Historic farmhouse with tranquil rural setting
Set in a tranquil location in the mid Suffolk countryside, this historic former farmhouse provides a home of immense character.
Occupying a plot of around 0.6 acres (subject to survey) on the edge of Walsham-Le-Willows, the property benefits from a large pond within its grounds.
Estimated to date back to the early 1700s, Willow Tree Farm would have had a first floor installed in the 1800s, the same period in which the central Tudor chimney stack would have been added.
The Grade II-lised farmhouse retains and displays exposed studwork and ceiling timbers and two inglenook fireplaces.
The heavily timbered drawing room includes evidence of an original arched headed doorway, and features an inglenook fireplace with a fitted log burning stove. There is also evidence of an original bread oven.French doors open into the rear garden.
The family room is dual aspect and has evidence of a former fireplace. It could be utilised as a fourth bedroom, and combined with the adjoining bathroom and cloakroom to make a ground floor bedroom suite.
The farmhouse kitchen is fitted with a range of units, with preparation surfaces with an inset Butler sink.
A large inglenook fireplace houses the electric Aga with twin hotplates and double oven.
There is a built-in shelved pantry, as well as space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher. A door leads to the outside, and there is a door and stairs to the first floor.
The dining room has exposed timbers and an original fireplace (now sealed). There is also a rear hall/utility area.
On the first floor, the landing, with evidence of a diamond mullion window, gives access to the three bedrooms with exposed timbers and a family bathroom.
Willow Tree Farm sits well back from the road behind a large mature garden, laid to lawn and interspersed with trees and shrubs.
The garden is enclosd by hedging and fencing with a driveway providing parking and leading to the side of the house.
Abutting the rear of the farmhouse is a south-facing paved terrace with an area of lawn to the side.
To the rear there is also a mature pond enclosed by fencing, providing a wonderful backdrop and a haven for wildlife. There are further areas of lawn with mature trees and shrubs.
The agent is Richard Green, Bury 01284 755552. Guide price £469,000.