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Exceptional listed village house, set in grounds of about 2 acres


  • An exceptional Grade II* listed village house
  • Approximately 2 acres of gardens & grounds
  • 4 Reception rooms
  • Beautiful kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • 6 Bedrooms & 3 bath/shower rooms
  • Driveway, garages & parking for several vehicles
  • Heated swimming pool with terrace & pool house
  • All weather tennis court
  • Studio/garden office
  • Two Stables


An exceptional and superbly presented Grade II* Listed village house with an outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and beautiful gardens extending to approximately 2 acres (sts). Entrance Hall, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Conservatory, Utility, Cloakroom & Cellar Six Bedrooms, One En-suite Shower Room and Two Family Bath/Shower Rooms Driveway, Garages & Parking for Several Vehicles, Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool with Terrace and Pool House, All Weather Tennis Court, Studio/Garden Office, Two Stables and Gardens and Grounds. In all about 2 Acres (sts) THE PROPERTY Suffolk House is a substantial Grade II* Listed village house with an outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and beautiful grounds. Mainly of 16th Century origin, the earlier structure is believed to have been the home to John of Lidgate, a monk, poet and author, born in about 1370. This attractive property has exposed timber framing with plaster infill under a pantiled roof, with a prominent gable in red brick with crow steps and octagonal chimneys. The house is of considerable character, with a wealth of attractive period features including exposed ceiling and wall timbers, some original windows with moulded mullions and inglenook fireplaces, with a fine carved lintel with a central motif said to be the pomegranate of Katherine of Aragon in the sitting room. Particular features of the house are the spacious reception rooms, impressive integrated kitchen/breakfast room with a conservatory, vaulted master bedroom and superbly finished bath/shower rooms. OUTSIDE Suffolk House is approached through a five-bar gate, leading to a large gravelled driveway with parking for several cars and access to the garages and grounds beyond. The attractive grounds are a particular feature and for many years played host to Lidgate village ftes. The grounds have several areas of lawns, an abundance of well stocked flower and shrub beds, a variety of mature specimen and fruit trees and a pond. A short distance from the house, is the outdoor heated swimming pool with surrounding terrace and pool house. The all-weather tennis court is unobtrusively located in another part of the gardens, together with a studio/garden office, which has power, water and a sink unit and two stables. LOCATION Suffolk House is situated in the delightful village of Lidgate, within walking distance of the church and renowned public house, ''The Star'. This small rural village is located seven miles from Newmarket, which offers a good range of amenities including schools, shops, supermarkets, restaurants and leisure facilities, including health clubs, a swimming pool and golf club. The picturesque market town of Bury St Edmunds and the University City of Cambridge offer a wider range of amenities. There is easy access to the A14, A11 and M11 and via these to the national road network. There is a branch line connection from Newmarket to Cambridge and Ipswich. Cambridge, Audley End and Whittlesford offer direct rail lines into London, with the fastest train taking under one hour. Stansted International Airport is approximately an hour's drive.