Old Stoke Farmhouse - Thatched cottage in a pretty setting
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Old Stoke Farmhouse, at Battisford near Stowmarket is an historic, thatched home in a pretty setting.
This beautifully restored, Grade II listed home has a wealth of character, with exposed timbers, open fireplaces and oak flooring.
It had a new, reed thatch roof, in 2011.
The spacious, well-presented accommodation, includes an entrance hall, a sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, an office which has annexe potential, and a master bedroom suite of bedroom, dressing room and bathroom.
The master bedroom is an impressive room, and has a red brick inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam, a window to the rear and a large window to the side, with views over the pond.
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There are exposed timbers and wall lights and built-in oak wardrobes.
The en suite includes a white suite of roll-top bath with shower attachment, low level WC, anda pedestal wash hand basin and there is a large shower cubicle.
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On the first floor there is a galleried landing and a drawing room, two double bedrooms (one of which is en suite), and a family bathroom. There is also an attic bedroom on the second floor.
The drawing room, approximately 18ft 1ins by 15ft 6ins, has an exposed timber vaulted ceiling, a red brick inglenook fireplace with an oak bressumer and inset woodburning stove, a window to the front and a large mullion style window to the side with superb views.
There are original oak floorboards, some carved exposed timbers and a central light.
Outside there are mature gardens, well maintained, of approaching four acres, incorporating a large pond, paddocks and stables, a triple garage and plenty of off-road parking space.
Battisford is about four miles from both Stowmarket and Needham Market where there is plenty of shopping and mainline trains to London and Bury St Edmunds.