An enchanting and romantic Grade II listed country house with high ceilings and spacious accommodation occupying a peaceful hamlet setting.
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An enchanting and romantic Grade II listed four bedroom country house, mainly C18 origin, with high ceilings and spacious accommodation occupying a peaceful hamlet setting with 1 acre (sts) of delightful grounds including a pony paddock.
The truly delightful setting is one of the property's most outstanding and appealing features. Established and mature gardens; carefully and thoughtfully zoned with a variety of magnificent specimen trees, formal garden, kitchen garden, fruit cage, beds and borders filled with colour, texture and variety including climbing roses, hollyhocks, clematis, hardy geraniums and fig tree.
The garden features expanses of lawn for enjoying the sunshine and areas of shade courtesy of a mature tree canopy. In addition, there are period outbuildings including a double carport, stable, workshop, garden shed and log store. The option also exists to reinstate an original stone cartlodge with a second gated access having been preserved. The total plot extends to approximately 1 acre (sts).
Hundred House is an enchanting and romantic detached Grade II listed period cottage property of timber frame construction with the later addition of a brick façade and peg-tiled mansard roof with four gabled dormers. Spacious and light with high ceilings and sympathetically extended to the rear over two storeys. Character features throughout include inglenook fireplaces, brick floors, exposed timbers and open stud-work.
RECEPTION HALL / DINING HALL:
A timber panel door opens into the spacious reception/dining hall with Suffolk brick floor, magnificent inglenook fireplace with heavy oak bressummer, brick hearth and wood burning stove. Casement window to front aspect. Stairs to first floor. Exposed ceiling timbers. Cottage style door to:
DRAWING ROOM / STUDY AREA:
A delightfully bright, triple-aspect character reception room with brick fireplace with carved timbered surround and brick hearth. Casement windows to front aspect with delightful outlook over the paddock and further window to side aspect. Exposed ceiling timbers. Open stud-work through to study area with windows to side and rear aspects.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM:
Kitchen area: a luminous, cottage-style kitchen with painted wooden base-level units with work-surface incorporating a stainless steel single bowl single drainer sink unit. Windows to rear and side aspects with delightful outlook over the garden. Exposed timbers. Plumbing for dishwasher. Space for fridge/freezer. Open plan through open stud-work to the wonderful breakfast room: a spacious area with high ceiling and exposed wall and ceiling timbers. Brick fireplace with oak bressummer housing the Stanley Range cooker. Large walk-in cupboard with fitted shelving. Pantry with fitted shelving.
UTILITY / BOOT ROOM:
A spacious area with base-level units and work-surface incorporating a Butler sink. Plumbing for washing machine. Two casement windows to the rear aspect with a further window to the side aspect and internal window which looks through to the ground floor shower room. Panel glazed door onto the rear garden.
Shower room with shower cubicle. Wash basin set in vanity unit. Low level wc. Wall mounted heater. Radiator. Extractor fan. Exposed timber.
Inner lobby with hanging space for coats and further storage above.
Galleried landing with wardrobe space with hanging rail and curtained frontage. Casement window to side aspect with superb views over the gardens. Storage cupboard and access to separate roof space. Doors off to:
With windows to front and side aspects with pretty view over the paddock. Built-in wardrobe. Exposed timber.
With windows to front and side aspects with superb outlook over the paddock, garden and countryside beyond. Exposed painted chimney breast. Access to roof space. Double built-in wardrobe. Airing cupboard with double doors housing the hot water cylinder and slatted shelving.
With windows to front outlook overlooking the paddock. Built-in cupboard with shelving. Further built-in cupboard with hanging rail and shelving.
With double casement window with secondary glazing to rear aspect with attractive outlook. Built-in shelving.
Bathroom with modern white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment with limestone tiled splash-backs. Wash basin set on vanity unit. Low level wc. Vertical heated radiator/towel rail. Window to side aspect with far reaching views. Built-in storage cupboard.
Hundred House is set in approximately 1 acre (sts) and the truly wonderful grounds form a particularly attractive feature of the property. A gravelled driveway leads to a 5-bar gate with additional personnel gate opening onto a gravelled parking area which also gives access to the double carport of brick and timber construction. Adjoining the carport is a delightful brick built workshop with clay tiled roof and with work bench. Light and power connected. (Home office annexe potential - subject to planning consent). To the rear of this building is a log store. In addition there is a spacious timbered garden store that is divided into two compartments.
To the right of the driveway a quarry tiled path leads to the front door with manicured hawthorn hedge forming the front border of the lawn which leads up to a well stocked flower bed incorporating a stunning variety of plants including roses, hollyhocks, peony, daphne, lavender and spring bulbs.
There are hollyhocks and climbing roses to the front of the property and to the south aspect is an area of lawn bordered by mixed hedging and a variety of mature trees including sweet chestnut, scots pine, prunus, ash and silver birch. This sweeps round to the east facing rear of the property where there is a paved sun terrace with hollyhocks, honeysuckle and a bay tree. The sun terrace runs the full width of the rear of the house which gives way to a further expanse of lawn with a beautifully stocked herbaceous border with sedum, irises, delphiniums and beech hedging beyond and, further to the north, winter flowering honeysuckle, hops and a large cherry tree.
There is a delightful kitchen garden surrounded by trellis work with climbing roses and clematis. The kitchen garden is currently stocked with courgettes, tomatoes, sweet corn, globe artichokes, a gooseberry bush and herbs. There is also a fruit cage with summer and autumn raspberries and rhubarb. This part of the garden is enclosed by post and rail fencing with rabbit-proof wire and mixed hedging beyond and there is a variety of fruit trees with rose arches.
To the left of the carport/garage there is a timber framed stable and to the west of the plot is the fenced pony paddock. At the far end of the pony paddock are further double gates and the flint and brick walls and footprint of a former three-bay cartlodge outbuilding (annexe potential - subject to planning consent). There is a magnificent pear tree central to the paddock and in addition to the fencing there is mixed hedging - the paddock adjoins open farmland.
Oil-fired central heating. We are advised that mains water, electricity and telephone are connected. Private drainage. Alarm
Babergh District Council - Council Tax Band F
Cornard Tye is a small rural hamlet in the Stour Valley set on high ground between Sudbury (2 miles) and Newton Green. The surrounding Stour Valley countryside, immortalised by Gainsborough and Constable, is absolutely delightful - gently sloping, quintessential rural Suffolk. Country walks through surrounding orchards and fields and numerous country pursuits are literally on your doorstep with Newton Green Golf Club just 1 mile and Stoke by Nayland Hotel Spa & Golf Club just 5 miles.
Sudbury, birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough, is a popular and thriving Suffolk Wool Town centred around the market square and dating back to Saxon times with a heritage in the weaving and silk industries. The town boasts a twice-weekly market, monthly farmers market, supermarkets, shops, churches, restaurants and excellent medical facilities. Sudbury also provides excellent recreational facilities with many clubs and associations, including rugby, football, hockey, cricket, tennis, bowls and rowing. There is a also a theatre and a modern swimming pool/leisure complex. The town railway station provides a branch link to the main London and Colchester line, with fast services on to Liverpool Street and there are good bus and road connections to the surrounding area, towards the A12, M11 and Stansted Airport.