Delightfully positioned former rectory requiring total renovation.
The Grange, formerly the rectory to the village, is believed to date from the early 17th century and is Grade II Listed of Special Architectural and Historic Interest. The accommodation is arranged over three floors and is in need of complete renovation. The location of the house is particularly appealing being positioned in an historic part of the village with the church to the east and the moat of Haughley castle to the west and north of the house. Haughley castle is considered one of the best preserved motte and bailey earthworks in Suffolk.
A side entrance porch leads to a panelled door into the front hall with principal stairs to the first floor landing. A door from the hall leads through to a dining room with fireplace and
secondary stair to a first floor stand alone bedroom. Beyond
the dining room is a scullery kitchen with fireplace and
outlooks over the gardens. There is also a ground floor bathroom. This wing of the house lends itself as a self-contained parlour/ annexe. A further door from the hall leads into the kitchen/breakfast room which has an Aga, basic kitchen
units and French doors out to the gardens. Beyond the kitchen is a sitting room with out looks over the front gardens, fireplace with glazed display alcove and French windows out to the gardens. This opens through into a library with fitted bookcases, bay window and on to a separate cloakroom.
The staircase leads onto a split level landing with a double
bedroom with triple aspect windows over the gardens. The
inner landing leads to 3 further bedrooms several of which have
wash-basins, in built wardrobes and a connecting box room.
The second floor is accessed off the inner landing where there are three rooms all requiring renovation.
The house is set back from Duke Street with a parking area
fronting the garage/coach house. Adjoining this is a garden store. An internal stair leads to the second floor former play room and studio. To the rear is a gardeners cloakroom and greenhouse. The gardens have established trees including a fine mulberry tree, small orchard with a garden building to the far corner. The gardens are well stocked and surround the house with seating areas and various storerooms connected back to the house. To the rear is the access to the main cellar with a wine cellar beyond. About 0.33 acre (STS)
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central
heating. (The services have not been tested).
The property has been in the same ownership for over 40
years and requires complete renovation. The property will not
be fully cleared of all contents upon completion and buyers
should be aware that the clearing and disposal of any items left at the property will be the responsibility of the purchasers.
View payable Stamp Duty for this property
The house offers an incredible opportunity for a buyer to restore what is a lovely village house in an historic setting within the village.Tom Orford