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5 Bedroom Detached House for sale in Sudbury

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  • 22ft Drawing Room with French Doors and Woodburning Stove
  • Dining Room with French Doors and Purpose Built Wine Cellar
  • Stunning 28ft Long Garden Room with Views Over Garden
  • 28ft Kitchen and Breakfast Room plus Utility Room
  • Downstairs Cloakroom and Inner Lobby
  • 5 Good Sized Bedrooms
  • 2 En Suites and Family Bathroom
  • Long Drive plus Double Garage with Electric Doors
  • Full Width Terrace, Workshop and Caged Vegetable Garden
  • 145ft long Main Garden plus Further 180ft x 150ft Meadow - Overall 1.5 Acres


Stanstead is a much favoured village set in the valley of the River Glem in between the market town of Sudbury and the cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds. The surrounding area contains some wonderful gently undulating countryside with many other historic villages including Long Melford and Lavenham. The village is divided into two parts, Lower Stanstead and Upper Stanstead, with wonderful Stanstead Hall, the parish church and many lovely period houses and cottages. Nearby Long Melford provides good local facilities together with many public houses, restaurants and doctors surgery, and both Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds provide excellent facilities and links by train to London and by road across to the M11 and Stansted Airport or the Newmarket/Cambridge corridor. The house is set on the edge of the lower part of the village on the hill which rises to the upper part and the Church.


Clevelands is one of four very large detached houses set particularly far back from the road opposite open fields and with countryside behind. The original developer built this house larger than the others as it was for his occupation and it has a much larger plot with the additional meadow behind. The present owners built a substantial extension on the property and added a stunning garden room and very useful basement wine cellar which would also make a perfect studio. There is a long front garden with impressive drive and providing plenty of parking and double garage with electric doors. To the rear is a beautiful sweeping formal garden leading to a bridge over a stream with another large meadow behind with an excellent insulated workshop (potential stable) and caged vegetable/fruit garden. To the rear are wonderful views of gently rising countryside and woodlands of the Glem Valley. The house is beautifully finished inside with a high standard of fixtures and fittings. Oil fired central heating is provided and there is a substantial solar panelling installation plus solar water heating and a rain water harvesting storage system.



Enclosed Porch 7' x 4' (2.1m x 1.2m) A good sized porch with uPVC panelled and coloured leaded light glazed front door with matching panels on either side, terracotta floor tiles and a splendid five panelled timber inner door with glazed screens on either side opening to the reception hall. Coat hanging hooks.

Galleried Reception Hall 19'6" x 9'9" (5.9m x 2.9m maximum) A Good sized hall with front door, multi-glazed doors to the various reception rooms, a useful under stairs cupboard and a turning staircase up to the landing which is galleried on three sides looking down. Large multi-glazed screen from the dining room giving extra light, stone effect floor tiles, radiator.

Drawing Room 22'3" x 15'6" (6.8m x 4.7m) A fine dual aspect room with two large windows to the front overlooking the garden, drive and fields beyond, and a pair of wide French doors with full length glazed screens on either side looking through the garden room straight down the garden. Chimney breast with inbuilt high efficiency convection log burning stove, Lakeland stone hearth, real oak floor boards, two radiators.

Dining Room 14' x 12'3" (4.3m x 3.7m) A multi-glazed screen giving light through from the reception hall and a pair of wide French doors looking through the garden room down the garden, real oak floor boards, two radiators.

Downstairs Cloakroom 6' x 4'3" (2.8m x 1.3m) Matching white Heritage style suite comprising low flush WC with wooden seat and pedestal hand basin, with traditional style taps, walls fully tiled in white with diamond floral highlights, Pugin style ceramic floor tiles, radiator, air exchanger.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 28'6" x 12' (8.7m x 3.65m) A double aspect room with a wide window above the sink looking down the garden and a further window in the breakfast area to the side. Additional light by multi-glazed doors in the reception hall, utility room and the side lobby leading through to the garden room. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of cream shaker style wall and base cupboards with wood grain trim and pewter effect handles, all with black granite working surfaces and red and cream country tiled splash backs. Comprehensively equipped with 110cm Rangemaster range cooker with six gas rings, two ovens, grill and a warming drawer, Villeroy and Bosch 1½ bowl porcelain sink with mixer tap, integrated Neff dishwasher and space for American style fridge/freezer. Units include glazed china cupboard and drawers and under pelmet lighting. Whole room with LED downlights, radiator, limestone style ceramic floor tiles, foot level hot air heating (off the main heating system).

Inner Lobby 4' x 4' (1.25m x 1.25m) linking the kitchen and the garden room with stairs down to the wine cellar.

Purpose Built Wine Cellar 13'6" x 12' (4.1m x 3.65m) Constructed at the same time as the extension. A purpose built wine cellar but also ideal as a basement study. With proper staircase leading down, terracotta floor tiles, LED downlights and wine racks on three sides. Plumbing ready for a radiator.

Utility Room 9'6" x 8'9" (2.9m x 2.65m) Fitted with a range of cream painted shaker style wall and base units, with beech wood block work tops and knobs. Large porcelain butler sink with drainer and mixer tap, plumbing/space for washing machine and dryer, Grant oil boiler supplying central heating and hot water. Connecting door to the garage and to the side of house.

Garden Room 28'3" x 13' (8.6m x 4m) A stunning room across the back of the house with a high half vaulted ceiling with two Velux windows and double glazed windows across the back and down one side overlooking the garden, four opening casements, and a pair of French doors in line with drawing room doors. Limestone flagstone style ceramic floor tiles with underfloor heating (off the main heating system).


