An enchanting detached C18 village house with a beautiful and spacious interior, adorable south-facing landscaped garden and off-road parking. Enjoying a peaceful, secure and private location.
- Off Road Parking
Little Grange is a detached, village dwelling dating back to around 1750. Traditionally constructed and sympathetically extended in brick and timber frame under a pantile roof with a painted façade and leaded windows. A perfectly formed and idyllic cottage property.
Greatly improved and further enlarged by the present owners, the property is full of character with period features including a brick fireplace in the dining room and a vaulted ceiling with an exposed cross beam in the farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room. The immaculately presented ground floor accommodation comprises an entrance lobby, spacious kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, sitting room, ground-floor bathroom with a roll-top bath, snug/study and a generous bed-sitting room, which could provide additional reception space or be used as an artists studio or annexe. On the first floor there are three gorgeous bedrooms including a particularly spacious vaulted master bedroom with a luxurious ensuite featuring a roll-top bath and a large shower. Bedroom 2 features a contemporary ensuite shower room. Bedroom 3 has an ensuite wc and a delightful mezzanine loft.
Wooden gates set in high hedging open onto the gravelled parking drive with space for up to four vehicles and bordered on one side with reclaimed railway sleepers. The delightful south-facing garden is fully-enclosed and thoughtfully landscaped with a brick-paved patio, ornamental lily pond and areas of lawn interspersed with beautifully stocked flowerbeds planted with a variety of stunning and sweet-smelling cottage flowers.
Little Grange is an enchanting and romantic detached period property of timber frame construction. Spacious and light with high ceilings and sympathetically extended. Character features throughout including exposed timbers, cross beams and exposed stud-work.
An attractive solid timber door opens into a large entrance lobby with plenty of space for the storage of shoes, boots and hanging coats. Slate floor. Original timber cottage door to:
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM:
A luminous, cottage-style fitted kitchen with vaulted ceiling and exposed cross beam, exposed timber and feature brick chimney breast. Base and eye-level units with work-surface incorporating a single bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap. Integrated fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher, integrated electric hob and double-oven with chimney cooker hood over. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Rustic slate flooring with attractive autumnal tones. Window overlooking the front aspect with a delightful outlook over the pretty garden. Cottage door to:
A beautiful and bright reception room with brick fireplace and hearth with Aga MultiFuel traditional stove. Window overlooking the front aspect with a delightful outlook over the pretty garden. Traditional open flight to first floor with elegant painted spindles and matching handrail. Open to:
A delightfully sunny, triple-aspect room with windows and French doors overlooking the garden and opening out onto a delightful brick patio.
A cottage door from the sitting room opens into the snug/study - a bright and calm space with window to the rear aspect. The room also forms a bridging space between the main living accommodation and Bedroom 4 and could easily form part of a guest wing or annexe.
A spectacular and sunny garden bedroom. Hand wash basin. Oak flooring. Window and glazed door overlooking and opening out onto the garden.
A beautiful dual-aspect bathroom with roll-top bath, hand wash basin set within countertop with storage units below and wc. Rustic slate flooring with attractive autumnal tones.
A spectacular master bedroom suite. Vaulted ceiling with exposed cross beams. Dual-aspect with windows to front and rear aspects.
A generous ensuite with a huge roll-top bath and large corner shower unit, pedestal hand wash basin and wc. Wood-effect flooring. Partly-tiled walls. Heated towel rail. Airing cupboard. Window to front aspect.
A bright triple-aspect bedroom with a beautiful views over the pretty garden. Built-in wardrobe.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM:
With shower cubicle, hand wash basin and wc. Window to front aspect.
The prettiest of bedrooms. Double-aspect with a beautiful outlook over the garden below. Vaulted ceiling with painted cross beams. Painted chimney breast. Built-in cupboard. Ladder to mezzanine level.
Hand wash basin and wc.
The truly wonderful, secure and private south-facing garden at Little Grange is a particularly attractive feature of the property. A charming entry gate, constructed with oak and slate tiles, opens onto a bordered gravel pathway leading to the front door. Flagstone stepping stones lead from the path to a beautiful brick patio (perfect for morning coffee, lunch or sundowners) located alongside a delightful ornamental lily pond.
The entire outside space has been thoughtfully and cleverly landscaped with areas of lawn interspersed with beautifully stocked flowerbeds full of seasonal colour and texture and planted with a variety of stunning cottage flowers including Roses, Irises, Lupins, Hellebores, Honeysuckle, Clematis, Delphiniums and Anemones. The garden features a 10m Bay tree, various fruit trees; Braeburn, Cherry, Damson and Victoria plum in addition to ornamental specimen trees including Betula utilis jacquemontii 'Snow Queen, Whitebeam, Weeping Cotoneaster, Amelanchier, Dwarf Lilac and a variety of Acers. This much-loved and deliciously fragrant garden is a haven for birds, bees and butterflies.
Two garden sheds are neatly tucked away to one side of the property. Plenty of space for a garage.
Oil-fired central heating. We are advised that mains water, electricity and telephone are connected. Private drainage.
Babergh Mid Suffolk - Council Tax Band E
Naughton itself, now in the civil parish of Nedging-with-Naughton, is a small, peaceful and friendly Suffolk hamlet home to The Wheelhouse public house, St Marys Church, Village Hall and a delightful Village Green. There is a broad choice of primary schools locally, in addition, Little Grange is within easy range of well recognised independent schools including Finborough, Old Buckenham Hall, Ipswich School and Woodbridge School. Naughton is located under five miles from the popular and historic Suffolk Wool Town of Hadleigh providing an excellent range of day-to-day amenities.
The thriving county town of Ipswich, 10 miles to the east, is set on the River Orwell and has undergone an extensive gentrification programme in recent years, mainly around the waterfront, and has become popular with rail commuters to London (journey time from 57 minutes). There are a wide range of shopping, commercial and leisure facilities including a full range of sports clubs, restaurants and shopping.
Nearby Colchester (journey time from 47 minutes) and Manningtree (journey time from 58 minutes) also offer mainline rail services to London.
The acres and acres of surrounding countryside are absolutely delightful - gently sloping, quintessential rural Suffolk. Country walks and numerous country pursuits are quite literally on your doorstep. The whole wider area of the Dedham Vale and Stour Valley having been immortalised by the paintings of Constable and Gainsborough and with the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB just beyond Ipswich to the east.