6 bedroom manor house for saleMendlesham, Suffolk
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Mendlesham Manor comprising reception hall, Georgian drawing/dining room, sitting room, inner hall, kitchen/breakfast room, office, rear kitchen, pantry, utility room and cloak/shower room. Five double bedrooms and three bathrooms on the first floor. Two further attic bedrooms and attic storage.
Manor Barn and Stables comprising 41' party barn, kitchen, wet room and study/store room. Two attic store rooms with potential for alternative uses, subject to the necessary consents.
Outbuildings comprising three stables and stable yard, double garage with tack room and outside WC, workshop and store, and summerhouse. Established gardens and grounds extending to nearly 6 acres in all.
Location Mendlesham Manor can be found in a delightful elevated rural position on the outskirts of the village. Mendlesham itself is well served with a primary school, health centre, village stores, post office, pub and fish and chip shop. There is also a village hall and playingfield. Mendlesham is conveniently located for access to the A140, which provides good road links northward towards Diss and Norwich, 12 miles and 29 miles respectively, and southwards toward Ipswich and Stowmarket, which are 16 miles and 9 miles distance respectively. Diss, Norwich, Ipswich and Stowmarket all have railway stations providing a regular commuter service to London's Liverpool Street.
Description Mendlesham Manor is a stunning example of a Grade II Listed Elizabethan manor house, which occupies a delightful rural setting on the outskirts of Mendlesham with gardens and grounds that extend to approximately 6 acres.
The principal accommodation is both impressive and substantial, with wonderful examples of oak joinery throughout the extensive accommodation. To the north of Mendlesham Manor is Manor Barn; this newly constructed oak framed building provides ancillary accommodation to Mendlesham Manor and has the potential to be used for a variety of purposes including an annexe for relatives, a work-from-home facility, a holiday let or B&B facility, subject to the necessary consents.
The gardens and grounds that surround Mendlesham Manor extend to nearly 6 acres in all. These comprise more formal and established gardens, as well as an orchard, a variety of mature specimen trees and paddocks. There is also a good range of outbuildings, including stables, a summerhouse, double garage and workshop.
The House An imposing oak front door with carved surround and leaded light windows opens into the
Reception Hall With staircase to the half landing and first floor, understairs storage cupboard, stone flooring throughout, radiator, and doors off to
Sitting Room 7.24m x 5.13m (23'9 x 16'10) An extremely impressive reception room with excellent ceiling height and large windows providing good views of the surrounding gardens and grounds. The focal point of the room is the open fireplace with brick surround and hearth, and bressummer beam over. Exposed chamfered tie beams, TV and telephone points, and radiators.
Georgian Drawing/Dining Room 5.41m x 5.36m (17'9 x 17'7) Another delightful reception room, that can also be utilised as a dining room, with connecting door to the rear hall and former butler's pantry. This room is panelled throughout and benefits from large windows that provide good views of the surrounding gardens and grounds. Fireplace with carved stone and wood surround on a raised stone hearth, and wall light points.
An opening from the Reception Hall leads through to the
Inner Hall 5.26m x 2.29m (17'3 x 7'6) With large window overlooking the rear courtyard and gardens, chamfered ceiling timber, built-in storage cupboard, radiator and wall light points. Doors open into the
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 8.43m x 4.93m (27'8 x 16'2) A substantial room with an impressive range of exposed ceiling and wall timbers. Twin aspect with mullion and leaded light windows providing good views over the courtyard and surrounding gardens, together with a door providing access. Fireplace, with bressummer beam, containing the four ovenAga, with flanking shelved recess with storage cupboard to the side. Peninsula breakfast bar with oak work surface over incorporating a range of cupboards and carved drainer flanking the Butler sink with mixer tap. Range of fitted cupboards, slate flooring throughout and spotlighting. Door to walk-in pantry with range of shelving, quarry tiled flooring, plumbing and waste for dishwasher, recessed spotlighting and leaded light windows providing views over the gardens.
