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Sold 6 Bed Country home

£600,000 Offers In Excess Of

Property Details

  • Entrance hall, cloakroom
  • Sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen breakfast room, utility
  • Snug / family room
  • Six comfortable bedrooms
  • Luxurious bathrooms and en-suite shower
  • 1.25 acres and splendid rural views
  • Gardens, pond and paddock
  • Nearby Ofsted Outstanding schools
Situated on the rural fringes of this convenient mid-Suffolk village, The Old Black Horse Farm is a substantial Grade II Listed farmhouse, built of traditional timber-framed construction with colour-washed elevations beneath a thatched roof. The property has been subject to a meticulous restoration programme by the current owners, retaining original elements and characteristics and combining with modern improvements and conveniences, incorporating a bespoke hand-made kitchen, hand-made timber sealed unit windows, oak doors, architraves and staircases, new thatch to extension and re-ridging to the main house as well as an oil-fired ‘zoned’ heating system. These improvements have been carefully blended with the superb heavily timbered frame and original inglenook fireplaces, and as a result the owners have created a stunning period home of spacious, elegant proportions and immaculate presentation. The accommodation is arranged over three floors and offers a good deal of versatility with all three reception rooms featuring oak-glazed doors providing access to the south-facing gardens. In brief, the accommodation comprises sitting room with inglenook, dining room with inglenook, superb kitchen / breakfast room, snug / family room, utility room and cloakroom. On the first floor, accessed from a large landing / study area, is a triple-aspect master bedroom with luxurious en-suite shower room and three further bedrooms served by the principal bathroom. On the second floor is a large landing which is currently being utilised as a study, along with two fine vaulted bedrooms. Agents note: planning permission has been previously granted for a third bathroom on the second floor.

The property is set-back from the village road behind post-and-rail fencing and mature trees, leading onto an extensive gravelled parking area with planning permission having previously been granted to build a double bay cartlodge. The rear south-facing garden is predominantly lawned, interspersed with mature trees and shrubbery, and offers a large natural pond and paddock. The gardens are a delightful feature affording fine countryside views and estimated in all to extend to about 1.25 acres (sts).

Finningham is a semi-rural village conveniently situated for access to three well-served market towns, two of which benefit from main-line rail connections. The village itself has a public house and bus-service, whilst the neighbouring village of Walsham Le Willows offers further amenities with popular local butcher, wine merchant, two public houses and school. There are a range of excellent schools nearby, the closest rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. Stowmarket is just 15 minutes drive, with railway station providing a ‘direct line’ to London Liverpool Street Station in just 90 minutes.

Stowmarket main-line station - 9 miles. Bury St Edmunds - 15 miles. Diss - 10 miles. Southwold Heritage Coast - 37 miles.

From Bury St Edmunds, proceed on the A143 towards Diss. At Ixworth turn right signposted Walsham Le Willows. Upon entering Walsham Le Willows proceed along the high street, passing Rolfes butchers on the left, and continue out of the village along the Finningham Road, where the property will be found a few miles further on the right set back from the road.

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