A SUBSTANTIAL, EXTENSIVELY REMODELLED FAMILY HOME HOME ON THE EDGE OF AN ATTRACTIVE VILLAGE GREEN WITH PERIOD DETAILS
Located in a quiet edge-of-village setting and in an elevated position with views overlooking the village green, Cleveland House is a recently extended and refurbished country family home retaining many period features at its Edwardian core. Of particular note is its distinctive wrought ironwork, upcycled from Diss railway station, fashioned to create an impressive open veranda with wide balcony above offering a unique vantage point and ideal for entertaining. With its excellent proportions, including a generous quadruple aspect modern living space in the newly extended wing and symmetrical arrangement in the original footprint of the property, the accommodation is laid out around a central reception hall and remodelled open-plan kitchen/breakfast room with island. The property further comprises four bedrooms (two vaulted and one with a mezzanine space), two en-suites, family bathroom, ground floor wet room, three reception rooms and a separate outhouse configured as a utility room with cloakroom. In addition to what is a very practical layout, the house boasts beautiful period details that include original cast iron working fireplaces and pamment floor.
The property has the advantage of dual gated access – gravelled driveway to the front and paved to the rear – providing secure and extensive parking. In all, private grounds extend to approximately 0.20 acres (subject to survey) with the garden laid principally to lawn incorporating a red brick wishing well, a variety of mature specimen trees and far-reaching scenic views across farmland to the rear with big Suffolk skies complementing the front quintessential village green aspect.
Cleveland House is situated in a prominent location east of the village green within the picturesque and highly sought after village of Bardwell in central Suffolk – two miles north-east of Ixworth and eight miles north-east of Bury St. Edmunds – with commuter rail links to London Liverpool Street and A14 access to the M11. This thriving village consists of two public houses – The Six Bells Inn and The Dun Cow – post office with shop, primary school and a church. The nearest GP surgery is close by in neighbouring Ixworth village. Volunteer groups manage both Bardwell Playing Field and the Tithe Barn which is the village hall which has a lively events calendar.
Cleveland House is a much loved and substantial family home, which measures 2471 sq ft (229.6 sq m) and has been completely remodelled around an Edwardian core whilst retaining a multitude of period features. Close to the village green it will appeal to a broad range of buyers, especially families – all who seek charming country living with all-important outdoor amenity.
From the open veranda that expands the original ground floor façade, a partially glazed door opens into a spacious Reception Hall complete with original pamment floor tiles that creates an altogether warm welcome note. Edwardian symmetry is at play with doors either side leading to the Family Room and Dining Room; a pair of stained glass casement doors lead to the Kitchen / Breakfast Room beyond, Wet Room and stairwell ascends to the First Floor. Under stair storage cupboard.
3.68 x 3.50 (12’0″ x 11’5″)
Canted bay window to front aspect with views across the village green. This cossetting space benefits from a delightful fireplace with ornate period cast iron hood and mantelpiece with gas fire inset and cabinet to one side. Two dimmable wall light points. Two high level TV points. Phone point. Radiator.
3.68 x 3.53 (12’0″ x 11’6″)
Canted bay window to front aspect with views across the village green. Delightful working open fireplace with ornate period cast iron hood and mantelpiece. TV and phone point. Radiator.
9.76 x 4.55 (32’0″ x 14’11”)
A generous quadruple aspect Sitting Room forms part of the newly extended wing with the focal point of this elegant living space being the feature fireplace with its attractive red brick chimneybreast, oak bressummer and red brick hearth. This spacious and bright reception room is awash with sunlight from an arched window to the side, casement to the rear, canted bay to the front and two sets of French doors either side the fireplace which open to the brick paved path and garden. TV point. Partial oak effect wood flooring. Recess for large vestibule. Cabinet. Radiator. Door to:
A newly tiled Wet Room with frosted window to rear aspect. Wall-mounted wash basin with mixer tap, wc shower attachment and mosaic floor tiles. Wall light with shaver point. Heated towel rail.
7.35 x 4.31 (24’1″ x 14’1″)
A set of stained glass casement doors lead into this large modern open-plan space recently refurbished and clad in polished porcelain floor tiles. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of matching base and wall-mounted wood cabinets painted in a soft grey providing drawer and cupboard storage space. Wood effect preparation surfaces with splash back metro style tiles and inset stainless one and a half bowl sink with drainer and mixer tap with task lighting. Integrated below counter level fridge and freezer. Integrated Tecnik dishwasher. Cooking range comprising Neff dual oven and grill, Neff four ring electric hob, Neff deep fat fryer and stainless steel extractor fan with splash back. Cupboard housing combi-boiler. Recessed ceiling lights.
