Bury St Edmunds
Elmswell is a thriving Suffolk village with a strong sense of community and wide ranging amenities including a primary school, supermarket, shops, public houses and Parish Church. The A14 is about 2 miles and provides fast access to the East Coast, Midlands and London via the M11. There is an excellent range of schooling, shopping and recreational facilities in the Cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds 9 miles and Stowmarket 6 miles. There is a branch line station within the village of Elmswell and a mainline station to London’s Liverpool Street at Stowmarket.
An exceptional Grade II Listed detached thatched farmhouse that occupies an enviable position in this highly favoured Suffolk village and only a short distance to all of its amenities. Honeysuckle Farm has over the year’s undergone significant restoration and improvement and is now presented to the highest of standards throughout, combining modern comforts with an abundance of period features; of particular note is the extensive display of timbers and studwork, inglenook fireplace and exquisite snug that is believed to have origins dating back to the medieval era. Honeysuckle Farm measures approximately 2600 sq ft and sits within delightful well-manicured grounds of approximately 0.75 acres.
Entrance door to;
ENTRANCE HALL: A wonderful attractive area with tiled flooring and designated coconut barrier matting. Rear door. Oak staircase leading to first floor.
DRAWING ROOM: 16’9 x 15’5 (5.11m x 4.69). A substantial triple aspect room having a large redbrick open fireplace with brick heath creating the main focal point of the room. An abundance of exposed timbers and studwork. Wood flooring.
SNUG: 17’2 x 13’ (5.24m x 3.96m). This splendid room is believed to be the oldest part of the property and is understood to have origins dating back to the medieval era. Dual aspect room with large inglenook fireplace, brick hearth and inset wood burning stove under an Oak bressumer again creating the focal point of the room. Attractive wood flooring, exposed timbers and studwork.
DINING ROOM: 16’11 x 10’10 (5.16m x 3.29m). An elegant double aspect room with a fine display of timbers and studwork. Arch opening through to;
KITCHEN: 14’10 x 10’ (4.51m x 3.06m). A dual aspect room fitted with an extensive range of base units with wooden worktops that incorporate a Butler sink with mixer tap, freestanding central island with marble work surface. Space for Rangemaster cooker, fridge and freezer. Large larder cupboard. Tiled flooring leading through to;
UTILITY: 14’7 x 8’1 (4.45m x 2.47m). Having base units with wooden work tops and Butler style sink unit. Two large built-in cupboards. Spaces for washing machine and fridge freezer. Tiled floor. External door. Staircase leading to bedrooms 3 and 4. Door to;
SHOWER ROOM: Fitted with W.C, wash hand basin and built-in shower cubicle with tiled surround.
LANDING: A striking area currently designed as a library. Front aspect. Exposed timbers and studwork. Wood flooring. Doors to;
BEDROOM 1: 16’3 x 14’9 (4.95m x 4.49m). A substantial room having triple aspect. Brick fireplace with brick hearth under Oak bressumer. Built-in wardrobe and further cupboard.
BEDROOM 2: 16’11 x 10’8 (5.16m x 3.26m). A delightful room having side aspect over the moat and neighbouring meadow. Wood flooring. Exposed timbers and studwork.
INNER HALLWAY: Provides access to large built-in storage cupboards (into eaves), bathroom and separate shower room.
BATHROOM: Fitted bath with wood panelling, wash hand basin with vanity cupboard below and W.C.
SHOWER ROOM: Large corner shower cubicle with tiled surround, W.C. and wash hand basin with vanity unit surround.
BEDROOM 3: 16’ x 13’3 (4.87m x 4.03m). (Accessed via the inner hallway or staircase leading from utility room). This charming room has exposed red brick chimney stack, exposed timbers and studwork. Rear aspect.
BEDROOM 4: 12’5 x 7’3 (3.79m x 2.20m). (Accessed via staircase from the utility room or bedroom 3). Currently used as an office by the present owners, however would lend itself to a single bedroom if so required. Side aspect.
The property is set away from the road and is approached via an extensive sweeping driveway and in turn leads to a five bar gate which allows access to the extensive grounds believed to measure approximately 0.75 acres, parking area and CART LODGE. The grounds of Honeysuckle Farm are a sheer delight and possibly one of the properties main key selling features. The gardens are beautifully cared for and now host a wealth of colour through all four seasons resulting in well stocked beds interspersed with a variety of mature trees including Quince, Tulip, Medlar, Magnolia as well as fruit trees and shrubs. The grounds are also enhanced by a designated vegetable garden area, extensive lawns, and a well-placed terrace area that immediately abuts the rear of the property allowing one to enjoy the idyllic scenery. A moat runs to the side of the grounds adding to this picturesque setting.
SERVICES: Main water, drainage and electricity are connected. Gas fired heating to radiators. NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Mid Suffolk District Council.
VIEWING: Strictly by prior appointment only through DAVID BURR.