SUBSTANTIAL MODERN HOME WITH EXCELLENT ENERGY EFFICIENCIES & ABUNDANCE OF HIGH-QUALITY FEATURES
Behind its subtle rendered elevations, this immaculately presented home is highly conducive for modern-living. The property is finished to an exceptional high-standard throughout with energy efficiencies such as a 1.7% draft resilience score, solar powered and multi-zone heating systems while reversible uPVC windows are fitted throughout facilitating ease of cleaning. Of particular note is the versatility of flexible separate living spaces with varying levels of connection that can be adjusted for a variety of uses, whether for exercising, studying or entertaining – all arranged around and that flow seamlessly from a spectacular open-plan living / dining / kitchen area with island that spans an entire length of the property. Other stand-out features include the stylish media room with custom LED accent wall and ambient colour-changing fireplace, ground floor shower room and utility room. A large landing leads to a principal bedroom suite with desirable walk-in wardrobe and a further three bedrooms – all built-in storage.
The property is approached along a concealed country lane leading to gated video entry access, which in turn opens up to large gravel parking area. There is the benefit of a large detached double garage with electric roller doors, plumbing and stairs to an upper storage area. Low maintenance landscaping, fully enclosed and pet-friendly with an expanse of lawn and decked terracing to the rear – all framed by mature trees. At the foot of the garden is a gate leading to communal land with picturesque views and ideal for rambling.
Normead House is centrally situated within the thriving semi-rural village of Badwell Ash (a two minute walk from the bus stop), located almost equidistant between the fine Suffolk Cathedral town of Bury St. Edmunds (10 miles south-west) and Stowmarket (15 miles south-east) with its convenient mainline rail link. The local community is well-served by St. Mary’s church, a beautiful refurbished 16th century coaching inn – The White Horse Inn – a Londis village shop & post office, Rumbles fish bar & takeaway, and an active village hall. The property falls inside the catchment area for highly regarded Thurston Community and Sixth Form College. An eclectic range of high street and independent shops, and some of the country’s finest restaurants – including the only Michelin star in Suffolk – and leisure facilities can be found within a short drive. In particular, nearby Wyken Vineyard and The Leaping Hare restaurant offer a choice of fine and rustic dining, award-winning wine tasting, gardens and weekly farmer’s market for family fun days out.
Normead House is built in a traditional country house style completed in 2015 and with the benefit of refurbishments since. Its versatile, well-appointed and beautifully arranged interconnecting, yet separate spaces measure approximately 3032 sq ft (281.6 sq m). The property will suit a broad range of buyers from growing families to downsizers alike – all who seek convenient country living with that all-important outdoor amenity and far-reaching protected views.
A stepped stone porch with its curved keystone crowned illuminated entrance is the ultimate ‘meet and greet’ shielding from the elements while giving a grand impression. The part glazed wood panelled front door with windows either side opens to a welcoming and wide reception hall laid with attractive natural oak effect flooring. Staircase rising to first floor and door to well-lit understair storage. Pair of double doors provide a useful auto-lit boot room / vestibule with hanging rail. 7-inch touch screen video entry alarm system console. Recessed lighting. Doors to:
Truly a surprise and delight feature of this home is the ground floor shower room that exudes a ‘hotel luxe’ feel. With oversized floor to ceiling gloss porcelain tiles. Fittings include: corner shower cubicle with electric adjustable shower attachment, vanity unit with gloss cabinets, large mirrored wall expanse with Hollywood-style powder room lighting recessed lighting, useful star dust effect toiletry surface with sleek basin and mixer tap, wc. Extractor fan. Full-height heated towel rail. Natural oak effect flooring.
3.66 x 2.96 (12’0″ x 9’8″)
Large tripartite window to front aspect with natural oak effect flooring. Phone point. Radiator.
4.92 x 4.90 (16’1″ x 16’0″)
A stylish space carefully crafted for modern living is a showstopper of this home. LED accent lighting includes a backlit high level TV recess and symmetrical display alcoves with LED uplighting in addition to ceiling recessed lighting create the ultimate media room. The centrepiece is a sleek and cosseting 60 inch black wall-mounted electric fire by Ezee Glow with changeable flame colours. Dual aspect with wide tripartite windows to the front complemented by natural light from the adjoining dining area opened up by a pair of fully glazed double doors. Radiator.
11.29 x 3.82 (37’0″ x 12’6″)
A spectacular open-plan space that spans an entire length of the home cleverly designed with three-way controlled recessed ceiling lighting to zone the individual areas with the natural oak effect flooring theme combined with underfloor heating flowing throughout.
