Dating from the late 16th century, Vincents Farm is an attractive timber-framed rendered family home with a thatched roof offering light-filled flexible accommodation arranged over two floors, sensitively modernised to combine the amenities of modern living with character features including exposed wall and ceiling beams, casement windows and original fireplaces.
The ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming reception hall that gives access to the double aspect drawing room with wooden flooring and inglenook fireplace. Also accessed from the hall, is the spacious sitting room, again with wooden flooring, a feature fireplace with woodburning stove and French doors to the rear terrace. The sitting room opens into a charming kitchen with an adjoining fitted utility/laundry room; there is an external door that leads to the front, perfect for welly boots and tradesman. The kitchen provides a range of wooden wall and floor units with a breakfast bar and views over the garden. On the first floor, a large landing with useful storage leads to a spacious rear aspect principal bedroom with built-in storage, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Local Authority: West Suffolk District Council
Services: Oil fired central heating & private drainage. All other mains services are connected.
Council Tax: Tax band F
Whepstead is a charming village with a range of day-to-day amenities including a village pub and a community centre with a range of local clubs and societies. Nearby Bury St. Edmunds is one of Suffolk’s most significant and historic towns and offers a full range of amenities including independent and High Street retailers, superstores, numerous restaurants, hotels and pubs and leisure amenities including the Theatre Royal and Abbeygate cinema. Communications links are excellent: The nearby A14 offers easy access to the M11 and Stansted Airport, and the greater road network, and the Suffolk Heritage Coast is within easy reach. A train service runs from Bury St. Edmunds to London via either Ipswich or Cambridge, in under 2 hours.
Whepstead 0.7 mile, Bury St. Edmunds 3.7 miles, A14 4.7 miles, Ipswich 29.8 miles, London Stansted Airport 51.1 miles
The property is approached over a sweeping gravelled driveway leading to a courtyard offering parking for multiple vehicles and giving access to a large detached outbuilding comprising a carport, store and 86 ft. Timber framed Suffolk barn. There is a further large barn which currently houses two Badminton courts. The property also benefits from a further workshop, and a large outbuilding providing cover for an indoor swimming pool with paved surround, French doors opening to a further terrace and the garden beyond.
The spectacular gardens are laid mainly to lawn with a variety of well-stocked flowerbeds, shrubs and trees and features a large garden pond, numerous seating areas and a terrace, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining, together with parkland interspersed with mature specimen trees; the whole enjoying far-reaching views over surrounding countryside.
Agents Note: Overage provisions will apply to some of the outbuildings and grounds.