Sold 5 Bed Country Home
Hepworth Road, Market Weston, Diss
£695,000 Guide Price
- Four receptions
- Huge kitchen breakfast room
- Utility, cloakroom
- Five bedrooms (three en-suite)
- Family bathroom
- Adjoining annexe comprising bedroom, sitting room, kitchen and shower room
- 2500 sqft barn/workshop
- Double garaging and games room
- Stunning landscaped grounds of 2.3 acres (sts)
- Private setting, countryside views
With origins dating back to the 17th century, this outstanding former farmhouse has in more recent years been the subject of considerable extension and improvement, complemented by stunning private grounds and large barn in all about 2.3 acres. The house retains original features including a wealth of exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, mullion windows, brick flooring and fine inglenook fireplaces. The house is approached by a long driveway and also includes an adjoining ground floor annexe and garaging with games room. The beautifully arranged accommodation extends to about 3800 sqft (excluding the barn and garaging/games room in total including the house is an impressive 7200 sqft) and currently in brief comprises: Entrance door to entrance lobby leading to a delightful sitting room with polished brick flooring, exposed beams, windows to front and side and a fine inglenook fireplace. A large study also has brick flooring, large inglenook fireplace and opening to a rear hall with staircases off to first floor, doors to gardens, ground floor cloakroom and separate utility room with fitted units and oil fired central heating boilers. The superb 30ft kitchen/breakfast room is a particular feature, fitted with an extensive range of oak storage units complemented by built in appliances. Double doors lead to a superb Victorian style conservatory with double doors opening to the gardens. There is a family room with bay window to side. Two staircases lead to the first floor accommodation, comprising a fantastic vaulted master suite (formally two bedrooms) with sitting area displaying a fine fireplace with recess for TV, exposed timbers, evidence of mullion windows, windows to front and side affording super views across the gardens, large double bedroom and spacious bathroom with separate shower enclosure. There are three further generous bedrooms, all of which are complemented by an en-suite bathroom or shower room
Adjoining Ground Floor Annexe
The annexe is a comfortable space with a cottage feel, ideal for an elderly relative, with its own entrance door leading to a sitting room with fireplace and wood burner, double bedroom, fitted kitchen and shower room.
The farmhouse is approached down a long driveway meandering through stunning landscaped gardens and over a bridge and pond. There is plenty of parking, turning space and access to the triple garaging (one used as large games room). The grounds are a wonderful feature of the house, being stocked with an abundance of mature trees, shrubs, orchard and well stocked flower beds. There are expansive areas of lawn, and to the rear and side are block paved terraces with pergola, providing delightful seating areas. The huge purpose-built barn/workshop (2500 sqft) is a wonderful and extremely useful building providing tremendous potential for alteration/conversion (subject to planning permission if required). The grounds enjoy countryside views and provide the occupants with a good degree of privacy, and are estimated to extend in all to about 2.3 acres (sts).
The house enjoys a wonderfully private setting bordering open countryside close to the centre of the village. Market Weston is a mostly unspoilt village and offers local amenities including a village hall, public house and church. The village provides excellent access to the main road networks including the market town of Diss with its main line rail link to London. The nearby village of Hopton provides a more comprehensive range of local facilities.
When entering Market Weston from the direction of Bury St Edmunds on the B1111, turn right at The Mill public house towards the centre of the village. Follow the road into Hepworth Road, where the driveway leading to the property will be found further on the right hand side.
Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage and oil fired radiator central heating. St Edmundsbury Borough Council. Council tax band E.