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5 Bedroom Detached House for sale in Sudbury

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  • Impressive Galleried Reception Hall & 34ft Landing
  • 23ft Long Triple Aspect Drawing Room with Contemporary Woodburning Stove
  • Bright Dining Room with Glass Doors From Sitting Room
  • 22ft x 13ft Excellent Triple Aspect Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility Room and Downstairs Cloakroom
  • 5 Double Bedrooms, 1 Designed as an Upstairs Lounge
  • 3 Shower/Bathrooms and Loft Studio Room
  • Integral Double Garage & Double Carport
  • Front Lawn and 122ft Drive with Excellent Parking
  • 125ft x 85ft Back Garden with Full Width Terrace - About 0.4 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 hill which leads from the lower part of the village up to main upper part with Stanstead Hall and the Church, which gives it wonderful views to the front and rear out across the undulating countryside of the River Glem valley.


Belle-Nor was built in 1976 of traditional cavity brick construction under an inter-locking tiled roof. It was designed specifically to take advantage of the south facing aspect down Stanstead Hill and all the main rooms look out on to this side giving exceptional levels of natural light. Included in the layout is a superb upstairs lounge with full length bay window and there is a balcony off the master bedroom suite with staircase down to the garden. In recent years the present owners have superbly updated the house and it is now presented in impeccable order throughout. There is a well fitted kitchen with an induction hob and granite work tops, large utility room and upstairs are three beautifully finished bathrooms. There is also a very useful loft studio room. There is a large integral garage plus a double car port and extensive parking on the long drive. The gardens are laid out for easy maintenance and are stocked with many roses, plants, and shrubs and a mature magnolia tree. Oil fired central heating is provided, and there are wood burning stoves in the drawing room and kitchen/breakfast room.



Galleried Reception Hall 16' x 12'6" (4.9m x 3.8m) A most impressive hall with wide uPVC patterned front door with matching glass screens either side and solid hardwood open tread staircase leading up to landing which is galleried on two sides looking down. Large window on the landing throwing light down. Superb parquet flooring, radiator and doors to the various rooms.

Drawing Room 23' x 14'6" (7m x 4.4m) A lovely bright triple aspect room with a pair of French doors and full length glazed screens either side to the rear opening on to the terrace and garden, window to the front looking down the drive with open countryside beyond and a pair of double sliding glass doors 9'opening looking through the Dining Room on to the garden. Central chimney breast with inset contemporary built-in Stovax wood burning stove with log recess alongside, slate hearth, radiator, polished hardwood parquet flooring.

Dining Room 15'6" x 13'6" (4.7m x 4.1m) Another bright room with full width and full height bay window across one side looking on to the terrace gardens and with fine country views beyond. Aforementioned glass sliding doors from the sitting room and useful serving hatch from the kitchen. Polished hardwood parquet flooring, radiator.

Downstairs Cloakroom 5'6" x 3'3" (1.6m x 1m) Leading off the hall with modern white low flush WC, wall mounted hand basin with side column mixer tap, glass & marble mosaic tiled splash back. Porcelain floor tiles, heated towel rail, small patterned glazed window.

Kitchen and Breakfast Room 22' x 13' (6.7m x 4m) A triple aspect room, divided into the kitchen and breakfast areas by a traditional red brick arch with a fireplace housing a Jotul cast iron wood burning stove. Kitchen area fitted with a comprehensive range of cream shaker style wall and base cupboards with brushed stainless steel handles. This includes base units, wall locker units, drawers and all with black granite working surfaces, upstands and windowsills. Comprehensively equipped with 1½ bowl black Blanco composite granite sink with stainless steel drainer and mixer tap. Touch control four ring Neff induction hob, and Neff electric multi-function oven and grill below. Spaces for full height fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Windows to the side and rear overlooking the gardens with country views beyond, fully glazed door through to the utility room. Breakfast room with a further window to the front overlooking the drive, with built-in dresser style wall and base units, and the whole room with large light grey porcelain floor tiles. Various LED ceiling and down lights.

Utility Room 14' x 9' (4.3m x 2.7m) With glazed doors from the kitchen and to the garden with a matching window to one side. Further range of cream wood grain base units to match the kitchen with charcoal laminate working surfaces and Perspex splash backs, 1½ bowl stainless steel laundry sink with mixer tap and spaces for washing machine, tumble dryer, larder freezer. Grant Vortex oil boiler supplying central heating and hot water and a useful range of fitted drying/airing cupboards with a radiator. Large light grey porcelain floor tiles, connecting door to the garage.


Galleried Landing 34' (10.3m) long overall. An unusually large landing, the centre of which is the galleried stairwell with a large window to the front and hardwood balustrade. Machined oak flooring, two radiators and at the far end by the Master Bedroom Suite door with a staircase up to the loft studio and a further small window. Deep airing cupboard with pressurised hot water cylinder and linen shelving.

