Guide price £750,000
A substantial Grade II Listed, timber-framed, former Mill House with very significant features from the C14 and C15.
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- Holiday Complex
- Off Road Parking
A substantial Grade II Listed, timber-framed, former Mill House with very significant features from the C14 and C15. Stunning 46 Master Bedroom Suite, 5/6 further Bedrooms, 2 Bedroom Annexe, Outbuildings, Pretty Garden. Conveniently placed for nearby amenities in Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham, Long Melford and Sudbury.
Listed Grade II of Special Architectural Interest, this spectacular timber-framed period village house with colour-washed elevations under a tiled roof with brick chimney stacks boasts many magnificent original features. The spacious accommodation, arranged over two floors, is light and welcoming - a stunning and truly unique family home oozing with character. The versatile and free-flowing living accommodation would suit a number of different uses, indeed the property is presently operated as a guest house, providing bed and breakfast facilities with the present configuration offering nine bedrooms, five with en suite facilities.
With a barrelled ceiling, half-glazed door to front aspect, staircase to first floor, picture rail and door providing access through to Rear Lobby with further doors leading to:
A heavily timbered and bright reception room providing windows to front and rear elevations, exposed tye beam to ceiling with connecting joints, support post with elbow braces, open stud-work to walls with exposed sole and wall plates, imposing inglenook fireplace with Bressummer beam over, internal niches and inset log burner, radiators and open wood flooring, secondary staircase to first floor.
A bright and well proportioned room benefitting from a feature recessed corner shelving unit, fireplace with Adams style surround, French Doors to the walled side garden, window to front elevation, picture rails, radiator.
BEDROOM 2 / DRAWING ROOM:
A heavily timbered room with exposed ceiling timbers, wall and sole plates with connecting stud-work to walls, window and glazed door to stream garden, door and staircase leading down to Cellar, radiator, further doors giving access to:
BEDROOM 9 / STUDY:
Window to front elevation, exposure of main ceiling timbers with supporting stud-work to walls, fully-tiled flooring, window to front elevation, radiator.
With beams to ceiling and stud-work to walls. Providing a white suite incorporating panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low-level WC, window to front elevation, radiator.
LAUNDRY / UTILITY ROOM:
A vast and practical room with substantial cupboard and shelving space. Door to Cloakroom with low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin, window to side elevation.
The glorious working heart of the home, this heavily beamed room is an absolute delight with butler sink under windows overlooking the pretty stream garden. The kitchen features an Aga and full-width range cooker. Tiled floor and partly tiled walls. Partly glazed farmhouse door to stream garden, further door to:
Window to rear elevation, fitted worktops, plumbing and space for dishwashers and fridge/freezers.
Glazed double doors to rear garden, door to hallway, further door to:
A substantial wet room with fully-tiled floor and walls, featuring a freestanding bath, sunflower shower, bowl-style wash hand basin, low-level WC, extractor fan and ceiling down-lighters.
With staircase to Hall. Doors giving access to:
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE:
The most impressive of rooms, a complete haven of history and architectural feature. Heavily timbered with a vaulted ceiling exposing all the roof timbers to include tye beams with elbow supporting braises and posts. Double-aspect with windows to front and side elevations with views over the stream garden, built-in wardrobes, radiators, door to:
Exposed ceiling timbers. Panelled bath, bowl style wash hand basin, WC, radiator.
Exposed timber stud-work. Window to rear elevation, radiator, doors to first and second landings.
Stairway to Sitting Room, doors giving access to:
Exposed timber stud-work. Window to front elevation, recessed cupboard area, radiator.
Window to front elevation, radiator, door to:
Shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low-level WC.
Window to side elevation, radiator, door to:
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM:
Shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low-level WC.
ANNEXE KITCHEN/BED-SITTING ROOM (Access from the stream garden):
Partly pine-boarded walls with window and door to stream garden with timber decking. Worktops with inset sink with matching drainer and mixer tap over, cupboard under with cooker to one side and space for fridge, further matching worktop with drawer and cupboards under and door to:
Partly boarded pine panelling to walls, window to side elevation, radiator, door through to:
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM:
Partly boarded pine and tiled walls. Double shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low-level WC, window to front elevation.
The property offers a small walled front garden with a delightful stream garden to the side and kitchen garden to the rear. A wide gravel driveway offers off-road parking with direct access to the main house.
CHALET COTTAGE 15' 10" x 12' 6" (4.83m x 3.81m):
With pine walls and ceiling providing a further BEDROOM with ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM featuring a shower cubicle, wash hand basin, low-level WC.
SUMMER HOUSE 15' 6" x 9' 3" (4.72m x 2.82m)
WORKSHOP/GARAGE 16' x 13' (4.88m x 3.96m) Power and light connected.
Bridge Street is a rural hamlet in Suffolk, located between the popular market towns of Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury and close to the Wool Towns of Long Melford and historic Lavenham (both under 3 miles). Bridge Street is named after a bridge over Chad Brook, a tributary of the River Stour. The entire Stour Valley area has been immortalised by the paintings of Constable and Gainsborough.
The town of Colchester with its fast and direct train service to London's Liverpool Street Station, from 50 minutes, is just 19 miles to the south.
Oil-fired central heating. Mains electricity, water and drainage. Note: None of the services have been tested by the agent.
Babergh Distrcit Council - Council Tax Band: F
GRADE II LISTING:
"House. C14, C15 and C16 with later alterations. Roughcast and colour~washed timber-frame with plain-tile roof and brick stacks. PLAN: Hall house with 2 cross wings. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 3-windows at first floor. C20 cross-casements: 2-light, 3-light and 3-light with low 3-light to 1st floor centre. 6-panel part-glazed door to centre left with moulded wood architrave and a flat hood on brackets. Further casements and door to left end. French window with some coloured margin glass to right end and doors and casements to rear. Date 1574 on left cross wing gable and the right cross wing has a jettied 1st floor and date 1923 in gable. INTERIOR: Cross passage has shallow plaster vault. Dining hall to right has floor inserted into the open hall in C16 and has broad chamfered bridging beam with ogee stops. A massive brick stack inserted Cl5 has open fireplace with 4-centre arched niches and above it a recessed panel, the head formed of a series of moulded brick gablets of semi-quatrefoils supported on miniature corbels. Wall painting on opposite wall, almost entirely renewed/repainted. Over the bedrooms is the smoke-blackened 2~bay crown post roof with arched braces to the tie from moulded and brattished corbels and the crown post having braces to the collars. Cross-wing to left has massive close-studded framing visible on ground floor including a blocked 4-centre arched doorway. Kitchen to rear has open fireplace with smoke bay. Upper floor is partly open and has long been used for storage. Framing of much lighter scanning includes tie beam trusses with curved braces and square crown posts supporting collar purlin and upper collars. Long diagonal braces over rafters. Small section of wall painting resembling rusticated stonework. Wing to right has sitting room with C18 shell-headed open corner cupboard with further cupboard behind. A fine timber-framed house with very significant survivals from the C14 and C15." Britishlistedbuildings.co.uk