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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Hartest, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Withdrawn from Market £700,000

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Tenure: Freehold

An outstanding Grade II listed detached family home offering five bedrooms and standing in formal gardens with the benefit of a 0.5 acre paddock. The property is in a superb location on the village outskirts of Hartest and boasts stunning views over adjacent rolling countryside. The accommodation is well proportioned throughout offering versatile living accommodation and offers a self-contained annexe. There is a wealth of character with the property dating back to the Sixteenth Century including inglenook fireplaces, beams and exposed brickwork.

The ground floor comprises; timber front door leading into the entrance hall with doors leading to the sitting room and dining room. The dining room has a stunning inglenook fireplace with large oak bressumer and brick hearth. There is a door leading into the garden via a loggia and bespoke bookcase with cupboards below. The sitting room has a multi fuel stove, windows allowing views over the rear garden and stairs leading to the first floor. Inner reception hall has a secondary exterior entrance door, door leading to bathroom and family kitchen/breakfast room. The downstairs bathroom has a low level WC, wash hand basin, shower/bath and walk in airing cupboard. The kitchen/breakfast room to me is the heart of the home and is truly stunning. The kitchen area has newly fitted units with an induction hob and split level oven. There is also a twin oil fired Aga presented in an inglenook style recess, plenty of space for a dining table. The kitchen opens into a garden room which is separated by a teak topped peninsula with butler sink. There are two French doors leading to the rear garden and patio terrace. You have access through to a walk in utility which houses a water softener, oil fired boiler, plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a door entering into the self-contained annexe off the kitchen.

The self-contained annexe comprises; kitchen which is fully fitted with an oil fired heating system, wall and base mounted units with work surface above. Studio bedroom which has lovely views over the garden and beyond this rolling countryside views. Double doors leading into the garden. En suite bathroom with panel bath, separate shower, low level WC and wash hand basin. There is access into the annexe via its own front door which leads to a hallway.

The first floor comprises; landing which leads to three bedrooms, family bathroom and has stairs leading to the second floor. The master bedroom offers triple aspect views and has its own dressing room. Bedroom two and bedroom three are adjoining by a shared dressing area with interconnecting doors. The family bathroom has a roll top bath, low level WC and wash hand basin.

The second floor comprises; landing which leads to a further bedroom and attic/games room. The bedroom has a built in wardrobe and exposed timbers. The attic/games room has a vaulted ceiling and a door leading to eaves storage.

The property is approached through an in and out driveway, both sides with access through a five bar wooden gate. The shingle drive allows for ample parking. The front boundary is a brick and flint wall, making a lovely feature to the property. There is a purpose built kennel, substantial garden shed with twin doors making it accessible for a ride on mower. The garden itself is mainly laid to lawn with borders stocked with flowers and shrubs. There are also raised beds. Lovely terrace which would be ideal for al fresco dining when entertaining friends and family. It makes a perfect spot to take in the surrounding countryside.

Adjacent to the property on the opposite side of a no through road is a good sized area of grounds which has several mature trees and mature hedgerow with hazel coppicing, The amenity value of this area abounds and is large enough for a pony paddock.

The property is located on the outskirts of the nearby village of Hartest. Being on the outskirts allows for stunning views over the adjacent countryside. Hartest is one of West Suffolk's most favoured and well respected villages with The Green, a conservation area, characterised by its variety of period buildings. The village's amenities, one of the reasons why Hartest is such a popular area to live, include a primary school, a butchers, doctor's surgery, public house and village church. The market town of Sudbury with its commuter link to London Liverpool Street is about 9 miles south, and the well served and popular Cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds, with its comprehensive amenities can be found a similar distance to the north. 

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11 October 2016


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