6 bed Detached House


Drinkstone, Suffolk

Property Description

An exceptional Victorian farmhouse with contemporary wing, surrounded by an ancient moat, with tennis court, swimming pool, stables and manège. All in 11 acres.
The Property
Situated in an enviable setting, surrounded by a historic moat in the grounds of a former medieval hall, Drinkstone Hall is a substantial Victorian house of elegant proportions, which has been considerably remodelled and extended in the last decade, to incorporate a stunning kitchen extension, which forms part of the main living areas and gives a contemporary twist on the original building, which cleverly fuses Victorian elegance, generous ceiling heights, attractive cornicing and sash windows, with bi-fold doors and a Sonos integrated speaker system.

The accommodation extends to almost 6,000 sq ft and serves well as a family house, with versatile living accommodation, which is particularly extensive on the ground floor, comprising a large reception hall with elegant staircase rising to the first floor, with tiled floors, as well as decorative cornicing, with receptions to the east and west, a drawing room with open fireplace and double aspect and a formal dining room, with open fireplace and a double aspect. The inner hallway gives access to a study with useful storage and fireplace and exposed polished brick floors.

The kitchen/dining/living room is an expansive contemporary addition to the house, which offers breath-taking views over the moat and the grounds beyond, with bi-fold sliding doors to the north and east, and the kitchen incorporating a high-quality, hand-made Shaker units with large oak-topped central island, as well as an Aga Neff hob and oven and integrated appliances. This open-plan living area opens to a dining room and sitting area with an, open fire and tiled hearth, and sliding doors to a snug.

There is a side hall with its own independent access, which could serve well as an annexe, but currently provides ground floor shower room and useful utility/laundry room, with an independent staircase leading to a superb 24' bedroom/studio.

The principle accommodation on the first floor is accessed from a large elegant landing, the master bedroom with superb views over the gardens to the south and east and dressing area fitted with a range of bespoke wardrobes and storage, as well as an en suite bathroom, with separate shower cubicle, vanity wash hand basin and low-level WC.

To the west is the bedroom wing, with bedroom two enjoying a double aspect and fitted wardrobes and bedroom three with fitted wardrobes, both served by a large family bathroom, with separate shower cubicle, twin sink and low-level WC. Bedroom four, with its own en suite bathroom. On the second floor is a further bedroom, with en suite bathroom and offering fabulous views over the grounds and attic storage.

The property is approached from the village lane, onto a gravel driveway with five-bar electric gates, giving access to a sweeping driveway, which provides parking for a number of vehicles, a carport as well as a detached double garage.

There are a number of notable attributes in the grounds, to include a 20m floodlit Manège, a stable block with four stables, tack room, a heated swimming pool with thatched summerhouse and tennis court. The moat itself, frames the formal gardens and land with a superb variety of mature trees, leading out to a large level of grazing, with post-and-rail fencing, field shelter and water supply.

Mains water, private drainage via Klargester. Oil-fired heating.

The main village of Drinkstone is situated approximately 8 miles from the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds and a similar distance from Stowmarket, which has a mainline station to Liverpool Street. The A14 is about 3 miles away giving good access to the County town of Ipswich, the Port of Felixstowe and the A12, and in a westerly direction to Cambridge and London via the M11. Both Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket have a wide range of shopping, leisure and recreational facilities, and local shops are available in the neighbouring village of Woolpit.

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