Melford Road, Sudbury CO10

Melford Road, Sudbury CO10

4 Bedroom | Freehold | 2 Baths | Outbuildings | Tennis Court

Guide price £895,000
Sudbury 1.4 miles
Mills Lane 0.6 miles
Suffolk Road 1 miles

An outstanding Arts & Crafts home superbly set in grounds of around 2.25 acres on the outskirts of the town close to Long Melford. NO ONWARD CHAIN.

Built in 1926 to a high standard for a local silk mill owner, by local craftsman builders Grimwood, using quality materials. This Tudor styled house is brick built with rendered elevations under a significantly renovated clay tiled roof. This family home provides well proportioned accommodation with wonderful character features such as the oak framed leaded windows throughout, brick surround oak mantled fireplace in the sitting room, high quality oak panelling, floorboards and staircase as well as the delightful charm of the Delft tiled surround to the fireplace in the third bedroom. The current owners have updated the beautiful kitchen that was designed and fitted by Andrew Bannister (winner of kitchen designer of the year) to a high standard with a comprehensive range of units, and integrated Miele electrical appliances, whilst still benefitting from the traditional pantry and the fun of the working 'servants' bell system. A cellar below the breakfast room provides good general and wine storage with easy access. There are currently four comfortable bedrooms served by two bathrooms and a linen store. There is good further scope should it be required, to extend the accommodation into the spacious loft with minimal inconvenience.

The land to the rear of the property beyond the high brick wall has the opportunity for provision of an annex if required, however there is no nessecity to develop this land at all if not required - the potential will always be there.

High Bank is superbly set in mature grounds of around 2.25 acres in an elevated position above Melford Road benefitting, if desired, from views to the front over the Sudbury water meadows that are a protected landscape. The property is conveniently located on the Sudbury/Long Melford border benefitting from the best of both whilst retaining a semi-rural feel next door to the local riding stables. The Sudbury rail link makes access to London/Liverpool Street station very easy with a simple link at Marks Tey. Bury St Edmunds, 16 miles to the north, is a well regarded café culture and traditional market town with Colchester 15 miles to the east and Cambridge around 33 miles to the west.

The property is approached across an impressive sweeping gravelled drive that leads to the front of the house and the parking, garaging (detached single and double) and workshop building (21’ x 12’ (6.4m x 3.6m)) at the side. The gardens are wonderfully mature with fabulous specimen trees and landscaped terraces and paths typical of this era. There is a garden house that could be improved for use as a home office in the grounds. There is a grass tennis court/croquet lawn to the rear with a wonderful herringbone style brick built games pavilion/summer house. There is a gated part walled vegetable garden with composting area.

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Key Property Details
Property attributes
Parking available
Double Garage
Additional attributes
Outbuildings Tennis Court Garden
Energy Efficiency Rating
Environment Impact Rating
Total Sq Ft
98,010 (9,105.4 Sq M) approx.
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