Magnificent village house in superb condition and excellent studio, summer house and gardens.
The Boot is a wonderfully handsome, historic house with spectacular gardens, an impressive orangery/summer house and an array of outbuildings.
Believed to be one of the oldest buildings in the village with medieval origins, The Boot is Grade II listed for special architectural and historic interest and retains many enchanting period features, including original ship's timbers and magnificent inglenook fires.
The Boot has been a much loved family home by our clients, who have superbly and comprehensively restored and expanded the house to an exceptional standard, creating a stunning family home, comprising elegantly proportioned, light filled rooms, balancing period charm with comfortable contemporary living.
The front door opens on to a hall which leads through to the drawing room and garden room to the left and dining room to the right. The dining room leads through to snug and kitchen/breakfast rooms, with two sets of stairs - in the dining room and snug - to the first floor.
The spacious, double aspect drawing room has a fabulous chamfer beamed ceiling - believed to be old ships' timbers from when the River Lark was navigable through the village - and a handsome inglenook fire with an inset wood burning stove.
The drawing room flows through to the garden room, with oak framed windows - which, like the windows throughout the house are double glazed - overlooking the garden and over the Lark Valley. This attractive contemporary addition has oak beams and a wood burning stove.
Facing the drawing room is the dining room which has an equally majestic inglenook fire and beams, and flows through to the snug, which is ideal for more casual and relaxed use. Beyond the dining room is the kitchen/breakfast room.
The bespoke farmhouse kitchen has walnut worksurfaces, an economy 7 electric AGA, with a hand painted tiled backsplash depicting the house, and integrated appliances including a Neff induction hob and oven, Bosch fridges and freeze, and a Hotpoint dishwasher.
The family bathroom, with a roll top bath and separate shower, is off to the left of the kitchen and the utility/boot room, with its own shower (ideal for pets), to the right.
The first floor consists of three double bedrooms; the principal bedroom is especially charming with a pretty reclaimed chimneypiece, views over the valley, dressing room and en suite shower room.
There are a number of outbuildings within the grounds of The Boot. Most notably the incredible, cedar framed orangery/summer house. A substantial glazed building, perfect for year round entertaining, with a wood burning stove.
There are additionally a cedar clad studio, which subject to necessary consents could make an excellent annexe; an office with CAT 6 wiring and air conditioning; further sheds; and a log store.
The Boot sits within about 0.43 of an acre of delightful grounds. To the front of the house is a verdant lawn with an herbaceous border and a Victorian-style greenhouse.
To the rear of the house is a spectacular walled garden, with various terraces and entertaining spaces, including a brick built barbecue; a border with shrubs and perennials; a kitchen garden; and a chicken run.
There is ample parking to the front of the house behind electric gates, along with garaging.
The Boot is a beautiful and wonderfully restored family house in one of my favorite parts of Suffolk. The house perfectly balances period charm with contemporary living, and I love the gardens and especially the cedar framed summer house.Alexander McNabProperty agent