Detached house for sale in The Malt House, The Drays, Long Melford, Sudbury CO10

Guide price £1,950,000
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Property features

  • Exceptionally elegant detached house
  • Set within 20 acres of land
  • 30 ft kitchen/breakfast/living area
  • 7 bedrooms (2 en-suite)
  • Extremely well-presented accommodation throughout
  • Retains a wealth of period features
  • Secondary accommodation
  • Extensive garaging
  • Ample parking
  • Large grounds incorporating woodland

Property description

This substantial house occupies an exceptional setting on the outskirts of a popular market town nestled on the Suffolk/Essex border. The extensive living accommodation would suit a range of different lifestyles and is further complimented by extensive river frontage, large established grounds and a range of useful outbuildings. In all about 20 acres.

Entrance hall: A striking area with a 10ft high ceiling, a tiled floor, decorative cornicing, deep skirting and a handmade staircase to the first floor. Useful storage cupboard.

Morning room: (3.60m x 3.25m) 11'10" x 10'8" A light room with views over the grounds.

Sitting room: (3.60m x 3.42m) 11'10" x 11'3" A versatile space with a ceiling rose, cornicing, floor to ceiling red brick chimney with inset oak bressumer and tiled hearth.

Shower room: Finished with a large shower cubicle, heated towel rail, WC and wash hand basin with mirror over.

Boot room: Large cloaks cupboards, fitted shelving and tiled floor.

First Floor

landing: Staircase to second floor, decorative cornicing and doors to:

Dining room: (4.57m x 3.91m) 15' x 12'10" An elegant room with a ceiling rose, deep skirting, exposed floorboards and fireplace with ornate surround. A set of double doors open to a balcony which in turn provide wonderful views over the grounds.

Kitchen/breakfast/living room: (9.14m x 6.88m) 30' x 22'7" (maximum measurements) An exceptional room at the heart of the house and divided into distinct areas by a central wall. Walls of glass provides stunning views over the grounds with two sets of double doors opening out on to a balcony. The kitchen area is fitted with an extensive range of modern units incorporating a large breakfast bar and thick granite worktops. Integrated appliances include a Siemens double oven, five ring gas hob, two sink units, large double fridge-freezer, plate racking and dishwasher. Opening to:

Utility area/walk in pantry: With fitted shelving, storage cupboards, thick granite worktops and inset sink with mixer tap over. Plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Double doors open to:

Inner Hall: (6.29m x 2.08m) 20'8" x 6'10" With doors opening onto the grounds. A tiled floor, high ceiling and doors to:

Laundry room: (4.39m x 2.51m) 14'5" x 8'3" Finished with an extensive range of matching modern units and worktops incorporating a twin bowl sink unit and mixer tap over. Plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer.

Boiler room: (2.54m x 1.77m) 8'4" x 5'10" Plumbing for water softener. Electric boxes etc.

Store: (4.14m x 0.96m) 13'7" x 3'2" A useful area with fitted shelving.

Cellar: (3.12m x 2.76m) 10'3" x 9'1" Providing a useful cold store ideal for wine storage etc.

Drawing room: (7.39m x 6.65m) 24'3" x 21'10" An exceptional room with four sash windows which in turn provide for lovely views over the grounds. There is oak wood flooring and at its highest point, the ceiling rises to 21ft and is further complemented by a large red brick chimney with inset Jetmaster fireplace and oak bressumer. Opening to:

Family room: (5.13m x 3.78m) 16'10" x 12'5" A versatile space with oak wood flooring, a high ceiling, cornicing, sash windows and a set of double doors opening onto a covered terrace and the grounds beyond.

Study: (3.55m x 3.47m) 11'8" x 11'5" Enjoying far reaching views over the grounds with meadows beyond. Fitted with extensive handmade limed oak office furniture which incorporates storage cupboards and shelving. Parquet flooring.

Inner Hall (2): A further set of double doors open onto the balcony with doors to:

Principle suite: (6.27m x 3.60m) 20'7" x 11'10" A stunning room with wood flooring and double doors opening onto a balcony. Decorative cornicing and opening to:

Dressing room: (3.47m x 2.79m) 11'5" x 9'2" Wardrobes, dressing table, seating area and double doors opening onto a Juliet balcony with views over the grounds beyond.

