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Valley Lane, Great Finborough, Stowmarket, IP14

Guide price £850,000

3 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: BSE200032

Beautiful period house with detached barn annexe and gounds of about 1.5 acres


  • A beautiful timber framed period house
  • Detached self-contained 2 bedroom barn annexe
  • Picturesque rural setting along a no through lane
  • Gardens, grounds & paddock
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 3 bedrooms & 2 bath/shower rooms
  • Driveway & parking
  • Double cart lodge with room above
  • Outside office/ancillary accommodation potential
  • In all about 1.5 acres (sts)


A beautiful timber framed period house and converted barn annexe, standing in a picturesque rural setting along a no through lane with gardens and grounds of around 1.5 acres (sts). Entrance porch, dining room, sitting room, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and shower/cloakroom. Three first floor bedrooms and a family bathroom. Detached barn annexe with kitchen/living room, utility, cloakroom, two bedrooms & a shower room. Driveway and parking, double cart lodge with room above, outside office/ancillary accommodation potential and gardens, grounds & front paddock. In all approaching 1.50 acres (sts) THE PROPERTY Bridge Farm is a delightful Grade II listed thatched property, believed to date back to the 1500's with the added benefit of a detached barn offering an ideal annexe/holiday home/rental/office accommodation. The property features many period features including inglenook fireplaces, exposed beams and mullion windows. In addition to the separate annexe is a detached cart lodge, which has a converted games room above and there is also a separate brick garden office, which has scope for further ancillary accommodation, subject to the usual consents. An attractive green oak entrance porch with windows and pamment tiled flooring leads into the dining room with pamment flooring and features an inglenook fireplace housing a Jotul woodburning stove and bressumer beam above, two windows to the front and one original mullion window to the rear, built in cupboard, exposed beams, a built-in dresser and stairs to the first floor. A door leads into the sitting room, which has an inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam, window to the front, blocked mullion window, exposed beams, brick flooring, window to the rear, built in storage and double doors leading into the conservatory with quarry tiled flooring and double doors out to the garden. The kitchen/breakfast room features a range of base and eye level units, sink with drainer and tiled splashbacks. There is a chimney breast, tiled flooring and a door leads into the utility room with tiled flooring, base and eye level units, sink with drainer and plumbing for appliances under. There is a wall hung boiler, window to the front and a door to the garden. The is also a ground floor shower room with wc, shower in separate cubicle, pedestal wash basin, water softener, tiled flooring, window to the rear and radiator. On the first floor the master bedroom features a mullion window to the side, windows to the front and rear, exposed beams, numerous fitted wardrobes and chimney breast. There are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom with walk in airing cupboard housing the hot water tank, low level wc, pedestal was hand basin, bidet, window to the rear, bath with mixer tap, radiator and heated towel rail. BARN ANNEXE The detached converted barn annexe has open plan accommodation affording kitchen/living area with a range of low-level units, electric hob & oven, integrated dishwasher & fridge, sink with drainer, window to the front and full-length windows, tiled flooring, exposed green oak beams, original oak beams, underfloor heating and wood burner. Bedroom one features a fitted wardrobe, window to the rear, velux window and tiled flooring with underfloor heating. The wet room has a low level wc, pedestal hand wash basin, shower in separate cubicle, underfloor heating, heated towel rail and a storage cupboard. The second bedroom is currently used as a working business area but designed to be partitioned as a second bedroom (plumbing and drainage is installed for a second bathroom) with mezzanine area above. There is also a utility room with butler sink, plumbing for washing machine, water softener, window to the rear, tiled flooring and cloakroom. The annexe has its own separate walled courtyard garden with a gate to the front of the property. There is also further office/annexe potential (subject to the usual consents) to the rear of the house in a brick built two room building, which has windows to the front & rear, storage heater and a door to the garden OUTSIDE Approached over a sweeping gravelled driveway providing parking for numerous vehicles and accessing the main farmhouse and the annexe/barn, Bridge Farm sits centrally within this superb plot surrounded by lawns. It enjoys a high degree of privacy and seclusion with wonderful views over abutting fields to the front, side and rear. The paddock area to the front of the property has ornamental hedging and silver birch trees, fronting on to a river with weeping willow trees. There is a summer gazebo, pergola with draping roses, mulberry tree, Japanese ornamental cherry tree and twisted willow trees to name but a few of the species. There is also an orchard area with numerous mature fruit trees. The cart lodge has a useful room above, currently used as a games room and a stable with lean to area and covered log store. To the rear of the property there is an office/further annexe potential (stpp) in a brick built outbuilding. In all the grounds extend to about 1.5 acres (sts). LOCATION Bridge Farm is located on a no-through country lane on the southern edge of Great Finborough, an attractive and popular Mid Suffolk village most notable for the autonomous independent school. The village offers a public house and primary school and is close to the market town of Stowmarket, which offers a good range of everyday shopping facilities. More comprehensive facilities can be found in the nearby cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds which offers a full range of schooling, recreational and shopping facilities, including the Arc Shopping Centre. Cultural amenities include the impressive Georgian Theatre Royal and the Abbey Gardens, both of which are home to the annual Festival. For the rail commuter Stowmarket mainline station offers a fast and regular service to London's Liverpool Street taking approximately 80 minutes. There is good access to the A14 dual carriageway leading east to Ipswich the county town of Suffolk and to the east coast ports of Harwich and Felixstowe or west to Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Cambridge. For air travel Stansted International Airport is approximately one hour away.