General information Situated in this popular village which lies to the west of Ipswich offering unrivalled access to the A14 is this superior Grade II Listed residence set in grounds of over 3/4 of an acre with a range of superb outbuildings.
This stunning timber-framed farmhouse dates back in part to the 15th Century with later additions and alterations. It has been restored to high standard throughout by local craftsmen who have managed to blend many period details with all modern conveniences. It is set in grounds of over 3/4 of an acre and has a superb range of outbuildings and an abundance of parking.
The reception hall leads to the rear of the house and opens to a quarry-tiled floor with windows and door to the rear overlooking the garden. It has stairs to the first floor, cupboards below and doors off. The cloakroom has a half panelled walls, basin with marble surround and cupboard below. Adjacent is the WC with half panelled walls and low level suite. The drawing room is currently used as a games room, has windows to two aspects, an open-fireplace with brick surround and hearth, oak herringbone flooring and built-in cupboard housing a drinks bar. Adjacent is the sitting room of great proportion with windows to two aspects and a door to the and a door to the conservatory. It has a red brick chimney breast with inset wood burner and herringbone oak floor. The conservatory is double glazed with French doors to the garden, traditional quarry-tiled floor and a door to the hall.
The inner hall has a built-in cupboard, access to the cellar, study and dining room. The snug overlooks the front and has a cast iron fireplace. The study has the original built-in cupboards, drawers and a desk. The superb dining room has windows to two aspects, oak flooring and off which is the kitchen and laundry room. The kitchen has windows to two aspects and a door to the garden, exposed brick work, white brick and tiled flooring. There is an extensive range of hand-crafted units, oak work surfaces, Belfast sink, Rangemaster oven and also a large island with marble top which extends to a breakfast bar. A door leads to a second stair flight to the first floor with boiler room adjacent.
The landing has windows to the rear and stained glass window to the front, built-in cupboard and doors off. The main bedroom suite has a generously proportioned bedroom with windows to two aspects, cast iron fire and adjacent is the dressing room of similar proportion with an extensive range of hand-crafted wardrobes with led lighting, shelving and drawers plus a cast iron fireplace. A door leads to the en-suite with windows to two aspects, a contemporary suite of rolltop freestanding bath, twin basins with marble top and cupboard below, WC and stairflight to the ground floor. There are four further bedrooms and bathroom with windows to the rear plus a suite of bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Outside Tollgate Farm occupies landscaped grounds of approximately 3/4 of an acre. To the front is a lawn enclosed by a traditional wall and hedging, to the side is a large lawn with inset and border shrubs, mature trees and is enclosed by the original brick wall, fencing and hedging. The driveway leads to twin electrically operated gates which leads onto an abundance of parking. The driveway sweeps past the garaging and outbuildings to a second gated entrance leading to the front of the property.
The formal rear garden has a large paved patio which features a glass topped original well and pathway to a cobble-stone parking area. The remainder of the rear garden is laid to lawn with border shrubs and beyond is a superb range of timber-framed outbuildings providing garaging, storage sheds and workshops which could, subject to planning permission, be converted to office or holiday accommodation.
Location Great Blakenham lies to the west of Ipswich on the outskirts of Claydon and provides unrivalled access to the A14 surrounding villages and superb countryside. There are many amenities close by, popular schools are within easy reach and there are many cycleways and public footpaths. Villages close by offer a range of facilities with major shopping centres in Ipswich and Stowmarket.
Important information Council Tax Band - G
Services - We understand that mains water, drainage, gas and electricity are connected to the property.
Tenure - Freehold
EPC rating - NA
Our ref - CPJ
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This stunning Grade II Listed residence offers over 4,000 sq.ft. of family accommodation arranged over two floors. It has been beautifully renovated and has a host of outbuildings ready for conversion to offices or holiday accommodation, subject to planning.
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