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Shop Hill, Wickhambrook, Suffolk, CB8

Guide price £995,000

Under offer

6 Beds 4 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: BUR180119

A substantial Grade II listed family home with 5 acres


  • Substantial Grade II Listed house
  • Three reception rooms
  • Aga kitchen/breakfast/family room
  • Cellar
  • Seven bedrooms & four bathrooms.
  • Outbuildings
  • Extensive garaging
  • Gardens and grounds
  • Heated swimming pool
  • In all about 5.14 acres (sts)


A substantial Grade II listed family home with excellent proportions well located and set with grounds of over 5 acres in all. Entrance hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast/family room, rear hall, utility room, cloakroom and cellar. Seven bedrooms and four Bathrooms. Barn with shower room, garaging for circa 8 cars, Nissan Hut workshop, gardens and grounds and a heated swimming pool. In all about 5.14 acres (sts). BT Broadband speeds of around 65 MB. The Property This principally timber framed and plastered house painted in heritage Suffolk pink, is particularly notable due to the light, spacious, high ceiled reception rooms and bedrooms and the wonderful kitchen/family room which works superbly for modern family living and is understandably established as the heart of this fabulous home. The property presents aspects of its history throughout with character features such as the exposed high ceilinged heavy timber frame, a Georgian styled drawing room and Gibbs doorway to the west front, shuttered sash windows and the early 19th century double fronted shop window. The current owners have renovated, restored and modernised the accommodation over the past 19 years (property rewired in 2000 with a recent update, 3 years ago we understand the thatch was combed, re-ridged in sedge with new wire and the house repainted) creating an extremely comfortable and spacious family home. A reception hall, with shallow tread wide staircase which leads to the first and second floors, the cellar and the principal reception rooms. The drawing room with sash windows to the front and side elevations also presents a fireplace with stone surround and mantle, Georgian panelling, moulded cornice and faux feature door. The dining room to the rear with exposed wall timbers and built-in corner cupboard affords a feature fireplace with carved high mantle shelf and exposed brick hearth. The sitting room, like the drawing room, benefits from superb proportions and a high ceiling also presents sash windows to the front and side elevations but afford alternative character from the open bressumer beamed fireplace with exposed brick hearth. The fabulous open plan kitchen/family room benefits from a timber framed fitted kitchen with solid oak work surfaces, integrated Bosch dishwasher, larder fridge and back up electric oven and hob to the beautiful four oven electric Aga range cooker with hot plate and two rings. There is good space for a large breakfast table and to the other half of the room, once utilised as the shop, a comfortable sitting area with superb light from the former shop window and cosy comfort from the bressumer beamed fireplace. This room also benefits from French doors leading to the rear garden and access to the rear hall and utility room. There is also a cloakroom and cellar. On the first floor there are four large bedrooms, served by three bathrooms and two staircases. The two staircases continue up to the second floor with three further bedrooms, all of which can access the large central family bathroom. Outside Gates give access to the spacious gravelled drive and parking area courtyard which is surrounded by the excellent and versatile outbuildings on two sides, the house on the third and the walled boundary on the fourth side. The former stable block and coach store is brick under a clay pantile roof and offers a high degree of scope for improvement subject to consent and versatility of use. It already contains the shower room/wc which leads out to the pool beyond. A low gabled building affords excellent opportunity for significant garaging or storage and is believed to be able to accommodate circa 8 cars if required. A detached Nissan Hut outbuilding has also been retained and used successfully as a workshop but does require some updating. The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with a selection of trees and hedged boundaries. The heated pool measures approximately 40' x 20' with an electronically operated hydraulic safety cover and a deep end of around 7'6. There are two post and rail paddocks which when included bring the acreage of the whole up to circa 5.14 acres (sts).