Guide price £2,000,000
An outstanding Georgian family house, with excellent character and substance, superbly set in beautiful grounds of about 7.5 acres, with a superb range of outbuildings and barns. Entrance halls, drawing room, dining room, orangery kitchen/breakfast room with living area, snug/sitting room, rear hall and utility boot room, shower/cloakroom and a cellar store room. First floor front & rear landings, master bedroom with en-suite & walk-in wardrobe, four further double bedrooms and two further bathrooms (one en-suite). Detached annexe flat/ home office with open plan kitchen and living room/home office, bedroom and shower room. In/out gated driveway, parking & two car cart-lodge, outbuildings including traditional barn, stables, tack & feed stores, garden machinery store & workshop, party/games barns and potting room. Gardens, grounds and pond. In all about 7.5 acres (sts). THE PROPERTY Court Farm is an outstanding family home of significant character and substance, being a classic red brick farmhouse under a slate roof built in 1812, at the end of the Georgian era with a slightly earlier brick and flint farmyard which is now incorporated into the garden. The house has been sympathetically extended and improved to the side and rear, by the current owners by adding a modern living space in the form of a stunning Orangery leading off the kitchen. Many original features and much of the layout of the house has been retained and it is presented and maintained to a very high standard. The property benefits from high ceilings and well-proportioned rooms throughout and features include open fireplaces, sash windows with intact shutters and expansive views across the Stour Valley to the south and the gardens and grounds to the east. The half-glazed entrance door with window light above leads into a reception hall featuring a wide easy rising staircase leading to the first floor and accesses the central hall passage, which has a pamment tiled floor and leads to a side porch with doors to the cellar and out to the drive and gardens. The drawing room features large sash windows to the front and side aspects with original shutters, moulded cornice and dado rail, with an open fireplace with tiled hearth and marble mantle and surround. The dining room also features large secondary glazed sash windows to the front and side aspects, moulded cornice and a fireplace with marble surround and inset wood burning stove. The exceptional open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room is a light and airy room at the heart of the house and features a Limestone floor with underfloor heating throughout and has two sash windows to the side aspect and opens out into the orangery with two large lantern lights, traditional styled windows and French doors out to the garden with space for seating and dining and sliding doors lead into the snug. The kitchen area is fitted with a bespoke range of base and eye level units with light granite work surfaces, an underset Butler sink, Aga electric cooker, glass splashback and extractor fan above and integrated appliances include a Bosch fridge, microwave, freezer, Siemen's dishwasher and an airing cupboard housing the hot water tank and linen storage. There is a central island with oak breakfast bar, drawers and cupboards and a wine fridge. There is also a built-in oak dresser with shelves, drawers, cupboards and wine storage. The snug features retracting double doors into the orangery, a door leading to an inner hall, a secondary glazed casement window to the rear aspect and a glass door fronted fireplace with stone mantle, surround and hearth. This room also benefits from underfloor heating. The superb service rooms are arranged beyond and consist of a cloakroom/Shower Room, store cupboards, rear hall and Utility /Boot Room. On the first floor there are five spacious double bedrooms, a family bathroom and an en-suite bathroom to the Guest Bedroom. The Master Bedroom enjoys a well-designed walk-in wardrobe and shoe cupboard and an en-suite with panel enclosed bath, double shower cubical, vanity hand wash basin with cupboard below and a window with window seat and view of the delightful grounds. OUTSIDE Court Farm is approached by an in/out driveway with the front access across a paddock to the south and through a gate to the side of the house, with the rear access over a hedge lined gravel drive from the west side, leading past the neighbours small 2 bedroom converted barn, which is attached to Court Farm's barn and machinery store and through a five-bar gate to the side of the house, the parking area and garaging. To this side there is a large area of predominantly lawned grounds with a selection of mature and young trees, a kitchen garden area, orchard, chicken run and garden shed. A walk way leads through between the house and the outbuildings to the farmyard garden area and to the front through an archway in the hedge to the former carriage turning circle of the house. The enclosed main gardens are to the south and east of the house with the former farmyard superbly incorporated. The owners have upgraded and utilised the outbuildings and barns very well as games room, open sided party barn and terrace, gardening/potting room, three spacious stables, tack and feed stores, outstanding workshop and machinery store and large traditional agricultural barn and log store which affords superb scope for alternative uses, subject to the relevant consents. There is a double bay carport, above which there is a fabulously versatile Annexe Flat/ Home Office affording an open plan office/living area to a kitchenette and with a 2nd office/bedroom and a shower room, all overlooking the formal gardens. The grounds over all are superbly maintained and as well as the manicured lawns and delightful pond, the paddocks are fenced and gated and having been used for equestrian purposes until recently, are now grazed by the owner's rare breed Jacobs sheep. LOCATION Court Farm is set in an elevated position overlooking open countryside with good views across the Stour Valley. The property is on the eastern edge of the parish of Glemsford, which is a well-served village with convenient everyday facilities including shops, a primary school and a doctor's surgery. The nearby historic village of Long Melford is quintessentially Suffolk and is extremely well served with excellent everyday facilities including hotels, several good pubs/restaurants, a good selection of independent shops and a dentist, along with two stately homes which are open to the public, Melford Hall and Kentwell Hall, and an impressive parish church, paid for back in the day by the wool trade, overlooking The Green. More comprehensive facilities can be found in the market town of Sudbury (the birth place of artist Thomas Gainsborough) some 6 miles away, which also provides a link line rail connection to Marks Tey on the main London Liverpool Street line; or the excellent cathedral market town of Bury St Edmunds some 13 miles North. There is easy access to the A14, the A11(M11) via Clare and the A12 via Colchester. Stanstead International Airport lies about 30 miles away where, in addition to air services, there is an express train service to London.
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