Lavenham Community Primary School (1.6mi.)
Old Buckenham Hall School (2.0mi.)
Cockfield Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School (2.6mi.)
A wonderful unlisted country house in a quiet 7.5 (sts) acre rural setting.
ROOKSEY GREEN FARM is a special home, a rare unlisted timber-framed country house, cleverly renovated and extended to provide incredible two-storey accommodation, with a unique character and finished to a high standard. Rooksey Green Farm has clearly been well cared for and a much-loved home, but now offers a great opportunity for updating and perhaps extending subject to planning approval, into a more substantial home, warranted by the mature and private 7.5 (sts) acre setting. Briefly, it comprises:
PORCH 11' x 5' 4" with exposed brickwork, wide oak door and door through to
RECEPTION HALL 15' x 11' 8" maximum including oak staircase to first floor, with exposed beams and studwork, open red-brick fireplace, with bressumer beam over, shelved alcove and former bread oven, double oak doors through to
SITTING ROOM 14' 4" x 14' 5" a superb panelled room with double-aspect leaded-glass Mullion windows, a reclaimed Abbey Stone open fireplace and doors through to
INNER HALL 15' 9" x 7' 2"max overall including staircase to first floor with pamment floor and oriel window.
CLOAKROOM with low-level WC and wash hand basin.
DRAWING ROOM 22' x 16' overall an elegant room with moulded cornicing, oak parquet floor and three sash windows overlooking the garden, two wall light points and concealed chimney breast.
DINING ROOM 15' 10 x 14' 2" minimum excluding open red-brick fireplace with pamment hearth and oak mantelpiece over. A double-aspect room with leaded-glass Mullion windows, timbered ceiling, exposed beams and studwork. Two wall light points and oak panel door through to
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 21' 10" x 14' 2" narrowing to 11' magnificent triple-aspect partially-vaulted room, with a superb floor-to-ceiling leaded-glass Mullion window, fitted with a large central island, with shelving, cupboards, built-in oven and dishwasher, tiled worksurface with inset 1½ bowl sink, built-in oil-fired Aga within alcove and further built-in shelving and storage cupboard, space for fridge and freezer and separate boiler cupboard.
SIDE HALL with brick floor, coat hooks and walk-in shelved cupboard. Door to terrace and garden.
The two first-floor landings are approached via separate staircases, the first leading to the
PRINCIPAL LANDING partially divided by open studwork, a double-aspect room measuring 10' 8" x 14' 9" maximum overall, with two wall light points exposed beams and views toward Lavenham Church
MASTER BEDROOM 20' x 14' 6" maximum overall excluding exposed red-brick chimney breast into the eaves with a superb floor-to-ceiling oak leaded-glass Mullion window, overlooking the pond and farmland toward Lavenham Church. This fine room has exposed beams, original wide floorboards and a separate dressing area, with a pair of built-in wardrobe cupboards, with door through to
EN SUITE BATHROOM with exposed beams, built-in shelved alcove, fitted marble-topped oak vanity unit, with inset wash hand basin and large oak-framed mirror over, oak-panelled cast-iron bath with marble surround, tiled splashbacks, mixer and separate shower unit over.
BEDROOM 2 15' 3" x 14' 8" minimum into the eaves excluding large red-brick chimney breast with exposed timbers and floor-to-ceiling oak leaded-glass Mullion window, oak steps up and doors providing access from both landings.
REAR LANDING approached from the inner hall, with wall light point and oak panelling.
FAMILY BATHROOM with tongue-and-groove panelled bath with mixer and shower attachment over, tiled splashback, pedestal wash hand basin and low-level WC.
BEDROOM 3 16' 5" x 7' 10" into the eaves, with walk-in wardrobe cupboard.
BEDROOM 4 12' 8" x 7' 7" minimum into the eaves excluding recess and large walk-in wardrobe.
The property is approached via a sweeping gravelled driveway, to a parking area giving access to a generously-proportioned GARAGE 18' 8" x 17' with door to adjoining WORKSHOP 18' 3" x 5' 10". A brick path leads down to a large terrace, with the gardens laid predominantly to lawn, with the remains of the former moat providing two ponds. Within the grounds, there is a brick-built GARDEN STORE and a large variety of native specimen mature shrubs and trees, whilst beyond a mature Laurel hedge on the western side are two arears of meadow land with mature hedges. In total, the grounds extend to around 7.49 acres. (sts)
Mains water, electricity, private drainage.
PRESTON ST MARY is a pretty rural village set amongst undulating countryside with public house and more local amenities available in LAVENHAM which is a former medieval wool market town and has many fine Listed buildings and places of interest. It has good local shopping facilities, Church, public houses and garage and is well placed for Long Melford, Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds and "Constable" country is nearby. Colchester is within easy reach having a main line railway station to London (Liverpool Street 50 minutes).
We understand the septic tank at the property, under new legislation, requires replacing at a cost of around £10,000. With this in mind the vendor has instructed us to reduce the price by £15,000 to reflect this.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS:
Unless specifically mentioned in these particulars, certain fixtures and fittings may be excluded from the sale. Some items such as carpets, curtains, light fittings, etc., may be available by separate negotiation.
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