An exceptional country home with a range of traditional outbuildings set within 2.2 acres within walking distance of Ickworth Park
This stunning Grade II Listed country home is situated on the outskirts of one of Suffolk's finest villages within walking distance of Ickworth Park. The property offers approximately 5,000 sq ft of living accommodation finished to an exceptional standard blending period features with bespoke modern finishes.
PRINCIPAL HALLWAY: A welcoming hallway featuring exposed timbers, high ceilings, wood panelling and stone flooring providing access to the principal rooms of the ground floor as well as stairs raising to the first floor. Door to: DRAWING ROOM: An elegant room, wood flooring and a substantial inglenook fireplace fitted with a multi fuel log burner. The room is complete with internal floor to ceiling sash window looking through to the kitchen/breakfast room and French doors leading to the front terrace. KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: Beautifully fitted with a bespoke range of units by Suffolk Handmade Kitchens finished with Quartz worktops and incorporating extensive storage with bespoke pantry cupboards and oversized pan drawers. High quality appliances include a Lacanche range with gas burners and simmer plate, integrated dishwasher and American fridge/freezer whilst the large central island features a breakfast bar with adjacent French doors opening to the garden. Open plan through to the:
ORANGERY: Classic cast iron radiators, bi-fold doors fully opening to the terrace and French doors leading to the hallway. SITTING ROOM: With quadruple aspect windows to front, rear and both sides overlooking the attractive and well established gardens and courtyards. The sitting room again centres around an inglenook fireplace with log burning stove and the tastefully retained bread oven with cast iron door. Secondary stair case to first floor guest wing. WEST HALL: With external personnel door and door to; DINING ROOM: Bay fronted windows leading to the sweeping gravel driveway, limestone fireplace and inbuilt drinks cabinet. BUTLER'S PANTRY: A range of matching wall and base units under oak worktops, dual inset butler sink with mixer tap over, oak shelving and window to front aspect. EAST HALL: With stone flooring, hanging space, personnel door leading to the side entrance and door through to; STUDY: With sash window to side aspect, Victorian fireplace, ample shelving and additional storage. BOOT ROOM: Providing ample hanging space and additional storage, in turn leading to: UTILITY: Centred around another red brick fireplace providing additional storage for white goods, a butler sink inset with mixer tap over finished with matching wall and base units. Door to garage. CLOAKROOM: WC, wash basin, frosted window to rear.
There are 3 bedrooms, dressing room and 2 bathrooms on the main first floor of the house currently designed as 2 luxurious suites. The second floor of the main house has 3 further bedrooms and 2 shower rooms. The guest wing first floor has a further 3 bedrooms and bathroom.
The property is situated along a quiet country lane approached by electric gates opening onto the sweeping gravel driveway in turn leading to an extensive private parking area to the rear and the outbuildings. The gardens are a wonderful asset having been carefully designed and landscaped creating a parkland setting with large expanses of lawn surrounded by a wide variety of mature trees and shrubs. To the rear of the property is a Mediterranean garden with paved dining terraces flanked by box and lavender lined beds and borders leading to a sunken seating area and covered gazebo creating an idyllic entertaining area. The lawn leads to a large pond partly enclosed by the historic boundary wall whilst to the western side is another extensive paved terrace, a summer house and kitchen garden backing onto adjacent paddocks.
The extensive range of outbuildings offer a great deal of potential sitting alongside the principal house as follows:
BARN: A substantial unconverted timber barn with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. The main barn measures 47 x 19 ft with double doors to the front and a personal door and windows to the rear. Stairs lead to a first floor office. A separate access leads to 2 ground floor offices with kitchenette and shower room offering the potential to create a self-contained annexe (subject to the necessary consents).
A separate detached barn comprises a DOUBLE CARTLODGE and GAMES ROOM with a door leading through the GYM with personal door to the front and window to the side.
GARAGES: Adjoining the property are two single garages with light and power connected.
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The house is in a lovely tucked away position with a fabulous barn complex and I love the way the house is presented.Tom Orford