Front Elevation
8,840 sq ft(821.26 sq m)
Guide price £1,750,000

Swingleton GreenMonks Eleigh, Ipswich, IP7 7AB

    Key features

    • Lovely position on the edge of popular Suffolk village
    • Wealth of features including high ceilings, sash windows, well proportioned rooms
    • Open plan kitchen/breakfast/living room
    • Integral Tudor merchants cottage
    • Heated swimming pool and pool house
    • Suffolk barn with detailed planning permission for conversion

    Georgian country house with an adjoining 16th century Tudor merchants cottage and a traditional Suffolk barn with planning permission for residential conversion.

    About this property

    • This exceptionally elegant Grade II* listed house occupies a lovely position on the edge of a well-regarded Suffolk village. This extensive accommodation offers practical versatile accommodation whilst retaining considerable character (high ceilings, sash windows, fireplaces etc). Part of the house was originally a separate Tudor Wool Merchants house, and could easily be used as a separate self contained two bedroom cottage.

      The ground floor accommodation comprises a panelled entrance hall which leads through to four well proportioned reception rooms and a cellar. The kitchen/breakfast/living room is off the inner hall and incorporates a 15ft wide wall of glass taking in the fantastic views over the grounds. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of units and granite worktops that run either side of the Aga.

      The wide elegant staircase rises to the first floor leading through to four double bedrooms, two of which have en suite bath/shower rooms, a family bathroom and separate shower room (which could be used as en suite to one of the bedrooms.) The second floor provides a further two bedrooms, one with an en suite.

      To the front of the house is a sweeping semi-circular drive and a set of double doors opening to parking and leading to the double garage. Planning Permission has been granted to convert the barn, located to the side, to a separate residential dwelling details can be found on the Babergh planning website Ref. No: B//85/01015. Contact the agent for further details.

      The substantial barn is split into a number of distinct areas with the main section measuring about 88ft x 20ft with a further generous recess and a mezzanine area, and below a WC/tack room. This outstanding barn has good natural light and could either be converted into a separate 3/4 bedroom dwelling, or utilised as a large party barn or to accommodate a classic car collection or ancillary accommodation. Area two measures about 44ft x 35ft and is divided into four distinct rooms via internal walls to incorporate a large open bay storage area, a workshop, large log store and storage shed.

      The pool house has a set of handmade bi-folding doors that open onto terracing. This area provides direct access and overlooks the heated swimming pool which in itself is within a walled garden. The bespoke fitted oak kitchen from Smallbone of Devizes overlooks the swimming pool and a purpose built indoor barbeque area. The changing rooms are fitted with benches and there is a shower room and cloakroom.

      The grounds are one of the properties most attractive features, generous in size and diverse in nature to include well-placed terraces, open expanses of lawn and a large meadow. There are an extensive range of specimen trees, colourful beds and the garden in part, abuts a small stream.

      Services: Main water, drainage and electricity are connected. Oil fired heating to radiators.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    The Fenn is one of the most stunning houses off a quite country lane with elevated views over delightful countryside. The neighbouring barn has planning permission for residential conversion.

    Tom OrfordProperty agent

    Local information

    • Lavenham 3.6 miles, Hadleigh 4 miles, Sudbury 8 miles (London Liverpool Street station from 55 minutes, Ipswich 16 miles (London Liverpool Street station from 65 minutes)
    • Monks Eleigh is a pretty Suffolk village, bisected by the river Brett and surrounded by undulating countryside. There is a strong sense of community with well supported pub, shop, post office and Parish Church. The market town of Sudbury, 8 miles, provides a comprehensive range of amenities with a commuter rail service to London Liverpool Street, whilst the smaller town of Hadleigh stands about four miles to the East. Ipswich is 16 miles and provides access to the A14 and A12 trunk roads.
    • The village itself has an award winning public house, a Post Office/village store and church. Lavenham and Bildeston provide daily shopping requirements, doctor and dental surgeries, restaurants, children's nurseries and primary schools. The nearby market towns of Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds and Hadleigh have more comprehensive shopping, educational and recreational facilities.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Ipswich proceed the A1071 bypassing Hintlelsham and Hadleigh and proceed on the A1141 towards Lavenham. Proceed through Monks Eleigh and take a left turn onto the B1115 and after the bridge turn left and The Fenn is on the left.
    • EPC Exempt