An exceptional Georgian manor house
Little Haugh Hall is a stunning residential estate situated in a peaceful yet highly accessible location in West Suffolk. The magnificent manor house is approached over a drive that winds through parkland and over a 17th Century bridge culminating in front of the main eastern façade to the Hall. The Hall benefits from stunning vistas either over the extensive gardens or the parkland with its Folly or the lake. The Hall sits at the centre of 158 acres of parkland, woodland and farm land affording not only privacy and protection but also a most attractive back drop.
Little Haugh Hall is an outstanding example of a late Georgian manor house, is Listed Grade II* and originates from the early 18th Century. It was largely remodelled in c.1830 so now presents striking late Georgian façades on three sides. The facades are a mixture of stucco and brick with a shallow pitched slate roof, all with large sash windows affording a wonderfully light interior for the beautifully proportioned rooms. The interior of the house bears more influence to its 18th century origins with the magnificent carved staircase with its painted domed ceiling and there are ornate carved fireplaces and decorative plaster ceilings in many of the reception rooms. The house has been considerably re- configured, refurbished and modernised during the last 20 years and has a fully integrated digital audio and communication system so it now provides spacious, light and airy accommodation suitable for modern living and large scale entertaining.
Cottage Wing- Adjoining the northern end of the house is the well-appointed, self-contained Cottage Wing, ideal for a family member, that is linked to the Hall.
This property has 162 acres of land.
Gardens -The extensive gardens surround the Hall and complement it superbly. They principally comprise terraced lawns bordered by ha-ha along the southern boundary with the park, and intersected by herbaceous borders.
The Stables- The former stables, located within 75m of the Hall, have been imaginatively converted for large scale entertaining and can be used for private or corporate events without disturbing the Hall.
Outbuildings- These comprise mainly former period farm buildings that are now used for purposes ancillary to the main house.
Grounds- The grounds to the Hall comprise 60 acres of mature parkland and woodland befitting of Little Haugh Hall. They comprise beautiful areas of parkland, lake and mature woodland that was designed and planted in 18th Century and is stocked by magnificent fully mature Oak trees. This provides some wonderful vistas from the Hall particularly towards the classically constructed Folly (2002), the 2-acre lake and the extensive daffodil arboretum area which provides early spring colour.
Lodge Cottage- The 3- bedroom Lodge Cottage is attractively situated overlooking the park by the main gates at the head of the drive and backs onto mature woodland. The house faces south and sits at the centre of its 1/2 acre garden and benefits from a recently added double garage with a loft above.
Traditional flint barn- An attractive period barn with consent for conversion to 2 residential suites.
Airstrip, Hangars and Farmland- A rare extravagance is a well-established pair of 750+m airstrips on farmland to the west of the house, serviced by 2 hangars.
Conservation land with consent for 10 holiday lodges - On the north eastern fringes of the estate is an area of lakes, woodland and rough pasture that have recently obtained consent for 10 holiday lodges around the freshly dredged lakes.
Local amenities are provided at the nearby village of Norton (1/2 mile) with a garage / convenience store and a public house. A broader range of amenities can be found in the nearby villages of Woolpit (3 miles) and Ixworth (4 miles) as well as a number of popular hostelries in the nearby villages. The cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds has a full range of shops and boutiques, cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Little Haugh Hall is located in an accessible part of East Anglia. The A14 is 2.5 miles and provides dual carriage way connections to the national motorway network. London Stansted Airport is 57 miles and Cambridge City Airport is 36 miles. There are regular rail services to Liverpool Street and Kings Cross Stations in London from both Cambridge and Audley End.
The area is well served by independent schools including Culford School and Ipswich School as well as South Lee and Old Buckenham Hall prep schools. In Cambridge there are The Leys and The Perse public schools along with St Faiths and St Johns preparatory schools.
From South, East and West - Little Haugh Hall and the village of Norton is best approached from the A14 dual carriageway, leaving at Woolpit (J47) and take A1088 North towards Ixworth. After about 2 miles is the village of Norton, continue through it for about a further mile and the brick flanked entrance can be found opposite Halls Lane on the left hand side.
From the North - Head towards Ixworth on either A143 (from Diss and Norwich) or on A1088 (from Thetford and the A11) and then take the A1088 towards Woolpit, Stowmarket and Ipswich. Proceed for about 2.5 miles and the brick flanked entrance to the Hall can be found on the right hand side opposite Halls Lane soon after entering the village.
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