Exquisite country house with stunning party barn, traditional outbuildings and delightful gardens.
Brook House is classic edge of village country house and is Grade II Listed being of either special architectural or historic interest dating back to 1840 with an earlier service wing. The house is constructed predominantly of red brick with a rendered front façade and also timber frame under slate roofs. There are numerous period features throughout the property that include deep sash windows with shutters, well-proportioned and light-filled reception rooms with high ceiling heights, open fireplaces and louvered window shutters on the front façade. The property also has the benefit of hyper fast fibre broadband. The Suffolk Barn lies to the south of the house and has been exceptionally well restored with the luxury of 21st century living including underfloor heating, extensively insulated, a built in sound system and projector/cinema screen to one end of the barn. The gardens surround the house and are very well stocked. There is a heated swimming pool, hard tennis court, home office/studio and further traditional outbuildings, paddock and small woodland area on the other side of the road.
The front entrance is through an impressive Tuscan porch and into a superb reception hall. On either side of the hall are the two main reception rooms. An inner hall leads to a charming sitting room which connects through to the kitchen/breakfast room. The drawing room has an open fireplace, French doors to the garden and book case incorporating a secret TV recess. The dining room features a wonderful classic fireplace. The inner hall has an impressive sweeping staircase with arched window and this leads through to the study, rear hall, utility room, cloakroom and cellar. The kitchen/breakfast room lies to the end of the house with a 4 oven Aga, large Island unit, additional electric oven with hob and range of base units. There is a pantry to the far end of the room and secondary staircase doorway.
The first floor is reached via the impressive main staircase and also via the secondary stair from the kitchen. The first floor landing leads to the principal bedroom which also benefits from a large en suite bathroom and dressing room. There are a further six double bedrooms and two further bath/shower rooms. All of the bedrooms offer wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and established gardens.
The barn was fully renovated approximately 16 years ago and is an amazing building. Steps lead up to the main barn reception which opens into the vaulted main room with wooden floors benefiting from underfloor heating and a wealth of exposed beams and stud work throughout. Glazed doors open out to a seven bay covered area to the rear of the barn and gardens beyond. A side door leads to a double cloakroom and steps lead down to a further side entrance hall with shower room to one side and door to kitchen/breakfast room with a range of wall mounted and base units, twin wall mounted ovens, cooker with a utility room beyond.
The property is approached via double gates which lead onto a gravel drive with a circular parking sweep fronting the barn and a former courtyard of traditional red brick outbuildings. The drive continues around to the front of the house passing the former coach house/garage with store and onto a parking area to the front of the house.
A separate spur to the drive leads past the barn, remains of an old stable outbuilding (formerly with planning consent for a 2 bed annexe) and on to the paddock which has been useful as over flow parking for social events held at the barn. In amongst the outbuildings is a party room with corner bar, wood store, extensive covered parking, and work shop/store.
There is an excellent home office/studio with French doors to the gardens, power and electricity connected and an adjoining storeroom.
The gardens to the front of the house have further parking areas and are planted with mature established trees. To the rear is a York stone path dividing further lawns with steps up to the paved swimming pool area with further borders. There is a hard tennis court enclosed by beach hedging and more formal gardens to the side with a terrace, pergola and numerous established trees. A paddock of approximately 2.5 acres lies beyond the gardens and on the other side of the road is a wooded area.
Mains water, electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage. Hyper Fast Fibre Broadband. Air source heating for pool.
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I love this period of property, the proportions are so elegant and the space always light and airy. The converted barn is incredible - this lovely family home offers so much.Tom Orford