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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Old Newton, Suffolk

Withdrawn from Market £685,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful Grade II Listed thatched family home
  • Set in grounds of approximately 1.5 acre (sts)
  • Idyllic rural location surrounded by fields
  • Registered as a small holding
  • Superbly presented accommodation
  • A wealth of period features
  • Inglenook fireplaces
  • Two natural ponds
  • Ample parking, 2 brick outhouses, timber shed, greenhouse & field shelter
  • Easy access to Stowmarket Station

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description Mayhews Farm is a beautiful Grade II Listed thatched residence situated in an idyllic rural location surrounded by fields. Nearby towns include Stowmarket approximately 4 miles, Needham Market 7 miles, Debenham 10 miles, Bury St Edmunds 16.5 miles and Ipswich 15 miles.

From Ipswich and Stowmarket there is a mainline rail connection to London's Liverpool Street with a journey time of approximately 1 hour 10 minutes (from Ipswich).

The accommodation which has been sympathetically and exceedingly tastefully updated over the years to retain the authenticity of this beautiful period property comprises: sitting room, drawing room, Aga kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, utility, cloakroom, bedroom and shower room to the ground floor.

There are two flights of stairs to the first floor where there is a main landing, off which is a shower room and three bedrooms with an en-suite to the master bedroom. Separate to the main landing is the secondary landing, off which are two further generous bedrooms and a bathroom.

The property benefits from superbly presented accommodation, a wealth of period features including inglenook fireplaces and many exposed timbers. Further benefits include oil central heating, log burning stove to drawing and sitting rooms and some beautiful rural views.

Set back from the road Mayhews Farm stands in grounds extending to approximately one and a half acres (subject to survey) and is registered as a small holding (Registered Holding Number 38/254/0065).

There is a small meadow to the front and a long driveway leading down to the car parking area. Most of the grounds are laid to lawn with neatly tended borders along with various trees and shrubs which add to the beauty and tranquillity of the grounds as well as providing a wonderful habitat for wildlife.

Within the grounds are two brick outhouses, two natural ponds, timber shed and field shelter, in front of which is a small stock fenced enclosure.  

About the Area Old Newton is an attractive rural Suffolk village with an active community, offering village amenities including church, village hall, primary school and shop.

Surrounding nearby villages including Finningham and Bacton offer further amenities including public houses, health centre and gift shop with linking café and further independent shops.

The towns of Ipswich, Stowmarket and Needham Market provide a wide range of everyday facilities.  

Directions Leave the A14 at junction 50 and at the roundabout follow the A1120 through Stowupland. Follow the road onto Church Road turning left onto Rendal Lane then right onto Chapel Road bearing left onto Brown Street. After approximately half a mile the property will be found on the right hand side. 

The accommodation comprises:  

Arched solid wooden front doors to: 

Entrance Porch Partly glazed to the front and to either side elevation, wall mounted light and door to: 

Main Entrance Hall Stairs to first floor, wooden doors with Suffolk latches to:  

Sitting Room Approx 16´4 x 11´10 (4.98m x 3.61m) A cosy room with feature fireplace accommodating inset log burner, exposed beams, radiator and windows to front and side elevations.  

Drawing Room Approx 13'4 including built-in storage x 16'6 (4.06m including built in storage x 5.03m A most inviting room creating a wonderful relaxing ambiance with its feature brick inglenook fireplace accommodating inset log burner with wooden bressemer over, deep built-in airing cupboard to the left hand side of the fireplace, range of built-in pine book shelving, storage and cabinets, two radiators, wall mounted lights, French doors opening to the rear patio, exposed timbers, windows to front and rear elevations and wooden doors to: 

Inner-Lobby Two built-in storage cupboards and door to guest suite. 

Bedroom/Study Approx 11´3 x (3.43m x 2.74m) Double aspect windows to rear and side, TV point and radiator. 

Shower Room Shower cubicle, wall mounted wash hand basin, high level flushing w.c, frosted window to side elevation and radiator. 

Kitchen/Breakfast Room Approx 16´8 x 11´11 (5.08m x 3.63m) A very warm Aga glow to this farmhouse kitchen in the centre of this lovely farmhouse offering oil Aga with side companion set in brick illuminated inglenook, wooden bressemer, pan hanging shelving and a built-in storage cupboard to right hand side housing the burglar alarm control unit. The remainder of the kitchen comprises work surfaces with inset butler sink unit, mixer tap, base cupboards under, built-in dresser unit, tall up-right storage cupboard, exposed timbers, boarded floor, plumbing for automatic dishwasher, windows to front and rear elevation and walk-in old fashioned larder. 

