Victorian elegance on the edge of Hartest

Laurel House, Hartest ANL-141007-155606001
Laurel House, Hartest ANL-141007-155606001
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Set in nearly an acre of grounds, Laurel House is an elegant Victorian property occupying an elevated position on the edge of Hartest.

The property is being offered through Fine and Country in Bury St Edmunds at £850,000.

Laurel House, Hartest ANL-141007-155812001

Laurel House, Hartest ANL-141007-155812001

On the ground floor there are four reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and cloakroom plus, on the lower ground floor, a fifth bedroom which, the agents say, could also be used as an office or games room.

The first floor boasts a master bedroom with en suite, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Entering the property, the entrance hall, with 8ft 6in ceiling and stripped pine floors, leads on to the drawing room. At just over 15ft square, this is a light and spacious room that features decorative cornicing, stripped pine floorboards and a large open fireplace with marble surround and tiled hearth. Double doors open on to a south facing terrace and the garden.

The dining room is of a similar size and has two sash windows offering wonderful views. An open fireplace has a moulded pitch pine surround.

Laurel House, Hartest ANL-141007-155400001

Laurel House, Hartest ANL-141007-155400001

A further sitting room again has a high ceiling, decorative cornicing, lovely views and a fireplace housing a wood burning stove.

The large kitchen/breakfast room (22ft 11ins by 14ft 11ins) has an extensive range of painted French oak units under Iroko worksurfaces. There is an integrated four-oven Aga with extractor fan over and space for an American-style fridge-freezer.

The utility room has a range of store cupboards and worksurfaces with plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble drier.

The master bedroom (15ft 4ins by 14ft 11ins), with fine views over open countryside, has stripped pine floorboards and a fireplace with slate hearth. The en suite has a fully tiled shower cubicle, roll top bath with period style fitting and shower attachment, high level wc, bidet and wash hand basin.

Three further bedrooms range from 14ft 11ins square to 12ft 1in by 9ft.

The family bathroom has a shower cubicle, roll top bath high level wc and wash hand basin.

Outside, a sweeping gravelled drive provides ample parking and leads to a gated entrance to the rear where there is a large garage with studio above and a further range of outbuildings.

Landscaped grounds include a private terrace and an Italianate-style garden.

For further details or to book a viewing appointment, contact Fine and Country on 01284 718822.