Church Lane, Little Stonham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5JL | Property for sale | Savills
6,568 sq ft(610.19 sq m)
Guide price £650,000(€741,137)

Church LaneLittle Stonham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5JL

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Lot 1: substantial hall with over 6,5oo sqft of impressive accommodation
  • tucked away edge of village setting beside the church
  • established grounds. About 8.75 acres
  • Lot 2: neighbouring range of traditional and modern outbuildings. About 1.5 acres
  • Lot 3: a pair of derelict cottages. About 0.5 acre
  • Total acreage about 10.75 acres

Impressive country house in a tucked away setting requiring complete renovation. Traditional range of outbuildings and a derelict cottage available by separate negotiation.

About this property

  • LOT 1 – The Hall
    Grade II Listed, the hall is believed to date back to the 17th
    century, formerly a manor house and remodelled in the early 19th century. The accommodation briefly comprises double panel front doors with fan light which opens into an impressive
    reception hall with an elegant curving staircase to the first floor
    and side hallways. The south facing reception rooms feature
    high ceilings, French windows, open fireplaces, deep skirting
    boards and various alcoves. The side hall has a door to the cellar, a further outside door with fan light and access to various store rooms. The kitchen and service rooms are to the rear of the house with some exposed timbers and brick floors.
    The main landing has a central glass domed cupola over the
    staircase and an inner landing running the full length of the
    house which gives access to ten bedrooms and a bathroom with
    original features throughout.
    The second floor is accessed via two staircases positioned on
    either end of the inner landing and which both lead to separate
    attic rooms.
    The Hall is approached over a curving drive, which passes the
    church and a horse meadow with field shelter. To the front of the house is a turning circle. A path leads round the side to wooded gardens and access to an integral garage and store. There is an old chicken house and the grounds have several large ponds. To the rear is a brick outbuilding and an old stable building. Beyond the larger pond is a further area of wooded grounds and various paddock areas. About 8.75 acres

    LOT 2 – Hall Barns
    A further entrance from the lane leads to the main set of former farm outbuildings. They comprise two substantial timber framed Suffolk barns. Barn 1 (T shaped) max 88' x 33'. This furthermost barn is Grade II Listed and dates back to the 16th century featuring exposed vaulted beams, wonderful oak frame and doors opening into a courtyard also with adjoining cart lodge bays. Barn No 2 - 90' x 20' part collapsed to one end. Modern barn connecting to barn 2 - 60' x 45'. Beyond the main range of buildings is a machinery/hay barn 83' x 43'. On the other side of the lane is a single storey stable barn
    43' x 20' and parallel cart lodge barn 43' x 20' which forms an
    inner courtyard with garden leading back to the lane. About
    1.5 acres

    LOT 3 – Nos 1 & 2 Hall Cottages
    The cottages are approached off Cloakhouse Lane with vehicular access to the side. The accommodation of each cottage comprise a living room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. In derelict condition. There is a timber garden outhouse and south facing front garden. The front section of drive to the property has a right of way for access to a neighbouring field to the north. About 0.5 acre.

    Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. None of the
    services have been tested. Drainage to each property will
    need upgrading to a compliant treatment plant.

    1) The property is in derelict condition and the outbuildings
    are unsafe to enter. Buyers do so at their own risk and are advised to wear protective head gear.
    2) The vendors have commissioned a full building survey of the property for the benefit of interested parties. An electronic copy of the survey is available from Savills. The purchaser will be obliged to reimburse the vendors the cost of the survey on completion (£1,250 + VAT). The surveyors will then assign the survey to the new owner along with their duty of care.
    3) Lots 2 & 3 will be offered for sale once Lot 1 has sold.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This really is the most incredible opportunity for someone wanting to renovate a superb country house.

Tom OrfordProperty agent

Local information

  • The property occupies a tucked away and convenient position
  • between Norwich and Ipswich. The Hall is a substantial Grade II
  • Listed County House which is set down a long curving drive
  • neighbouring the church and backing on to open countryside
  • over which there are far reaching views. The property is located close to the attractive village of Debenham which offers everyday shopping facilities and highly respected state schooling. The county town of Suffolk, Ipswich, offers a much wider range of shopping, recreational and educational facilities and has a regular train service to London's Liverpool Street Station, the journey taking approximately 65 minutes. The property is also within easy reach of the Suffolk coast, which offers excellent sailing and fishing facilities. The golfer can take advantage of an 18-hole golf course at Stowmarket.
  • DISTANCES: Stowmarket 6.5 miles, Ipswich 13 miles, Bury St
  • Edmunds 23 miles, Suffolk Heritage coastline 28 miles (all
  • mileages are approximate.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Ipswich take the A14 in an easterly direction towards Bury St Edmunds and turn off on to the A140 towards Norwich. Turn left signed Church Lane in Little Stonham and continue all the way to St Mary's church. The entrance to the hall will be seen on the left of the church with the drive sweeping around the back of the church to the Hall. what3words/// crows.reshaping.home
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G