Rougham Green, Bury St. Edmunds

  • Guide price £1,200,000


  • House
  • Property Type
  • 4
  • Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Bathrooms



Nestled centrally within its grounds and commanding countryside views, the four bedroom main house is a charming late medieval period farmhouse with elevations painted in renowned ‘Suffolk pink’ crowned by a thatched roof with dormer windows and striking red brick gable end. The entrance hall opens to reception room, dining room, snug/study either end with a wealth of exposed chamfered beams and inglenook fireplace that conjure a baronial tone. A plethora of picture lights exhibit the owner’s enviable lifetime collection of Thomas Smythe works (a 19th century Suffolk artist) – art and lighting available for sale by separate negotiation. A south-facing 17th century addition, a former dairy/parlour, comprises a kitchen, utility room, larder, cloakroom, boot room and wood store. This series of ante-rooms could be combined to create an impressive vaulted modern open-plan country kitchen (subject to planning (stp)). Of particular note are the high ceilings rising across the two floors of accommodation, together with an atmospheric landing that spans the entire length of the house and leads to the vaulted bedroom spaces. A detached annexe makes for the ultimate home office studio with scope for variety of other uses, including multi-generational living (stp).

The property is advantaged by triple gated access – a sweeping gravel driveway to the front – and a further two useful access points for the equestrian facilities: floodlit manège, three configured post and rail paddocks, two horse shelters, three looseboxes, and a large barn currently used as part storage and feed store/tack room. Plentiful parking incorporates a three bay covered undercroft beneath the annexe and an expanse of hardstanding. In all, the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 4 acres. Front and rear formal lawns are framed by a variety of mature specimen trees (oak, blossom and willow; drape a large pond) while there are far-reaching scenic views across farmland to the rear with big Suffolk skies.


Eastlow Hill Farmhouse is situated on the edge of a sought after rural village enveloped by Rougham Hall Estate Farm. Well-located – three miles east of Bury St. Edmunds and three miles south of Thurston station – for commuter rail links to London Liverpool Street and A14 access to the M11. This thriving village consists of a public house – The Bennet Arms – post office with shop, primary school and St. Mary’s Church. Nearby is the vast 16th century thatched Blackthorpe Barn (a crafts space and art gallery) and Ravenwood Hall Hotel.. The surrounding countryside is ideal for a variety of country pursuits.


Eastlow Hill Farm House is a building of historical importance, listed Grade II, with a 15th century timber-framed core and alterations made in the 16th and 17th centuries. A much loved and substantial family home with the main house measuring 2551 ft2 (237.0 m2) and combined with the detached annexe and barn totals 4770 ft2 (443.1 m2). A multitude of period details are retained to reveal itself as impressive, but unpretentious, historic but homely. Its desirable edge of village location with commuter connectivity and equestrian facilities will appeal to a broad range of buyers – multi-generational living, horse fans and especially families – all who seek country living with all-important outdoor amenity to explore and enjoy the Great Outdoors.



A 20th century gabled porch with a pair of diamond leaded windows, lighting and brick floor opens to a warm welcoming entrance hall with brick floor and exposed brick chimney. Spotlights, picture light points and further window to front driveway aspect. Stairs rising to first floor with open understair storage and doors to:

Sitting Room

6.38 x 5.09 (20’11” x 16’8″)
Walk into an impressive large dual aspect sitting room with lovely canted south-facing bay window and attractive arrangement of three further south-facing leaded windows across paddock views. To the north a further window fitted with secondary glazing takes in views towards the pond and willows. A cossetting space with its large inglenook open fireplace of exposed red brick, raised hearth and oak bressummer – creates an invitingly comfortable environment. Exposed timber joists and chamfered beams create a stunning focal point. TV and phone points. Mix of spotlights and wall light points. Three radiators.

Study / Snug

5.09 x 3.19 (16’8″ x 10’5″)
From the sitting room a door opens to a pleasant dual aspect study / snug in which to hideaway and find peace from the rest of the house. An external door leads to the south-facing lawns to the rear while fitted with secondary glazing to the front. Phone point. Timber stud post on brick plinth and more delightful chamfered beams. Mix of wall and picture light points. Two radiators.

Dining Room

4.90 x 2.86 (16’0″ x 9’4″)
From the entrance hall, an enchanting space befitting more formal dining occasions and dual aspect with a large west-facing window to the side and further window to the front. The wealth of exposed timbers are to be marvelled. Butler serving hatch from kitchen. Gallery style picture light points. Radiator.


4.14 x 2.78 (13’6″ x 9’1″)
From the entrance hall, walk through to a rustic French-style kitchen / breakfast room with a mixture of wall-mounted and base cabinetry in a L-shape arrangement. Wood preparation surfaces with cobalt blue mosaic splashbacks and inset Belfast sink with mixer tap and pair of south-facing windows. Built-in appliances include Rangemaster Classic 90 in indigo blue with two electric ovens, one grill, five burner induction hob with cooker hood over and a dishwasher. Cobalt blue mosaic splashbacks. Recessed lighting. Tiled floor, Radiator. Part glazed internal door opens to:

Rear Hallway

With two external part glazed doors accessing both parking area and rear lawn. Exposed brick and flint plinth, pamment floor with opening to:

Utility Room

3.24 x 2.28 (10’7″ x 7’5″)
East-facing window with paddock views above base cabinets inset with stainless steel sink. Space and plumbing for washer and dryer. Two full-height larder cupboards. Strip light. Pamment floor. Radiator. Doors to:


Fitted with Crittal window and wc. Pamment floor.


