- Beautiful Farmhouse in Historic Setting
- Three Reception Rooms
- West facing Sun Room
- Kitchen/Dining Room
- Eight Bedrooms
- Four Bathrooms
- Selection of Outbuildings including Barn
- Four Loose Boxes & Outdoor Arena
- Formal Gardens & Parkland
- Suitable for Multi-Generational Living
The Property This beautiful eight-bedroom farmhouse is located in the sought-after village of Mettingham, adjacent to the historic Mettingham Castle. The Lodge offers an internal living space of approx. 3,913sq ft in addition to a range of superb outbuildings which could further extend the living accommodation subject to planning. Coupled with the equestrian facilities and circa 13 acres of grounds, this is the perfect country abode.
On entering The Lodge you will be welcomed into the northern wing of the property. In this part of the house you will find a lovely west facing sun room, farmhouse kitchen/dining room, two further reception rooms and an additional kitchen/utility room. Back into the hallway, a door opens out into the southern wing of the home. Here you will find the main reception room which is triple aspect with high ceilings, beams and a wood-burner. A home office, a bedroom and adjoining shower room completes the ground floor accommodation.
On the first floor you will find no less than seven generous bedrooms, alongside three bath/shower rooms and an additional cloakroom. The layout of the accommodation means all the bedrooms can be accessed independently from three staircases than lead back down to the ground floor. Of particular note are the high ceilings, exposed timbers and balcony with views of Mettingham Castle wall.
The Lodge has recently been offered as a high quality holiday home. The venture has proved successful with further potential to develop and expand. In addition, the internal layout and extent of the accommodation might be of interest for those looking at multi-generational living.
Outside Moving outside, you will find an array of outbuildings, including a large barn which is linked to the main house. This barn is currently used as a games room but could have alternative uses such as additional living accommodation, an annexe or home office - subject to relevant planning consents. The other outbuildings comprise a stable block with 4 loose boxes and another large barn. The equestrian facilities continue in the form of an outdoor arena. This arena has a sand base and is enclosed by post and rail fencing.
More formal gardens wrap around the house with two dining/entertainment areas to the west and south elevations. The southern terrace is particularly striking with the backdrop of Mettingham Castle wall. In all approx. 12.84 acres (sts) of grounds including ancient parkland, which have been there for as long as the Castle itself.
Location Mettingham is often described as a quintessential Suffolk village thanks to its rolling countryside, historic dwellings and agricultural ambiance. The village is home to the renowned Mettingham Castle, which is a part ruined, fortified manor house dating back to the 1300's. Mettingham itself does not benefit from day-to-day amenities but the adjoining towns of Bungay and Beccles offer a wide range of service, retail and leisure offerings. Beccles has a mainline rail service to London Liverpool Street via Ipswich and also Norwich where further routes can be found to Cambridge and the Norfolk Coastline. In addition the larger centres of Norwich and Ipswich are easily accessible by car.
Services Mains water and electricity is connected. Oil Fired Central Heating. Private Treatment Plant. (Durrants has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services and so cannot verify they are in working order.)
Viewing Strictly by appointment with the agent's Southwold Office.
Local Authority East Suffolk Council.
Durrants Building Consultancy Our Building Consultancy Team will be happy to provide advice to prospective buyers on planning applications, architectural design, building regulations, and project management - please contact the team directly on 01379 646603.