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Detached family home with attached annexe and large garden


  • An outstanding family home
  • Superbly presented and highly flexible living space
  • Independent annexe accommodation
  • 4 to 5 Reception rooms
  • 5 to 6 Bedrooms
  • Large drive and parking area
  • Part wall enclosed gardens
  • Outbuildings and a hot tub
  • In all around 0.3 of an acre (sts)


An outstanding family home, well positioned within gardens of about 0.3 of an acre, affording superbly presented and highly flexible living space with independent annexe accommodation. Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, office/study, cloakroom, bedroom with en-suite cloakroom and second study/ground floor bedroom or playroom. Spacious first floor landing area, three double bedrooms, en-suite shower room and a family bath/shower room. Attached annexe with kitchen/dining/living room and a double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Large drive and parking area, part wall enclosed gardens, outbuildings and a hot tub. In all around 0.3 of an acre (sts) THE PROPERTY This superb family home affords a high degree of versatility with a spacious main house extending to around 2,700 sq ft and attached annexe, with independent access to the side of the property, extending to an extra 560 sq ft, giving about 3,300 sqft in all. The property has been significantly redeveloped and extended to a high standard throughout by the current owners, who have owner the property for around 9 years, for their own purposes and the attention to detail is clearly evident. Benefiting from double glazed windows and gas fired central heating, the spacious accommodation affords a well-presented large family kitchen breakfast room, with French doors opening to the garden, modern fitted units, polished granite worksurfaces, a breakfast bar area, underset stainless steel sink unit, 7 rig gas hob range cooker with Neff extractor hood above, a built-in dishwasher, Neff microwave oven and fridge/freezer. Off the kitchen there is also an excellent utility room with further storage, worksurface and sink, the Baxi wall mounted gas fired boiler and space and plumbing for additional kitchen appliances. The main bedroom for the house is on the ground floor with a stylish ensuite bath and shower room off it, and there are four further ground floor reception rooms connected by the semi vaulted central entrance hallway, with entrance porch access from the drive. There are three further double bedrooms off the large first floor landing, one of which is served by an ensuite shower room and the others, by a spacious modern fitted bathroom with separate bath and shower. The Annexe, which is independently accessed from the side of the house but could be connected via an internal doorway that would open from the 2nd study/ground floor bedroom, from the main house, into the main open-plan reception room, for the annexe. This accommodation is equally well presented and affords a modern fitted kitchen area with utility space, sitting/ding area, with feature fireplace focal point, and a good double bedroom with fitted cupboards and ''wet room' ensuite shower. The services to the annexe are also independent to those of the main house. OUTSIDE The property is approached over a spacious gravel driveway with lawned front garden and parking for numerous vehicles to the front of the house and annexe. To the rear of the house, the well-tended grounds, which extend in all to around 0.3 acre, is mainly lawned with a brick paved terrace and pathways leading to the front down both sides of the house. The rear garden benefits from being enclosed by brick walls to two boundaries and close board fencing, with flower and shrub beds and borders and there is a raised vegetable/herb bed to the side. A useful wooden garden house with power and light provides storage/workshop space and there is a separate garden shed and a decked area, upon which the hot tub stands. LOCATION The property, which is easy walking distance of the centre of the village, enjoys a pleasant location on Heath Road, a no through road which only gives further access to Genesta Drive, Maltings Garth and Heather Close; and continues out of the village as a circular walk and bicycle path that leads all the way to Bury St Edmunds. Thurston is situated approximately 5 miles east of the historic cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds and the village provides a good range of everyday facilities including a Coop store, village shop with post office, sandwich shop, butchers shop, public house, fish and chip shop, chemist, barbers and hairdressers, a library, veterinary practice and garage/fuel station/convenience store. It also benefits from a regular bus service and there is excellent schooling in the village with the highly regarded Thurston community college and Thurston primary school. More extensive facilities are available in nearby Bury St Edmunds which offers an excellent range of schooling in the public and private sectors, extensive shopping facilities and a good range of leisure facilities including health clubs, swimming pools and golf clubs. There is good access to the A14, A11(M11) and there is also, of particular note and advantage, a convenient railway station in the village providing excellent connections via Stowmarket and Cambridge, to London Liverpool Street and Kings Cross, and a short stop to Bury st Edmunds station, ideal for students and those working in town or needing access, without a car. Services; Mains water: electricity and drainage. Gas fired central heating. Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council Council Tax Bands - House F, Annexe A Tenure: Freehold Broadband Predicted superfast speeds of 80 Mbps Mobile Signal/Coverage Yes Viewing only via Jackson-Stops 01284 700535