4 Bedroom House For Sale
This stunning period home which is not listed, offers a great combination of old charm and character with essential modern comforts and is located in a truly wonderful countryside setting in this highly desirable location just a few miles outside of Hadleigh. There is a lovely good sized garden, an overall plot of 0.4 acre (sts) a double cart lodge and a range of outbuildings. The property is also offered with NO CHAIN.
The property is believed to date back to the 17th century with later brick additions added over the years. The farmhouse which has been in the same family since 1926 is approached from Stoke road via a shingle driveway which provides access to the Barn behind and then into the private Farmhouse driveway. The owners have updated the farmhouse to now provide what is like a brand new home inside to some extent with a new kitchen, new bathrooms, stylish hardwood double glazed windows, brand new carpets and decor. Outside there is a recently constructed double cart lodge, new shingle areas and a new private drainage system.
Inside, there is a pretty porch which leads into the hall with doors into the living room, dining room and the kitchen. The living room has a lovely bay window overlooking the garden, exposed timber beams and a fireplace, the dining room also has the same bay window and fireplace. The kitchen/dining room really is the hub of the home with enough space for a large farmhouse style table for all the family to gather around and a door to the side. From the kitchen there is the handy utility room which houses the oil boiler. Upstairs, an impressive landing with beams, four decent sized bedrooms, a family bathroom, separate shower room and a WC.
The whole plot is around 0.4 acre (sts) and offers plenty of parking to the side and rear with a double cart lodge and various outbuildings. Continuing from the side to the front is the main garden which is a good sized lawned area and boasts amazing views across fields, there is a good selection of lovely flower/shrub borders and a pretty brook to one side. There is a good sized detached summer house/play room ( 13ft x 8ft6) which use to be the farm dairy, and a small shingle courtyard to the rear of the property.
A fantastic opportunity to convert this range of outbuildings subject to planning consent, they do require updating but offer great possibilities for conversion.
The village of Lower Layham is about 2 miles from the marke town of Hadleigh and has a great pub, Church and village hall with a pre school. The market town of Hadleigh offers local boutique shops, recreational facilities and local schools. The village offers good access to Colchester, Manningtree and Ipswich all of which have a direct rail link into London Liverpool Street in around an hour.
We understand the property has a band "G" council tax rating with mains electricity and water. The heating is via oil radiators (not tested) and the windows are newly replaced solid hardwood mainly double glazed sealed units.