Fitted with oil-fired central heating boiler. Door to:

Boot Room & Log Store

A useful large concrete floor boot room and potting area with south-facing window and two external doors. Exposed vaulted 17th century ceiling.



The staircase rises to an atmospheric landing that spans the entire length of the home with studwork three dormer windows that provide useful alcoves with views to the front aspect. Wall light points. Doors to:

Principal Bedroom Suite

5.31 x 4.12 (17’5″ x 13’6″)
Large vaulted dual aspect space with pair of dormer windows commanding views over the paddock and countryside beyond. Picture light points and pendant. Two radiators.


South-facing dormer window with paddock views. Suite comprising panelled bath, corner shower cubicle, pedestal basin and wc. Tiles in a shade of pink. Heated towel rail.

Bedroom Two

4.63 x 2.84 (15’2″ x 9’3″)
Vaulted bedroom with part lime washed beams and canted bay window to west aspect. Radiator.


South-facing dormer window with paddock views. Suite comprising creative panelled bath set inside a niche alongside exposed brick chimney stack, corner shower cubicle, pedestal basin and wc. Shaver point. Decorative floral tiles. Heated towel rail. Cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Loft hatch.

Bedroom Three

3.69 x 3.54 (12’1″ x 11’7″)
South-facing dormer window with paddock views. Exposed studwork. Radiator.

Bedroom Four

3.69 x 3.54 (12’1″ x 11’7″)
South-facing dormer window with paddock views. Exposed studwork. Radiator.


Separate cloakroom with wc.



Home Office Studio / Storage

6.73 x 3.01 (22’0″ x 9’10”)
Currently conceived as a home office studio and storage space, this modern construction benefits from south-facing sun and views through two large sky lights. Mains water, drainage and electricity. A wall of full-height bookcases with door through to:

Shower Room

Large tiled corner shower cubicle, pedestal basin with illuminated mirror above.. wc. Radiator. Wood flooring. Extractor fan. Recessed lighting.


Three-bay oak framed covered parking.

[AGENT’S NOTE: This impressive detached annexe has scope for various other uses (stp)]


The property is approached via a sweeping gated and bridged gravel driveway, opening to a large gravel parking area, formal lawns and mix of specimen trees including a large pond.



40 x 30 (131’2″ x 98’5″)
Flood lit with a heavy sand surface


Three looseboxes

Horse Shelters



Doubling as storage / feed store / tack room


Configured as three

Lorry Parking

Plentiful hardstanding

In all, private grounds extend to approximately four acres (subject to survey).

[AGENT’S NOTE: A further adjacent two acres are available by separate negotiation though Rougham Hall Estate]


For sale FREEHOLD with vacant possession upon completion.

Mains water, drainage, electricity. Oil-fired central heating.
AGENT’S NOTE: none of these services have been tested.

West Suffolk Council (01284 763233)
Tax band G – £3,088.57 (2021/22)

Only those items mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale. Other items may be available by separate negotiation.

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, bypassing towards Ipswich. Exit the A14 at Junction 45, signposted ‘Great Barton / Rougham’. At the roundabout, take the first exit into Sow Lane passing Ravenswood Hall Hotel on the left hand side. Turn right at the junction into Bury Road and then turn left into Elderstub Lane signposted ‘Whelnetham’. Continue along, turning left into Eastlow Hill Road signposted ‘Rougham’ and the gated entrance to Eastlow Hill Farm House can be found 250 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.


One of the older houses of Rougham, Eastlow Hill Farmhouse has a wonderful rich history of architecture that dates back to 1497. An 16th inglenook fireplace and original joinery is exposed while concealing the medieval serving bay.

Plans were submitted in the ’90s – granted and now lapsed – for restoration of the south-facing wing to create a large vaulted country kitchen. A contemporary open-plan space conjoining the various rooms could be well achieved subject to necessary planning consent.

Rougham (Rohham means a rough enclosure or rough village) has been inhabited for over 2000 years. From Romans, Saxons and Vikings, Iron Age pottery discoveries, to its Roman Road – Elderstub Lane – and the fascinating chance find of Roman burial chambers at Eastlow Hill (low means barrow in Saxon) by agricultural workers in 1843. For 600 years the surrounding land was owned by the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds and then passing through private families and today the Agnew family of Rougham Estate since 1904 preserve and cultivate some 3000 neighbouring acres.

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Eastlow Hill Farmhouse, Rougham [Brochure] WHATLEY
  • Postcode IP30 9JS


Updated on April 25, 2022 at 1:57 pm
  • Price: Guide price £1,200,000
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: House

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