Ipswich Suffolk IP7 Monks Eleigh

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Features at a glance

  • Idyllic situation
  • Principal Bedroom with en-suite
  • Five further bedrooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast room
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Formal Gardens with Pond and Moat
  • Stables, Paddocks and Arena
  • Barn with planning
  • About 8 acres

A substantial Grade II Listed period farmhouse with equestrian facilities and barns.

A substantial Grade II Listed period farmhouse offering a wealth of charm, with brilliant equestrian facilities, located in an idyllic position.

Located along a quiet country lane, elevated above the popular village of Monks Eleigh, and set in picturesque, part-moated gardens, the Manor is a wonderful period property which retains a wealth of period character and features throughout, including magnificent timbers, bressumer beams and mullion windows.

The entrance hall with York flagstone floor leads to the double aspect dining hall and triple aspect drawing room, both with impressive fireplaces, the former with an open fire and the latter with a superb wood burning stove and bressumer beam. Leading from the entrance hall to the rear of the property is a snug, office, downstairs cloakroom and the utility room.

Completing the downstairs accommodation is the generous kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, walk in pantry and the boot room. The first floor can be accessed via two separate staircases and features a principle bedroom with a south facing view, an en-suite cloakroom, original fireplace and impressive oak floorboards. There are also five further bedrooms, two family bathroom and a cloakroom.

Local Authority: Babergh District Council Services: Mains electricity, private water supply with filtration system, oil fired central heating, private drainage which does not comply. Council Tax: Band F

This property has 8.12 acres of land.


The property is set back from a quiet country lane, with access through a five-bar gate leading to a generous shingle parking and turning area, which lies between the traditional agricultural outbuildings and the principle house. There is a double car port/garage that connects to a plant room that houses the water filtration unit. Alongside the garage is a timber and pantiled stable with adjoining tack room, feed store, and small turn out yard. Behind these are six loose boxes (three of which face onto an enclosed yard) and a covered storage area. To the rear of the traditional barn is an attached pole barn with lean-to. There is also a large workshop with adjoining cart lodge. The formal gardens are located to the west and north of the house and are predominantly laid to lawn with flower beds, a vegetable garden with raised beds, mature planting and trees; of particular note is the beautiful moat. There are three paddocks, two of which are post and rail that are ideal for the equestrian enthusiast. In total the property offers just over 8 acres and it is the ideal property for those with animals or wishing to bring up a large family in the countryside.

Agents note Lapsed Listed Building Consent and Planning Permission for the Erection of a Single Storey Extension to the north of the kitchen was previously granted September 2018. The extension was for a link room, office, cloakroom and sitting room. DC/18/03625 and DC/18/03626. Further Planning Permission for Change of Use and Conversion of Agricultural Barn to form a Residential Annexe/Ancillary Accommodation. This was granted in July 2021. The conversion is for two bedrooms, bathroom and an open plan living area. DC/21/03673.

The vendor plans to take the newly built farm buildings with them and so are excluded from the sale, unless a buyer agrees a price to purchase them as separate negotiation.


The Manor is set in a quiet location in an elevated position above Monks Eleigh, a pretty and sought after village surrounded by undulating countryside. The village offers a public house, community shop, Post Office, Church and playing field. The Bildeston Health Centre is 3 miles away. Nearby lies the popular medieval village of Lavenham which offers a range of shopping and recreational facilities. The market towns of Hadleigh and Sudbury have further facilities including supermarkets. There are a number of good local primary schools in the area and well regarded independent schools including Old Buckenham Hall and Littlegarth School.

Rail services to London Liverpool Street from Colchester take approximately 51 minutes. An alternate commute is from Sudbury via Marks Tey.

Lavenham 3.8 miles, Hadleigh 6.2 miles, Sudbury train station 9.2 miles (London Liverpool Street 1hr 45 mins), Stowmarket 10.7 miles, A14 (Jct 44) 14.2 miles, Ipswich 15 miles, Bury St Edmunds 16 miles, London Stansted Airport 40 miles


From the A14, just to the west of Ipswich, take the exit at Junction 55 and join the A1214. Next take the left turn onto the A1071 and follow the road through the village of Hintlesham and to the north of Hadleigh. Take the right turn to join the A1141 and continue for approximately 4.6 miles to Monks Eleigh. Follow the corner around to the left to join The Street and take the first right turn to Church Hill, where the property will be found after a short distance on the right hand side.

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