5 bedroom detached house for sale

Brent Eleigh CO10

Sold STC £625,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 22ft x 17ft Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room
  • Upstairs Bedrooms 1 and 2 Both with En Suites
  • 28ft Long Aga Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • 18ft x 14ft Bedroom 5/Upstairs Studio
  • Utility Room
  • 18ft x 16ft Integral Double Garage
  • Downstairs Bedrooms 3 & 4 and Shower Room
  • Sweeping Drive and Mature Gardens All Around
  • Impressive Stairs and Landing
  • Separate Paddock With Additional Access - Around 3.5 Acres Overall

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE LOCATION
Brent Eleigh is a small and much-favoured village just a couple of miles from the medieval village of Lavenham. The main part of the village is tucked off the main road (bypassed many years ago) and contains a fine parish church and an interesting selection of period houses, cottages and later properties. Bennetts Piece is just outside the village, tucked off a small country lane with open fields behind, in front and beyond. Lavenham provides a wonderful selection of local shops, including two Coops, a grocers, pharmacy etc., together with a number of good public houses and restaurants, a village hall and a doctor's surgery. The market towns of Hadleigh and Sudbury are both within easy driving distance, providing further amenities. The surrounding area contains lovely countryside with good riding and walks.

THE PROPERTY
We believe that the original part of Bennetts Piece lies at the centre and was a small cottage. The property has been extended a number of times over the years in a mixture of red brick and painted rendered elevations and the whole property is now under a concrete interlocking pantile roof. There are natural wooden windows with wide gap double glazed panes, although some require attention. A calor gas boiler supplying hot water with a large storage tank to the front. The main heating is the original electric under floor heating. Because of its setting and grounds, the house offers great potential for renovation and upgrading to a superior country property. The integral garage has a room above it and would therefore convert to additional accommodation and another cartlodge could be constructed. There is a four oven Aga in the kitchen (powered by Calor Gas) and a Calor Gas boiler supplying part heating. The house is fitted with original electric underfloor heating.

The house is surrounded by formal gardens with an impressive drive at the front and these open on to a paddock, which slopes up the hill and offers the potential to create a good equestrian facility. Its proximity to Lavenham with its ultra-desirability would justify significant expenditure on the house.

THE ACCOMMODATION

ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Reception Hall 19' x 16' (5.8m x 4.9m), "L" shaped. With a pair of doors coming in from the front, open tread pine staircase up to the first floor, connecting door in from the garage and a large full-length glazed panel to the rear. Quarry tiled floor, exposed brickwork on one wall.

Inner Hall 13' x 10' (4m x 3m). At the centre of the house with a turning pine open tread staircase leading up to the galleried landing and doors off to the various rooms. Glazed door from the reception hall.

Boiler/Cloakroom 5' 6" x 4' 6" (1.65m x 1.4m). An internal cloaks cupboard with wall mounted Calor Gas boiler.

Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room 22' x 17' (6.7m x 5.2m). An open plan room with sitting and dining areas separated by a central red brick chimney breast with open fireplace and raised brick hearth on one side. Four windows at the sitting end looking over the garden and up the paddock and four high level windows in the dining area. Sitting area open through to the breakfast/morning room and the dining area open through to the kitchen.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 28' x 12' 6" (8.5m x 3.8m). Divided into two areas with a central archway. Kitchen area fitted with a range of laminate wall and base cupboards with matching working surfaces all in a light mushroom colour, with blue tiled splashbacks. Calor Gas fired four oven Aga with twin hotplates and warming pad, plus Neff Calor Gas and electric hobs and a twin bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Space for full height fridge/freezer. Windows to the side and rear overlooking the gardens. Breakfast area with two windows looking over the garden and up the paddocks and a French door and the whole room with quarry tiled floor and pine clad ceiling with fluorescent lights.

Utility Room 8' x 6' 9" (2.4m x 2.05m). With window to the front, Dome Extra water softener, white working surface with deep stainless steel laundry sink with softened and unsoftened taps, woodgrain flooring.

Bedroom 3 14' x 9' (4.3m x 2.75m). With window to the front overlooking the drive and front garden.

Bedroom 4 14' x 12' 3" (4.3m x 3.7m). With windows to the side and rear aspect.

