•A wonderful grade II listed 16C timber framed Suffolk Long House farmhouse
•Magnificent & unique custom built hand-made kitchen
•All original features including working fireplaces
•Self contained 2 bedroom attached cottage with separate large driveway and farmland views
•Edge of village location
•Self contained second floor ‘crows nest’ comprising of two bedrooms and en-suite bathroom.
•Large well proportioned rooms & flexible family friendly accommodation
•Recently sympathetically renovated to a high standard.
Offered with no onward chain
A beautiful substantial newly renovated traditional Suffolk Longhouse Farmhouse
(Grade ll listed) 13C with 16C additions.
2 Bedroom cottage providing an additional income.
Newly renovated to a high standard.
0.7 acre plot inc landscaped gardens & generous parking
Double cart lodge.
Standalone studio & mini gym.
Accommodation extending 4,000+ sq. ft.
Offered with no onward chain.
A unique, beautifully presented property offering extremely generous accommodation with an abundance of character on the edge of the very popular village of Fressingfield.
A unique opportunity to purchase one of the largest older houses within the ever popular, picturesque and vibrant village of Fressingfield.
Set back off the road, in an elevated position, Street Farm and Street Farm Cottage appear distinctive – sporting a unique version of the 'Suffolk pink' shade, the properties are hard to miss.
Street Farm and Street Farm Cottage are fantastically placed on the edge of this sought-after village; with its thriving community, Fressingfield offers a range of activities which are particularly suited for modern family life including toddler groups, coffee mornings, sporting activities and clubs and social & amateur dramatic groups & societies. The village also offers a range of amenities including a doctors surgery, well-stocked local shop, public house, the legendary Fox and Goose 'gastro pub' restaurant, a playground and sports and village halls and Church of England primary school*: all within a short walking distance. There is also a privately owned nursery preschool located just a short walk away following footpaths across the fields and a private indoor swimming pool for use, located just next door!
The properties are fantastically placed just four miles from the Norfolk border, and the quaint market town of Harleston, deep within the Suffolk countryside which provides a wonderful quality of life for family living, including access to pretty footpaths/walks, great (flat) terrain for cycling, quiet rural lanes, and typical Suffolk 'large sky' scenery. "We have a range of wildlife we see: bats, owls, wild ducks, hedgehogs and hares are all seen regularly!"
There is a village vineyard which produces Fressingfield wine: with the vines being visable from the house and cottage.
Street farm (The main house) is largely sixteenth century – with parts dating back to the thirteenth century. A heavily-beamed, timber framed farmhouse in the traditional Suffolk 'Long-House' sits centrally within its gardens and offers fantastic, well proportioned large rooms with unusually high ceiling heights and very adaptable versatile family accommodation. It cleverly and sympathetically combines old traditional farmhouse 'country' features with cutting-edge design/elements and attention to detail, providing 'easy' contemporary family living.
Street Farm has been recently extensively renovated to a high standard to a unique and highly-designed style, including two new en-suites with underfloor heating and custom-built bespoke cupboards, a new bespoke hand made kitchen including high-end materials and one-off hand-made bespoke lighting and handles and includes both an oil-fired Aga and built-in induction hob and oven.
STUDY 7' x 4'
A bright space with southerly aspect overlooking the rear gardens and includes exposed beams. Original tiled flooring. Useful fitted shelving.
FAMILY ROOM 17'5 x 14'1
A spacious light room with a relaxed and contemporary feel, this is the oldest part of the house, with thirteenth century origins. It has triple aspect over the front, side and rear gardens including the children's play area to the main house.
It is heavily beamed with oak flooring and exposed wall and ceiling beams and includes a very useful walk in cupboard with oak door and Suffolk latch and fitted shelving which provides ample space for games/books/toys etc. A door gives access through to rear gardens and directly across to the adult den in the outbuilding.
KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM 22'5 X 12'2
Also Dating back to the thirteenth century, this, and the family room, were once a separate open house, said to have had a mud floor and one central open fire for hanging meats over (a large fireplace which now houses the Aga).
A highly designed unique contemporary space including one-off, hand-made lighting, bespoke custom-made, hand painted cupboards with hand-made bespoke leather handles. Worktops in Unistone with a central island in 'Extra White' granite; including an inbuilt fan oven, wine racks and large induction hob for the summer months – whilst the oil fired Aga provides an additional – or (seasonal) cooking option.
Integrated dishwasher, washing machine, under counter fridge and Belfast sink.
Plug sockets include USB ports.
Exposed wall and ceiling beams.
Windows overlooking front gardens. an original oak stable door gives access to the boot room& drying room. And allows a vista to the decked entertaining area in the rear garden. An Oak stable door gives access to the front gardens.
