5´ (6.02m x 1.52m) Fitted shelving. Brick flooring. East facing sash window.
Dining Room 14´7 x 13´ (4.45m x 3.96m) Two north facing windows. Fireplace with tiled surround. A door opens to the
Cloakroom WC. Fitted shelving. North facing window. Built-in cupboard.
From the inner hallway, a further door opens to the
Kitchen 19´8 x 16´3 (5.99m x 4.95m) A spacious farmhouse kitchen with south facing window. Oil fired Aga. Brick flooring. Part exposed brick wall. Exposed timbers. Butler sink with taps above. Fitted wall cupboards with a north facing window. Secondary staircase to the first floor landing. Door to the rear porch and further doors off to the dairy and scullery.
Dairy 12´11 x 10´3 (3.94m x 3.12m) Brick flooring. North facing window. Fitted shelving.
Scullery 12´10 x 9´5 (3.91m x 2.87m) Brick flooring and south facing window. Fitted shelving.
Rear Porch Glazed to three sides and with a stable-style door leading to the exterior.
The principal staircase from the ground floor hallway leads up to the
Landing East facing sash window. Doors off to the bedrooms and the bathroom.
Bedroom One 16´11 x 15´11 (5.16m x 4.85m) An impressive bedroom with exposed beams and studwork. Cast iron fireplace with tiled and timber surround. West facing sash window overlooking the front garden. Wide exposed floorboards. A door opens to
Bedroom Two 20´4 x 14´ (6.20m x 4.27m) A spacious double bedroom with west facing sash windows. Cast iron fireplace with timber surround. Exposed floorboards.
Bedroom Three 12´3 x 8´8 (3.73m x 2.64m) A double bedroom or spacious single with east facing sash window with views towards the Suffolk barn. Exposed floorboards.
Bathroom Currently fitted with bath, WC and wash basin (not in working order). North facing window. Store cupboard.
From the landing, a further door opens to
Bedroom Four 16´7 x 7´3 (5.05m x 2.21m) A double bedroom with exposed floorboards, beams and studwork. Walk-in wardrobe with shelving. South facing sash window. A door opens to
Bedroom Five 16´7 x 13´9 (5.05m x 4.19m) A spacious double bedroom with south facing sash windows. Exposed floorboards, studwork and beams. Door to a wardrobe with hanging rail, which is also home to the cold water tank and an airing cupboard with lagged hot water cylinder and slatted shelving. Blocked fireplace. A door opens to a
Dressing Room 16´6 x 6´6 (5.03m x 1.98m) South facing sash window. Exposed floorboards and built-in wardrobe with shelving. A door leads to
Landing Bedroom Six 9´ x 9´ (2.74m x 2.74m) A good-sized single bedroom with east facing sash window overlooking the Suffolk barn. A door opens to the secondary staircase, which leads down to the ground floor kitchen. A further door opens to a
Store Room 9´ x 7´8 (2.74m x 2.74m) North facing window. Fitted shelving and steps up to the attic.
Outside A no-through road leads to the tarmac and shingle driveway. This is bordered on both sides by two meadows; one, which also includes a pond, measures approximately 5.5 acres, the other 2.5 acres. Both are enclosed by mature trees and hedging. There is also a pond. It should be noted that there is a right of way benefitting the neighbouring land over the southern boundary of one of the meadows (see enclosed site plan).
The driveway continues for approximately 250m and spurs off to the farmhouse, with its traditional barns and the more modern farm buildings. Adjacent to an extensive area of concrete hard standing is an open-ended Nissen hut, three grain silos and a steel portal framed tractor shed with corrugated sides. This measures approximately 36' x 18'. Beyond these buildings is a further meadow, again enclosed by mature hedging and trees, extending to approximately 3.75 acres. A track off the main driveway leads to a Dutch barn and a former grain store. The open-sided Dutch barn measures approximately 28' x 60'. The former grain barn, which is of steel portal frame, has a corrugated roof and sides and measures 44' x 28'. The modern farm buildings do not have power connected. Closer to the farmhouse are two traditional Suffolk barns. The more substantial of the two has hugely impressive timbers and a part brick floor. Internally it measures approximately 78' x 20'10, plus a mezzanine above and a wing of approximately 12' x 21'. The barn is listed Grade II independently of the house. Subject to the normal consents, it offers a great opportunity to be converted for various uses such as a party barn, further living accommodation or, potentially, as an independent dwelling.
The second Suffolk barn is, again, individually Grade II Listed and is of timber frame construction with an attractive pantile roof. It is divided into different sections, including stores, garaging and cart lodges. In total, it measures approximately 29' x 38', plus additional mezzanine area. The building has power and water connected. Adjacent to the building is a more modern hay store of approximately 34' x 36'. This is of brick and steel construction with a corrugated roof.
Beyond the traditional barns are the farmhouse gardens. These are laid to grass and are bordered by a copse area and pond. To the south of the house is a large patio area. Adjacent to this is a store shed and the private water supply pump shed. In all, the grounds extend to over 16 acres.
Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent.
Services Mains electricity. Private unfiltered borehole water with pump. Basic private drainage system. Oil fired Aga.
Council Tax Band G; £2,539.75 payable per annum 2016/2017.
Local Authority Mid Suffolk District Council, Council Offices, High Street, Needham Market, Suffolk IP6 8DL; Tel 01449 724500.
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. Being a former farm, please note that some of the buildings are of asbestos construction.
3. Footpaths cross the property. Please see the plan enclosed within the particulars.
4. This is a probate sale. Please note that the Executor is a member of staff of Clarke and Simpson.
5. Unless otherwise stated, the boundaries will be the ditches which will remain in the ownership of the vendor.
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