Delightful and imposing Grade II listed, detached residence, steeped in history, dating back to the 15th century and set within grounds of approximately three quarters of an acre (subject to survey). Read more
Delightful and imposing Grade II listed, detached residence, steeped in history, dating back to the 15th century and set within grounds of approximately three quarters of an acre (subject to survey).
Old Hadleigh was originally sited in George Street, Hadleigh and, faced with the prospect of demolition, was moved, piece by piece, in 1934 to Capel St. Mary. This beautiful, detached, timber framed and red brick property boasts a plethora of period features including exposed beams, leaded light windows, moulded panels, stunning overmantels, a carved storey post and a panelled frieze. Approaching the property, a pair of wrought iron gates open onto the sweeping driveway, providing ample off-road parking, as well as access to the detached garage. The main entrance to the property is through a large, solid wood door, formerly belonging to Ipswich Old Jail, which opens into the generous entrance hall with its grand solid wood staircase with turned balusters. Each of the reception rooms are to the front of the property; the living room features a brick fireplace with carved mantel incorporating spice cupboards at either end, and an exquisite plastered overmantel above. The well-proportioned dining room is fully panelled and its fireplace, with stove, features a remarkable overmantel with impressive, detailed carvings. To the rear of the property, the kitchen is complemented by the adjacent breakfast room, ideal for informal dining, particularly with its generous bay window overlooking the side garden. Located off the kitchen, the property also benefits from a cellar - originally a concrete-lined air raid shelter - ideal for wine storage. A cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation. Upstairs, the property offers four double bedrooms, and the period features continue with open fireplaces with moulded plaster panels above and additional ceiling panels. The bedrooms are served by both a bathroom and shower room. Outside, the garden is well-maintained and the plot extends to approximately three quarters of an acre, subject to survey. With pathways winding around the garden leading to the summerhouse and rear pergola-covered patio, and with the garden being interspersed with flower beds and mature trees and shrubs, it is an idyllic space for the keen gardener, for outdoor dining or simply to relax and unwind.
Entrance Hall 16'3" x 10'5" (4.95m x 3.18m). Solid wood entrance door (formerly of Ipswich Old Jail) flanked by single-glazed leaded light windows. Exposed beams and timbers. Solid wood flooring. Column radiator and further radiator. Solid wood staircase, with storey post and carved gargoyle, leading to first floor. Under stairs cupboard. Rear door (solid wood with leaded light panel), flanked by windows. Rear storm porch with single-glazed leaded light windows to side aspects.
Cellar 8'9" x 4'8" (2.67m x 1.42m). Formerly an air raid shelter. Concrete lined. Single-glazed leaded light window to side aspect.
Kitchen 12'5" x 12'2" (3.78m x 3.7m). Single-glazed leaded light windows to side and rear aspects. Range of eye-level and base units with solid wood worktop over and inset stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap. Electric oven with 6-ring gas hob and extractor over. Space for washing machine, tumble dryer and upright fridge / freezer. Archway through to:
Breakfast Room 13' x 8'4" (3.96m x 2.54m). Single-glazed leaded light bay window and door to front aspect. Range of eye-level and base units with worktop over. Exposed beam. Radiator.
Cloakroom 4'8" x 3'4" (1.42m x 1.02m). Single-glazed leaded light window to side aspect. Low-level WC and wash-hand basin.
Living Room 16'3" x 12'4" (4.95m x 3.76m). Single-glazed leaded light windows to front and side aspects. Brick fireplace with carved mantel and inset spice cupboards. Plastered overmantel and moulded ceiling. Exposed beams. Radiator.
Dining Room 10'9" x 10'7" (3.28m x 3.23m). Single-glazed leaded light windows to front, rear and side aspects. Fully panelled. Fireplace with carved overmantel and stove. Panelled frieze. Exposed beams. Column radiator.
Landing Single-glazed leaded light windows to side and rear aspects. Exposed beams.
Bedroom 1 17'9" x 11'1" (5.4m x 3.38m). Single-glazed leaded light window to front aspect, radiator under. Built-in cupboards. Open fire with plastered panel above fireplace.
Bedroom 2 17'8" x 12'6" (5.38m x 3.8m). Single-glazed leaded light window to front aspect, radiator under. Plaster ceiling panel. Built-in cupboards. Open fire.
Bedroom 3 10'2" x 8'7" (3.1m x 2.62m). Single-glazed leaded light window to front aspect, radiator under. Built-in cupboard.
Bedroom 4 / Study 12'7" x 9'5" (3.84m x 2.87m). Single-glazed leaded light window to side aspect, radiator under. Open fire.
Bathroom 9'3" x 7'3" (2.82m x 2.2m). Single-glazed leaded light window to rear aspect. Panelled bath with shower attachment, low-level WC, pedestal wash-hand basin and bidet. Airing cupboard. Vinyl flooring. Radiator.
Shower Room 8'1" (2.46m) x 4'2" (1.27m) + 5'6" (1.68m) x 4'3" (1.3m). Single-glazed leaded light window to side aspect. Walk-in shower, low-level WC and pedestal wash-hand basin. Column radiator with towel rail.
Outside Double wrought iron gates opening onto shingle driveway providing ample off-road parking. Detached garage. Shed. Double wrought iron gate (right-hand side) and wooden gate (left-hand side) leading to rear garden. Front garden predominantly laid to lawn with several mature trees. West-facing rear garden commences with a terrace, enclosed by a low brick wall, leading to a beautifully maintained lawn. interspersed with flower beds and mature trees and shrubs. Wooden gate leading to Pump House with well. Summer house. Brick path leading to 'sanctuary' - pergola covered patio at the bottom of the garden. Outside tap.
Detached Garage Wooden door. Four single-glazed leaded light windows to side aspect.