Savills | Blacksmiths Lane, Forward Green, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5ET | Property for sale
2,500 sq ft(232.26 sq m)
Guide price £650,000

Blacksmiths LaneForward Green, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5ET

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2021
  • 4 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms
  • 3 reception rooms with a great deal of period charm
  • Aga kitchen/breakfast room
  • Georgian addition with potential for guest accommodation
  • established gardens of about 0.5 acre

A delightful farm house in a secluded setting with established garden and overlooking open countryside

About this property

  • This Grade II Listed house is an attractive example of a Suffolk farmhouse believed to date back to 1576. The house features exposed beams and stud work, brick floors, inglenook fireplaces and a rare fireplace in the main bedroom. There is a delightful and well-fitted Aga kitchen. The majority of the rooms have outlooks over the surrounding countryside. The unusual connecting Georgian addition to the rear of the house offers scope for a variety of uses including a home office or guest accommodation.

    The first floor has a wide landing with exposed original wide elm floorboards and feature plank wall believed to be part of the original rood screen. There are 4 bedrooms which have delightful views over the gardens and open countryside that surrounds the house. The main bedroom has an ensuite shower room and there is a further separate family bathroom. There is an opportunity to extend the accommodation upward (spp). The same original wide boards can be seen across much of the roof space and there is evidence of original plasterwork and a window. It is also possible to see where a staircase accessed the roof space from the landing.

    The house is approached off the lane and onto a parking area to the side of the property. The front gardens feature attractive borders with some established trees and a particularly fine bay tree to one side. To the back of the house are more established gardens, a former piggery/hen run, pond and an established orchard.

    Services: Mains water & electricity. Private drainage. Oil central heating.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

The house is in a lovely rural setting with a delightful garden. The features are very attractive and with the addition of the Georgian extension it really is a very lovely house.

Tom OrfordProperty agent

Local information

  • Jockeys Farmhouse is situated in a secluded, yet not isolated, position on a quiet country lane. The property is excellently located to explore East Anglia, being within easy travelling distance of Cambridge, Norwich, Ipswich and the coast some 3.8 miles from Stowmarket. The nearby A14 provides excellent road access to Ipswich, Cambridge and London. The village of Debenham, 7 miles to the east, offers an excellent range of shops, an active sports centre and a highly regarded high school. The market town of Stowmarket which lies to the south west, offers a much wider range of everyday shopping, educational and recreational facilities and also has a mainline railway station with journeys to London taking from 85 minutes.
  • Mileages
  • Stowmarket 3.8 miles, Debenham 7 miles, London's Liverpool Street Station from 85 minutes from Stowmarket.

Additional information

  • Directions: From the A14, leave at the Norwich/Diss junction and follow the A140 towards Diss. Turn left onto the A1120 towards Stowupland. At the end of the green, take the right turn and continue along this road for about 0.5 mile and the house will be seen on the right.
  • EPC Exempt