A fine country house in an idyllic rural setting with range of Victorian outbuildings and 14.5 acres
Southolt Hall is an attractive and restored country house that lies in the centre of established gardens and grounds in a quiet unspoilt location in the Suffolk countryside. The property is approached from the road over a long tree lined drive which culminates in a central parking area allowing access to the various outbuildings and house. The gardens are landscaped with a traditional orchard and features a large lake to the south of the house. The original Victorian farm buildings were rationalised and improved by converting a granary to a home office, creating cart lodge garaging and lambing barns. The house is of traditional heavy timber frame with rendered elevations beneath a thatched roof, and is Listed Grade II. The original front door is to the south of the house, but the door to the west is now used as such, and has a flag stoned porch leading to the hall. To one side is a wonderful dining room with
original brick floor. The kitchen and breakfast room offer a range of fitted units and central island with granite worktops and plenty of floor and wall cupboards, together with a 4-oven/3-hob oil fired range. Behind the cooking range is a spacious larder with plenty of granite topped shelving. With double doors to the south west and twin aspect windows to the north east, the room offers exceptional space. Off the breakfast room is a further room, which leads on to the utility room, with range of units and Butlers sink. A door leads on to the cloakroom. To the south are the two main reception
rooms, being the drawing room with large inglenook (with brick
fireplace set within) and offering triple-aspect views over the
garden. The sitting room is double aspect and has a fireplace
with wood burner inset and extensive book shelving. At first floor, there is a master bedroom suite with spacious ensuite
bathroom and dressing room, with three further bedrooms and family bathroom. At second floor, there is a fifth bedroom with an exceptionally large bathroom, with roll-top bath and original wide elm wood flooring. There is also a sizeable loft space.
The gardens are a wonderful feature at Southolt Hall and the
majority are bordered by a fine lake, created from the origins of the moat. Sweeping lawns bordered by mature hedges and
interspersed by specimen broad leaf trees give shelter to
flowerbeds and borders.
The land at Southolt Hall is generally level and has access from the long tree lined drive. The majority is fenced and
comprises several grazing paddocks which surround the
To the north of the house is an attractive range of outbuildings
predominantly of brick and pantile:
Granary Office (8m x4.3m) with wood burner
Former cattle yards (11.7m x 11.5m) and (17.5m x 5.4m)
Cowshed/barn (22m x 5m)
Three-bay Cart Shed (11.5m x 4.5m)
Traditional Five-bay Cart Shed (13.5m x 6m)
Log Store (6.3m x 5.1m)
Mid Suffolk District Council granted planning consent under
reference 0611/05 for: 'Extension to house and alterations.
Conversion of redundant buildings to holiday accommodation. Change of use of land to tennis court'. As such, with the planning consent implemented by virtue of work completed to the house, there remains an opportunity to create holiday accommodation from the Victorian farm buildings and build a tennis court.
Oil central heating, mains electricity and water. Private
treatment plant drainage system.
View payable Stamp Duty for this property
The setting is idyllic being at the very end of a long private lane and surrounded by fields and a really useful range of Victorian outbuildings.Tom Orford