Clare Road, Hundon CO10

Clare Road, Hundon CO10

3 Bedroom | Freehold | 3 Baths | Outbuildings

Guide price £895,000
Farmerie Road 0.6 miles
Galley Road 0.8 miles
Council Houses 0.8 miles

An enchanting C17th country house with a beautiful interior and lovely grounds of about 2.3 acres on the rural edge of a popular village with amenities. This property has featured in interior magazines & has an interesting connection to the horse racing world.

Aldeburgh House is a charming country house in a wonderful setting surrounded by rolling countryside on the edge of the popular village of Hundon. Believed to date back to the 1600s, the property was originally called Newhouse Farm later to be called Vincent’s Farmhouse and, having fallen into disrepair, was purchased by an American horseracing enthusiast who was a regular visitor to Tattersalls. The owner was a relative of Paul Mellon, who owned the champion racehorse and stallion, Mill Reef, whose statue stands at The National Stud in Newmarket. The highly regarded interior designer, Sally Metcalfe of George Spencer Interiors, set about the significant project in the 1980s which included creating the unique octagonal extension which now provides an impressive dining room. The property has featured in interior magazines including ‘The World of Interiors’ in 1987 where they commented “the American owners bought the place in a mood of careless rapture to be near Newmarket”, and from that original whim an abandoned farmhouse was transformed into a home of infinite style and taste.

Today, the property retains all its original splendour and has been further enhanced by its current owner as well as being renamed Aldeburgh House after the Suffolk coastal town.

A central reception hall with a brick floor opens into an exceptional octagonal dining room with a domed roof and Adam’s style fireplace with marble surround and 4 sets of arched glazed double doors onto the garden. There is an elegant sitting room with a fireplace and woodburner which adjoins the Aga kitchen/breakfast room recently built by Knights Country Kitchens of Clare. The large utility room with generous storage space is a further clue that an American designer was behind the original layout. An oak framed garden room has a lovely outlook over a west facing terrace, whilst a cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation. On the first floor, the bright central landing gives access to the 3 double bedrooms all of which have contemporary ensuite bath/shower rooms. The large master bedroom has a particularly attractive ensuite with a freestanding bath, large shower and twin sinks. Fortuitously, the property is not listed and further benefits include sealed unit double glazing, oil fired central heating as well as bottle Calor gas which fuels the coal-effect dining room fire. There is the potential and space to create a fourth bedroom suite on the ground floor should this be required (stp).

The grounds of about 2.3 acres form an important feature incorporating a well-stocked typical English country cottage garden, sun terraces, a summer house, a water lily pond with a fountain, a wide variety of mature trees as well as a productive orchard. There is also a fully fenced paddock/wildflower meadow, double cartlodge garaging and useful garden stores.

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Key Property Details
Property attributes
Detached
Era
Period
Parking available
Double Garage
Additional attributes
Outbuildings Garden Land/Paddock
Locality
Rural Village
Tenure
Freehold
Energy Efficiency Rating
F
Total Sq Ft
2,688 (249.7 Sq M) approx.
Carter Jonas reference
MEL180114
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