General information The Old School House, a magnificent Tudor home, originally built in the 16th century became known as Boxford Grammar School for a time before becoming a residential dwelling in the 19th century. Inside this unique home the viewer is greeted with a plethora of interesting period details including a carved bressummer in the cross-wing gable, areas to see the exposed timber frame, wide oak floorboards and an attractive ridge chimney stack with saw-tooth shaft brickwork and hexagonal ends. The property has undergone extensive and careful refurbishment by the current owners retaining much of its period charm with tasteful contemporary updates.
The main front door leads to an entrance porch then on to an inner hall which leads into an impressive sitting room with open aspect into the dining room. An impressive open fireplace dominates one wall with hand carved wood surround and exposed ceiling timbers including the carved bressummer. From a central hallway there is a large family room currently utilised as an office. Next to the office is a very generous utility cum boot room offer excellent additional storage. At the end of the hallway steps lead down into a stunning kitchen/dining room with exposed timbers. The kitchen has hand made shaker style cabinetry with a fabulous range-style oven fitted into the old fireplace. Work surfaces incorporate a breakfast bar and the dining area offers excellent space for an extended family table.
Steps lead up to the first floor where a spacious master bedroom suite includes a beautiful dressing room with an open wardrobe storage then through to a large en-suite with walk-in shower and twin vanity unit. The second bedroom lies to the rear of the house along with the main family four-piece bathroom. Concluding the first floor is a magnificent dual aspect sitting room, originally thought to be the main classroom with exposed floorboards and an open fireplace to one end with attractive wood-panelling and an inset stove this room is easily dividable into two separate areas. An adjoining room to the rear is currently utilised as a gym and could offer many other functions.
Another short run of steps lead up to the second floor which offers three further bedrooms, of which bedroom three is a particularly spacious dual-aspect room with en-suite shower and fitted bedroom furniture. Bedroom four has a feature fireplace and built-in storage. Bedroom six has reduced head height with exposed timbers and access to another attic room, currently used as storage.
Finally stairs lead to the third floor and final floor with access to bedroom five with en-suite facility, rumoured to have been one of the dormitories for the borders when the property was a school.
The outside The gardens are one of the key features of this handsome property with the immediate rear gardens being designed in a low-maintenance fashion with a patio extending beyond the ground floor dining room plus a number of shingled areas and block-paved courtyard which leads through to a large workshop, which offers excellent future potential for any new buyer. Generally the gardens are set to lawn with a number of mature shrubs and trees. The gardens extend out predominantly to the west side of the property and wrap round to the rear including a swimming pool with terrace and pump house. The shingled driveway extends to a detached 3 bay garage each with electrical garage door and with parking in front for a number of vehicles.
Agents note The vendors have advised that they are retaining part of the garden to obtain planning for a property. To this end they plan to retain ownership of the driveway with the new owner of The Old School House having a right of access. Contact our office for further details.
Where? Boxford is one of the areas best regarded villages and has previously been included in the Sunday Times Best Villages List. The village is well-served and offers a good range of amenities including shops, a bistro pub, coffee shop, doctor's surgery and local primary school with outstanding Ofsted rating.
Further nearby amenities include the Stoke by Nayland Golf and Health Club, approximately 2 miles, as well as further restaurants in Stoke-by-Nayland and Lavenham. For those requiring a rail link nearby Colchester has a direct rail link to London Liverpool Street taking approximately 1 hour. For a wider selection of local amenities can be found at both market towns of both Hadleigh and Sudbury.
Important information Services - We understand that mains drainage, water and electricity are connected. Oil-fired heating. LPG gas bottles supply the hob.
Tenure - Freehold
Council Tax Band - G EPC rating - N/A
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A stylish well-presented Grade II Listed character home occupying a plot of approximately 1.4 acres (sts) with swimming pool and conveniently situated for access to this highly regarded and much-requested Suffolk village.
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