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7 bedroom manor house for sale

Cranley Green, Eye, Suffolk

Guide Price £625,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Kitchen, pantry, utility room, dining room, sitting room, conservatory, study and boot room/ground floor bedroom 7 with en-suite shower room. Cellar. Six first floor bedrooms, bathroom and storeroom. Store buildings and workshop. Parking. Grounds extending to 0.6 acres.  

Location Cranley Manor is situated within the hamlet of Cranley, one and a half miles from the historic market town of Eye which provides a range of independent local shops, as well as two Co-ops and a newsagent. There are various eateries, including The Queen's Head public house, two Chinese takeaways, a pizza takeaway and a fish and chip shop. The town boasts a nineteenth century folly which is situated among the ruins of a Norman motte and bailey castle, a popular site for picnics, children's activities and theatre productions. There is also a library, bakery, hairdresser, art studios, antique shop, fabric shop, pharmacy, delicatessen, butchers, handyman and medical centre, as well as St Peter & Paul's CEVAP Primary School and

Hartismere High School. There is also a nature reserve, community centre, playing field and a network of public footpaths.

There are further facilities in Diss, which is approximately 7 miles from the property. Diss has direct rail services to both Norwich (17 minutes) and London's Liverpool Street station (1 hour 20 minutes). It also offers Tesco, Morrison and Aldi supermarkets, as well as further schooling, restaurants, shops and services. The A140 lies to the west and links to the county's dual carriageway network, as well as Norwich and the county town of Ipswich.  

Description Cranley Manor is a most impressive and substantial house extending to approximately 4,271 sq ft. The property is Grade II listed and the core is believed to date from the eighteenth century. The front of the house has an attractive Suffolk white brick façade and is under a peg and pantile roof. Some of the house has been renovated/modernised in recent years, but it is anticipated that a buyer will choose to carry out further renovation works to the dwelling. Internally, there is a kitchen with larder and adjoining 12' x 10' pantry. There is also a 17' x 13' utility room/scullery with adjacent store that provides access to the cellar. In addition is a study, ground floor bedroom with en-suite shower room, dining room, sitting room and conservatory. On the first floor are six double bedrooms, along with a bathroom. There is space for en-suite shower rooms to be added throughout many of the bedrooms, subject to the normal consents. Externally, there is a south facing front garden and drive, as well as substantial and mature, west and north facing gardens. In addition is an east facing courtyard. As well as a workshop, there are a number of useful brick store buildings.  

The Accommodation  

The House  

Ground Floor One of two front doors provides access to the  

Hallway Fitted shelving, coat pegs, door to the sitting room and further door to the  

Kitchen 17´4 x 15´3 (5.28m x 4.65m) North and south facing windows overlooking the front and rear gardens. Space for Aga (current Aga not included). Low level wall units with stainless steel sink, drainer and mixer taps above. Built-in shelved larder. Doors off to the lobby, utility room and  

Pantry 12´1 x 10´3 (3.68m x 3.12m) A substantial room with fitted shelving and north facing window overlooking the rear garden. Door to an inner hallway with shelving, and further door to the sitting room. 

Utility Room 17´6 x 13´9 (5.33m x 4.19m) A spacious utility room or scullery with exposed timbers and east facing window overlooking the courtyard garden. External doors to the courtyard and rear garden. Oil-fired boiler. Fitted cupboards. Low level wall units with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Work surface with silica resin sink, drainer and mixer taps above. One of two staircases to the first floor landing. Doors open to a store room with fitted shelving, the lobby and  

Boot Room 18´6 x 13´7 (5.64m x 4.14m) This could be used as a bedroom or further reception room. East and west facing windows. Tiled flooring. Modern electric heater. Recessed spotlighting. A door opens to an 

En-suite Shower Room Comprising electric shower, WC and hand wash basin. Ladder-style chrome towel radiator. Recessed spotlighting.  

Lobby With doors to the kitchen and to the  

Study 14´2 x 10´3 (4.32m x 3.12m) South and west facing windows overlooking the front garden. Cast iron fireplace with tiled surround and timber mantel. Shelved display alcove.

