At £950,000, Tostock Place offers the rare opportunity to restore the principal house on a long standing country estate.
The agents Robinson’s Portfolio describe it as: “Faded Georgian grandeur, ripe for restoration and alteration to provide a home of immense character through fine architectural features.”
There has been a hall here at Tostock near Bury St Edmunds for at least 400 years .
In the early 19th century it belonged to George Browne who, with his father-in-law, James Crowe, had opened Bury’s first bank.
With a total of 330sqm of floorspace it has the potential to make a spacious four or five bedroomed home.
It comes with 50 acres of parkland, with mature trees and paddocks plus American barn stabling with 16 loose boxes and storage (let to a neighbour until September).
Its grand entrance porch is a classically proportioned broad porch with entablature of dentilled cornice with scrolled pilasters either side of the glazed screen, with twin doors having fielded lower panels beneath Georgian glazed upper sections.
It opens onto an oak floored 5.4m by 4.1m reception hall designed to impress visitors with its 3.4m ceiling height.
The main downstairs room is an 8m by 5.2m drawing room with magnificent bow bay window with french doors. It also has a marble chimneypiece
The sitting and drawing rooms are also substantial with french doors opening onto the grounds.
The smallest of the bedrooms is 3.8m by 2.6m whiole the main bedroom is a spacious 6.8m by 5.2m into its bay window.
The main bedroom also has a door connecting it to a nursery room which, at 4.4m by 5.3m would make a sizeable extra bedroom.
There are three bathrooms plus a shower room and two cloakrooms with WCs.
Robinson’s Portfolio are on 01284 769694 or visit www.robinsonsportfolio.co.uk