This room has a large opening through to the family room and adjoins the dining room - which enables integral family and entertaining possibilities: it's easy to be in the kitchen cooking whilst overseeing the children in the front gardens or playing in the family room. Equally, when entertaining, the kitchen and island provides a lovely space to start the evening, before moving through to the dining room for supper before finishing off in the drawing room.
The kitchen features an original 'coffin hatch' which gives access to bedroom 4 and perfect to allow the manoeuvre of large pieces of furniture!
BOOT ROOM 5' X 5'6
South facing outlook and access to the rear gardens and drying/utility room.
DRYING/UTILITY ROOM 11' x 5'3
Fitted racks and shelving for drying linen/clothing. Fitted worktop. Houses oil-fired boiler and new mains pressure hot water tank.
Exposed wall/ceiling beams.
A fantastic walk in space for drying wet washing; no need for tumble driers: the space comfortably accommodates 2 loads of washing and if hung in the morning will be bone dry by the evening!
DINING ROOM 19'3 X 17'5
A warm inviting bright room with double aspect overlooking front and rear gardens.
Tiled floor. Exposed wall and ceiling beams. LargeBespoke fitted in-built floor-to-ceiling cupboard for crockery/glass/table wares/wine etc
Original, working fireplace with new flue and log burning stove.
Access to kitchen, study and reading room/side hall.
READING ROOM/ENTRANCE HALL 10' x 14'
Exposed wooden floorboards, exposed ceiling and wall beams. Dual aspect to front gardens.
A versatile space which can be used as a study, an additional reception room or spacious entrance hall.
Access to cellar, WC, Drawing room and side driveway accessing the cottage.
Understairs cupboard with original door.
Large trap door built within the floorboards for cellar access.
Motion-sensor lighting, low-level toilet, custom-made wash basin, made in the village pottery. Exposed wall and ceiling beams and floorboards.
CELLAR 10' X 10'
Limited head height but fantastic space for additional storage & wine cellar.
Cellar is ventilated and dry. It includes lighting and power points and large wine rack.
DRAWING ROOM 18'8 X 17'5
A wonderful spacious cosy space with windows overlooking the rear gardens (southerly aspect)
Large, deep original inglenook fireplace housing a brand new top of the range 'Clear View' wood burning stove.
This room is heavily-beamed both to the wall and ceiling.
There is an option to gain access to the cottage from this room through a custom-built 'hidden' door (currently closed off from the cottage side).
(Stairs to first floor)
MASTER BEDROOM 17'5 X 15'3
A large spacious room combining traditional features with contemporary design elements and featuring striking exposed oak flooring and handmade, bespoke, large double built in wardrobes in oak - sporting iron handles. The original iron fireplace and oak lintel is placed centrally and is another particular feature to the room.
It also has exposed wall and ceiling beams.
Original Doors lead to the en-suite and inner hallway.
ENSUITE shower room
Original door with iron Suffolk latch
This has a contemporary monochromatic 'industrial chic' feel, offset with striking Moroccan styled flooring, exposed beams and underfloor heating.
The sanitaryware is 'old skool' in design including a traditional basin and featuring a high-level toilet and large shower with chrome rain shower head and separate hand attachment.
(The inner hallway which includes original, oak doors to the second bedroom and stairwell which leads to the third floor 'crows nest').
BEDROOM 2 10'7 X 10'6
A light, bright (small) double bedroom with outlook over the front gardens and cottage driveway.
Exposed original floorboards, wall and ceiling beams.
(Original oak door with iron Suffolk latch to hallway)
A wide and spacious, bright hallway with aspect over both driveways and front gardens.
Exposed wall and ceiling beams with carpet runner.
BEDROOM 3 16'10 X 12'11
Lovely dark, wide, original exposed floorboards, and fireplace. Exposed wall and ceiling beams. Integrated wardrobe and slim cupboard housing TV point. Sink.
This is a light airy and spacious room. Decorated with a contemporary neutral monochromatic scheme which compliments the original features in the room and adds a 'lofty' effect - fully embracing the 'old-meets-new' concept 'clean lines meet original sixteenth century features'.
This room also has a southerly aspect over the back gardens.
(Door to lower hallway / bedroom 4 and family bathroom).
The lower hallway dates back to 1370 has aspect over the front gardens to the main house and both driveways for the main house and cottage. And exposed floorboards, ceiling and wall beams.
FAMILY BATHROOM 13'9 X 7'9
Part of the thirteenth century part of the house, it has an Oak panelled door with iron Suffolk latch. Contemporary-styled sanitaryware comprising freestanding bath with hand held shower attachment, integrated low level sink and toilet as well as a large shower which includes jets/lighting/steam/radio settings: a perfect size to get in and hose down the children: or to enjoy pampering yourself!
The bathroom has an original (small) window which overlooks the back gardens to the main house and includes exposed beams which look fantastic offset against the contemporary sanitaryware.
