6 bedroom detached house for sale

Wetherden, Suffolk

Under Offer £850,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A substantial Grade II listed former farmhouse requiring updating, set back in a superb rural setting with a large range of outbuildings and meadow. All in around 6 acres.

Situated in a superb rural elevated setting, Upper Lodge is a fine Grade II listed house requiring updating, built of traditional timber frame construction, encased in gault brick in the 19th-Century, underneath a plain and pan-tiled roofline. The house is very much of architectural merit with many attractive features, which include some high-quality 17th-Century pargetting with rich vinescroll frieze, as well as a number of 16th-Century carved oak timbers, likely to have originated from other buildings.

The house extends to approximately 4,000sq-ft and offers a versatile arrangement of accommodation, In brief, the ground floor comprises reception hall, a triple-aspect drawing room, with open fire, a dining room with attractive carved timbers and red-brick fireplace, a study and conservatory.

The kitchen/breakfast room has been recently updated and remodelled and features an extensive range of hand-made base and eye-level units, with oil-fired Aga, as well as an electric hob, oven and extractor. Furthermore, there is a utility room and ground-floor bathroom and cloakroom, as well as access to a small cellar.

On the first floor is a master bedroom, enjoying a triple aspect and fabulous views over the grounds of Upper Lodge, together with three further bedrooms, nursery/dressing room and family bathroom. There are two independent staircases giving access to an attic, which has two further bedrooms.

The outhouses are a variety of Victorian and interwar year farm buildings comprising a borehole pump house, milking parlour, stables and potting sheds. Most are in derelict condition. No application has been made to demolish, extending to a total of 3,800 sq ft. These outbuildings have enormous potential, and could provide ancillary accommodation, studio or work space (subject to the usual planning consents), and currently serving as an office, with power and light connected, fuel store, workshop, stabling, garaging and general storage .

The grounds themselves extend to 6 acres, of which there is a 5-acre meadow with superb ancient oak trees and a pleasant tree-lined walk around the perimeter, whilst the gardens themselves to the house, are largely lawned with a variety flower beds and mature trees, as well as ample off-road parking.


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