Mettingham, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1TF | Property for sale | Savills
437.76 sq m
Guide price £1,100,000(65,326,163 EGP)

MettinghamBungay, Suffolk, NR35 1TF


    Key features

    • Substantial Grade II listed farmhouse dating from the 16th century
    • About 4700 square feet of living space
    • A rural setting yet close to the convenience of a thriving market town
    • About 8 acres of delightful gardens and grounds.
    • Potential for further land if required

    Substantial farmhouse in 8 acres, spacious and light rooms with charm.

    About this property

    • The property is an imposing Grade II listed farmhouse, of attractive mellow red brick under a pantile roof, with a south to west orientation looking out over the charming gardens and grounds and paddocks. The house is believed to date back to the 16th century, with the period detail to support that claim, with additions in the proceeding centuries to create a functional family home with plenty of space and light.

      As with all good farmhouses, there is a formal and informal entrance into the circa 4700 sq ft of living accommodation. The principal reception rooms include a charming dual aspect drawing room, with woodburner, alcove cupboards and shelving and a dining room, again with woodburner, stone fire surround, and Victorian proportions and detailing. The more day-to-day rooms are south facing, with views of the gardens and beyond. The farmhouse kitchen, with 4 oven Aga, sits conveniently between a relaxed sitting room and the essential utility room. There is a further office, and a study, allowing for privacy if working from home, a cellar, useful store rooms and a shower room off the utility perfect for muddy dogs and children.

      The first floor has a pleasingly conventional layout. All five bedrooms are double rooms with good ceiling height. A family bathroom and further bathroom are at either end of the house, so all bedrooms are served by a nearby bathroom. The staircase continues up to two converted attic rooms.

      Gardens and grounds
      The farmhouse is approached from the south, over a long drive leading to a parking and turning area to the front of the house, with the drive continuing to the rear of the house with plenty of further parking.

      The majority of the 8 acres of land with the farmhouse is to the south and south-east of the house. An initial area of garden is immediately to the south, with a paved area perfect for outside dining and entertaining looking out over the gardens and beyond. An expanse of lawn sweeps away from the house, with herbaceous beds, shrubs and maturing trees throughout to add points of interest. An enclosed area of partly walled garden is to the east of the house, currently hosting an Endless Pool (being removed) and lending itself to a pool area if required. The lawns blend into a wild flower meadow, with mown paths meandering through. The garden is surrounded by a fenced off moat, in keeping with all period properties in the area. The land then continues, with a ride leading to open paddocks of established and clean grazing land, with boundaries of mature hedging and trees, with a younger area of woodland on the northern boundary.

      Part of a traditional outbuilding is included within the sale, currently providing six loose boxes and which could be used in many different ways.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This had a really great balance of house and land, manageable whilst giving plenty of opportunity.

    Ben RivettProperty agent

    Local information

    • Carlton Farmhouse is located in unspoilt countryside about 1 mile to the south-east of Bungay. The bustling market town offers a great range of shopping including the renowned delicatessen ‘Earsham Street Deli' and other lifestyle shops along that particular street, cafes, restaurants, leisure facilities and primary and secondary education.
    • Norwich, the cathedral city and centre of East Anglia is approximately 20 miles away to the north with excellent retail, cultural and educational sectors and a mainline rail service to London Liverpool Street. The same mainline train can also be reached at Diss, approximately 14 miles away. Southwold and the Suffolk heritage coast are approximately 18 miles distant.

    Additional information

    • Services
    • Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
    • Agent's Note
    • 1. A right of way in favour of the farmhouse will be granted over the driveway of the neighbouring Carlton House Farm.
    • 2. A fence will be erected behind the house, between the farmhouse and the neighbouring property.
    • Fixtures and fittings
    • All fixtures and fittings including fitted carpets and curtains are specifically excluded from the sale, but may be available in addition, subject to separate negotiation.
    • Viewings
    • Strictly by appointment with Savills. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G