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For Sale 4 Bed Country Home

Low Street, Bardwell
£850,000 Guide Price

Property Details

  • Reception hall
  • Four stunning receptions
  • Huge "live in" kitchen breakfast room
  • Large utility
  • Cellars
  • Four superb bedrooms, three bathrooms
  • Formal gardens and paddocks
  • Stables and outbuildings, prominent village setting
  • Outdoor swimming pool, countryside views
  • In all about three and a half acres (s.t.s.)
Mothersoles is a historic Grade II Listed medieval hall house believed to date back to the late 15th century, with alterations and additions spanning the last 500 years. The house is of a magnificent oak timber framed construction and has a wealth of features including huge exposed and carved timbers and studwork, a rare medieval wooden screen, fabulous Inglenook fireplaces, evidence of window mullions, panelling, panelled doors and exposed brick and oak plank floors. English oak leaded casement windows have been installed to the front and sides of the house, and the accommodation boasts large room sizes and wonderful proportions, including a recently extended/remodelled kitchen breakfast room. This splendid home stands in gardens and grounds of approximately 3.5 acres (s.t.s.), which include formal gardens, outdoor swimming pool, meadows and a stable block, whilst enjoying a prominent setting within a popular and pretty Suffolk village. An internal inspection is highly recommended.

The accommodation comprises: Entrance vestibule with exposed timbers, brick floor, and oak doors to the reception hall displaying a wealth of original features from the 15th and 16th centuries including a magnificent plank and muntin screen, service archways, huge exposed timbers, pamment tiled floor, evidence of window mullions and staircase off to first floor. The dining room is a superb reception for entertaining, retaining many exposed ceiling and wall timbers, large inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam over on raised brick hearth and alcove with exposed brick floor. A door leads to the drawing room, which is a particularly elegant reception with fine Tudor features including close quality studwork, brick floor, and fabulous Inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam over on raised brick hearth with brick surround. The family room is another heavily timbered reception with window to front, while the study/snug is a comfortable reception with Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, exposed timbers and box window to rear. The light and airy kitchen breakfast room has in recent years been refitted with an extensive range of traditional units complemented by wooden preparation surfaces and range oven, and benefits from tiled flooring, windows overlooking gardens and French doors to gardens. There is an inner hall with doors to two cellar rooms, utility/boot room with wooden flooring and gas fired boiler, and a shower room with Impulse jet shower.

On the first floor is a landing with huge exposed timbers and studwork door to the original parlour, which now forms the magnificent master suite, retaining the fantastic original timber frame including carved and moulded timbers, oak plank floor, generous ceiling height and windows to front and side. A door opens to a large en-suite bathroom with coloured suite comprising Jacuzzi bath, bidet, pedestal hand wash basin and low level wc, cupboard housing hot water cylinder, airing cupboard, and return door to landing. The three further bedrooms are all of a good size and display many high status features and wash basins. A family bathroom with corner bath completes the first floor accommodation.


Outside
A five bar gate leads to a driveway and onto a substantial gravelled parking area, adjacent to which is a brick built garage with a pantiled roof. From the driveway, a wrought iron gate leads to a fabulous box and lavender knot garden directly in front of the house. This garden is bordered by an old brick and flint wall to two sides with a large beech hedge to the other side. On the northern side of the house, the garden is mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature specimen trees. There is a raised herbaceous border which is well stocked with shrubs and flowering plants. There is a shed of timber weather-boarded construction under a pantiled roof, attached to which is the plant room for the workings of the swimming pool. From the parking area, steps lead to a brick archway and onto the rear garden/terrace. This comprises a patio area adjacent to the rear of the house and a lawn area with inset swimming pool. This area is enclosed by hedging to one side and a brick and flint wall by the other. From the swimming pool area a pathway leads to a large flat lawn. A large evergreen hedge shelters some stables, which are of block construction under a part pantiled and part corrugated roof and are currently used for general storage. To the south is a small orchard, a good sized kitchen garden and a large field paddock with numerous specimen trees. The field has an elevated position affording good views to the surrounding countryside and has gated access and track leading from the road to the stables.


Location
The house enjoys a prominent setting on the southern edge of the popular village of Bardwell. The village has an attractive village green, post office, windmill with bakery, playing field, church and two historic public houses. The nearby villages of Ixworth and Stanton both have middle schools and further shopping. Approximately 7 miles away is the medieval market town of Bury St Edmunds. Bury St Edmunds is a thriving Cathedral market town located in the heart of East Anglia. The town offers an excellent range of amenities with schooling in the public and private sectors, extensive shopping facilities and a good range of leisure facilities including health clubs, swimming pools, golf clubs, theatre, cinema and art gallery. There is good access to the A14, A11 (M11) and the railway station at Stowmarket or Diss offers a link to mainline services to London’s Liverpool Street or King’s Cross.


Directions
From Bury St Edmunds, travel in a north-easterly direction along the A143. Travel through Great Barton and onto Ixworth. At the second roundabout take a left hand turning onto the A1088. Take the next right (sign posted to Bardwell) and continue for approximately 1 mile into the village, where the entrance to the property can be found on your right hand-side.


Services
Mains water and drainage. Gas fired central heating. Council tax band F.


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