5 bedroom detached house for saleWesthorpe, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14
- 5 bedrooms & 2 attic rooms
- Family bathroom
- 2 reception rooms & office
- Kitchen/breakfast/sitting room
- Utility room
- Conservatory & greenhouse
- Established gardens, spinney & meadow
- Range of outbuildings
- Swimming pool & pool house
FARMHOUSE SET IN AN IDYLLIC COUNTRYSIDE SETTING WITH EXTENSIVE OUTBUILDINGS
Mentioned in the Domesday Book and centring around Westhorpe Hall, the former seat of the Dukes of Suffolk and home to Mary Tudor Queen of France, the village is steeped in history. Today, Westhorpe is a quiet, peaceful village off the beaten track and Shrubbery Farm is situated in a quiet, peaceful position with views across the surrounding Suffolk countryside. The nearby village of Walshamle- Willows provides everyday amenities including butchers/general store, primary school and historic village inns. Westhorpe is situated between the principal towns of Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket and Diss, the latter two providing a mainline rail link to London's Liverpool Street.
Believed to date from the 16th century, Shrubbery Farm is of timber framed construction with some later brick, with plastered and whitewashed pargetted elevations under a tiled roof. Parts of the house were rebuilt in the 19th century and further alterations took place in the 20th century. The property
has been listed Grade II for special architectural significance. The house retains many of the features expected of this era, including exposed beams, casement windows some with leaded lights and mullions.
The principal elevation is enhanced by the addition of a gabled entrance porch which gives access to the dining room with wood burner and the drawing room which benefits from a Jotul woodburner set within one wall of original panelling with 3 decorative overmantel panels. The spacious kitchen/breakfast/
sitting room has smart fitted cupboards with an oil fired AGA . Leading off the kitchen there is a sitting area, conservatory, large utility room, cloakroom and shower room.
The first floor, accessed via two staircases, comprises 5 bedrooms and a family bathroom. The second floor offers two attic rooms which, subject to planning, would provide further bedrooms.
Shrubbery Farm is approached via a gravel drive set between lawned gardens and a meadow. The gardens have been carefully laid out with the south west facing gardens at the rear, mainly laid to lawn, interspersed with a variety of mature trees and established planting as well as a pond. Beyond this there is a swimming pool and pool house. A second drive curves around the side of the house, through the land giving a separate access to the outbuildings.
The excellent range of both traditional and modern agricultural buildings is a particular feature of Shrubbery Farm offering, subject to the necessary consents, potential conversion to a variety of uses. Planning permission was granted in 2004 for the main barn to be converted into a holiday let, this planning has now lapsed.
Private water, mains electricity, private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Square Footage: 3,596 sq ft
Acreage: 11.5 Acres
From Bury St Edmunds take the A143 towards Diss. When you pass Ixworth take the 3rd exit at the roundabout towards Walsham le Willows. Continue on to the Ixworth Road, turn right on to The Causeway, left on to Palmer Street and right on to Crownland Road. Continue along this road and Shrubbery Farm will be found further along, on the right hand side.
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