Approached by a long gravelled driveway and nestled within 6 acres in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is this picture perfect, 16th Century Grade II Listed Hall with separate annexe and outbuildings. Named after the Spidall family who occupied the house and farmed the surrounding land in the 18th and 19th Centuries, Spider Hall offers tremendous character throughout. The property perfectly balances period features with all the amenities for modern family life; it has been beautifully restored throughout, only serving to enhance its original charm.
A welcoming double aspect dining hall, with wood burning stove and stone flooring provides access to the two wings. On one side, is the majority of the reception rooms, including; the drawing room, sitting room and snug, all beautifully finished with inglenook fireplaces, wood burning stoves, exposed beams, and in one room are the 17th Century wall paintings representing panelling. Whilst the country style kitchen/breakfast room with aga and walk-in pantry, utility room, boot room, study and ground floor shower room, once again immaculately presented and enriched with original features, finish the ground floor. Of particular note, are the ever changing views that can be found from the numerous windows and doors that look onto the gardens and grounds.
The first floor can be accessed via three staircases; from the kitchen, dining hall and sitting room, but the entirety of the first floor is linked. There are four double bedrooms, with two family bathrooms, once again they are exquisitely finished.
In addition to the main house, is the separate ancillary accommodation, a converted barn. Newly completed, this fine space offers a one bedroom guest suite with sitting room, kitchen and bathroom; it even sits on its own plot with parking area and garden, ideal for those wanting secondary accommodation.
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
Services: Private drainage, Oil fired central heating, all other mains services connected.
Council Tax: Band G. Please note the barn is zero rated.
Lower Raydon is a quiet hamlet set in the
picturesque valley of the River Brett. There
are plenty of countryside walks and excellent
bicycle and horse riding on the country lanes
and tracks nearby with the Brett Vale Golf
Course just around the corner. The market town
of Hadleigh lies approximately 3 miles away
with a wide range of amenities including hotels,
restaurants, pubs, doctor’s surgery, leisure
facilities and schooling. There is easy access
onto the A12 to the south and East Bergholt
beyond again with good pubs, shops, doctor’s
surgery and school.
Ipswich to the north and Colchester to the south
provide a comprehensive range of services
along with schooling in both the state and
independent sectors plus mainline rail services
direct to London’s Liverpool Street station.
The A12 also provides easy access to the M25
along with connections to the A14 and into The
Hadleigh 3 miles, A12 3 miles, Dedham 4 miles, Ipswich 11 miles, Colchester 12 miles.
The long hedge-lined driveway leads to a large
gravelled parking area in front of the house and
the multitude of cart lodges, garaging, stables
and barn. In addition to this, there are a number
of other useful storage sheds and a studio/office
within the grounds.
The gardens surround the property on all sides
and feature formal and informal lawns, bordered
by mature shrubs and trees, patio areas ideal
for entertaining, cottage style gardens that
surround the main hall, and most notably are the woodlands that sit towards the very far end ofthe boundary. The entirety of this glorious homeenjoy far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside.