Jofaca House, The Pound, Hawstead, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5NJ
An impressive family house set within this picturesque and highly sought-after village 3 miles south of Bury. Superbly appointed and meticulously maintained, Jofaca House offers 4 reception rooms and 4 bedrooms with sunny, private and easily maintained sizeable gardens including a fabulous swimming pool.
Completed at the end of 2000 Jofaca House was the inspiration of a well-respected local Architect. Designed and built with utmost care and forethought to incorporate not only characterful and inspired vernacular features but modern design and modern-day pre-requisites. The high-quality materials used such as the oak staircase and engineered wood flooring is self-evident, resulting in a property which offers low maintenance fused with very versatile living accommodation.
The elevations are rendered above red-brick plinth walls with a principal gabled roof with intersecting tiled gables. The window frames are treated timber with sealed units within and the central heating is oil fired serving thermostatically controlled and zoned radiators. Throughout the property there are television, telephone points and speaker wiring loom. Mains drainage is connected as is electricity and water.
Hawstead offers a wonderfully rural environment with numerous footpaths weaving through typical gently undulating Suffolk countryside, all within ten minutes’ drive from Bury St Edmunds and the A14. Of particular note is the village community spirit, clearly illustrated in the short video created by local production company ‘Peninsula Films’ entry into the ‘Suffolk Village of the Year’ competition in 2014, of which Hawstead won the St Edmundsbury and district round. Please see video link, http://www.hawstead-parish-council.co.uk/picture-gallery/ entitled: Hawstead – A special place to live.
In summary, an easily maintained house with stunning countryside views being close to Bury St Edmunds, affording four reception rooms, ‘Shaker’ style kitchen/breakfast forming the heart of the house and upstairs; vaulted master suite and guest bedroom.
THE ACCOMMODATION IN DETAIL, COMPRISES:
Mono pitch porch with courtesy light leading to:
Substantial Oak entrance door with glazed side lights leading to:
RECEPTION HALL: South east. Principal reception rooms and Oak staircase leading off. Useful under stairs void and large under stairs cupboard. Wood floor and radiator.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST: South east, north west, north east, south west. 21’6″ x 12’8″ (6.55m x 3.86m). The kitchen area has an impressive range of bespoke cream shaker style cupboards and drawers, with integrated Neff dishwasher, wooden sealed work surface with one and half bowl porcelain sink and drainer with waste disposal unit and centre mixer tap/drinking water tap, return tiling, matching range of wall cabinets with two glazed units forming a dresser style unit. Space and surround for a range cooker with private bottled gas supply, tiled return, corbelled plate-shelf, extractor fan and down lighting. Central island finished with granite work surface below which is the; integrated ‘fridge, cupboards, drawers and bin. Radiator, telephone point. The kitchen enjoys views of the rear garden and across to the pool area, whilst benefitting from a westerly aspect.
BREAKFAST AREA: Views to the front with plenty of space for a dining table within the large bay window. The kitchen / breakfast floor is finished in incredibly hard wearing Amtico. Radiator.
UTILITY ROOM / REAR LOBBY: 14’6″ x 7’4″ (4.42m x 2.24m). South west and north east. Base units and matching wall cupboards, space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer, ample work surface with inset sink / centre mixer tap, radiator. Floor mounted oil-fired boiler upon a pamment floor, radiator, water softener. Door to the enclosed cart-lodge, stable door to the side garden and door to the cloakroom. Space for upright fridge / freezer.
CLOAKROOM: North east. Comprising low level WC, pedestal hand basin and radiator and pamment floor.
DRAWING ROOM: 16’6″ x 14’10” (5.03m x 4.52m). South east and north west. A well-proportioned and bright room with views to the front and rear, reclaimed red brick fireplace with substantial bressumer and pamment hearth in which stands the Jotul cast-iron log burner. Wall light points, radiators, engineered wood floor, exposed Oak bridging beams and bressumer.
DINING ROOM: 14’7″ x 13’0″ (4.44m x 3.96m). South west and north west. French windows to rear patio and pergola, engineered wood floor, radiators, wall light points.
STUDY/BEDROOM 5: 11’6″ x 8’1″ (3.51m x 2.46m). South east. Radiator, Amtico floor covering. Telephone point (superfast broadband connected)
SITTING ROOM: 12’5″ x 10’9″ (3.78m x 3.28m). North west. French windows to the rear patio with heated outdoor swimming pool beyond, Amtico floor covering.
GALLERIED LANDING: South east. With airing cupboard housing cylinder tank, slatted airing shelves, loft access, radiator.
BEDROOM 1: Approached via dressing area: 6’1″ x 5’6″ (1.85m x 1.68m). With two double wardrobes, leading to:
BEDROOM: 14’11” x 10’7″ (4.55m x 3.23m). South east and north west. Exposed collars and vaulted ceiling, radiator.
EN SUITE SHOWER: North west. Recently replaced and enhanced with a stunning white suite of large direct-feed tiled shower enclosure WC, vanity hand basin, towel radiator, tiled walls, shaver light/socket. Extractor fan, down lighting, tiled underfloor heating.
BEDROOM 2: 14’1″ x 13’0″ (4.29m x 3.96m). North west and north east. Exposed collars and vaulted ceiling. Superb views.
BATHROOM: South east and north east. Fitted with a corner bath with centre mixer tap and shower attachment, large tiled shower with drying area, low level WC, vanity hand basin, shaver socket, tiled walls, heated towel radiator, extractor fan, down lighting.
BEDROOM 3: 12’3″ x 12’0″ (3.73m x 3.66m). North west. Double wardrobe.
BEDROOM 4: 9’7″ x 9’7″ (2.92m x 2.92m) minimum. South east. Radiator, built-in wardrobe and useful recess. A shared en suite with bedroom 3.
EN SUITE: North west. Comprising large shower with direct-feed, low level WC, vanity hand basin, tiled walls, towel radiator, extractor fan, down lighting.
Twin five bar gates leads to the extensive gravelled drive affording ample parking and turning. Oak framed and tiled roof CART–LODGE style garage which stands upon a brick plinth with weather boarded elevations and twin doors. Insulated and plaster boarded walls with loft ladder for vast storage, adjacent outside tap.
To the front of the property there is Beech hedging and a post and rail fence. Side access to both sides leads to the principally lawned rear garden, enclosed by a mature Beech hedge and bordering pasture/paddock land and enjoying stunning far reaching rural views. Large shed. Swimming pool pump and filtration house.
Along the rear of the property is an extensive patio with pergola supporting climbing plants. The focal point of the rear garden, but by no means overwhelming, is the outdoor heated SWIMMING POOL 12′ x 24′ and 3’6” deepening to 6′ with adjacent summerhouse housing the filtration equipment with heat pump, complete with safety cover. Outside lighting.
AT A GLANCE:
|Address:||Jofaca House, The Pound, Hawstead, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk|
|Room to extend?||yes|
|Square footage:||193 sq. m 2077 sq. ft|
|Distance from Bury:||3 miles|
|Accommodation upgrade potential:||No|
|Vendors Position:||Staying local|
|Viewing arrangements:||Via agent on 01284 769694 or Clive Robinson on 07796 271716|
|Further questions:||01284 769694|
|Heating:||Oil fired serving thermostatically controlled radiators.|
|Windows:||Treated timber casements with double glazed sealed units within.|
|Special comments:||Stunning and rarely available in this prime village|
|Council Tax:||Band G|
|Date on market:||June 2018|
|Local Authority:||West Suffolk|
|Energy Efficiency Rating:||D (64)|