6 Bed Detached House  Under-Offer  Middlewood Green  Earl Stonham  Stowmarket  Suffolk  IP14  - £650,000

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Description An impressive detached 15th Century Suffolk farmhouse, centrally set in a generous plot within this desirable rural hamlet, with self-contained 4* rated annexe and 11 solar panels providing income. The property borders paddocks to the front providing privacy and views and the accommodation is well presented with good proportioned rooms having character features on display including exposed timber framing, bay windows, pamment tiled flooring, panelled pine doors, what is believed to be a medieval formal archway and a Tudor timbered ceiling. This family home offers a versatile space also having an attached self-contained one bedroom annexe suitable for dual occupancy or can and is currently used as a holiday let – Further detailing can be found at www.leysfarmhouseannexe.co.uk

The property would benefit from further updating and improvements, allowing a new owner to place their own stamp on this wonderful home. Shopping, schooling, restaurants and clubs are all nearby with road and mainline station is only three miles away.

We understand services include mains water, electric and drainage, the central heating is oil fired and the property falls under Mid Suffolk District Council with a tax band F for 2017. The annexe has its own system in place for central heating, council tax, and electric bills. The solar panels are under private ownership, providing an approximate annual income of £1,500.

The accommodation to Leys Farmhouse briefly comprises: entrance hall with staircase to first floor, dual aspect drawing room with medieval former archway, exposed timbers and bay window to front, sitting room with exposed timbers, bay window to front and red brick fireplace housing a wood burning stove. A garden room at the rear of the property overlooks the private gardens through full length windows and double doors, with a pamment tiled floor and feature brick wall. A triple aspect music room is a flexible space enjoying views over the grounds, the upgraded kitchen/breakfast room offers oak fronted cupboards and drawers with exposed timbers and dining space. Beside the kitchen is a utility room with plenty of space for appliances and neighbouring this is a shower room with separate cloakroom. The staircase leads to the timbered landing with storage cupboards, airing cupboard and offers doors to the master bedroom enjoying elevated views across the paddocks to the front, has built in wardrobes and an en-suite double shower room. There are four further double bedrooms all enjoying views over the grounds and either having fitted wardrobes/cupboards and exposed timbers. Bedrooms four and five are connected by a stud wall and a larger bedroom could be created, if preferred. The family bathroom has been upgraded with a Mira shower and free standing roll top bath.

The annexe is self-contained enjoying its own access, parking and garden and can also be reached from Leys Farmhouse. The accommodation briefly comprises: kitchen with appliances, dual aspect sitting room with dining space and door to garden, dual aspect double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a double shower room.

The properties sit centrally in this generous plot with a double gated in and out driveway providing ample off-road parking, turning space and access to the detached double garage with power and light connected and offering a large room to the first floor - perfect for use as a home office or hobbies room. There are front lawns with summerhouse, south facing side garden extends to approximately 0.89 of an acre (sts) with greenhouse, patio and heated swimming pool enclosed by mature hedging for privacy. The rear garden is private in nature, enclosed by mature hedging with lawns and established beds and borders, mature trees, pond and connect back to the rear lobby into kitchen and to the garden room. There is a separate garden for the annexe being private in nature enclosed with mature trees.  

About the area Earl Stonham is a popular Suffolk village with many rural hamlets forming part, including Middlewood Green, Forward Green, Broad Green and Wicks Green. Middlewood Green offers country walking and florist and surrounding towns and villages including Debenham and Stowmarket provide everyday amenities and facilities alongside favoured schooling and a mainline rail link to London's Liverpool Street with an approximate journey time of 60 minutes – perfect for those commuting. There are many popular public house and restaurants in the area including the Shepherd and Dog and Stowupland Crown. The A140 offers quick access to Norwich and the A14 to Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, London, The Midlands and Stansted Airports via the M11. 