En-suite: Luxuriously finished with a double ended spa bath, with attachment and bevelled mirror surround. Separate shower cubicle, heated towel rail, vanity unit with sink, storage cupboard and WC.

Bedroom 2: (5.18m x 4.14m) 17' x 13'7" With three sash windows, fitted French shutters, cornicing, extensive built in mirror fronted wardrobes and chest of drawers. Door to:

En-suite: With attractive floor and wall tiles, deep double ended bath with contemporary fittings and shower attachments, separate double shower cubicle, heated towel rail, WC and wash hand basin set within a granite top.

Bedroom 3: (5.13m x 3.55m) 16'10" x 11'8" With views over the grounds, oak wood flooring, deep skirting, ceiling rose, cornicing, extensive fitted wardrobes and chest of drawers with storage over.

Bedroom 4: (5.18m x 3.55m) 17' x 11'8" Wood flooring, deep skirting, ceiling rose, cornicing, built in wardrobes and a large shelved linen cupboard.

Shower room: Attractively tiled and finished with a large shower cubicle, heated towel rail and wash hand basin.

Cloakroom: WC and wash hand basin.

Second Floor

landing: With a particularly pretty arched sash window providing stunning views over the grounds. Doors to:

Bedroom 5: (4.57m x 4.14m) 15' x 13'7" Enjoying lovely views over the river and the grounds beyond. Fitted wardrobes and cornicing.

Bedroom 6: (3.68m x 3.65m) 12'1" x 12' A light room with fitted wardrobes and cornicing.

Bedroom 7: (3.20m x 2.99m) 10'6" x 9'10" Enjoying stunning views over the grounds. Cornicing and pretty Victorian fireplace.

Bathroom: Fitted bath with shower attachment, fully tiled shower cubicle, WC, heated towel rail and wash hand basin with storage below and mirror above.

Ground floor apartment

entrance hall: Useful storage cupboards and doors to:

Sitting room: 10'6" x 8'6" A light room with views over the grounds and an opening to:

Kitchen: 8'5" x 8'3" Cleverly utilising the space on offer to include an extensive range of matching modern units and worktops incorporating a single drainer sink unit and mixer tap over. Integrated fridge, electric oven, hob and extractor fan over.

Bedroom: 12'2" x 8'8" Enjoying views over the grounds with fitted wardrobes and storage cupboard.

Shower room: Fully tiled shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin with storage below.

Outside A set of electric gates with an intercom system within a brick pillared tarmacaden drive open to a sweeping extensive area of parking with a central water feature that in turn leads to:

Garage block: (14.63m x 6.35m) 48' x 20'10" Incorporating four up and over doors to serve four bays, in part with heating and all with light, power and a 12ft ceiling height.

There is a further range of outbuildings including a gardener's office, a large open car port and studio above. There is a purpose built summer house with views over the grounds.

The grounds themselves are exceptional, enjoying extensive river frontage and a parkland setting with open expanses of lawn interspersed with specimen trees and abutted by extensive woodland and fields beyond.

In all about 20 acres.

Property info

Floorplan(s): Grove House

Grove House View original

Nearby transport

  • Sudbury (Suffolk) (0.7 miles)
  • Bures (4.5 miles)
  • Chappel & Wakes Colne (7.4 miles)
  • London Stansted Airport (23.1 miles)
  • London Southend Airport (31.8 miles)
  • London City Airport (46.2 miles)
  • Brightlingsea Ferry Landing (20.2 miles)
  • Point Clear Ferry Landing (20.2 miles)
  • Harwich International Ferry Terminal (23.3 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • St Gregory Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School (0.4 miles)
  • St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School (0.8 miles)
  • Pot Kiln Primary School (1.0 mile)
  • Bury St Edmunds County Upper School (15.7 miles)
  • Suffolk One (16.3 miles)
  • Westbridge Academy (17.9 miles)
  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy (1.3 miles)
  • Hillside Special School (1.3 miles)
  • Thomas Gainsborough School (1.4 miles)
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