Liston Lane, Liston CO10

Liston Lane, Liston CO10

6 Bedroom | Freehold | 3 Baths | Outbuildings

Guide price £950,000
Sudbury 2.7 miles
Westropps 0.4 miles
Chapel Green 0.4 miles

An impressive Edwardian Rectory offering spacious and elegant family accommodation and about 1.1 acres in a glorious and peaceful elevated setting with stunning views only a short walk into the centre of Long Melford.

Highfield is an impressive Edwardian former rectory in established grounds of about 1.1 acres in a peaceful and elevated setting with stunning views. Substantial brick-built period houses are somewhat of a rarity in this part of the country and the benefits are many, including high ceilings, generous room proportions, large windows, fireplaces and a pleasing layout arranged over 3 floors. Fortuitously, the property is not listed and improvements carried out by the current owners have included replacing most of the windows with wooden framed double glazed windows, re-roofing the house with slate tiles, installing a new boiler and radiators as well as updating the electrics. The history of ownership of this much-loved family home is well documented with one of its original owners being Violet Oates, the sister of Captain Lawrence Oates: the famous Antarctic explorer who lived in nearby Gestingthorpe Hall.

A charming entrance porch opens onto the reception hall with original ceramic floor tiles and an elegant easy-rising staircase. The 3 reception rooms are well proportioned and are well-arranged for family living and entertaining. There is a spacious Aga kitchen/breakfast room which opens onto an alfresco dining terrace and also adjoins the utility room, as well as a study and shower room on the ground floor. There are 4 double bedrooms on the first floor as well as a family bathroom and ensuite shower room. On the second floor there are 2 further bedrooms with exceptional views and a large under eaves storage area/attic.

Liston is a pretty and peaceful hamlet surrounded by the meadows of the Stour Valley on the Essex/Suffolk borders. Neighbouring Long Melford has an excellent range of shops, restaurants, pubs, doctors’ surgery, hotels and two Tudor mansions - Kentwell Hall and Melford Hall - both of which are open to the public.

Highfield stands proud within its generous grounds of about 1.1 acres. A gravelled driveway leads from the peaceful country lane to a parking area adjoining the house. Planning permission has previously been granted for a garage and store to replace the storage buildings to the rear of the house; whilst this has lapsed the previous consent should have set a precedent (stp). The beautiful garden enjoys a principally south and westerly aspect with an expanse of lawn, bordered by flower and shrub beds, sweeping from the front of the house. There is a flagstoned terrace to the west elevation which incorporates a shallow water feature and fountain, there is also a covered water well. This gives way to a further lawn interspersed with trees, a kitchen garden, greenhouse and garden shed. Fine mature trees include beech, field maple, silver birch, ornamental cherry, scots pine, apple trees, a pear tree and a plum tree. Along the southern boundary is a large natural pond and a spinney with willow and ash trees, field maple and hawthorn as well as an abundance of snowdrops all providing a wonderful haven for wildlife.

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Key Property Details
Property attributes
Parking available
Off Street Parking
Additional attributes
Outbuildings Land/Paddock
Energy Efficiency Rating
Environment Impact Rating
Total Sq Ft
2,722 (252.9 Sq M) approx.
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