Halesworth Suffolk IP19 Laxfield Road, Cratfield

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  • 4
  • Freehold
  • E Energy Efficiency Rating
  • G Council Band
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Features at a glance

  • Handsome family home in a delightful rural setting
  • 6 bedrooms to main house
  • Large, spacious kitchen/breakfast room
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Separate 1 bedroom annexe
  • Large barn and carport
  • Stunning mature gardens
  • In all 1.5 acres

A handsome country house with annexe and barn set in an idyllic rural position between two villages.

Set in beautiful tranquil gardens and benefitting from sweeping panoramic views over the surrounding countryside to all aspects, Cratfield Lodge is a picturesque family home with an annexe.

Believed to date to the 16th century with the later editions that includes the fine Georgian fa├žade, the property is surprisingly unlisted. With many of its original features, this beautiful and well presented home has been updated and enhanced in recent years and most notable is the kitchen/breakfast room which has been opened up to create a larger entertaining spot for the whole family to gather.

To the ground floor is the dual aspect Sitting room and formal dining room, of the same square dimension each with fireplaces, the kitchen/breakfast room with ample space for kitchen dining, an aga, a pantry and access to the useful utility room and adjacent boot room, with doors opening out onto the terrace. There is also a cloakroom and further set of stairs that lead up to a study or guest bedroom from the kitchen. Completing the ground floor is also a drawing room or snug, ideal for less formal relaxing.

To the first floor are five bedrooms and three bathrooms; all of which enjoy stunning views over your gardens, grounds, and the countryside beyond.

The annexe has one bedroom and an open plan kitchen/living area and is completely detached from the house. it is the ideal spot to host guests.

Local Authority: East Suffolk District Council. Services: Mains electricity and water. Private drainage system which we understand from the vendors, does comply with the relevant regulations. Oil-fired central heating. Council Tax: Band G. Tenure: Freehold.

This property has 1.5 acres of land.


Cratfield Lodge is approached from the lane over a gravel drive which leads around a turning circle to the front of the house, and down the side of the house to the garaging and carport. The property is set centrally in mature gardens and grounds, boasting an array of versatile outbuildings set around a courtyard radiating a French farmyard feel. Among the outbuildings is a fine listed 16th century barn. The gardens are interspersed with flower beds, shrubberies and numerous mature trees amongst the sweeping lawns and some areas laid to wild flower meadows. There is also a most attractive pond and moat. Beyond the formal garden lies a small field and vegetable garden which is within an orchard.


Cratfield Lodge lies midway between two villages, Cratfield and Laxfield. Laxfield, the larger of the two, contains a good range of local facilities including a general store and post office as well as a museum, two pubs, historic parish church and primary school, the property is also within easy reach of renowned public schools such as St Felix in Southwold, Framlingham College and Prep School and Woodbridge School. Excellent state schooling is available at Stradbroke High School and Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham.

Framlingham itself is just 8.7 miles away, and is well known for its fine 12th century castle, Framlingham has been described as one of the most attractive market towns in the country.


On the A12 going north, take the exit towards Framlingham, Wickham Market, then turn left onto B1078 and continue for 5.3 miles. At the roundabout turn left and continue for another 2.7 miles and turn right and then immediately left. Continue straight for 4.1 miles, then turn left then immediately right Onto Cake Street. After 1.2 miles, at the junction, turn left and continue for another 0.4 miles and the property can be found on your right-hand side.

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