West Stow, Bury St. Edmunds

Guide £1,175,000


A SUBSTANTIAL, STYLISHLY EXTENDED COUNTRY RESIDENCE WITH DETACHED ANNEXE IN A SECLUDED WOODLAND SETTING

Situated in a tranquil and most enchanting woodland setting in semi-rural Suffolk with breath-taking views of neighbouring paddocks from the summerhouse hideaway, this former Victorian period Schoolhouse has been converted into a stylish five bedroom country residence. Believed to have been built as early as 1846 and sympathetically extended and restored in 2005/6 by the current owners, elements of its former life have been retained throughout. Of particular note is the lofty appeal throughout the main house with its many vaulted aspects to include the dramatic double-height engineered living space of the former school classroom with its exposed oak beam trusses and tall chimneybreast, capacious central reception hall with large ante-room / vestibule, a leisure complex comprising sauna, steam room and wet room, extended south-west facing garden room and adjoining dining hall, large country kitchen with open-plan breakfast room, well-equipped utility room, potential ground floor bedroom suite (currently used as a study), principal bedroom with its southerly balcony, and a superb transformation of the double garage into a self-contained (currently income generating) one bedroom detached Annexe.

In all, private grounds extend to approximately 2.75 acres (subject to survey), incorporating a mature woodland of oak trees, south-facing sun terrace, a playful and masterfully designed summerhouse garden hideaway with a verandah making the most of spectacular big Suffolk sky views. A private sweeping driveway, approached through a pair of gate piers, leads to extensive gravelled parking serving the house and annexe. High degree of privacy. Scope for cart-lodge / garaging, if required.

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