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Elms Farm, Mendlesham £999995

Elms Farm, Mendlesham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5RS

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Full Description

ML Property are delighted to offer for sale a rare opportunity to acquire this prominent detached Grade II* listed farmhouse located in the well served village of Mendlesham. The property offers development potential with a barn and former agricultural building, both with permission for conversion.

Elms Farm is a Grade II* Wealden Hall house dating back to the 15th Century. It is of significant historic interest with rare wall paintings and features. This imposing property has been a family home for many years and offers spacious and flexible accommodation over three floors.

It is being sold with a large detached barn for conversion (planning already implemented) with additional planning permission for its own private drive. Planning permission has also been granted (under section Q) for the conversion of a former agricultural building to a 2 bedroom detached property. In addition, Elms Farm has numerous outbuildings including 4 stables, workshops, a high roofline barn and cart lodge with an upper storey.

About the area - Mendlesham

Mendlesham itself is an extremely sought after village lying approximately seven miles north east of Stowmarket (which has a main line railway station link to London Liverpool Street) and has easy access to the A140 trunk road which leads to Norwich (north), Ipswich (south), Felixstowe (east), Cambridge and the Midlands (west) via the A14. The village has a thriving community and is very well served with local amenities including primary and pre-schools, health centre, village store, a public house, fish and chip shop, parish church, community centre and playing field.

The accommodation in full

Front entrance door to


Exposed brickwork, staircase to first floor, storage cupboard, doors to

Sitting Room - 18'8 x 1711 (5.7m x 5.5m)

Windows to front and side aspects, large exposed inglenook fireplace, original wall paintings, four radiators, heavily exposed timbers, door to study, door to

Inner Hall

Storage cupboard, door to

Study - 15'8 x 6'6 (4.8m x 2m)

Window to rear aspect, radiator, tiled flooring

Regency Room - 15' x 12' (4.6m x 3.7m)

An extension thought to date back to the 1800's, windows to rear and courtyard aspects, fireplace, radiator

Dining Room - 18'6 x 13'11 (5.6m x 4.2m)

A centrally based room with doors to many parts of the property, Window to front aspect, door to courtyard, large inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, heavily exposed timbers, radiator, door to

Cellar - 14'5 x 11'5 (4.4m x 3.5m)

Inner Hall

Window to front aspect, doors to

Office/Study - 14' x 7'3 (4.3m x 2.2m)

Window to courtyard, radiator


Range of floor and wall tiling, wash basin, low level WC, heated towel rail

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 18'5 x 13' (5.6m x 4m)

Windows to front and courtyard aspects, heavily exposed timbers, radiator, kitchen comprising - a range of eye and base level units and drawers with work surfaces above, further centre island, spaces for appliances, Oil fired AGA, Single sink, cupboard housing fridge freezer, further staircase to the first floor, door to

Utility Room/Pantry

Window to courtyard aspect, oil fired boiler, work surfaces with units over, further spaces for appliances

First Floor

Bedroom - 20'10 x 7'7 (6.4m x 3.2m)

Inglenook fireplace, radiator, window to front aspect, door to further bedrooms and storage cupboards

Bedroom - 20'10 x 10'5 (6.4m x 3.2m)

Window to side aspect, radiator, wall paintings, exposed timbers

Back Bedroom - 16'5 x 9'10 (5m x 3m)

Two windows to side aspect and one to rear aspect, radiator, door to

Inner Lobby

Door to


Window to front aspect, fully tiled walls, suite comprising - hand basin, low level WC, bath with shower over, heated towel rail

Central Bedroom - 18'6 x 13'9 (5.6m x 4.2m)

Like the Dining Room this is centrally located bedroom with doors to many parts of the first floor, Inglenook fireplace, Windows to front and rear aspects, numerous wall paintings, two radiators, door. to

Bedroom - 12' x 11'6 (3.7m x 3.5m)

Window to front aspect, radiator, airing cupboard, door to


Fully tiled suite comprising - pedestal wash basin, low level WC, enclosed shower and heated towel rail

Inner Hall

Stairs to kitchen, door to

Bedroom - 12' x 10'9 (3.7m x 3.3m)

Window to front aspect, built in double wardrobes, radiator, exposed beams and brickwork, door to


Window to courtyard aspect, part tiled walls, suite comprising - bath, pedestal wash basin and low level WC

From Landing

Stairs to

Second Floor

Landing, door to attic rooms not accessible, further door to

Bedroom - 18'1 x 14'7 (5.5m x 4.4m)

Window to side aspect, radiator


The property is approached by a long gated driveway which leads to the front of the property with a full circular driveway with lawned island. The plot itself is fully enclosed by way of fencing and hedgerow and the former tennis court provides a pleasant garden which leads onto a heavily stocked orchard. There is a large pond with further lawned and stocked garden areas. There is a courtyard area to the rear of the property.

There is a further driveway off Station road which provides access to a large shingle area with parking for numerous vehicles with various outbuildings -

4 Stables

3 Unit Workshop

Treble bay cart lodge with upper floor

Barn with a high roofline (housing oil storage tank)

As previously mentioned there are also two buildings for conversion:

Detached Timber Barn - Planning ref LB/147/95

A heavily timbered barn with planning permission for a 4 bedroom detached dwelling. Full plans are available for viewing via the selling agent.

The planning which has been implemented by the current vendors will afford the following accommodation:

Ground Floor - Entrance hall, cloakroom, living room, kitchen, dining room, utility room

First Floor - Master Bedroom with en-suite, 2 further bedrooms, gallery/bedroom and bathroom

Externally there would be parking and a garden.

Stock Shed - Planning ref DC/17/02241

Conversation of a former stock shed to residential use providing accommodation of 105 sqm for a 2 bedroom detached property with gardens and parking. Full plans are available via the selling agent.

In addition to the above under planning ref - DC/18/00951 permission has been granted for a further driveway entrance, providing 3 entrances for the three possible properties.

Agents note

Viewing is strictly via appointment only and we strongly advise an inspection to appreciate the scope of development on offer along with the charm and historic importance of the farmhouse itself.