Directions Travelling along the A140 towards Diss/Norwich, turn left at the crossroads onto the A1120 and proceed for a further one and a half miles entering the hamlet of Forward Green. Pass the green and turn right as signposted towards Blacksmiths Lane, following for approximately a mile. Pass W & M Smith florists on your left-hand side and the entrance to Leys Farmhouse can be found a short distance further, to the left-hand side. 

The main accommodation comprises:  

Solid oak entrance door to:  

Entrance Hall A welcoming hall with central staircase rising to the first floor, radiator, skirting, power points and window to front elevation. 

Sitting Room Approx 21’9 x 12’5 (6.63m x 3.78m) Bay window to front elevation, skirting, a possible Tudor timbered ceiling, exposed timbers with what's believed to be a medieval archway, radiator, wall lights, smoke alarm, red brick fireplace with inset log burning stove, tiled hearth, telephone and power points, fitted bookcase and double panelled doors to:  

Drawing Room Approx 21’9 x tbc (6.63m x tbc) Bay window to front elevation, skirting, exposed timbers with what's believed to be a medieval archway, radiator, power points, wall lights, window looking through the garden room and connecting door to the annexe. 

Garden Room Approx 23’ x 9’8 (7.00m x 2.05m) Pamment tiled floor, skirting, electric heater, power points, feature brick wall, wall lights, timber panelled ceiling, full length windows and double doors to rear, accessing the garden and enjoying views, triple panelled window looking through to the secondary sitting room. 

Music Room Approx 19’1 x 14’1 (5.82m x 4.29m) A flexible triple aspect room with windows to front and north elevations and sliding doors to front and side elevations accessing the south facing patio and entrance, two radiators, skirting, coving, wall lights, power points, telephone point, shelving and panelled doors to: 

Kitchen/Breakfast Room Approx 18’11 x 16’9 (5.77m x 5.11m) A dual aspect room with fitted Oak fronted kitchen units with soft close drawers and cupboards providing plenty of storage, granite work surfaces over, inset Neff electric hob with extractor fan over, inset ceramic one and a half sink and drainer with mixer tap, tiled splashbacks, natural stone tiled floor and engineered timber floor to the breakfast area, inset Stoves Heritage oven and grill, timbered ceiling, triple window to side elevation overlooking the south facing garden and entrance, smoke alarm, radiator, power points, television point, window to rear overlooking the garden, large airing cupboard with shelving and housing the Danes moor heating boiler. Door to: 

Utility Room Approx 8’ x 8’ (2.44m x 2.44m) Pamment tiled flooring, skirting, timbered ceiling, double window to rear overlooking the garden, radiator, power points, space for appliances including dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine, fitted wall and base units providing storage with work surface over and inset stainless sink and double drainer with mixer tap, tiled splashbacks and electrical systems for the swimming pool and solar panels alongside the electrics and consumer unit. 

Rear Lobby Accessed from the kitchen with a door to the rear garden, radiator, natural stone tiled flooring, skirting, with a window to side and further door to:

Shower/Boot Room Approx 12'9 x 6'5 decreasing to 4'5 (3.89m x 1.96m decreasing to 1.35m)

Tiled shower enclosure with splashbacks, pedestal wash basin, skirting, window to rear overlooking the garden and access to boot room with fitted water softener, cloaks pegs, radiator, doorway to the neighbouring cloakroom and door to the under-stair storage cupboard. 

Cloakroom Fitted low level w/c, skirting and frosted window to rear. 

On the first floor  

Landing Skirting, power points, two windows to rear elevation overlooking the garden, exposed timbers, smoke alarm, airing cupboard housing the Immersion tank and sub-consumer unit, access to loft space, two radiators, fitted wardrobes and storage cupboard, arched hallways, exposed studwork, fitted book shelving providing a small library and doors to: 

Master Bedroom Approx 18’11 x 14’10 (5.77m x 4.52m) Fitted wardrobes, skirting, power points, triple window to front elevation overlooking the entrance and paddock beyond, television point, coving, radiator, and door to: 

En-suite Shower Room Approx 8’10 x 5’10 (2.69m x 1.78m) Fitted white suite comprising low level w/c, hand basin set in oak style vanity unit with storage below, double shower enclosure with Triton power shower, heated towel ladder, electric shaver socket, tiled walls and splashbacks, spotlighting, double frosted window to side elevation.  