From the central kitchen island with below counter cupboards built into a feature red brick column, the Breakfast Room area continues the polished porcelain floor tile them and has part glazed external door to rear terrace, outhouse with Utility and a further set of French doors. Two wall light point. Two radiators.
4.61 x 1.76 (15’1″ x 5’9″)
Fully glazed door opens into a large vaulted space fitted with a range of base units, preparation surfaces with a double stainless steel basin and drainer with mixer tap. Space and plumbing for deep freezer, washing machine and condenser dryer. Window to front aspect. Door to:
Fitted with wall-mounted basin, wc and extractor fan. Frosted window to side aspect.
The staircase rises to a large dual aspect landing area with an additional inter-connecting room space, ideal for use as a study, with far-reaching views across farmland. French doors to balcony. Loft hatch. Two radiators.
4.21 x 4.17 (13’9″ x 13’8″)
In the newly extended wing, this pleasant dual aspect with impressive vaulted ceiling master bedroom enjoys far-reaching views across neighbouring farmland. Radiator. Door to:
Wet room style suite comprising pedestal basin, wc, electric rain shower. Extractor fan. Recessed lighting.
4.53 x 3.21 (14’10” x 10’6″)
Large vaulted dual aspect bedroom with picturesque views across the village green. Mezzanine floor space for storage or den. Radiator. Door to:
Wet room style suite comprising pedestal basin, wc, electric rain shower. Extractor fan. Recessed lighting. Frosted window to side aspect.
3.73 x 3.53 (12’2″ x 11’6″)
Bedroom with window to front aspect overlooking the village green and period cast iron working open fireplace. Reading light points. High level TV point. Radiator.
3.69 x 3.54 (12’1″ x 11’7″)
Bedroom with window to front aspect overlooking the village green and period cast iron basket working open fireplace. Dimmable reading light points. High TV point. Radiator.
3.53 x 2.21 (11’6″ x 7’3″)
Large refurbished bathroom suite comprising His and Hers basins inset within gloss white vanity unit, wc and panelled bath. Decorative floor tiles and metro style wall tiles. Wall lights. Extractor fan.
The house and grounds are set on the edge of a picturesque English village green, which forms part of the 3,144 acre parish pastoral paradise of Bardwell. The village green hosts annual events such as a classic car show and travelling Fun Fair. The garden, mainly laid to lawn, wraps around the centrally placed property and is fully enclosed by a mix of Laurel hedging, brick walls and fencing. A variety of mature specimen trees include a Weeping Willow. An area of terrace – creates the ideal al fresco seating area – with a pathway accessed by three sets of French doors off both the Sitting Room and the remodelled Kitchen/Breakfast room. To the rear is a red brick wishing well. The advantage of dual gated access – gravelled driveway to the front and paved to the rear – provides secure and extensive parking for a variety of vehicles. The large veranda and balcony distinguish Cleveland House which makes the most of its far-reaching scenic views across farmland to the rear with big Suffolk skies complementing its front quintessential village green aspect.
In all, private grounds extend to approximately 0.20 acres (subject to survey).
For sale FREEHOLD with vacant possession upon completion.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage feeds a Premier Tech Aqua system. Gas-fired central heating. AGENT’S NOTE: none of these services have been tested.
West Suffolk Council
Tax band D – £1,800.88 (2021/22)
RIGHTS OF WAY, WAYLEAVES & EASEMENTS
The sale is subject to all rights or support, public and private rights of way, water light, drainage and other easements, quasi-easements and wayleaves, all or any other lights rights, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
DIRECTIONS (IP31 1AW):
From London/Cambridge/Bury St. Edmunds (by car) exit the M11 at Junction 9 and take the A11 towards Newmarket. Continue on the A14 towards Bury St. Edmunds. Exit the A14 at Junction 43, signposted ‘Bury St. Edmunds Central’. Take the A134 towards Diss passing through Great Barton. Proceed straight over the roundabout passing Ixworth on the left, then turn left at the next roundabout onto A1088 and take a right turn to Bardwell. Proceed through the village turning right onto Quaker Lane, then turn right onto Stanton Road with the village green on your right and Cleveland House can be found 150 metres on the right hand side marked by our FOR SALE board.
Strictly by prior appointment through the seller’s sole agent: Whatley Lane. If there is anything of particular importance, please contact us to discuss, especially before embarking upon your journey to view the property.