Offers in the region of £550,000
A classic five bed Grade II Listed 16th Century Suffolk Long House, in a rural setting. Listed Grade II, The Long House, as the name suggests, is a classic 16th Century timber framed Suffolk Longhouse. Extending to some 3,216 sq ft and with a wealth of exposed timbers and brick fireplaces, the property has great character and includes two principal reception rooms, an open plan kitchen/breakfast area, linking in to a triple aspect, flexible use living room with French doors onto the garden, whilst beyond the entrance and rear halls is a good sized utility room and cloakroom. On the first floor there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms with the fifth bedroom on the second floor above. The property benefits from an oil fired central heating system. OUTSIDE Recessed five bar gates access a shingle driveway which runs beyond the front of the house to an extensive parking and turning area. The gardens lie principally to the rear of the house and are enclosed by mature hedgerow and fencing and laid to lawn, interspersed with a variety of trees and shrubs. In all the property extends to about half an acre. LOCATION The parish of Monk Soham stands in the heart of rural Suffolk between the historic market town of Framlingham and the popular village of Debenham, 4 and 6 miles respectively. Both of which provide a good range of local shopping, commercial and educational facilities. There are primary schools in the neighbouring villages of Bedfield and Earl Soham, with the latter also having a well-reputed local pub and award winning butcher/delicatessen. Stowmarket station is 15 miles to the west and provides regular main line rail services to London's Liverpool Street Station, taking about 85 minutes. The A14 dual carriageway, which bypasses Stowmarket, links to Cambridge and the Midlands, as well as London's M25 and Stansted Airport via either the M11 or A12 DISTANCES Framlingham - 6 miles Debenham - 4 miles Stowmarket station & A14 - 15 miles DIRECTIONS (IP13 7EU) From Ipswich travel in a northerly direction on the B1077 passing through the villages of Westerfield and Witnesham. Continue straight over the Ashbocking crossroads and proceed through Helmingham and Framsden. At the junction with the A1120 turn right, signed towards Earl Soham and take the second left hand turning (about a mile) at the bottom of a hill signed to Ashfield. Proceed through that village for a further mile taking the third right hand turning, signed to Monk Soham. At the brow of the hill by the commemorative village sign turn left, follow this lane as it drops through a small valley and as it rises towards the next brow the entrance to the Long House will be found on the left-hand side marked by a For Sale board. AGENT'S NOTE The neighbouring former garage is being retained by the present vendor, who intends to convert it to create his next home. That property will have an independent driveway and care will be taken in its design to ensure mutual privacy for both properties. The current vendor has erected dividing fencing and will be planting a native hedging alongside. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Drainage to a modern private system to be shared with the proposed adjacent conversion. Rights for future services: The retained property will retain the required legal rights to run services over or under land of The Long House Fixtures and fittings: The fitted carpets currently in the property are included in the sale, the curtains and other items regarded as fixtures and fittings are initially excluded, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation. Viewing: By appointment with Jackson-Stops.
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