Mill House, Bury Road, Hepworth, Suffolk, IP22 2QA
Understood to have been the village Miller’s house with a post mill once situated to the rear- sadly lost during the early part of the 20th century. Mill House now offers an unrivalled level of well-presented, extensive and flexible accommodation suited to dual occupancy use. Access to the carriage drive is directly from the A143 and provides ample parking and turning, the gardens lie to the rear of the property with glorious farmland views.
Situated in a rural location yet within easy striking distance of Bury St Edmunds (13 miles) and Diss with its mainline rail link to Liverpool Street (10 miles). Local facilities are available at the thriving and picturesque village of Ixworth (5 miles).
Located with super countryside views from the rear and beyond the A143 to the front. The property offers Victorian features with selected exposed framework skilfully blended with modern pre-requisites biased to enjoy the views to the rear. A true family and entertaining house rarely available in this price range.
In summary: four reception rooms and seven bedrooms, including additional accommodation above the large garage, ground floor guest suite and large master bedroom suite with super views. Outside, carriage drive leading to the four-car garage, 100 feet deep rear garden with summerhouse, W.C., store and ‘House in the clouds’.
Features of note include double glazed windows and doors, oil fired central heating, farmhouse style kitchen / breakfast with broad opening to the dining room, fireplace in the sitting room with log burner, impressive master bedroom suite.
The full accommodation, in summary, comprises: hall, kitchen/breakfast/dining room, utility room, W.C. sitting room, T.V room, snug, guest suite with study/playroom, galleried landing, master suite with en-suite shower room and en-suite dressing room, three further double bedrooms, bathroom. Additional accommodation via inner lobby with stairs to a suite of: sitting area, kitchen, shower room and two bedrooms.
THE ACCOMMODATION, IN FULL, COMPRISES:
uPVC front door with double glazed upper panel leading to;
ENTRANCE HALL: 13’ 3” x 7’ 3” (4m x 2.2m) maximum. Radiator, wall lights, single flight of stairs with useful under stairs cupboard to the first-floor galleried landing.
Oak ledged door to the open plan dining room and kitchen/breakfast room.
DINING ROOM: 9’ 7” x 15’ 5” (2.9m x 4.7m). Radiator, shelved recess, further recess ideal for dresser placement, if desired. Down lighting.
Broad opening to:
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 18’ 5” x 10’ 7” (5.6m x 3.2m). Comprehensively fitted with a cream colonial style range of units comprising base cupboards with pan drawers, integrated dishwasher. Ample work surface with inset 1 ½ bowl sink and drainer with centre mixer tap and filtered drinking water tap. Matching wall cupboards and glazed cabinet. Stainless steel range style cooker with three ovens, pan drawer, six burners and centre wok burner. Stainless steel return and matching hood above. Stainless steel fridge freezer with double doors. Light ‘oak’ style floor covering. Super double aspect garden views, half glazed door to the extensive rear patio. Down lighting.
SNUG: 10’ 6” x 9’ 7” (3.2m x 2.9m). Window to rear, radiator, slate floor and open studwork to the sitting room.
SITTING ROOM: 12’ 1” x 9’ 10” (3.7m x 3m). Bow window to the front, red brick fireplace with timber bressumer in which stands the wood burning stove upon a quarry tiled hearth. Wall light points, exposed bridging beam and ceiling joists. Radiator and a continuation of the slate floor.
TV ROOM: 9’ 10” x 11’ 8” (3m x 3.5m). A double aspect room and an appealing extra reception room. Exposed ceiling joists, radiator.
UTILITY ROOM: 9’ 3” x 12’ (2.8m x 3.6m). With a range of base units, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for dryer, 1 ½ bowl sink and drainer with centre mixer tap, water softener. Coat hooks and boot area. Subtracting from these dimensions is the W.C.
WC: 4’ 2” x 4’ 6” (1.2m x 1.3m). White suite of WC and pedestal hand basin.
INNER LOBBY: 3’ 11” x 12’ 9” (1.2m x 3.9m). uPVC double glazed upper sections to both front and rear doors. Door to the garage and door to the additional accommodation staircase.
GUEST SUITE with either SITTING ROOM, PLAYROOM or STUDY:
12’ 2” x 9’ 2” (3.7m x 2.8m). Rear garden views, radiator. Interconnecting door to:
BEDROOM: 12’ 2” x 8’ 3” (3.7m x 2.5m). Fitted single wardrobe, further double wardrobe, radiator, French windows to the side, door to the shower room.
SHOWER ROOM: 4’ 3” x 8’ (1.2m x 2.4m). Fitted with a 1200mm tiled directly fed shower enclosure, W.C., pedestal hand basin, heated towel rail, extractor fan, window to the front.
Staircase from the main entrance hall with square section balusters leads to the;
GALLERIED LANDING: Views to the front. Radiator, ideal bookcase recess and shelved cupboard.
BEDROOM 1: 18’ 4” x 15’ 6” (5.6m x 4.7m). An impressive room, particularly well-proportioned enjoying rear garden views. Radiator, down lighting.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: 7’ 6” x 9’ 9” (2.2m x 2.9m). Tiled shower enclosure being directly-fed, vanity hand basin, WC, radiator, Velux window to the west, shaver socket/light. Airing cupboard with pre-lagged cylinder tank and slatted airing shelves. Down lighting, extractor fan.
