Leavenheath, Suffolk

£700,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Set at the foot of a private lane, this four bedroom detached Grade II listed 18th century timber framed property offers comprehensive accommodation of approximately 2,625 sq ft with notable aesthetic features including a rendered finish, multiple gabled dormers and a part-mansard, hipped roofline. Offering three ground floor reception rooms, the property is afforded a wealth of individual character and notable features throughout including an array of exposed timbers and studwork, pamment brick flooring, vaulted roofline and doors complete with Suffolk latches. Blending both the period features of the original building with contemporary additions, the property has been extended to accommodate a granite topped, open plan kitchen/breakfast room with oak frame vaulted roofline, by Knights Country Kitchens of Clare. Discretely set back from the road, the property further benefits from a detached double carport with adjoining workshop and studio with ancillary bathroom, ample off-street parking and diverse grounds with a total plot size of approximately 1.4 acres.

Heavy timber door with multiple locking mechanisms opening to:

ENTRANCE HALL: Door with Suffolk latch opening to:

FAMILY ROOM: 23' 11" x 14' 4" (7.31m x 4.39m) Forming the core of the original building enjoying a dual front-to-rear aspect with casement windows, array of exposed timbers and studwork, pamment brick flooring and staircase off. The focal point of the room is a redbrick fireplace with inset wood burning stove and oak mantle over. Door to useful under stair storage recess. Steps down to further opening with window to rear, door to useful under stair storage recess and door with Suffolk latch to:

SITTING ROOM: 14' 4" x 13' 9" (4.39m x 4.21m) Forming part of a two storey rear addition to the property and afforded a triple aspect with casement windows to side and French doors to rear opening to the terrace with views over the gardens beyond. Notable room features include oak skirting and decorative coving.

DINING ROOM: 16' 6" x 14' 2" (5.05m into fireplace x 4.34m) With casement window to front, pamment brick flooring and outstanding inglenook fireplace with Suffolk grey brick hearth, redbrick surround and oak bressumer beam over with inset grill. Secondary staircase off. Step up and door with Suffolk latch to:

AGA KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 24' 3" x 14' 4" (7.40m x 4.39m) Set beneath a part mansard roofline having been extended to incorporate an open plan breakfast room, the kitchen has been fitted by Knights Country Kitchens of Clare with a matching range of bespoke, handmade base units comprising a range of pull-out pan drawers, multi-level units, pull-out electric double plug sockets and versatile range of further storage units. A granite topped preparation surface provides the primary preparation area with oval stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap above. A three-door oil-fired AGA with heat resistant down lighters is set recessed within granite surfaces with electric Bosch oven and four-ring induction hob. Further appliances include a Fisher and Paykel fridge/freezer. A further corner unit comprises additional base level storage with wooden worktops over, upstands above and ceramic Belfast sink with mixer tap over and separate filtered water tap. Window to side, raised roofline with LED spotlights and opening to breakfast area, set beneath a pitched oak-frame roofline, with dual south-easterly aspect, casement windows to side and rear and stable door to outside. Stripped oak flooring throughout and door with Suffolk latch to:

UTILITY ROOM: 10' 7" x 9' 10" (3.24m x 3.02m) Fitted with a matching range of wooden fronted base and wall units with worktops over and tiling above. Stainless steel single sink unit with mixer tap over and window to rear overlooking the gardens. Space and plumbing for washing machine, dryer and additional fridge. Casement windows to side and rear, extensive recessed storage space and door with Suffolk latch to pantry with sensor lighting and useful fitted shelving.

INNER HALL: With opening housing oil-fired boiler room and water softener. Door with Suffolk latch to:

STUDY: 9' 1" x 7' 8" (2.79m x 2.34m) A versatile room currently being utilised as an office/study but offering excellent scope as a fifth bedroom if so required. Casement window to side and door to:

SHOWER ROOM: 6' 6" x 5' 9" (1.99m x 1.76m) Newly refurbished by the current owners and fitted with ceramic WC, rectangular wash hand basin with a mixer tap over within a base level unit, fully tiled separately screened corner shower unit with chrome shower attachment. Wall-mounted heated towel rail, part tongue and groove panelling and casement window to front.

BEDROOM 4: 11' 5" x 10' 2" (3.49m x 3.11m) A ground floor bedroom affording a south-west aspect with casement windows to front and side, deep skirting and dado rail.

CLOAKROOM: With exposed brick flooring and fitted with ceramic WC, Heritage wash hand basin, obscured glass window to front.

First floor

LANDING: With window to rear, range of exposed timber work and step up to:

MASTER BEDROOM: 17' 11" x 14' 6" (5.48m max x 4.44m) Afforded a dual aspect with casement windows to front and side, pitched roofline and array of exposed timbers and studwork. Substantial exposed chimney breast.

BEDROOM 2: 14' 4" x 11' 6" (4.38m x 3.51m) Forming part of a two storey rear extension to the property and afforded a triple aspect with casement windows to side and rear, deep skirting with door to eaves storage space and hatch to loft.

BEDROOM 3: 14' 3" x 13' 11" (4.36m x 4.26m) (Accessed via secondary landing) with casement window to front and hatch to loft.

FAMILY BATHROOM: 10' 0" x 9' 11" (3.05m x 3.03m) Fitted with ceramic WC, Heritage wash hand basin within a base level vanity unit, free-standing roll-top bath with claw feet and chrome shower attachment, in addition to fully tiled separately screened shower unit with chrome shower attachment and extraction above. Useful corner storage recess with door to linen cupboard housing water cylinder and useful fitted shelving. Casement windows to front and side.

Outside Set at the end of a private lane serving one other property, The Old Bakery is approached via a five-bar gate with an L-shaped gravel driveway providing off-street parking for in excess of ten vehicles. Direct access is provided to:

DOUBLE CARPORT: 23' 10" x 16' 1" (7.28m x 4.92m) With twin open bays to front, light and power connected.

Independent access is provided to:

WORKSHOP: 16' 6" x 11' 5" (5.03m x 3.49m) With light and power connected and staircase off.

STUDIO: 12' 7" x 9' 6" (3.85m x 2.91m) With window to side, halogen spotlights, stripped wooden flooring and door with Suffolk latch to:

RECREATION ROOM: 13' 5" x 9' 6" (4.10m x 2.91m) A versatile room, currently used as a gym/music room although offers potential as an office if so required. With Velux windows to rear, halogen spotlights and stripped wooden flooring throughout. Door with Suffolk latch to:

BATHROOM: 9' 6" x 9' 0" (2.92m x 2.75m) Fitted with WC, free-standing roll-top bath with claw feet and chrome shower attachment, Halthea floating ceramic wash hand basin and tiled flooring throughout. Clouded glazed windows to side.

GARDEN The rear gardens are an outstanding feature of this individual period property with a single expanse of lawn enveloping The Old Bakery with south-east facing walled terrace with diverse range of shrubs, flowers and perennial plants. Various walkways intersperse and border the terrace with further features including a fish pond, raised decking, variety of trees and number of useful external stores. Steps rise from the single expanse of lawn to an additional area of garden with post and rail fencing to rear abutting privately owned garden land.

SERVICES: Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected. Oil fired heating to radiators. NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.

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David Burr

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