Back Lobby Built-in cloaks cupboard and doors to: 

Cloakroom High level flushing w.c, vanity sink unit and extractor fan. 

Utility Room Approx 13´ x 10´ (3.96m x 3.05m) Single drainer double sink unit, mixer tap, work surfaces, base cupboards and drawers under, eye level units, plumbing for automatic washing machine, oil boiler, water softener, radiator and part-glazed door to outside.  

Second Front Entrance Porch Further hallway where there is a second flight of stairs to the secondary landing, door to kitchen and door to:  

Dining Room Approx 13´2 x 10´11 (4.01m x 3.33m) An intimate room with exposed timbers, cast iron fireplace with inlaid tiles, radiator, boarded floor and windows to front and side elevations. 

Secondary First Floor Landing Window to rear elevation and doors to: 

Bathroom White suite comprising panelled bath, mixer tap and shower over, shower screen, low level flushing w.c, pedestal wash hand basin, window to rear elevation and radiator. 

Bedroom Approx 16'5 (5.00m) increasing to 8'3 (2.51m) x 10'9 (3.28m) decreasing to 8'6 (2.59m) An irregular L-shaped room which works well with bedroom and lounge areas, four windows to the front, rear and side elevations, two radiators, TV point and built-in wardrobe. 

Bedroom Approx 12´2 x 11´4 (3.71m x 3.45m) Window to front elevation, radiator, boarded floor, brick decorative fireplace, exposed timbers, TV point and built-in storage cupboard. 

Main Landing Window to rear elevation and doors to: 

Bedroom Approx 13´3 x 10´4 (4.04m x 3.15m) Brick fireplace with wooden bressemer over, window to front elevation offering a lovely view over the well-stocked gardens, reading light over bed space, radiator and door to: 

En-Suite Bathroom Approx 11´4 x 6´3 (3.45m x 1.90m) A relaxing cottage ambiance with twin ended spa bath, side mounted mixer tap and hand held shower unit, vanity sink unit set on tiled work surface, low level flushing w.c, exposed timbers, wall mounted heated towel ladder, mullion window to rear elevation, ceiling down lighters, under floor heating, radiator and access to loft space. 

Bedroom Approx 9'5 plus wardrobe space x 8'6 (2.87 plus wardrobe space x 2.59m) Double aspect windows to front and side, large built-in wardrobe and radiator. 

Bedroom Approx 11´5 max x 7´4 max (3.48m x 2.24m) Irregular shape, double aspect windows to rear and side, two built-in storage cupboards and radiator. 

Shower Room Vanity sink unit, shower cubicle, low level flushing w.c, window to rear elevation and exposed studwork. 

Outside The property stands in grounds extending to approximately one and a half acres (subject to survey) which are registered as a small holding and largely surrounded by open agricultural fields.

Mayhews Farm is set back from the road and is accessed via a five bar gate opening to a gravelled driveway leading round to multi-vehicle parking.

To the left hand side of the driveway is a small meadow with a meandering handmade waterway leading down to the old natural farm pond. Formal gardens predominately laid to lawn surround the property with inset flower and shrub borders along with various trees giving a well-stocked splendid garden of great interest.

Beyond the formal gardens to the front is an area left to its natural habitat, whilst to the left of the front garden is a second pond. Following round to the rear which is again mainly laid to lawn, are inset fruit trees and a walnut tree. There are two brick outhouses, timber shed, greenhouse, outside tap and field shelter, to the front of which is a small stock fenced enclosure. Immediately to the rear of the property is a sheltered patio which provides the perfect place to sit, relax, entertain and enjoy the wonderful setting, wildlife and appreciate the views over the surrounding fields. 

Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property for whom they act, give notice that (I) these particulars are a general outline only for the guidance of prospective purchasers or tenants, and do not constitute the whole or any part of an offer or contract (II) Town & Village Properties cannot guarantee the accuracy of any description, dimensions, references to conditions, necessary permissions for use and occupancy and other details contained herein and prospective purchasers or tenants must not rely on them as statements of fact or representations and must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy, (III) No employee of Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty or enter into any contract whatever in relation to the property, (IV) Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) will not be liable in negligence or otherwise, for any loss arising from the use of these particulars and Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor, (V) Photographs will only show certain parts of the property and assumptions should not be made in respect of those parts of the property that have not been photographed. (Items or contents shown in the photographs are not included as part of the sale unless specified otherwise. It should not be assumed the property will remain as shown in the photograph. Photographs are taken using a wide-angle lens. 

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03 May 2016


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