Downstairs Shower Room 8' x 6' (2.4m x 1.8m). With older style pale orange suite comprising corner shower cubicle with Perspex sliding doors, pedestal handbasin and low flush WC with concealed cistern. Electric towel rail, window to the front.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR
Introduction A central staircase in the inner hall leads up to bedrooms 1 and 2 and their en suites. The second staircase in the reception hall leads to the mezzanine studio/bedroom 5.

Landing 13' x 11' (3.95m x 3.35m). With pine gallery rail on three sides to match the stairs, loft hatch, built-in wardrobe cupboards all along one wall with sliding pine doors. Doors on either side to useful eaves storage cupboards.

Bedroom 1 13' 6" x 12' 6" (4.1m x 3.8m). With a window to the side overlooking the garden and looking up the paddock. Wall mounted fan assisted radiator, two globe lights and door to:

En Suite Shower Room 1 10' x 6' (3.05m x 1.8m). With window to the front overlooking the drive and Brook Farm. Fitted with an avocado suite comprising twin circular handbasin set into vanity surface, low flush WC with concealed cistern and corner shower cubicle with sliding Perspex doors. Three mirrors above the basins with theatre lights. Radiator.

Bedroom 2 14' x 9' 3" (4.3m x 2.8m). With window to the rear, fan assisted radiator, two globe wall lights and door to en suite shower room.

En Suite Bathroom 2 10' x 7' (3m x 2.15m). With matching white suite comprising panelled oval bath with handheld shower and mixer attachment, low flush WC with concealed cistern, bidet and pedestal handbasin. Window to the front overlooking the drive, fitted pine cupboards. Radiator.

Bedroom 5/Upstairs Studio 18' x 14' 3" (5.5m x 4.3m). With a high vaulted ceiling with two large Velux windows overlooking the gardens, night storage heater and a walk-in cupboard 7' x 5' (3.1m x 1.5m), which could be an en suite cloakroom perhaps.

OUTSIDE
Integral Double Garage 18' 6" deep x 16' wide (5.6m x 4.9m). Built under the first floor studio/bedroom 5, with the possibility to turn into further accommodation. Double width up and over door, electricity meter and switch gear etc., window to the rear.

The Grounds The house stands well back from the lane with an impressive frontage. There is a raised grass bank across the front with shingled drive on the left, which sweeps round to the garage and across the front of the house, providing extensive parking. There is plenty of room to build a separate cartlodge/garage if the existing one were incorporated into the accommodation. To the left of the drive is a fenced enclosure housing the Calor/Propane tank. Formal gardens surround the house with a small flagstone terrace at the side but the remainder laid to lawn with some fine trees on the boundaries. DERELICT TIMBER SHED. The upper side of the garden has a paddock rail fence beyond which is the meadow which slopes right up to the top with fine trees all around. There is a five bar gate at the top of the paddock giving additional vehicular access from Cock Lane. There is good access to this area from the drive, giving the opportunity to create an excellent equestrian facility. In all around 3.5 acres, subject to survey.

MISCELLANEOUS

SERVICES We are advised that mains water, electricity and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. Drainage is to a septic tank contained in the garden. Aga and boiler powered by Calor gas with storage tank to the front. Electric underfloor heating. Please note we have not carried out a survey, nor tested the plumbing, heating, electrical or drainage systems. House purchasers are always advised to have a survey.

COUNCIL TAX Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils (Tel: 0300 1234 000) advise Charge Band G, amount payable 2018/2019 2,695.77.

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS AND FIXTURES Freehold with immediate vacant possession
available - no upward chain. We have not inspected the title deeds. Carpets, curtains and other fixtures may be available, by separate negotiation. Full list provided with formal contracts.

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the vendor's agents, as above. From Lavenham take the Monks Eleigh road and as you come into Brent Eleigh opposite the sign to the village is The Cock pub (one of the smallest in Suffolk). Turn down alongside (signposted to Brook Farm) and pass the entrance to Brook Farm on the left and around 30 yards further along is the driveway to the house on the right.


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Nearest station

  • Sudbury (5.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Sworders, Lavenham

The Toll Cottage Market Place, Lavenham, CO10 9QZ

01787 720028 Local call rate

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