Galleried Landing 18'6" x 10' (5.6m x 3.05m plus side lobby) A splendid landing, galleried on three sides looking down the stairwell and a large window to the front overlooking the front garden and open fields beyond, radiator. Airing cupboard with pressurised hot water cylinder and linen shelving.

Master Bedroom 1 17'6" x 17'6" (5.3m x 5.3m) A double aspect room at the front of the house with three diamond oriel leaded light windows with secondary glazing overlooking the front lawn with fields beyond and the drive to the side. Comprehensive range of cream coloured built-in bedroom furniture comprising three double wardrobes, over bed cupboards and bedside units, two radiators and door to :

En Suite Bathroom 1 10'3" x 8'3" (3.1m x 2.4m) With patterned glazed window to the side, matching Ideal Standard heritage style suite comprising double ended whirlpool bath with side taps, low flush WC with wooden seat, pedestal hand basin and a corner shower cubicle with glass door and built-in shower assembly. Walls fully tiled and two tone green and cream with roman waist height highlights, cream coloured ceramic floor tiles, electric underfloor heating, heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2 14'9" x 13' (4.6m x 3.95m plus door recess) with a window on one side enjoying fabulous views up the garden with fields and woodlands beyond. Radiator, door to :

En Suite Shower Room 9'6" x 6'9" (2.9m x 2.05m) Well fitted with a 1½ size shower cubicle in white with a glass door, built in power shower assembly, white low flush WC and pedestal hand basin with mixer tap. Integral heated towel/radiator. Contemporary grey ceramic wall tiling with wall lights and matching floor tiles, electric underfloor heating, double glazed window, downlights.

Bedroom 3 16'6" x 12'6" (5m x 3.8m) At the back of the house with two windows with views looking up the garden with fields and woodlands beyond. Two radiators.

Bedroom 4 13' x 12'3" (4m x 3.7m) With wide window to the rear with views looking up the garden with field and woodland beyond, radiator, built-in double wardrobe cupboard with louvre doors.

Bedroom 5/Study 7'6" x 9'6" (4.1m x 2.9m) Two windows to the front overlooking the front garden with field views beyond, two radiator, presently used as a study with a useful range of fitted shelving.

Family Bathroom 9'3" x 7' (2.8m x 2.1m) Matching white Ideal Standard suite comprising moulded bath with corner taps, low flush WC with wooden seat and pedestal hand basin, separate shower cubicle with built-in shower assembly with glass door. Tiled in pale yellow and cream with roman highlights and cream coloured ceramic floor tiles, electric underfloor heating, patterned glazed window to one side, heated towel rail.


Drive and Front Garden 86' deep x 70' wide (26m x 21.5m) The house stands exceptionally well back from the road with a useful lay-by outside providing additional parking. Along the front is a raised bed with some fine trimmed shrubs and pea shingle drive leads down the right hand side to the garage and a turning head with space for a number of cars. There is a lawned area to the right and on the left a lavender and rose border opening to a large lawn with further trimmed shrubs along the front of the house, to the left is a brick wall and wrought iron pedestrian gate and on the right a brick wall and a pair of double wrought iron gates giving access for tractor mowers etc and the potential to create vehicular access round to the rear.

Formal Back Garden 145' x 70'(44.5m x 21.5m) Running across the back of the house is a flagstone terrace which opens on to a sweeping lawn running down to the far end where there is a timber pergola, a greenhouse and a stream. There are a number of island beds stocked with a wonderful variety of plants and shrubs. In the centre is a further paved seating area and on the right is the store/summer house. There is a wide access way down the side of the house with a pair of wrought iron gates allowing good access for tractor mowers etc

Meadow Garden 180' x 150' (55m x 46m) A bridge leads over the stream to the second part of the garden with is laid out as a sweeping lawn with some fine specimen trees including oak, willow, scots pine, maple and mulberry. To one side is the large caged vegetable/fruit garden (39' x 19' 11.9m x 5.8m) 8ft high, with shed inside and there is a timber workshop. To the right is the double fence with the footpath and to the left and rear are post and rail dog fencing with trees and shrubs but parts left open to enjoy views over the gently rolling fields and woodlands beyond.


Double Garage with Electric Doors 17'6" x 18' (5.3m x 5.5m) A good sized garage with remote control electric roller up and over door, good ceiling height, two double glazed windows to the side and half double glazed back door with cat flap to the rear. Level concrete floor, power and light connected. Solar panel controls, electricity meter and trip switch, water softener.

Workshop (Stable) 24'6" x 13' (7.5m x 4m) A good modern timber framed building, fully insulated and lined inside with level concrete floor, double glazed window, door at one end and wide stable door at the other (for tractor mower) also ideal to convert into a stable. Full length built-in work bench, useful eaves storage space, power and lights.


SERVICES We are advised that mains water, electricity, drainage and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. Oil fired central with uPVC storage tank to the rear. Rain water harvesting system with underground tank and pump up to the loft supplying grey water for toilets etc. Solar water heating. Double insulation of solar panels (£19,000 + £5,000, producing around £3,100 per annum income) Outside lights, satellite dish. Please note we have not carried out a survey, nor tested the plumbing, heating, electrical and drainage systems. House purchasers are always advised to have a survey.

COUNCIL TAX Babergh District Council (Tel: ) advised Charge Band G, amount payable 2020/2021 £2,985.63.

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS & FIXTURES Freehold. Fitted carpets included. Full list provided with formal contracts.

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the vendor's agents, as above. From Long Melford take the Clare Road out of the village and take the first turning on the right signposted to Stanstead. Follow the road down to the floor of the Glem Valley and come into Lower Stanstead, turn right signposted to The Church and Upper Stanstead and pass the Community Centre on the right - the house is the third of four large properties on the right hand side.

Property Ref: s12386


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