An impressive Grade II Listed thatched Suffolk farmhouse, in a secluded and peaceful rural setting.
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Believed to date from the 17th Century, Cousens Farm is a charming Grade II Listed timber-framed property set away from any near neighbours, enjoying an enviable position with uninterrupted views across the surrounding open countryside. Restored extensively by the current owners using traditional methods and materials, the property retains many period features throughout, including exposed beams, wide oak floorboards and original fireplaces, creating a flexible home ideal for modern life, whilst remaining conveniently located.
The ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming entrance leading to the comfortable sitting room and the formal dining room both featuring impressive inglenook fireplaces fitted with multi-fuel stoves. There is also a study and a cosy snug, while the spacious dual-aspect kitchen/breakfast room features tiled floor with underfloor heating, attractive wooden units, a central island and an Aga. A utility room, which also benefits from underfloor heating, is to the rear of the house and provides extra storage as well as direct access to the gardens and useful boot room area.
The first floor has five double bedrooms, arranged in two separate areas accessed by staircases at either end of the house. There are two family bathrooms, a generous principal bedroom, and one of the bedrooms has its own dressing room. The second floor provides two further double bedrooms.
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council Services: Oil-fired central heating. Private drainage. All other mains services are connected. Council Tax: Tax band F
This property has 2.19 acres of land.
The property is approached through a five-bar gate along a gravel driveway, which offers ample turning and parking space. From here access is provided to the garage, which has a separate workshop space to its rear. A further outbuilding beside the driveway houses a studio space, ideal for working from home.
There are delightful gardens surrounding the property, which are predominantly laid to lawn to the east of the house with paved and gravel terracing ideal for al fresco entertaining beside the house. There are also a variety of mature trees - including a well established fruit tree orchard of apple, pear, plum and cherry - shrubs and hedgerow which then open out to reveal the stunning countryside views beyond.
The property is nestled within a rural area of Mid Suffolk, surrounded by stunning countryside, on the outskirts of the village of Mickfield; the beautiful Suffolk Wildlife Trust 'Mickfield Meadow' is a short distance away. The village of Debenham, 4 miles away, has a primary school and well-regarded High School, as well as a wealth of local amenities, including a Co-op, post office, butchers, doctor's surgery and leisure centre. The nearby town of Stowmarket, is for more essential amenities and a mainline railway station with journey times to London Liverpool Street in approximately 90 minutes. The county town of Ipswich, 14 miles away, has an even greater variety of shops and cultural attractions. The Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is also easily accessed to the east.
Mickfield 0.7 miles, Debenham 3.6 miles, A14 6.8 miles, Stowmarket (trains to London in 90 minutes) 7.4 miles, Ipswich 14.2 miles.
From the A14 junction 51, take the A140 heading towards Norwich and after five miles, turn right, following the sign for Debenham and Mickfield. After a mile at the junction in Mickfield, turn left, and after three quarters of a mile, just after the road has turned to the right, you will find the property on your right-hand side.Read all
- Secluded & Peaceful setting
- Up to 7 Bedrooms
- 4 Reception rooms
- Outbuildings & Workshop
- Beautiful gardens & grounds
- In all about 2.19 acres
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