Buxhall Vale is a Grade II listed Georgian manor house and cottage set in a beautiful 40.5 acres of paddocks, gardens and woodland.
In spite of its idyllic rural location it is only three miles from Stowmarket. with its rail services to Liverpool Street, and close to the A14.
The seven-bedroomed Buxhall Vale is believed to date from the 15th century as a barn or domestic outpost of the Manor of Buxhall.
The frame of the Medieval hall house on which is based remains largely intact and is partially exposed.
The house has evolved and there is evidence of building work in the16th and 17th centuries.
Significant changes were made during the 19th century when the top floor was added giving the house the Georgian proportions.
You enter the house througha welln proportioned reception hall with a flagstone floor and centrally positioned fireplace.
The main sitting room, dining room and drawing room are accessed from the hall and the Agents Savills say are all well proportioned with large sash windows.
The kitchen-breakfast room has been built in the older part of the house and is partly open to the roof timbers with the timber frame and brick noggin exposed.
Also on the ground floor are a study or eighth bedroom, a garden room and two cloakrooms.
The first floor has a large L-shaped landing and all bedrooms are light and a comfortable size.
The principal bedroom has a good sized en suite bathroom and there is a family bathroom and shower room also on the first floor.
The attic/second floor has four light and airy rooms that could be used for multiple purposes.
To the front and east of the house are lawns with occasional shrubberies and flower beds, against a backdrop of spinneys and paddocks. West of the house is a pretty and secluded walled garden.
Coach House Cottage/restaurant is converted from part of the Edwardian stable block, built in 1907.
Fully renovated it has a bespoke fitted kitchen. There are two light and airy reception rooms and a reception/bedroom with en suite shower room.
A wide terrace runs along the rear of the cottage perfect for al fresco dining, offering stunning unspoilt parkland views down to the River Rat
The grounds are an appealing feature of Buxhall Vale and comprise attractive parkland grazing and woodland totalling about 19.54 acres. There are 12 acres of fenced paddocks.
The woods total 4 acres and are a mix of oak, sycamore, spruce, alder and hazel.
There is also a former orchard of about 1.34 acres.
Guide price: £2.5 million
Agents: Savills, Princes Street, Ipswich, 01473 234800