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Handsome and substantial detached family home, with large gardens.


  • Beautifully presented & much improved
  • Substantial accommodation of over 3,500 sq ft
  • Standing in grounds approaching 1 acre
  • Abutting meadowland and farmland
  • Located just 4 miles from Bury St Edmunds
  • 4 Reception rooms
  • 5 Bedrooms & 3 bath/shower rooms
  • Gated driveway & parking
  • Outside seating area
  • Outbuildings


A beautifully presented and much improved detached house with substantial accommodation standing in grounds approaching 1 acre abutting meadowland and farmland, located just 4 miles from Bury St Edmunds. Entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast room, drawing room, sitting room, snug, study, utility & pantry and cloakroom. First floor master bedroom with en-suite shower room, bedroom two with en-suite shower room, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Gated driveway & parking, gardens, stable block, machinery store and outside seating area. In all about 0.82 of an acre. THE PROPERTY The Oaks is a beautifully presented and substantial detached home presenting mellow red brick and colour washed rendered elevations under a series of tiled roofs and has been subject to a large extension and programme of modernisation over recent years and now boasts over 3,500 sq ft of accommodation arranged over two floors. With origins dating back to the 1950's, this handsome house has now doubled in size and boasts four reception rooms and five bedrooms with three bath/shower rooms. The entrance hall features the easy rising stairs leading to the first floor with storage cupboard under and accesses the ground floor accommodation with a 26' kitchen/breakfast room fitted with a bespoke Stoneham kitchen having a comprehensive range of base and eye level units, granite work surfaces, integrated dishwasher and microwave and space for a Rangemaster oven with extractor canopy over. There is a bay window to the front and a window to the rear aspect. The kitchen side hall accesses the rear garden and leads to the utility room, which is fitted with a single drainer stainless steel sink inset into a work surface, plumbing for appliances, door to the front of the property, tiled floor and a walk-in pantry. From the side hall double doors lead into the snug, which features a wood burning stove and hearth, windows to the front and rear aspects and double doors leading to the garden. The sitting room also features a fireplace housing a wood burning stove, a window to the rear aspect and a door leading through to the drawing room, which is a substantial room measuring about 25' x 20' and features wide oak floor boards, a wood burning stove and hearth, pop-up retractable power sockets, windows to two aspects and double doors leading to the garden. A further hall has a door leading to the garden and accesses a cloakroom and a study, which has a front and rear aspect. On the first floor a large landing area has a rear aspect and leads to five bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms to the master bedroom and bedroom two. Additionally, there is a family bathroom. OUTSIDE The Oaks is approached through a five-bar gate and gravelled driveway to a large parking area. The remainder of garden is predominantly laid to lawn with well-stocked flower and shrub beds and mature trees. The gardens to the rear and side are also predominantly laid to lawn with many mature oak trees and the gardens are enclosed by mature hedging. There is a stable block with 3/4 boxes, tack room, machinery store and a covered seating area. Situated behind this is a Rhino 10' x 8' greenhouse installed in 2019. There is a formal lawn immediately abutting the rear of the property and a terraced area, ideal for alfresco dining. In all the gardens extend to around 0.82 of an acre (sts). LOCATION The Oaks stands back off Bury Road on the outskirts of the village of Whepstead and lies just 4 miles from the historic cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds, which provides a full range of schooling, recreational and shopping facilities and cultural amenities including the impressive Georgian Theatre Royal and the Abbey Gardens. The nearby towns of Newmarket, Cambridge and Ipswich are all within easy reach and the property is well located for road communications with the A14 being some 5 miles to the north and for the rail commuter there is a fast and regular service to London Kings Cross from Cambridge taking approximately 60 minutes and from Stowmarket to London Liverpool Street taking approximately 85 minutes. The international airport at Stansted is some 40 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 Old Buckenham Hall, Culford, Barnardiston and South Lee. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Local Authority West Suffolk District Council Council Tax Band E Tenure Freehold Broadband Fibre to the premises 140 mbps Mobile Signal/Coverage Yes Viewing Only via Jackson-Stops 01284 700535