From the hallway, a further door opens to the  

Sitting Room 17´6 x 16´6 (5.33m x 5.03m) North and south facing windows overlooking the front and rear gardens. Radiator. Brick fireplace. Alcove with wall light points. Door to the inner hallway, the second hallway and to the  

Rear Hall Second of two staircases leading to the first floor landing. Understairs cupboard. Door to the exterior and further door opening to the  

Dining Room 17´7 x 16´5 (5.36m x 5.00m) South facing window overlooking the front of the property. Tiled fireplace. Radiator and wall light points. Double doors to the conservatory and further door opening to the  

Second Hallway Tiled flooring. Front door flanked on both sides by windows to the exterior.  

Conservatory 23´10 x 10´ (7.26m x 3.05m) A lean-to timber framed conservatory under a polycarbonate roof with north, south and west facing windows overlooking the garden. Double doors to the exterior.

From the rear hall, stairs lead to the  

First Floor  

Landing North facing windows to the rear of the property. Doors off to the bedrooms and bathroom. 

Bedroom One 17´11 x 16´4 (5.46m x 4.98m) A spacious double bedroom with south facing window to the front of the property. Radiator. Alcove. Built-in wardrobe.  

Bedroom Two 14´2 x 13´8 (4.32m x 4.17m) A double bedroom with south facing window to the front of the property. Radiator. Built-in open fronted wardrobe with shelving. Blocked fireplace.  

Bathroom Comprising bath, tiled shower unit, WC and hand wash basin. South facing window. Window seat. Wall-mounted electric heater and ladder-style chrome towel radiator.  

Bedroom Three 14´1 x 13´ (4.29m x 3.96m) A double bedroom with south facing window to the front of the property. Blocked fireplace. Fitted shelving. Door to airing cupboard with modern hot water cylinder and slatted shelving.

From the landing, a door opens to a  

Secondary Landing With stairs leading up to the attic and down to the utility room. A door opens to  

Bedroom Four 17´8 x 14´5 (5.38m x 4.39m) A spacious walk-through double bedroom with fireplace with impressive timber surround. Exposed timbers. East facing leadlight window. Door to the airing cupboard and further door to a store. Doors open to bedrooms five and six.  

Bedroom Five 18´4 x 13´10 (5.59m x 4.22m) A double bedroom with exposed timbers and east facing window.  

Bedroom Six 13´11 x 10´3 (4.24m x 3.12m) A double bedroom with south facing window to the front of the property. Cast iron fireplace with timber surround. Hand wash basin.  

Outside The property is approached by an in-and-out driveway that also provides parking. Here there is lawn enclosed by mature hedging and trees. There is access to the workshop, which measures approximately 34' x 14' maximum. This has two east facing windows with obscured glazing. The main gardens lie to the west of the manor and, whilst laid to lawn, contain extensive raised vegetable beds that include established asparagus beds. (Polytunnel and fruit cage not included.) The gardens are enclosed by mature hedging, trees and, to the rear, brick walls. To the northern side of the house is a further garden laid to lawn with a high level redbrick serpentine wall that the vendor states was built by Napoleonic prisoners of war. Here there is also a range of brick-built outbuildings measuring 10'7 x 10'1, 23'2 x 11'4 and 11'5 x 10'10. In addition is an east facing courtyard garden with high level brick and feather boarded boundaries making an ideal suntrap and windbreak. This has flowerbeds and a patio area and has access to the external store, which measures approximately 14' x 13'. In all, the grounds extend to 0.6 acres.  

Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent. 

Services Mains electricity. Use of modern sewerage plant. (The modern sewerage plant is located within the grounds of the neighbouring property. Cranley Manor will have the right to drain into the system, paying half the cost of emptying and maintenance.) Oil-fired central heating. Borehole water supply. (The borehole is located on the neighbouring property with the separate pump and filtration plant for Cranley Manor being located within an outbuilding. Cranley Manor will have the right to access the existing borehole for any repair/replacement works.)  

Council Tax Band G; £2,974.23 payable per annum 2019/2020. 

Local Authority Mid Suffolk District Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Rd, Ipswich IP1 2BX; Tel: 0345 6066067. 

NOTE 1. These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by intending purchasers or lessees in inspecting properties which have been sold, let or withdrawn. No warranty can be given for any of the services or equipment at the property and no tests have been carried out to ensure that heating, electrical or plumbing systems and equipment are fully operational. Any distances, room aspects and measurements which are given are approximate only. No guarantee can be given that any planning permissions or building regulations have been applied for or approved.

2. Whilst the property lies in a particularly pleasant rural location, it should be noted that adjacent are former farm buildings that are used for storage, as well as a free range egg unit.

May 2019 


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