EN-SUITE DRESSING ROOM: 7’ 5” x 12’ 4” (2.2m x 3.7m). Two tier hanging rails, Velux window to the west, radiator.
BEDROOM 2: 9’ 2” x 10’ 5” (2.7m x 3.2m). A double aspect room, south and west. Fitted wardrobes, one double and one being shelved. Radiator. Super views.
BEDROOM 3: 7’ 6” x 12’ 2” (2.3m x 3.7m). Built-in single wardrobe, radiator.
BEDROOM 4: 9’ 3” x 11’ 7” (2.8m x 3.5m). Views to the rear, radiator.
Large walk-in dressing room.
BATHROOM: 6’ 1” x 9’ 10” (1.8m x 3m). Tiled shower enclosure being directly fed, white suite of panelled bath, pedestal hand basin, WC, radiator, down lighting, extractor fan.
ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION ABOVE THE GARAGE
SITTING AREA: 10’ 11” x 14’ 10” (3.3m x 4.5m). Triple aspect garden views with farmland beyond. Down lighting, loft access, door to storage cupboard. Glazed door to the kitchen.
KITCHEN: 15’ 3” x 12’ 8” (4.6m x 3.8m) overall. With cream base cupboards, integrated fan-assisted double oven, beech work surface with inset hob having hood over, stainless steel single sink with centre mixer tap, tiled returns, space for ‘fridge and separate freezer. Space for breakfast table. Panel heater, down lighting and useful shelved pantry.
SHOWER ROOM: 4’ 7” x 8’ 2” (1.4m x 2.5m). Tiled enclosure, WC, pedestal hand basin, shaver socket, window to the front, heated towel rail, extractor fan.
INNER HALLWAY: Eaves storage and hanging rails with shelf.
BEDROOM 1: 6’ 10” x 14’ 10” (2m x 4.5m). A triple aspect room with countryside views. Thermostatically controlled electric panel heater.
BEDROOM 2: 9’ 10” x 7’ 10” (3m x 2.4m). Panel heater, super views.
OUTSIDE, CARRIAGE DRIVE TO THE:
DOUBLE GARAGE: 30’ 10’ x 9’ 6” (9.4m x 2.9m). Broad opening to a second area measuring 27’ 6” x 9’ 9” (8.3m x 2.9m) narrowing to 6’ 6” (1.9m) for 6’5” (1.9m). The first area has a canti-lever action door, side windows being double glazed and a rear double-glazed door to the patio with window to one side. The second area has a traditional entrance door with side and flank window with a door to the inner lobby. Lighting and power.
HOUSE IN THE CLOUDS: Top floor of the summer house with staircase to the balcony hence Georgian glazed door leading to a room measuring 10’ 9” x 7’ 9” (3.2m x 2.3m) to 1m eaves. Lighting, side window and power.
UNDERCROFT / SHED: 12’ 5” x 10’ 11” (3.8m x 3.3m). Power and light.
ADJACENT WC: With white suite of WC, vanity hand basin, independent water heater and automatic light.
SUMMER HOUSE: Via twin Georgian glazed doors to, 9’ x 17’ 1” (2.7m x 5.2m). Power and light, fitted bar, space for refrigerator with shelf for glasses. Built-in horseshoe seating. Down lighting.
The REAR GARDEN measures 102’ deep x 80’ wide (31m x 24.4m). Laid to lawn with interspersed trees, immediately to the rear of the property is a large patio with revetment to the garden. Outside tap, post and rail fencing to the east side and mature hedgerow to the west with farmland views. Boiler cupboard and adjacent plastic oil tank.
To the east side, the driveway, which is owned by Mill House has or will have a vehicular and pedestrian right of way for the benefit of the bungalow (Mill Lodge) to the rear.
The septic tank in the rear garden is shared by Mill Lodge to the rear. The apportionment of the maintenance cost is to be split ¼ payable by Mill Lodge and ¾ by Mill house.
The owners of Mill Lodge will not be liable to contribute to these costs upon installation and use of its own treatment works.
Included in the sale are: the range style cooker, washing machine, ‘fridge / freezer, all curtains and carpets, three-piece suite in the additional accommodation, television in the sitting room and in the summer-house (No warranties are given by the Agent).
Relevant outstanding planning and building regulations are in the process of being finalised.
The current Council Tax band is D with no improvement marker. We however advise that this band could be increased after the property has been sold- as is the case with all properties of this nature.
At a glance…
|Address:||Mill House, Bury Road, Hepworth, Suffolk|
|Room to extend?||Yes|
|Square footage:||273 m² or 2,938.55 ft²|
|Distance from Bury:||13 miles|
|Accommodation upgrade potential:||No|
|Vendors Position:||No upward chain|
|Further questions:||Clive Robinson. 01284 769694 or out of hours 07796 271716|
|Heating:||Oil fired to radiators|
|Windows:||uPVC double glazed|
|Special comments:||Sizeable, great value.|
|Council Tax:||Band D|
|Date on market:||February 2019|
|Local Authority:||West Suffolk|
|Energy Efficiency Rating:||D (63)|
DIRECTIONS: Follow the A143 north-east from Bury passing through Great Barton and Ixworth and Stanton. Having left Stanton continue on the A143 passing the turning for Hepworth on the left, ignore this sign and carry on and The Mill house is after ¼ mile on the left. Please feel free to pull into the drive.