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For Sale 5 Bed House - Detached

School Barn Farm, Pentlow
£895,000 Guide Price

Property Details

  • An impressive extended 19th Century detached house
  • Grounds extending to 9.6 acres (STS)
  • Equestrian facilities and meadow
  • Formal garden areas
  • Four versatile reception rooms
  • Striking kitchen breakfast room with raised glass skylight
  • Five bedrooms
  • Two bathrooms and an en-suite shower room
  • Double garage and off-road parking
  • Viewing strongly advised and strictly by appointment
Believed to date back to the early 19th Century, the property has been sympathetically extended by the current owners to offer spacious and versatile accommodation. The accommodation has scope, for new owners, to further enhance the current style and appeal of this charming home, if so desired. This, coupled with the extensive grounds and stunning views, makes for an appealing residence of which similar styles rarely come to market. The property is of brick construction, under a slate roof, and set in grounds of 9.6 acres (subject to survey). The property benefits from stabling, a delightful meadow/paddock with wild orchids and flowers, formal gardens, garaging and parking. Given the degree, and flexibility, of accommodation on offer we highly recommend a viewing of this delightful home to appreciate all the fine attributes that it has to offer.

Accommodation
The accommodation comprises entrance hall, with wooden flooring, useful study area, doors off and arch to Family room. The family room (12'4" x 12'2") is a delightful room with a secondary glazed sash window to rear aspect and a feature brick fireplace. Off from this is the drawing room (25'11" x 16'3"); a generous, light and comfortable room affording views to three aspects and with the attractive brick fireplaces housing a multi-fuel burning stove. The study/garden room (12' x 7'5") is conveniently tucked away to one side of the property and is a bright and airy room with UPVC double glazed windows and French doors leading to the side garden. The dining room (11'11" x 11'10") offers a versatile space and was originally the kitchen for the house back in the 1800's with the original metal meat hooks adding character to the room. A door leads to the dining hall/lobby which in-turn links the new kitchen to the original house beautifully. The kitchen / breakfast room (17'3" x 17'2") is a wonderful area for family living and entertaining and enjoys fine views across the meadow and the start of the Stour Valley Walk. Bi-folding glazed doors give access to, and overlook, the rear garden. The glazed theme continues with a stunning raised roof light flooding the room with natural light and framing the sky superbly. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wooden base, wall and display cabinets compliments by tiled flooring and dark granite style work-surfaces. The range, with 7 ringed burners, is fired by gas bottles and is ideal for a house of this size and further appliance spaces. A door leads to the utility area (11'11" x 7'5") which provides further storage units, plumbing for washing machine, oil boiler and door to rear garden. Completing the ground floor is a well-presented cloakroom. Accessed from the first floor landing are five bedrooms and two family bathrooms. The guest bedroom benefits from an en-suite shower room.


Outside
The grounds are a fine attribute of the property and extend to 9.6 acres (STS). The property benefits from formal garden areas, stabling and tack room, a range of outbuildings, meadow, garaging and planning permission for two yurts. The property has previously been run as a successful and award winning Bed and Breakfast and could offer an income potential subject to any necessary planning regulations.


Situation
The property is situated in an attractive location within this pretty village, which offers a active village hall group, visiting library and a wonderful mixture of period and modern homes. It benefits from its own Parish Church and a traditional public house giving a heart to the village. The property is positioned along a small access road that leads to this and the neighbouring properties just beyond. Pentlow is set in the delightful countryside of the River Stour with many attractive and sought-after nearby villages; these include Cavendish, Clare and Long Melford and they provide an excellent range of shopping facilities, schooling, doctors, recreational facilities etc. The Market town of Sudbury, around 6 miles away, provides further extensive facilities and a train line linking to the main London and Colchester line.


Services
Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage system


Council
Braintree District Council. Council Tax Band F


Directions
Proceed south through Long Melford on the B1064 and at Rodbridge Corner turn right. Continue through the village of Foxearth taking the left turn to Pentlow. Proceed into the village, passing Pentlow Tower, and take the small private road on your right just before the telephone box. The property can be found towards the bottom of this road, on your right.


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