BEDROOM 4 20'4 X 12'3
The oldest bedroom in the house – also originating back to the thirteenth century. It has exposed ceiling and wall beams and features a low structural beam which shows the leather strap markings left from the fourteenth century – where the occupants hung their hams above the only – central fire to dry! Being so old this room has a sloping floor and windows overlooking both the front and side gardens.
This space has a cosy and inviting 'cocooning' feel incorporating a new Berber loop wool carpet which compliments the rustic wooden beams and muted tones.
THE CROWS NEST
Comprising of curved stairwell and rope bannister.
STORE ROOM 10'7 x 10'6
This is a large room set within the eaves with limited head height off to one side of the stairs accessed through a door 'hatch'. It provides a fantastic storage space for clothing/cases/the xmas tree! Lighting and power sockets included.
PLAY ROOM/BEDROOM 5 23'4 X 13'
A large attic room in the eaves, featuring exposed untreated wall and ceiling beams and window overlooking the side and rear gardens. A perfect/ large/ light space ideal for a fun children's' playroom to accompany the adjoining bedroom and en-suite bathroom.
Bespoke, hand-made oak fitted deep cupboards with hanging, and shelving space and storage.
BEDROOM 6 18'1 x 13
A large functional space in the eaves featuring exposed wall and ceiling beams and perfect to accommodate twin single beds or a double.
Door to en-suite with iron Suffolk latch
A functional space with a 'boutique' feel. Comprising of shower, low level WC and sink. Quirky Moroccan-styled tile flooring and shower surround are offset against hand painted wooden tongue-in-groove paneling and bespoke, custom-built storage shelving, giving a striking effect and providing ample storage for toiletries/laundry etc.
As per the master bedroom shower room this en-suite also includes underfloor heating, controlled via a touch screen wall-mounted thermostat.
The crows nest has a cosy traditional – meets contemporary 'country' feel about it. It's an inviting cocooning space and, being on another floor – with separate door can be 'shut off' from the rest of the sleeping accommodation and so would make a perfect 'teenagers flat' or master 'suite': bedroom with large walk through wardrobe/closet accompanied by the adjoining en-suite bathroom. (Or children's entertaining/play and sleep space as it currently is used for).
There are designated areas for both children and adults: a free standing playhouse at the front and designated playarea, and outdoor dining / entertaining area to the rear including an outdoor garden house currently used as a garden 'den' and adjoining mini gym. This could have a range of uses: studio/office/gym/utility/store.
The front garden includes access to the cart lodge and driveway for the main house and a side gate giving access to the side driveway-giving access to Street Farm cottage.
The front garden includes mature trees including a mulberry bush and magnolia tree and newly planted blackthorn hedging (which will provide sloe berries!) and a free standing child's playhouse, play area and wild flower meadow to attract butterflies and insects. This is a wonderful space to watch the children play and catches the last of the sun – which is a lovely space to watch the world go by: ducks, bats and owls have all been watched from here during a late summer evening.
The side garden has a raised vegetable bed. Timber shed and mini/'growing' greenhouse and designated child's eating and play area; with sunken woodbark underfoot to 'cushion' active nippers!
Rear Gardens: these are southerly facing and are mostly laid to lawn to create a more contemporary / alternative space and nice contrast to the front gardens. The emphasis is on al fresco entertaining; featuring a large raised decked dining area (adjoining the brick outbuilding) for al fresco dining and/or BBQing and includes a built-in bar and casual seating areas which allows one to fully take advantage of the rural views whilst relaxing or dining with friends. A mini-orchard consisting of 4 apple trees and a cherry tree provides fruit.
A double cart lodge is positioned at the end of the driveway for the main house and has one half open on one end which provides cover / space for storage/logs or for use as a car port. The other side is secured / contained by timber double doors. This space has lighting and power sockets and so is ideal to be used as a workshop and/or additional storage.
Also newly renovated and includes a mini gym and adults 'den'.
The mini gym is a functional, light space and has south facing window over farmland and door to side gardens.
Its a space which allows you to work out whilst enjoying the rural views beyond, or whilst keeping a watchful eye on the children's play area!
Adult garden room/den with door to pathway running alongside/adjoining the main house / access to family room. Window to side gardens: which allows you to keep a watchful eye on the children's eating/play area whilst entertaining/chilling in a fun relaxed quirky space!
Both the mini gym and adult den space have exposed brickwork and include lighting and power sockets and plumbing, which make them incredibly versatile – having the potential to be utilized for a variety of uses ie. Garden room for relaxing/garden dining, an artists/hobbies studio, outdoor family play room or even summer camping accommodation.
Hazel fencing divides the rear gardens of the main farmhouse from the gardens attached to the cottage.
The driveway for Street farm can accommodate 3-4 vehicles and includes a double fronted cartlodge with open front 'car port' / space for log storage and closed section ideal for use as a workshop/additional storage. Both have power and lighting.
