Church Street, Gestingthorpe CO9

Church Street, Gestingthorpe CO9

4 Bedroom | Freehold | 3 Baths

Guide price £1,250,000
Sudbury 4.4 miles
The Bell 2.4 miles
Station Road 2.6 miles

An impressive country house with outbuildings, situated in 8.3 acres of land with outstanding open views, equestrian planning consent and exceptional work from home facilities all within commuting distance of London.

Ellis Farm is a delightful and well laid out four bedroom period property set in beautiful established grounds surrounded by farmland. Originally dating to circa 1850 with later sympathetic additions there are fine features throughout including stone fireplaces and exposed timbers, all seamlessly combined with contemporary open-plan living. The home has been recently updated to the highest standards with new central heating, air conditioning, mains wiring and plumbing. It also benefits from audiophile quality integral home cinema cabling, 1 Gigabit Fibre To Home (FTTH), Cat 5 wiring throughout and a wealth of other modern technology features rarely found in a rural location.

The very well presented accommodation is naturally light with lovely views and a pleasing layout. On the ground floor via the entrance hall, the reception rooms flow from either direction, with the kitchen/dining/living area to the rear, with vast amounts of space and light with a well fitted kitchen including a gas cooker, double sink and plentiful storage, the living area comfortably houses large sofas in front of the woodburning stove, with stairs leading down to the gym and sauna, which could alternatively be a home office or games room. The spacious sitting room to the front offers a double level, open fireplace with access through to the utility, which houses a drying room, tumble dryer & washing machine and ample storage space. From the entrance hall the easy rising stairs lead to the landing which gives access to the principal bedroom which overlooks your grounds, with ensuite shower room, 3 further double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms one of which is ensuite.

Via the gated entrance the driveway curves into the rear of the property to a large parking area infront of the garage/carport/office, whilst being immersed in the private grounds.

Closest to the house, is a well-designed dining terrace leading to the more formal grounds. Further to the North of the boundary there are a range of outbuildings; these include a 45ft x 25ft store, 3 smaller stores housing garden machinery. Beyond is an expanse of grass of around 2.3 acres, and to the south-east the 6 acres of paddock land which has planning permission for 3 stables, all of which captures the stunning countryside views and Gestingthorpe church.
The house both internally and externally provides the perfect new chapter for buyers looking to escape the city to enjoy countryside living but with the ease of commuting back to London or working remotely due to what the property has to
offer.

Gestingthorpe is an attractive village centred around the cricket pitch, Church and the grand 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, Caption Oates famously self-sacrificed with his famous parting words “I am just going outside and may be some time”. His body was never found. The village has a popular pub ‘The Pheasant’ and is within easy distance of Castle Hedingham and Sudbury which has a
branch line Station.

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Key Property Details
Property attributes
Detached
Era
Period
Additional attributes
Land/Paddock
Tenure
Freehold
Energy Efficiency Rating
E
Environment Impact Rating
E
Total Sq Ft
2,761 (256.5 Sq M) approx.
Carter Jonas reference
MEL200124
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