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Guide price £2,500,000
An historic and Grade II* Listed former manor house, set amidst delightfully mature gardens and grounds of approximately 33 acres, yet only five miles from the county town of Ipswich Located at the end of a no through lane, Witnesham Hall is believed to date from the 16th Century and is of timber framed construction, encased in red brick with distinctive embattled parapets and Flemish gables. Approached past St. Mary's Church and over a shingle drive, crossing a humpback bridge over the River Fynn, the imposing property is Listed Grade II*, with accommodation extending to over 7,200 sq ft. The elegantly presented accommodation, which benefits from modern heating and electrical systems, features well-proportioned drawing room and dining room, both to the south east elevation, and benefiting from views over the parkland. Beyond a secondary hall lies a further sitting room opening to a conservatory and secondary kitchen. This wing, with independent stair has the ability to be annexed from the main house. To the rear of the property lies the fully fitted main kitchen, with AGA and utility room off, linking to a breakfast room and opening onto the impressive garden room, glazed on two elevations and opening onto the rear terrace and swimming pool garden. Accessed off the central hall is a well-proportioned study, door to the large cellar with wine bins, along with two WCs. Ascending the hand carved mahogany stair, the double aspect master bedroom, with bay window, enjoys far reaching views over the parkland and benefits from a Jack & Jill en-suite shower room. There are a further six bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms, with a return stair leading to the back hall, as well as access to the second floor which provides an additional bedroom and two large attic rooms. OUTSIDE Office /Annexe & Garaging Situated to the north east of the hall, the office building benefits from independent vehicular access with separate parking area and is screened from the main property by a wall and established planning. Benefiting from consent to operate a business from the premises, the building lends itself to a multitude of different uses offering a fully fitted kitchen, male and female WCs, three large interconnecting rooms and a staircase to office above. Adjoining the building to the north are four open fronted garages/stores. Cinema Room Lying immediately to the west of the office building and adjacent to the outdoor swimming pool is a fully functioning cinema room with tier seating and projector screen. Also housed within is the plant room for the swimming pool along with changing facilities. Stables Lying due north of the hall, with independent field gate access, is the stable range of brick and corrugated construction, measuring 5 mtrs x 30 mtrs. Gardens & Parkland Grounds Witnesham Hall enjoys a secluded and tranquil setting amidst delightfully mature gardens and meadow land grounds. The approach over a Georgian bridge gives access to the immediate area of formal lawned garden, along with tennis court and pool, sheltered by a woodland screen and enclosed by post and rail fencing. Beyond lie the meadow grounds which are left wild and cultivated as a hay crop. In all the property extends to approximately 33 acres. LOCATION Witnesham Hall enjoys a convenient and accessible location on the edge of the village of Witnesham, just 5 miles north of Ipswich's town centre. The county town provides a full range of shopping and commercial facilities as well as a choice of top performing schools catering for all age groups in both the private and state sectors. There is also a wide range of recreational opportunities with the Fynn Valley Golf Course a close neighbour and the Ipswich Squash Hockey and Tennis Club set on the nearby Henley Road. The town's rail station provides regular main line services to London's Liverpool Street Station taking just over an hour (inc two routes a day taking under an hour) and the region's A12 and A14 dual carriageway which bypasses the town can both be easily accessed to link with London's M25, Stanstead Airport (via the A120) as well as Cambridge and the Midlands. DIRECTIONS From Ipswich travel in a northerly direction on the B1077. Proceed through the village of Westerfield and after approximately 1 mile enter Witnesham passing the Barley Mow Public House on the right. Continue on the road, turning left at the bottom of the hill, signed to the church where the property will be found on the left after a mile. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services Mains electricity, water and drains are connected. Oil-fired central heating system. Gas fired AGA. Fixtures and fittings Items regarded as fixtures and fittings, are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation. Council Tax H Viewing By appointment with Jackson-Stops
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