Lake House is a fine ‘arts and crafts’ influenced country house in the heart of a stunning parkland setting.
Of traditional construction with grey brick elevations underneath a peg-tiled roof, its substantial accommodation is arranged over two floors, extending to around 5,000sq-ft, with elegant proportions , whilst many rooms look south with views over the grounds.
On the ground floor, the large wooden-floored reception hall, with cloakroom, opens onto a 25ft by 17ft drawing room with open fire and a south-facing bay window seat.
There is a substantial kitchen/breakfast room, with a pantry, fitted wooden units and a quarry tiled floor.
Across the hall from the kitchen is a separate 19ft by 14ft 10in dining room and a light and airy 22ft by 13ft library.
The ground floor also features a useful-sized study, a handy boot room and the house’s boiler room.
On the first floor is a large landing area, with access to seven bedrooms.
The 16ft by 12ft 9in master bedroom, with fabulous views over the grounds, and is served by a 14ft 3in by 11ft 5in dressing room, with fitted wardrobes, and an en suite bathroom.
There are a further six double bedrooms, from 15ft by 9ft 10in to 17ft by 15ft, which are served by two cloakrooms and three bathrooms.
Lake House is approached along a large sweeping carriage driveway with extensive parking, double garage and ‘boat house’.
To the western corner is a hard tennis court.
The house has mains water and electricity but private drainage. It has oil-fired central heating.
The grounds extend to about 3.767 acres (1.525 ha).
The wonderful parkland gardens enjoy a south facing location, largely kept to formal lawns interspersed with a large variety of mature specimen trees. But they also feature with flower beds, shrubs and a large stone terrace.
The lawns run down to a lake on the southern edge of the property, and the grounds are surrounded by open countryside and woodland.
Lake House is on the rural southern fringes of the village of Rougham, served by a small store, well-regarded school, church and public house. It is about five miles from Bury St Edmunds with easy access to the A14 for Cambridge, 33 miles away, London and the Midlands.
Lake House, Eastlowe Hill, Rougham
Guide price: £1.45m
Agents: Duttons, Bury St Edmunds, 01284 749 433