The kitchen / breakfast area is arranged in a u-shaped layout with an extensive range of cream gloss base and wall-mounted cabinetry with matching metro-style splashback tiling and deep pan drawers with frosted glazed display storage – all revolving around a central island with breakfast bar, wine rack and charge points. Ambient LED colour changing task lighting above preparation surfaces with dual basin stainless steel Clearwater sink and drainer with extendable mixer tap with LED lighting above window to rear garden aspect. Integrated appliances include: fridge / freezer, two Miele combi oven and grills, dishwasher, four-ring induction hob and black cooker hood above.
The relaxed living area has French doors to the large garden decked terrace with its west-facing sunset views while the dining area with window to rear garden aspect. TV point.
3.66 x 2.96 (12’0″ x 9’8″)
A useful dedicated utility room with part glazed frosted external door to side terrace and double garage beyond. Configured with wall-mounted cupboards and shelving above a wood preparation surface with Belfast sink and mixer tap inset and with a cupboard below housing the water softener while dividing recessed space and plumbing either side for washing machine and dryer. Recessed ceiling lighting. Mosaic tiled floor with underfloor heating.
A large landing space with window to front aspect. Double doors to airing cupboard with large cylinder and solar thermal system. Loft hatch with extendable ladder up to tall and cavernous fully boarded and illuminated storage space. Recessed lighting. Radiator. Doors to:
4.85 x 4.31 (15’10” x 14’1″)
A light and airy principal bedroom with window to front aspect captures sunrise. Recessed lighting. High level TV point. Radiator. Doors to:
A desirable feature is the walk-in wardrobe fitted with a pair of wall-to-wall sliding mirrored wardrobes providing compartmental box storage, shelving and hanging rails. Recessed lighting. Radiator.
Luxuriously appointed en-suite with frosted window to side aspect comprising double tray walk-in shower with glazed partition, fixed rain shower and separate shower nozzle attachment, vanity unit with inset basin and mixer tap and concealed wc. Large gloss porcelain wall tiles. Extractor fan. Shaver point. Custom cut wall mirror. Wood effect vinyl laminate flooring. Double height heated towel rail. Recessed lighting.
4.06 x 3.62 (13’3″ x 11’10”)
Another impressive bedroom with window to rear aspect offering far-reaching protected views. Built-in wardrobes comprising a variety of storage solutions with hanging rails behind a triple mirror fronted sliding door system. TV point. Recessed lighting.
4.06 x 3.62 (13’3″ x 11’10”)
With window to front aspect. Built-in wardrobes comprising a variety of storage solutions with hanging rails behind a triple smoked mirror fronted sliding door system. TV point. Recessed lighting. Radiator.
3.63 x 3.16 (11’10” x 10’4″)
With window to rear aspect offering far-reaching protected views. Built-in wardrobes comprising a variety of storage solutions with hanging rails behind a double smoked mirror fronted sliding door system. TV point. Recessed lighting. Radiator.
Sumptuous family bathroom suite with frosted window to rear aspect. LED mirror and further custom cut wall mirror. Expanse of large gloss porcelain wall tiles and wainscot tiling continuation with wood effect ceramic floor tiles, comprising panelled bath with extendable shower nozzle attachment and mixer tap, double tray shower cubicle with fixed rain shower and shower nozzle attachment, twin wall-mounted basins with mixer taps and vanity units below, concealed wc. Extractor fan. Shaver point. Double height heated towel rail. Recessed lighting and remote-controlled colour changing mood lighting. Door to second airing cupboard.
GARDENS, GARAGING & PARKING:
Approached along a shared lane, a pair of secure video controlled privacy wood gates swing back to reveal a large gravel parking area with mature hedging.
There is the additional asset of a double garage with pair of electric retractable doors and separate external side door. Illuminated and plumbed. Stairs to large storage space above. Outdoor tap.
Low-maintenance gardens with large decked garden terrace with balustrade; ideal for entertaining in the summer months. Fully enclosed and pet-friendly with lawn and fencing blended with hedging and pathway leading to side terrace and garage, Hot tub canopy with downlighting and electric points. Outdoor security lighting. Oil tank and outdoor tap. The boundary is framed by mature trees with a gate providing access to protected neighbouring communal land and connecting picturesque local walks.
For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion.
Mains water, drainage and electricity. Solar thermal panels for hot water heating, oil for hot water back-up. Multi-zone thermostat with section of underfloor heating. AGENT’S NOTE: none of the services have been tested.
Mid-Suffolk District Council
Tax band F – £2,788.54 (2022/23)
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 3DP):
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 at Junction 43, signposted ‘Bury St. Edmunds Central’ and take the A143, proceeding north east, passing through the villages of Great Barton and Ixworth. Turn right onto the A1088 towards Woolpit and Norton and then take the left hand turning to Stowlangtoft and Walsham-le-Willows. Follow the road into Badwell Ash and Normead House can be found in the centre of the village to the west of ‘The White Horse Inn’ at the end of a concealed lane 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.