The Dower House once formed part of the Clopton Hall estate in Rattlesden, providing coach house/stabling.
During 1972 it was sympathetically converted to form an appealing detached dwelling with extensive, well-proportioned accommodation including a delightful separate lodge ‘annexe’. Standing in 0.8 of an acre with a truly serene and rural location with only one immediate neighbour- The Hall.
There are spectacular far-reaching countryside views which may also be
enjoyed from the numerous circuitous footpaths weaving their way back to the house.
The villages of Rattlesden and Woolpit are a short drive away.
The Dower House is understood to be of part timber frame construction
which is evident from within and later part (1990) conventional construction.
The elevations are rendered and colour-washed beneath a gable roof clad in slate.
The annexe wing is of brick and flint construction most probably dating from the Victorian period with a matching gable slate roof.
The main house has well proportioned reception rooms with large kitchen/breakfast and versatile utility/boot room connecting to the large garage. There is a large drawing room.
The central heating is oil fired serving radiators and the annexe has maintenance free storage heating.
On the first floor, the bedrooms are laid out in such a way as to have the master suite and guest bedrooms at opposing ends with four bedrooms and main bathroom in between.
The master bedroom includes an en suite bathroom.
Internally the property has potential for cosmetic re-styling, and minor re-modelling in terms of layout, which in practical terms is helped by the fact that the property is not a listed building. These factors have also been reflected in the attractive asking price.
Externally the grounds extend to approximately 0.8 of an acre and have the most idyllic outlook across open farmland to the horizon; there is ample parking and an area ideal for a caravan or boat.
The annexe has a living/bedroom, kitchen/diner and a bathroom.
There are several expanses of well-kept lawn being enclosed by mature hedging while interspersed with a wide variety of shrubs and plants, creating an interesting and colourful environment.
Situated in the centre of the garden is a pond, with gently sloping banks, where lilies flourish.
To the rear is a sheltered and sunny courtyard style area with patio and access to the orangery, ideal for summer entertaining and al fresco dining.
Guide price: £525,000. Agents: Robinson’s Portfolio, telephone 01284 769694.