Grand Victorian style

Shackerland Hall, Badwell Ash. ANL-150309-122408001
Shackerland Hall, Badwell Ash. ANL-150309-122408001
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This beautifully presented Victorian country house sits nestled in the mid Suffolk countryside, realising a dream of country grandeur.

Believed to date back to the mid Victorian period, the traditional red brick property has been significantly extended and improved by the current owners.

Set in a private location on the edge of the village, the estate stretches to 10.35 acres (subject to survey), with further land available by separate negotiation.

As well as the five bedroom hall, the estate includes a detached cottage, holiday lodge and barn.

Historically, Shackerland is one of the important manors in Badwell Ash and is believed to be built on the site of a much earlier building, evident by the remains of a 15th century moat.

Despite renovations, the hall retains many of its period features including appealing fireplaces and wide bay fronted sash windows.

The extension has included the provision of an impressive 22ft by 20ft kitchen/breakfast room, which leads directly into a triple aspect 28ft by 24ft drawing room.

This space is mirrored on the first floor by the particularly spacious master bedroom suite, with both these principal rooms enjoying delightful views across the hall’s grounds.

In brief, the ground floor accommodation comprises reception hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, shower room, cloakroom, boiler room and gardeners’ loo, as well as a cellar.

The first floor accommodation comprises master suite with dressing room and adjoining bathroom, four further bedrooms with two en-suite bath/shower rooms and a family bathroom.

As well as the accommodation within the main house, the property offers a detached two storey Victorian cottage with kitchen, sitting room, bathroom and three bedrooms, and a recently constructed two bedroom holiday lodge.

The gardens and mature grounds are very much a feature of Shackerland Hall, offering a wonderful setting with a good degree of privacy.

The hall is approached by a gravel drive with automated wraught iron gates, which leads to a large gravel parking and turning area directly in front of the house.

The grounds have been professionally landscaped and planted with a mix of informal and formal areas, with five ponds, an attractive paved terrace and two post and rail paddocks.

A further gravel drive leads to the barn which is sub-divided into three main barns and a collection of stores.

Another parking area and gravel drive lead out via a third access.