We are delighted to offer for sale this superbly presented and much improved Grade II listed 3 bedroom detached farmhouse situated in the popular village of Wetherden. Set in grounds of approx 0.75 acres (sts) the property is offered with No Onward Chain.
Little London Farm is a superbly presented 3 bedroom property which has been fully renovated by the current vendors in 2012. Thought to originally date back to the 1480's it is thought the property is amongst the oldest in the area and started life as Traditional Suffolk Hall House. There is strong evidence to believe the property became a two-storey dwelling in the 1600s, a maltings house in the 1800s and from the 1900s a farmhouse. As mentioned in 2012 the property underwent extensive renovations by the current vendors whilst retaining many of the original features- in line with the local heritage officers at Mid Suffolk District Council.
Set in grounds approaching 0.75 acres the beautifully maintained gardens and numerous outbuildings further enhance the property as do the far-reaching views over farmland to the rear. The largest outbuilding offers scope to become an annexe/studio/workshop (stp).
Wetherden boasts an excellent village community with a range of local facilities including - village hall, church and public house. The neighbouring village of Haughley, which is only a mile away offers an excellent range of facilities including a bakery, Co-op supermarket, vets, restaurant, public house and also the primary school. To the west there is the well served village of Elmswell offering many more amenities. For commuters, Stowmarket is on the main line rail link to London Liverpool Street and the nearby A14, gives access to Ipswich, Cambridge as well as east coast ports.Accommodation in full
Oak Front door to
Original terracotta floor tiling, original oak Plank & Munton panelled wall, stairs to first floor, and pine doors to
Sitting Room - 15'3 (4.65m) x 17'5 (5.32m)
Window to garden aspects, original oak Plank & Munton panelled wall, heavily timbered ceiling, terracotta tiled flooring, two cast iron style radiators, inglenook fireplaces with wood burning stove, door to
Garden Room - 18'11 (5.78m) 16'4 (4.99m)
Two windows, one large whole wall window and bifold doors to garden aspects, two cast iron style radiators
Study - 10'6 (3.22m) x 8'10 (2.70m)
Window to garden aspect, Suffolk white brick flooring, radiator
Frosted window to garden aspect, stone flooring, understair storage, suite comprising - low level WC, pedestal wash basin and bath with shower and a range of wall tiling
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 10'11 (3.55m) x 18'1 (5.77m)
Doors and three windows to garden aspects, large built in wall storage cupboard with shelving, electric fuse box. Kitchen comprising - a range of base level units and drawers with solid wood work surface above, double sink and drainer, glass cooker splash back with extractor and a built in dishwasher, space for further appliances.
Stairs to first floor
Window to garden aspect, original wooden floorboards, mullion window (exposed feature)
Bedroom 2 - 10'4 (3.16m) x 10'11 (3.34m)
Window to garden aspect, radiator
A step leading to further landing with built in shelved linen cupboard and doors to
Bedroom 3 - 10'1 (3.08m) x 8'5 (2.58m)
Velux window, original floorboards
Superb use of space comprising - corner low level WC, hand basin with unit below and heated towel rail
Bedroom 1 - 18'3 (5.56m) into bay x 10'7 (3.23m)
A bay window to the garden aspect with window seat and storage below, radiator, original floorboards and access to loft.
The main entrance to the property is accessed via a private driveway with electric gates (used by only one other property). From the driveway you access the property and gardens through a 5 bar gate which leads to a driveway providing parking for several vehicles. There is a second access through a further gate from Elmswell Road, although the current vendors use the primary entrance.
The grounds boast several outbuildings such as an open bay cart lodge, clay lump building, timber workshop and the large studio/annexe/workshop building. To the side of the timber workshop there is a lean-to housing the oil storage tank. The plot is enclosed by a mixture of mature hedging, fencing and walling.
The remainder of the garden is laid to lawns with heavily stocked shrub gardens, a vegetable garden, a shingled area immediately outside the garden room which is enclosed by an original brick wall with a pleasant 'cottage' arch leading to the front door. In all the gardens are approaching 0.75 acres (sts) and incorporate a well. Finally, there is an outside oil fired boiler and water softener housed separately to the side of the property.
Mains electric and water
Private sewage treatment plant (WPL)
Heating system served by Oil fired central heating