7 Bedroom Detached House Sold STC
Town House Farm is a modern farmhouse that merges Georgian styling and proportions with Twenty-First Century running costs and convenience.
The house was completed in 2015 and was constructed with painstaking attention to detail using high-quality materials and fittings; these were selected, built and installed by some of the area’s most skilled trades people and designers.
The accommodation is substantial, with 6061 square feet of space (4494 sqft in the main house and 1567 sqft in the attached outbuildings) spanning three floors which includes five reception rooms, seven bedrooms, six bath/shower rooms and an array of supporting rooms. These are arranged around an impressive double height entrance hall with a grand staircase and tall windows.
Beyond three acres of immediate garden, there is also around 31-acres of additional land including meadowland and woodland. There are also two detached offices and a 9000 square foot commercial storage building, all of which are positioned just out-of-sight of the house.
Collectively, the farm provides an extremely rare opportunity for the right buyer to locate their commercial and equestrian activities close to their family home, all within just a few miles of the A14 and the A12 (and only fifty miles from the M25).
Design features of note include underfloor heating on the ground and first floors (made possible by a concrete first floor), Mumford and Wood sash windows, an integrated Sonos media system (in the ground floor, master bedroom and loggia), Lutron programmable lighting, CCTV, an alarm system, Cat5 wiring, engineered oak floors, two log burners and three sets of bi-fold doors that lead to the patio.
The services of Thorington Joinery were employed to add bespoke fittings through the home. These include an impressive oak staircase with a polished wrap-around handrail, numerous dwarf cupboards and shelves, fitted wardrobes and a delightful window seat in the breakfast area.
The ground floor features a sizable L-shaped kitchen/living room with an electric Aga, granite surfaces and a two-level island, a dining room with bi-fold doors to the garden, a sitting room with a red-brick fireplace and a study with wall panels.
A 30 x 18-foot entertainment room is found at southern end of the ground floor; this is an impressive reception space where one entire elevation can be opened onto the (west facing) patio via ten bi-fold doors. Electrically operated colour-matched blackout blinds and a drop-down screen transform this room into a home cinema which can comfortably accommodate up to a dozen guests.
Other ground floor accommodation includes a WC, a fitted boot room, a cool pantry with granite surfaces, a fitted utility room, a shower room and a communications room.
There are five bedrooms on first floor all on which have fitted wardrobes. The substantial master bedroom suite has a walk-through dressing area and a pair of sliding doors that lead to a palatial en-suite bathroom with a triple sized shower, a free-standing bath and his-and-hers basins.
There are two guest suites, each with their own shower rooms whilst the remaining bedrooms share a family bathroom where the bath enjoys westerly views through oak-framed windows.
The top floor houses two rooms and a shower room and could function either as guest accommodation, as a teenager’s retreat or even as office space for anybody needing to work from home.
A 25-foot Loggia runs between the kitchen/breakfast room and the cinema room; this has integrated Sonos speakers, faces west for evening sun and enjoys an outlook to the ponds – making it a fabulous eating and entertaining space for the summer months.
The house is approached via electric gates and a 500-metre access road which is shared with one separate residential dwelling and an agricultural barn which may be converted into a residential house (stp). Both of these dwellings are beyond the line of sight of the farmhouse.
The property’s immediate garden includes three ponds (one with a jetty), a copse, a timber-framed storage barn, dog kennels, a well-tended kitchen garden with a greenhouse, a double cart lodge, a garage and a substantial (gated) parking and turning area.
Two detached timber-framed office buildings (measuring approximately 1700 and 950 square feet) are positioned around 150 meters to the north of the house. These are both currently let and details are available on request.
Around 100 meters to the south of the house there is a 9000-square foot insulated, detached warehouse which features two tall roller doors, additional mezzanine space, three-phase power, a mess room and a WC. Outside this building is a hardstanding yard with a wash down area.
The land is made up of around thirty-five acres of woodland, a one-and-a-half-acre yard and large areas of meadow which could be used as paddock land if required.
Parts of the land adjoin the Hadleigh (disused) Railway Walk which leads to Hadleigh town centre. The Marquis luxury hotel, restaurant and bar is only a mile away using rural footpaths.
Town House Farm is located well away from major roads, around a mile from the centre of Hadleigh in south Suffolk. Hadleigh is a historic town which has a thriving High Street; it includes two supermarkets, several pubs and restaurants, a leisure centre and a doctor’s surgery.
The county town of Ipswich is just over eight miles away where some of the region’s best private schools can be found. Both the A12 and A14 can be reached by car inside fifteen minutes’ drive and London commuters can choose from direct services from either Ipswich or Manningtree mainline stations.
Postcode: IP7 5PH
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POINTS TO NOTE
Pylon towers are located within the land with wires travelling over the garden just to the south of the house – please see site plan and drone photographs.
The house is connected to mains electricity and water and has a Klargester water purification sewerage system.
EPC rating C.
The property is heated by a Biomass boiler system fed from a self-contained pellet store which feeds underfloor heating (on the ground and first floors) and a high-pressure (softened) water system. A series of solar panels on the garage roof supplement the property’s energy requirements.
Both the solar panels and the Biomass boiler system provide grant-based rebates which run until 2035 and 2022 respectively. With these grants taken into account the we understand the house’s running costs are close to zero (seasonally averaged).
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. A PDF version of the floorplan is available by email on request.