A beautiful country house in secluded grounds of 40 acres with a cottage
Sproughton Park is a handsome unlisted house in the Queen Anne style, believed to have early 17th century origins. The property presents red brick elevations beneath a pitched tiled roof.
Internally the house is a charming blend of different styles with elegant reception rooms with sash style windows & shutters, a dining room with exposed timbers and a wood burner and a study. The large bespoke Orwells Aga kitchen has a vaulted ceiling open to the eaves and benefits from a bespoke wooden kitchen with granite worktops, wide range of base and wall mounted units, larder unit and a spacious island unit with breakfast bar. The breakfast room area has French doors out on to the inner walled courtyard perfect for al fresco dining.
On the first and second floor there are seven bedrooms and three bathrooms (1 en suite). Beneath the house is a large cellar with flagstone floor and brick arches.
Connected to the house is a former coach house which provides wood store, kennel, machinery storage and workshop with four garage roll doors.
The current owners have recently built a smart four bay oak cart lodge with stairs to the side leading to a room above currently used for storage. To the rear of the house is an orchard beyond which is an indoor swimming pool with plant room, shower room and outdoor raised terrace area. The manège lies to the right of the house next to the stable yard with 4 stables, a large feed room and a tack room. A newly erected Dutch barn is situated next to the stable yard and is currently used as a machinery store.
On the side of the driveway some considerable distance from the house is a cottage, adjacent to the stable yard, that has been comprehensively renovated, now offering a spacious reception room, bedroom, shower room and kitchen as well as it's own private garden. It has it's own private drainage and electric heating.
The grounds around the house are mainly laid to lawn and provide wonderful undulating views over one of the lakes. The land covers some 40 acres and includes paddock land that has electric fencing, 2 field shelters, grazing land, two lakes, and woodland which extends from the house to the bottom of the valley and Belstead Brook.
Mains water, electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Agents note: There is a footpath running along the secondary driveway to Pigeons Lane.
We understand that Sproughton Park qualifies as a mixed use property and therefore enjoys a considerably lower rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax. Any purchaser should seek their own advice on this matter.
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