A door beside the fireplace opens into the
Office 4.88m x 2.84m (16' x 9'4) With large, almost full length, window providing delightful views of the gardens, Manor Barn and stable block. A part glazed door providing access to the gardens, range of fitted cupboards and drawers, wood panelled recess and quarry tiled flooring. Door to
Rear Kitchen Providing an ancillary preparation and cooking area to the main kitchen, with range of cupboard and drawers units with wood work surface over incorporating a stainless steel sink with mixer tap and four ring halogen electric hob. Fitted shelving, tiled walls and quarry tiled floor. Window overlooking the gardens.
A further door from the Inner Hall opens into a Rear Hall, which has a door returning to the Drawing/Dining Room, a window overlooking the courtyard garden and doors off to
Cloak/Shower Room Well fitted with shower cubicle, WC and pedestal wash basin. Exposed ceiling timbers, tiled walls and floor. Radiator. Window overlooking the rear courtyard.
Utility Room With interconnecting door to the garages, and stainless steel sink with flanking drainers and storage under. Built-in display cabinet with storage below and fitted shelved cupboards. Plumbing connections for washing machine. Quarry tiled flooring and large window providing good views to the rear.
Stairs from the Reception Hall rise to a half landing, with opening through to the Inner Landing, but with the staircase continuing to the Galleried Landing with doors providing access to the
Master Bedroom 5.36m x 5.31m (17'7 x 17'5) Located above the Georgian Drawing/Dining Room and of similar proportions. A most stunning twin aspect double bedroom with delightful views of the surrounding gardens and grounds. Built-in wardrobe cupboards. Radiator.
A door from the Master Bedroom opens into a lobby area where a door returns to the Inner Landing and a further door leads off to the
Copper Bathroom Refurbished by the current vendors to an extremely high standard, with suite comprising a copper 'double slipper' freestanding bath with mixer tap and shower attachment over, together with separate circular copper sinks mounted on marble surfaces with storage cupboards under and independent mixer taps over. Large window overlooking the courtyard gardens and Mendlesham Barn. Range of built-in wardrobe cupboards. Patterned tiled walls, radiator and recessed spotlighting.
A further door from the inner landing opens into the separate WC, with mounted washbasin.
Returning to the galleried landing, further doors provide access to
Bedroom Two 4.62m x 4.45m (15'2 x 14'7) Another delightful double bedroom with large leaded light window overlooking the front drive and gardens. Fireplace with carved oak panelling and flanking storage cupboards. Radiator and opening through to the
Dressing Room/Bedroom Five Currently used as a dressing room, but with a separate door returning to the inner landing. Twin aspect with large windows providing good views over the surrounding grounds. Radiator.
Bathroom With suite comprising panelled bath with shower attachment in fully tiled surround, mounted wash basin with storage under, and WC. Exposed floorboards. Heated towel rail. Recessed spotlighting. Large window providing good views over the front gardens.
Returning to the half landing on the staircase, an opening leads through to the
Inner Landing With low level windows providing views over the courtyard garden. Extensive range of exposed wall timbers. Former mullion windows, oak panelled walls and door to walk-in linen cupboard. Doors off to
Bedroom Three 4.75m x 4.27m (15'7 x 14') A triple aspect double bedroom with partly vaulted ceilings. Exposed ceiling and wall timbers. Built-in wardrobe cupboards with drawers.
Bedroom Four 3.58m x 3.20m (11'9 x 10'6) A pretty double bedroom with low level leaded light window providing views over the gardens. Oak panelled feature wall and exposed ceiling and wall timbers. Radiator and telephone point.
Bathroom With panelled bath in half height tiled surround. Pedestal wash basin and WC. Window providing views over the gardens. Radiator and recessed spotlighting.
From the Inner Landing an oak staircase leads past the door serving Bedroom Five and up to the
Second Floor Landing With doors off to
Playroom/Bedroom Six 11.13m x 3.63m (36'6 x 11'11) A stunning conversion of the attic space, which now provides a substantial room that can be utilised as a playroom or dormitory-style bedroom. Twin aspect with windows on the front and side elevations providing plenty of light, partly vaulted ceilings and exposed roof truss elements. Doors to eaves storage cupboard. Access to attic storage.
