Discovering The Secret House
You will drive into a private road across farmland rising above the Stour valley with a
panoramic view of the surrounding country, you will pass two period houses, and at the very
end of the road you will see a wooden gate through which you will enter 2¼ acres that
surround the property: a 15 year old architect designed house inside a 250 year old Georgian
Enter through the electric gates
The house is entered through double wooden doors flanked by glazed panels, through a porch
and then through second double wood doors to a spacious entrance hallway 8.98m x 3.0m
(29’5” x 9’10”) including porch area.
7.78m x 5.88m (25’6” x 19’3”) maximum: East, South, West.
Full length windows and glazed doors to the garden and on the south side to a paved verandah
extending for approximately 2.16m (7’1”). French stone chimney piece with large Jotul wood
Dining Room: Presently used as snug, 5.67m x 4.15m (18’7” x 13’7”)
Access from drawing room, kitchen and double doors to hallway. Fully panelled in birch with
burr walnut and zebrano wood with book cases, cupboards and display cabinets. Small wood
burner. Glazed door facing west opening to garden with full height window beside.
Kitchen: 7.57m (including units) x 4.66m (24’10” x 15’3”) (including units)
Bespoke designed hand made birch fronted kitchen with dark blue four oven, electric Aga,
(Economy 7). Vegetable preparation sink with reverse osmosis purified drinking water. Wide
range of units varying in depth from 0.92m (3’) to about 0.57m (1’10”). Glazed doors opening
west and north to garden with full height window beside.
Doors from kitchen into:-
Utility room: 2.99m x 2.38m (9’9” x 7’9”)
Hand made beech units, double Franke sink, and housing for dishwasher, washing machine,
tumble dryer, ‘fridge-freezer. Separate storage area off 1.78m x 1.77m (5’10” x 5’9”) with
access to water softener by Aquathin.
Airing cupboard with Megaflo hot water tank 1.78m x 1.09m (5’10” x 3’6”)
Pantry 2.99m x 1.98.
Opposite main door entrance is:-
Study - 3.78m x 2.99m (12’5” x 9’9”) with fitted desk and units and access to garden with full
height window beside.
WC (off entrance hall) – 2.03m x 1.86m (6’8” x 6’1”) with hand wash basin and large cupboard
containing fuse board and controls for under floor heating.
Access from hallway to: -
Master Bedroom Suite:
Bedroom: main dimensions 4.07m x 5.99m (13’4” x 19’8”). South and East.
Two full height glazed doors with windows to garden on south and east elevations. Leading
through to: -
Dressing Room/walk-in wardrobe: - overall dimensions 2.94m x 2.55m (9’8” x 8’4”).
Custom made, fitted with hanging rails drawers and storage.
Through to: separate WC and bidet 1.04m x 1.70m and
Bathroom: with maximum overall dimension 4.69m x 2.98m (15’4” x 9’9”).
Custom made cabinet housing white Corian basins, fully tiled walk in shower with curved
glass screen, free standing bath. Full length glazed door to the east and covered south facing
Hallway leading to:
Linen cupboard 1.28m x 1.09m (4’2” x 3’7”).
Bedroom 2: 8.27m (27’1”). increasing from 1.99m to 2.88m (6’6” x 9’5”) in width for 3.32m
With hanging wardrobe space along the end wall. Glazed door to garden.
En-suite bathroom: overall dimensions 3.0m x 1.76m (9’10”x 5’9”).
Fully tiled shower area 0.86m x 0.74m (2’10”x 2’5”)
White suite, wc, bidet, wash basin and bath: French style half height painted wood tongue and
Wide hallway with glazed doors to south facing covered terrace.
Access door to oil fired boiler cupboard.
Double doors to self contained guest suite:
entrance area 2.06m x 1.46m (6’9” x 4’9”) with access to cupboard containing sink unit with
fridge under and cloaks cupboard.
Sitting room: 4.56m x 4.88m (14’11” x 16’).
With pair of double open French windows to garden facing south and further double French
windows to covered terrace.
Double doors to:
Bedroom 3: 5.96m x 3.96m (19’6” x 12’12”).
2.56m (8’5”) long hanging cupboard 0.58m (1’11”) depth. Double French windows to west.
Door to: - Half tiled bathroom 2.62m x 3.0m. Fully tiled shower, basin, bath, wc and bidet.
Indoor heated swimming pool
Connecting double doors from sitting room through a lobby and a glazed door to swimming
Entry and viewing area providing access to shower room 3.86m x 2.94m (12’8” x 9’7”) opening
to main pool area 12.47m x 7.32m (40’10” x 24’).
The pool itself extends to 10.0m x 3.6m (32’9” x 11’9”) overall including semi circular stepped
area, and is purified by a chlorine free ultraviolet light system. It is equipped with a Roldeck
electric cover and there are Vaporex 33 dehumidifiers situated at both ends of the pool. The
ceiling to the pool area has a uPvc cover to provide long term protection. Situated off the
swimming pool is a shower room 2.08m x 1.6m (6’10” x 5’3”) with wc, shower and wash basin.
Access is also gained from the pool area to the plant room including Grant oil fired boiler,
pump, pipe work and electrical controls and overall dimensions 2.07m x 1.60m (6.09’ x 5’3”)
Outside there is:-
Double garage with Challenger motorised electric doors with 2.0m (6’6”) height clearance and
2.25m (7’4”) wide openings with overall dimensions 6.50m x 5.86m (21’4” x 19’2”) There is a
window to the potting shed to the rear and side access door leading to the garden.
The potting shed to the rear:- 2.13m x 6.22m (6’12” x 20’5”) has two sliding doors with
openings 1.53m (5’) wide for access for garden machinery.
There is also a substantial greenhouse separated from the garage and situated on the side of
the west facing wall.
The house and garden are protected by an 11 foot brick wall, formerly part of the old estate.
The house is set in the middle of the garden which covers approximately 1 acre.
The garden is beautiful, with the walls clothed with mature shrubs and climbers, with many old
roses, with bees, birds and butterflies and a great sense of peace.
Outside the wall and surrounding it is a further 1 ¼ acres of grass with mown paths and an
ancient Oak, bounded by mature hedges and a Freedom Fence, a perfect dog exercise space.
There is a comprehensive alarm system connected to both the alarm company and the police.
Situated 1 ½ miles from Long Melford and
crucially 10 minutes from Waitrose in Sudbury!
Contact Stephen on 07789117058
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representation of any kind in respect of this property. Whilst care has been taken to prepare these particulars taking into account
information available at the time, they should not be relied on as statements of fact.
3. Areas, measurements or distances are given as a guide only and purchasers should not rely on the accuracy of these as no survey has
been undertaken and no appliances or fittings tested. References to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation and
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