The Mill House, The Green, Hawstead, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5NP
An exciting and rare opportunity to purchase this substantial 4/5-bedroom Victorian Barn conversion, situated in one of the most picturesque locations opposite the village green, within this most desirable and convenient village.
The Mill House is an inspired conversion of a former Victorian flour mill, situated opposite the protected 25 acres of village green, forming a wonderfully rich and diverse wild flower meadow which provides a safe habitat for wildlife bordered by a winding chalk stream on the eastern extreme. The views across the green are simply stunning with trees meeting the horizon. 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’ for 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, watch closely and you will see the mill house: http://www.hawstead-parish-council.co.uk/picture-gallery/ entitled: Hawstead – A special place to live.
Originally forming part of the estate of Fylett’s Manor- as does the attached Fylett’s Barn, both skilfully and imaginatively created in the 1980’s. Of mellow red brick elevations beneath a tiled gable roof having elements of weatherboarding and impressive double-glazed screen, where once the two-storey threshing floor doors hung. The window frames are timber casements and the central heating is gas fired (private supply) serving thermostatically controlled radiators via a recently replaced boiler and ancillaries. Features of note include; the two-storey exposed brick walls of the sitting room, open fireplace in the drawing room with the optional dimensions of 30’ 3” x 14’ 11” if used in conjunction with the music room, vaulted hall, selected exposed heavy bridging beams, brick floors and delightful private gardens.
The flowing ‘open plan’ accommodation works extremely well indeed, providing a high degree of natural light with a comfortable feel, whilst offering discernible differences to each area’s identity- something seldom perfected in barn conversions.
The accommodation, in brief, comprises; vaulted hall, cloakroom, modern fitted kitchen / breakfast, dining room, sitting room, drawing room, music room. Galleried landing, master bedroom suite, three further bedrooms, bathroom, attic bedroom 5 /studio / study. Outside, ample parking, double garage and beautiful well-stocked private gardens to the front, side and rear.
THE ACCOMMODATION, IN FULL, COMPRISES:
Mullion glazed door to vaulted reception hall 9’7” x 11’ 2” (2.9m x 3.4m) maximum. Gault brick floor, recess for coat hook and boots etc. Radiator. Single flight of stairs to the first floor with useful recess beneath. Velux window.
Georgian glazed door to the dining room and door to the cloakroom.
CLOAKROOM: 5’ 11” x 2’ 11” (1.8m x 0.9m). White suite of WC, pedestal hand basin, brick floor, window to the front, radiator.
OPEN PLAN DINING AREA: 25’ x 11’ 1” (7.6m x 3.3m). Exposed red brick wall, radiator. Opening to:
SITTING AREA: 13’ 6” x 11’ (4.1m x 3.3m). Glazed screen incorporating French windows enjoying a southern aspect with views over the walled front garden. Vaulted ceiling with high level glazed screen casting light throughout the ground floor accommodation. Exposed red brick walls rising beyond the galleried landing above. Georgian glazed door to:
KITCHEN: 9’ 10” x 16’ 5” (3m x 5m). Modern and comprehensive range of base and wall units comprising cupboards and drawers, space and plumbing for dishwasher, circular sink with centre mixer tap. Ample worksurface with stainless steel range style cooker having two ovens, grill, plate warmer and 6 burners (private gas supply). Finished with a stainless-steel return and hood above. Wall tiling meets the matching wall cupboards and wine rack. Plenty of space for a breakfast table. Tiled floor, radiator and down lighting. Views of the rear garden.
UTILITY ROOM: 7’ 9” x 9’ 8” (2.3m x 2.9m). Base and wall units, stainless-steel sink and drainer, space and plumbing for washing machine with work surface above. Space for upright fridge-freezer. Wall mounted replacement gas fired central heating boiler. Tiled floor, radiator, down lighting.
Tiled steps from the dining / sitting areas to the:
DRAWING ROOM: 14’ 11” x 20’ 6” (4.5m x 6.2m). A most appealing room with redbrick open fireplace and raised hearth, bridging beam, gable end oeil de boeuf and further window overlooking the rear garden. Broad opening to:
MUSIC ROOM / LIBRARY: 9’ 9” x 14’ 3” (2.9m x 4.3m). South facing window overlooking the walled and abundantly stocked garden, beautifully maintained with a broad variation of colour and high degree of sunshine and privacy. Radiator. (If these two rooms were enjoyed as one, then the length is an impressive 30’ 3”)
GALLERIED LANDING: Views beyond the vaulted sitting room of the village green and trees in the distance. Radiator. Built-in large airing cupboard with replacement cylinder tank, valves and pump. Slatted airing shelves above.
BEDROOM 1: 17’ 7” x 13’ 4” (5.3m x 4m) maximum, including wardrobes and part of the en-suite. Exposed bridging beam, radiator, built-in triple wardrobe. Views of the rear garden.
EN-SUITE SHOWER: 10’ 3” x 4’ 10” (3.1m x 1.4m). A white suite of; shower enclosure, WC, pedestal hand basin, heated towel rail, Velux window, shaver socket.
BEDROOM 2: 14’ 6” x 11’ 6” (4.4m x 3.5m). Views to the rear, built-in triple wardrobes, radiator.
BEDROOM 3: 9’ 9” x 15’ 1” (2.9m x 4.6m). Views to the rear, radiator.
BEDROOM 4: 7’ 6” x 12’ (2.2m x 3.6m). Gable end window with stunning views across the green.
FAMILY BATHROOM: 5’ 9” x 14’ 7” (1.7m x 4.4m). Suite of 1700mm panelled bath, WC, bidet, pedestal hand basin, shower enclosure. Velux window, wall tiling and shaver socket.
From the landing, stairs to:
ATTIC ROOM / STUDY STUDIO: 10’ 10” x 15’ 3” (3.3m x 4.6m). Gable end window with super views across the village green. Velux window, door to attic with header tanks, recently insulated and partly boarded. Door to large eaves storage cupboard area. Radiator.
OUTSIDE: Gravelled approach leads to walled parking area in front of the DOUBLE GARAGE with side garden leading to the rear garden and timber gate to the walled front garden. In the corner are the enclosed gas tanks for both properties, supplying cooking and central heating gas.
The front garden has an abundance of shrubs and plants with shaded areas around the central lawn with gravel path to the front door. The side garden is well stocked and adjoins the lawn of the rear garden with vegetable area, useful shed and outside tap. Quite simply, a magical garden worthy of being opened for the Hawstead Open Gardens charity event. Ideal for those seeking a relaxing, private garden with ease of maintenance combined with a rich legacy of established varied flora.
GARAGE: 17’ 2” deep x 18’ wide (5.2m x 5.5m). Power and light pitched roof, twin Canti-lever action doors. Outside light.
LOCATION NOTE: From Bury travel through the village at 30mph until reaching the green on the left, slow here and the entrance to the Mill House is approximately 30m on the right. Then bear hard right in to the drive.
At a glance…
Address: The Mill House, The Green, Hawstead, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Postcode: IP29 5NP
Room to extend? Yes, both externally and internally.
Square footage: TBC
Distance from Bury: 3 Miles
Accommodation upgrade potential: Minor to taste and style
Vendors Position: Will consider rented accommodation
Viewing arrangements: Via agent on 01284 769694 or Clive Robinson on 07796 271716
Further questions: 01284 769694
Heating: Private gas supply (liquid propane gas)
Windows: Timber casements
Special comments: Stunning location and flexible accommodation with character
Council Tax: Band G
Date on market: May 2018
Local Authority: West Suffolk
Energy Efficiency Rating: TBC