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Monks Eleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7

Guide price £1,450,000

6 Beds 1 Bath 3 Receptions

REF: IPS220033


  • Central reception hall
  • 2 reception rooms & study
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Garden room & boot room
  • 7 bedrooms, family bathroom & 2 cloakrooms (1 en suite)
  • Double storey timber frame barn with planning consent for conversion to ancillary use with the main house
  • Extensive stabling, storage & workshops
  • Large pond & part moated
  • In all approximately 2.7 acres
  • LOT TWO comprising 3 substantial recently built steel framed barns, manege, extensive hard standing & paddocks in approximately 5.4 acres Guide £500,000


A classic Grade II Listed Suffolk Hall House, occupying an elevated setting overlooking the village of Monks Eleigh. Manor Farm is a classic example of a Suffolk Hall House, thought to date from the 15th and 16th centuries presenting part rendered and part brick elevations under a peg tile roof. The extensive accommodation is laid out over three floors, featuring stunning period detail throughout, including deep inglenook fireplaces, heavy oak wall and ceiling timbers, flagstone floors, oak panelling and exposed brick chimney breasts. The ground floor accommodation includes an atmospheric drawing room and dining room, spectacular central hall, cosy study, garden room and cloakroom. AGA kitchen (potential to extend), with pantry and boot room On the first floor is the master bedroom with en suite cloakroom, bedrooms 2 and 3 with wardrobe cupboards, bedrooms 4, 5 and 6, together with a family bathroom. Second floor landing with bedroom 7, separate cloakroom with WC and wash basin. Balcony overlooking the landing below. OUTSIDE The period outbuilding range includes a stunning double storey timber framed barn (17 x 5 mtrs and 4 x 5 mtrs) with planning consent for conversion to annexe accommodation associated with the house (there is the potential to achieve a planning consent for residential conversion and separation from the main house). Open fronted cart lodge garage with pan tile roof. Timber and tiled store (4.5 x 10 mtrs) with part-walled courtyard. Open fronted cattle pen (11 x 11 mtrs). Rear yard with lean-to. Stable block (10 x 7 mtrs) with 6 stables. Further storage and workshops (20 x 5 mtrs). Hedged and part-walled kitchen garden with raised beds and steps down to the farmyard. Separate access and paddock area to the rear of the house along with garden, pond, moat and orchard beyond, along with a number of mature trees, all surrounded by a mixed deciduous hedge. LOT TWO £450,000 Three substantial and recently built steel framed barns with open fronted bays, extensive hard standing, parking area, grass paddocks and manege extending in all to approximately 5.4 acres. Barn 1 main section (36 x 6 mtrs) with lean-tos either side (32 x 4 mtrs each). Barn 2 (30 x 7 mtrs). Barn 3 (30 x 15 mtrs). LOCATION Manor Farm enjoys a spectacular elevated position with stunning views over Monks Eleigh, a well-served and popular village, convenient to Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and Lavenham. The village itself offers an excellent range of facilities including a popular public house, community shop and post office and a fine parish church. The nearby village of Lavenham (3 miles) one of England's finest medieval villages, with its beautiful church and market square, offers an excellent range of facilities including grocery stores, pharmacist and a post office, as well as galleries, specialist shops, fine restaurants, hotels and public houses. More comprehensive facilities can be found in the historic market town of Hadleigh (5 miles) and the cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds (16 miles) which offers a full range of schooling, recreational and shopping facilities, including the Arc shopping centre, cultural amenities including the impressive Georgian Theatre Royal and the Abbey Gardens, both of which are home to the annual festival. There is excellent schooling in both the private and public sectors and a range of swimming pools, health clubs and golf clubs. For the rail commuter, Manningtree station is about 30 minutes' drive and has a regular rail service to London Liverpool Street Station taking approximately 60 minutes. DISTANCES Lavenham - 2.5 miles Hadleigh - 7 miles Sudbury - 8 miles Colchester & Manningtree stations - 18 & 20 miles respectively (London Liverpool Street Station 50 & 60 mins respectively) DIRECTIONS (IP7 7JL) In the centre of the village take the road leading past the church on the right hand side. Continue for a further quarter of a mile bearing left and Manor Farm is on the right hand side. SERVICES Mains electricity is connected to the property. Private drainage. Borehole water. Oil-fired central heating. FIXTURES AND FITTINGS Items regarded as fixtures and fittings, including carpets and curtains, are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation. VIEWINGS By appointment with Jackson-Stops.