Stows Hill, Cockfield IP30

Stows Hill, Cockfield IP30

4 Bedroom | Freehold | 2 Baths | Outbuildings

Guide price £675,000
The Horseshoes Inn 0.2 miles
Crowbrook Place 0.6 miles
Howe Lane 1.1 miles

A delightful Grade II listed Suffolk Hall House with superb features set in lovely grounds of about 0.7 acres incorporating a traditional barn between the villages of Cockfield and Lavenham and in walking distance of a good pub.

Stows Hill House is an enchanting Grade II listed medieval hall house, probably dating back to the 1400s, with some exceptional features including a magnificent crown post in the vaulted landing. Of timber frame construction with plastered elevations under a thatched roof, the property has been enhanced over the years with sash windows providing good natural light and a large conservatory which overlooks the beautiful garden. Further fine features include 2 inglenook fireplaces (one currently sealed) with massive bressumers, as well as a charming entrance hall with brick flooring. The ground floor has a free-flowing layout making it ideal for family living and entertaining. A farmhouse-style kitchen/breakfast room lies between the dining room and conservatory which forms the hub of the house. There is a more formal drawing room as well as a study/snug, utility/boot room and cloakroom. The vaulted landing gives access to a large master bedroom with space to create an ensuite if required (stp); there are 3 further double bedrooms all with attractive views, plus a family bathroom and shower room. Viewings are highly recommended to fully appreciate the authentic nature of this charming farmhouse along with the good potential of the barn – ideal for a car collector or those requiring an annexe/home office/yoga barn etc (stp).

Stows Hill House is located on the semi-rural edge of Cockfield on the road that leads to Lavenham. Whilst being surrounded by countryside, it is conveniently placed within very easy walking distance of a popular bistro pub: The Horseshoes Inn. The village has a primary school, village hall, church & garage and was voted Suffolk Village of the Year in 2012. The well-known medieval village of Lavenham has an excellent variety of restaurants, pubs, shops and galleries, whilst the cathedral market town of Bury St Edmunds provides for more extensive needs including a mainline station. There is also a branch line station in nearby Sudbury.

The established grounds of about 0.7 acres form an important feature with the principal garden and terrace enjoying a sunny south westerly aspect. A driveway leads to a spacious parking area infront of the large traditional timber framed barn which has a pan-tiled roof and further storage barn to the rear. The barn offers excellent onward potential and can provide garaging for a number of cars, it is also likely to have planning potential for an ancillary dwelling, subject to planning. There is a pretty east facing garden with a path leading to the front entrance porch of the farmhouse. The principal garden is laid to lawn with colourful flower and shrub beds, a natural lily pond, kitchen garden, a variety of trees plus a water well which is situated to the rear of the house.

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Key Property Details
Property attributes
Detached
Era
Period
Parking available
Off Street Parking Triple Garage
Additional attributes
Outbuildings Garden
Locality
Rural Village
Tenure
Freehold
Total Sq Ft
2,427 (225.5 Sq M) approx.
Carter Jonas reference
MEL190124
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