Saxtead, Woodbridge | Guide Price, £1,750,000

A detached 7 bedroom Georgian Farmhouse with pasture and woodland, together with two substantial barns with permitted development to convert to residential use, plus other substantial outbuildings all set in 9.3 acres (sts) amid beautiful open Suffolk countryside just minutes away from Framlingham.
A detached Georgian farmhouse with pasture and woodland together with two agricultural buildings with permitted development to create a substantial individual two storey house and three single storey cottages; all surrounded by open undulating Suffolk countryside just 2 miles from the ancient market town of Framlingham.

Lot 1: The Farmhouse and 9.3 acres (sts) to include Lot 2 and 3 barns with permitted development for conversion to residential dwellings

An elegant red brick Georgian farmhouse which may have earlier origins. The house is set at the end of a long private road and is flanked by a formal garden on the south side with a range of small Victorian outbuildings, and an attractive, enclosed natural pond on the north side, beyond which a driveway leads to a large garage and workshop. The land beyond the lawned garden includes a large area of woodland which was planted by the sellers about twenty years ago and comprises native deciduous species which create a wonderful haven for wildlife. A public footpath runs (north to south) between the woodland and the garden. On the east side of the property is a large area of pasture which could be enclosed for livestock, or managed for wildlife conservation. There is a detached redbrick Victorian stable block with attached piggeries and a hayloft. This building offers potential for conversion (subject to consent) for work space or ancillary accommodation to the farmhouse.

The accommodation of the Farmhouse is centrally heated by oil-fired radiators. There are many attractive and original architectural features within and some of which like the fitted desk in the farm office are a reminder of the house's earlier working life. The ground floor includes a large reception hall, off which is a south facing drawing room that opens to the garden via French windows. There is a working fireplace in this room which has a bay window with fitted shutters and polished floorboards. The library provides a quiet reception space with bespoke fitted bookshelves and deep sash windows. There is a useful cloakroom and a study (formerly the farm office) which sits above the large useful cellar. The farmhouse kitchen is open to the dining area and is fitted with custom made cabinets and boasts a large solid-fuel AGA. There is a scullery and a large walk in pantry. The back staircase (formerly for servants) leads from the kitchen up to the bedrooms and attic on the east side of the house. There are five large (double) first floor bedrooms. Bedroom one has its own en-suite shower room and dressing area above. Bedrooms four and five share a shower room which has a Jack and Jill arrangement, whilst the other bedrooms are served by a family bathroom and a separate family shower room. Bedrooms six and seven, which have vaulted ceilings and dormer windows, are located in the attic and open to one another. The house is notable for its high ceilings and elegant spaces which are light and airy. The accommodation is extremely versatile and affords ample space for home working. The accommodation in summary:

Entrance Hall; Cloakroom; Drawing Room 6.03m x 4.52m; Library 4.55m x 3.98m; Study 4.52m x 2.63m plus recess; Cellar 4.42m x 3.66m; Farmhouse Kitchen and Dining Area 8.91m x 4.88m overall; Scullery 3.09m x 2.45m; Pantry 2.41m x 1.71m; First Floor Landing; Bedroom One 4.71m x 4.66m; En-suite Shower Room 1.80m x 1.29m; Upstairs Dressing Area 4.85m x 2.59m (waist height); Bedroom Two 5.38m x 4.63m; Family Shower Room 2.88m x 1.68m; Family Bathroom 3.06m x2.53m; Bedroom Three 4.40m x 4.07m; Bedroom Four 4.06m x 3.45m; En-suite Shower Room 3.39m x 0.77m; Bedroom Five 5.07m x 2.55m; Attic Bedroom Six 4.36m x 3.03m (waist height); Attic Bedroom Seven 4.43m x 3.04m (waist height).

Outbuildings associated the Farmhouse Car Port 7.20m x 6.21m; Workshop and Garage 7.51m x 6.20m; Victorian Stables 8.50m x 5.90 (approx.) with hayloft above. Piggeries 15.3m x 4.50m Outbuildings include Victorian sheds and former wash house, gardener's W.C. and a brick summer house.

Brick Garage 9.8m x 3.9m; Bay One 7.33m x 3.34m; Bay Two 7.12m x 4.08m; Bay Three 7.20m x 4.06m; Bay Four 7.20m x 2.55m.

Dutch Barn Two 24.0m x 18.2m (concrete frame). Dutch Barn Three 18.23m x 16.3m (steel frame); Lean To 18.4m x 7.1m (attached to Dutch Barn Two). There are further derelict buildings (former stores on the south side of the plot parallel to the Dutch Barns.

Lot 2: The Main Barn Guide Price £400,000 A substantial detached barn with permitted development to convert to a large single dwelling.

Approx. 18.40m x 17.80m. The architect's drawings depict a two storey home with a dramatic open plan living space on the ground floor and large bedrooms on the upper floors. The barn will benefit from spectacular views over open undulating Suffolk countryside.

Planning reference: DC/20/0213/PN3 31. Appeal number APP/X3520/W/20/3251883. There are a number of other buildings which form part of Lot 2:

Dutch Barn One 27.8m x 15.7m (south of The Main Barn and attached to the brick garages)

Poultry Shed 19.11m x 8.24m (west of The Main Barn);

Lot 3: The Low Barn Guide Price £300,000 A detached low barn, Approx. 22.9m x 10.m with permitted development for conversion to three single storey dwellings with gardens to the west and allocated parking spaces. There is existing planning consent: East Suffolk Reference: DC/21/1956/PN3

The following buildings will be sold with Lot 3: Block 1 Piggery 24.3m x 10.7m; Block 2 Piggery 15.8m x 10.9m

The public footpath crosses the land (north to south) to the west of The Low Barn.

LOCAL AUTHORITY East Suffolk District Council, Council Offices, East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1RT

Tel: 01394 383789

SERVICES Mains electricity and water. Drainage to a private system

VIEWING By appointment through Jennie Jones Estate Agents: SAXMUNDHAM (01728) 605511. email:

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