The current owners have lived at Sulleys Manor for the last 28 years, during which time they have comprehensively renovated, refurbished and extended the property, transforming this stunning Grade II listed building into the comfortable and well laid out house you see today. Steps lead up to the pedimented six panel front door and entrance into the lobby with part-glazed door to the hall off which is the sitting room with open fireplace and stone overmantel and surround, floor to ceiling built-in book cases with display shelves above, downlighters and built-in speaker system. Leading off this is the inner hall with cloakroom off and access back to the rear hall with lobby and part-glazed door to the rear entrance with a range of floor to ceiling cupboards and shelving. Elegant drawing room features an open fire with fluted marble overmantel and surround with connecting door to the adjoining dining room again with open fire place and carved wooden overmantel and surround, along with an exposed boarded floor. Original six panel door to the kitchen/breakfast room, with central island, four oven oil-fired AGA with AGA mate, integrated appliances, double butler’s sink and separate sitting area. Walk-in pantry and access door to extensive cellar area with brick floor, fitted floor units, butler’s sink, space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer, separate dry room with hot water tank and storage shelves. Further space beyond for fridge/freezers and general storage. Staircase with carved banister and panelling to dado height to the galleried landing with large walk in wardrobe cupboard. Master bedroom (currently used as a sitting room), fireplace with carved wooden over mantel and surround with built in display bookshelves and cupboards under. Fully-fitted dressing room with boot rack, drawers and shelves and hanging space, together with a range of wardrobe cupboards. Interconnecting with the adjoining bathroom, jacuzzi bath, double sinks, WC and separate shower. Bedroom two with open fireplace (sealed), wooden overmantel and surround with walk-in storage cupboard and en suite cloakroom. Bedroom three with open fireplace (sealed) with cast iron basket, wooden over mantel and surround and wardrobe cupboard. Family bathroom with bath, shower, wash basin and WC. Bedroom four with open fireplace (sealed) with wooden over mantel and surround and en suite shower room. Staircase to second floor. Bedroom five with fitted wardrobe cupboards. Walk through bedroom six with en suite bathroom. Bedroom seven. The whole of the second floor has a full height pitched ceiling and exposed timbers.
Kitchen terrace and adjoining double storey brick and tiled outbuilding (40 x 20 ft) with weatherboarded elevations, useful for storage purposes and with pre-app agreement for conversion as further kitchen/reception space, linked to the back of the house via an ”orangery’ extension. Wrought iron gate with Yew hedging either side. Wide steps to the swimming pool terrace with heated pool, flagged surround and extensive ”sitting areas’ enjoying the elevated view across the Brett Valley to the west. Impressive entertainment barn with hard wood floor, gas burning stove and three sets of double doors enjoying the view and the terrace. Bar area incorporating sink, dishwasher, four oven hob, cooker, fridge and storage units. Octagonal summer house/changing room with pool equipment and WC. Architectural wrought iron gates lead onto the ”front drive’ and via sleeper steps hedged either side, to the formal garden area with further ornamental wrought iron works and a sunken garden with a spectacular array of shrubs and herbaceous borders all with different vistas and views of the garden below, valley and pond. Wide sweep of lawn with pond and hard tennis court. Woodland walk back to the stables, set around a concrete yard. Double storey three bay brick and timber garage with tiled roof with a fourth open lean to bay. External steps to the ”flat’ above with living room, kitchenette and separate shower room. The front drive passes the formal gardens, pool, entertainment barn, tennis court and pond lie to the front of the house and comprise approximately 3.5 acres, together with rear drive access.
COTTAGE & OUTBUILDINGS
Cottage entrance and utility area (3.5 x 1.7 mtr), shower room with WC and wash basin. Bedroom one (5.2 x 3.6 mtrs) with built in wardrobe cupboard. Kitchen/living room with sink, side drainer and cupboards under. Living room (5 x 3.6 mtrs), exposed beam ceiling and wood burning stove. Bedroom two (2.9 x 1.7 mtrs). Adjacent to the cottage is a terrace and hard standing, area of lawn surrounded by brick walling, with five bar gate to the shingle drive. Parking and hard standing, concrete base for kennel and separate shed adjacent to the cottage with cottage with electrics and water system. Adjoining is an open fronted lean-to (14.2 x 3.8 mtrs) together with post and rail yard, concrete standing, space and electrics for a horse walker. Metal barn with sliding doors to the side and gable end, with concrete floor and power and light connected (18.3 x 9.4 mtrs), mezzanine over and steps up. Rug room with sink, drainer and cupboards, together with space for washing machine. Gym (7.2 x 4.3 mtrs) with butler sink. Services via the adjoining property for electric, water and sewerage. The entrance drive to the farm building complex has six paddocks either side, all post and railed with mixed deciduous hedge running up the side of both. In all extending to 9.5 acres.
The property enjoys a fabulous, elevated setting overlooking the Brett Valley. It is easily accessed from the A12 between the town of Hadleigh and the village of East Bergholt. Hadleigh is an ancient market town with a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants. East Bergholt is the birth place of the painter John Constable whose father owned Flatford Mill. Just the other side of the village is Manningtree with its excellent train access to London Liverpool Street and Stratford. There is a wide range of riding and walking opportunities in the area, along with golf at the close by course in Lower Raydon. Water based activities are available on the nearby Stour and Orwell Estuaries. The town of Ipswich is 11 miles to the north with Colchester 12 miles to the south, both providing comprehensive educational, recreational and commercial facilities.
Hadleigh – 3 miles East Bergholt – 3 miles Manningtree – 7 miles (London Liverpool Street Station 60 mins) Ipswich – 11 miles Colchester – 12 miles (London Liverpool Street Station 45 mins
(IP7 5QQ) Driving south from Ipswich on the A12 come off on the East Bergholt/Hadleigh turn and turn right back underneath the motorway on the B1070 towards Hadleigh. After the village of Holton St Mary take the next left signposted Bacon’s Green. Bear right at the green and continue for a further mile leaving the golf course on your right hand side. Continue down Sulleys Hill and look for the sign ”Sulleys Manor’ and ”Shepherds Cottage’ which sits at the head of the drive. The rear entrance is at the top of the hill and is marked ”Sulleys Manor Deliveries’ P
Services: Mains electricity. Mains water to the entertainment barn and borehole water to the house. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Fixtures and fittings; Items regarded as fixtures and fittings, including carpets, are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation.