Guide price £1,750,000
An exceptional and very complete country residence in a sought after edge of village location close to Woodbridge. The Mill House is a very complete property which has been a wonderful family home for the present vendors for over 32 years. Understood to date from the 1760's, the original Georgian dwelling, which stood adjacent to the Hasketon Mill, has benefited from both Victorian and more recent extensions to offer some 4,774 sq ft of elegantly presented, well laid out and flexible use accommodation. The ground floor flows beautifully from a spacious reception hall, with slate tiled flooring and double fronted wood burner, through double doors to the fully fitted kitchen, complete with its AGA, bottle gas hob and walk in L-shaped pantry. The kitchen is open plan to the dining area, through into a drawing room and study area beyond, with both rooms having return doors to the reception hall. There is a separate sitting room/snug, a large cloak/shower room and a cellar. A further set of twin doors lead from the kitchen into the south facing conservatory dining room, which has a wooden floor and a wood burning stove. There are French doors opening onto the garden terrace and access into the spacious utility room with its external doors. Beyond the conservatory is an impressive vaulted multi-purpose drawing/sitting room with French doors into both the swimming pool courtyard and garden terrace. Together with its two guest bedrooms (one ground, one first floor) and a shower/cloakroom, this area offers the flexibility to create annex accommodation if preferred. There are six bedrooms, with large en suite and family bathrooms on the first floor of the main house. The majority of the rooms enjoy views across the gardens and surrounding countryside. The property benefits from oil-fired central heating and a modern security system. OUTSIDE A five bar gate opens between maturing yew hedging to an extensive shingled parking and turning area adjacent to the house, fronting on to which is the double cart lodge, with its flanking secure stores, with an external staircase accessing a multi-purpose office/first floor studio. GARDENS & GROUNDS The gardens and grounds create a delightful setting for The Mill House. To the south the part-walled formal gardens include a wide lawn flanked by a herbaceous border, together with maturing trees, an orchard area and a pair of paved terraces divided by an ornate knot garden. Both are directly accessible from the house making them ideal for alfresco dining, with the largest hosting a bespoke summer marquee accessed direct from the conservatory to further expand the living space. The gardens flow through a variety of ''compartments' and include a sheltered heated swimming pool (new liner in 2020) with a wide sun trap terrace surround, overlooked by a pavilion area and changing rooms, with brick built pizza oven and griddle barbecue. Beyond a mature yew screening hedge is an extensive kitchen garden with pergola covered paths and a pair of south facing greenhouses. Wrought iron gates lead through to a service yard area with a lean-to pottery and general purpose stores, a five bar gate opens into the meadows, which are sheltered by maturing woodland and have a separate gated access from Riverside. A timber framed utility barn and lean-to has been designed in such a way that it can be easily reconfigured to accommodate three stables. There is a floodlit hard tennis court and an impressive grass court, sheltered by mature hedging together with a pentagonal multi-purpose garden studio. The property is completed with meadow grounds interplanted with a variety of maturing trees and in all extends to some 10.2 acres. LOCATION The Mill House enjoys a rural setting off Mill Lane on the edge of the parish of Hasketon. The village centre, with its picturesque church and well-reputed local pub, the Turks Head, is within walking distance, via a network of picturesque local footpaths which also connect to the neighbouring village of Grundisburgh. The thriving riverside town of Woodbridge is just 2 miles away and provides a wide choice of shopping and commercial facilities, as well as top performing schools for all age groups in both the private and state sectors. There is a wide range of sporting opportunities catering for all interests including water sports on the nearby River Deben, together with Golf, Rugby and Tennis clubs. The Town's rail station provides regular services to connect with the main line (and soon to be direct services) running to London's Liverpool Street Station via Ipswich (7 miles). There are further local amenities in Grundisburgh including a primary school, village stores and post office. The Suffolk Heritage Coast, with its forests and popular coastal towns and villages such as Orford Snape and Aldeburgh are all easily accessed to the east. The region's main roads, A12 & A14 dual carriageways link through to London's M25 and Stansted Airport, as well as Cambridge and the Midlands. Woodbridge - 2 miles Ipswich - 7 miles (London's Liverpool Street Station 70 mins) Suffolk Coast - 11 miles DIRECTIONS (IP13 6HQ) From the A12 as it bypasses Woodbridge, turn off on the Dobbies garden centre roundabout on to the B1079 signed to Grundisburgh. Proceed beyond the Grange Farm shop and as the road narrows, turn right at a small crossroads into a single track lane (Mill Lane), where the entrance to The Mill House will be found on the right hand side beyond the brow of the hill. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains electricity and water are connected to the property (including the various studios, workshops barn and stores). Drainage to a private drainage system. Rainwater harvesting system for irrigation of the kitchen garden. A Photovoltaic array benefits from feed-in tariffs until 2036 to offset electricity running costs (it is reported that payments run at circa £2,500 per annum). Broadband: It is reported that super-fast fibre broadband is available at the end of the lane. EPC: D Fixtures & Fittings: Items regarded as fixtures and fittings, including carpets and curtains, together with gardening equipment and the Shepherds Hut are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation. Viewings: By appointment with Jackson-Stops.
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