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Dallinghoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13

Guide price £1,500,000

Sold

6 Beds 2 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: IPS200160

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Grade II Listed traditional 16th Century Suffolk Farmhouse in a part-moated setting
  • Central vaulted reception/dining hall, sitting room & study
  • Farmhouse AGA kitchen with morning room beyond
  • Utility room, pantry & cloakroom
  • 6 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
  • Attic room & roof store
  • Range of buildings including 4 bay cart lodge, large traditional barn & large multi-purpose barn inc stabling & tack rooms
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Moated & orchard gardens
  • 5+ acres of post & rail paddocks with secure barns & field shelter
  • Woodland & open grounds, in all about 12 acres

THE PROPERTY

Enjoying an elevated rural setting with far reaching views, a part-moated Elizabethan farmhouse with an excellent range of buildings and 12 acres of gardens, grounds & paddocks. Enjoying an elevated setting at the end of a long, lime tree lined driveway, Moat Farm, is a classic Grade II Listed Suffolk Farmhouse, understood to have been built on the site of an earlier moated medieval holding, the house displays a wealth of impressive timbers, including a fine dragon beam and the majority of the rooms enjoy views across the gardens, moat and surrounding countryside. Within, the accommodation, which benefits from an oil-fired central heating system, extends to some 4,279 sq ft and features a central, fully vaulted dining/reception hall open to the roof apex, overlooked by a balustraded gallery landing. Double doors open into an atmospheric main sitting room with a large brick open fireplace. Beyond is an equally atmospheric triple aspect snug/study which overlooks the moat. The accommodation flows from the reception hall into the farmhouse kitchen, complete with an AGA, to one side of which is a comfortable morning room, whilst to the other the service rooms include a utility room, cloakroom and pantry. An oak staircase rises to the balustraded landing accessing the impressive master bedroom, with its fine timbers and far reaching views. There is a second equally atmospheric bedroom, again with original wood boarded floor and with an adjacent bathroom. There are three further bedrooms and a second bathroom in the cross wing whilst a second further staircase rises to the attic bedroom, which opens into a roof room with a store beyond. To the front of the farmhouse is a secluded and sheltered part walled garden with lawns running down to the wide moat which sweeps around to the rear of the farmhouse where there is a substantial bridge crossing it. Beyond the swimming pool courtyard is an area of orchard garden and to the rear of the house is a wide paved walled terrace with a greenhouse and which links to the swimming pool. The pool is heated electrically and has an electrically controlled cover and is overlooked by a pool room. The impressive lime tree lined driveway is flanked by paddocks and woodland grounds as it rises towards the house with access into a secure farmyard courtyard which is enclosed by a range of well-managed and flexible use buildings which include a 4-car cart lodge, a large traditional timber framed barn, currently used as a workshop, which links into a rebuilt range of flexible use barns incorporating stabling and tack rooms, as well as providing ample storage for a variety of equipment. Light and power are connected to the buildings and there are sliding double doors from the ''front barn' accessing back onto the driveway. There are a four of paddocks either side of the driveway separated by post and rail fencing, which extend to some 5+ acres. There are water connections and a pair of multi-purpose timber stores/stables providing hay and equipment storage, whilst beyond, the grounds include a variety of trees and areas of copse, together with an historic quarry area. In all the property extends to about 12 acres. LOCATION Enjoying a rural setting with views back towards the village of Dallinghoo, Moat Farm is situated ''off the beaten track' and accessed via a quiet country lane. The large village of Wickham market (2 miles) provides a range of day to day facilities and there is a well reputed pub in the neighbouring village of Pettistree. The popular riverfront town of Woodbridge is just 4 miles and provides further local shopping, commercial and recreational opportunities as well as providing top performing schools in both the state and private sectors catering for all age groups whilst the county town of Ipswich is 12 miles from where main line rail services run to regularly to London Liverpool Street Station in about 65 minutes. DISTANCES Wickham Market - 2 miles Woodbridge - 4 miles Ipswich - 12 miles (London Liverpool Street Station 70 mins approx.) Suffolk Coast - 11 miles DIRECTIONS Dallinghoo can be approached from a variety of directions. The most straightforward being from the A12. Travelling in a north easterly direction, proceed beyond Woodbridge and after passing over the Melton Road roundabout continue for a further half a mile and turn left signed to Bredfield. Proceed into the middle of the village turning right by the wrought iron hand sign. Proceed out of the village and into open countryside and where the road bends 90 degrees to the left turn off to the right. Follow this lane for approximately threequarters of a mile where the entrance to the driveway is marked by a small green triangular area. (Sat nav is likely to bring you along Bing Hall Lane from Ufford, which is fine. Continue to the very end of the lane and through a metal gate which leads to Moat Farm. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains electricity and water are connected. Private Drainage System: The present private drainage system, whilst functional, does not comply with latest legal regulations and a future purchaser should budget to replace the existing with a modern compliant mini treatment plant system (likely indicated cost circa £10,000 inc VAT). Fixtures & Fittings: Items regarded as fixtures and fittings, are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation Viewings: By appointment with Jackson-Stops Agent's Note: The driveway is owned by the county council and is not a registered byway but is a registered bridlepath. The current owner of the neighbouring property and her immediate family (formerly owners of Moat Farm) are granted a personal right of way over the driveway for access purposes. Their main driveway comes from an alternative direction and is the route used by the tenants in the variety of former farm buildings that make up part of High Farm. Moat Farm can use the Bing Hall lane access which is a public roadway.