Exceptional & superbly restored 14th century house set on the village edge.
Choppins Hall formally known as Thedwards, is an outstanding period property reputedly dating from the late 14th century. Listed Grade I it is considered to be the most complete example of a property with a raised aisled hall with two cross wings
The house is of traditional brick and timber frame construction under a peg tiled roof and displays a wealth of features characteristic of its kind, particularly exposed beams and oak framed and mullion windows. The property has been thoroughly & expertly refurbished to a high standard by the present owners.
Outside there is a very large traditional Suffolk barn that has also been carefully refurbished. The barn is Listed Grade II, with great potential to be put to a variety of uses, a good double garage suitable for four cars and several outbuildings including stables.
The house is situated in a central position surrounded by its own mature gardens to the east and south with many wonderful mature trees.
The property has recently been completely & sympathetically refurbished with real expertise and understanding of these wonderful period buildings. The house now offers comfortable, stylish accommodation over two floors whilst retaining a wealth of period features. Internally the house has some of the most impressive exposed beams & studwork, open fireplaces, high ceilings & exposed wooden floors. The current owners have blended the incredibly special period character of the building with modern comfort remarkably well.
Choppins Hall is approached over a tree lined drive leading to a cobbled parking sweep to the southern aspect of the house enclosed by red brick walls.
Joining the parking sweep is a garage constructed from brick and flint under pitched pan tiled roofs with concrete floor. To the west of the property lies an excellent range of outbuildings some of which have been converted to form an orangery, a studio / games room and a shower room. This building is remarkably flexible and could be used as an annexe to the main house as well as an ideal detached home office if working from home was a requirement.
These buildings enclose a wonderful mature garden with well stocked raised beds. Beyond, the grounds lead to a tremendous orchard and further sweeping grounds surround the house with wildflower meadows and fine views across the valley.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
From Ipswich or Bury St Edmunds take the A14 and turn off at the junction with the
A140 signposted to Norwich. Continue on this road for about half a mile turning right towards Coddenham on the B1078. Upon reaching the village after 2 miles, bear left towards Pettaugh. After 0.3 miles the road forks, bear left and continue for about 0.55 miles. The road bends sharply to the right and the drive of Choppins Hall will be found immediately on the right.
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I think Choppins Hall is one of the finest period houses I have seen in my career. It really combines the wonderful period character with high ceilings, beautiful exposed beams & very comfortable modernised living remarkably well. The careful, through and sympathetic restoration & refurbishment has been carried out tremendously well.Peter Ogilvie