A 1960’s chalet bungalow, occupying an elevated setting on the edge of a pretty Suffolk hamlet, with planning consent for a separate barn conversion annexe.
The house was originally built in 1964 with part rendered and part boarded elevations under an interlocking concrete pantile roof. The cavity wall has been insulated in the last two years, with new fuse boards and LED lighting throughout.
Steps and stable door to the lobby with oil-fired boiler and link/hallway incorporating walk-in pantry, stable door to rear patio and access door to a good size double length and double width garage with sliding doors.
Kitchen/breakfast room with oil-fired AGA and range of floor units, double doors and serving hatch through to dining area, which in turn is open plan to the sitting room, exposed brick walls, wood block flooring Jotul stove and staircase to the first floor. Door to lobby and out to the garden. Bedrooms one and two both with a range of wardrobe cupboards. The ground floor is completed with two bathrooms, one with space and plumbing for a washing machine.
Staircase to first floor landing, off which is the master bedroom and bedroom four, both with eaves storage and wardrobe cupboards.
Double five bar gates and brick paved drive to the parking and turning area. Separate timber frame barn (30 ft x 15 ft) with a corrugated asbestos cement roof and large open fronted log and garden store. The barn has consent for residential conversion to 1,000 sq ft of living space.
There is a separate access drive through double gates to the footpath/drive which runs up the side of the property but is hedged and fenced away to guarantee privacy. At the top of this access are double gates to the rear of the property.
To the front of the house is a box hedge and a number of shrubs and trees, with the house set well back from the road. To the rear of the property is an extensive brick terrace with raised flower beds on sleeper walls, together with fruit trees.
Steps up to the lawn and pergola covered in honeysuckle, useful log store, extensive kitchen garden area and greenhouse.
The grounds slope up to the rear with a magnificent Wellingtonia, sweet chestnut and beyond medicinal herbs, including lavender, rose, thyme, sage, camomile and fennel. The grounds have been comprehensively fenced against rabbits
Pippettes Farm enjoys organic status.
Pippettes Farm lies on the edge of the hamlet of Stone Street, which is within half a mile of the delightful village of Boxford, with its two popular pubs, coffee shop, butchers, garage (Britain’s oldest garage), grocery store and post office/store (Britain’s oldest shop). There is a well-regarded primary school as well as a full church community, hall, playing fields and various clubs and organisations.
There is further facilities in nearby Hadleigh and Sudbury with Colchester 11 miles to the south providing a direct line to London Liverpool Street Station and comprehensive educational, recreational and commercial facilities. There is the well-known prep school at Old Buckenham Hall, Brettenham, along with Littlegarth in Nayland. There are both private and state schools in Colchester.
Hadleigh – 6 miles
Sudbury – 7 miles
Colchester – 11 miles (London Liverpool Street 60 mins
DIRECTIONS (CO10 5NR)
Driving north from Colchester on the A134 take the right hand turning to Boxford and Hadleigh on the A1071. Leaving the entrance to Boxford village on your left take the next right-hand turning which leads into Stone Street and Pippettes Farm is the first property on the right-hand side as you enter the hamlet of Stone Street.
Mains, electricity, water and drainage are connected. Oil-fired central heating. LED lighting throughout. Cavity walls which have been insulated in the last two years. New fuse boards.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Items regarded as fixtures and fittings, including carpets and curtains, are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation.
By appointment with Jackson-Stops
The vendors reserve the right to retain the name Pippettes Farm as a trademark for their existing business.
2 ground floor bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
2 first floor bedrooms & bathroom
Integral double garage
Barn with consent for conversion to annexe
Mature gardens & grounds
Approx 2.5 acres
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