Cobbs Hall Road, Great Saxham


Cobbs Hall is an historic country house offering all the qualities of a fine Georgian house, set in the most magical landscaped gardens complemented by an enviable quiet lane location surrounded by open countryside. Formerly serving part of Great Saxham Hall Estate, in more recent years the house has been further extended and remodelled for the current owners yet still retains appealing architectural features including fireplaces, panelling, Georgian door casings, architraves and many original doors. The scale and proportions offer a pleasing mix of formal and informal areas conducive to modern living and the elegantly proportioned accommodation currently in brief comprises: Panelled and glazed door with arched fanlight leads to a bright, airy and spacious reception hall with the sweep of an elegant period staircase ascending to the first floor. Door to a cloakroom with door leading to a ground floor WC. Family room with its wood burning stove and a pair of fitted fluted bookcases with cabinets. Large arched casement double aspect windows admit natural light. A window bench seat takes in views across the lawns. Deep architraves and cornice. A pair of arched casement doors open into the adjacent formal drawing room, creating a useful flow, which can transform this room into a larger entertainment space. The drawing room is a splendid room of enviable elegance and proportion. A symmetrical row of three arched casement windows to side. Ceiling cornice, dado rail, panelling, and an open fire with ornate wood mantelpiece. Kitchen/breakfast room, fully fitted kitchen with large arched casement windows to an attractive enclosed rear kitchen courtyard. Range of bespoke painted wall-mounted and base units beneath Corian preparation surfaces with Range cooker door leads to:

Utility Room. A range of wall-mounted and base units, with wooden worktops and sink. Recess housing an oil-fired boiler. Door to rear kitchen courtyard. Dining room. A splendid reception room for entertaining and boasting fantastic views across the lawns from a large sash bay window. A useful glazed alcove with fitted casement doors, glass shelving and cabinet below. Deep cornice and architrave. Door leads to: Garden room; a comfortable light and airy reception combining a most wonderful south westerly facing conservatory of artisan build quality with an attractive lead canopy and comprising panoramic fenestration of reclaimed decorative lead windows, discovered on the site and original to the Hall - all fitted by master craftsmen. Two Velux windows. French doors open to the parterre and landscaped gardens beyond. A rear lobby has a door leading to a Larder/ Wine store.

First Floor

The elegant stairway leads to a galleried landing lit by a lovely arched window. Large storage cupboard. Airing cupboard and access to loft space. Master bedroom. A spacious double aspect bedroom with a large arched casement window overlooking the lawns. Archway leads to: En-suite bathroom. Five further bedrooms (one en-suite), all of which afford splendid views across the grounds and a family bathroom completes the accommodation.

The gardens are a stunning feature created and passionately maintained by the present owners and for over a decade have been a popular fixture in the ‘National Gardens Open Scheme’ calendar. The main driveway is to the front of the house approached through a pair of gated piers that lead to the main gravel parking area separated from the expansive lawns by a stone balustrade.

The grounds are partially surrounded by a wall containing secret paved areas, ornamental trees, vibrant herbaceous borders. The centre of the garden is dominated by a series of fish and lily ponds where water cascades over small rocks. An inspired Gothic-style folly. Screened by mature planting is an impeccable grass tennis court. A shaded pathway through a horticultural tunnel leads back to the house and to a beautiful Parterre.

The Italianate walled kitchen courtyard lends itself to an intimate outdoor entertaining area with a turreted garden store. Close by is a handcrafted Hartley Botanic Victorian-style glasshouse. There is also a tree house. Hunter Pro-C high-end residential irrigation system controls popup sprinklers across the formal gardens. For modern convenience a further entrance approaches an attached double garage with electric up and over doors. In all, private grounds extend to approximately 1.75 acres (subject to survey).

Cobbs Hall enjoys an enviable setting, located along a quiet lane surrounded by open countryside on the northernmost fringe of Ickworth House Estate and only four miles West of the fine Suffolk Cathedral town of Bury St. Edmunds. The University City of Cambridge and Newmarket Racecourses are easily reached via the A14 east-west major road link, which is accessed at Bury St. Edmunds, and with the M11 providing a fast route to London.

Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage. Council tax band G.

Agent's Note
There are two driveways serving the property, part of the driveway leading to the garaging will also provide vehicular access to a cottage which the current owners will be moving into.

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

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  • Reception hall, Cloakroom
  • Drawing room
  • Dining room, Family room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast room
  • Garden room, Conservatory
  • Six bedrooms, Three bathrooms
  • Two driveways, Double garaging
  • Stunning formal gardens
  • Grass tennis court, Countryside views
  • Fabulous sought after setting

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