5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale
A rarely available and stunningly handsome detached 5 bedroom family home offered for sale with 26 acres of land (sts) which is directly to the rear of the property along with wonderful countryside views and plenty of parking.
Barley Lodge is set well back from the road and partially screened by mature hedging, it is approached by a private shingle driveway that provides access for one other similar home. The driveway extends down to the side of Barley Lodge and through impressive electric gates which leads into the garden and the start of the 26 acres.
This beautifully presented home which is around 11 years old and has been occupied by the same owners since new, it offers lovely light, bright and spacious living accommodation which includes a superb kitchen with a full length glass wall with doors that lead out onto the large paved terrace which makes it a wonderful space for entertaining. The comprehensively fitted kitchen has built in appliances including a Range cooker, wine cooler, larder fridge, freezer and dish washer. There is also a beautiful living room which has double doors opening onto the terrace and a brick fireplace with inset wood burner, a formal dining room big enough for family gatherings, a grand reception hall with quality engineered oak flooring, which is also in the dining room and living room, separate breakfast room, a useful utility room, a study/home office and cloakroom downstairs.
Upstairs, there are five double bedrooms, including one with a "juliet" balcony and double doors looking out across the garden and some of the 26 acres which really does provide wonderful views. There is also a family bathroom and two modern en suite shower rooms.
Large mainly lawned rear garden with access and views across the land to the rear. There is also a smaller lawn and flower garden area and a path which leads around to the utility room.
THE 26 ACRES:
The land which is agricultural has been measured at approx. 26.22 acres and is and currently let to a local farmer which could be continued if need be. There is potential to use some of the land as paddocks although permission would need to be sought from the local authority. We understand from the current owners that the sporting rights over the four fields are owned and in hand and there is an outhouse in one of the fields.
GARAGE & PARKING:
Electric double gates provide access to the rear which lead to the detached double garage, there is plenty of parking to the front and rear of the property.
The village of Hitcham is about 7 miles from the town of Stowmarket, 15 miles to Ipswich and 13 miles to Bury St Edmunds, they all offer a mainline rail service to London’s Liverpool Street. Hitcham has a village hall and a post office/general store. The village of Bildeston is about 1 mile away and has a general stores, health centre and the restaurant and hotel, ‘The Bildeston Crown,’ along with two other pubs. The village also has its own primary school with High schools close by in Hadleigh and Stowmarket. There are also a few private schools close by.
The property has oil heating (not tested) with under floor heating downstairs along with and radiators upstairs, in addition there is also electric under floor heating in the upstairs bathroom and both en suites. The windows have all been replaced within the last 3 years to Upvc and there is a water softener unit fitted. The owner will want an uplift clause agreed in the sale to protect their interest against any future planning permission for housing development for the agricultural land.