Church Street, Gestingthorpe CO9

Church Street, Gestingthorpe CO9

6 Bedroom | Freehold | 5 Reception Rooms | 3 Baths | Outbuildings

Guide price £895,000
Sudbury 4.5 miles
Clicketts Farm 0.2 miles
The Pheasant 0.2 miles

A handsome & spacious 6 bedroom Victorian family house set in lovely grounds of about 0.5 acres with garaging and a potential annexe/home office set along a quiet country lane with open countryside views.

Laura House is an impressive Victorian family house offering generous accommodation of about 3038 sq ft with a pleasing and flexible layout. There are fine period features throughout including high ceilings, fireplaces, an elegant staircase and large sash and bay windows yet, fortuitously, the property is not listed. Of mainly brick construction under a clay tiled roof, this well presented home has been sympathetically extended into the roof space creating a further 2 bedrooms, a shower room and a large triangular window with stunning views on the second floor. The ground floor works extremely well for family living and entertaining as well as working from home. There is a 30’10 double formal reception room adjoining the open plan kitchen/breakfast room and garden room. There is also a central family room/snug and an office/sitting room. On the first floor there are 4 double bedrooms with lovely views and 2 bath/shower rooms. Brick built period houses of this size and quality in such a lovely countryside setting are quite a rarity along the Essex/Suffolk borders and viewings are highly recommended. Further accommodation could also be provided by the large outbuilding amounting to about 1030 sq ft (stp).

There is gated access from the country lane onto a large parking courtyard which also gives access to a versatile outbuilding which previously provided stabling and is currently used as storage/garaging. The beautifully maintained and well stocked garden surrounds the house to all aspects with the principal garden lying to the rear and backing onto neighbouring paddocks providing a lovely outlook. Expanses of lawn are enclosed by neatly tended hedging, lavender and rose beds as well as a variety of mature trees. An alfresco dining terrace adjoins the rear of the house.

Gestingthorpe is an attractive village centred around the cricket pitch, Church and Gestingthorpe Hall all surrounded by open farmland. Gestingthorpe Hall was the former home of Captain Lawrence Oates, the Antarctic explorer, who died as they tried to return home from Captain Scott's expedition to the South Pole in 1912. Believing he was slowing the party down, Captain Oates famously parted with the words "I am just going outside and may be some time". The village has a popular pub 'The Pheasant' and is within easy distance of Castle Hedingham and Sudbury both of which offer good day to day amenities including a branchline station from the latter.

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Key Property Details
Property attributes
Parking available
Off Street Parking Double Garage
Additional attributes
Outbuildings Garden Land/Paddock
Rural Village
Energy Efficiency Rating
Environment Impact Rating
Total Sq Ft
3,038 (282.2 Sq M) approx.
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