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Guide price £1,750,000
Commanding an elevated setting amidst 11 acres and with far reaching rural views, an historic Listed hall with impressive accommodation and outbuildings. Set well within its gardens and grounds at the end of a long tree lined driveway, The Hall is an imposing country house enjoying a commanding position on the edge of the village, with far reaching views across the picturesque countryside of the Deben Valley. The house, with its impressive chimneys, dates from the 16th Century and is Grade II* Listed. Within, the well laid out accommodation features two stunning principal reception rooms each with 9ft 6in high ceilings, impressive brick fireplaces and deep sash windows. There is a further sitting room and study, together with an inner hall, beyond which is the fabulous kitchen/breakfast room by Plain English with a spacious boot room/utility room and separate pantry beyond. On the first floor the stunning twin aspect principal bedroom, enjoys wonderful views and includes a modern open plan en suite shower room and bathroom. There are four further bedrooms, family bathroom and separate shower room. The second floor provides two further bedrooms, a living room, kitchenette and bathroom, providing the potential for use as a self-contained flat. The accommodation which extends some 4880 sq ft benefits from a modern oil-fired central heating system. OUTSIDE The tree lined driveway sweeps between paddock and meadows, and beyond the house and gardens to an extensive courtyard, fronting onto which is a multipurpose range of flexible use barns including a traditional timber framed former granary (40 x 20) providing three parking bays and a lean-to store with a multipurpose store room/office above. Adjacent is the cart lodge barn (34 x 17) providing three further parking bays and utility stores either end and above, which has previously had planning consent for an annex conversion. There is a secure garaging/workshop range (50 x 20) with a large concrete frame portal building (65 X 45) beyond which links into the multipurpose barn (65 X 54), which would be ideal for the inclusion of stalls to create an American style stable range. To the rear of the house beyond is an enclosed courtyard garden with a further timber framed range of domestic stores. GARDENS & GROUNDS The part walled gardens lie mainly to the west of the house and are sheltered by mature hedging. There is a wide terrace to the side of the barns which opens onto areas of lawn, interspersed with well stocked colourful herbaceous beds and borders and a variety of mature trees, including copper beech, horse chestnut and ash together with numerous productive fruit trees. Beyond the gardens are grassland meadows and a post and rail paddock. There is also an attractive natural pond overhung with willow trees beyond which is a further grassland meadow enclosed by mature hedgerow. In all the property extends to about 11 acres. LOCATION The Hall stands at the top of the valley, on the edge of the village with its driveway leading down to the centre. Kettleburgh, which nestles amongst the picturesque countryside of the Deben Valley, has a pub and an active local community. The historic town of Framlingham is just 2½ miles away and together with nearby Wickham Market (5 miles) and Woodbridge (11 miles) provides an excellent range of local shopping and commercial facilities. There is a wide choice of top performing schools in both the state and private sectors for all age groups within the area together with numerous pubs in the neighbouring villages and many appealing footpaths running through the valley. The A12 lies some 5 miles to the south and the county town of Ipswich some (13 miles). Main line rail services run to London's Liverpool Street from Ipswich in about 70 minutes with branch line connecting services from Woodbridge and Campsea Ashe Framlingham - 2.5 miles Wickham Market - 4.5 miles Woodbridge - 10 miles A12 - 5 miles Ipswich - 13 miles (London Liverpool Street Station 70 mins) DIRECTIONS (IP13 7LD) Proceeding along the A12, continue beyond Woodbridge and Wickham Market. At the junction with the Framlingham road (B1116) turn left at the top of the slip road. Go straight over the next roundabout and shortly thereafter turn left signposted towards Easton. At the end of this lane turn right and proceed through the village of Easton. Bear right around the crinkle rankle wall and take the next left signposted to Kettleburgh. Proceed for approximately 2 miles and after passing the village pub (The Chequers) turn right into The Street. Proceed for approximately 500 yards and turn off to the right by the village hall. Proceed up the long tree lined driveway which leads to The Hall. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services Mains. electricity and water are connected. Private drainage system. Super-fast broadband is connected Fixtures & Fittings. Items regarded as fixtures and fittings, including carpets and curtains, are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation. Viewings. By appointment with Jackson-Stops Public Footpath. Although a public footpath runs through the property, there is an alternative that runs around the southern boundary. Extra Land. An adjacent 6-acre meadow lying to the north, with an attractive pond is available by separate negotiation at a guide price of £75,000. Photographs - 2016
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