A magical, historical house.
Sun Court is Grade II* Listed open hall house, being of architectural and or historical importance. It is believed to originally date from the mid 15th century and was extended at the rear in the 16th century. A restoration took place in 1927-9 by Sydney Schofield. The property is constructed from a timber frame, herringbone brick nogging along one wing, plastered and colour washed, under a plain tiled and slate roofs. It is claimed that this house was the inspiration for Martin Reed's house in Norah Lofts book 'The Town House''. Like many towns in the area, Hadleigh prospered from the trade in wool and cloth during the Middle Ages, and the Hadleigh town centre still features many handsome timber-framed houses built by successful medieval merchants. The house had been built centuries ago for a wool merchant. It still has a large door onto the street, big enough for a laden pack pony to enter, with a smaller door inset for people to use.
The property is a fine example of a property built during the 16th century and retains many original features such as; mullion windows, jettied elevations, exposed timbers, carved spandrels containing arms of de Vere family (star) and Bouchier family (knot), open fireplaces, leaded casement windows and wide oak floorboards. The ground floor accommodation comprises; a hallway, which extends through to the rear of the property gives access to three very well-proportioned reception rooms and a Chapel/snug at the end of the south/west elevation. The AGA kitchen/breakfast room lies at the end of the western elevation along with a secondary staircase. The first floor affords six spacious double bedrooms, an additional bedroom/bathroom and a further two bathrooms.
The cottage/annexe can be entered both from within the main property and has its own separate entrance too. The garage connects the two properties and is entered through a set of full height wooden doors. There is a large reception room, and kitchen/utility area. The first floor has two bedrooms and a bathroom.
The walled gardens are situated at the rear of the property and benefit from established planting which offers the property a high degree of privacy and seclusion. The gardens are laid to lawn and are very well stocked beds with roses, sweet peas, tree peonies and apple trees. There is an outbuilding/store and a large garage/stable.
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A wonderful opportunity to own one of Hadleigh's iconic houses. The accommodation is just under 6,000 sq ft and affords an attached two bedroom cottage, charming walled garden and two garages.Tom OrfordProperty agent