Bedroom Seven 4.67m x 2.69m (15'4 x 8'10) A double bedroom with large window on the gable elevation providing far reaching views over gardens and the surrounding countryside. Partly vaulted with exposed roof truss elements. Sink and radiator.
Manor Barn & Stables A part glazed stable-style door provides access to the
Oak Party Barn 12.78m x 7.14m (41'11 x 23'5) A stunning additional reception area to Mendlesham Manor with vaulted ceiling and exposed oak frame. Fully glazed French doors with glazed sidelights opening on to the patio area, together with window on the southern elevation providing additional light. Secondary door to the patio and gardens. Spotlighting, loft storage area, electric panel heaters and doors off to
Kitchen 3.53m x 2.72m (11'7 x 8'11) Well fitted with a good range of cupboard and drawer units with oak block work surface over incorporating a marble insert for food preparation and Butler sink with mixer tap and carved drainer to the side. Four ring halogen hob with light and extractor hood over. High level double oven and grill with pull-out larder to the side.
Wet Room Fully tiled with mixer shower, WC and pedestal wash basin. Extractor fan.
Study/Storeroom 1.83m x 1.73m (6' x 5'8) Window on the rear elevation. Extractor fan.
Stairs from the reception area of the oak party barn rise to the first floor. This comprises two rooms with Velux window lights, eaves storage cupboards, electric panel heaters and a casement style window on the gable elevation providing views to the east. The planning permission states that these rooms are to be used for storage purposes only, but this area could be converted to provide additional bedroom accommodation, with Mendlesham Barn then serving as ancillary accommodation to the main house, as an annexe for a dependent relative, or as a holiday let/B&B facility, subject to the necessary consents.
Adjoining Mendlesham Barn is a range of stabling, with side hung double doors opening to the stable yard, with floor drain and three stables off. Interconnecting door to the oak party barn and secondary door providing access for the horses. Water, power and light connected.
Outside Mendlesham Manor occupies a delightful rural location, set well back from the road and approached via a pair of electric gates that open on to a tree-lined drive. The drive forks to provide separate access to the Manor and the barn. The driveway serving Mendlesham Manor circumvents the gardens, initially flanked by the orchard and paddocks to the south before arriving at the large parking and turning area. Standing beside Mendlesham Manor, and with a connecting internal doorway, is the double garage with boarded storage over. A door at the rear opens into a covered area with outside WC and tack room. Beyond the garage, to the west, is a large pond, together with a secondary access to Mendlesham Manor via a right of way over a privately owned track.
The formal gardens to the front of Mendlesham Manor have been landscaped. These are predominantly laid to lawn but incorporate flower and shrub borders contained within boxbush hedging, herbaceous borders, rose beds and the delightful thatched summer house. There is also a great array of specimen trees, including oak, cedar, sweet and horse chestnut and ash.
To the side of Mendlesham Manor is a further area of garden, which is predominantly enclosed from the front gardens and driveway to provide a great deal of privacy. Again, mainly laid to lawn, but with a gravelled seating area that can be accessed from the kitchen/breakfast room.
At the rear is an enclosed and sheltered courtyard with paved and shingled seating areas set amongst raised railway sleeper beds containing lavender plants. An ornate arched opening leads from the courtyard via a gravelled walkway to a large patio, Manor Barn and the stables. Set within the patio is a water feature with fountain, beyond which is an additional area of garden where there are two established magnolia trees and a greenhouse. A gravelled driveway leads from Manor Barn to the stables via the timber framed workshop, returning to the tree-lined drive and principal entrance.
To the south-east of Mendlesham Manor are the paddocks. These are enclosed within established high level hedging and fencing, and incorporate areas of young woodland that have been planted with indigenous species.
Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent.
Services Mains water and electricity. Private drainage system. Oil fired central heating.
Council Tax Band H; £3,100.44 payable per annum 2016/2017.
Local Authority Mid Suffolk District Council, Council Offices, High Street, Needham Market, Suffolk IP6 8DL; Tel 01449 724500.
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