Street Farm - the main house is a fantastic versatile space which is groaning with character yet fully updated to a high specification with real attention to detail and redesigned not just sympathetically to include its plethora of original features, but in a sophisticated, high-end very unique style to suit a modern family for the 21st century.
Street Farm is a fantastic house for entertaining – and has been renovated both inside and outside with this element playing emphasis. It is particularly well suited for the autumn/winter months and especially during Christmas time where the fireplaces and log burners come in to their own, and the warm mottle and daub walls and heavily beamed rooms and sophisticated interiors seems to invite, 'embrace' and entertain you. Its is a relaxed yet smart space with rooms to suit all the families needs – so everyone has a room or 'space' to enjoy independently if/when the mood arises! There is something for all the family! Both inside, outside with the various designated garden areas – and in the immediate local area.
Street Farm and Street Farm Cottage are two separate self contained properties but the configuration is such that they could very easily be rejoined to provide one / further accommodation for the main house.
STREET FARM COTTAGE
Street Farm Cottage is accessed via its own driveway and includes ample space for several vehicles both in front of the cottage and to the side; which abuts the rear garden of the property.
Although (being built in the 1970s) the accommodation does not contain any history/historical features its room are light and open and have an 'airy' feel to them.
It includes a fully fitted, modern kitchen, including new boiler. Dining/living room with access to the garden. Two bedrooms and newly fitted bathroom. The garden is south-facing, private and also abuts farmland and so also enjoys rural views.
Accommodation comprises of the following:
Wooden painted door leading to hallway including under stairs cupboard and stairs to upper level.
Carpeted inner hallway with door to the living/dining room and leading to the kitchen.
KITCHEN 8'2 X 7'10
Newly fitted cooker/worktops/cupboards and boiler:
Contemporary wood effect base and wall-mounted cupboards. Solid wooden worktops, inset Belfast sink and window which over looks the front driveway and parking area.
Freestanding gas-fired range-style cooker and oven. Wall mounted gas boiler and space for a fridge/washing machine.
Hatch opening through to the living/dining room.
LIVING/DINING ROOM 20'2 X 13'9
A large, well proportioned spacious light room with double aspect, windows overlook the side driveway and large windows have a southerly aspect, overlooking the rear garden and adjoining field. Glass doors give side access to the rear garden. Hatch opening to the kitchen.
(Stairs to upper hallway)
The hallway is light – having a window overlooking the front driveway to the cottage.
BEDROOM 1 13'9 X 7'7
A single/small double bedroom which features a sloping ceiling. This is light and overlooks the rear garden / farmland.
BEDROOM 2 13'9 X 12'6
A good-sized double bedroom with sloping ceiling to one size and features large (southerly aspect) windows overlooking the rear gardens and adjoining farmland so this room enjoys great views!
Airing cupboard – this is located off the hallway and includes the hot water cylinder.
Door to bathroom
New, contemporary-styled bathroom suite comprising of bath with new electric thermostatic shower over, glass shower panel, sink and low level WC.
This is a light room and overlooks the driveway to the cottage.
The cottage includes a rear garden that adjoins farmland and is a wonderful, tranquil space. A hardstanding area houses the propane tank and provides space for a shed/greenhouse. A small patio area placed alongside the neighboring field provides a perfect spot for al fresco dining/entertaining, whilst soaking up the Suffolk countryside!
Street Farm Cottage is currently let on a long term basis for £550pcm but has the potential to achieve £650pcm or alternatively, can be used as holiday lets, additional B&B accommodation or additional personal accommodation for the main house.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase an unusually large, well proportioned, unique 'high-end' family accommodation on the edge of a 'happening' village where everything is within arms reach (if you run out of milk or require another bottle of wine it's a simple 5 min walk to the village shop to restock!) The school run is a pleasurable experience and the walk to nursery often turns into a nature hunt!
The ease/high quality of life as well as accommodation offered allows a multitude of income opportunities and it is these which makes Street Farm and Street Farm Cottage an exceptional, practical real 'lifestyle' opportunity.
*Fressingfield Church of England VA Primary school is located with walking distance, within the village and is at the heart of the community. It has recently achieved a 'Good' Ofsted rating (July 2016) with 'the schools work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare is outstanding' (statement taken from the July 2016 report).
The owners offer the cottage with tenants living in situ. The owners are in a chain-free position.
Street Farm and Street Farm Cottage are located just four miles from the Norfolk border and the market town of Harleston.
The nearby town of Diss is located 10 miles away and has a train station with main line services to London Liverpool street (90 mins)
The East coast – including Southwold/Walberswick beaches are located within a 30 min drive.
The Norfolk Broads: 40 mins.
Please do contact the office to reserve a viewing slot.