Guide price £1,500,000
Offering complete rural tranquillity, an historic 16th Century Suffolk farmhouse in an elevated 5½ acre setting, at the head of a half mile long private drive. Further Hill Farm offers a rarely available opportunity to enjoy a wonderfully secluded, tranquil, rural lifestyle in an elevated setting at the head of a 0.4 mile long private drive. The property is surrounded by the varied landscape of the countryside of the Blyth River valley with other man-made objects hard to view amidst the surrounding fields and woodland. Sheltered within maturing traditional gardens and grounds, the classic Grade II Listed farmhouse dates from the 16th Century, with 17th Century additions, has been thoughtfully restored and presents an atmospheric ambience. The house, with its lime rendered elevations under peg and pantile roofs, has good ceiling heights and, with its wide windows is light and bright with many of the rooms being twin aspect. Within, it displays many fine period features, including chamfered timbers, mullion and oriel windows, together with an inglenook fireplace and oak planked floors. Benefitting from an oil-fired central heating system, the accommodation extends to some 3,231 sq. ft and includes two well-proportioned principal reception rooms either side of a central entrance hall. Beyond the traditional AGA kitchen is a scullery with pantry and boot/boiler room off. On the first and second floors are four bedrooms with 3 bath/shower rooms, whilst the roof attic offers the potential (subject to planning) for conversion to further accommodation if required. A second staircase from the kitchen accesses a first-floor study/snug with a further attic room above. THE BARNS Set off the driveway in the south east corner, is a varied range of flexible use farm buildings which include:- A multipurpose 1,850 sq. ft (175 sq. mtr) workshop barn with a lined ceiling, sealed concrete floor, inspection pit and with the added benefit of three phase electricity and a water supply. The building could be adapted to accommodate an American barn style stabling range. Adjacent, is a substantial 1,100 sq. ft (100 sq. mtr) traditional timber barn with single storey wings, enclosing a central courtyard providing cart lodge garaging and general storage, whilst to one end of the barn, the former brick stables offer the potential to be reinstated. Beyond a steel framed Dutch barn (1,175 sq ft / 60 mtr sq) is a further single storey timber barn with a lean-to store and a greenhouse to the rear. GARDENS & GROUNDS The Farmhouse sits centrally within enchanting gardens and grounds, which create a wonderful setting for the house. Enclosed by a natural hedgerow, there is a wide variety of mature trees which are interspersed with sheltering hedges, shrub filled borders and a series of lawns. A mixed orchard garden includes a rose and wisteria clad pergola. Beyond, a natural woodland garden is a haven for wildlife and is bordered by a beautiful green lane, which links through to the ''secret garden' bordering shaped natural ponds. LOCATION Further Hill Farm stands alone in an elevated setting, surrounded by the picturesque countryside of the Blyth Valley, on the edge of Cookley. This unspoiled area of Suffolk offers peace and tranquillity and contains some of the most picturesque countryside in East Anglia. There is access to a network of local footpaths, although none affect the property. Nearby Halesworth (2.5 miles) provides a full range of local shopping and commercial facilities and the Suffolk Heritage Coast with the popular towns and villages of Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich is just 11 miles to the east. Both the A12 and the East Coast branch rail station at Darsham are some 6.5 miles, with services to Ipswich and main line connections through to London Liverpool Station. DISTANCES Halesworth - 2½ miles Southwold & The Suffolk Coast - 11 miles Darsham Station & A12 - 6½ miles Yoxford - 6 miles DIRECTIONS (IP19 0LU) Further Hill Farm is marked on the Ordnance Survey. It is unseen from the road with the unmarked driveway located approximately quarter of a mile east of the Cookley village sign and identifiable as being adjacent to a pair of brick bungalows. What3words: eggshell.menu.tight PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water and electricity (three phase) are connected to the property. Drainage: To a private chamber system (whilst reported as being perfectly functional, purchasers should be aware this may not comply with current regulations and should therefor budget to install a modern compliant system). Driveway: The entirety of the concrete driveway is owned by the property, with the local farmer having Rights of Way. Fixtures & Fittings: The carpets currently within the property are included. Items regarded as fixtures and fittings, together with garden statutory, are initially excluded, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation. Council Tax: Band F Viewings: By appointment with Jackson-Stop.
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