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15th century treasure

Hockey Hill, Wetheringsett, Stowmarket. ANL-150406-152534001
Hockey Hill, Wetheringsett, Stowmarket. ANL-150406-152534001

Dating back to the 15th century, this former farmhouse has an impressive oak timber frame and well maintained private gardens.

It is located in the village of Wetheringsett, between Stowmarket and Diss, in an elevated position with views towards the church.

Hockey Hill, Wetheringsett, Stowmarket. ANL-150406-152516001
Hockey Hill, Wetheringsett, Stowmarket. ANL-150406-152516001

The Grade II-listed building was comprehensively renovated around 17 years ago, and the current owners have blended its original architectural features including exposed beams and mullion windows with modern fixtures.

The accommodation includes a formal dining room, three ‘wings’ with ‘Suffolk’ landing/sitting areas and four bedrooms with potential for a fifth.

A pantiled porch leads to the entrance hall, with stairs to the first floor.

The farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room has a range of cream Shaker style units with cupboards and drawers, wooden work surfaces, a butler sink and a walk-in pantry.

Hockey Hill, Wetheringsett, Stowmarket. ANL-150406-152552001
Hockey Hill, Wetheringsett, Stowmarket. ANL-150406-152552001

A stainless steel ‘Falcon’ range-style cooker with five gas burners, two ovens and grill stands in the former fireplace.

There is space for a breakfast table and further fittings such as an island unit. Doors lead out to the rear terrace.

The sitting room has an exposed wall frame and stairs to the first floor.

The large west-facing dining room has a fireplace housing an ‘Esse’ dragon woodburner and a former staircase now serving as bookshelves.

Featuring exposed beaming, the drawing room has a fireplace with multi-fuel stove. A door leads to space under the stairs, used as a small study.

An inner hallway leads to the stone-floored rear lobby, ground floor bedroom/study and shower room.

The hallway opens into a ‘Suffolk’ landing/sitting area, which leads to a bedroom with exposed timbers and an adjacent bathroom.

On the first floor of the main range, a second landing/sitting area leads to two further bedrooms with mullion windows and an adjacent bathroom.

There is also access to the loft via a hatch and ladder.

In the east wing, a landing/sitting area leads to the master bedroom with a built-in wardrobe and an adjacent bathroom.

The house is approached via a generous driveway, enclosed by twin five-bar gates. There is also a detached double garage with loft storage.

Outbuildings comprise a summerhouse with a leaded cupola, a former dairy, a timber shed and a small wood/tool store.

The well-maintained gardens encompass the property and feature extensive terrace areas and a stream feature with borders and flower beds, with lawned areas and shingle pathways spread throughout.


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