Bedroom Two Approx 13’4 x 10’2 (4.06m x 3.10m) Skirting, coving, power points, radiator, large window to front elevation overlooking the entrance and paddock beyond, fitted double wardrobe and door to large storage cupboard with light and shelving and window to side offering the potential to convert to an en-suite cloakroom or walk-in wardrobe measuring approx 6'2 x 4'10 (1.88m x 1.47m). 

Bedroom Three Approx. 12’ x 11’5 (3.66m x 3.48m) Triple window to front elevation overlooking the entrance and paddock beyond, radiator, power points and exposed timbers. 

Bedroom Four Approx 11’4 x 9’9 (3.45m x 2.97m) Skirting, power points, radiator, window to rear elevation overlooking the garden, shelving and exposed timbers. 

Bedroom Five Approx 11’4 x 8’11 (3.45m x 2.72m) Shelving, skirting, radiator, exposed timbers and window to front elevation overlooking the entrance and paddock beyond. 

Family Bathroom Approx 9’10 x 6’7 (3.00m x 2.00m) Fitted white suite comprising: free standing roll top bath with mixer tap and shower over, low level w/c, large one a half shower enclosure with Mira power shower and basin set in oak style unit with storage below, electric shaver socket, slate style flooring, tiled walls, coving, skirting, frosted window to side elevation and heated towel ladder. 

Outside A double gated in and out driveway provides access the car parking area providing ample off-road parking and turning space with plenty of room to park a boat and/or motorhome. The property is centrally set in its grounds with formal gardens to the front, side and rear being landscaped and largely laid to lawn offering a variety of mature trees and stocked borders providing a wide variety of planting, shrubs, flowers and specimen trees. There is access to the main entrance at the front, separate access to the self-contained annexe and the driveway continues round to the detached double garage measuring approximately 22'8 x 22 (6.91m x 6.70m) with strip lighting, power connected, newly fitted double glazed windows and door to garden, two up and over garage doors to front and internal staircase leading to the upper level. The first-floor room is a versatile space measuring approximately 13'9 x 19'1 (4.19 x 5.82m) suitable for use as perhaps a home office/hobbies room with boarded floor, large window overlooking the south facing garden and swimming pool, brick and render elevations, power and light connected and hatch to small loft space above.

At the side of the garage lies the south facing garden enclosed by mature hedging and private in nature offering a large lawn, a weeping willow and south facing patio enclosed by redbrick wall offering the perfect spot for a barbeque or dining with trellis climbing plants including roses and clematis. Pathways extend round to the remainder of the south facing garden where there is a heated swimming pool measuring approximately 32' x 16' (9.75m x 4.88m) also with greenhouse, enclosed by mature hedging providing privacy for relaxing and entertaining.

The rear garden is of a generous size, again private in nature being fully enclosed by fencing and mature hedging, there are patio/seating areas, a central lawn with, pond with rockery and established borders offering a range of flowers and plants and a wonderful weeping beech. Through a shaped hedge archway, the main garden connects to the south facing garden with pool. Further to are a range of wood stores and oil tank.  Read less


Property Features Detached 15th Century farmhouse
Desirable rural hamlet
approximate annual Income of £1,500 from solar panels
Self-contained 4* rated annexe
Shopping, schooling, Restaurants and clubs are all nearby
Mainline station three miles away
Based in a very sought after village location
Stunning rural setting
Boarding paddocks providing stunning views
Large south facing garden with swimming pool





Property Features Detached 15th Century farmhouse
Desirable rural hamlet
approximate annual Income of £1,500 from solar panels
Self-contained 4* rated annexe
Shopping, schooling, Restaurants and clubs are all nearby
Mainline station three miles away
Based in a very sought after village location
Stunning rural setting
Boarding paddocks providing stunning views
Large south facing garden with swimming pool
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