Church Lane, Finningham

£450,000 (SSTC)

Shadwell House is situated in an idyllic, charming location sitting commandingly at the end of a no through road. The property, Grade II Listed for its special architectural or historic interest, is believed to date back to the early 19th Century with earlier origins probable. It is an elegant home which could benefit from updating and modernization to truly enhance the appeal and character of this fine detached house. The property is of a timber frame construction with stucco incised rendering to resemble ashlar, under a slate roof. There is scope for extension (subject to the necessary planning and Listed Buildings consents) and a viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the charm that this home has to offer. Viewings strictly by appointment only.

The accommodation, in brief, comprises timber porch, with octagonal columns and entablature, leading to wooden front door. The generous entrance hall, with an area suitable for coats, leads to the inner hallway; stairs rise to first floor. The study (10'3" x 8'8") is situated off from the hallway and is a generous versatile room. The sash window overlooks the front garden, which makes for a light and bright room. The sitting room (15'5" x 15') is a comfortable and charming area with sash windows to both front and rear aspects. The magnificent brick fireplace and wood surrounds makes a fine focal point to the room. The kitchen breakfast room (15'5" x 14'4") has recently undergone some modernization work and is fitted with a range of modern cream base and wall units and a matching dresser; these are complimented by oak work-surfaces and flooring. The butlers sink adds a further charm and character to the room, which also benefits from large storage cupboards, a built in Rangemaster and a dishwasher. The room has been designed to provide an area suitable for a free standing table, ideal for family day to day living and entertaining. To the far side of the property is a utility and boot room which links the store room and garage to the main residence. This side room provides an ideal area for countryside living with glazed doors leading to the garden and finished with tiled flooring. Plumbing for washing machine, water softener and storage cupboards. To complete the excellent ground floor accommodation is a rear lobby and cloakroom.

The first floor landing runs the length of the property and gives access to all three double bedrooms, the family bathroom and to a large storage cupboard. The master bedroom (11'11" x 9'6") benefits from an en-suite bathroom, whilst the further two bedrooms (11'11" x 9'6" and 13' x 9') are served by the family bathroom. All of the first floor rooms afford charming views across either the village church or the rear gardens.

The gardens are a fine attribute of the property and extend to 1.2 acres subject to survey. A sweeping gravelled driveway provides ample off-road parking and leads to the garage and to the superb detached barn. The barn is a fine timber frame structure which could offer further potential (subject to any planning or Listed Building Consent) for development. There are two further useful storage rooms to the side of this. The gardens are laid mainly to lawn and interspersed with fine specimen trees, hedging and a small orchard.

The property enjoys a pleasant setting towards the centre of the village, yet tucked discreetly away at the end of a small and attractive no-through road abutting the grounds of the village church. Finningham is a semi-rural, yet convenient village, situated with good access to three well-served market towns, two of which benefit from mainline rail connections. The village itself has a public house and a bus service, whilst the neighbouring village of Walsham-le-Willows offers further amenities with a popular local butcher and delicatessen, public house and schooling. Stowmarket, just 7 miles away, provides an excellent direct rail link to London and superb access to the A14 and the road network beyond. Bury St Edmunds, 15 miles to the west, offers a richly fascinating heritage with the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares, the glorious Cathedral and the well renowned Abbey Gardens all providing a distinctive visual charm.

Oil fired central heating. Mains water and electricity. It is believed that the property is served by mains drainage however it is any interested parties responsibility to ascertain this through their solicitor.

Mid Suffolk District Council - Council Tax Band E

From Bury St Edmunds, proceed on the A143 towards Diss. At Ixworth turn right signposted Walsham-Le-Willows. Proceed through Walsham-Le-Willows and continue out of the village along the Finningham Road, turning right at the T junction, joining the B1113 to Finningham. Once in the village, turn left onto Church Lane where the property is situated at the end of this no-through road.

Please contact us on 01284 700 018 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property, or require further information.

Sheridans endeavour to maintain accurate depictions of properties in photos, floor plans and descriptions, however, these are intended only as a guide and purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection.

  • Beautiful, stunning setting
  • Situated at the end of a country lane
  • Grounds of 1.2 acres (STS)
  • Charming Grade II Listed residence
  • Large detached barn and out-buildings
  • Some refurbishment works required
  • Kitchen breakfast room
  • Two reception rooms
  • Three double bedrooms
  • En-suite and family bathroom

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