A Grade II listed former Mill House dating back in part to the 12th Century providing many fine features to include a Crown Post roof support, priest hole and mummified cat set in an internal wall. Alas a common practice when a property was built and a water course altered. The house is of heavy oak frame construction under a plain clay tiled roof with the frame well exposed internally and benefits from a fine inglenook fireplace some twelve feet across. The gardens are not extensive but very pretty running along the open mill stream with further enclosed gardens to the right. The property is presently used as a family home and Guest House providing bed and breakfast facilities with several bedrooms providing en suite facilities as well as a full granny annexe offering kitchen/sitting room, double bedroom with en suite shower. The house is of good proportions but is not over large providing nine rooms currently used as bedrooms but some could well be used for other accommodation.
ENTRANCE HALL 25′ 0″ x 4′ 9″ (7.62m x 1.45m) With a slightly barrelled ceiling, half glazed door to front aspect, staircase to first floor, picture rail and door giving access through to Rear Lobby with further doors leading to:
SITTING ROOM 20′ x 14′ (6.1m x 4.27m) A heavily timbered and well lit room providing windows to front and rear elevations, exposed tye beam to ceiling with connecting joints, support post with elbow braces, open studwork to walls with exposed sole and wall plates, imposing inglenook fireplace with Bressumer beam over, internal niches and inset log burner, radiators and open wood flooring, secondary staircase to first floor.
DINING ROOM 19′ x 14′ (5.79m x 4.27m) A bright and well proportioned room benefitting from a feature recessed corner shelving unit, window to front elevation, French windows to side garden, radiator fireplace with Adams style surround, picture rails, radiator.
DRAWING ROOM/BEDROOM 16′ 3″ x 8′ 2″ (4.95m x 2.49m) A heavily timbered room with exposed ceiling timbers, wall and sole plates with connecting studwork to walls, window and glazed door to garden, radiator, staircase leading to Cellar, further doors giving access to:
STUDY/BEDROOM 9′ 0″ x 7′ 3″ (2.74m x 2.21m) Window to front elevation, radiator, exposure of main ceiling timbers with supporting studwork to walls, full tiled flooring, door to study.
ENSUITE Providing a white suite incorporating panelled bath, low level wc., pedestal wash hand basin, ladder style radiator, beams to ceiling and studwork to walls, window to front.
CELLAR 9′ 0″ x 8′ 0″ (2.74m x 2.44m) Staircase to Bedroom/Sitting Room
LAUNDRY/UTILITY ROOM 16′ 0″ x 9′ 0″ (4.88m x 2.74m) A very useful room as the property is used as a Guest House with a door giving access to a Cloakroom. with low level Wc., and large pedestal wash hand basin, window to side elevation, substantial cupboard and shelving space. However it could be converted for other purposes more in keeping to a family home if required.
FARM HOUSE KITCHEN 14′ 9″ x 12′ 4″ (4.5m x 3.76m) This is a working kitchen made for cooking and not looking at. The room is fitted with an Aga and full width range cooker with room for a large refectory table, full tiling to floor and part tiling to walls, large English Dresser, butler sink, window to rear elevation, partly glazed stable door to rear garden, beams to ceiling, door to:
SCULLERY 5′ 6″ x 7′ 6″ (1.68m x 2.29m) Window to rear elevation, fitted worktops, plumbing and space for dishwashers and fridge/freezers.
REAR LOBBY Glazed double doors to rear garden, door to hallway, further door to:
BATHROOM 11′ 9″ x 8′ 7″ (3.58m x 2.62m) A substantial room with a fully tilled floor with walls being part tilled and boarded with painted coastal scenes over providing white suite comprising freestanding bath, bowl style wash hand basin, low level wc., shower area, extractor fan and ceiling down lighters.
LANDING 19′ 7″ x 8′ (5.97m x 2.44m) With staircase to Hall Way. At present a large part of this area is used as an ironing room which is well lit and also provides a rare example of a finger painted wall. Doors giving access to:
BEDROOM/LIVING ROOM 46′ x 15′ 8″ (14.02m x 4.78m) A most impressive heavily timbered room with a vaulted ceiling exposing all the roof timbers to include tye beams with elbow supporting braises and posts, window to front and side elevations, radiators, door to:
ENSUITE BATHROOM 13′ x 4′ 10″ (3.96m x 1.47m) Panelled bath, bowl style wash hand basin, fully enclosed wc., Radiator, Access to Priests Hole (it has been pointed out that this is not the original access point)
BEDROOM 10′ 4″ x 9′ 4″ (3.15m x 2.84m) Window to rear elevation, radiator, doors to first and second landings.
SECOND LANDING Stairway to Sitting Room, doors giving access to:
BEDROOM 10′ 5″ x 9′ 6″ (3.18m x 2.9m) Window to front, recessed cupboard area, radiator.
BEDROOM 10′ 10″ x 9′ 6″ (3.3m x 2.9m) Window to front, radiator, door to:
ENSUITE SHOWER Shower cubicle, low level wc., pedestal wash hand basin.
BEDROOM 12′ 0″ x 9′ 3″ (3.66m x 2.82m) Window to side elevation, radiator, door to:
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM Shower cubicle, low level wc., pedestal wash hand basin.
ANNEXE Access given from the rear garden.
KICHEN/SITTING ROOM 14′ x 10′ 4″ (4.27m x 3.15m) Window and door to rear garden, black worktops with inset sink with matching drainer and mixer tap over, cupboard under with fridge and cooker to side, further matching worktop with drawer and cupboards under, part boarded walls and door to:
BEDROOM 10′ 4″ x 9′ 7″ (3.15m x 2.92m) Part wood panelling to walls radiator, door through to:
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 8′ 6″ x 4′ 6″ (2.59m x 1.37m) Double shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level wc., window to front elevation, part boarded and tiled walls.
ANNEXE 2 15′ 10″ x 12′ 6″ (4.83m x 3.81m) With open pine walls and ceiling providing double bedroom with Shower room off with separate shower cubicle, wash hand basin, low level wc.,
SUMMER HOUSE 15′ 6″ x 9′ 3″ (4.72m x 2.82m)
WORKSHOP 16′ x 13′ (4.88m x 3.96m) Power and light connected.
GARDENS TO REAR The property offers a small walled front garden with further gardens lying to the sides and rear of the property. A wide gravel driveway which is accessed to side of the main house offers excellent off road parking with access to the main house to the rear with a further gate leading to an additional garden space which is enclosed as used in part as a large kitchen run. The house sides on to the mill stream and therefore offers very pretty ornamental patios and lawned areas running along side the clear flowing stream.
The property is situated off the road between Sudbury and Bury St. Edmonds and is therefore with easy reach of both market towns together with the beautiful villages of Long Melford and Lavenham a very short distance away.
GARDENS TO SIDE