5 bedroom detached house for sale

Holbrook Hall Park, Little Waldingfield

Sold STC £725,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance hall, cloakroom
  • Drawing Room
  • Sitting Room
  • Study, dining room
  • Aga breakfast room
  • Kitchen, boot room
  • Master suite
  • Four further bedrooms, bathroom
  • Large driveway and garaging
  • Splendid walled grounds of around 0.4 of an acre

Full description

The property was formed from the conversion in Victorian times of a substantial coach house serving nearby Holbrook Hall. The Hall is now a prestigious retirement home with parkland grounds, creating a magnificent setting for The Gatehouse. Built with traditional red brick walls and a high clay tiled roof, there is a wealth of good Victorian architectural features retained, including wide panelled and cross braced pine doors, large windows and a splendid Oak staircase believed to have come from Holbrook Hall.

The house is surrounded by large private gardens with several different areas, including a fully walled main garden at the front. There is ample parking and a sizeable garage. Oil fired central heating is provided. The beautifully arranged accommodation currently in brief comprises; Drawing Room; An elegant reception room with a pair of French doors with windows on either side and a full length matching glazed screen with opening casements, both opening to the walled front garden and a full length double glazed screen to the rear garden. High ceiling with ornate cornice work and ceiling rose, dado rail, arched Suffolk white brick open fireplace with matching hearth.

Sitting Room; Another fine square room with glazed door to the garden and two further windows to the side, ornate ceiling rose. Splendid red brick arched open fireplace with oak mantelpiece. Side Hall; outside the study, with full length glazed screen overlooking the front garden. Dining Room; With windows overlooking the front walled garden and rear garden. A magnificent shallow tread wide staircase (taken from the original Holbrook Hall) with superb oak barley twist banisters and heavy oak newel posts is a fabulous feature of the property.

Accommodation - Study; Window overlooking the rear garden. Kitchen; A bright room with a French door looking down the main walled front garden. Fitted with an extensive range of handmade solid oak cupboards with new thick granite effect worktops, Franke White sink and space for appliances. Aga breakfast room; with a wide range of casement windows looking down the front walled garden with a fine view of Holbrook Hall behind. Oil fired oven AGA. Cloakroom; with WC and handbasin. Rear Hall; With back stairs. Boot Room; A large and useful room with an outside door opening from the drive. Oil boiler supplying central heating, door to; Freezer Room leading off the boot room.

First Floor Accommodation - Landing; With a splendid oak barley twist gallery rail. Velux window to the rear. Master Suite - Introduction This leads in from the main landing and has a dressing area and door to the bathroom and an inner door to the master bedroom, meaning that this bathroom can be used by the other bedrooms or as an en-suite. The bedroom has windows to the front and rear overlooking both gardens and Holbrook Hall. Extensive range of built-in wardrobe cupboards. En Suite/Family Bathroom; With a dormer window overlooking the rear garden and recently installed white suite with bath and separate shower enclosure. Four further generous bedrooms, all affording delightful views across the grounds and Hollbrook Hall beyond. Family Bathroom; With particularly high ceiling with large window to the side overlooking parkland grounds.

Outside - The Formal Drive The original approach down to the house, 53' (16m) long, leading to pair of huge original wrought iron gates opening into what is now the front walled garden. Overall plot around 0.4 acres, subject to survey.

The Approach A long private roadway leads down from the Lavenham to Sudbury road and swings right round to Holbrook Hall (which is known as Brookwood Manor nursing home). A wide shingled private drive turns left and leads down past the side of the house, onto Garden House, Garden Cottage & Farm Cottage beyond. A turning in leads past the side lawn to a large shingled parking and turning area where there is the wide garage with plenty of storage room.

Front & Side Lawns There is a front lawn alongside the formal drive with neat conifer hedging and two fine lime trees, with a gate alongside the house to the front. The side lawn runs down beside and behind the garage and is bordered by mature hedging with a lovely seated arbour in the far corner and two further fine oak trees and some smaller fruit trees. Behind the garage is a wall with a gateway leading through to the rear garden.

Back Garden 70' x 60' (21m x 18m) Enclosed on one side by the house and on the other by a lovely high red brick wall, and on the remaining two sides, by mature hedgerows with the parkland gardens of the adjoining house beyond. A large flagstone terrace adjoining the sitting room and mature flower and shrub borders.

Walled Front Garden 90'x 40' (27m x 12m) plus formal driveway. This is a real feature of the house and is enclosed on all sides by a lovely red brick wall with fancy ridge tiles, some parts 10 ft. high. With mature flower and shrub borders all around, a sundial at the far end with raised brick beds. An original water pump and central flower border, and extensive flagstone terracing adjoining the drawing room, front door and kitchen. Shingled area inside the gates.

GARAGE
Garage 22' 6" x 13' 6" (8.8m x 4.1m) internally. A substantial brick built garage with a pitched tiled roof to match the house, pair of timber doors at the front and a window to the side. Power, light and water connected.

Location - The Gate House occupies a fabulous setting at the end of a shared private drive enjoying the backdrop of the magnificent Holbrook Hall, now a nursing home. The property is situated midway between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Little Waldingfield, roughly halfway between the market town of Sudbury and the medieval village of Lavenham. The surrounding countryside is delightful with lovely walking and views. Great Waldingfield has a local post office and village shop and both Sudbury and Lavenham provide a much wider range of facilities, together with local schooling. Bury St Edmunds is within easy drive, providing much wider amenities and mainland trains can be taken at Sudbury (via a change at Marks Tey) or from Colchester with fast direct services to London's Liverpool Street.

Directions - From our Long Melford office follow the road up towards the green and turn right at the Bull Hotel, proceed along Bull lane and at the T junction turn right onto the bypass and immediately take the next left. Follow the road through Acton towards Great Waldingfield. At the T junction turn left and follow the Lavenham road. Turn right at the turning posted to Brookwood Manor, follow the drive down to the end and turn right into the parking area at the rear of the property.

Services - Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating. Shared private drainage. Council Tax Babergh District Council Charge Band G


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14 June 2018

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Nearest stations

  • Sudbury (3.5 mi)
  • Bures (7.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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The Stables Hall Street, Long Melford, CO10 9JT

01787 720040 Local call rate

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