Tall flint and brick walls help ensure a high level of privacy in this Great Livermere property in spite of being next to the villag’es picturesque church.
Dating from the 16th century the Church Road home has not been on the open market for more than 60 years.
Ithas a substantial oak framed construction beneath a more recent slate roof.
It is an elegant period house and is listed Grade II as being of specific architectural and historical interest.
In recent years it has been the subject of alteration and improvement although still provides great potential for updating and extension, subject to the necessary listed building consent.
The house stands in the centre of beautiful grounds of around three-quarters of an acre and while occupying a tranquil with an excellent degree of privacy, has fabulous views to the neighbouring church.
This fine home retains a wealth of original features and characteristics. The agents ‘unreservedly recommend’ a viewing to fully appreciate the house’s character and the well proportioned accommodation.
A traditional panelled entrance door opens to an entrance hall with panelled door do the 5.7m by 5.3m drawing room.
This elegant reception room retains a fireplace, French doors to rear and sash windows to front and side aspects providing views across the grounds to the church beyond.
Across the hall the 3.6m by 3.4m study/family room has sash windows to the front and side, large red brick fireplace and a wealth of exposed timbers.
The 4.5m by 3.3m kitchen is fitted with a matching range of storage cupboards with preparation surfaces, cooker and sink unit. There is a large walk in pantry and the separate utility room which has a door to the gardens.
In the 1960s the house was extended by the current owners creating a single storey extension originally used as an adjoining annexe and now used as a spacious dining room, with fireplace and large windows overlooking the gardens.
This extension also includes a ground floor bathroom with bath and separate shower enclosure.
On the first floor is a landing with doors to three generous bedrooms, ranging in size from 3.4m by 2.6m to 3.9m by 3.6m, and an upgraded shower room.
The second floor has a further attic 3.8m square bedroom and loft storage room.
The house has mains electricity, drainage and water.
It is approached along a sweeping gravel drive leading to the cartlodge garaging and garden store to rear.
Guide Price: £475,000
Agents: Sheridans, Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds, 01284 700018