An impressive 16th Century Grade II Listed thatched Suffolk farmhouse, in a pretty, peaceful setting

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Believed to date from around the 1500s, Manor Farm House is a large and attractive timber-framed home with a thatched roof offering light-filled, flexible accommodation arranged over three floors. It has been sympathetically modernised to combine the amenities of modern living with period features including exposed wall and ceiling beams, casement windows and original fireplaces.

The ground floor accommodation briefly comprises a large sitting room with feature inglenook fireplace, a spacious dining room with feature open fireplace and double doors that lead to the garden room, which has a vaulted ceiling and two sets of French doors to the terrace and a large dual aspect study, ideal as a home office with feature inglenook fireplace with woodburner. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a spacious, recently remodelled, dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room with an adjoining fitted utility room, the kitchen providing a range of wall and floor units with wooden worktops, a range cooker, a door to the side aspect and a door to the garden room, the whole ground floor connecting to create an ideal family and entertaining space.

On the first floor the property provides a spacious dual aspect principal bedroom with feature fireplace and en suite shower room, a generous dual aspect bedroom, currently used as a study, a well-proportioned rear aspect bedroom and a modern family bathroom. The property’s two remaining bedrooms can be found on the second floor, both with exposed vaulted ceilings and one with an en suite bathroom.

Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council Services: Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected. Oil-fired central heating. Fibre broadband averaging 72mbps. Council Tax: Band F

This property has 0.52 acres of land.


The property is approached over a gravelled driveway offering parking for multiple vehicles with fine views over the church and giving access to the detached garage to the rear. The part-walled garden surrounds the property and is laid mainly to lawn with a variety of well-stocked flowerbeds, shrubs and trees and features a garden pond, numerous seating areas and a vegetable garden with raised beds. There is also a garden studio and a rear aspect paved terrace overlooking a parterre garden with fish pond, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining, the whole enjoying far-reaching views over surrounding countryside.


Thorndon is a charming village with a range of day-to-day amenities including a church, village hall, community shop and a village pub with a popular takeaway service. The property sits on the Heart of Suffolk cycle route and the Thornham Estate is only a few minutes from the village, providing over 12 miles of delightful country walks and a cosy café with an open fire for post-walk refreshments. The nearby historic market town of Eye has a diverse range of facilities including an 11th century castle and a comprehensive range of shops, cafés and restaurants. Slightly further afield, more extensive amenities are available in the market town of Diss as well as in Stowmarket and Ipswich. Recreational facilities in the wider area include sailing and fishing on the estuaries of the Deben, Orwell and Alde together with golf courses at Ufford, Ipswich and Aldeburgh. Communications links are excellent: the nearby A14 offers easy access to the A12, Ipswich and Suffolk Heritage Coast and a regular mainline train service runs from Diss station to London Liverpool Street.

The area offers an excellent selection of state schooling including Thorndon C of E VC Primary School in the village and Hartismere School (rated Outstanding by Ofsted) together with a range of noted independent schools including Framlingham College, Woodbridge, Ipswich, St. Joseph’s and Orwell Park and Ipswich High School.

Eye 3.0 miles, Diss 7.3 miles (mainline station London Liverpool Street 1 hour 30 minutes), Stowmarket 11.6 miles, Ipswich 18.1 miles, A14 (Jct. 50) 11.0 miles, London Stansted Airport 63.8 miles


Take the A14 north towards Cambridge and take the A140 slip road signposted Diss/Norwich/B1078. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto A140 and stay on this road for 8.6 miles. Turn right onto Thwaite Road, then after 0.4 mile turn left. After 1.4 miles bear right towards Stanwell Green then bear right onto The Street. Manor Farm House can be found on the right hand side, opposite the church.

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Other features

  • Grade II Listed thatched farmhouse
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 en suite bathrooms
  • Family bathroom
  • 4 receptions rooms
  • Recently remodelled kitchen/breakfast room
  • Double garage
  • Studio ideal for working from home
  • Beautiful established gardens
  • Countryside views
  • In all 0.52 acres

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Ref: IPS190008

Rishangles Road, Thorndon Eye Suffolk IP23

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Ref: IPS190008

Rishangles Road, Thorndon Eye Suffolk IP23

Guide Price