Full DescriptionTHE PROPERTY Thorpe Hall is an historic country house Listed as Grade II indicating a property of architectural or historical importance, its origins date back to the 16th Century. It is thought that a residence has stood on this site as far back as 1100 AD. The present owners of 24 years have created a beautiful and functional country property, actively breeding and raising horses and other livestock. Thorpe Hall is a notable house displaying classic features of quality timber frame with oak beams, original pamment flooring and wide oak boards, two impressive inglenook fireplaces and Elizabethan octagonal chimney shafts.
Essentially, 14 principal rooms offer generously proportioned accommodation with high ceilings extending to around 5,600 sq.ft., arranged over three floors (as detailed in the floor plans). The gracious reception rooms and bedrooms enjoy a pleasant aspect over the formal gardens and grounds, whilst the top level rooms take in far reaching views across the surrounding countryside. A circular driveway brings you to the central entrance opening into a fine reception hall. The drawing room is double aspect displaying revealed original studwork and impressive inglenook fireplace with bressumer. The hall and second reception room both have open fireplaces. A large farmhouse style kitchen has a solid fuel Aga inset to a brick alcove alongside a boiler room and original bread oven. The kitchen combines a dining area and has a further door accessing the drive and parking area. Four nicely proportioned first floor bedrooms are served by two bathrooms, each fitted with quality white suites. Two separate oak staircases rise to the second floor featuring two further bedrooms sharing a shower room along with a room presently used for storage.
THE GROUNDS Historic and ornate black wrought iron gates open onto a sweeping hedge and tree lined drive that circles the house. There are two separate fenced fields lying to the North, West and South with gated access. Thorpe Hall sits privately amidst beautifully kept formal gardens including an ancient moat and secret walled garden. Under the present ownership several areas of woodland have been planted to preserve the natural bird and wildlife and there are several ponds around the grounds. Adjacent to the main driveway entrance is a garage/workshop currently serving as office space. Overall the grounds of Thorpe Hall extend to approximately 13 acres (5.2 ha) and retains ownership of all boundary hedges
AGENTS NOTES 1. A public footpath runs through the field to the eastern side of the property away from the house.
2. Thorpe Hall water main also supplies two neighbouring properties.
3. Thorpe Hall is being sold with approximately 13 acres, the remaining 6 acres plus dilapidated farm buildings are being retained by the present owners. The retained part has a completely separate entrance, away from the main house.
4. Note part of Hunters Lane is included in Title SK154598. A copy of the Land Registry plan is held at the agents Harleston office.
LOCATION The house is hidden from view at the end of a hedge lined drive off Hunters Lane, a little used minor road. Whilst having this rural seclusion, amenities are not far away in the market towns of Harleston (approx. 4 miles) and Halesworth (approx. 8 miles) which both offer a surprising number of independent specialist shops and businesses providing a wide variety of goods and services. Diss is a bustling market town situated 14 miles (approx. 20 minutes) South on the Norwich to London Liverpool Street mainline, a train journey to London scheduled to take around 90 minutes. The Waveney Valley is an area of outstanding natural beauty, offering a wide array of recreational pursuits. A network of quiet country lanes around Thorpe Hall are ideal for horse riding, walkers and cyclists.
Withersdale Church is an important and historic church and there is a box pew in the church for use by the owners of Thorpe Hall.
VIEWINGS Viewing is strictly by arrangement with the vendors' agent Durrants, please call 01379 852217.
SERVICES Oil fired central heating. Private water connections, Septic tank drainage. Mains electricity. (Durrants have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services and so cannot verify they are in working order).
LOCAL AUTHORITY Mid Suffolk District Council
Council Tax Band - G
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 quoting Thorpe Hall, Mendham.