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Sold 5 Bed House - Detached

Bildeston Road, Wattisham
£625,000 Guide Price

Property Details

  • A superb Grade II Listed detached home
  • Far reaching countryside views
  • Sitting room with inglenook fire place
  • Homely kitchen breakfast room, boot/utility room
  • Dining and family rooms offering a wealth of character
  • Wonderful oak framed garden room
  • Five bedrooms
  • Three bath and shower rooms
  • Double garage and ample off-road parking
  • Attractive grounds of 0.7 acres
With origins dating back to the early 16th century, this fine Grade II Listed farmhouse stands in generous grounds affording countryside views whilst occupying a semi-rural setting only a mile from the well-served village of Bildeston. Baytree House is of predominantly timber frame construction presenting rendered elevations with attractive pargeting under a pitched roof clad with tiles. The property was sympathetically renovated and extended in the 1970's and has retained a wealth of original features including Inglenook fireplaces, exposed timbers and mullioned windows. This is complemented by the more recent addition of the garden room which further enhances the charming accommodation on offer. The grounds of 0.7 acre (STS) are a fine attribute of the property, along with the double garage and parking facilities.

The accommodation comprises entrance Lobby with window overlooking the front garden and door leading to the delightful sitting room (19’3” x 13’1”). This offers an abundance of exposed wall and ceiling timbers and inglenook fireplace with oak bressumer over and inset multi-fuel burner. Window to front aspect, French doors lead to the rear terrace and recessed staircase, with storage under, rising to first floor. A most magnificent vaulted lobby, with high level mullion window, gives access to the dining room (18’1” x 9’6”). Again an attractive room with brick fireplace (not currently in use) and exposed timbers. The family room (15’9” x 11’6”) continues this atmosphere with open studwork to the sitting room and provides a most agreeable versatile space. The kitchen/breakfast room (18’6” x 13’1”) is a light and bright room with dual aspect windows. Fitted with a range of cream base and wall units, with wood style work surfaces, integrated four burner propane gas hob, extractor hood, oven, dishwasher and an oil fired two oven Stanley Aga (not tested), again with an extractor over. Space for American style fridge freezer and the useful pantry provides further storage. The rear hallway predominately is the main family entrance to the property due to its location and excellent size. The utility/boot room (13’1” x 7’3”) leads from this and is a perfect area for countryside outdoor living. Again it offers additional storage cupboards, coat area, plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble drier and houses the oil fired boiler. A useful cloakroom is conveniently placed for the rear entrance and the splendid modern vaulted oak framed garden room (15’7” x 12’10”) completes the ground floor accommodation superbly. The room overlooks the rear gardens, with French doors to this, and the log burning stove enhances this room even further.
The master suite is accessed from a landing and staircase which rises from the rear entrance hall; dressing room, en-suite shower room and beautiful bedroom (13’2” x 13’1) overlooking the rear garden. A door leads to the inner landing and the family bathroom is situated off from this. As is typical of this style of property the first floor is served by two staircases and from the guest bedroom a doorway provides access to the front section of the house. The main staircase, rising from the sitting room leads to a spacious landing/study area with exposed brick chimney breast and timbers. Doors lead to all three front bedrooms all of which have their own individual character and style. These rooms are served by a second family bathroom.

The gardens are a fine attribute of the property. A wooden five bar gate leads to the generous gravelled parking area, which in turn leads to the detached weatherboard clad double garage with two up and over electric doors, power, lighting and an outside staircase leads to the vaulted attic. A large terrace area, ideal for outdoor eating and entertaining, adjoins the property and is interspersed with raised cottage flowerbeds. The remainder of the garden is laid mainly to lawn and is well stocked with mature shrubs and specimen trees. A raised pond is an attractive feature and the oil tank is discreetly situated to one side of the property.

Wattisham lies centrally in Suffolk and enjoys unspoilt rural surroundings and is approximately 1 mile northeast from the pretty and well-served village of Bildeston. The towns of Hadleigh, Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket and Ipswich are all within easy reach and provide an excellent range of schooling, shopping outlets and leisure facilities with the latter two offering main line rail links with London’s Liverpool Street Station. Locally Bildeston is a thriving village and offers a wide range of amenities which includes village stores, Post Office, Health Centre, County Primary School, public houses and the highly regarded Crown hotel and restaurant.

Mains water and electric. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating

Babergh District Council. Council Tax Band G

Wattisham is situated just off the B1115, which runs southwards from Stowmarket. When approaching Bildeston from either direction, proceed to the centre of the village and take the turning onto Wattisham Road, signed to Wattisham and also signed to 'Chamberlin Hall'. After about a mile the property will be found on your right hand-side marked with a Sheridans For Sale board. Viewing is strictly by appointment only.

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