Shimpling Road, Hartest

Guide price £850,000

This fine property sits within an enviable position on the edge of this popular village. The far reaching views are a striking attribute of the property, along with the generous and attractive grounds. Gatefields Farm has recently been the subject of considerable improvements including extensions and restoration, bringing the house to the level the wonderful setting was crying out for.The light and airy accommodation retains original features including exposed beams and oak floorboards and currently in brief comprises; Entrance door opens to breakfast room; a spacious reception with Pamment tiled floor, glass french doors to front, large preparation island with cupboards beneath a Granite work-surface, opens to kitchen and door to utility room; with fitted cupboards, large Butler Sink, door to garden and door to garaging. Kitchen; fitted with a range of units beneath Granite preparation surfaces and complemented by built by Rangemaster oven and exposed timbers, stairs to first floor. Pantry; with range of fitted units and window to front. Study; window overlooking rear gardens. Dining room; an ideal room for entertaining with exposed timbers, fireplace, staircase off to first floor, window to side. Door to inner hall with door to front and shower room with shower enclosure, close coupled WC and sink. Sitting room; a particularly spacious light and airy reception with windows overlooking gardens with fireplace with wood burner and french doors to garden room; recently built to a high standard creating a wonderful reception room with french doors and windows affording stunning views across undulating countryside. On the first floor is a landing with fitted cupboards, master suite; a more recently built bedroom with a high vaulted ceiling an en-suite bathroom, four further bedrooms, one en-suite and a shower room completes the accommodation.

The house is approached down a long grey granite stone driveway leading to an area providing ample vehicle parking, turning space and access to the adjoining double garaging/former granary with internal store to side. The gardens are a particular feature of the property being mostly laid to lawn whilst bordered by mature trees and shrubs. The gardens extend in all to about 0.8 of an acre (s.t.s) and afford stunning views to the surrounding undulating countryside.

Gatefields Farm occupies a simply stunning setting set back along a quiet lane with only one immediate neighbour, enjoying breathtaking countryside views, whilst located on the outskirts of Hartest and Shimpling. Hartest is one of West Suffolk's most favoured and popular villages with its famous green, a conservation area and characterised by its variety of period and individual buildings. The village's amenities, one of the reasons why Hartest is such a popular area to live, include a primary school, a butcher's, doctor's surgery, public house and village church. The Cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds, with its fine array of facilities, schooling and a commuter link to London Liverpool Street, is about 9 miles to the north with the market town of Sudbury and historic villages of Long Melford and Lavenham a short distance to the south.

When travelling from the direction of our Long Melford office on the A134, turn off left at Bridge Street. Follow the winding country road towards Shimpling, At the T junction turn left towards Giffords Hall and Hartest, where the entrance to Gatefields Farm will be found further on the left immediately after Gatefields Farm Barn.

Oil Fired Central Heating Mains Water and Electric. Private drainage treatment plant. Babergh Council Tax Band F. We understand from the vendor that high speed broadband will be available in the area from early summer.

Please contact us on 01787 466 566 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property, or require further information.

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  • Breakfast room
  • Kitchen, pantry
  • Utility, Study
  • Two shower rooms, en- suite cloakroom
  • Dining room
  • Spacious sitting room
  • Newly built garden room
  • Spacious master suite with vaulted ceiling
  • Four further bedrooms (one en-suite)
  • Driveway, garaging and delightful gardens with spectacular views

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