Master Bedroom 1 17' x 15' (5.2m x 4.6m) A dual aspect room with a large window to the rear overlooking the side of the garden and with quite spectacular views out over fields with woodlands on the horizon. Two further high level windows to the front with country views opposite, two radiators. Recess with uPVC door out to the balcony and door to the en suite shower room.

Balcony 7' x 3'9" (2.1m x 1.1m) modern balcony with contemporary balustrade with glass panels, riven slate tiles and a steel staircase down to the garden. Space for two chairs to sit and enjoy the view!

En Suite Shower Room 1 13'3" x 8'6" (4m x 2.6m) With windows to the side and rear aspects both enjoying fabulous views over the gardens and countryside beyond. Superbly fitted with 1½ width walk-in shower with glass screen and rain shower head, feature wall with charcoal wall tiles and glass & marble mosaics. Low flush WC and contemporary wall mounted vanity unit with two storage drawers fitted with a counter top hand basin and column mixer tap, glass & marble mosaic tiled splash back. Chromium heated towel rail, light grey porcelain floor tiles. Small under stairs cupboard, LED down lights and LED extractor light above shower.

Family Bathroom 2 9'3" x 7' (2.8m x 2.1m) Beautifully fitted with a modern white suite comprising double ended bath with waterfall mixer tap and retractable hand held body spray with large polished travertine wall tiles with mosaic tiled band. Low flush WC, rectangular hand basin set into a modern vanity unit with column mixer tap and cupboards below, glass & marble mosaic tiled splash backs, mirror over the basin with touch control theatre lights, chromium heated towel rail, window to the front, LED down lights and extractor fan. Light grey Amtico floor tiles.

Family Shower Room 3 8' x 5'3" (2.4m x 1.6m) With double sized walk-in shower with glass screen and shower assembly with rain shower head plus hand held body spray. Low flush WC and rectangular hand basin fitted into vanity unit with column mixer tap and cupboards below. Large polished travertine wall tiles with mosaic tiled waist band in the shower recess and matching splash back behind the basin. Small window, chromium heated towel rail, light grey Amtico floor tiles. LED down lights and LED extractor light above shower.

Bedroom 2 14'6" x 12' (4.4m x 3.65m) With window to the rear overlooking the garden with views over the village roofscapes and countryside beyond, radiator, fitted cupboards comprising wardrobe, drawers and display shelves.

Bedroom 3 14'6" x 10'3" (4.4m x 3.1m) With window to the front overlooking the drive, garden and countryside beyond, radiator, a good range of fitted pine units comprising two double wardrobes with dressing space and high level cupboards above.

Bedroom 4 14' x 10' (4.25m x 2.65m) With window to the rear overlooking the garden with spectacular views beyond, built-in wardrobe cupboard with pine door and high level cupboard over, radiator.

Bedroom 5/Upstairs Lounge 15' x 14' (4.6m x 4.25m) A wonderful room designed as an upstairs lounge but also suitable as another bedroom. Full width and full height floor to ceiling bay window overlooking the gardens with spectacular views beyond of undulating fields and woodland in the distance. Radiator.


Loft Studio Room 12' x 10'9" (3.65m x 3.3m) With staircase up off the landing, dormer window to the rear with spectacular country views, woodgrain flooring and radiator. 6'9" ceiling height.



Integral Double Garage 18' deep x 19'6" wide (5.5m x 6m) A good integral garage with double width up and over door, lined ceiling and connecting door to the utility room, power and light connected.

Double Car Port 16'9" (5.1m) wide x 16' (4.9m) deep (right bay) 12'3" (3.7m) deep (left bay) Timber framed and weather boarded car port with tarmac base, a pair or doors through to the rear.

The Drive and Front Garden 122' deep x 55' wide (31m x 16.7m) From the road there is a wide opening with low timber paddock rail fencing on either side and this opens on to concrete hard standing for one car, with brick retaining wall. This opens on to a long kerb edged shingle drive leading right down to the garage at the far end and to the car port to the side of the house, giving extensive parking and turning space. Flower borders on either side and a raised front lawn with shrubs, rockery and flower beds. On the left hand boundary is a fence at first then brick retaining wall with alpine beds and fencing above. Gated access on either side of the house, on the right being through the car port.

The Main Gardens 125' x 85' (36.5m x 26m) including the house, the house stands well facing directly due south with a full width flagstone terrace, which has a low brick retaining wall and wide steps leading down to the main lawn. The lawns extend to the rear and round to the side with the neighbour boundaries being fenced and hedged and the rear boundary being a mature Photinia Red Robin hedge with a gate in the far corner. All around the edges are well stocked flower borders and there are four vegetable beds and a compost storage area at the side. Several specimen trees, and tucked beside the house is a rain water retrieval system with three water butts and the modern uPVC oil tank are screened by a bamboo screen. There is a path down the side of the house with stairs up to the balcony and a gate round to the front with a useful wheelie bin storage area.


SERVICES We are advised that mains water, electricity, drainage and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm.. 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 F, amount payable 2021/2022 £2,696.23.

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, and the house is about 100 yards up on the right hand side.

Property Ref: S12412


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