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9 bedroom detached house for sale

Suffolk/Essex borders

Offers in Excess of £3,300,000

Property Description

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The House
Reception hall I Drawing room I Dining room I Sitting room I Library I Aga kitchen/breakfast room I Laundry

Secondary kitchen I Study I 4 Cloakrooms I 2 Principal bedroom suites I 4 Further double bedroom suites
Ancillary Buildings

Coach House
Incorporating triple garage I 2 Bedroom flat I Folly/stallion box I Dog house I Large barn

Equestrian Facilities

Stable block with 5 large loose boxes including 2 foaling boxes I Tack room & wc I1 bedroom guest annexe

Horse walker I International sized floodlit dressage arena 60m x 20m I Post and rail paddocks
About 14.5 acres (sts)
The Property provides proof that classic and contemporary aesthetics can blend together seamlessly creating sophisticated living space encompassed within a practical and energy efficient home.

The present owner of the property, a well- regarded designer, had incredible vision in creating the property in 2006. His exacting standards have subsequently brought about a home of exceptional style and taste.

Automated gates open onto a gravelled drive that sweeps through Italianate grounds; themselves providing the perfect stage for an elegant Georgian design front facade. This striking first impression is continued even at night, thanks to an innovative exterior lighting scheme. The impressive backdrop of post and rail paddocks has a symmetry that reflects the manicured grounds. With the formation of buildings radiating from a central avenue, the eye is naturally drawn to a striking Oak tree marking the distant rear boundary of the Estate.

The main reception hall, featuring elegant yet imposing Cornish granite columns, immediately expresses the splendour of the well balanced interior to come. A floating symmetrical winged staircase, sitting beneath an elegant four sided cupola, provides a focal point to the extensive sweep of accommodation. Solid Sienna marble floors, offset with finely detailed architraves, coving and deep skirting boards establish the underlying fine design and high quality finish of the interior. The formal East wing features the custom built library and drawing room together with a secondary kitchen perfect for entertaining. The West wing encompasses the principal dining room, sitting room, study and kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen suite includes a walk-in refrigerated cold room, scullery/pastry room and laundry together with an ancillary domestic office. Solid granite work tops are used throughout, and the extensive kitchen range features a 4 oven gas fired Aga.

Upstairs, the property enjoys 2 important principal bedroom suites with vaulted coved raised ceilings; the en-suite bathrooms are similarly luxurious, with contemporary fittings, marble and granite surfaces and flooring. 4 further double bedroom suites are accessed via the central East and West landings.

Spectacular Interior Design

Drawing Room - C19th French white marble surround

Dining Room - Grey and white Regency fire surround

Sitting Room - C19th Louis XV rose marble deep fire surround

Library - C18th grey marble architectural surround

Study - French travertine fire surround

Principal Bedroom 1 - George II carved marble architectural fire surround

Principal Bedroom 2 - White William IV marble fire surround

Coach House -

Regency travertine fire surround
White marble Regency reeded bulls eye fire surround

Zoned under floor heating
3 phase electricity supply
Pressurised water system giving 7 bar pressure to all taps & constant circulating hot water system
75mm hardwood windows and doors, double glazed throughout
Extensive use of marble and granite
Sophisticated alarm system with CCTV video entry system & electronically operated gates
Toshiba Strata telephone exchange system
Good broadband with booster supplied by County Broadband
13 amp and 5 amp switched circuits and picture lights
Domos zoned audio system throughout house, coach house, flat and stallion box with integral multi-functional
docking stations
Separate audio outside speakers
Mains drainage, gas, water and electricity
Long Melford has recently been voted as one of the top 20 most sought-after villages in England and Wales. There is an excellent range of shops, award-winning restaurants, pubs, three hotels and two Tudor mansions: Kentwell Hall and Melford Hall, both of which are open to the public. The property now creates a third small country estate within this highly desirable village. The grounds of the property adjoin the churchyard of the Holy Trinity Church which is almost of cathedral proportions and crowns the top of Long Melford's much photographed Green. The neighbouring market town of Sudbury (3 miles) provides a rail link to London's Liverpool Street via Marks Tey (about 80 minutes), alternatively fastest trains from Colchester take about 46 minutes. The historic market town of Bury St Edmunds lies 11 miles to the north whilst Newmarket, the home of British horse racing, is about 20 miles to the north west.

Agents Note
The grounds amount to about 14.5 acres (sts) and are accessed via an automated security gate from Westgate Street. In addition the property has an agricultural access to the rear leading to the north eastern boundary via Church Walk and the churchyard. A public footpath runs to the east and north of the grounds.

In the centre of Long Melford, take the turning across The Green onto the A1092 signposted Cavendish and Clare. The gated entrance to the property is a short distance along on the right hand side.

Sudbury 3 miles I Bury St Edmunds 10 miles I Colchester 16 miles (London Liverpool Street 46 minutes) I Newmarket 20 miles I Cambridge 30 miles I Stansted Airport 32 miles
(Distances and time approximate)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
05 December 2011

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