7 Bedroom Detached House Sold
This well-maintained 17th Century country house provides close to 6000-square feet of accommodation which includes seven double-sized bedrooms and three reception rooms in the main house alone.
It is brilliantly positioned within its grounds with no near neighbours and at the end of a 900-metre driveway approach. At its rear, southern and westerly outlooks take in views towards a large pond and over a one-and-a-half-acre lawn.
The property retains its original features including exposed timbers and fireplaces, but it has been well-maintained and improved by our clients including an Orwells fitted kitchen and many new wooden windows (some being sash).
Within its grounds Sproughton Park also includes a nicely presented one-bedroom detached cottage which has some superb views. There is a modern indoor pool house, a four-bay cart-lodge with a 42-foot room above plus a collection of outhouses and garages.
The equestrian facilities include a ménage, five stables, a tack room, two barns, 11-acres of fenced paddocks and two field shelters.
PLEASE NOTE. The google satellite images show a commercial vehicle yard around 300-meters to the east of the house. This yard is FAR LESS OBTRUSIVE than the image suggests, being only noticeable from parts of the secondary driveway.
THE GROUND FLOOR (& CELLAR)
As the floorplan illustrates the ground floor is arranged in a traditional formation with well-proportioned reception rooms leading from a central hall. These include a dual aspect sitting room with a lined chimney, a family room that sits adjacent to the kitchen and which also has a log burner, plus a music room with an outlook towards the pond.
The kitchen measures just under 30-feet and has a vaulted ceiling plus direct access via French doors to a delightful courtyard which is perfect for entertaining in the summer months. It recently underwent a bespoke refit by a local specialist firm and now includes a four-oven electric Aga, granite surfaces, a larder cupboard, an island with a butler's sink, ample drawers and cupboards plus all necessary appliances (including a conventional electric oven).
Other ground floor accommodation includes a study, a laundry room, two WC's and a store room. Beneath the property is a 500-square foot cellar with a flagstone floor.
THE FIRST & SECOND FLOORS
There are seven double bedrooms arranged over the first and second floors. The master bedroom has some impressive original oak floorboards and a large en-suite bathroom. This has a more modern oak floor plus an enclosed WC, a double cubicle shower and a freestanding roll-top bath. Two further bathrooms serve the remaining bedrooms.
A charming red-brick detached one-bedroom cottage is located in proximity to the stable yard, around 150-meters from the main house. It includes a modern shower room and kitchen and has been nicely modernised by our clients in recent years.
It provides perfect accommodation for guests or staff who would enjoy a fine view into Belstead Brook to the south from its front garden. Alternatively it could be rented on a conventional tenancy or as a holiday let.
The property is accessed by two driveways, one from Hadleigh Road and another from Pigeons Lane. These converge at a set of wrought iron electric gates that guarantee privacy for the house, the land and the cottage.
To the south and west of the house there is an orchard and a one-and-half-acre lawn which descends to a substantial lake with an island. A walled garden occupies ground between the house and the annex.
Around 11-acres of land on the high-ground to the east of the house has been divided into half-a-dozen fenced paddocks, all with gated vehicular access and electric post-mounted fencing. This area includes a two field shelters one of which is double width.
An easily accessible, floodlit stable yard features four/five stables, two barns (one being a 550-sqft modern Dutch barn with an electric door), a tack room and a large parking and turning area. Lastly there is a 40 x 20m rubber topped ménage.
Our clients had an impressive swimming pool complex constructed just to the rear of the house. This has two sets of bi-fold doors to the garden, a bar a shower room and an eight-metre pool.
Attached to the house and adjacent to the courtyard are a series of red-brick outbuildings. These incorporate four garages, two store rooms and a kennel. Opposite these is a timber framed, four-bay cart-lodge which has an electric car charger and a 42 x 19-foot room above.
Although located in the parish of Sproughton, the property is infact positioned on the edge of the Belstead Brook valley in a rural position between Sproughton, Chattisham and Washbrook.
This location provides the best of both worlds with virtually no interruption from road noise but easy access by car to Ipswich, the A12 and A14. Within easy driving distance buyers will also find superb sailing, private schooling, golf clubs and restaurants.
London commuters can enjoy direct services to London Liverpool Street from both Ipswich and Manningtree Stations (with 75 and 60-minute journey times respectively).
A further 17 acres of meadowland and woodland is available to purchase conventionally by separate negotiation or by option. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a site map.
POINTS TO NOTE
The property has mains water and electric connections. We understand the main house is heated by an oil-fired system and has a septic tank sewerage system which may not meet the revised 2020 regulatory requirements.
The cottage has a Bio-tank sewerage system and electric heating. The swimming pool is heated by an LPG underground tank.
A footpath follows one section of the driveway running along the south-eastern boundary outside the gates. This is not visible from the house or garden.
POTENTIAL STAMP DUTY RELIEF*
The detached cottage would be considered a habitable separate dwelling and we believe this entitles buyers to enjoy significant relief on their stamp duty under the SDLT Relief scheme for properties with multiple dwellings.
Further information: http://www.bloomfieldgrey.co.uk/blog/stamp-duty-relief-thanks-to-granny
We further believe the property would qualify for "Mixed Use" stamp duty relief. We ask that any buyer verifies their own and the property's eligibility with their solicitor prior to making any offer.
Before booking a viewing of any Bloomfield Grey instruction, we suggest that buyers view its full online details including the street-view representation, the site map, the satellite view and the floor plan. If you have any questions, then please contact Bloomfield Grey.
JSA - Zoe Napier.