Tan Office, Mendlesham Green, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5RL | Property for sale | Savills
3,463 sq ft(321.72 sq m)
Guide price £750,000(€855,158)

Tan OfficeMendlesham Green, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5RL

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in September 2023
  • Light-filled conservatory overlooking natural pond
  • Planning permission to develop the outbuilding, erect four holiday pods & cart lodge
  • Period features cleverly blended with modern conveniences
  • Peaceful, rural location

Idyllic farmhouse situated in the beautiful Suffolk countryside.

About this property

  • Perkins Farm is a delightful Grade II Listed period farmhouse with later additions constructed in part from a timber frame with rendered colour washed elevations under a thatched straw roof. Internally the house has a wealth of features including; exposed beams, inglenook fireplaces, stone floors and mullion windows. The property has underfloor heating on the ground floor and central heating upstairs.

    The ground floor accommodation comprises of two well-proportioned reception rooms at the front of the house both with fireplaces, with the sitting room also benefitting from a wood burning stove. The conservatory is off the dining room and is a wonderful light-filled room opening out in to the wonderful gardens, overlooking the natural pond.

    The partially vaulted kitchen/breakfast room are at the rear of the property and the bespoke wooden kitchen has fitted base and wall mounted units with wooden worktops, electric cooker and hob, Bosch dishwasher and a built in fridge. There is also a pantry, utility and cloakroom. The first floor has two bedrooms, one en suite bathroom which includes a roll-top claw foot bath, and a family bathroom. The second floor has a further two bedrooms.

    The property is accessed across two driveways, one of which leads to a gravelled yard. From this is a timber clad stable block which provides various stores and double garaging. The current owners have planning permission to convert the stable block in to a three bed holiday let and to add four holiday pods along the eastern boundary as well as planning for a three bay cart lodge, mower store and wood shed to the house. Planning ref: DC/21/00973 - Babergh and Mid-Suffolk CC.

    The gardens are a particular feature of the house and surround the property with mature well stocked beds, fine trees and an orchard. There is a colourful flower, shrub and herbaceous cottage front garden and to the side a yard, polytunnel and vegetable garden. To the rear is an extensive lawn and a long natural woodland stip. Within the garden there is also a pond and a storage shed.

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The house is in a lovely location being set off a quiet country lane and yet a stones throw from Stowmarket. Fantastic to have the countryside views from every aspect of the property and the additional planning permission to develop the property further.

Tom OrfordProperty agent

Local information

  • Tan Office is the name of this small hamlet just outside Mendlesham Green, which is thought to have been a former Quaker settlement with a tannery. In the middle ages a place of work was referred to as an office hence the name, Tan Office. Perkins Farm is an historic Grade II Listed home enjoying this peaceful rural location situated at the end of a beautiful country lane surrounded by fields. The property is believed to date form the early 17th century. of special note is the newel staircase, ovolo mullioned windows above the doorway and the widely spaced chamfered beams.
  • Perkins Farm occupies a convenient position just outside the village of Mendlesham, which is located between Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Norwich. Mendlesham is a conservation village and has a primary school, church, village shops and a public house - The Kings Head. Stowupland is also close by which provides 'The Crown' public house, primary and high school. The market town of Stowmarket with mainline station to London's Liverpool Street is less than seven miles away and everyday shopping is available at the popular village of Debenham. 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 60 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.

Additional information

  • Services - mains water, electricity. Oil fired central heating and private drainage.
  • Mid Suffolk District Council - Council Tax Band F
  • Directions: Leave the A14 at Junction 51 following the A140 towards Norwich. After approximately five miles turn left towards Middlewood Green. At the junction turn right along Green Road to Mendlesham Green and after about half a mile on the right there will be a sign saying 'Tan Office'. Follow the country lane down towards the end and Perkins Farm will be found on the right hand side.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F