Savills | Hill Farm Lane, Drinkstone, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9SY | Properties for sale
5,603 sq ft(520.54 sq m)
Guide price £1,750,000

Hill Farm LaneDrinkstone, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9SY

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in September 2020
  • Beautifully extended and restored 18th century farmhouse
  • Period character cleverly combined with contemporary styling and open plan living
  • Guest annexe with further conversion potential
  • North barn with yoga studio
  • South barn benefits from detailed commercial planning permission and listed building consent
  • Delightful gardens & grounds with swimming pool & tennis court

A substantial family house with far reaching views and a large range of outbuildings and barns. Virtual tour available on request.

About this property

  • Hill Farm House is a substantial family house offering superior living accommodation to an exceptional standard throughout. The property is believed to date back to the 18th century and built of traditional timber framed construction with rendered elevations on a late 18th century red brick plinth . The house has been beautifully extended and restored, incorporating a number of traditional outbuildings by way of a superb vaulted kitchen/breakfast room and overall cleverly balances the original fabric and characteristics of the building with contemporary nuances and a modern open plan feel.

    The barns offer a variety of commercial uses for the incoming purchaser, subject to the necessary planning and listed building consents being obtained.

    The house is Grade II listed, due to its architectural relevance and historical importance and extends to just over 5,000 sq ft of versatile living space, arranged over three floors. The accommodation comprises; reception hall with modern hardwood oak flooring, large fireplace with wood burning stove and wood mantle, rear hallway and cloakroom and staircase to the first floor.

    From here and to the south is an attractive, double aspect study with built in shelving, open fireplace and access to the side hall. The drawing room is an elegant reception room, enjoying double aspect with exposed timbers, oak floors and fireplace. The spacious sitting room enjoys a double aspect, with storage cupboard and rear lobby and cloakroom as well a dining room with exposed timbers and brickwork, slate flooring and opening to the kitchen / breakfast room.

    Enjoying a triple aspect, the kitchen is a stunning modern addition to the building, with access to the fabulous walled courtyard garden. Fitted with stylish high floss handle less kitchen units, four ring induction hob, granite work tops and a breakfast bar, space to three fridge freezer, two double ovens and warming oven with a ceramic tiled floor. A glazed link leads into a 25ft office and gym, both looking into the courtyard.

    On the first floor is a superb master suite enjoying a double aspect with views over the garden, a walk-through wardrobe and large en suite bathroom with freestanding bath, large walk-in shower and twin wash hand basins. There is a fitted laundry room with useful storage cupboards, a guest bedroom with shower room and a further double bedroom served by the family bathroom, both having wonderful views over the garden. There is a staircase leading up to the second floor, which has been cleverly reconfigured with landing/study area and two double bedrooms, both served by their own shower rooms.

    Granary/Guest Annexe
    The Granary has been converted to provide a luxurious guest annexe, with weather boarded elevations underneath a clay pan-tiled roof. with triple-aspect, oak floors, freestanding roll-top bath with pedestal wash basin and shower room with handmade timber step ladder giving access to a further floor, which has not yet been converted, but has planning permission to provide a spacious first-floor sitting room.

    The 'north barn' has been partially converted, with workshop and separate yoga studio, which adjoins a large two-bay cart lodge and walled yard, as well as a timber-framed barn, with weather boarded elevations underneath a clay pan-tiled and corrugated tin roof. The 'south barn' is a beautiful timber framed barn with weather boarded elevations underneath a clay pan-tiled roof and offers enormous potential, with its own walled garden with raised beds and further outbuilding and wood store. The barn has the benefit of detailed planning potential and listed building consent, to provide a modern office space extending to approximately 1,400 sq ft. Consent was gained in 2015 and has now lapsed. Indicative drawings shown on page 10.

    The property is approached at the end of a no-through lane, accessed through electric five-bar gate onto an extensive graveled parking area. The gardens surrounding the property are largely formal lawns, with some wonderful feature brick and flint walls and a modern red brick walls and a modern red brick wall protecting a heated swimming pool as well as a pond with mature trees and hedging, an astro tennis court with a path leading to the house and a stunning enclosed Mediterranean-style walled garden, with raised flower beds and some lovely detailing surrounding the house.

    Water supply is via a bore hole (no mains connection) and drainage is via bio-digester. Mains electricity. Oil fired central heating.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Multi-faceted house and land offering exceptionally stylish living accommodation along side leisure facilities as well as conversion and development opportunities.

Mark OliverProperty agent

Local information

  • Distances: Bury St Edmunds 8 miles, Stowmarket 8 miles (London Liverpool Street Station from 85 minutes), Cambridge 36 miles, Southwold Heritage Coast 45 miles (All mileages are approximate)
  • Hill Farm House is situated situated in an exception rural setting with far reaching views of the countryside, yet only two miles south of the A14 lying eight miles east of the historic town of Bury St Edmunds. Woolpit is one mile away and provides a selection of shops, pubs and a primary school. Elmswell station is two miles away, with direct services to Cambridge, Ipswich and London. The popular market town of Bury St Edmunds (listed in The Times as one of the Best Places to Live in the UK in 2019), offers a wider selection of shops and cultural attractions and is easily accessible.

Additional information

  • EPC Exempt