Preston St. Mary, Sudbury CO10

Preston St. Mary, Sudbury CO10

4 - 5 Bedroom | Freehold | 4 Reception Rooms | 1 - 2 Baths | Outbuildings | Character Property

Guide price £1,250,000
Park Gates 1.4 miles
Church Corner 1.5 miles
Greatfields 1.7 miles

An exceptional Grade II listed farmhouse with traditional outbuildings, an annexe/office, equestrian facilities and about 6 acres in an idyllic countryside setting with glorious views.

Mortimers Farm is a delightful Grade II listed farmhouse with lovely established grounds of about 6 acres in an idyllic countryside setting. The property is believed to date back to the 1400s and was clearly once a significant Hall House with stunning medieval features including a crown post, vaulted ceilings, exposed timbers and generous room proportions. Further period features include inglenook fireplaces, medieval door frames, a massive brick chimney breast and traditional floorings such as brick, quarry and pamment tiles.

The principal entrance is into a large utility/boot hall with bespoke units and cupboards. This provides a welcoming first impression and there is certainly the space for this room to provide an additional reception room if required. This
flows into the impressive vaulted kitchen/breakfast room with a four oven Aga set in a fireplace recess, Churchill Brothers bespoke solid wood units, Corian worksurfaces and integral appliances including a conventional electric double oven and 4-ring hob. A useful pantry adjoins. Beyond is a dining room with an inglenook fireplace with a woodburner and high ceiling. There is an impressive central hall which is vaulted into the apex of the roof with a galleried landing and a crown post. The spacious drawing room is naturally light with attractive views, exposed honey coloured timbers, an inglenook and woodburner. The free-flowing layout makes the ground floor ideal for entertaining and family living.

On the first floor, the striking landing gives access to the wonderful principal bedroom with a brick fireplace and wood burner, 2 further bedrooms and a family shower room. There is a superb vaulted bedroom accessed via an additional staircase.

Further accommodation is provided by a detached annexe which is situated between the house and paddocks. Currently used as a home office with a guest bedroom suite above, this comprises a living room with kitchenette, office, cloakroom, bedroom and ensuite bathroom.

The grounds of about 6 acres form an important feature and, like the house, have been carefully maintained. A gated driveway leads from the country lane through post and rail paddocks to a spacious parking courtyard infront of the
4-BAY CARTLODGE garaging. It should be pointed out that whilst Mortimers Farm offers good equestrian facilities, it does not restrict the property's use as it can simply be utilised as a family house in lovely grounds with versatile
outbuildings. There is a traditional BARN with excellent storage, a workshop, feed store and a 6-BAY MACHINERY STORE adjoining to the rear. There is a charming STABLEYARD with 2 large traditional stables and 2 Loddon stables, all with stable doors opening to both the front and rear. These have a yard to the front and turn-out area to the rear which directly opens onto the paddocks which incorporate a rubber surfaced MANEGE. There is direct access from the land onto good riding country and quiet lanes, ideal for hacking out. Further outbuildings include a 3-BAY STORE, a SUMMERHOUSE & FIELD SHELTER. To the rear of the farmhouse is a south facing formal garden which is fully enclosed, well maintained and attractively planted as well as a kitchen garden, orchard and a delightful pergola walkway adorned with climbing roses and honeysuckle.

Preston St Mary has a popular pub/restaurant, The Six Bells, as well as a fine parish church and an excellent network of countryside walks and hacking countryside. The popular day & boarding prep school, Old Buckenham Hall, is just 2 miles distant in neighbouring Brettenham and there is a primary school in Lavenham, about 2.5 miles. The medieval village of Lavenham has excellent amenities including shops and award-winning restaurants. Nearby Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury provide for more extensive needs, both having stations as well.

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Key Property Details
Property attributes
Detached
Era
Period
Parking available
Off Street Parking Triple Garage Gated
Additional attributes
Outbuildings Character Property Land/Paddock
Locality
Village
Tenure
Freehold
Total Sq Ft
2,563 (238.1 Sq M) approx.
Carter Jonas reference
MEL190130
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