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White House Farm Drive, Mendlesham, Stowmarket, IP14

Guide price £695,000

New instruction

4 Beds 3 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: BSE220041

Detached bungalow in picturesque rural setting


  • A spacious and well-proportioned detached bungalow Picturesque rural setting along a private drive
  • Nestled in amongst farmland
  • 3 Reception rooms
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Driveway and ample parking
  • Gardens, grounds and meadow
  • Outbuildings, sheds & machinery stores
  • Garaging & summerhouse
  • In all about 4.95 acres (sts)


A spacious and well-proportioned detached bungalow standing in a picturesque rural setting along a private drive, nestled in amongst farmland and enjoying gardens and grounds of approaching 5 acres with a superb range of outbuildings. Entrance hall, inner hall/snug, dining room, sitting room, garden room, kitchen, utility room and a family bathroom. Master bedroom with en-suite, guest bedroom with jack & jill en-suite and two further bedrooms. Driveway and ample parking, gardens, outbuildings, sheds & machinery stores, garaging, summerhouse and a large meadow. In all about 4.95 acres (sts) THE PROPERTY A very well presented and generously proportioned detached bungalow that would now benefit from some modernisation, standing in a picturesque rural setting along a private drive. Glenhaven presents colour washed rendered elevations under a tiled roof and is coming to the market for the first time, having been a much cared for family home for the last 70 years. The entrance hall leads into a further inner hall/snug, which has an open fireplace and hearth and in turn leads into the kitchen, which is fitted with a wide range of base and eye level units with a built-in hob, double oven and an integrated dishwasher. The rear lobby leads into a bathroom and also into a lean-to utility, which is fitted with a wash basin, has plumbing for appliances and a door to the garden. The dining area is open plan with a step down into the large sitting room, which has dual aspect windows and a stone fireplace. The south facing glazed garden room has ceiling blinds and double doors leading to the garden. The master bedroom has a front aspect, built-in wall to wall wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. A guest double bedroom with a side aspect has a ''Jack & Jill' shower room and there are two further bedrooms with one currently used as a study. OUTSIDE The property is approached over a shingle driveway culminating in a parking area and turning circle. The remainder of the large front gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with many mature shrubs and trees, a block paved terrace and leads to a side area of garden, which is also laid to lawn, has a summerhouse and a paved terrace area abutting the side of the property, ideal for alfresco dining. A separate driveway leads to the rear of the property where there is also a large area of hardstanding, numerous useful outbuildings, sheds, machinery stores and garaging. There is also a further area of lawn with a summer house and mature shrubs and trees. Located to the rear of the outbuildings is a large former poultry shed, which is used as a further machinery barn and abuts a 3.8 acre meadow with mature hedging to the south and west boundaries and affords attractive views over farmland. In all about 4.95 acres (subject to survey). LOCATION Glenhaven occupies a most pleasant rural setting enjoying a high degree of privacy and is located off a private drive that leads to a farm. It enjoys picturesque countryside views, yet stands within walking distance of the village centre. Mendlesham is a well-served and highly regarded village with a thriving community and offers many amenities including a public house, bakery/stores, post office, health centre, primary school, fish & chip shop and a fine parish church. More comprehensive facilities can be found in the nearby town of Stowmarket, which lies just 7 miles to the southwest and the town of Diss, which is 10 miles to the north. Both towns offer a regular mainline train service to London's Liverpool Street taking approximately 80 minutes from Stowmarket. There is also good access to the A140 and A14 arterial routes. The cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds 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. The nearby centres of Stowmarket, Cambridge and Ipswich are all within easy reach. The international airport at Stansted is about 63 miles away where, in addition to air services, there is an express train service to London. Schooling: There are excellent local schools in both the public and private sectors, including Brandeston Hall, Framlingham College, St Joseph's College, Finborough School and Old Buckenham Hall